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New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans
Water activity

New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

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

Likely to sell out

Journey back in time along the graceful current of the Mississippi River 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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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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 a Creole lunch, if option is selected
Full description

Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans on a cruise aboard the Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez, the only authentic steamboat in New Orleans. Cruise along the Mississippi River, listen to live jazz music, and enjoy an optional lunch of local fare. Your cruise from the heart of the French Quarter and takes you back to a time when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. Set out to see New Orleans from the Mississippi River, one of the world's most active ports.

While on board, visit the museum-quality engine room to learn how steam powers this magnificent boat through the "Mighty Mississippi." Add an optional Creole lunch to your cruise, prepared fresh on board and served with your choice of coffee and iced tea. Savor the tastes of New Orleans before docking back where you started the tour.

Sample Menu Lunch (subject to season and availability)

• Southern fried fish

• Red beans and rice

• Jambalaya

• Salad du jour

  • Steamboat cruise
  • Live narration
  • Calliope jazz concert
  • Creole lunch (if option selected)
  • Coffee and iced tea (if lunch option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

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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
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4.4 /5

based on 1836 reviews

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The gardens were spectacular. However the day we were there it was 36C, and there was a 4 hour wait to get into the palace if Versailles. We were very disappointed, but there was no way we could wait for 4 hours in that heat. So we paid a lot of money, and never saw the inside I feel like it was a waste of our money.

February 23, 2023

We went on a very nice day. It was better than I expected. 100/10. Narrator was loud and clear. Also live jazz music on the cruise. Ticket will have to be printed out at the kiosk even you bought online. Ticket will say come 30 min before boarding but you should come 45 min before because of the seats on the cruise. Overall, I was so happy with the service.

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February 23, 2023

Cruise was very informative and enjoyable. Lunch was just ok and even though I reserved second seating we were bumped to first seating which didn’t work for us since we ate breakfast and we were not informed until I noticed the printed tickets you get just before boarding. Would take just the cruise and skip lunch since there are many choices to buy once on board

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February 6, 2023

Product ID: 22810