In the spirit of the Ohio River’s historic role in transportation, BB Riverboats continues the tradition of majestic riverboat travel. Victorian-style riverboats “The Belle of Cincinnati” and the “River Queen” resemble the white-with-red-trim beauties of the post-Civil War era. Of course, these two were built within the past 20 years, but the look and experience evokes what Cincinnati travel would have been like in the late-1800s. Boat excursions vary from the one-hour sightseeing trip to the two-hour dining cruise. It’s possible to take the longer cruise without paying for the meal. Even if you don’t eat, you can dance. There are dance floors on each deck of the “Cincinnati Belle” and Sunday’s brunch and dinner excursions include a Dixieland band. All trips include highlights of Cincinnati’s landmarks and history. If you just want a snack, there’s a concession stand on board.