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Riverview trip and dining.

We have taken this ride on the riverboat several times at various times of the year. There is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maryville, Tennessee
Nice Mother's Day excursion

My mother had wanted to take the river boat to see the Fall colors for her birthday, so I and my... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Alex S
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  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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The Star of Knoxville Riverboat is an authentic 325-passenger sternwheel riverboat offering sightseeing, lunch, dinner, entertainment and moonlight cruises along the Tennessee River.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
300 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2415
+1 865-525-7827
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have taken this ride on the riverboat several times at various times of the year. There is a buffet served(not 5 star, but good). Seating is somewhat crowded, but in the spirit of fun can be cozy. Service is pretty fast and liquor is...More

Thank cphea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food! Great service and crew.They had 2 folks call in sick and the staff still did an amazing job! Perfect Father/daughter day out!

Thank h2oislife
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a good value by any sense of the word. The cruise was a brunch mid day Father's Day "special". They did not have enough crew on board to accommodate the guests (only 2 servers!). The food was nothing like a brunch you would expect...More

Thank 96raymondp
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Debby is an amazing host. Southern hospitality at its finest and knows how to make each guest feel welcome. She represents Knoxville perfectly! Riverboat ride is well worth the expense! Beautiful scenery and company!

2  Thank karatekidmrhaun
Reviewed 23 May 2018

My mother had wanted to take the river boat to see the Fall colors for her birthday, so I and my brothers arranged this. Unfortunately, she had a health setback a few weeks before the cruise and that was 2 years ago! So, used our...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

A relaxing afternoon cruise up the Tennessee river. Been here before for dinner but today was only a cruise. Really enjoyed. Recommend. Rating... excellent

Thank Iralgo
Reviewed 14 April 2018

This was my second trip! Staff was exceptional! Food was very good! A must do for visitors to Knoxville!

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 15 February 2018

I am a member of the East Tennessee Corvette Club and on January 26, 2018. Our club was celebrating it's 60th Anniversary with a luncheon cruise aboard the Star of Knoxville. The captain and his crew did a fantastic job. Our waitress was very personable...More

1  Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We took a Thanksgiving dinner cruise and it was great! There was live music and the servers were friendly and attentive. I thought I might miss a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal but all of the food was really good. This was our second dinner cruise and...More

Thank Tammy F
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Our family went on the Thanksgiving Day cruise & it was wonderful. The crew was friendly & helpful. The food was plentiful & tasted great. We had such a good time visiting with the other diners. Looking forward to booking another cruise soon!

1  Thank DebMarten
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16 June 2018|
Response from carolyngreenlee |
How much does it cost for a Dinner cruise
7 October 2017|
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Response from Buckeye017 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking right bt the star...however the parking is shared somewhat by calhouns...we always get there early and enjoy the waterfront
Sherry T
6 February 2017|
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Response from F B | Reviewed this property |
I'd say so, yes. I remember the gangplank to be wide enough for a wheelchair. It was quite sturdy, no describable difference between dock & boat. There is plenty of space in the main cabin/dinning area to maneuver. There... More