The Belle of Louisville — a KY Icon — Just Got More Haunted…It’s Ghost Cruise Time
Previously, in this space, I believe I've mentioned my fascination with ghost ships. I'm not talking about ships on which actual ghosts roam--although that would be super cool and not terribly surprising. I'm talking about abandoned ships or boats that are left drifting on rivers, lakes, or the ocean.
I've always wondered what it would be like to come upon one. I'd imagine the first thing you'd do would be to contact the Coast Guard; it probably wouldn't be advisable to board an empty vessel.
But that's not a concern in Louisville KY, a city that's grown increasingly in love with Halloween over the years. Derby City usually features a NUMBER of fun Halloween activities...some of which are not just fun but incredibly scary. As it should be.
THE BELLE OF LOUISVILLE GHOST CRUISE
The city certainly didn't want to leave its iconic Belle of Louisville out of the picture, so now you can enjoy a "Ghost Cruise" aboard one of Kentucky's favorite attractions.
That is so cool. First of all, they had me at "time loop." Second of all, I'm glad to see there are two separate events--one for the kiddos and one for the grown-ups.
THE HISTORIC AND BEAUTIFUL BELLE OF LOUISVILLE
My parents were not creatures of habit, but they did seem to make a HABIT out of boarding the beautiful Belle of Louisville as often as possible. It may well have been their favorite thing to do away from us kids. I love the Belle of Louisville; what a tradition.
HUNTING FOR GHOSTS ABOARD THE BELLE OF LOUISVILLE
According to WLKY-Louisville, guests are encouraged--though not required--to where Halloween costumes and/or period attire. I don't think that's too much to ask to take a cruise during which you will be looking for ghosts. Several years ago, SYFY's Ghost Hunters took a look around the Belle:
So if you're ready for a fun night of scares this Halloween season, the Belle of Louisville is "belle"-owing.
Or is that Captain Winters? Hmm...