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New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

From US$ 50 per person

Listen to the cool jazz of the Dukes Trio onboard a steamboat. Depart from the heart of the French Quarter and journey down the slow and graceful Mississippi river. Enjoy a dinner cruise and savor the flavors of New Orleans.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy a cruise aboard the only surviving authentic steamboat in New Orleans
  • Relax to the sounds of the Dukes Trio
  • Savor a Southern style buffet (if option chosen)
  • Enjoy views over New Orleans
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Journey back in time aboard the Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez – the only surviving authentic steamboat in New Orleans. Sit back, relax and enjoy the New Orleans atmosphere as the smooth jazz of the Dukes Trio fills your ears. This 2-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter will take you along the graceful Mississippi River. Seating is available indoors and on deck for the very best views of the river and the City of New Orleans. The indoor areas are climate-controlled and the outdoor space allows for tours of all levels of the boat. There is nothing more charming than an evening on the Steamboat Natchez.

Ending back where you started, leave your cruise feeling invigorated by the Mississippi's fresh air.

Sample Dinner Menu

Natchez Tossed Salad: Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions and croutons with a sugar cane vinaigrette and served family style Chicken and Sausage Gumbo: Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice Baked Chicken: Served with a mushroom ragout Bayou Seafood Pasta: Crawfish tails and shrimp tossed in a white wine and garlic Parmesan cream sauce with penne Herb-Garlic Fingerling Potatoes: Fingerling potatoes roasted with fresh rosemary, thyme, garlic and ground pepper Pasta Primavera: Fusilli pasta, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, in a zesty basil pesto Green Beans Almondine: Southern style green beans topped with toasted almond slivers White Chocolate Bread Pudding: A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in a rich custard with a decadent white chocolate sauce Bananas Foster: A New Orleans original. Fresh sliced bananas sautéed in butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and rum. Served warm atop vanilla ice cream Garlic Rolls Community Coffee and Iced Tea included Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.

  • 2-hour cruise by boat
  • Buffet dinner (if option selected)
  • Live music by the Dukes Trio
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants aged 5 and older must present either proof of initial vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • The Steamboat Natchez does not qualify for producing gluten-free meals as established by the GFCO (Gluten-Free Certification Organization), and therefore must decline a guest's request for a special meal
  • Children under 6 (not occupying a seat on tours) come free of charge but are charged for food on cruises
  • 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

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4.4 /5

based on 915 reviews

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Cleo and Tran made this cruise a wonderful experience. The food an service was amazing. Thank you 2 for maki.g this an exceptional experience. It appears that this experience focus on providing quality service and it is showing! Will tell my fam about you as a MUST while in the Nola

December 17, 2021

We got there around 6:05 to board and there was a very long line. The staff is quick about getting everyone on board. When we first got on I was pretty nervous because there were no open seats that weren’t in the sun outside. Everyone gets on and grabs a seat right away. I ended up going inside to get a drink and at least sit in the AC for a bit, and after a while people move and there were plenty of places to sit outside. Don’t panic if you arrive a little later, as the evening goes on you will find seats outside. I did not purchase the buffet. The band was good, the drinks were good, and the staff friendly and professional. I really enjoyed the ride.

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July 23, 2021

This was the perfect ending to a great trip. I normally don't give reviews but seeing that i was able to determine whether or not I would book this cruise based on the reviews, is what made me book it. it was truly the icing on the cake and (again) the perfect ending to our 4 day trip to New Orleans for the first time.

July 20, 2021

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