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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...more
401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
Central Business District
+1 502-574-2992
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This review is about the Mary M Miller Riverboat, included under “Belle of Louisville Riverboats” located at 401 West River Road, Louisville, KY 40202, 502-574-2992. The Mary M Miller along with the Belle of Louisville Riverboat are owned and operated by Metro Louisville, a governmental...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 977samd
Reviewed November 1, 2018

I was really looking forward to being on the riverboat.....but not only did the weather not cooperate, but even it it had, I’m not sure I’d have gien them 5 stars. The check-in people weren’t the friendliest, kinda ‘blasé. We paid extra to have a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TeddyXS
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We booked a dinner cruise more than 2 months in advance, and when we arrived that evening to pick up our tickets, they did not have us on the list. I presented my confirmation email and was told that I had called and changed the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank keeled2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This was a favorite adventure for us. We cruised through the locks and received a very informative lesson on the history of The Ohio lock sysytem. The cruise was affordable and well executed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sherry G
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The cruise was good a little boring at times. Was not impressed with the food. Didnt care to much for the DJ that was controlling the music.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tammy J
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The riverboat was interesting as a National Historic Landmark but would have been much more interesting if there had been some type of narrative associated with the 2 plus hours we were on the deck. The boat has a very detailed history and you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BelleOfLouisville, Public Relations Manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

We do have some narration on our other cruises, however on the Oktoberfest cruises it is just the music on the cruise. we are sorry you were disappointed. we do offer a harbor history cruise on the Mary M Miller on Saturdays that does have...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We enjoyed an evening dinner cruise up the Ohio River. The food was very good and well presented. The entertaining was enjoyable and the staff very pleasant. Sitting on the upper deck after dinner looking at the lights of the city as we returned was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for cruising with us. We are glad you enjoyed the cruise.

Reviewed September 29, 2018

The Mary M. Miller is a beautiful boat on the outside, a little tired on the inside. The buffet was good, not great and the dessert was lacking. The DJ was good, but a little much at the beginning, but was playing good music. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed September 27, 2018

The luncheon cruise we took at Louisville was very enjoyable and food was great! Thecrew was very informative on the lower deck and the views were great!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dixiedog2015
Reviewed September 18, 2018

From the moment we heard the calliope signaling the boarding, until we stepped off the cruise two hours later, my family and I had a wonderful time looking out the windows at the places going by as we made our way up and down the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David F
BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thank you for cruising with us. The Belle is the oldest Authentic Mississippi style Steamboat in operation. We also think she is the best. She will be celebrating her 104th birthday this year.

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September 17, 2018|
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Response from Maggie T | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be wonderful. The food is great, and there is plenty of space.
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
Tonya S
May 10, 2018|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
they are welcome , there is no charge they just need to be added into your count.