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This week my husband and I have our 15th anniversary. To celebrate, we took a trip to Knoxville and rode the Star of Knoxville. The Tennessee Riverboat Company takes passengers on their authentic paddlewheeler where guests are served a delicious meal and get to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Tennessee River. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate. We don’t get the chance to get away often so I was super excited. My oldest snapped this pic right before we left.
The cruise set sail at 7:00 and we arrived at 6:30. I definitely recommend arriving early since parking can be a little tricky to find.
The staff was super friendly and we boarded the boat at about 6:45. We were shown to our table and our waitress took our drink orders. The decor was really nice and set the stage for a romantic evening. The Star of Knoxville is approved for 235 passengers. The main deck seats 144 passengers and is fully enclosed, air conditioned, and heated for year round comfort. There are two bars, a dance floor and band stage. Right after setting off, our waitress brought us our salads while the buffet was set up. The food smelled SO good! It consisted of prime rib, chicken, mixed vegetables, baked potatoes, green beans and rolls. I was so hungry and couldn’t wait to try it all!
The food was really good. I especially loved the chicken and the green beans. I was surprised at just how much food we got. For dessert, we had pumpkin roll, one of my hubby’s favorites. It was delicious! We enjoyed the view from our window as we ate.
After we ate, we decided to go out on the top deck to see the view. We got up there just as the sun was setting. It was beautiful!
We walked to the front of the boat and enjoyed the fantastic weather and pretty scenery.
It was so relaxing! We sat at one of the tables on the deck and listened to the great music played by the DJ. It was a good mix of fast and slow with all the well known favorites. The dance floor was perfect for enjoying some slow dancing.
It was dark as we headed back towards the city. The lights on the water were beautiful!
We had a fantastic time! It was one of the most relaxing and fun nights we’ve had in a long time and we have decided to make it a yearly tradition for our anniversary.
In addition to the prime rib dinner cruise, the Tennessee Riverboat Company also offers Murder Mystery Cruises, Country Cruises, a Gospel Cruise, as well as lunch cruises. You can celebrate holidays as well with one of their many special cruises. I know my kids would love the Cruising With Santa trip and I’d like to take my mom on the Mother’s Day cruise. the Star of Knoxville is available for private charters as well. It would make the perfect setting for reunions or weddings! Tickets for the dinner cruise are $39.75 (+tax) for adults and $19.90 (+tax) for children. Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Check out tnriverboat.com for more information or call (800) 509-2628.
Have you ever been on a dinner cruise? What was your experience?
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