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Natchez Steamboat Cruise

Address: Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
Phone Number: 504 569-1401
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Ranked #83 of 205 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Nightlife
Owner description: Cruise back in time aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ,the last authentic...
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Type: Ships, Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Nightlife
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We loved the music, atmosphere, the steam room and our server for the dinner cruise was top notch. She continued to check on us through out the night, went above and beyond and even offered our girls ice cream. Amazing service! I liked the photo and wish we could of just purchased the ornament with our picture. The only option... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I loved this experience. A rebuilt steamboat with original engines, which you can tour. Great Jazz band on board, and a reasonable meal. Amber was a fantastic server and delight to chat with during and after dinner. I recommend the late sitting as the band plays the whole time... Its also an appropriate length at 2 hours. The food won't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Had a great time on the boat. The captain narrates as you sail down river for about an hour then on the way back up the river there is a jazz band that plays over the pa speakers too so you can hear them all over the ship. Didn't get the food included tickets because there are too many good... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was a delightful ride on the Mississippi River. There is a dixieland band that plays as you are sailing. I suggest you don't opt for the dinner combination as the food was pretty bad. I didn't realize it was an option. The captain narrated the trip and pointed out special points of interest. This was an enjoyable experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Natchez is a good way to pass a few hours and see the Mississippi up close. I chose the cruise only option - so no lunch was included - and was quite happy to stroll the decks, view the engine room and enjoy the sights. There's a decent jazz band to entertain, a gift shop, bar, snack bar and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The steamboat was our 3 year old`s pick of things to do in New Orleans. We bought tickets ahead of time and showed up about 20 minutes early to get the tickets and board. The boarding process was easy. We purchased a lunch ticket and are glad we did. We enjoyed fish, red beans and rice, cornbread, and bread pudding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a beautiful paddle boat and there is lots to see and do whilst on board. When you are queuing to board you will be serenaded by the wonderful steam organ. There is a live jazz band in one of the several bars on board. There is a souvenir shop and food is available. For me the best part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great tour/ride !! The narrator kinda got on my nerves as was nonstop for the first hour . Yes was nice to have areas of interested noted, but I was really looking forward to his silence !! Went inside for GREAT meal and FANTASTIC band !!!!!! If you want a drink or coke, dont stand in line at the bars....... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

We joined the paddle steamer for luncheon cruising,the tour was informative , the food was plentiful and the Bloody Mary cocktails were spicy. The sun shone and we enjoyed every moment inside and out of the tour Excellent value

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

NATCHEZ RIVER CRUISE We spent a delightful evening slowly seeing the sights of New Orleans. The view was fantastic, but the music over the top. OUTSTANDING ! What ever you do DO NOT ORDER THE DINNER take the night cruise by itself. The music was excellent and the band of more than 20 years had CD's available for purchase. Their... More 

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