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General Jackson Showboat Nashville Lunch & Dinner Cruises

General Jackson Showboat Nashville Lunch & Dinner Cruises
(4.4) Based on 2513 reviews
2812 Opryland Nashville, TN 37214
1-800-987-9852    Chat Now  
Detail The General Jackson dinner cruise lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
Detail The cruise price includes a meal and non-alcoholic beverage.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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General Jackson Showboat Nashville Lunch & Dinner Cruises
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Had a great time on the General Jackson Dave and Bob and the show after lunch were terrific! Enjoyed the scenery during the cruise.XYZDarleen Butters - Durham, NcHad a great time on the General Jackson Dave and Bob and the show after lunch were terrific! Enjoyed the scenery during the cruise.XYZDarleen Butters - Durham, NcHad a great time on the General Jackson Dave and Bob and the show after lunch were terrific! Enjoyed the scenery during the cruise.XYZDarleen Butters - Durham, NcHad a great time on the General Jackson Dave and Bob and the show after lunch were terrific! Enjoyed the scenery during the cruise.XYZDarleen Butters - Durham, Nc

A General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise provides an amazing adventure to those visiting Nashville, TN. This famous paddlewheel riverboat takes guests via the Cumberland River to view the Nashville skyline to enjoy a relaxing cruise, live stage show, and delicious dinner. Whether you are celebrating a date night, birthday, or just want to get in some sightseeing during your Music City vacation, it is a must-have addition to your itinerary.

The Cumberland River is a gorgeous and historic waterway winding throughout Nashville. On whichever trip you choose, you will be able to see some of the most glorious sights in Nashville from a unique perspective. The showboat is equipped with amazing ways to see everything, including balconies 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 Nashville skyline scenery on this cruise tour, and don't forget to bring your camera to snap a few pictures along the way!

About the General Jackson Showboat

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The General Jackson is one of the largest Nashville boat and river 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. It is named after the first steamboat to travel in Nashville in 1817. Thousands of people have enjoyed this famous attraction, which is famous for its stately design and special event cruises, drawing in thousands of travelers every year to view its entertainment options. The boat itself has a lot of stunning features, with a length of 274 feet and a towering height of 55 feet, massive decks, and stunning views.

The Nashville river boat can carry up to 1,037 passengers and 135 crew at a time during max capacity. It also features one of the largest paddlewheels that is 36 feet long and 24 feet in diameter. Just the paddlewheel weighs 36,000 pounds! This massive boat 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 riverboat. Additionally, the beautiful General Jackson Showboat is wheelchair accessible and gives a neat way to explore the Nashville downtown area.
The stunning Nashville landscape views aren't the only great thing about a ride on this beloved vessel. As you take a relaxing trip along Nashville's Cumberland River, you can enjoy live orchestra entertainment. Chill out on the main deck and enjoy all of the General Jackson Showboat’s Nashville views. 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 band plays on each Nashville dinner cruise, so there is always something new and fun going on.

About Tennessee Legends Show on the General Jackson Nashville River Cruises

This show is featured on the midday cruise. Tennessee Legends is a fantastic musical journey which allows guests to experience some of their favorite songs in a memorable way while enjoying a traditional southern meal. From East Tennessee to Nashville’s Music City to the soulful sounds from Memphis, many of the top musical entertainers of all time call Tennessee home. Hear Smoky Mountain stories from country music’s greatest living legend, Dolly Parton to the sounds of Nashville’s legendary Grand Ole Opry stars to the classics from one of the greatest artists of all time, Memphis’ own Elvis Presley. With guitars, fiddles, and voices ringing, Tennessee Legends is a can’t-miss musical treat. The performers are extremely talented and energetic, creating an explosive performance full of awesome live music and fun for all ages.

About Rollin’ on the River


Rollin’ on the River is a brand new evening cruise show, celebrating the music from some of America’s iconic river towns. The musical journey begins way down yonder at the mouth of the Mississippi in New Orleans where we’ll be playing jazz & swing favorites like “Jump, Jive and Wail” and “When the Saints Go Marching” in”. Next, roll down the river to Memphis to enjoy a little blues, soul and R&B with number one songs such as “Soul Man” and “Respect” along with a medley of Sun Record artists like Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and of course, the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. The final stop around the riverbend takes you to The Music City–Nashville, Tennessee, where you’ll celebrate the city’s early music roots, the incredible songs and stars of the 1990’s and finish with the sounds of today’s country music headliners. A magnificent, 8-piece showband fronts five of Nashville’s finest singers supported by dazzling costumes, dynamic choreography and a spectacular visual multimedia and light display.

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With tons of viewing space, these themed Nashville cruises offer amazing shows, a good time, mouth-watering food, and an energy that is totally unparalleled by any other boat adventure in the South. Be sure to climb aboard and enjoy live entertainment and downtown sightseeing the next time you visit Music City by booking your General Jackson Showboat tickets today. Whether you want to take an hour cruise, lunch cruise, evening dinner cruise, or just want to get out and see Nashville Tennessee on the river, these cruises offer amazing opportunities for adventures. Be sure to book your hotel lodging to the Gaylord Opryland Resort, go shopping at the Opry Mills Mall, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum or get tickets to see the Grand Ole Opry. Regardless of what you do, you're bound to have a blast on your trip to Nashville! Be sure to book a great Nashville hotel in the area. jackson general general jackson's music city queen riverboat nashville tngeneral jackson showboat seating chart gen jackson boat general jackson seating chart

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General Jackson Showboat Midday Lunch Cruise
Available Now until 11/12/2023 View Detailed Schedule
Take this 2.5 hour trip for an afternoon of entertainment along with a delicious lunch! Enjoy the amazing music during the Tennessee Legends show while cruising along the Cumberland River and tasting a mouth-watering Southern-style plated lunch prepared by the boat's very own sous chef.
General Jackson Showboat Evening Dinner Cruise
Available Now until 11/11/2023 View Detailed Schedule
This three-hour option allows you to spend the evening in the Victorian Dinner Theatre 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, Rollin' on the River.
Reviews
 4.4   |    2513 reviews
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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.
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Lori Rowell
MS
Verified Traveler

"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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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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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.
Frequently Asked Questions for General Jackson Showboat Nashville Lunch & Dinner Cruises:
  • What type of parking do you have?
    The General Jackson shares a parking lot with Opry Mills and there is no charge for parking.
  • 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.
  • What is the policy in case of inclement weather?
    The boat makes an effort to always sail even during weather-related instances in which the boat may be delayed.
  • Does General Jackson Showboat Nashville Lunch & Dinner Cruises feature a bar?
    Yes, there is a full-service bar on deck for all your favorite alcoholic drinks.
  • Are alcoholic beverages served at General Jackson Showboat Nashville Lunch & Dinner Cruises?
    Yes, there is a full-service bar.
  • Is the boat air-conditioned?
    Yes, the interior of the boat is air conditioned.
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Plated Midday Lunch Cruise

Plated Midday Lunch Cruise

Plated Salad
Iceberg Lettuce Blend, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Roasted Corn, Black-Eyed Peas, Toasted Pecans, Creamy House Dressing

Entree
Roasted French Cut Chicken Breast
Sweet Tea Brine, House Spices, Chicken Demi-Glace

White Cheddar Mac & Cheese Gratin
Garlic and Herb Parmesan Crust

Spring Green Beans
Crispy Fried Shallots, Roasted Pimentos

Dessert
Wild Blueberry Crumb Cake with Oat & Honey Streusel & Lemon Custard Cream

Honey Butter Soft Rolls

Tea, Coffee, Decaf Coffee

Evening Cruise Plated Dinner Menu

Plated Salad
Iceberg Lettuce Blend, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Roasted Corn, Black-Eyed Peas, Toasted Pecans, Creamy House Dressing

Entree
Braised Short Rib
Merlot Demi Gravy

Roasted French Cut Chicken Breast
Sweet Tea Brine, House Spices, Chicken Demi-Glace

White Cheddar Mac & Cheese Gratin
Garlic and Herb Parmesan Crust

Spring Green Beans
Crispy Fried Shallots, Roasted Pimentos

Dessert
Wild Blueberry Crumb Cake with Oat & Honey Streusel & Lemon Custard Cream

Honey Butter Soft Rolls

Tea, Coffee, Decaf Coffee

Vegetarian Menu

Please mention at time of reservation. Vegetarian menus, while change each night, are often the same menu as the regular cruise minus the meat. They often include a pasta dish with additional vegetables. 

*subject to change. 


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