This Valentine season, come to Branson and experience the fun at the Showboat Branson Belle that cruises along the Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. This showboat that was launched on August 12, 1994 is specifically a riverboat which was constructed at its port in White River Landing. The boat travels at a maximum speed of 14 knots (16 mph; 26 km/hr). Its launching rails were lubricated with two tons of bananas. This lubrication of bananas, unlike grease is biodegradable material that cannot create contaminants and pollutions to the Table Rock Lake. The boat is claimed to be the largest ship in a landlocked lake in the United States.
Showboat Branson Belle's three decks will give you the chance to experience panoramic views of the beautiful Table Rock Lake. Onboard, you will enjoy a exciting show featuring world-class performers like The Showmen group, comedian Christopher James and violinist Janice Martin. While enjoying entertaining performances, a three-course meal is served to satisfy your appetite for delicious foods. The showboat which was christened on April 13, 1995, has continued to entertain her passengers for almost 20 years now. This magnificent paddleboat has a length of 278 feet and 78 feet width.
The two-hour riverboat cruise offers you a perfect relaxation while enjoying picturesque views of the natural scenery along the Table Rock Lake. While you are onboard the showboat, you can also enjoy a unique shopping experience. Boutiques onboard will help you complete your wonderful showboat experience. At Layton's Mercantile and McAdoo's Boatworks in the White River Landing, you'll find a wide variety of ladies' apparel, accessories, jewelry, along with elegant and inspirational home décor items. You can also find favorite treats including candies, specialty coffee, Silver Dollar City jams, butters, jellies, preserves and more.
You can also buy Showboat Branson Belle souvenirs at McAdoo's Boatworks. From jackets and logo t-shirts to collectible bells, mugs, spoons and pens, McAdoo's has that perfect souvenir for you and your family. Also available at McAdoo's Boatworks are nautical and patriotic items.
The Showboat Branson Belle has a 12:00 pm lunch show "Made in The USA" that salutes the stars and stripes featuring the amazing voices of the all female four-member quartet The ShowBelles along dynamic fiddler Dean Church and master pianist Julie McClarey. Comedian and magician Christopher James hosts the show with the support of The Showboat's own live band The Castaways. All musical presentations of the show are dedicated to the USA that will make guests applause with pride and excitement.
Made in the USA also presents a Dinner Show featuring Janice Martin and The Showmen. They are accompanied by a rockin' live band that will move you with a musical tribute to America. Plus laughter and illusions will fill the boat with the comedy show of Christopher James.
So before you book a regular cruise in the Caribbean or in any part of the world, try to consider first a wonderful river cruise in the Showboat Branson Belle.
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