The Ohio River flows from Pittsburgh to Cairo, before will empty in the Mississippi, and along its way will cross over 1.000 miles. Historically speaking, this river was considered a major link for transportation between the Mississippi River area and several East Coast cities, and the probably the busiest, as a lot of boats plied this river`s waters. In present times, only a few will manage to remain, and they are usually being used to offer a venue for weddings or other special social events or sightseeing cruises.
Belle of Louisville
Belle of Louisville is considered the oldest old-fashioned boat in operation and also a National Historic Landmark. The Belle of Louisville and Spirit of Jefferson are being owned by the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government. Each and every one of these two boats include a wheelchair lift, they feature a dance floor, ample indoor seating, observation deck and climate control. River cruises are usually available during the entire year and are suitable for the whole family. Several cruise options for public tours will include sightseeing or harbor tours with lunch and dinner included in buffet style, and the boats will also be usually available for private events.
BB Riverboats can be found at Newport Landing in Newport. This line will own two luxurious Victorian boats, the Belle of Cincinnati and River Queen. Both of these boats are modern and they include bars, climate-control systems, elevators and a dance floor. You may take a 1 1/2-hour sightseeing cruise with narrations included, or you might want to opt for a dinner our, which will usually last for around 2 1/2 hours. Lunch and dinner will generally be served as buffet style, with a few choices of salad, entrees or dessert. Dinner cruises will feature entertainment, which will include Dixieland jazz music. From June through late September, the company will offer the Pirated of the Ohio, an afternoon family tour, where kids may dress up as pirates and play several related games.
Celebrations Riverboats, which is based in Ludlow, will own several private cruises along the Ohio River. Its boats are modern and handicap accessible. They may be rented for weddings, birthday parties or other social events, with an additional option of two-hour lunch tour or three-hour dinner cruise included. Guests are offered a choice of salad, entrees and dessert. Water, sodas or coffee are complimentary as well, while alcoholic beverages will be available at the bar, which will open after the embarkation process will end. The riverboats are equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, offering a wide selection of music. In addition, you can also hire live entertainment.