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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 181 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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 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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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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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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San Jose
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Booked this cruise before we left UK after reading reviews picked this over the creole. It's a lovely boat and great sightseeing tour. Like others have said you hear all the commentary on the port side. Can't comment on food as we didn't take that option. Well worth the money.

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Robertsdale, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was expecting listening music and seeing good river view but it was disappointing. I also expected taking this steam boat ride I would go back old times but it was noisy, no music, no view. It was just killing 2 hours time. I would recommend people who goes to New Orleans spend more time at French Quarter.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed our ferry ride in New Orleans. It was so cool to ride along the Ol' Miss on a steamboat! I also enjoyed the music on the boat. Very good tour, as well. It was a great experience. I would recommend this to anyone. I would also recommend to do this on a nice weather day, as you... More

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did the lunch cruise, all started well, boarded with a great band playing. The commentary was informative. The engine room....was just an engine room. Lunch was a very sad excuse for food. Confronted with scrambled egg which I had to ask what it was. The fish was fried within an inch of its life. Not happy with this at... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Our group of 8 went onboard and was expecting the New Orleans experience. That didn't happen, with the exception of the jazz band that was playing. The history lesson that was given was nice but unfortunately was a bit lengthy and most people were not paying attention after the first 10 minutes. Personally, I don't know that I would change... More

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This one was definitely on the bucket list! and I don't mean the boat! We were greeted by the sound of the calliope( steam organ) blasting out who were you with last night and other favourites. Good access to the engine room and mechanics,and a great band playing upstairs. We didn't go for the meal option and were glad we... More

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