New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

From $38 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. 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. Sample Menu Lunch Monday - Saturday on 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM cruises Natchez Tossed Salad Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Steamboat Round Pork Loin Bayou Seafood Pasta Paddlewheel Primavera Herb-Garlic Fingerling Potatoes Creole Creamed Spinach Green Beans Almondine White Chocolate Bread Pudding Bananas Foster La Louisiane Sliced French Bread Community Coffee and Iced Tea included Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.
  • 2-Hour cruise
  • Live Narration
  • Calliope concert
  • Creole lunch (if option chosen during booking)
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • Boarding begins 30 minutes before departure
  • 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.
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4.4 / 5

based on 995 reviews

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The view is gorgeous and the food delicious. You do eat lunch prior to boat launch if you choose the lunch/dinner option, but there are snacks and beverages available as well should you choose not. Seems cheaper to go with the onboard dining option as you get a great selection of cajun/creole food and some extra time aboard the beautiful paddle boat.

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May 7, 2021

you want to make sure you are towards the front of the line so that you can get a good table when you get into the dining room. apparently some people could reserve a table, didn't know that was an option, so there were limited tables by a window. you can watch the jazz band play on a tv screen from inside the room while you eat and the food was delicious. got some historical facts as we were going as well. very pleasant trip.

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March 1, 2021

The boat was beautiful and the guide told good stories about the Mississippi. The bar tenders were good and the drinks were not watered down. We did not book the lunch because we went to brunch before the boat ride. The food did not look very appetizing so we were happy with our choice.

February 27, 2020

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