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Belle of Louisville & Spirit of Jefferson

401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
+1 502-574-2992
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Worst EVER

My family and I booked the riverboat cruise and if I could give this a MINUS 5, I would. I'm on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
girliewhirlie
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Franklin, Ohio
via mobile
Slightly disappointed

I had been on the Spirit of Jefferson Cruise years ago and was so excited to take my husband this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joyce C
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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“dinner cruise” (37 reviews)
“paddle wheel” (19 reviews)
“engine room” (15 reviews)
LOCATION
401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
Central Business District
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+1 502-574-2992
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I booked the riverboat cruise and if I could give this a MINUS 5, I would. I'm on here right now writing this review. As far as staff concerned, they were very pleasant and helpful. THEN, 120 teenagers embarked. Absolute yelling screaming...More

Thank girliewhirlie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been on the Spirit of Jefferson Cruise years ago and was so excited to take my husband this time. I had heard so much history and the buildings along the river were explained and I knew he would love it. We were both...More

Thank Joyce C
BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville & Spirit of Jefferson, responded to this review

we are sorry you were disappointed in the cruise. Our Dj's are to talk about the river on the cruise and play music. we do have a harbor history one hour cruise that is all narration. We try and do a mixture of both on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an enjoyable trip. We brought our son and his little family with and had dinner on the river. The food was average, nothing to write home about, but not bad. The atmosphere was great. Our little grandson had a great time. We were...More

Thank pinkribboncakescos
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the Spirit of Jefferson - The trip was good and everyone had fun - Great sights - food was great for a Buffet - and entertainer (D.J.) was funny and informative. Highly recommended !!

Thank Greg H
BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville & Spirit of Jefferson, responded to this review

we are so glad you enjoyed your trip on the Spirit of Jefferson. You will have to come back and ride our new Vessel the Mary M Miller she will be taking over for the Spirit of Jefferson later this summer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a Belle of Louisville sightseeing cruise a few years ago, but this time we were on the Spirit of Jefferson. No comparison! Decide what kind of a trip you want first and then pick a boat. Whereas the Belle is a large, ornate...More

1  Thank 596Smokey
BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville & Spirit of Jefferson, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your cruise on the Belle of Louisville, she is a true Steamboat and loved by people all over. We do have a new boat that will be taking over for the Spirit of Jefferson later this summer, she is not...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017

A wonderful way to ring in the new year! We boarded around 9:30, left the dock at 10, cruised up river for about an hour and half or so, toasted the new year and then returned to the dock around 1. A great selection of...More

1  Thank julu74
BelleOfLouisville, sales and marketing manager at Belle of Louisville & Spirit of Jefferson, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the New years Eve cruise. We think the river is beautiful at night also with all the bridge lights. We hope you will come back and cruise with us again. Happy New year

Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The Spirit of Jefferson dinner cruise was a great break. The dinner was down-home meatloaf, BBQ chicken, salad, biscuits, corn, mac-n-cheese and, oh was it good! Sweet tea and Carmel bars for dessert. The boat ride was smooth and cool (it was November after all!)....More

Thank BorregoSailor
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We had a group of 7 couples that went on the sightseeing/dinner cruise. The food was excellent and the dj was awesome!

Thank emess99
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We went for a lunch cruise. The food was very average but we didn't really go for the food. It was a neat experience to ride a river boat and see the beauty that Louisville and the Ohio River had to offer. After eating we...More

Thank JustUs919
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Arrived early (our GPS had a hard time finding the parking location )We got to hear the steam Calliope while waiting to board (it is loud if you stand near them ) A beautiful day for a cruise on the Ohio ..A wonderful run buffet...More

Thank Chuck M
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epona18
What kinds of tours are offered ? Have been checking site and can't figure out what you see on what tours. what is different from a sight seeing tour and historical tour? other than website where do you go to get information on what is offered.
6 March 2017|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
The Belle of Louisville and the Spirit of Jefferson offer lunch and dinner cruises and the Belle offers a brunch cruise from June- October on Sundays. You have the option of purchasing a ticket with the meal or a ticket... More
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bthom2016
Does the afternoon cruise go up river or down? We'd like to get a view of the East End bridge as we enjoy the cruise.
15 September 2016|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
Our cruises do go towards the new east end bridge we do not get all the way to the bridge on a 2 hour cruise. On our 3 hour cruises we do get closer to the east end Bridge. We do have a bridge cruise at the end of October... More
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Job A
Is there parking for the car and what distance from the dock?
16 March 2016|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
We share the wharf parking lot with Joes crab shack it is $ 3.00 to park. It is about 200 feet from the boats.
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