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SUNDAY ENQUIRER EXCLUSIVE: ‘BB RIVERBOATS ADDS CRUISES, UPGRADES’ ~ New Executive Chef Jesus Picazo and the new ‘Princess Cruises’ ~ same family fun, rollin’ on the Ohio River! ~ thanks to @JeffWallner, @CinciEnquirer and @EnqBusiness

Posted in BB Riverboats with tags , , , , , , on 06/16/2013 by @CincinnatiPR

SUNDAY ENQUIRER EXCLUSIVE: BB Riverboats in Sunday Enquirer – BB Riverboats adds cruises, upgrades – PR by Andy Hemmer – 6.16.13

New Executive Chef and ‘Princess Cruise’ ~ same family fun! ~ at BB Riverboats this summer

34 years on the Ohio for Cincinnati riverboat dining/touring legend

 Introduction of ‘Princess Cruise’ at BB Riverboats spurred by family-friendly focus.

Catering to the princess in every girl. Particularly the little ones. On a river cruise!

New Chef Jesus brings fresh ideas, recipes and attitude to entertainment on the Ohio.

Press Release: New Executive Chef, Princess Cruises at BB Riverboats – Same Family Fun On The Ohio – Press Release by Andy Hemmer – 6.16.13

[NEWPORT, Ky. ~ June 16, 2013] Inside every girl, there’s a beautiful princess.

For the younger, pampered princess and her court, a fancy, fun-filled “Princess Cruise” sets sail this summer aboard BB Riverboats (, highlighting family-friendly entertainment and value with an Ohio River riverboat-dining and pleasure-cruise tradition.

Princess Cruises” were launched by BB Riverboats shortly after the Memorial Day kick-off of its busy summer season at the Newport-based, family-owned company, in response to the successful Friday afternoon “Pirates of the Ohio” cruises that run 3-4:30 p.m. every Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The first Princess Cruise ran June 1; the remaining three will run on July 6, Aug. 3 and Aug. 31, from noon to 2 p.m.

“When we saw what happened with Pirates of the Ohio – basically, our theme cruise business shot up 30 percent – we created a Princess version for the better half,” said Alan Bernstein, president of BB Riverboats. His son, Ben Bernstein, is the grandson of founder Ben Bernstein, and the company’s CFO.

In addition to the new Princess Cruise line of family entertainment, BB Riverboats is also pleased to announce its first new Executive Chef in 30 years, Chef Jesus Picazo of New York City, a Boone County transplant. Chef Picazo was most recently a sous chef at Jeff Thomas Catering in Ludlow, Ky.

BB Riverboats in Sunday Enquirer - Chef Jesus Picazo and owner Al Bernstein - in Sunday Enquirer - PR by Andy Hemmer - 6.16.13

Chef Jesus: Fresh and new ideas, ingredients, attitude

 “We knew Chef Jesus would deliver great food, which BB Riverboats has always been known for, but he’s also infused us with fresh and new ideas, and a great attitude, along with his ingredients,” said Ben Bernstein.

Formed in 1979, BB Riverboats still operates year-round, having grown to a $5 million business employing 150 and serving tens of thousands weekly. But now – and over the next three months – is when their real money is made, serving between 6,000-7,000 people every 2-3 days.

The Bernstein family name is synonymous with high-quality dining and entertainment on the river, starting with the Mike Fink Restaurant in Covington in 1977. Two years later, they opened BB Riverboats, operating for many years at the Covington base of the Roebling Suspension Bridge, before moving to Covington Landing in 1995; finally to its current locale at 101 Riverboat Row in Newport. Alan Bernstein created Tall Stacks in 1984 to commemorate Cincinnati’s bicentennial celebration in 1988, an event that draws up to 1 million people.

BB Riverboats offers sightseeing tours, lunch and dinner cruises, musical performances such as the Queen City Dixie Cats on a recent Christian Moerlein Beer & BBQ Cruise, and holiday cruises for events such as Father’s Day this Sunday, June 16. For more information, please call Alan or Ben Bernstein at (859) 261-8500 or visit For Princess Cruise info visit

Princess Cruise tickets cost $16, and princesses must be accompanied by an adult. Adult tickets are $20.

For media inquiries regarding BB Riverboats, please contact Mr. Andy Hemmer, TheWritingFiend@Large and President of PR at (513) 604-5428 or

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