Cincinnati Belle visits Portsmouth on July 22nd and 23rd

PORTSMOUTH – Ever wanted to take a river cruise? Next week could be your time as the Belle of Cincinnati Summer Cruise Tour sets off for its annual Summer Tour.

BB Riverboats is a major Cincinnati attraction, having served the greater Cincinnati area for more than four decades. They specialize in lunch, sightseeing, and dinner cruises on the beautiful Ohio River. Both authentic river boats are available for private charters, and each boat has smaller private rooms to accommodate groups of all sizes.

Their website states: BB Riverboats’ flagship, the Belle of Cincinnati, is a majestic and ornate beauty. Cruise aboard our largest ship in the ultimate in comfort and luxury. You dine surrounded by lavish Victorian décor with sumptuous details. Our three air-conditioned decks provide an environment that provides optimal comfort for every passenger in all weathers. An open-air upper deck allows for the best views in Cincinnati sightseeing. The Belle of Cincinnati offers both sightseeing and dinner cruises, combining luxury and history into an experience you will cherish forever.

Typically, all Cincinnati cruises depart from Newport Landing Dock, located on 101 Riverboat Row at the foot of Columbia St., next to the Newport Aquarium.

The Portsmouth Cruise begins at Portsmouth Public Landing on the corner of Front and Court Streets when the flood wall opens. The following places and times are still available for the Portsmouth cruises:

July 22, 2021 – Dinner Cruise – Sailing: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Boarding: 6:30 p.m.

July 23, 2021 – Lunch Cruise – Sailing: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Boarding: 11:00 a.m.

Sightseeing Cruise – Sailing: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Boarding: 3:00 p.m.

Dinner Cruise – SOLD OUT

If these don’t work for your schedule, there is a cruise upstream in Ashland on July 24th, 2021:

Lunch Cruise – Sailing: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Boarding: 11:00 a.m.

Sightseeing Cruise – Sailing: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The regular dinner cruise is SOLD OUT, but there is the option of a dinner cruise through Hope’s Place which operates a charter by renting out the second deck of the boat. They will be selling tickets for a meal which is a fundraiser. Her number is: 606-325-4737 in case you might be interested.

Lunch cruises

General admission for adults $ 42.44

Children (4-12 years) $ 26.41

Sightseeing cruises

General admission for adults $ 25.47

Children (4-12 years) $ 19.81

Dinner cruises

General admission for adults $ 56.60

Children (4-12 years) € 39.62

BB Riverboats takes its name from the initials of the people who were instrumental in founding the company; Ben Bernstein and Betty Blake. Although Betty had no financial interests, she was a veteran in the river shipping industry. She came from the presidency of the Delta Queen Steamboat Company based in Cincinnati. Ben and Betty were close personal friends and there was no better person than Betty to fully understand all of the challenges of running a river shipping company. As a token of his gratitude, Ben Bernstein named the first BB Riverboats after Betty. Though both died, portraits of Ben and Betty are on display on the Belle of Cincinnati, which is now the flagship of BB Riverboats’ riverboat fleet.

The company is now run by Ben Bernstein’s son, Alan Bernstein, and his wife, Mary, along with their two children, Terri and Ben Bernstein. Together with a well-coordinated management team, they are strategically aligned to lead BB Riverboats into the future.

Don’t miss out and have to wait another year to reserve or see what other options are available on their five city river cruises or at home in Cincinnati:

The Belle of Cincinnati will visit Portsmouth again and still have some vacancies.

Call Kimberly Jenkins (740)353-3101 ext. 1928

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