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Belle of Louisville Riverboats

391 reviews
Louisville, KY, USA
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About Belle of Louisville Riverboats
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.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch cruise on the Mary M. Miller was very nice and well organized. The beef was so tender! Very affordable for what you received. Would recommend highly.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jmdfaf
BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for cruising with us, we do hope you will come back again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful trip on the river. Dinner was delicious and the sites beautiful. My husband loved checking out the engine room and talking with the guys. Listening to the calliope before launching was fun!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a relaxing trip on a brunch cruise. Well maintained boat and friendly staff. Clean toilets. 40 $ for Cruise/brunch/soda. Only wish the food quality would have been better.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 161 and had the boat to ourselves. Unfortunately, there was only one loading plank. Therefore, we all sat on the buses while the caterer loaded the food on to the boat and after the cruise, the same problem. The staff...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

If you are referring to the cruise that was on the evening of April 29th, the boarding time was at 6:30pm the buses arrived at 6:05 pm. The boat had a cruise that day that did not get back to the dock till 5:00pm and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a beautiful way to see the city. We took the evening dinner cruise from 7 to 9 pm. The food was fairly average, but the cruise iself was very nice. There were many great views of the river and shore along the way....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking a cruise with us. we hope you will come back and ride again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to go on a ride in one of the oldest steamboats.You can go for a ride and tour down the river.You can also have lunch or dinner on the boat.This is such a big beautiful boat.You can’t miss her as she is always...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

we are off to the races today is the Great Steamboat Race. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

I gave it 2 stars because I’m sure the cruise portion is lovely (water was too high to sail during Easter Brunch). Cocktail prices were very reasonable for the size of the pours. First of all, they split our party of 7 into multiple tables,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

First, we were on the small boat - Mary M Miller. It wasn’t the best weather day; however, the lunch was inside on the main floor. The food was buffet style and included basic drinks. It was a slow day; so, we were able to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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BelleOfLouisville, group sales mananger at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

we are glad you enjoyed your trip on the Mary M Miller . we hope you will come back and ride with us again hopefully on a sunny day.

Reviewed February 28, 2019

Had a great night on board. The cruise was very nice and we saw some interesting scenery along the river. The dinner was good and well organized. The caliope music before sailing was the delight of the evening. Parking was a problem due to construction...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nancy S
Reviewed January 16, 2019

A lunch cruise on the Belle of Louisville, complete with adorable photo upon embarking, was the icing on the cake for our overnight trip with our eleven-year-old granddaughter. Lunch was a yummy buffet, the master of ceremonies made it fun, and we would definitely go...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Charlene A
BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Thank you for the nice review. We do hope you will come back and cruise with us again.

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jwilliams5677
January 6, 2019|
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Response from 367brandonf | Reviewed this property |
Basically one is longer up Ohio. As for meal, ours was good. Guides very informative.
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69Bonnie1969
September 17, 2018|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
we do offer private charters and one of our sales people can help with that. you can call 502-574-2992 or go to our website and fill out the question form.
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657vickie
June 25, 2018|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
the boat does not cruise during thunder over Louisville we stay dockside all day. Yes we have one of the best viewing spots to see the air show and the fireworks
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