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Whether you’re soaking up the sun or wrapped up snug, it’s always a great time to take a cruise on the Belle or the Mary  M. Miller.

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A relaxing two-hour cruise is the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We operate a number of different cruises: day and night, stargazing, historical, and musical. Here you can find out all about our schedule and start planning your day or night out.

Include our delicious buffet lunch or dinner (advanced reservations are required & include guaranteed inside seating), and make it an even more memorable experience. Once you’ve decided when you want to go and what kind of cruise you fancy, visit our Planning section to complete your preparations. Bon voyage!

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  • Oct. 22

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Oct. 23

    LOUISVILLE TO MADISON

    Belle of Louisville
    10:30 am–5:00 pm
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    Join us for a 6 hour cruise from Louisville, KY to Madison, Indiana one way. While on board we will offer history of the boats and the river and play some background music, kick back and relax and enjoy the beauty of the Ohio River. Fall leaves are beautiful. This is a one of a kind cruise, tickets sure sell fast! Plan your hotel stay or transport back.

  • Oct. 23

    Madison Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

    Belle of Louisville
    7:00 pm–8:30 pm
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    Join us for a sunset sightseeing cruise at Madison, Indiana! Bring on the whole family for a narrated harbor adventure on the historic steamboat Belle of Louisville, and enjoy a short trip on the oldest operating river steamboat in the country. It’s sightseeing only (no buffet), with first come, first served open seating, and the cash concession stand and bar will be open for your convenience. Make your reservations now! This cruise is sure to sell out in advance.

  • Oct. 24

    MADISON TO LOUISVILLE

    Belle of Louisville
    10:30 am–5:00 pm
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    Join us for a 4-6 hour cruise from Madison, Indiana to Louisville, KY one way. While on board we will offer history of the boats and the river and play some background music. Fall leaves are beautiful. This is a one of a kind cruise, tickets sure sell fast! Plan your hotel stay or transport back.

  • Oct. 25

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    12:00 pm–2:00 pm
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  • Oct. 26

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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  • Oct. 27

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    12:00 pm–2:00 pm
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  • Oct. 27

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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  • Oct. 28

    Boo Sightseeing Cruise

    Belle of Louisville
    12:00 pm–2:00 pm
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    Goblins and Ghouls and characters galore, parading in a line across the dance floor – let’s all come on board for a Happy Halloween!  Costumes are encouraged (kids and adults too!), a DJ will provide music, and there will be activities to enjoy as we travel. It’s all open seating, on a first come, first served basis. Bring a bag or bucket for each child for Trick-or-Treating! Call for information or to make a recommended reservation, or purchase tickets on line.  Tickets (tax added on at purchase): Adults & Seniors – $25, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $15

  • Oct. 28

    HARBOR HISTORY CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    3:00 pm–4:00 pm
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  • Oct. 28

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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  • Oct. 29

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Nov. 3

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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  • Nov. 4

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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  • Nov. 11

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    12:00 pm–2:00 pm
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  • Nov. 11

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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  • Nov. 18

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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  • Nov. 23

    THANKSGIVING CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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    Bring the whole family, and let us help you take the stress out of the holiday! Enjoy a two-hour Ohio River cruise on the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson with a Thanksgiving Day buffet. You’ll find traditional items on the menu, we’ll take care of the cooking and cleaning up.  This is a popular event and often sells out several weeks in advance. Space is limited.  Tickets (plus tax): Adults & Seniors – $48, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $32

  • Nov. 24

    PRE-LIGHT UP LOUISVILLE CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    4:30 pm–5:30 pm
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    On your way to the Light Up Louisville festivities come on down to the Spirit of Jefferson! With two enclosed decks, she’s a boat for all seasons. It’s all open seating on a first come, first served basis. Cash bar, concessions & a DJ!  Tickets:$15 – all ages

  • Nov. 24

    LIGHT UP LOUIVILLE MOONLIGHT CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    9:30 pm–11:00 pm
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    If you’re looking for a way to extend the party after the Light Up Louisville festivities begin, then come on down to the Spirit of Jefferson! It’s all open seating with two enclosed heated decks, cash bar, concessions & a DJ!  Space is limited, so an advance reservation is advised. Tickets: $17 – all ages (including children)

  • Nov. 25

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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  • Nov. 29

    SIGHTSEEING / LUNCH CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    12:00 pm–2:00 pm
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  • Dec. 2

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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  • Dec. 9

    BRUNCH W/ SANTA & MRS. CLAUS

    Mary M Miller
    11:00 am–1:00 pm
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    Make our holiday tradition part of your holiday plans, and join Santa and Mrs. Claus on a two-hour cruise on the Spirit of Jefferson! With two enclosed decks, she is a boat for all seasons. A delicious buffet brunch will be served, and a DJ! – A whole lot of fun for the whole family! Advanced reservations required.

    Tickets (plus tax): Adults – $42, Seniors – $41, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $32

  • Dec. 9

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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  • Dec. 16

    BRUNCH W/ SANTA & MRS. CLAUS

    Mary M Miller
    11:00 am–1:00 pm
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    Make our holiday tradition part of your holiday plans, and join Santa and Mrs. Claus on a two-hour cruise on the Spirit of Jefferson! With two enclosed decks, she is a boat for all seasons. A delicious buffet brunch will be served, and a DJ! – A whole lot of fun for the whole family! Advanced reservations required.

    Tickets (plus tax): Adults – $42, Seniors – $41, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $32

  • Dec. 16

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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  • Dec. 23

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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  • Dec. 30

    SIGHTSEEING / DINNER CRUISE

    Mary M Miller
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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  • Dec. 31

    NEW YEARS EVE DINNER

    Mary M Miller
    5:30 pm–7:30 pm
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    Whether you intend to make an early night of it, or you’ve got plans for later in the evening and want to enjoy an early dinner first, this two-hour cruise on the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson is just perfect. It’s perfect for all ages, and a delicious buffet dinner is included. With a DJ & cash bar it will be a festive start for ringing out the old year and ringing in the new. Tickets (plus tax): Adults & Seniors – $53, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $37

  • Dec. 31

    NEW YEARS – LATE NIGHT BASH

    Mary M Miller
    10:00 pm–1:00 am
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    Ring in the New Year in style with a cruise on the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson!  A DJ will provide music, and with lavish hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast at midnight, and some holiday favors, you’ll be ready to party the old year out and the new year in. Tickets (tax added on at purchase): $70 – all ages (including children)

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FAQs

  • Where do I pick up my tickets?

    Tickets should be picked up prior to your cruise in the ticket office, which is the green-and-white vessel beside the Belle.

  • What is the dress code?

    The vessel is casual; sightseers should dress according to the weather. On Sightseeing Tours, shorts and t-shirts are welcome. For Lunch Cruises, shorts or slacks and t-shirts are fine. On Dinner Cruises, casual attire is suggested. No sleeveless shirts for men, please. The Mary M. Miller is air-conditioned, and the Belle of Louisville has air-conditioning on the ballroom deck.

  • What is the difference between the Belle and the Mary M. Miller?

    The Belle is our nearly 100 year old National Historic Landmark and a much larger vessel. She is original to the steamboat era and a living operating museum. The Mary M. Miller is a smaller, newer riverboat.

  • Where do I park?

    The Wharf parking lot is a pay lot at 129 River Road (entrance by Joe’s Crab Shack). This lot stretches along the wharf to the Belle area. If this lot is full, the Riverview Parking Garage off of 6th Street is just a walk across the street from the Belle.

  • What are your ADA arrangements for the disabled?

    The Belle has an elevator lift to help with wheel chairs and provide access to the Ballroom Deck, however the Texas & Hurricane decks are not accessible. Wheelchairs on the Mary M. Miller can go to the first deck only.

  • What is a Sightseeing Ticket?

    A Sightseeing ticket provides a two-hour sightseeing ride on the Texas Deck (top) of the Belle or Mary M. Miller. Sightseeing passengers can also enjoy a self-guided tour of the boat, a full concession café, and full bar service. After lunch is over for those who purchased meal tickets, Sightseers are welcome to enter the ballroom for dancing and a break from outside.

  • How do I get reservations for the lunch or dinner options?

    When calling, state the type of ticket you are interested in and if they are available they will be sold to you; sometimes we sell out for meals because of limited capacity. All meal ticket reservations require a 48-hour advance notice because our caterer requires a final count the day before the cruise. Those with sightseeing passes can upgrade for a flat price posted on the certificate; this needs to be done when you make your reservation.

  • Can I bring my own food and beverages aboard the boat?

    No food or beverages can be brought onto the vessel.

  • What do I need to bring?

    You will need your confirmation number from your reservation and proper identification to pick up pre-paid tickets. Other than hopefully your sunglasses, nothing else is needed.

  • What happens if I lose my confirmation number?

    Tickets are filed by last name. Be prepared to show a photo ID in order to pick up the ticket.

  • What if it rains?

    The vessels go out in the rain unless there is a threatening storm. Should weather dictate that we cannot cruise, dockside lunch/dinner is still served and passes for another sightseeing cruise are given out based on management’s discretion.

  • When do I get on the cruise?

    Boarding is usually ½ hour before the cruise departure. Cruises depart on time.

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