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Riverboat Dinner Cruise

Newport, Kentucky

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Do something exciting with your Saturday night and spend an evening aboard a majestic riverboat while cruising and dining in style on this Riverboat Dinner Cruise in Cincinnati!

  • Cruise with a top-rated tour provider and recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet dinner, served buffet style on board
  • Stroll the upper decks and take in unbeatable views of the scenic Ohio River
  • Dance the night away to the beats of a live DJ!
Newport, KY

February through October:
Select Fridays & Saturdays - 7:00 PM or 7:30 PM


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    Essential Information
    • Dinner buffet includes salad, entree, and chef's choice dessert
    • Onboard music provided by live DJ
    • Coffee, tea, and water included with ticket
    • Cash bar available for purchase of alcohol and soft drinks
    • Must be at least 21 years or older with a valid photo ID to purchase alchohol
    • Gratuity for any additional purchases on board not included

    The cruise will last approximately 2.5 hours.
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    Capacities vary based on the particular boat in use but event could accommodate up to 1000 guests.
    Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    There is no required dress code, but please dress appropriately for the weather if you plan to stroll on the decks.

    For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. These measures include having sanitizing stations available to all guests - they will be placed around the vessel and dock facility.   Employees will be required to have their temperature checked before each shift and will be required to wear facemasks. For best practice, all surfaces will be thoroughly sanitized before and after every cruise. All employees have attended a food handler and COVID-19 class that has been offered by Servsafe prior to returning to work. Our partners have altered their food services on each cruise due to COVID-19. Every meal service will be available immediately when the guest boards the vessel. Your salad will be served to you at your table. Then you will be called to the buffet table, where one of the crew members, who will be wearing a mask and gloves, will serve you food from the buffet to ensure there is no contamination being passed on the food utensils. If you would like more food, you will be welcome to get more using this same process. Then your dessert will be served to you at your table. There will be no tableside drink service. Water will be pre-set at your table prior to your arrival. If you would like to purchase soft drinks, beer, wine, liquor, or specialty cocktails, you will need to obtain those from the bar. 

    Additionally, our partners will be running at reduced capacity. They will offer reserved seating on every one of their cruises at an interior table. This will allow our partners to ensure every guest with a ticket has a table to sit at that ensures they can properly social distance. If guests choose to transit to the outside decks, sanitized deck chairs will be available in stacks at locations around the outside decks. Guests are allowed to choose a seat outside as well if they wish and will always have their reserved table to go to inside. Our partners will make every attempt to deliver your stated menu. Due to the expected nationwide food shortage, some items may be difficult to obtain. If an item is not available, our partners Executive Chef will prepare a substitute item. This will be a day by day process and they may not always be able to disclose their menu until shortly prior to each cruise. 

    Is there a dress code for this cruise?

    There is no specific dress code for this cruise. It is recommended that you dress for the occasion you are celebrating. Bring a light jacket if you plan to walk the exposed upper decks.

    Are drinks included?
    Coffee, tea, and water are included in the price of this dining cruise. There will be a cash bar available for the purchase of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
    Is smoking allowed?
    Smoking is not allowed in any of the interior areas of the ship. Passengers may smoke on the outdoor observation decks in designated areas.
    Is gratuity included in the price?
    Yes, gratuity is included in the cost. However, it is not included for additional purchases made on board (e.g. alcoholic beverages).

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given but rescheduling your dinner cruise is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your boarding time. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

    Customer Reviews
    (12 reviews)
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    “Nice dinner, friendly staff, good band and relaxing.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi there Danielle! Wow! Is there anything better than a relaxing evening on the water with great food and entertainment? I think not! Thank you for sharing your kind review. Best Regards, Chandi
    “Went for family dinner for daughter's birthday. Food was really good, atmosphere and the experience was just awesome.”
    “It took an hour to get one drink. The boat smelled like vomit. The food was cold and I wasn't able to get salad, or meat during dinner. I was asked to wait until the buffets were combined (1 full hour after dinner was served). The views were amazing, but the food and the condition of the ship was poor.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi there Noelle, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to write in regarding your Riverboat Dinner Cruise! We appreciate the feedback.  I am sorry that the cruise was anything less than wonderful. It seems like this cruise was an incredibly popular choice for dinner that evening! An hour for a drink does seem like a long time, but we do hope that it was worth the wait!   We apologize for the unpleasant smell. It sounds like another guest forgot to have their sea-legs ready for the event!  I reached out to our partners and they did let us know that food is served on a "Captain's Call" basis. This means the captain calls tables up one or so at a time to go through the buffet line. They also mentioned that should food run out between table calls, they will often delay guests from going through the buffet in order to restock the food, and condense to one buffet line. It seems that this may have been the cause of the wait. In any case, we are incredibly sorry that your meal was not as expected.  I am thrilled to hear that the views were breathtaking! Hopefully this made up for the frustration during dinner.  Please note, we have placed a $25.00 credit in your Cloud 9 Living account for future use. We hope to get you out on another adventure soon!  Very Best, Sophia
    “The trip was well organized and on time. we had great weather so the visual experience was excellent.”
    “Food was good but consistently ran out on the buffet and had to wait for the buffet to be refreshed.”
    “Great crew, great food and beautiful scenery! Perfect adventure for our anniversary! Would definitely recommend!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Cheers to a perfect adventure! Happy Anniversary from the entire team at Cloud 9 Living!
    “The waitress was very forgetful and one time brought me someone else's refill. The music was too loud during the dining experience - could hardly hear your partner. I would recommend making only 1 floor for dancing and music - that way everyone can enjoy peace/quiet and sites if needed”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Lori,  I have to start with a sincere thanks. Despite what sounds like a few bumps in the night, you still took the time to write in and offer some feedback along with recommendations. We truly appreciate that, and you as a customer.    Rest assured we will pass the suggestions along - our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience. Everyone deserves a little peace and quiet!   We hope that you were still able to enjoy your night out on the water! I've placed $25 in your account for future use should you choose another experience for a special night! Cheers,  Kasia
    “I would not recommend this experience to anyone unless they are pure tourists from outside of Cincinnati. It was supposed to be a dinner cruise experience, but the only enjoyable part is the cruise. The dinner experience was awful. They did not properly manage the amount of the food they needed to provide, letting people just hanging there in line waiting for them to bring more food out. People came to the event mostly for special occasions, and when some people complained to the managers about the staffs were not closely monitoring the food on the counter and they had to just stand there waiting, i heard the manager saying "this is how buffet is." I couldn't believe what I heard, because first, this is NOT how buffet is, and second, she didn't apploize for the poor management but trying to get away with it by saying something like "this is how buffet is"?? This was really not a good experience with the dinner part. But at least we got to enjoy the cruise part and the live music. If someone wants to try the cruise dinner experience, I would just tell them to have a nice dinner in a restaurant somewhere else first.”
    “It was fun. Food was good. Service very slow.”
    “At the beginning the organization getting on the boat was kind of messy because of a family reunion but afterwards it was nothing but good. Good Food Music & scenery & people I would definitely be back it was worth the money...”
    “We had a great buffet meal and could have had seconds if we wanted. There was also cheesecake for dessert. We were free to walk around on all the decks of the boat. The live band was at a good volume, nothing too fancy though - which was perfect for us!”
    “My husband and I were given this dinner cruise as a gift. It was a perfect night for a dinner cruise. The food was excellent. However, the tables we were seated at were so cramped together, you had to walk around several tables to get back to your seat because we were backed right up against another table. And if we had sat on the other side of the table, I was afraid food would be dropped on me because that is how close I would have been to the food and the guy cutting the meat. And I felt sorry for the people sitting by the doors to get out because there was only about 2 feet of space between them and the door. The drinks were WAY over priced. If you wanted a frozen drink you had to buy the souvenir glass... $13.25 for a frozen drink!!! And for $60 a person they can't even throw in soft drinks!!! Also, there was supposed to be wine tasting and we never did get any wine, nor was it mentioned by the servers. Other than that, we enjoyed listening to the music and cruising along the river. I wouldn't mind paying $60 if the drinks weren't so expensive.”

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