General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises

General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises
2812 Opryland Nashville, TN 37214
1-800-987-9852  
Detail The cruise lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
Detail The cruise price includes a meal and beverage.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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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 whichever 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!

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About the Showboat


The 'Gen Jack' 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. 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 on this beloved vessel. 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. 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.

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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 Southern Homecoming Show


Every Sunday, a live band impresses with their Southern Homecoming 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 artists who are featured in this show include Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, and Tim McGraw. 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, these 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.
 

General Jackson Showboat Midday Lunch Cruise
Available 9/17/2019 until 11/10/2019 View Detailed Schedule
Take the 2.5-hour General Jackson Showboat Midday Lunch Cruise for an afternoon of entertainment along with a delicious buffet lunch! Enjoy the amazing music during the Taste of Tennessee show while cruising along the Cumberland River and tasting a mouth-watering Southern-style buffet prepared by the General Jackson's very own sous chef.
General Jackson Showboat Evening Dinner Cruise
Available 9/16/2019 until 11/9/2019 View Detailed Schedule
The three-hour General Jackson Evening Dinner Cruise allows you to spend the evening in the Victorian Dinner Theatre of the General Jackson Showboat while enjoying a delicious dinner. Sail along the Cumberland River under the Tennessee night sky, and after your fabulous dinner, you can sit back and enjoy the live production, Music City Nights.
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Barbara LaBare
MD
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"This was the best by far."
This was the best by far. We were seated at table #2 which was right by the corner of the stage. We got to see the entire show without anyone being in front of us and it was great. The entertainment was great and the dinner was fantastic. This was a special trip for my nephew who has been in a wheel chair since birth. He is now 42 years old and this was his first visit to tennessee. I wanted to do something special for him while we were there since his parents gave him the trip as a christmas present. I could not have asked for a better time nor could he. It was a surprise up until 10 minutes before we pulled into the parking lot. He had no clue what we were doing. So from the mongeau and labare family, thank you for making that day special for him.
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Betty Inmon
Ohio
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"Would recommend this experience to all and hope that it will become your family tradition."
The general jackson cruise at christmas has been a family tradition for the last several years. We are hoping to be there again this year. I love to see the glow on my daughter's face when we board the boat. We have never left the boat without the christmas love and full bellies from the show. The food is always wonderful and my two grandsons are always ready to eat. Would recommend this experience to all and hope that it will become your family tradition.
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Lori Rowell
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"The show was fabulous."
The show was fabulous. The service was amazing. And the food was ok. Not sure what i was expecting, but i didn't’t leave hungry. It was a bit crowded in the dining room so my advice is to go to the restroom and get your drinks before you get seated. The servers will get your drinks for you if you’d like. The stage was small but the cast used it well. Not boring at all.
Tip: Enjoy!!!
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Heather Roark
NJ
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"This was an amazing event to go to"
This was an amazing event to go to. The food was delicious and the show was absolutely out of this world. I definitely suggest sitting through the entire show before roaming the boat since you have plenty of time after the show's done. The singers are very polite and let you take pictures with them at the end and then they have an amazing second show up on the top of the boat afterwards that is comical and fun. Definitely recommend doing this.
Frequently Asked Questions for General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises:
  • What type of parking do you have?
    Parking is free.
  • Approximately how long are the cruises?
    The entire experience is approximately 2.5 hours long.
  • How many decks or levels are there aboard the boat?
    The boat has four decks.
  • What lake or river does the boat cruise on?
    The boat 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.
General Jackson Showboat Midday Lunch Cruise
Take the 2.5-hour General Jackson Showboat Midday Lunch Cruise for an afternoon of entertainment along with a delicious buffet lunch! Enjoy the amazing music during the Taste of Tennessee show while cruising along the Cumberland River and tasting a mouth-watering Southern-style buffet prepared by the General Jackson's very own sous chef.
General Jackson Showboat Evening Christmas Dinner Cruise
Enjoy a fantastic evening during the holidays. With some festive cheer, you'll be able to have an amazing evening upon the General Jackson Showboat Evening Christmas Dinner Cruise!
General Jackson Showboat Midday Christmas Lunch Cruise
Celebrate the holidays with the General Jackson Showboat Midday Christmas Lunch Cruise.
General Jackson Showboat Evening Dinner Cruise
The three-hour General Jackson Evening Dinner Cruise allows you to spend the evening in the Victorian Dinner Theatre of the General Jackson Showboat while enjoying a delicious dinner. Sail along the Cumberland River under the Tennessee night sky, and after your fabulous dinner, you can sit back and enjoy the live production, Music City Nights.
General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises Schedule
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Take the 2.5-hour General Jackson Showboat Midday Lunch Cruise for an afternoon of entertainment along with a delicious buffet lunch! Enjoy the amazing music during the Taste of Tennessee show while cruising along the Cumberland River and tasting a mouth-watering Southern-style buffet prepared by the General Jackson's very own sous chef.
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The three-hour General Jackson Evening Dinner Cruise allows you to spend the evening in the Victorian Dinner Theatre of the General Jackson Showboat while enjoying a delicious dinner. Sail along the Cumberland River under the Tennessee night sky, and after your fabulous dinner, you can sit back and enjoy the live production, Music City Nights.
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Buffet-Style Midday Lunch Cruise Menu

Buffet-Style Midday Lunch Cruise Menu

Salads

  • Romaine & Iceberg: Garlic Croutons, Diced Cheeses, Red & Yellow Grape Tomatoes, Heirloom Carrots, Buttermilk Ranch
  • Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

Entrees

  • Pork Shoulder: Hickory Pit-Smoked, Dry Rub with Tennessee Whiskey BBQ Sauce
  • Southern Fried Chicken: Buttermilk Brine & Shallow Fried

Selection of Sides

  • Baked Mac 'N Cheese
  • Brown Sugar Baked Beans
  • Chef's Seasonally Inspired Vegetables

Dessert

  • Seasonal Fruit Cobbler with Caramel & Vanilla Creme Sauce

Fresh Baked Rolls

Tea, Coffee, Decaf Coffee

Menus are subject to change without notice.

Evening Cruise Plated Dinner Menu

Salad

  • Romaine and Spinach with garlic croutons, cheddar-cheese curd, red & yellow grape tomatoes, radish served with buttermilk ranch

Entree

  • Florentine stuffed chicken with sauteed spinach, garlic, herbs, Boursin and Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Yukon gold potatoes with shallot butter
  • Broccolini with garlic cheddar gratin

Dessert

  • Chocolate Cake with Caramel & Vanilla Creme Anglaise

Tea, Coffee & Decaf Coffee

Menu subject to change without notice.

Southern Homecoming Menu

Salads

  • Romaine and iceberg with garlic croutons, diced cheeses, red & yellow grape tomatoes, heirloom carrots and buttermilk ranch
  • Old-fashioned potato salad

Entrees

  • Hickory pit-smoked pork shoulder with dry rub seasoning and Tennessee Whiskey BBQ sauce
  • Shallow-fried Southern fried chicken with buttermilk brine

Sides

  • Baked mac 'n cheese
  • Slow-simmered baked beans with brown sugar
  • Chef's seasonally-inspired vegetables

Dessert

  • Seasonal fruit cobbler with cinnamon streusal topping, caramel and vanilla cream sauce

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