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New Orleans: Sunday Jazz Cruise Aboard a Steamboat

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans

New Orleans: Sunday Jazz Cruise Aboard a Steamboat

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans
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From US$ 39 per person

Likely to sell out

Cruise aboard the only surviving steamboat in New Orleans and listen to cool jazz on this relaxing 2-hour tour. Step back in time to when life was as slow as the Mississippi River itself.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 soak up the New Orleans atmosphere as smooth jazz fills your ears. Set sail from the heart of the French Quarter with seating 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. Experience a charming afternoon on Steamboat Natchez.

Choose to simply relax and take in the sights or enhance your cruise with brunch served on board.

Sunday Brunch Menu

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice Natchez Tossed Salad, mixed greens, tomato, cucumbers, red onions and croutons with a sugar cane vinaigrette Shrimp and Grits, shrimp sautéed with onion, bell pepper, and garlic served alongside hot butter grits Grillades and Grits "Gree-yahds", a traditional Creole dish with braised beef and homemade brown gravy, over stone-ground "corn" cooked to a smooth texture Crescent City Eggs, baked egg casserole with spinach, red onion, tomatoes, mushrooms, andouille sausage, green onions and cheese Turkey Sausage Patties Pain Perdu Thick Cut Bread, slices soaked in sweet custard mix, cinnamon swirl, and whipped cream topping, the French cousin of America's "French Toast" O' Brien Potatoes, served with peppers and onions Creole Creamed Spinach, spinach with mozzarella, parmesan, and cream cheese Mini Croissants and Biscuits, served with jellies and preserves Fruit Salad 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

Includes
  • Steamboat cruise
  • Brunch (if option chosen during booking)
  • Live music
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Check-in at the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat NATCHEZ Dock), one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter. The Lighthouse is located at 400 Toulouse St. (on Google Maps).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Boarding begins 1-hour before departure
  • Menu items are subject to change and availability
  • The Steamboat Natchez is currently taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience of a leisurely cruise on the mighty Mississippi
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 254 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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I’ve read a lot of bad reviews before booking the tickets and was doubtful about this activity. Surprisingly, I couldn’t find a single flaw during our trip. Yes, there is a long line to get on a boat but it passes very fast. The staff on the boat is very friendly and helpful. We had a brunch, only waited about 5 minutes to be seated. The waiters at the restaurant are great too, the food was quite delicious for a boat restaurant. There is a bar with all kinds of drinks, no matter if you’re having brunch or not. The band was on the boat and was playing during the boat trip, there also was a guide who introduced some basic touristic info about the boat, Mississippi, New Orleans etc.. I live in New Orleans and I can definitely recommend this trip to the locals and travelers. If you’re too spoiled or negative, you will find flaws everywhere. But if you know how to enjoy your time, you’ll enjoy this trip.

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April 25, 2022

The boat ride was fun and the jazz band entertaining. The brunch was just ok. The gumbo and creamed spinach were good but the breakfast potatoes and sausages were dry and the egg casserole so-so. They had a beef stew like dish i didn’t try but my traveling companions said was good.

January 31, 2022

Cruise was the perfect length and a really enjoyable run down and back from the city. Boarding was fast and efficient with Gina, the director, taking time to talk with our family and make us feel like special guests. The food for the brunch was surprisingly good - it could have easily been phoned in, but offered a great sampling of local cuisine. It was a great time - thanks a lot!

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April 12, 2021

Product ID: 38074