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Belle of Louisville Riverboats

401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
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Great River Ride, Interesting View, Great Photo Ops

The wife and I took a cruise on the Belle of Louisville and what a joyful experience it was... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
DrMarc9491
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Franklin, Kentucky
Nice way to spend an afternoon

We made our reservations on a Thursday for Saturday cruise because we were watching the weather... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
PPIEW7
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Louisville, Kentucky
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The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi River style steamboat in the world. She and her sister vessel, the Mary M. Miller riverboat offer river cruises perfect for all ages. We offer cruises nearly year-round, and have special events throughout the season. The Mary M. Miller replaced the Spirit of Jefferson in July of 2017. She is named after the First Female Steamboat Captain. The Mary M Miller is not a steamboat but she does have a paddlewheel. She is climate controlled and has 2 indoor decks and a top deck under cover but open air.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“dinner cruise” (40 reviews)
“paddle wheel” (15 reviews)
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401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
Central Business District

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

The wife and I took a cruise on the Belle of Louisville and what a joyful experience it was. Boarding was made easy by a well trained staff, seating on the deck was comfortable and the ride was smooth as glass. The sights of the...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We made our reservations on a Thursday for Saturday cruise because we were watching the weather. All the window tables were sold out, a little bit of disappointment at first. The day was foggy and overcast and a bit chilly but we were up for...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We took a river boat tour for Father's Day in June. We had so much fun. The menu was BBQ and even though I am not much on BBQ the food turned out to be excellent. The crowd was a happy group and it made...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Such a good trip. We walked past the boat and realized it was leaving for a tour in ten minutes, so bought a ticket ( we couldn't have lunch as it was fully booked but there was food and drink available to buy) Luckily the...More

Thank loveUllapool
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

The Belle of Louisville is worth a trip simply because of its history. It has been around for a long, long time. And it is really steam powered, and really runs with a paddlewheel. You actually travel the Ohio River as it was done 100...More

Thank Martin R
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Spent 2 hours on Mary M Miller very nice boat and buffet was good. But now what needs to be worked on. The DJ had no knowledge of the river, he read from a script that seemed like it came from Wikipedia. Visitors learned that...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

you can either a lunch tour or sight seeing tour great to take a couple of hours to relax they have a bar if you wish to hale a drink

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I thought online info was confusing so I called - lovely ladies helping and solid recommendations. We opted for the tour with no dinner, grabbed a bite in town beforehand. Good selection of drinks with branded alcohol, and bartenders are great. But get your souvenir...More

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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

thank you for riding the cruise, we are sorry the music was to loud we ill talk to the Dj about it. thank you for the review

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Pick a good-weather day and enjoy the breeze on the Ohio River. There is a narration of the history of boat building and commerce on the river that made Louisville great! Even if the weather turns, there is room inside. The crew is friendly and...More

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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

we are glad you enjoyed the cruise. Sitting back on a riverboat enjoying the breeze is a great way to enjoy a day or evening. Please visit us again. Thank you

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Belle of Louisville carried a whole group of convention attendees out for a night of beautiful skyline scenery, fun entertainment, and relaxing evening. There was a dance floor with a DJ and open bar with soft drinks and water free provided. They took us...More

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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

thank oyu for cruising with us. we are glad you enjoyed your cruise

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Betty W
24 February 2018|
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Response from Martin R | Reviewed this property |
The Galt House hotel, an iconic property right on the river. The Belle of Louisville dock is directly across the street, accessible via a pedestrian bridge, imminently walkable. We had a good experience staying at the Galt... More
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Mark T
5 July 2017|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
yes, we have had several on the boats. we also make a perfect venue, for weddings, receptions or rehersal dinners
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Tkcotten13
12 June 2017|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
we do have a evening cruise that boards at 8pm and cruises 8:30pm-10:30pm. It is just a sightseeing cruise with concessions and bar available for purchase. There will be fireworks that evening however we do not guarantee... More
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