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New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans

New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans
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From US$ 55 per person

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Journey back in time along the graceful current of the Mississippi River and learn why New Orleans was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River on this two-hour jazz cruise.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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
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Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans on a cruise aboard the Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez, the only authentic steamboat in New Orleans. Cruise along the Mississippi River, listen to live jazz music, and enjoy an optional lunch of local fare. Your cruise from the heart of the French Quarter and takes you back to a time when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. Set out to see New Orleans from the Mississippi River, one of the world's most active ports.

While on board, visit the museum-quality engine room to learn how steam powers this magnificent boat through the "Mighty Mississippi." Add an optional Creole lunch to your cruise, prepared fresh on board and served with your choice of coffee and iced tea. Savor the tastes of New Orleans before docking back where you started the tour.

Sample Menu Lunch (subject to season and availability)

• Southern fried fish

• Red beans and rice

• Jambalaya

• Salad du jour

  • Steamboat cruise
  • Live narration
  • Calliope jazz concert
  • Creole lunch (if option selected)
  • Coffee and iced tea (if lunch option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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
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based on 1686 reviews

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The trip itself was a good experience and I’m happy to say I’ve now been on a boat on the Mississippi River. The band during the cruise we’re fantastic and the food was good. I am happy that I have done it but don’t expect to see much on the trip, the section of the river is a little boring and not much to see.

August 31, 2022

Unfortunately, it rained so hard and heavy for most of the tour. We had great seats to see the sites and catch the breezes but when the rain started we had to move inside and couldn't see much. The longer was very good and the pictures we took came out great.

August 27, 2022

We went on the New Orleans Jazz cruise and ate lunch there. When we sat our meal was brought to us, which was a variety of foods you can eat. Being allergic to seafood we were scared it was going to be all seafood, but it was not. The cruise itself was relaxing the music was wonderful. The souvenir pictures were a great thing to buy for us to remember the weekend we had.

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August 1, 2022

Product ID: 22810