Easter is a very important religious holiday for Christians across the world, and considered the most celebrated holiday, with Christmas celebrations a close second. Families gather together to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus at the church of their choosing, and then traditionally spend the day enjoying great food, the company of family and friends, and fun activities for the kids. The Star of Knoxville celebrates each year with a wonderfully relaxing cruise down the scenic Tennessee river, a delicious buffet of traditional Easter foods, and even an Easter Egg Hunt on the boat for the kids.

The Star of Knoxville will be serving up all your Easter favorites including assortment of danish and muffins, fresh seasonal fruit display, miniature quiche, sausage links, hashbrowns, biscuits and gravy, southern style green beans, sweet corn, tossed garden salad, fresh baked rolls with butter, coffee and tea, baked breast of chicken and from our carving station, Honey Clove Ham. Ham is a traditional Easter good in the United States because before refrigeration, meat that was not consumed during the winter months was cured for spring. That process took several months, so the first hams were usually ready around the time spring, and Easter, rolled around.

Easter eggs are also commonly associated with Easter, because eggs signify new beginnings in many cultures. As far back the 1200’s, eggs have been gold-leafed and decorated for the Easter celebration. Children across the country enjoy Easter Egg Hunts on Easter, hoping to find the special Easter Egg with the best prize!

The Easter bunny visits young children bringing baskets of goodies to be enjoyed. The bunny is another symbol of new beginnings and fertility – everyone knows the quick reproductive habits of the hare and the rabbit!

Of course Easter coincides with the coming of spring after a long, cold winter. Trees are budding, flowers are growing and new life is beginning everywhere in nature. It is truly one of the most beautiful and interesting times to cruise the Tennessee River.

Join us on the Star of Knoxville for our Easter Brunch cruise on March 27th. We board at noon, and sail from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. You will enjoy great food, fun for the whole family, and a relaxing cruise down a budding Tennessee River. This cruise typically sells out, so book early!