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Creole Queen Mississippi River Cruises

1 Poydras St, Riverwalk Spanish Plaza, New Orleans, LA 70130-1662
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Great food

A very romantic adventure. The food was wonderful. The jazz band was very good. However the cruise... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Terri B
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Exactly what we were expecting.

The food was good, the service was decent, the ambiance was nice, the scenery was fun and it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kelsey W
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The Creole Queen is an authentic paddlewheeler that takes guests on day and night cruises for a totally different view of the Crescent City from the Mississippi River.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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1 Poydras St, Riverwalk Spanish Plaza, New Orleans, LA 70130-1662
Central Business District
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very romantic adventure. The food was wonderful. The jazz band was very good. However the cruise is not very long we didn't go far enough along the river.

Thank Terri B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was good, the service was decent, the ambiance was nice, the scenery was fun and it was good for our 18 month old to dance to the music upstairs and look at the water from the deck. I would do it again the...More

Thank Kelsey W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We finished our vacation with the Creole Queen! It was very nice! We had dinner and had a live Jazz band on board. It offered an open bar if you wanted something other than tea. The dinner was excellent, dessert delicious! We sat outside after...More

Thank Sonya R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to take the battlefield cruise and so glad we did! Such an interesting trip on the Mississippi on a paddle wheel boat! The narrater was the zzz BEST! He made it interesting with lots of humor and made history so much more fun then...More

Thank Cruiseaddict2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We boarded the Creole Queen for a jaunt upriver to the Chalmette Battlefield. The total time was about 2 hours, start to finish. The riverboat announcer, Charles Chestnut, was informative and entertaining, and we enjoyed the trip to the battlefield (hike up to the top...More

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking for something to do while in New Orleans and found the creole jazz dinner cruise. Paid about $150 and that was with a discount code. Food was good, drinks were over priced $8 bottle of wine was $30 and $25 for a photo...More

Thank BrittanyG141
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to experience a paddlewheel on the New Orleans river front! The tour guide provided an excellent historical description of the REAL battles of New Orleans and Andrew Jackson's triumph over the British. Let's bring back the celebration of January 8th as a National...More

Thank Beth J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an evening dinner Jazz Cruise. The weather was perfect, the food good and the music entertaining. What else could we want? No, this is not a problem for those who are concerned with sea-sickness. Very smooth... Buffet was medium-range with plenty of New...More

Thank Kathi M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From our boarding picture to our unboarding the entire experience was super. Well...our waiter got a couple things wrong & forgot us a time or two so besides that. The food selection was designed for tourists (I'm guessing) but we had no complaints. Everything was...More

Thank Linette G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dinner cruise tooling on the water. Gumbo, jambalaya, chicken, potatoes and bread pudding. Lovely creole cuisine.

Thank Dan G
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Shuli W
January 24, 2018|
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Nope- lunch cruise doesn’t offer a band.
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Lucia C
January 10, 2018|
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Response from LazuliBunting | Reviewed this property |
We thought the historical cruise was excellent and highly recommend it. They have a lunch buffet with jazz music on the return trip from the battlefield so you can have a little bit of the "jazz cruise" ambience AND enjoy... More
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Janet H
December 26, 2017|
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Response from bigeasydotcom | Property representative |
The Creole Queen is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort, apart from the promenade deck on top (although it does have a covering for rainy/real sunny days. However, the Dinner Jazz Cruise would be better on... More
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