General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises
The General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises provide an amazing adventure to those visiting Nashville, TN. This famous cruise ship takes guests to view the beautiful Cumberland River to see the waterside of downtown Nashville and its gorgeous hotels, and enjoy a relaxing cruise and delicious dinner. Whether you are celebrating a date night, birthday, or just want to get in some sightseeing during your Music City vacation, this cruise is a must-have addition to your itinerary.
The Cumberland River is a gorgeous and historic waterway winding throughout Nashville. On the General Jackson Cruise you choose, you will be able to see some of the most glorious sights in Nashville from a unique perspective. The paddle wheel is equipped with amazing ways to see everything, including a balcony and outside decks which allow for beautiful panoramic views of the towering skyscrapers and sparkling lights of the city. During warmer months, you may capture sight of local wildlife as well such as fish and birds. Soak in the fresh air and the unforgettable scenery on this cruise, and don’t forget to bring your camera to snap a few pictures along the way!
About the Showboat
The General Jackson Showboat is one of the largest showboat cruises in the country and its dock is found on the Cumberland River. Having launched its cruises in 1985, it has provided quality entertainment, live music, and fun to visitors for more than three decades. Thousands of people have enjoyed this famous attraction. The boat itself has a lot of stunning features, with a length of 274 feet and a towering height of 55 feet. The boat can carry up to 1,037 passengers and 135 crew at a time during max capacity. It also features a paddle wheel that is 36 feet long and 24 feet in diameter. Just the paddle wheel weighs 36,000 pounds! This massive showboat has a total weight of 1,489 tons (1,489,000 pounds). It travels at an average speed of approximately 5 - 8 miles per hour. The boat is comprised of four decks, which hold features such as the Heritage Hall, a gift shop, the Victorian Theater with a sit down dining area and comfortable seating, balconies, and tons of outside viewing opportunities. If you are wanting to enjoy a completely unique experience, make sure to board this fantastic showboat.
The views aren’t the only great thing about a cruise in the General Jackson Showboat. As you take a relaxing trip along the Cumberland River, you can enjoy live entertainment. This massive showboat is home to fantastic shows to entertain and delight guests of all ages. These shows take place at the center of the boat in the amazing Victorian Theater. This theater boasts two stories and balcony views for an unforgettable experience. A different show plays on each cruise, so there is always something new and fun going on.
About the Taste of Tennessee Show
This show is featured on the midday cruise on the General Jackson. The Taste of Tennessee is a fantastic musical journey which allows guests to experience some of their favorite songs in a memorable way. Each song and genre pay homage to the extensive musical influence that Tennessee has had on the country. During the first part of this show, guests can toe-tap along with bluegrass music featuring favorites such as “Fox on the Run” and “Orange Blossom Special”. Other genres that are displayed include contemporary and traditional country, Memphis R&B and blues, and of course a tribute to the one and only Elvis Presley. The performers are extremely talented and energetic, creating an explosive performance full of awesome music and fun for all ages. This show’s menu features salads, hickory pit-smoked and dry rubbed pork shoulder with Tennessee Whiskey BBQ sauce, buttermilk brined Southern-fried chicken, and sides such as baked mac’n’cheese and brown sugar baked beans. Top it all off with a delicious seasonal fruit cobbler.
About the Music City Nights Show
The Music City Nights Show takes place on the evening cruises. This show displays the most amazing genres and stylings that Nashville has had a hand in creating. Sing along with some of your favorites from genres like country music, blues, rockabilly, southern rock, and soul music. The show pays homage to the shows that made Tennessee famous such as the Grand Ole Opry and the dive bars at Honky Tonk Row. Not only does the show allow guests to hear some amazing music, but they also put on an unforgettable production. The show utilizes state-of-the-art sound, beautiful costumes, a live band alongside six rising music stars, choreography, and musical arrangements that will have you in awe. The show lasts approximately one hour and also includes a delicious meal. Guests can sink their teeth into crisp salads, Florentine-stuffed chicken, Yukon gold potatoes, broccolini with garlic cheddar gratin, and top it all off with a chocolate cake with caramel and vanilla anglaise.
About the Sunday in the South Show
Every Sunday, the General Jackson Showboat impresses with their Sunday in the South Show. This live entertainment show displays the best of Sunday music including Southern Gospel favorites and country music hits performed at the expansive theatre. Just a few of the songs featured in this performance include “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”, “Down by the Riverside”, and “Dixieland Delight”. During your meal, you’ll be able to listen to “Chicken Fried”, and “Where I Come From” to celebrate modern country stars. Once you are finished eating, top off your musical journey with classic anthems like “Country Roads” and “That’s What I Like About the South” and gospel hits such as “This Is Amazing Grace” and “Nothing is Impossible”. Each song is accompanied by a talented live band. The meal served during this show features fresh salads, hickory pit-smoked shoulder, Southern fried chicken, delicious southern-style sides, and a seasonal fruit cobbler for dessert.
With tons of viewing space, these themed cruises offer amazing shows, a good time, mouth-watering food, and an energy that is totally unparalleled by any other showboat in the South, the General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises are experiences that you do not want to miss out on. Whether you want to embark upon a lunch or dinner cruise, be sure to climb aboard the showboat and enjoy live entertainment and downtown sightseeing the next time you visit Music City by booking your tickets today.
- What type of seating does General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises have?
The General Jackson has General Admission seating.
- What type of parking do you have?
Parking is free.
- Approximately how long is General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises?
The entire experience is approximately 2.5 hours long.
- How many decks or levels are there aboard the General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises?
The General Jackson has four decks.
- What lake or river does the General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises cruise on?
The General Jackson sails on the Cumberland River.
- How many passengers does the boat hold?
The boat holds 1,037 passengers along with 135 crew members.
- What is the dress code?
Casual dress for all cruises. Shirts and shoes are required to be worn at all times. No halter top or bathing suit tops are allowed.