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Natchez Steamboat Cruise

Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130 (Central Business District)
504 569-1401
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Ranked #84 of 178 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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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Sounds corny to take a boat ride but these people know how to do it. Very relaxing afternoon ride with commentary and a small but nice food and drink facility. Always bring an umbrella as it will rain sometime during the afternoon.

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Roseville,CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The cruise was nice, interesting information about the Mississippi River. Not a lot to see, however. The lunch brunch was better than expected. Nice friendly staff. The calliope concert 15 minutes before boarding was a treat. Don't miss looking up on the top deck when it starts playing,

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A visit to New Orleans without rolling down the mighty Mississippi River would be like leaving Mardi Gras without any beads. And what better way to see its splendor than on the last authentic steamboat to traverse its waters! The Natchez offers a variety of cruises, whether you would like to experience a casual lunch buffet while taking in the... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful 39 year old paddle wheeler that leaves the French Quarters three times a day with meals included and nice live jazz. You can tour the ship including its powerful engines. Just walking around while the Mississippi River gently rolls by is a very relaxing two hour adventure.

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Sydney, Australia
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We took the morning cruise on this steamboat. We are not boating fanatics, so the fact that this is a real steam boat is a little lost. But, this is a nice thing to do for a couple of hours. The staff are attentive and friendly, narration informative, with a dixieland jazz band for part of the trip. This is... More

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Sarasota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Ok, we're suckers for schmaltzy touristy stuff. We do this cruise every time we visit New Orleans. Some reviewers found the route to be boring. I can understand that.....however, we love watching big ships of every kind. Thus, this cruise is right up our alley. Lots of cargo ships and tankers on the river. As previously mentioned, be sure to... More

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Chestertown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The dinner cruise was a great experience very good food, buffet style, followed by time on the deck listening to music and looking at the city lights and passing boat traffic. The boat doesn't leave the dock until 7 PM so book the 6 PM sitting unless you want to be in the dining area for the duration of the... More

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We booked a Sunday brunch cruise before we got to New Orleans. The boat itself was interesting from a historic point of view. However, New Orleans is a busy port. There is lots of river traffic - freighters, barges, etc. There is infrastructure to support this traffic. This makes for a very dull ride. The brunch itself was so-so. Don't... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The cruise was interesting, but as i booked through a travel agent before we came, I hadn't done any research, and didn't know what it was costing. I had imagined it was more of a fine dining affair as with other dinner dining trips we had done, however in reality it was a free for all buffet, with a rather... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Booked this prior to leaving for New Orleans for Sunday Jazz Brunch. Got on board around 11:30 and brunch was ready to serve. Almost finished eating before we left the dock. No problem that just gave us more time to explore the boat and then eat so more. The tour operator gives you a running account of all the things... More

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