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March 29, 2011
From journal Nashville Revisited
Davidson County, Tennessee
September 24, 2010
January 4, 2010
by Nashville Everything Diva
May 3, 2009
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From journal Week in Nashville
Brooklyn, New York
December 23, 2005
From journal Traffic Nightmare in Nashville
August 9, 2003
The entertainment was Tim Watson, the Fiddle Man, and he was excellent. The comedy was great and the music was too. It was fun for the whole family.
The show ends about the time you reach downtown Nashville so you can go up to catch the view.
There is a history of the Cumberland River and a tour of the boat given at this time, but it is optional.
On the top deck, the Hurricane Deck, more music is offered as well as a bar for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. You are entertained with music, comedy, good food, and fun the entire time.
From journal I'm a Little Bit Country, Music City USA
Fairview Park, Ohio
April 12, 2003
We chose to take the midday lunch cruise. The time had not changed to Daylight Savings Time yet and we thought the lunch cruise would give us a chance to see more of the scenery. However, we soon realized the scenery was mostly tree-covered riverbanks, so I wouldn't take the cruise for the scenery alone. The midday cruise was a buffet lunch and the food was very good. The menu was as follows: Tossed Salad:
Fresh Mix of Country Greens with Cherry Tomato and Sliced Red Onions. Choice of dressing served at the table
Southern Style Chicken Breast
Tennessee Style Pulled Pork Smoked BBQ
Chefs Entree' of the Day
Wildhorse Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce
Steamed and Buttered New Potatoes
Country Fresh Vegetables
Home Made Corn Bread, Fresh Baked Yeast Rolls
Now That's Country Signature Dessert
Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee
For menus of the rest of the cruises see this link.
The time of year we were in Nashville the General Jackson Showboat was only in operation on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We arrived at the landing for lunch cruise at 11am. There was entertainment, a guitarist/singer/comedian, on the shore as we lined up and got ready to board the boat. There was a photographer there to take your photo before you boarded. Just like a big cruise ship, after the cruise you could view and buy your 8x10 photo for $10. You were put in line depending on your ticket. Some folks ticket was the whole works - cruise, lunch, and show. Other folks had tickets for only the cruise and some had for the cruise and lunch, or cruise and show only. Be sure to ask about the different combinations when purchasing your ticket.
There is a small snack bar on board so if you choose not to have the buffet, you can still get something for a light lunch. The mode of attire was anything from very, very casual to very dressy. I imagine the evening is more dressy. There were quite a few steps to get from level to level of the boat. I would ask about accommodation if there is someone with special needs in your group. I know they did board special needs folks first.
We boarded about 11:30. The boat did not leave the dock until about noon after people had about finished the meal. After the meal the people with show tickets stayed at their table and viewed the show from there. Check out this website to learn more about Tim Watson, who performed his "Now That’s Country" show after the buffet lunch. Click here. His lasted for about an hour. After that we walked around the boat and enjoyed the ride. We returned to dock at 2pm. A nice way to spend a few hours.
From journal Nashville- What a Bright Star!