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New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans

New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans
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From US$ 39 per person

Board the Steamboat Natchez and be transported back in time. Journey along the graceful current and learn why New Orleans was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River on this two-hour jazz cruise.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy the sounds of calliope music on your 2-hour cruise
  • Go back in time aboard the only authentic steamboat in New Orleans
  • Visit the meticulously preserved steam engine room
  • Savor an optional Creole lunch
Full description

Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans and take a journey back in time aboard the Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez, the only authentic steamboat in New Orleans. Cruise along the Mississippi River, enjoying an optional delicious lunch, a brunch, or simply listening to the incredible live jazz band onboard. Your two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter takes you back to a time when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. The tour will take guests to see New Orleans from the river, one of the world's most active ports. Visit our museum quality Engine Room to learn how steam powers this magnificent boat through the “Mighty Mississippi.” Add an optional Creole lunch, prepared fresh on board, and savor the tastes of New Orleans as you relax on your 2-hour cruise, before docking back where you started the tour.

Sample Menu Lunch

Monday - Saturday on 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM cruises Southern Fried Fish Red Beans and Rice Jambalaya Salad Du Jour Community Coffee and Iced Tea included Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.

  • 2-hour steamboat cruise
  • Live narration
  • Calliope jazz concert
  • Creole lunch (if option selected)
  • Brunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Know before you go

  • Periodically, Steamboat Natchez will be out of service for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the Riverboat City of New Orleans
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 1578 reviews

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Although it rained for some of our cruise, the music was fantastic and the narration on the cruise was excellent. We signed up for the brunch and were very pleased with the food. The fish was delicious and the sweet tea and the bloody mary was the best we had in NOLA. The rain stopped and we were able to go outside and enjoy the remainder of the cruise.

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June 13, 2022

Really fun time, food was a little early at 11:15 but good quality. At first I thought the cruise would be uncomfortably busy due to the size of the queue but boat is deceptively large and was full but didn’t feel cramped. Good commentary and the live jazz band was outstanding. Natchez isn’t running at the minute as being refurbed but the City of New Orleans was a worthy stand in.

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May 23, 2022

Would definitely get there as soon as boarding starts to get a seat, need to make sure there is seats for people, had lots of people “save” seats or block the seats just so someone wouldn’t sit next to them. I arrived on time but not early and had a 5 yr old that no one was willing to even give up the extra seat next to them so she could sit.

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April 9, 2022

Product ID: 22810