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See Knoxville from the Volunteer Princess - Knoxville, Tennessee

The cruises originate at Volunteer Landing Marina.
The cruises originate at Volunteer Landing Marina.
Jimmy Jacobs

Knoxville, Tennessee is a historic old river city located in the northeast corner of the state. The Holston and French Broad rivers join in downtown to create the Tennessee River. Founded in 1786, the town was the first capital of the state, was the scene of fighting in the Civil War and has a long and colorful history.

The Volunteer Princess at the dock prior to a cruise.
Jimmy Jacobs

One good way to get a perspective of the city is to view it from the Tennessee River aboard a dinner cruise on the Volunteer Princess. The 96-foot luxury yacht can carry up to 149 passengers as it sails along the downtown waterfront of the city.

The venture originates at Volunteer Landing, which is just minutes from the campus of the University of Tennessee, the Downtown Market Square and the Old City Knoxville attractions.

As the cruise unfolds you get close glimpses of the university’s Neyland Statium, the 3-mile Riverwalk and the regal mansions on the bluffs above the river.

The Volunteer Princess offers a special Father’s Day brunch cruise this weekend. What better way to put a smile on dad’s face than enjoying a leisurely float along the river with a full brunch menu on his special day?

Another option is to look ahead to next month and the 4th of July cruise. That one includes dinner and a river view of the evening fireworks display over the city.