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Type: Tours and Excursions , Water Sports

Last updated on July 14, 2015

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101 Riverboat Row Newport, KY 41071

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A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.

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Cruises and excursions offered by BB Riverboats are some of the most popular attractions in our city. Most have heard of and seen this picturesque collection of riverboats that dock in Newport and often found floating on the Ohio River. While the shorter cruises are well known, you may not realize that BB Riverboats also offers overnight getaways. Coming up in just a few weeks, The River Hop Tour will take you on a four-day, three-night cruise on the Ohio with stops at many exciting destinations and unmatched views of the vibrant fall foliage.

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The River Hop Tour on the Belle of Cincinnati is a unique excursion on a one-of-a-kind riverboat that’s sure to be a memorable fall getaway. Did you know BB Riverboats offered these tours? Would you like to go? Let us know in the comments!

For more information on this trip, as well as other cruises offered, visit the BB Riverboats website here .

And for more information on the popular sunset dinner cruise aboard a riverboat, check out our previous article here .

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You can experience BLINK in a unique way this fall while riding along a BB Riverboat.

BLINK, the nation's largest light, art, and projection mapping experience, is returning to Cincinnati this fall.

Video above: Looking back at 2019 BLINK festival

There have been two widely popular BLINK festivals, so far — the last in 2019. Spanning more than 30 city blocks, Blink includes hundreds of art installations – the largest light, art and culture event of its kind in the nation.

So, what is BLINK exactly? It's an outdoor art phenomenon with 100 installations, including large-scale projection mappings, murals and interactive light sculptures and art. The city will literally be glowing — from luminous facades to twinkling alleyways.

BB Riverboats is offering a unique way to view the festival as you cruise down the downtown riverfront.

The cruise will offer drink specials, live music from one of their house bands and a front-row seat for the festival.

The cruise runs until Oct. 14 with boarding starting at 6 p.m. for the first ride and 8:30 p.m. for the second.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $26 for children.

The inaugural four-night BLINK event in 2017 saw the largest gathering of people ever in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. Organizers recruit local, national and international artists to partake in the massive citywide extravaganza.

This year's event will return under new leadership. Justin Brookhart has been named the executive director of BLINK Cincinnati. Brookhart has more than 15 years of working in the private sector and nonprofit group leadership experience in the arts and culture space and will lead the collaborative of producing partners including AGAR, ArtWorks, Brave Berlin, the Haile Foundation and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

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As we move into our new Newport Landing dock facility & event center, our online reservation system will be temporality unavailable. Please call 1(800) 261-8586 to book your reservation today. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you in 2019!

Admiral's Dinner Cruise

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About this Cruise

Eat, drink, and be merry at the ultimate weekend event! Cruise under the stars and dine on a feast fit for an Admiral. Would you enjoy a little music to top off your evening? A local area band or DJ will be onboard for your musical pleasure.

Click the Book this Cruise Schedule button to see up to the minute scheduling. Cruise schedule may change during off-season months.

See our up-to-date Special Packages when you book your cruise and choose a date!

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Wednesday December 31, 1969

Dinner Buffet

Adults General Admission

Children Ages 4-12

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Customize Your Cruise

Make your cruise unique by adding table decorations, appetizers, and desserts, guaranteed window seating, souvenirs and other enhancements!

Tossed salad topped with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Red Onions served with homemade ranch and Gluten Free Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings

Carved Marinated Turkey

Roasted Seasoned-Crusted Striploin au jus served with Creamy horseradish Sauce

Vegetarian Pasta

Seasonal Fish

Whipped Potatoes

Fresh Seasonal Vegetable

Bakery Fresh Rolls and butter

Chef’s Choice of dessert

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If a member of your party requires a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meal, please note this selection when making your reservation and other options will be made available on your cruise.

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Signature cruises.

Experience Cincinnati and the Ohio River like never before and unwind on a day or evening cruise aboard one of the magnificent BB Riverboats. We aren’t your typical cruise company. Choose from a wide variety of our signature cruises, Read More all of which include a fully stocked bar and delicious food from our buffet. Plan a date night with your loved one on our Stonebrook Winery Sunset Cruise, relax the day away with friends on our Captains’ Lunch Cruise, or bring the kids and have some family fun and bonding on our Sunday Family Dinner Cruise. Our Signature, or Specialty Cruises are offered daily throughout the season. Read Less

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Are you looking for a unique and memorable way to spend an afternoon or evening in Cincinnati? BB Riverboats cruises have plenty of options for you, whether you're looking for family fun during the day, or a way to spend an evening with friends that you'll never forget. Read More Join the excitement and take an adventure on one of our themed dinner cruises. These riverboat cruises are designed for all tastes and interests. Bring your kids to a Princess, Pirate, or Super Hero Cruise; take your husband or wife to sightsee along the Ohio River; or grab your friends and listen to live music. For a fun guy’s night out, we offer a Bernstein’s Batch Bourbon Dinner Cruise; and for the ladies, a Girl’s Night Out with Pure Romance Cruise. Tasty cocktails at our full bar and exciting entertainment compliment all cruises. Read Less

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Are you looking for a fun way to spend the summer holidays with family and loved ones? Forget the movie theatre or dinner at a boring restaurant and come aboard one of our lavish Riverboats to sail on the mighty Ohio. Read More Spend Father's Day, July 4th or Labor Day on a boat cruise that is sure to be one of the highlights of your summer! Our dinner cruises travel along the Ohio River and give you the greatest of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky sightseeing. Whether it is dining at our extensive buffet, sipping cocktails at our full bar, or busting out your best moves on our dance floor, you are sure to make memories your family and friends will cherish forever. Read Less

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    BB Riverboats is the Official Riverboat Cruise Line of Cincinnati since 1979, offering premier sightseeing, dining, and private event cruises on the scenic Ohio River. Experience Cincinnati like never before aboard one our many themed event and dining cruises - one of Cincinnati's top things to do!'

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    A second snack buffet was out out at 8 that consisted of watery bbq sliders, cheese, chips and pretzels. The DJ did a good job of playing music throughout the cruise. The fireworks were awesome, of course, but it was difficult to find a good place on the boat to view them from.

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    Learn more about the steps we're taking to make sure your BB experience is safe and enjoyable. BB Riverboats offers a wide variety of sightseeing, themed event, and dining cruises on the Ohio River - one of Cincinnati's top attractions. Explore our day & evening cruises and book your next afternoon or evening of fun on the water!

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    Signature Cruises. Experience Cincinnati and the Ohio River like never before and unwind on a day or evening cruise aboard one of the magnificent BB Riverboats. We aren't your typical cruise company. Choose from a wide variety of our signature cruises, Read More all of which include a fully stocked bar and delicious food from our buffet. Plan ...

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