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Natchez Steamboat Cruise

Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
504 569-1401
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Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat...
Ranked #84 of 186 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Nightlife
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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.
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Adelaide, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The steam boat tour takes you downstream past the the sugar refinery, a school that has never been reopened post Katrina, the ford factory which was closed years ago, and miscellaneous tug boats etc etc. Rather than a trip downstream we imagined a trip upstream meandering around swamps and plantations. Luckily we did not purchase a ticket that included food... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We were in NOLA for a wedding and booked the Sunday Brunch cruise with several members of our family including our two grown sons. The weather was beautiful and the Steamboat is comfortable with plenty of room to roam even though there were lots of people on board. The jazz band was excellent and played at a comfortable volume. Be... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We booked a dinner cruise in November on probably what was the coldest night of the year! However in saying that the food was appalling! We knew it was a buffet but the food was of a poor quality and cold. It consisted of mainly meat with no vegetables. The drinks were also really expensive. The cruise was good and... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Today, I again went on a cruise on the steamboat NATCHEZ, along with some friends, and had a wonderful time of it. That ship has been the leading cruiser in New Orleans since 1982 when the SS President left. The food was excellent, and the staff was very friendly. I especially enjoyed talking to the souvenir shop staff. Today, the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Hubby and I paid about $75 for two tickets with buffet style lunch. The food was good and the staff was friendly. The cruise took about 2 hours and although it toured the Mississippi River it felt like we were a world away....

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Lutsen, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

It was very nicely done, efficient loading of passengers, interesting commentary on this industrial port, nice music, decent food and an excellent value. I don't do many attractions twice but I would do this one again!

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AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Natchez Steamboat Cruise, responded to this review

And we would be thrilled to have you come back again! More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This was our first time to ever take a MS River cruise on a steamboat. It was well worth the money. The ride was very smooth and relaxing. The jazz band was wonderful and it really captured the feel of New Orleans while we cruised with city on the horizon. We will be doing this again.

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189 reviews 189 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We took the 2 hour lunchtime river cruise and it was a very pleasant way to spend some time in the sun. However we though that 2 hours was long enough. We were ready to get off and see other sites of NO after that time. There is a lively commentary for half of the tour and then a Jazz... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Bossy Boots met us as we were ushered into the dining room (we were first sitting) - the only table for four was down the back behind a bulkhead with no external view. That really wasn't appealing: we were quite happy to sit separately at two tables for two (there were plenty of those). Bossy Boots wasn't having any of... More

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Roosevelt, NJ
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

to the Natchez Steamboat Cruise. I suggest taking one of the day cruises so you can see the shoreline. The tour narration is excellent. If you elect to have lunch or dinner, you will find the food to be good and the offerings generous. If you interested in the mechanical workings of the boat, don't overlook a trip down to... More

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AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Natchez Steamboat Cruise, responded to this review

Your title was quite enjoyed! We encourage people to view the steam engine room and how the paddlewheel moves the 265ft. long boat down the Mississippi River. As an authentic steamboat, the 26 ton wheel is what makes the trip possible. We have shared your review with a number of staff with your compliments on their hospitality. I am sorry... More

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