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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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Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat...
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Ranked #83 of 202 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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Ballarat
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We boarded our lunch cruise and found people had already started eating lunch. The cruise hadn't started yet. We had envisioned that we would eat lunch while we were cruising up the river. That wasn't the case. The food was poor to average but mostly poor. I guess that's what happens when you try to serve 1000 people per day,... More

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Charlotte, NC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This provided a great break from walking and a chance to see more than the arts/entertainment side of New Orleans. Standing in line we worried that the ship would be uncomfortably packed, but it has plenty of room to sit and wander without feeling crowded. We learned a bit about the history, economy and geography of the area, seeing such... More

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seattle
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

the weather was warm and beautiful and the tour was informative and soothing. we learned a little history of the area and the boating system. it was very interesting.. we opted out of the lunch buffet but we could have had a full lunch buffet and then listen to the jazz music. i would recommend it for a couple and... More

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

We appreciate all reviews. The City of New Orleans is situated on the Mississippi River within the Port of New Orleans. The River takes interesting twists and turns on its way to the Gulf of Mexico (which is the direction that we take "downriver"). Upriver from here does not hit "country" for many miles and doesn't showcase a line of... More

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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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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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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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

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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

Smithdale
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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