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  3. New Orleans
  4. S.S. Natchez

New Orleans: Sunday Brunch Steamboat Jazz Cruise

Product ID: 38074
Cruise aboard the only surviving steamboat in New Orleans and listen to cool jazz on this relaxing 2-hour tour. Savor the flavors of a Southern style brunch, and step back in time to when life was as slow as the Mississippi River itself.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Cruise aboard the only surviving authentic steamboat in New Orleans
  • Relax to the sounds of Jazz
  • Enjoy privileged views of New Orleans and the Mississippi River
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 smooth jazz fills your ears.

The 2-hour cruise sets sail from the heart of the French Quarter and seating is available indoors and on deck for the very best views of the river and city. 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.

Sunday Brunch Menu

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice
Brown Sugar Pineapple Glazed Ham
Shrimp and Grits, shrimp sautéed with onion, bell pepper, and garlic served alongside hot butter grits
Scrambled Eggs, choice of a classic scramble or scramble with fresh spinach and tomato
Biscuits and Gravy, a popular Southern breakfast dish with sausage and white gravy
Turkey Sausage Patties
Waffle Station, made to order with selection of toppings
Mini Croissants and Biscuits, served with jellies and preserves
Fruit Salad
Greek Style Yogurt, served with almond and cinnamon granola
Bananas Foster, a New Orleans original! Fresh sliced bananas sautéed in butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and rum. Served warm atop vanilla ice cream. 
White Chocolate Bread Pudding, a soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in rich custard with a decadent white chocolate sauce
Community Coffee and Iced Tea included
*Menu items are subject to change
  • 2-hour cruise
  • Brunch (if option chosen during booking)
  • Live music
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please arrive at the Gray Line Lighthouse - 400 Toulouse Street (behind Jax Brewery) at least 15 minutes prior to boarding time to exchange your voucher for a boarding ticket.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Boarding begins 1-hour before departure
• Menu items are subject to change and availability
• 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

4.2 / 5

based on 170 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Over priced

The trip down the river was lovely, relaxing, the band where great. Be careful booking with the app, as it stated I had booked the brunch, but when I got there, the staff told me I had not, and I end up buying food separately. Food was basic for price, however, cocktails in the top bar were lovely. Mobile ticket needs to be converted into paper at the Lighthouse ticket office.

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April 23, 2019

Lovely and relaxing.

There really isn’t much to see on the river , as far as historical landmarks are concerned but it was a relaxing ride especially if you’ve never been on a paddle boat. They have a brunch you could pay for but you need to do that in advance as they run out of space early on.

August 28, 2018

Fun ride up the Mississippi!

Fun ride up the Mississippi River. The jazz band was nice. Food was good. The staff tolerated my crazy little boys. Wish that we had a seat ethier closer to the band or near a window as it was hard to see from where we were seated but we got up and walked around the boat. Perfect morning in New Orleans. ****note you cannot use the printed tickents or mobile app to board the boat. You will need to trade these in for other tickets at the ticket stand so don’t waist your time in line before doing so.

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July 30, 2018

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Gray Line New Orleans

Product ID: 38074