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General Jackson Dinner Cruise & Show in Nashville

<p>General Jackson Dinner Cruise & Show in Nashville</p>

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.

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Tour/Activity Details


3 to 4 hours


7:00 pm
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.

Hotel pick-up not included. Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.



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)



  • Salad - Romaine and Spinach with Garlic Croutons, Dried Cheeses, Heirloom Carrots and Grape Tomatoes served with Buttermilk Ranch


ENTREES (choice of one)

  • Beef Short Ribs - Slow-simmered with Celery Merlot Gravy, Carrots, Onion, Fried Sweet Onions and Fresh Herbs
  • Chicken Roulade - Served with Sun-dried Tomato Romesco Sauce and Garlic Tarragon Oil



  • Baked Mac-n-Cheese
  • Butter-whipped Mashed Potatoes
  • Chef's Seasonally-inspired Vegetables



  • Tennessee Butter Cake with Vanilla Cream Anglaise



  • Iced Tea
  • Hot Tea
  • Regular & Decaf Coffee


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 us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

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.

Rating & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

  • 1 / 5
    Wouldn't recommend this trip to anyone.

  • 5 / 5
    Had a great night on the General Jackson and will do again on our next visit to Nashville.

  • 5 / 5
    Wonderful show and talented singers and performers! We all enjoyed the show immensely. the food was good and so was the service.

  • 5 / 5
    Great for anyone and everyone.

  • 5 / 5
    excellent food and show

  • 5 / 5
    Great show, well worth the money.

  • 5 / 5
    I would readily recommend your service to our extended family and friends.

  • 5 / 5
    We used your service for booking a dinner cruise and show. We would recommend you service to anyone who wants a quality experience.

  • 5 / 5
    everthing was very well done

  • 5 / 5
    It was a grate time

  • 5 / 5
    Excellent floor show\nRelaxing tour down the river\nFood was ok\nLiked the picture when we entered for a souvenier

  • 5 / 5
    The riverboat dinner cruise was a very fun evening. We enjoyed the entire experience. For those who are country music fans it was probably the best but even those who aren't crazy about that style of music enjoyed the performers and the show in general. Really recommend this for a fun family evening.

  • 5 / 5
    Enjoyed both the dinner and show very much.

  • 2 / 5
    I would not recommend this cruise to anyone.

  • 5 / 5
    Vacations and entertainment.\nRecommend to all seeking same type of experience.\n

  • 3 / 5
    Excellent show with talented cast. The food was a huge disappointment especially given our past experience with dinner cruises in other cities. Would not recommend.

  • 5 / 5
    Everyone should take this dinner cruise food was good entertainment was the best. We had front and center seats We would go again

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Use the form below to select the date for your reservation. Calendar defaults to first available date. Please verify your date selection prior to submitting your order.

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If you are unable to select a date, it means the tour is unavailable on that date.

Calendar Key

Rates All rates are in US Dollars

Event Date:

April 22, 2018

Desired Time:

06:00 PM