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An End-of-the-Year Letter from Belle of Louisville Riverboats

2023 was an exciting year for Belle of Louisville Riverboats. We continued to welcome more people back to cruise after the challenges of COVID, and we launched new programs and cruises that allowed us to lean into our mission to present fun, meaningful and engaging experiences on the water like no one else can.

Winterizing the Belle of Louisville

This undated photograph shows the Belle during her Idlewild years (1914-1947) wintering on the snowy banks of Alton Slough, IL. A Legacy of Care Built in 1914, the Belle of Louisville is entering her 110th year. Her legacy as the oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat in the world is due in no small part to […]

Belle of Louisville Riverboats Holiday Shopping Guide 2023

It’s that time of year, when the to-do list is long, but the holiday cheer is on the horizon. You’re here, so we know you have good taste! Read on for more information about one of the most unique gifts you can give this season – the gift of Louisville and the Ohio River’s heritage. Whether you are gifting to the adventurer in your life, the nautical fashionista, the cup collector, or the history buff, you will find something for everyone.