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Address: Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504 569-1401
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Cruise back in time aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ,the last authentic...

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. Full bar available and "small plate"snack bar open Monday-Saturday in the Captain's Salon. And for a truly unique view of the City of New Orleans board the Steamboat Natchez for our Evening Jazz Cruise at 7:00pm with the Grammy nominated Dukes of Dixieland. Choose Dinner aboard with New Orleans style food 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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Great afternoon

We had a lovely trip down the Mississippi on the Natchez Paddle boat on New Years Eve afternoon. We booked through a ticket agent on Bourbon Strret and received a small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely trip down the Mississippi on the Natchez Paddle boat on New Years Eve afternoon. We booked through a ticket agent on Bourbon Strret and received a small $ discount. We still had to queue at the ticket office by the quayside ( I stood in line in the queue, to board while my husband stood in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We debated whether to pursue this activity. We had taken a steamboat excursion in another major US city and were dissapointed by both the food and the entertainment. So glad that in the end, we did not let that experience affect our decision making because this was superb in every respect! Take these tips though to better guarantee you also... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While in New Orleans, do not miss this beauty. Cruising down the Mississippi River in an authentic steamboat is priceless. Add to that the history you learn and it's definitely worth the price.

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Firestone, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This review isn't really about the cruise itself, although that is very nice too. This is about something that offer for their patrons who are waiting to board, but it is also freely available to the general public who are nearby. On the top deck of the ship is a working steam calliope, which they play for about 20 minutes... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I felt like Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn and a Mississippi gambler aboard the famous paddlesteamer. The skyline was not quite the wonderful open spaces but I couldn't stop hummimg Proud Mary and Porgy & Bess songs. When you are brought up on a diet of American movies and musicals it is just like being the star in the riverboat. Memorable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did this cruise on a bit of a whim but very glad we did. It lasts just around 2 hours and goes for a trip up and down the Mississippi showing off the spread of the city over time as well as some of the historical sites from over the years (site of last English battle, site of levy breach... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to New Orleans, of course you must have a ride on a steamboat on the famous Mississippi River. I did the lunch time cruise but I would probably just buy a ticket for the cruise and not worry about the lunch if I went again. I wasn't over keen on the food but if you're hungry there... More 

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Discovery Bay, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Website, nor available coupons, indicated that the Natchez is in dry dock for the winter. Info booth near The Shops at Jax Brewery weren't the least bit understanding or helpful.

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

We posted on the home page of our website that the NATCHEZ was in layup for 30 days, returning to service on February 6th. Since the dates are dictated by the boatyard it is not possible to include them on coupons, although most coupons recommend calling for scheduled cruise. We regret that you were unable to cruise with us, and... More 

victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our cruise ended We had stayed back in New Orleans to see our favourite TVHost Ellen DeGeneres hometown of New Orleans. We enjoyed the trolley drive everywhere. We really enjoyed the steam ship and the tour inside the ship.

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice way to pass a couple of hours - the boat itself is really cool, plenty of seating with good views and a fun look at the workings of the boat itself with a visit to the steam room. Didn't eat on board, but it was best part of $10 for a couple bottles of water... take your own!

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.