On the General Jackson Dinner Cruise and Show in Nashville, you'll have an unforgettable time aboard the historic 300-foot-long General Jackson Showboat.
You'll cruise the Cumberland River and enjoy a seated dinner and stage show aboard the largest showboat in the world. The General Jackson Dinner Cruise is one of the most popular activities in Nashville. Many visitors attend the Grand Ole Opry and take the General Jackson Dinner Cruise.
Whether you're looking for romance, dancing, or just an evening of festive musical entertainment, evening cruises on the General Jackson Showboat offer something for everyone. Styled in the grand tradition of the paddlewheel riverboats that cruised the great Southern waterways in the 1800s, the General Jackson was named after the first steamboat to operate on the Cumberland River in 1817. Today, it's just as active as its predecessor.
From Mid November through Christmas, the regular dinner cruise is replaced by the General Jackson Holiday Dinner Cruise and Show.
3 to 4 hours
Saturday (Mid February to Early March)
Friday & Saturday (Early March to Early April)
Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday (Late March through October)
Thursday, Friday & Saturday (Early November to Mid November)
6:00 pm on selected Sundays
Please Note: Cruises board 45 minutes before departure time. Please check Availability Calendar for specific departure dates and times.
You'll have an unforgettable time aboard the historic 300-foot-long General Jackson Showboat. You'll cruise the Cumberland River and enjoy a seated dinner and stage show aboard the largest showboat in the world.
Boarding is usually at 6:15 pm. Cruise departure time is usually 7:00 pm with a return to the dock at 10:00 pm. Your exact boarding time will be provided in your confirmation after you make your reservation. Sunday evening cruises are usually one hour earlier. Cruise times may vary, especially during the November-December holiday period.
Entertainment (Shows subject to change)
"The Heart of Tennessee - A Musical Journey"
The evening cruise boasts the full feel of the South with mouthwatering favorites, a breathtaking view of downtown Nashville and the Heart of Tennessee – A Musical Journey, which takes you down Tennessee’s Musical Highway, from bluegrass to soul, a little gospel and, of course, country music! Covering classic Elvis to the new artists of country music, the cast of seven is backed by a live talented six-piece band, culminating with a performance at the end of the show dedicated to the men and women who proudly serve our country as first-responders and members of the military.
Dinner Cruise Menu (subject to change)
ENTREES (choice of one)
Four Options for General Jackson Cruises and Shows.
For information and to order, click on the cruise of interest to you:
Hotel pick-up not included.
There are no refunds. All sales are final.
If you have ordered this activity as a part of a vacation package, a different cancellation policy applies and is detailed in the Important Information section on your E-Ticket.
If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.
Cruise the Cumberland River and enjoy a seated dinner and stage show aboard the largest showboat in the world. Call us toll free at 888-881-3279 for dinner cruise reservations, group tours, and private showboat charters.
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