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Join BB Riverboats on September 15, 2019 for Aurora, Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration! The Belle of Cincinnati will depart Newport Landing for a leisurely breakfast and lunch cruise to this wonderful river city where guests can experience bicentennial festivities, downtown shopping and historic tours of Hillforest and the USS LST Ship Memorial—the only operational WWII Landing Ship Tank still afloat in US waters. Once in Aurora, we will also welcome aboard guests of the festival for scenic afternoon or evening dinner and sightseeing cruises along Aurora's riverfront. This is truly a once-in-two-hundred-year cruise you don't want to miss!

Departs Newport, KY

Sunday September 15, 2019

Breakfast/Lunch Cruise from Newport, KY to Aurora, IN

  • Sailing: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Boarding: 8:00 AM

Board the beautiful Belle of Cincinnati at our Newport Landing and cruise to historic Aurora, IN. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the trip.

Aurora Bicentennial Festival

  • 1:00 - 4:30 PM

Customers disembark in Aurora to enjoy Bicentennial festivities at their leisure.

PLEASE NOTE:Admission charges for Aurora festivities are not included in the cruise price.

Motorcoach Return

  • 4:45 - 5:30 PM

After their stay in Aurora, guests will return to Newport, Ky on a deluxe motor coach.

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Departs Aurora, IN

Sunday September 15, 2019

  • Afternoon Sightseeing

    Sailing: 3:00 - 4:00 PM


    Boarding: 2:30 PM

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  • Evening Dinner or Sightseeing

    Sailing: 7:30 - 10:00 PM


    Boarding: 6:30 PM


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Cruise to Aurora, IN

  • Adults/Seniors General Admission



  • Children Ages 4-12


    Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise

  • Adults/Seniors General Admission



  • Children Ages 4-12


    Dinner Cruise

  • Adults/Seniors General Admission



  • Children Ages 4-12


    Evening Sightseeing Cruise

  • Adults/Seniors General Admission



  • Children Ages 4-12


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  • Romaine leaf salad with parmesan cheese, croutons and dressing

  • Carved sirloin served with au jus and creamy horseradish

  • Marinated chicken breast

  • Fresh seasonal vegetable

  • Roasted potato

  • Pasta primavera

  • Cheesecake

Dietary Restrictions?

If a member of your party requires a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meal, please note this selection when making your reservation and other options will be made available on your cruise.

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