The Spirit of Peoria, a paddle-wheel riverboat, will return to the region in September with a new Wine Tasting and Dinner Cruise.
ALTON — The Spirit of Peoria will welcome aboard Alton Little Theater for two evening dinner cruises on the Mississippi River this summer.
A murder mystery dinner and dinner cruise featuring the sounds of “Fame — The Musical” will be featured Aug. 31 and Sept. 21, respectively.
On Aug. 31, join the Alton Little Theater for an interactive night of murder mystery dinner theater. The cast will give guests clues to solve a murder in “Murder on the Mississippi,” also known as “Jewel of the Night,” the story of an international jewel thief wooing two sisters and causing a lot of mischief along the way. Guests will have fun figuring out “who done it” and competing for prizes while enjoying a full-service buffet dinner.
The murder mystery cruise will depart and return to The Loading Dock in Grafton. Boarding begins at 6 p.m. and the cruise is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cruising begins approximately 30 minutes after boarding. Ticket prices are $55 per person and there is limited seating.
Guests are in for a treat during the Sept. 21 dinner cruise. The cast of the Alton Little Theater will perform live musical selections from the high-spirited and popular “Fame — The Musical” while guests enjoy a full-service buffet dinner.
This cruise will depart and return to The Loading Dock in Grafton. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. and the cruise is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cruising begins approximately 30 minutes after boarding. Ticket prices are $55 per person and there is limited seating.
Tickets for both cruises may be purchased by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 258-6645 or online at VisitAlton.com/Cruise.
That is just one of the many cruises the Spirit of Peoria will offer this summer. The Spirit of Peoria offers sightseeing, brunch, lunch and dinner cruises throughout the season from Aug. 30 through Oct. 5.
Relax on the river with a 90-minute scenic morning or evening sightseeing cruise. Or let the chefs do the cooking during a lunch or dinner cruise along the Mississippi River. Sightseeing cruise tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $14 for children (ages 4-12), and infants are free. The two-hour lunch and brunch cruises are $45 per person inclusive. Dinner cruises are also available for $55 per person.
The Spirit of Peoria offers multiple cruises:
- 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 31, sightseeing cruise
- 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31, lunch cruise
- 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 31, murder mystery dinner theater
- 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 21, brunch cruise
- 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21, sightseeing cruise
- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 21, dinner with “Fame” cruise
- 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 5, sightseeing cruise
- 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5, lunch cruise
- 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5, sightseeing cruise
Sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises will depart from the Grafton Loading Dock, 401 Front St, Grafton. Boarding will begin half an hour before the listed time.
For cruising policies, go to VisitAlton.com/Cruise.