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

Stroll the outer decks and enjoy lively country music entertainment.

Your reservation includes a reserved seat for the cruise, plated meal and a live performance of Tennessee Legends.

From Mid November through Christmas, please order the Tennessee Christmas General Jackson Midday Cruise and Show in Nashville

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 12+):
Child Rate
(Ages 4-11):
Child - Free
(Ages 3 and Under, on Adult Lap):

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Tour / Activity Details

2.5 hours
12:00 Noon
Friday & Saturday (Mid March through March)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday (April through October)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday (Early to Mid November)
Please Note: Cruises board 45 minutes before departure time. Check Availability Calendar for specific departure dates and times.

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Hotel pick-up not included; the convenient boarding location will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee 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.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocol Updates

Health and safety of both guests and staff are of paramount importance.  The COVID-19 pandemic has required the raising of the General Jackson's already demanding standards to an even higher level with new protocols for the current circumstances.  The General Jackson has elevated its cleanliness standards and changing hospitality norms.  This includes a multi-pronged corporate approach designed to meet the health and safety challenges presented by COVID-19.


Schedule Notes

  • Cruise boarding is at 11:15; lunch cruise is from 12:00 to 2:30 pm.


Midday Cruise Plated Lunch Menu (subject to change)


  • Iceberg Lettuce Blend with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Roasted Corn, Black-eyed Peas and Toasted Pecans with a Creamy House Dressing


  • Roasted French Cut Chicken Breast - Sweet Tea Brine, House Spices & Chicken Demi-Glace


  • White Cheddar Mac & Cheese Gratin with a Garlic and Herb Parmesan Crust
  • Spring Green Beans with Crispy Fried Shallots and Roasted Pimentos
  • Honey Butter Soft Rolls


  • Wild Blueberry Crumb Cake with Oat & Honey Streusel and Lemon Custard Cream


  • Iced Tea
  • Hot Tea
  • Regular & Decaf Coffee




Sample the many styles of music that made Tennessee famous. Your glorious daytime cruise on the General Jackson Showboat will celebrate and salute the music of world famous TENNESSEE LEGENDS. Listen to some of Nashville’s finest musicians and singers sharing the stories and songs from the pride of Tennessee.


From East Tennessee to Nashville's Music City to the soulful sounds from Memphis, many of the top musical entertainers of all time call Tennessee home. Hear Smoky Mountain stories from country music's greatest living legend, Dolly Parton to the sounds of Nashville’s legendary Grand Ole Opry stars to the classics from one of the greatest artists of all time, Memphis and Graceland's own Elvis Presley. With guitars, fiddles and voices ringing, TENNESSEE LEGENDS is a can't-miss musical treat.


The Boat

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.

The General Jackson Cruise is one of the most popular activities in Nashville. Many visitors both attend the Grand Ole Opry and take the General Jackson Midday or Dinner Cruise during their visit to Music City USA.


24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Hotel pick-up not included; the convenient boarding location will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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