Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

On the Belle of Louisville

About this Cruise

A spooky and memorable journey awaits you aboard the Belle of Louisville… the perfect immersive setting for mystery and intrigue! Aboard this two-hour excursion, guests will cruise the Ohio River and enjoy a delicious dinner and live murder mystery show—“Murder and the Belle of Idlewild!”— that can only be seen onboard the Belle. Can you figure out who the killer is?

Tickets are $98.99 for adults (ages 21-64) and $96.99 for seniors (ages 65+)

About the Show: “Murder and the Belle of Idlewild!”

The year is 1943 and the Idlewild (the original name for the Belle of Louisville), is serving as a USO party vessel along the Mississippi River. The main attraction is Ruby Belle Castle – a wild, flirtatious cabaret singer who has garnered a lot of enemies. Of course, someone wants to silence Ruby, and Detective Philip Merlot happens to be on hand to solve the murder.

Sample Menu*

  • Garden Salad
  • Chicken Milan
  • Country Green Beans with Ham
  • Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes
  • Yeast Rolls and Butter
  • Homemade Cakes and/or Pie
  • Stuffed Peppers with rice, Mediterranean vegetables and tofu simmered in romesco sauce (vegan option)**

*Menu is subject to change.

**Special dietary requests (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.) require a 72-hour notice for the caterer to accommodate your request. Please notify our ticket office at 502-574-2992 with any special dietary requests at least 72 hours before your cruise.


Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your cruise. Boarding begins 60 minutes prior to departure.

Dress Code

Casual, but 1940s apparel encouraged! We do recommend checking the weather before your cruise and dress accordingly. Jackets may be needed. Flat shoes are encouraged due to uneven walking surfaces and stairs on the wharf and boat.

Additional Information

  • Additional food and drink are available for purchase at our Concession Stand and Bar. (View the menu here.)

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