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General Jackson Midday Cruise & Show in Nashville

4.8 / 5 Read 9 reviews
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Child - Free
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Board the General Jackson for an casual country-themed cruise that includes a delicious meal and great entertainment for the entire family.

Relax on a spring, summer, or fall midday cruise on the scenic Cumberland River.

Stroll the outer decks and enjoy lively entertainment found throughout the boat.

Your reservation includes a reserved seat for the Victorian Theater luncheon buffet including a performance of Nashville Live! on stage.

General Jackson Midday Cruise & Show in Nashville Details

Length: 2.5 hours


12:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, with occasional Thursday departures (early March through early November)

11:00 am Sunday (early March through early November)

Please Note: Cruises board 45 minutes before departure time. Please see Special Schedule Notes and check Availability Calendar for specific departure dates and times.


Hotel pick-up not included. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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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.

General Jackson Midday Cruise & Show in Nashville Description

Special Schedule Notes

  • From mid-November through Christmas, the regular lunch cruise is replaced by the General Jackson Holiday Lunch Cruise and Show.
  • Cruise boarding (except Sunday) is usually at 11:30; lunch cruise is usually 12:00 to 2:40 pm. Sunday is one hour earlier. Exact boarding time will be noted on your E-ticket. Cruise times may vary on specific dates.

Menus (subject to change)

  • To see a sample Lunch Menu, Click Here.
  • On Sunday, there's a great Brunch Menu!
  • In addition to the delicious buffet meal, several yummy appetizers and a host of sophisticated wines are available for you to purchase while onboard this once-in-a-lifetime cruise.

New Country Music Variety Show - NASHVILLE LIVE! (early March through early November)

The world-class cast includes two rising country artists, an internationally acclaimed trick-roper, a country comedian and feature fiddle and guitar soloists, all supported by a live country band. The show’s repertoire spans classic hits by Patsy Cline, George Jones and Tammy Wynette through today’s chart-topping hits by Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts. The lunch cruise includes a delicious family-style meal.

Sunday Brunch - The General Jackson Jubilee

Sunday morning guests dine as a vocal quartet backed by three instrumentalists sing such gospel favorites as “Down By The Riverside,” “Good Ole Gospel Ship,” “Get All Excited” and other “hand clappin’” traditional, southern gospel favorites. The experience the inspirational sounds of today’s contemporary Christian music with songs like “Your Grace Is Enough” and “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever.”

The General Jackson Cruise is one of the most popular activities in Nashville. Many visitors attend the Grand Ole Opry and take the General Jackson Lunch or Dinner Cruise.

Click here to read about the Points of Interest on the Cruise...and some interesting facts about the General Jackson.

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.

Four Options for General Jackson Cruises and Shows.

For information and to order, click on the cruise of interest to you:

General Jackson Dinner Cruise and Show

General Jackson Dinner Cruise and Show with Transportation

General Jackson Lunch Cruise and Show

General Jackson Lunch Cruise and Show with Transportation

Hotel pick-up not included. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

5.0 / 5
Family and friends
5.0 / 5
Used the tickets for an afternoon lunch cruise. Would recommend this show for anyone visiting Nashville. Dinner and show were well worth the price paid.
5.0 / 5
Vacation event worth doing.
5.0 / 5
5.0 / 5
I will take the General Jackson Lunch Cruise again in the future. I have friends that I have told about it and they will be my guest.
5.0 / 5
This is a "Must Do"" in Nashville
5.0 / 5
A great day of food and entertainment. A wonderful way to spend an anniversary.
4.0 / 5
4.0 / 5
Overall nice cruise. Wanted to sight see more than watch the show. Did not know the boat was not sailing towards the downtown until I asked a crew member.
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