Ohio cruise holidays are embraced as a fantastic way
to see the Ohio River and attractions along the way. When
looking for things to do on your Ohio vacation consider a river cruise. A well
known place to go for Ohio River cruises is Cincinnati where many cruise options offer plenty of exceptional
trips. Immediately behind the Newport Aquarium visitors
will find the main ticket booth. The drive to Cincinnati
is under two hours from Columbus and about an hour from Dayton.
While in Cincinnati don't miss a tour around the
historical Fountain Square in the heart of the city.
Ohio cruise holidays are extremely popular as they offer
a chance to see the Ohio River via a large variety of
cruises. On a dinner cruise Ohio River meals along the
water include choices of brunch, lunch and an assortment
of dinner packages. A sightseeing Ohio River cruise can
include a Harbor tour or a Fall Foliage trip. There are
also plenty of special Ohio cruise holidays available
such as Mother's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and New
Year's Eve. Get involved in Ohio
events such as Riverfest and take an Ohio river cruise
during the exciting festival.
Special packages are also available on an Ohio river
cruise with BB Riverboats. Pair your cruise with a visit
to Newport Aquarium, the Freedom Center or the Triple
Package which includes both Cincinnati attractions and
the cruise all together. For a fun filled dinner cruise
Ohio River packages include Bluegrass, Beer and BBQ Dinner
for a reasonable $37.00 but be sure to confirm pricing.
With a tropical dinner cruise Ohio River might feel more
like the Caribbean! The "spirit of Hawaii"
is evoked on this fun ride.
There are many different vessels for transportation
on Ohio cruise holidays. The Belle of Cincinnati has three
levels each with restrooms, a deck, dance floor and dining
area! The River Queen comprises two levels and has one
main level dance floor, restrooms, a buffet and observation
decks. Mark Twain is the smallest of the boats used for
Ohio River cruises and has one main level, restrooms,
a buffet and a bar. All boats are exceptionally well kept
and provide a fun and spirited atmosphere. Prices are
very affordable with most cruises less then $45.00 each
per person making Ohio River cruises a choice activity
Though BB Riverboats are often the first choice with
visitors there are other Ohio River cruise operators to
choose from. Erie Spirit Sailing Adventures is based out
of Marblehead and offers guests 3 and 8 hour sailboat
charters aboard a 33-foot craft. Visitors should contact
them directly for rates. Leaving from Cleveland the quadruple decked Goodtime III is a massive luxury
ship that takes up to 1,000 guests along Lake Erie and
the Cuyahoga River. The cruise throws popular events such
as the Happy Hour Cruise and Dinner and Dance Cruise.
A two-hour narrated Ohio River cruise is $15.00 for adults
and other cruise rates vary so check before booking. The
Schooner Red Witch has ports located in Toledo,
Port Clinton and Sandusky and offers private charters
and walk-on cruises aboard a 77-foot schooner.
The dinner cruise Ohio River companies offer is the most popular choice for an evening out. It give visitors an opportunity to see different cities from the shore and when the sun goes down the lit up city riverfront offers an incredible backdrop. If choosing to take a dinner cruise make sure to book ahead for reserved seating. Day cruises are more relaxed and though advanced plans are good you can often get a spot easily for a small party. Ohio River cruises are one of the few things to do along the river that offers a more intimate look at one of Ohio's lifelines.