I received tickets to Showboat Branson Belle through US Family Guide free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Yours may differ.
Showboat Branson Belle
My husband and I had been wanting to go on the Showboat Branson Belle for a couple of years, so we were excited to get tickets to go! I mean, who wouldn’t want to cruise on the lake, on board a true paddlewheeler, while enjoying a delicious meal prepared fresh and served directly to your table?
We chose to go on the noon cruise and see Country on the Lake. It is a new show that they offer for noon and Sunday cruises through November 19. They also offer an early dinner cruise at 4pm and a sunset dinner cruise at 8pm. The cruise takes around 2 hours.
The meal they offer for this cruise is also new! Our lunch consisted of fresh romaine and iceberg salad served with a Sweet Vidalia Onion dressing and homemade croutons, fresh hot dinner rolls, slow cooked BBQ chicken and pulled pork, loaded mashed potatoes, grilled corn with roasted peppers. Dessert was apple cinnamon ice cream pie.
The salad was fresh, and the sweet vidalia onion dressing was wonderful. I didn’t think I would like it but it was delish! The BBQ chicken was moist and tender, but under seasoned in my opinion. The BBQ pulled pork was really good, my husband thought it was the best thing on the plate. The loaded mashed potatoes were amazing. I wasn’t a fan of the corn, it wasn’t as flavorful as I had expected. The ice cream pie that was served for dessert wasn’t as good as I had expected. But it wasn’t bad.
After lunch they allow you 45 minutes to explore the Branson Belle outside decks.
We enjoyed walking around outside, looking at how beautiful the lake was! It was a great day to be out on the lake. Even though it is fall, here in Missouri it was almost 90 degrees! The wind kept the weather comfortable.
Then it was time for the show to start. The show is designed as a live concert performance featuring country hits from Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, The Judds, Reba McIntyre and more.
The cast of Country on the Lake included Brian Nolf, Alyssa Antonetz, Santino Tomasetti, Kelsie Watts, Kelly White and Brendan Young. They also have a very talented band.
They put on a really great show. Kelsie Watts has an AMAZING voice, she tried out for Season 15 of American Idol, I don’t know how she didn’t make it! Alyssa Antonetz is another one that has a great voice. I really enjoyed listenting to their songs. Sorry for the quality of the pictures, we were kind of far back and it was hard to get my camera to focus!
If you are going to be making a trip to Branson, I would definitely recommend making a stop at the Showboat Branson Belle. It would be great for an outing with your significant other or even with your kids!
Tickets range from $55 for adults to $75, Children range from $28-$43.
Starting November 4th, they will be offering Santa’s Pancakes & PJs Cruises on Saturday’s and Sundays at 9am until December 23. Plus on Noon cruises starting November 26- December 17.
The Showboat presents Christmas adventure for kids on Santa’s Pancakes & PJs cruises, with kids invited to wear their holiday PJs for a treasure hunt-themed romp throughout the huge paddle-wheeler’s four decks. Kids can visit Sugar Plum Fairy Sweet Stops, visit the Captain in the Pilot House for a special gift, visit face-painting stations and write letters to Santa. As the ship sets sail, all gather in the dining theater for breakfast – pancakes and more – as a cast of holiday characters presents story time and sing-alongs. Kids can visit with Santa on the dock following the cruise. Santa’s Pancakes & PJs cruises are featured on Saturday and Sunday mornings November 4 -December 23, plus noon cruises on Sundays November 26 – December 17. Tickets are $35 for ages 10+ and $27 for 2-9 (plus tax).
To schedule your cruise, you can visit Showboat Branson Belle’s website or you can give them a call 1-800-775-2628.