Texas Attractions: Southern Empress Cruises
Location: Lake Conroe (see description)
Address: 600 Del Lago Blvd., Montgomery, TX 77356
Phone: 800-324-2229 or 936-588-3000
About Southern Empress Cruises:
The Southern Empress is a Victorian-styled riverboat that plies the waters of Lake Conroe for dinner cruises, party cruises, and special-event cruises. The boat is docked at the Del Lago Resort on Lake Conroe, north of Houston.
The Southern Empress is a replica of an 1800s-era sternwheeler riverboat ... which means it's a paddleboat. Yep, a real paddleboat with the big sternwheel in the rear. The Southern Empress is 131 feet in length and has three decks, or levels.
The boat has a dining room, dance floor, wedding chapel, a casino area for casino cruises, and a split level open deck up top for viewing the beautiful Lake Conroe and its surroundings.
Southern Empress Cruises on Lake Conroe include champagne brunch cruises on the first and third Saturday of the month; Luncheon-on-the-Lake cruises Monday through Friday (so long as the boat is not reserved for a special party such as a wedding); and the Sternwheeler Buffer, a night cruise that includes dinner and dancing. There are also specialty cruises throughout the year, such as the Independence Day cruise that includes fireworks viewing. Various charters are also available.
Contact Southern Empress Cruises to inquire about reservations or pricing.
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