*I received free tickets to the show in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Branson is all about shows! In fact you could go to Branson every single day for a year and probably still not see every show in town. But one show in particular that stands above the crowd is the Showboat Branson Belle.
The Showboat Branson Belle is a Dinner Cruise which sets sail on Table Rock Lake three different times a day. The boat is huge and seats up to 700 people comfortably. The cruise lasts about 2 hours in which time you will enjoy a three-course meal and loads of entertainment. New this year is the Made in the USA show which features the world’s only aerial violinist, Janice Martin.
During the cruise I got to sit with some of the other bloggers in a pretty awesome spot on the boat. In fact these were the best seats in the house. The 40-seat Paddle Wheel Club Room, which is where we were, features menu service and VIP show seating. For an additional cost you can be treated like royalty and have a great view of the show.
Dinner was amazing! In the VIP club you are able to pick what you would like from the menu. It all looked delicious but I ended up ordering the lemon chicken which was very good. After dinner you have your choice from three different kinds of cheesecake. I had a hard time deciding but went with the Pecan and Caramel Cheesecake and ordered Banana Fosters Cheesecake for the hubby. After dinner the executive chef came to our table to see how we enjoyed dinner. Of course we all loved it.
While you eat you are able to enjoy a pre-show but the real magic happens after your done with your meal. There are a variety of acts during the two-hours including musical acts. …
Music from the house band….
And my favorite Janice Martin who plays violin, piano and sings. But the most unique thing that she does is play violin while dangling upside down high in the air! It’s pretty amazing and she is one talented woman. She actually graduated from Juilliard a few years ago.
Half way through the show, there will be an intermission. This is a great time to get up and walk around the ship and outdoor deck. It’s beautiful to see the city and lights at night from the middle of Table Rock Lake.
The Showboat Branson Belle is open March through December. For more information call 800.618.9283 for reservations or go online to www.showboatbransonbelle.com for complete schedule.