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New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

Product ID: 22812
Listen to the cool jazz of the Dukes of Dixieland on-board 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.
About this activity
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 of Dixieland
  • Savor a Southern style buffet (if option chosen)
  • Enjoy views over New Orleans
Full description
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 world-acclaimed Dukes of Dixieland 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.

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
Steamboat Round: Certified Angus beef, carved to order with natural au jus and a horseradish cream sauce
Pork Loin: Served with a Creole mustard sauce
Bayou Seafood Pasta: Crawfish tails and shrimp tossed in a white wine and garlic Parmesan cream sauce with penne
Paddlewheel Primavera: Fusilli pasta, zucchini, squash, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes tossed in a zesty basil pesto
Herb-Garlic Fingerling Potatoes: Fingerling potatoes roasted with fresh rosemary, thyme, garlic and ground pepper
Creole Creamed Spinach: Spinach with mozzarella, Parmesan and cream cheese
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
La Louisiane Sliced French Bread
Community Coffee and Iced Tea included
Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.
  • 2-hour cruise
  • Buffet dinner (if chosen during booking)
  • Live music
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Boarding begins 1-hour before departure
• 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

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 664 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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We had a nice time on the steam boat, the band Dukes of Dixieland was very entertaining. I feel the price is a bit high for the non-dinner option considering you still have to pay for snacks and other than listen to the band, buy souvenirs and check out the engine room there are no other activities to do. Overall it was nice, I do wish there were more lights down the river, we couldn't see much after 8, but I am sure as sunrise gets later in the day in the summer it is a better experience.

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March 18, 2020

Great staff and wonderful boat. Food needs some work - meat options were dry - but still a lot of fun. Food should have been cajun - jambalaya instead of pasta primavera. Roast beef dry.....disappointed it was not regional cuisine. Jambalaya would have been easy and better. Other options for buffet would be crawfish étouffée which can also be done without getting dry.

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February 18, 2020

Lovely trip on the Mississippi. You can sit on the deck and drink cocktails watching the sunset, visit the engine room and enjoy a delicious Southern feast. Highly recommended.

March 16, 2020

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Gray Line New Orleans

Product ID: 22812