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New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans

New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans
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Experience New Orleans from the best seat in the city on the steamboat Natchez as it glides along the Mississippi River. Savor the flavors of the Big Easy with a delicious buffet, if option is selected.

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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 musical sounds of the Dukes of Dixieland
  • Learn from live narration provided by a captain during your cruise
  • Experience breathtaking views of New Orleans from the water
  • Savor a Southern-style buffet (if you've chosen the tour option)
Full description

Journey back in time aboard the newly renovated Riverboat City of New Orleans. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the New Orleans atmosphere as the smooth jazz of the Dukes Trio fills your ears on this two-hour cruise on the mighty Mississippi, enjoying craft cocktails, and the sites.

Depart from the heart of the French Quarter and experience breathtaking views of New Orleans as the city skyline slips away. Seating is available indoors and on the outdoor decks for the very best views of the Mississippi River and New Orleans. Make sure you check out all four decks as the top deck view is a sight to see. 

Choose the dinner buffet option for a dinner menu including: Tossed salad, chicken and sausage gumbo, baked chicken with a mushroom ragout, Bayou seafood pasta, Creole vegetarian jambalaya, herb-garlic fingerling potatoes, pasta primavera, green beans, white chocolate bread pudding, Bananas Foster dessert, and garlic rolls. 

  • 2-hour boat cruise
  • Buffet dinner (if the option is selected)
  • Live music by the Dukes of Dixieland
  • Live narration from the captain
  • Climate-controlled indoor areas
  • 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
  • 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
  • There are two seating times for dinner: The first dinner seating is from 6pm-7:15pm, and the second dinner seating is from 7:45-9pm. Check with the hostess upon boarding for dining assistance
  • Menu items are subject to change by season and availability
  • Children under 6 (not occupying a seat on tours) come free of charge but are charged for food on cruises
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 1285 reviews

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The cruise was interesting, you got to see a lot of the shoreline and the city while listening to jazz music. The buffet food was sadly lacking, we only enjoyed the pasta portion but the rest of the food wasn't worth the cost in our opinion. Better to order off the menu than pay for the buffet

January 9, 2023

We had the dinner as well as the cruise, the food was very good with nice options. It included salad and soup which were both tasty. The server was kind but became annoyed when we tried to go to the bar to get our own drinks. That was a bit uncomfortable. The band was amazing and the cruise down the river was also very memorable - great sunset photos!

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November 7, 2022

We quite enjoyed the cruise, but despite the hefty dinner price tag, drinks aren't included and are quite expensive. We had been told to keep our cups for free soft drink refills during dinner, but ended up being charged for the refill anyway. The description says buffet dinner, but it really isn't a buffet; you line up to get a plate. I know they had two dinner timeslots to accommodate, but we felt quite rushed during dinner, which probably wasn't helped by the fact that it wasn't a buffet like we expected. There was little to no narration of the trip, which we were a bit disappointed by, but maybe that's because of where we were sitting. The food was good though and we thoroughly enjoyed the music on the upper deck.

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November 4, 2022

Product ID: 22812