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Natchez Steamboat Cruise

Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
504 569-1401
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Ranked #86 of 182 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours, Ships, Boat Tours
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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Cancun, Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

What a great way to spend a warm sunny day than cruising down the river. I enjoyed the music, open access to visit the steam engine room, quality drinks and informative history.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We booked the Sunday brunch tour and enjoyed it very much. RESERVATIONS: I made them in advance by phone and picked up our boarding passes at the nearby "lighthouse" building. No problems. GETTING THERE: I walked, pushing my companion in a wheelchair from a nearby hotel. French Quarter sidewalks are sketchy in spots, with the occasional missing brick and pothole.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We went on this trip on a really nice day, the views are grwat and the commentary explains interesting points. We did not have a meal on board, although this was an option. There was a live jazz band on the return journey.

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Altofts, Yorkshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The unexpected and charming steam driven Calliope organ welcomes you to the ship. We had the meal, tasty but not much choice. An informative commentary about the Natchez, the Mississippi, and New Orleans kept us entertained. The on board music was a bit of a disappointment. Warning.........if you are of a nervous disposition stick your fingers in your ears as... More

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This was a 2 hour jazz and dinner cruise we did for our 11th anniversary. The cruise included dinner and jazz music from the Dukes of Dixieland. The food was okay but the band was fantastic. The cruise went up the Mississippi River approximately 10 miles and back. The band played jazz songs to serenade us along the trip. Parking... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Myself and a very large group (40) went on this cruise. As soon as we boarded we were seated in the dining room and served lunch. The food was good. The only problem was by the time we finished eating we had missed the narrated sites.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This was so much fun! From the beginning, while we were standing in line and someone was playing the organ on the top of the boat this was a unique experience. We went on the lunch cruise. The food was pretty good, nothing great but good. But sitting out on the deck and getting a brief history of what you... More

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

You have made our day with this review. Such a positive and factual response helps us to share with and to thank our staff for their hard work each and every day . We hope you will come back to New Orleans and join us again. More

Grantsburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Loved the cruise on the Mississippi. The music was great and the food for lunch was reasonable and quite tasty. We loved the Steamboat and the historic tour info.

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Columbia, Tn
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the cruise, we entered the air conditioned dining room upon getting on the boat, a the cruise started the food and staff were ready for us. The selection was very good, I had red beans and rice, turkey sausage, corn bread and butter, and tea, my spouse and sister in law had catfish, red beans and rice,... More

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

We appreciate your complimentary review of your Steamboat experience. I am sure your interaction with JoJo was an experience in its self. Every one she meets is a new friend. She loves her job as host and wants each guest to love their time aboard the NATCHEZ. Come back to see us when you are visiting New Orleans again! More

San Jose
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I wouldn't recommend the Natchez for a Dinner Cruise because their food isn't all that good, but do the 11:30am cruise. It's fun to see everything and listen to the historical content. It's only 2 hours and we really enjoyed the trip, the boat and the narration. Yeah the food is blah, but for $35, it'll fill you up and... More

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