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Natchez Steamboat Cruise

Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
504 569-1401
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Ranked #20 of 199 nightlife in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours, Jazz Bars, Ships
Activities: Nightlife
Owner description: Cruise back in time aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ, the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River. Depart from the heart of the historic French... more » Owner description: Cruise back in time aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ, the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River. Depart from the heart of the historic French Quarter on our daily Harbor Cruise at 11:30am & 2:30pm. Board to the sounds of the Steam Calliope, followed by a trip to the museum quality steam engine room, live historic and port narration brings the Mississippi River alive during your two-hour cruise. Optional food is prepared on-board Monday-Saturday. Sundays are perfect when you join our Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch. And for a truly unique view of the City of New Orleans board the Steamboat Natchez for our Dinner Jazz Cruise at 7:00pm with the Grammy nominated Dukes of Dixieland. New Orleans food is prepared with fresh ingredients, special seasonings and love, buffet style - sure to please those who want to experience our local cuisine. Southern hospitality is in large supply at our fully stocked bar and our mixologists will dazzle you with their specialty drinks. « less
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Princeton, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This tour was wonderful. It allows you to see New Orleans from the water while listening to love soothing jazz. The staff in the 2nd floor bar were awesome and catered to our needs. The photo taken prior to boarding the boat came out so nice! One of the workers on the boat named Dwayne was very helpful and friendly... More

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Valparaiso, IN
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Even at a "senior" rate of $75 for 2 of us, this semi-interesting cruise did not deliver value commensurate with price. Except for a faroff glimpse of the Chalmette Battlefield for War of 1812 buffs downriver and lighted New Orleans bridges upriver, the scenery is not great. Seeing the Dixieland jazz "live" is only available to those who leave the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The cruise was very nice, and I would recommend it. But I do not recomment the buffet. I totally agree with some of the other reviews. The food was terrible. I booked the buffet thinking since we were going on an early afternoon cruise it would be more convenient. I wasn't expecting a great meal, but it really was not... More

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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32 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We spent a lovely couple of hours on the Natchez one afternoon. The views aren't great - Mississippi is a working river, there was a commentary going down river and a jazz band on the way back. We had the opportunity to go into the engine room which was interesting. Photos taken before you board are expensive but you don't... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We took the evening dinner cruise and liked the buffet, but the jazz music was lots of fun. The dinning room was late 1800's décor with lots of brass lighting fixtures and woodwork. Enjoyed the cruise on the river and still had plenty of evening left to explore the French Quarter.

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Miami, Florida
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

A great way to spend 2 hours out the heat and humidity is to ride up the river on the jazz cruise. We ate lunch before and skipped the buffet. The buffet is served as soon as the cruise leaves and is very crowded. The first hour is narrated with comments about New Orleans history and landmarks along the way.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The cruise is nice -- a bit long for the lack of things you can actually see along the way, but worth the ticket price when you have a BOGO Entertainment coupon. Do NOT pay the extra fee for the buffet (unless you simply want to pay for the added convenience of being in air conditioning). The food was awful,... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I enjoyed this cruise and glad I didn't opt for the lunch. We walked from one side of the boat to the other to get better views of what the Captain was narrating. I would've felt confined if I had been eating.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was a great experience. The Natchez staff were a friendly bunch. It was a very laid back, relaxing activity; one that I look forward to doing again!

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Atascadero
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a large group of 14, family! We had a great time! Super service in the kitchen and bar. Fun Jazz band too. The food was a great basic buffet, hit the spot. Worth every penny, we very much enjoyed it!

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