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Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise

by Gray Line New Orleans Duration 2h Features animals Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
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Step aboard one of last authentic steam-powered sternwheelers for a memorable cruise around New Orleans on the Mississippi River. Hear stories of the Big Easy's rich history as you tap your feet to acclaimed live jazz music from the Dukes of Dixieland.

You board the Natchez near the illustrious French Quarter, and then watch as the crew throws off the mooring lines and listen to the puff of steam engines as the massive paddle wheel pushes you off along the Mississippi's winding banks. As you cruise, listen for the catchy jazz riffs of the Dukes of Dixieland as you relax in the comfortable interior by the bar or out on the open-air deck.

Along the ride, overhead commentary retells the details of the Battle of New Orleans, and you can imagine how Mark Twain got his inspiration for his hijinks-filled stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. For the full experience, you can also opt to enjoy dinner onboard, with a buffet-style meal of Cajun favorites and New Orleans classics that's sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Steamboat NATCHEZ will be out of service January 21 - February 15, 2019 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.

Step aboard one of last authentic steam-powered sternwheelers for a memorable cruise around New Orleans on the Mississippi River. Hear stories of the Big Easy's rich history as you tap your feet to acclaimed live jazz music from the Dukes of Dixieland.

You board the Natchez near the illustrious French Quarter, and then watch as the crew throws off the mooring lines and listen to the puff of steam engines as the massive paddle wheel pushes you off along the Mississippi's winding banks. As you cruise, listen for the catchy jazz riffs of the Dukes of Dixieland as you relax in the comfortable interior by the bar or out on the open-air deck.

Along the ride, overhead commentary retells the details of the Battle of New Orleans, and you can imagine how Mark Twain got his inspiration for his hijinks-filled stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. For the full experience, you can also opt to enjoy dinner onboard, with a buffet-style meal of Cajun favorites and New Orleans classics that's sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Steamboat NATCHEZ will be out of service January 21 - February 15, 2019 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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Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise

Activity Location

Mississippi River

New Orleans

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Toulouse Street Dock Ticket Office

    400 Toulouse Street

    New Orleans 70130


Highlights

  • River cruise on an old-fashioned steamboat paddle wheeler

  • Chance to view historic site of the Battle of New Orleans

  • Music by Grammy-nominated jazz band Dukes of Dixieland

  • Breezy open-air decks, cozy interior seats & onboard bar

  • Option to add on a buffet-style dinner with classic dishes


Inclusions

  • Scenic cruise on the Steamboat NATCHEZ

  • Live jazz music

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children under 5 and younger are complimentary for the cruise only. Children 1 and younger are complimentary for the cruise and dining option.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible only to the main deck, where food, bar service, and restrooms are located.

  • Boarding starts at 6 PM. Cruise departs the dock at 7 PM.

  • Steamboat NATCHEZ will be out of service January 21 - February 15, 2019 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.


Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise ratings based on 141 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5

2/5 Jan 10, 2019

Kind of disappointed of this tour. You actually see nothing because the ship going between some port industrial things. Quality of the jazz ensemble is not good (trust me, I am a professional musician). If you want to eat you need to pay additional $39 for buffet. Doesn’t worth it at all.

1/5 Jan 03, 2019

Food was horrible. Our waitress was so in impatient she kept asking if we were finished with our food when we were still eating. It’s definitely not worth the money.

Jennifer K

United States

1/5 Dec 29, 2018

The food was cheaply made and nothing compared to the amazing food you get in New Orleans. The cruise was boring. Just went around the river and came back. No narrated info, history, interaction. Crew was just trying to hurry people off the dinner tables. I could’ve definitely spent my money in a better way.