Special Event Cruise

The Great Steamboat Race

(Sailing from Louisville, Kentucky)
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, Louisville, Kentucky

Boarding time: 4:30pm
Sailing: 5:30 - 8:00pm (approx.)

Experience one of the oldest river traditions, the Kentucky Derby Steamboat Race. Come aboard the Belle of Cincinnati and be a part of riverboat history as it races the historic steamer, the Belle of Louisville. Boat boards and sails from Louisville, Kentucky. Buy a 4 Roses VIP Ticket for an exclusive race experience including reserved seating, buffet meal, and a tasting of Kentucky's finest Bourbons.

Four Roses

Standard Race Ticket:
Adults: $60.00
Children: $40.00

4 Roses VIP Ticket
Ticket includes buffet meal, reserved seating, and 4 Roses Bourbon Tasting
Adults: $95.00
Children: $65.00

Transportation to Louisville not included.

To learn more about the Kentucky Derby Festival visit: www.kdf.org


Cruise Menu
VIP Buffett: Tossed salad with cucumbers, tomatoes and accoutrements. Ranch and Balsamic vinaigrette dressings. Fresh baked bread. Carved sirloin of beef served with au jus and creamy horseradish, bourbon glazed chicken breast, roasted marinated vegetables, vegetarian pasta bake, garlic mashed potatoes. Derby pie and assorted desserts.

Snack Bar: Nachos with cheese, nachos with guacamole, bagged chips, French fries, chicken soft tacos. Nathan’s hot dog on a poppyseed bunwith peppers and onions, relish, condiments & a pickle spear.

Burgers: Hamburger, cheeseburger, Bacon BBQ Burger

*Consumer Advisory: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, eggs or un-pasteurized milk may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

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*All cruise prices are inclusive of all applicable taxes, fees, and charges. If a Senior rate applies, they are considered to be ages 60 and up. Children rate applies to ages 4-12. Infants are no charge, but a ticket is required. Menus are subject to change, especially in the off-season months. Have questions? Check out our FAQ page.


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