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Southern Empress Cruises

Cruise On Lake Conroe


Set sail on Lake Conroe with a tour on The Southern Empress! From romantic dinner cruises to business lunch outings and themed cruises, The Southern Empress features a wide variety of events to please lake-goers of all kinds.

Our 131-foot paddle-wheeler vessel was built in 1983 in a Mississippi shipyard. It was cut into sections and transported by 27 semi trucks to the captive waters of Lake Conroe, at Seven Coves. After being reassembled and touched up, The Southern Empress launched as one of the lake’s most recognizable icons.

Enjoy full meals on our food and drink cruises, featuring good ole’ down-home grub, including salad, an entree, drinks, and dessert. The Dinner Cruise lasts for three hours and offers a unique experience every time. A luncheon cruise is also offered once a month, during a weekday, for those who want to enjoy the lake during the day. The Cocktail Cruise sets sail on Saturdays, from 9:30 p.m. to midnight, with drinks available for purchase. Our DJ plays classic tunes from the ’60s to today’s pop. Patrons often hit the dance floor after dinner and explore the upper deck to take in the lake air and forest views. Check out the cruise calendar for the season’s schedule.

The Southern Empress has been featured in many blogs and magazines. The Empress hosts private and public cruises year-round; from the annual Fourth of July cruise to company Christmas parties.

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