dinner, a show and a cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle
As a kid, I was in a tap dancing duo. We had the opportunity to audition to perform on a Showboat near our hometown. Unfortunately, we were not selected. So when I found out we were going on the Showboat Branson Belle, during the Blogging Branson trip (where 15 other bloggers and I were invited to explore Branson), I was pretty excited to finally get to go aboard a real showboat.
how long is the cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle?
The Showboat Branson Belle is an 1880s style showboat that docks on Table Rock Lake. You can take a 2 hour dinner cruise aboard the showboat and be entertained . And since it’s Christmas, their show includes some of your favorite Christmas tunes.
what’s it like on the showboat?
Stepping aboard was pretty exciting. As you walk onto the boat, you come up to a beautifully decorated staircase that sweeps up both sides. You can take the stairs to the second floor. There is also an elevator, to make it easy to maneuver around the boat.
As we made our way to our seats, we were greeted by our server who took our drink order. We were able to then explore and take photos from the deck as the sun was beginning to set. The views outside were gorgeous with the lake and the Ozark Mountains as our backdrop. The boat easily glided across the water, you could not feel it moving.
The entertainment was wonderful. We saw a funny magician, Mike Bliss who brought members for the audience on stage for some fun in his performance.
Dinner was served as the main show began. The show was impressive. The performers sang songs that everyone could enjoy. There were lots of people from our group singing along and really enjoying themselves. I watched the dancers (of course). They did a wonderful job. There is one act where they do a medley of about 25 songs in 9 minutes….with costume changes! Eeek! I would have came out with something undone.
what do they do for Christmas?
The second half of the show had a Christmas theme. Lots of Christmas songs were performed. There was a salute to the troops during the performance that was wonderful. Branson performances always honor the troops, no matter what time of year.
And just like that, the show was done and we had docked again. I hadn’t felt us dock or stop. It was that seemless of a cruise. We disembarked and made our way through the gift shop of course.
important things you need to know
- You get a dinner and a show and a cruise on a lake
- You can explore the 4 decks of the boat
- Go check out the paddle as it’s moving!
- Bring your camera, lots of selfie moments with the beautiful sunset
- The show is 2 hours long, on the lake.
- There is an intermission during the show!
- There are bathrooms
- You will not be disappointed
- You can shop on the boat and onshore on the dock
What is your favorite part of the dinner cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle?