BB Riverboat cruise accepting passengers

Christy Howell-Hoots - [email protected]
The Cincinnati Belle picked up passengers at Limestone Landing in Maysville for an afternoon cruise Thursday. -

The Belle of Cincinnati will be stopping at Limestone Landing in Maysville as a part of the BB Riverboat summer river cities tour.

The boat will be docked in Maysville on Aug. 1 for a two-hour cruise from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Boarding will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Guests aboard the boat will have a choice of a dinner or sightseeing cruise.

On Aug. 2, the boat will offer a lunch tour from noon to 2 p.m. with boarding at 11 a.m. and a sightseeing cruise from 3:30-5:30 p.m. with boarding at 3 p.m.

“They’ll be conducting cruises right out of our landing here,” Holleran said.

The cost to board the boat for the cruise is $40 for adults and $24 for children for lunch/brunch; $23 for adults and $17 for children for sightseeing cruises; and $52 for adults and $37 for children for dinner cruises.

Holleran said she is happy to see the riverboat coming to Maysville.

“We’re always appreciative to have the boats coming in,” she said. “We encourage everyone to come down and view the river area and all Maysville has to offer. We will always welcome the riverboats and anyone else who wants to visit.”

Maysville is only one stop on the summer cruise. Other cities include Portsmouth, Ohio, Huntington, W. Va., Gallipolis, Ohio and Ashland.

The BB Riverboat is named for Ben Bernstein and Betty Blake, who were instrumental in starting the company, according to bbriverboats.com. The company began in 1979 and cruises began at the Mike Fink Restaurant in Cincinnati. The first cruise took place on March 15, 1980 on the M/V Betty Blake. The boat was a 400 passenger stern wheeler. The current site for the riverboat landing is in Newport.

Reservations can be placed online or by calling 1-855-551-5334.

More information on the cruise, prices and menus can be found at bbriverboats.com/cruises/belle-of-Cincinnati-summer-cruise-tour.

In addition to the BB Riverboat cruise along the Ohio River, the Queen of the Mississippi will dock in Maysville on July 19 from 1-5 p.m. and the American Queen will be returning to Augusta on July 20 from noon to 5 p.m. for viewing.

The Cincinnati Belle picked up passengers at Limestone Landing in Maysville for an afternoon cruise Thursday.
https://maysville-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_cincinnatibelle.jpgThe Cincinnati Belle picked up passengers at Limestone Landing in Maysville for an afternoon cruise Thursday.

Christy Howell-Hoots

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