Relax on board these magnificent ships that feature fabulous food, glorious amenities and incredible views
Lake Geneva Cruise Line (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
Founded in 1873, Lake Geneva Cruise Line, along with its parent company Gage Marine, is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year. Cruise the lake like the original lake homeowners did and see historical homes that are sure to impress.
Lake Geneva Cruise Line offers an unforgettable group outing out on the lake. Experience the history and beauty of the lakeshore homes in the resort town of Lake Geneva. Your group will love the comfort and amenities aboard Lake Geneva Cruise Line’s fleet of classic boats, offering a wide variety of narrated boat tours and meal cruises.
Step aboard the paddleboat named the Lady of the Lake as you view multi-million-dollar historical mansions, some built as early as the late 1800s by wealthy families fleeing the great Chicago Fire. With nearly one thousand estates lining the shore, you will see such names as Wrigley Complex and Wacker Home on your one- to two-hour boat tour. If you want an even closer look at the historical lakeshore estates, Lake Geneva Cruise Line also offers the Black Point Estate Tour, which also gets you inside one of the oldest homes on the lake.
Looking for a little more excitement? Watch the mail jumpers deliver the mail from a moving boat to the mailboxes on the piers on their US Mailboat Tour. For over 100 years, they have been delivering the mail to lake homes from June to September.
For those groups looking for more, Lake Geneva Cruise Line also offers meal cruises such as Sunday Brunch, weekday Luncheon Cruise, and Dinner Cruises. Try a new take on the classic Wisconsin dinner with a Supper Club Dinner Cruise – don’t forget to order your brandy old fashioned.
But the fun doesn’t stop when summer ends. Take their Fall Foliage Tour to see the beautiful leaves surrounding the lake. Or start a new holiday tradition aboard their Santa Cruise. Running late November through December, you’ll travel to Santa’s secret hideaway while viewing lakeshore light displays.
With over fifty years of group tour experience, the team at Lake Geneva Cruise Line will make planning and executing your group outing a breeze! Discount rates for groups of 10-19 and 20+ plus. Let the team at Lake Geneva Cruise Line help you plan the perfect group outing sure to please your entire group. (cruiselakegeneva.com)
Celebration River Cruises (Moline, Illinois)
Cruise the Mississippi River aboard the group friendly, the Celebration Belle. Family owned, the Celebration Belle is a 750-passenger riverboat offering several cruise options: lunch, dinner, daylong cruises Quad Cities to Dubuque, IA, music themed cruises including: Classic Oldies, Hits of the Decades, Tribute to Piano Men, Jazz, Fall Foliage & many more! Fall Cruises Dubuque, IA to Prairie du Chien, WI. Come hungry! All food freshly prepared onboard along with fabulous entertainment.
The 750-passenger Celebration Belle is the largest non-gaming boat on the Mississippi, offers lunch and dinner cruises. Upon departure from Moline, Illinois, lunch guests enjoy homemade sticky rolls and fresh fruit, followed by a hot buffet featuring baked cranberry-glazed breast of chicken, Alfredo pasta with vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, and green beans with sautéed bacon and onions, plus salads, rolls and dessert.
They are regaled with facts about the river and local history. On select dates, four-hour themed lunch sailings revolve around music genres, from country tunes to classic oldies from the 1950s and ’60s. On the Belle’s dinner dance cruises, the menu includes carved prime rib, and there is live music.
Celebration River Cruises offers multiple all-day cruises including a round-trip Alton to St. Louis cruise, a five-hour Dubuque to Savanna option, Dubuque to Moline, Dubuque to Prairie du Chien, LeClaire to Dubuque, a Moline to Clinton fall round-trip cruise and a Prairie du Chien to Dubuque cruise.
The Celebration Belle has significantly boosted tourism along the river. Visitors from as far as 1,000 miles away come to the area to cruise the Mississippi River. Celebration River Cruises has a large number of motorcoach groups that come to the Celebration Belle every year. The Schadler family hosts many international groups, including the King and Queen of Sweden.
In 39 years of business, the Schadlers have been involved in the Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois economy as restaurateurs and boat operators. They have demonstrated that their love of the river equals entrepreneurial success. Their pioneering spirit has been instrumental in making the Mississippi River a major national tourism attraction.
To book group space on Celebration, call 800-297-0034, ext.204, email email@example.com.