We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

BB Riverboats

101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071-1069
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Mother’s Day cruise and brunch

This cruise was the best Mother’s Day present for me! My husband, 2 daughters and I sat at a window... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jackie B
via mobile
A nice surprise

In the area for a short visit and took in the BB Riverboat dinner cruise. The cruise takes you up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thegolfball
,
Winston-Salem, NC
Read all 374 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Sightseeing cruises on the Ohio River.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dinner cruise” (63 reviews)
“cheesecake” (23 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071-1069
Write a ReviewReviews (374)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"dinner cruise"
in 63 reviews
"cheesecake"
in 23 reviews
"riverboat cruise"
in 19 reviews
"top deck"
in 22 reviews
"ohio river"
in 57 reviews
"relaxing cruise"
in 7 reviews
"boarded the boat"
in 4 reviews
"main deck"
in 4 reviews
"dinner buffet"
in 5 reviews
"mashed potatoes"
in 5 reviews
"dixieland band"
in 4 reviews
"nice ride"
in 6 reviews
"boarding process"
in 4 reviews
"great afternoon"
in 7 reviews
"both sides"
in 8 reviews
"staff was very friendly"
in 6 reviews
"dining room"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 371 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cruise was the best Mother’s Day present for me! My husband, 2 daughters and I sat at a window seat on the top level. We had the perfect view and the buffet brunch was so fresh with a lot of options. The sightseeing was...More

Thank Jackie B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the area for a short visit and took in the BB Riverboat dinner cruise. The cruise takes you up and down the Ohio river with great views of downtown Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. We found the buffet dinner quite tasty and filling - multiple...More

Thank thegolfball
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was mediocre. Service was terrible and there was no sight seeing information available. so you either sat inside and listed to the quartet play jazz the whole 2 hours or you wandered outside to see unidentified sites for an hour and the same on...More

Thank tmt14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took a daytime sightseeing cruise. It lasted about an hour and a half. During the first half of the trip, the captain gave information about sights along the river. During the second half, people were invited to the wheel house to...More

Thank malloryd397
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a cruise for our church youth choir during our annual choir tour. I had used this company several years ago, and was eager to let this year's choir experience it. I was not disappointed at all. It turned out that we were the...More

Thank Mike S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time to Cincinnati/Kentucky. The riverboat was the perfect start of our trip. The staff is beyond helpful, fun and kind. They actually made the experience! The food was typical buffet style. What you would expect for the money. You can order...More

Thank 517marileeh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our military group of 35 did the lunch cruise. The crew was helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the live music that accompanied our food and drink . Go see the crewman in the gift shop, the root beer float really "floated my boat!"

Thank Dennis P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tripical dinner cruise is what we decided on. The food was great( i wish softdrinks were included but oh well) for me i would have enjoyed it more if i had taken a narrated tour because after dinner the cruise really did nothing for...More

1  Thank William H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ride was great. Although, this was advertised as a historical tour. Very disappointed. We heard a lot of advertising for restaurants, learned how much the stadiums cost. Nothing on the history of the homes along the river. Nothing on the conservatory. Would not recommend...More

Thank Rhonda K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 May 2018

One of those types of things that you should do at least once. I enjoy cruising big and small. A riverboat with the paddle wheel is just nostalgic. The decor on this vessel feels correct and rich. Always good service and great food and drinks....More

Thank Holli G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Newport
Hampton Inn & Suites Newport / Cincinnati
355 reviews
.23 km away
Aloft Newport on the Levee
141 reviews
.65 km away
AC Hotel Cincinnati at the Banks
56 reviews
.77 km away
Residence Inn Cincinnati Downtown/The Phelps
823 reviews
.96 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Dewey's Pizza
178 reviews
.45 km away
BRIO Tuscan Grille
244 reviews
.42 km away
Strong's Brick Oven Pizzeria
116 reviews
.49 km away
Mitchell's Fish Market
416 reviews
.37 km away
Nearby Attractions
Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge
245 reviews
.55 km away
Newport Aquarium
1,794 reviews
.25 km away
Smale Riverfront Park
544 reviews
.81 km away
Great American Ball Park
2,482 reviews
.70 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
sherryt818
5 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from 919tamarae | Reviewed this property |
Too answer your question, the cost per person was $42.00. With that being said, that price included the boat tour, admission, dinner, the music, keepsake cup, boat cruise bingo,(with free souvenirs if you win), & an eight by... More
0
Votes
517marileeh
3 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Svetlana S | Reviewed this property |
You can wear whatever you are comfortable in. There is no dress code for the river cruise. It does get a little cold these days in the evening so you might want to wear something warm if you are booking an evening tour.
0
Votes
fz15fq
10 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Rspene s | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you should not have a problem, they are also very nice on the boat and helpful, just ask for whatever you need.
0
Votes
;