Explore Branson: Showboat Branson Belle Cruise

This is a beautiful picture huh?

It’s the sight I saw as I peered overboard on the Showboat Branson Belle cruise.

I was so intrigued by the water view I didn’t even take a picture of the ship (oops) :).

I was accompanied by my mother and all of the “Blog Fam” who were also invited to visit Branson; Natasha from Houseful of Nicholes, Donna from Donna Hup,  Betsy from Lip Gloss and High Heels, Kelly from Kelly’s Thoughts on Things, Sherryl from Simply Sherryl, and Heather from Food Hussy.

I really didn’t know what to expect upon entering the boat. I knew that the boat would leave shore and we would cruise along Table Rock Lake, but I had no idea how entertaining the “Showboat Branson Belle” dinner cruise would be.

Once we hopped on board we had a few minutes to tour the ship and explore the souvenir shop. My mom and I posed for a photo in the foyer.


photo credit: Donna Hup

The cruise we took featured the “Made In The USA” show, and we were lucky to see it because the show is in its final year.

The “Made In The USA” show features World-renowned aerial violinist Janice Martin, who actually plays the violin hanging upsides down. It features singing group The ShowMen, these guys have flavor and soul, and keep you jamming with classic American music, from Gospel, to rock ‘n’ roll, to Motown classics, to modern urban songs like Pharrell’s “Happy.” It also features Comedian Christopher James (this guy is hilarious).

Throughout the show, during breaks, and during performances the live band Rockin’ Dockers keeps hit, after hit coming. 

If you are planning on visiting Branson you should consider having a night out on the “Showboat Branson Belle Cruise” especially if you plan on having dinner for two. There were children aboard but I think it’s better to go as a couple, mother /daughter getaway (like me and my mom), or a girls night out.

The 2-hour cruise includes a delicious meal prepared fresh, daily, onboard the ship.

I was starving by the time dinner was served so I immediately ate the salad which was iceberg and romaine salad with a sweet vidalia onion dressing topped with homemade croutons.

Dinner aboard the Showboat Branson Belle Cruise

dinner: showboat branson belle

The main course featured slow-simmered beef roast (that was delicious), honey-dijon glazed chicken (not my favorite choice), garlic mashed potatoes, and sugar snap peas with julienne carrots. 

Golden Brittle Lemon-Berry Torte drizzled with Caramel

dessert: showboat branson belle

Dessert was a golden brittle lemon-berry torte drizzled with caramel, and it was mouthwatering. I ate every last bite of it 🙂 .

Smash my palm into my face, I didn’t take any pictures of Christopher James, but you can follow him on Twitter here, he posts the funniest things.


Janice and The Showmen


Janice Martin’s aerial performance

As you can see I took a bunch of photos. I really had a good time on the cruise. I had so much fun I didn’t even realize that we made it back to shore and were ready to unload. The show is definitely worth seeing.

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Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to the Showboat Branson Belle “Made In The USA”  show in exchange for my opinions. All opinions are 100% my own. 


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