Belle of Louisville Riverboats is excited to participate in Fund for the Arts’ Cultural Pass program again in 2022! The Cultural Pass is a free summer program available to children (ages 0 to 21) in the Greater Louisville area that offers them and one parent per family free admission to a variety of venues, including select cruises aboard the Belle of Louisville and Mary M. Miller! Reservations are required.
Belle of Louisville Riverboats presents history through a variety of engaging events—entertaining and educating over 12 million passengers since 1963. Our two vessels - the Belle of Louisville & the Mary M. Miller - look forward to welcoming Cultural Pass participants aboard, with history and education in the forefront of your experience! These 90-minute cruises on the Ohio River are certain to enhance and encourage the educational and historical standpoint of our passengers' experience. The Cultural Pass can be used on select cruises beginning June 1, 2022.
cultural pass faqs
what is the cultural pass?
The Cultural Pass is a free summer program available to children (ages 0 to 21) in the Greater Louisville area that offers them and one parent per family free admission to a variety of venues. Participants can sign up and receive their Cultural Pass at their local library.
what activities are there on a cultural pass cruise?
Our Education & Programs team is excited to offer narration, Adventure Passports and a sightseeing scavenger hunt on our Cultural Pass cruises!
when can i use my cultural pass?
Belle of Louisville Riverboats is excited to offer specific cruises to Cultural Pass participants this year that put history and education in the forefront of your experience! Therefore, Cultural Passes can only be redeemed on Cultural Pass specific cruises on select dates.
Please note that if a date is not available in the calendar, then either a Cultural Pass cruise is not being held on that date OR the Cultural Pass cruise is sold out. Cultural Pass cruises are being held on June 1, June 8, June 11, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 24, July 27, August 3, August 7 and August 28.
how do i redeem my cultural pass towards a cruise?
Cultural Pass cruises can only be booked on the Cultural Pass page
of the website. To book, you will need the six digit Cultural Pass Barcode number on the back of the Cultural Pass. (This will act as a redemption code towards your cruise.) If you are booking with multiple Cultural Passes, you will need to separate each barcode number with a comma.
what happens if i cannot make my scheduled cruise?
If you cannot make it to your scheduled cruise, please contact our Guest Services office with as much advanced notice as possible. We require a minimum 24-hours notice to move your reservation to a different date, contingent on cruise availability. Please note that if you miss your cruise, your Cultural Pass cannot be redeemed towards a different or “make-up” cruise.
Please note that our Guest Services office is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. The Guest Services Office is closed on Mondays.
where can i get my cultural pass stamped?
Cultural Passes can be stamped by our Guest Services team when boarding the boat, inside our Ticket office or by our Education and Programs team while onboard.