Many travelers who plan to make their way to Missouri plan to take a riverboat cruise of some kind. Mississippi riverboat cruises are the most popular, followed by Missouri riverboat cruises. Riverboat dinner cruises are perhaps the most popular form of Mississippi riverboat cruises available. To plan your Mississippi riverboat cruises, you can book your trip online in advance or in person once you arrive in St. Louis or Kansas City.
A riverboat dinner cruise under the Gateway Arch is one of the more popular ways to see the city of St. Louis and the Gateway Arch itself. A riverboat dinner cruise under the Gateway Arch will include dinner and drinks, as well as narration from a knowledgeable riverboat guide. This type of St. Louis cruise is one of the more popular ways to see the Gateway Arch and some of the other attractions located in the area.
The Gateway Arch Riverboat Company offers a number of different types of riverboat St. Louis cruises. Sightseeing cruises, dinner cruises, private charters, wedding cruises, specialty cruises and holiday cruises are all options when choosing a cruise in St. Louis down the Mississippi River. Dinner cruises will include a sit-down dinner of fine fare such as prime rib or chicken (with a vegetarian option), greens of some sort, dessert and drinks. Live jazz is also played on board during the entirety of the St. Louis cruise.
Specialty cruises for private groups can also be arranged. Private cruises for weddings, wedding parties and wedding receptions can be booked. Educational cruises for school group field trips are a popular way to add some fun to the learning experience. There are also a number of holiday cruises that can be taken down the river, as well as cruises for festivals. Each year in February, a Valentine’s Day Cruise gives a romantic tour of the river. A 4th of July Cruise, Christmas Night Cruise, and New Year’s Eve Party Cruise are also popular and possible options for a cruise down the Mississippi in St. Louis.
To book your private event or hop on board for a public festival or event, travelers can book their passage in advance or in person. Due to scheduling issues, it is recommended that guests purchase their tickets as far in advance as they possibly can. If you plan to book a riverboat cruise for a private event such as a wedding or birthday party, it is recommended that you book at least six months in advance to assure that you can get your desired reservation dates. While in St. Louis, travelers may also want to visit the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, or the Anheuser Busch Brewery for a brewery tour.