Set Sail on the Showboat Branson Belle
Dazzling entertainment, magnificent views of the Ozark Mountains and a mouth-watering three-course menu of American fare — is all part of a cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle.
The Queen of the Ozarks celebrates over twenty years of entertainment with a schedule of family-friendly live shows. Discover how to make the most of your showboat experience when you come to Branson!
What to Expect Aboard the Showboat Branson Belle
Cruise the waters, dine on a 3-course meal and be entertained by a live show! The largest ship to be built on a land-locked lake in the U.S., the Showboat Branson Belle cruises the pristine waters of Table Rock Lake. The 700-passenger paddlewheel riverboat, built to recreate the magic of showboats that entertained crowds in the 1800s, offers multiple lunch and dinner cruises throughout the year.
With seating available on all three floors of the ship, guest have the choice of being up-close to the entertainment or have the stage in full view. Guests dine at long tables that face a large main stage, where performers entertain with music, comedy and magic for all ages.
After the three-course feast, guests are given the opportunity to mingle with performers and explore the ship’s lounges, promenades and decks to admire panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscape before the main show.
History of the Ship
The Showboat Branson Belle was launched in 1995 from the shipyard at White River Landing, located on the 800-mile shoreline of Table Rock Lake. Two tons of biodegradable bananas were used to aid the ship’s launch, instead of standard lubricants, to minimize harm to the environment.
The 278-foot vessel (nearly the size of a football field) weighs 2.5 million pounds and propels through water using two giant rear paddlewheels. The solid-maple captain’s wheel was restored from a ship that operated between 1928 and 1952.
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