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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
Likely to sell out Booked 20 times yesterday

From US$ 50 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 20 times yesterday

Listen to the tunes of the Dukes Trio as you cruise down the Mississippi River. Enjoy the ride on the historic Steamboat Natchez and savor the flavors of New Orleans, if dinner option selected.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 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 Dukes Trio fills your ears. Departing from the heart of the French Quarter will take you along the graceful Mississippi River for a 2-hour cruise. Seating is available indoors and on our outdoor decks for the very best views of the Mississippi 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.

Ending back where you started, leave your cruise feeling invigorated by the Mississippi's fresh air.

Sample Dinner Menu

Natchez Tossed Salad

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Baked Chicken with a mushroom ragout

Bayou Seafood Pasta

Herb-Garlic Fingerling Potatoes

Pasta Primavera (Vegetarian)

Green Beans Almond

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Bananas Foster: A New Orleans original

Garlic Rolls

Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.

Includes
  • 2-hour boat cruise
  • Buffet dinner (if the option is selected)
  • Live music by the Dukes of Dixieland
  • Live narration from the captain
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 1160 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Definitely worth it! The cruise was lovely, and dinner and drinks were delicious. I loved the sunset as we sailed out, and the band was fantastic! Most of the staff were confused on times, such as when our dinner time slot was, and when the buffet was closing (apparently it is open 6-7:45). Despite us having a 7:45 time slot, we were seated for dinner at 6:30 when we arrived. Besides the confused timing, the cruise was overall a success! I would definitely recommend to friends.

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August 21, 2022

It was a beautiful ride on the ship. The food was wonderful, the band played music to match the evening. There was also a great sunset. A play of colors in all shades of red. The ride was an absolute highlight of our stay in New Orleans. It was a beautiful ride on the ship. The food was wonderful, the band played music to match the evening. There was also a great sunset. A play of colors in all shades of red. The ride was an absolute highlight of our stay in New Orleans.

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July 13, 2022

Perfect first night event. We got dinner and dessert then headed up to the top level to enjoy the live jazz band and the views. The captain talked about some of the historic buildings you saw along the Mississippi as well as explaining some of the boats we passed. It was an extremely enjoyable experience. I would recommend a light jacket for once the sun goes down.

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April 25, 2022

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