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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans provided by Steamboat Natchez

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans
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Tour snapshot
See New Orleans from a different angle on a jazz brunch cruise
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
150
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    150
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same classic New Orleans experience and ride on one of the last authentic paddle-wheel ships with a Sunday brunch cruise. Get a new perspective on the city skyline as you glide down the Mississippi, and check out vintage features. Dig into a delicious tableside brunch featuring Louisiana favorites, such as cheese grits and beignets, while a jazz trio provides a lively soundtrack.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Steam down the Mississippi on one of the last surviving paddle-wheel ships
  • Hearty tableside brunch includes a variety of Southern-style classics
  • Live jazz trio adds to the vintage atmosphere
What to expect
Board the historic riverboat at a convenient dock near the French Quarter, and leave the bustling city streets behind as the ship paddles onto the “Mighty” Mississippi. Stroll the decks for fantastic views, and visit the museum-quality engine room for a closer look at the ship’s antique machinery. A live jazz trio keeps the mood upbeat. Head to the dining cabin for a tableside brunch loaded with savory Southern classics, such as sausage gumbo, biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and scrambled eggs. Indulge in bananas Foster or bread pudding for dessert, and order a bloody mary, mimosa, or other drink from the cash bar. If you have other dining plans, a cruise-only option is also available.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Steam down the Mississippi on one of the last surviving paddle-wheel ships
  • Hearty tableside brunch includes a variety of Southern-style classics
  • Live jazz trio adds to the vintage atmosphere
What to expect
Board the historic riverboat at a convenient dock near the French Quarter, and leave the bustling city streets behind as the ship paddles onto the “Mighty” Mississippi. Stroll the decks for fantastic views, and visit the museum-quality engine room for a closer look at the ship’s antique machinery. A live jazz trio keeps the mood upbeat. Head to the dining cabin for a tableside brunch loaded with savory Southern classics, such as sausage gumbo, biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and scrambled eggs. Indulge in bananas Foster or bread pudding for dessert, and order a bloody mary, mimosa, or other drink from the cash bar. If you have other dining plans, a cruise-only option is also available.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3780STEAMBRU
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live Jazz Entertainment
  • Brunch (if option selected)
  • 2 Hour Paddle-wheel Boat Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - New Orleans
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks (available for purchase)
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA Address: 400 Toulouse Street. The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The riverboat cruises rain or shine
  • The riverboat is handicap accessible. However, access to the top & bottom decks are by stairs only. Please call us with any questions before finalizing your plans if you have questions on access or personal equipment.
  • Cruise is suitable for wheelchairs, but restrooms stalls are not wide enough to accommodate and there are no elevators on board.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
Inclusions
  • Live Jazz Entertainment
  • Brunch (if option selected)
  • 2 Hour Paddle-wheel Boat Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - New Orleans
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks (available for purchase)
Departure details
  • Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA Address: 400 Toulouse Street. The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The riverboat cruises rain or shine
  • The riverboat is handicap accessible. However, access to the top & bottom decks are by stairs only. Please call us with any questions before finalizing your plans if you have questions on access or personal equipment.
  • Cruise is suitable for wheelchairs, but restrooms stalls are not wide enough to accommodate and there are no elevators on board.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Address: 400 Toulouse Street. The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Steamboat NATCHEZ
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Mississippi River
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.0
117 reviews
Excellent
63
Very good
27
Average
16
Poor
4
Terrible
7

Ekaterina G
Gretna, LA1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
I’ve read a lot of bad reviews before booking the tickets and was doubtful about this activity. Surprisingly, I couldn’t find a single flaw during our trip. Yes, there is a long line to get on a boat but it passes very fast. The staff on the boat is very friendly and helpful. We had a brunch, only waited about 5 minutes to be seated. The waiters at the restaurant are great too, the food was quite delicious for a boat restaurant. There is a bar with all kinds of drinks, no matter if you’re having brunch or not. The band was on the boat and was playing during the boat trip, there also was a guide who introduced some basic touristic info about the boat, Mississippi, New Orleans etc..
I live in New Orleans and I can definitely recommend this trip to the locals and travelers. If you’re too spoiled or negative, you will find flaws everywhere. But if you know how to enjoy your time, you’ll enjoy this trip.
Written April 25, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It is wonderful to share all of that with a local. Come back and see us again.
Written April 26, 2022
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Peter R
Boston, MA2,215 contributions
Jul 2020
Social distancing, limited number of people on the boat, temperature checked before boarding, staff with masks and/or face shields. The trip was a lot of fun. Two hours beginning with a dockside brunch (shrimp gumbo, salad, grits and shrimp, turkey sausage, biscuits and gravy, eggs with Andouille sausage and carmelized onion, creamed spinach, bread pudding and bananas Foster. What a meal - all included in the $50 price. The boat then leaves the dock and you have short trip up the Mississippi with a most interesting narrative and a nice photo op from the river of New Orleans. We learned a lot. The boat turns around and there was a three piece jazz band that provided live music for our enjoyment. The engine room was open and we were all encouraged to take a look at the steam engine and closer look at the paddle wheel. Gina, the tour director, was tremendous and made us feel very special. Destiny, our waitress, was extremely nice as well. This was clearly the highlight of my trip to New Orleans and I encourage everyone to make the effort to take a ride on the Natchez!
Written July 29, 2020
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Alane C
Wakefield, RI21 contributions
Jan 2022
The views from the river and the accompanying narrative of what was being seen was very good. The weather was picture perfect, too. The brunch was delicious and very efficiently served. The jazz band was great! Really a treat to hear live music performed by such talented and experienced performers. We will do this again on our next trip!
Written January 31, 2022
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Wow - we are thrilled at this review. Thanks so much
Written February 2, 2022
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Dianne R
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Couples
No music for first 45 minutes. Could have found better music, faster, just walking through the quarter. Ambiance leaves something to be desired. Once music started, it was good. Need better sound system on the outside. Just disappointed. New Orleans has so much to offer that this felt like a waste of 3 hours, if you include loading and unloading and standing in line.
Written March 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We regret you didn't enjoy your cruise. The first 45 minutes of the cruise itself is filled with narration about the river, port and city. Thank you for sharing.
Written March 28, 2022
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907blaked
Tampa, FL1,222 contributions
Feb 2022
Our family of 5 enjoyed the afternoon cruise on the Mississippi with the live jazz music. The narration was interesting and well done. I agree with others to sit on the left hand side, as only the first half of the tour is narrated, and most of the things being discussed are on the left hand side of the river during the first half of the tour.
Written March 20, 2022
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Thank you for the input.
Written March 28, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sue M
14 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
My husband & I did the lunch cruise in the afternoon. $50 per person. Purchased our tickets at the cruise booth on the River the day before. We were assigned the first seating to dine. The food & service was very good. However after eating we found ourselves roaming the decks trying to find a seat outside. The were no seats outdoors at all. The boat was set up with TVs indoors if you wanted to see the jazz band that was playing on the 4th deck. However for a nice outdoor event seating was difficult. Seemed like the boat was oversold
Written May 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
There is seating for everyone, but not seating for every one indoors and again outdoors on a busy day. Thank you for joining us.
Written June 20, 2021
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Pham_Anh
Hanoi, Vietnam61 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
I spent my time with my family in New Orleans for 3 days a few days before Christmas. The steamboat Natchez is something you should go when you spend time in the city. The port is very near Jackson Square, near the parking places. I bought tickets for a buffet lunch with Jazz on board. The Dinning place is cozy, foods are ok. On that day it was a bit crowded but the staff still served good. You can listen to music at the Dinning place, if you want to watch the river you can just go out the balcony and listen to the guide everywhere on board (they got microphone and loud speaker). The kids love staying on board and seeing things aside the river, they love watch the wheel working to. We had good experiences with the steam boat Natchez.
Written January 12, 2020
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We are thrilled at this wonderful detailed review. Thank you for joining us.
Written January 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

thomas b
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
My wife, my daughter, a friend, and I had reservations for the Riverboat New Orleans. The Riverboat Natchez was not available. Both riverboats are owned and operated by Gray Line. I made our reservations in July and we were scheduled to be on the boat in October. A week before our tour, Gray Line sent me an email saying that our tour had been canceled. They said that the riverboat needed unexpected maintenance. I was disappointed, but I understood. Things happen. Gray Line invited us to take another tour with them at half price. So, I scheduled us for an airboat swamp tour. That tour required more time, so, begrudgingly, I canceled another event that we had planned. Gray Line sent me a confirmation. Later that day, Gray Line contacted me again by email to say that our airboat swamp tour was canceled. I called, and the people I spoke to reiterated what Gray Line sent in its email. If Gray Line had only canceled our river boat cruise, that would have been understandable. In the end, what Gray Line did was to wreck this day of our vacation. Be careful.
Written October 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bonita S
7 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
The WORST brunch cruise we've ever been on. The food was limited,, and among the offerings was creamed spinach. I request just 2 items yet they slopped a spoonful of everything even as I said no. Milton our server was awful. We sat without silverware for a long period of time. It was nearly 30 minutes before we received any. The champagne ordered was left at the table with out an offer to open it. Plates piled up. He , of course, became chatty as the check was arriving. The meal took so long there wasn't a chance to go outside. One last note. Gina, who seemed to be possibly a manager, stopped by to speak with the table next to us...at legnth. This put her backside about 12 inches from our plates! Less than appetizing.
Written June 7, 2021
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BooBoo18069
Fogelsville, PA236 contributions
May 2021
We enjoyed our brunch cruise. The buffet is served by the staff and was not as robust as I thought it would be but the food provided was good and plentiful. The meal ends with both a small portion of bread pudding and a portion of bannas foster, both were yummy.

You are welcome to return to the buffet is you want more. We felt there was plenty of food and it was good.

The boat tour included narration for 1/2 of it and a jazz band for the other 1/2.

We'd recommend for sure.
Written June 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank You!
Written June 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Romantic Ambiance for Lovers
All I can say is WOW! Best romantic tour in the city, especially if you get the dinner with your cruise. It began
WIN4HIM
WIN4HIM
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CRUISE/FOOD WAS GREAT...BUT OUR HOSTESS GINA WAS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!
Celebrated son's 21st birthday. Our flight was late getting into MSY, almost didn't make it onbaord but the crew w
189kristis
189kristis
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Think again…
Don’t go on this cruise for the history or music. Narrator repeats the same thing over and over without any charism
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O1808UHpeterb
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Evening on the Natchez
The evening jazz cruise was peaceful! Enjoyed the history. The dinner was good, and our server was very attentive.
dottiey2021
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It was nice to do once, but I probably won't do it again .
The staff and dinner was wonderful. The ship was beautiful, and the entertainment was also very nice. However, the
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We got on and ordered drinks. Was seated fast. Everything was clean. As the night grew dark, we watched the sun set.
Everything was so beautiful. Our waitress was just okay. She dropped off Gumbo then swung right around and picked
chrisaA5349ZN
chrisaA5349ZN
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Beautiful sunset & yummy drinks!
We really enjoyed the cruise along the Mississippi River. Friendly staff - especially the bartender. Nice photo opp
378bryants
378bryants
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Ok time
Food Chicken was too salty and shrimp pasta was under cooked. The desert was ok. Music was great to listen too.
setaradesigns
setaradesigns
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No clear signage, no help no cruise
Our group spent $500 on the cruise with the dinner option. We showed up about an hour early to no staff, no signage
21DaysAway
21DaysAway
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An essential NOLA evening out
Riding the paddleboat up the river was a lovely experience on a warm night. We opted for dinner, which was average
908allisonr
908allisonr
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Amazing night
This was amazing trip being on the boat and receiving dinner. The food was very good. The boat left on time at 7pm
Betsy M
Betsy M
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Fun lunch cruise
We booked the lunch cruise on this Steamboat while in town for a conference. Seemed a fun activity to do that was
joseph H
joseph H
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Had fun
Boat tour was very nice the lunch food was very good really enjoyed it.great scenery and knowledgeable tour guide.
V7362DJgillianm
V7362DJgillianm
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Nice time on the water
The ride was nice and informative. The only thing I wish was there were more food options and areas to stay shaded.
603yanat
603yanat
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Great experience while in New Orleans.
I brought my husband on the steamboat for his birthday. The food, atmosphere and ride was great! We had baked Chick
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