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New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
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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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 1288 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Excellent value. Good food. The water cruise was even more enjoyable after having taken the ELITE TOUR of all of NOLA. The Staff receives 5*** for their hospitality and the kindness I saw them display to MANY other passengers! A Must Do if you are looking to relax and kick back while touring the Legendary Mississippi!! WE WILL BE BACK!!! Ms. Dorothy gets OUR vote for SERVER OF THE YEAR 75 YEARS YOUNG!!!

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December 4, 2021

It was calming and very enjoyable. The brunch was very nice and the jazz music after was very enjoyable. The cruise was very nice and informative and they told a lot about the history of the area. The facility and restroom was very clean and they went over the top to insure all things were sterilized. They also checked for covid vaccinations before boarding the vessel and required masks when not outside or in the area eating.

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October 3, 2021

We were very disappointed in the lunch provided. It was billed as being fried chicken. What was served was very thin and dry fried fish fillets. The rest of the meal was all carbohydrates: macaroni salad, jambalaya, red beans and rice, and bread pudding for dessert. Not anything was very palatable and not good for a diabetic. I’ll never do the meal cruise again.

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August 10, 2021

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