Montgomery was since 1846 the capital of the Alabama state, and the historic downtown region lies on the shores of the Alabama River. The Harriott II, the only operating ship of the city, is owned by the Montgomery city. It`s docked beside the Riverwalk Park`s amphitheater, a modern development of riverside entertainment. The Harriott II will offer sightseeing excursions, dinner cruises, sunset trips as well as themed evening cruises like Disco Cruises or Blues Cruises.
The Harriott II
Take a small trip back in time on board this genuine replica of a nineteenth-century paddle-wheeler, which has been launched in 1981 and refurbished completely in 2009. The vessel has been named in honor of the Harriott, the first ship to function between Montgomery and Mobile, carrying cotton in the `20s. The vessel is almost 100 feet long and may host almost four hundred guests. The lower deck will contain the dining area, and the ship will be climate-controlled, featuring two open-air decks. The Harriott II is decked in white, blue and red with beautiful interior decorations along with table dressings. The vessel is United States Coastguard approved. Passengers may find free evening parking available near the Harriott II ship dock at Wells Fargo, in the Coosa Street`s parking deck, or any other metered parking spot.
Dinner cruises on board the Harriott II are to be considered a family business. Besides dancing and live entertainment, the cruise will provide organized activities for kids. The buffet meals will include a wide variety of entrees, potatoes, bread rolls and salads. Drinks will be available to be purchased from the cash bar.
Dinner Cruise Schedule
Dinner cruises are provided on board the Harriott II each and every Friday evening. Embarkation will start at 19.00 for departure at 19.30, and cruise trip will last for about 2 hours. The itinerary is a scenic round-trip cruise on the Alabama River.
Cruise tickets have to be bought at least two days in advance. As of 2011, tickets for adult dinner cruise will cost $40 and kids` tickets will cost around $20. Less expensive patio tickets for the cruise without dinner will be available as well. The Alabama City has a no-refund policy. Cruise tours will not function with less than thirty five guests; in this case, those who already have a ticket will be provided a substitute cruise. You will be able to buy cruise tickets over the internet, by phone call or at their physical address at 200 Coosa Street, Montgomery. A 10% discount will be available for guests who hold valid military ID.