The following are general specifications and information about the Belle of Louisville and Spirit of Jefferson as they presently exist. For a thorough overview of their pasts, see The Belle Story.

Belle of Louisville

  • Built: James Rees & Sons Company, Pittsburgh, PA as Idlewild (1914)
  • Comfort Passenger Capacity: 650
  • Seasonal Passenger Capacities: April - October, cruises or dockside: 650; November - March, limited cruises and dockside: 200

Amenities: Air conditioned and heated ballroom deck, concession café and full service bar, dance floor, full on-board sound system, indoor and outdoor seating. Handicap lift to ballroom deck only.

Owned: Louisville Metro Government 

Operated: Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation

Spirit of Jefferson

  • Built: Dubuque Boat and Boiler Company, Iowa as Mark Twain (1963)
  • Year Round Passenger Capacity: Cruises or dockside: 150

Amenities: Fully heated and air conditioned, concession stand and bar, dance floor, stage, full on-board sound system, indoor & outdoor seating.

Owned: Louisville Metro Government
Operated: Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation

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