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Natchez Steamboat Cruise

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Address: Toulouse St., Steamboat Natchez Dock, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504 569-1401
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Cruise back in time aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ,the last authentic...

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. Full bar available and "small plate"snack bar open Monday-Saturday in the Captain's Salon. And for a truly unique view of the City of New Orleans board the Steamboat Natchez for our Evening Jazz Cruise at 7:00pm with the Grammy nominated Dukes of Dixieland. Choose Dinner aboard with New Orleans style food 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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Good way to start the evening in New Orleans!

So picking a riverboat cruise really depends on what you want from the time. I like the Natchez riverboat for its design - just looks to me like an old time authentic riverboat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So picking a riverboat cruise really depends on what you want from the time. I like the Natchez riverboat for its design - just looks to me like an old time authentic riverboat. Onboarding is easy. Boat has 3 or 4 bars to get drinks. The top level bar is a little awkward if line gets long, but the bartenders... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Catch a daytime jazz cruise,while sailing through the beautiful lower Mississippi River on the Steamboat Natchez . The tour is quite long, roughly 2 hours, so make sure to grab some food and drinks beforehand; you can also purchase the buffet brunch on board.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the lunch tour and it was wonderful. We had a 3:00 meal seating and was seated at 2:30. The macaroni and cheese, baked chicken and rice was really good. It was rich and can be somewhat heavy if you are not use to rich food. I enjoyed it. Now, let's get to the cruise, the Captain was knowledgeable and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went lunchtime cruise. Had the meal option but food was not good. Awful dried up fish not very warm either. Would have been better without meal option as you can buy other food from Captains table, or ice creams which looked inviting. Cruise itself was interesting, and enjoyable (apart from chair I sat on broke and sent me crashing to... More 

Thank FishermanWanganui
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the 11.30am tour, we didn't book the food but people on the tour mentioned how good the food was. We sat outside on the left hand side and the narrative from the captain was very informative. A great way to see the Mississippi. Our son loved it. Would definitely book.

Thank 190748JoF
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for just a boat ride and some great music this is the tour for you. .a 5 really. But we had a bad welcome and attitude from Rudi? Who upon boarding wanted our family to change our dinner time from 6 to 7:45 and when we hesitated to confer with each other he snapped at us saying"hurry... More 

Thank Theresa C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the dinner option this time and the food was COLD! I enjoyed the baked fish and that was it. Not worth doing the dinner in my opinion but it is convenient because of time we went. I would have loved to hear more history of NOLA but what was shared was fine too. I still say it was... More 

Thank Belinda K
Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time on the dinner cruise. The sunset on the Mississippi was amazing. We bought a VIP package from Viator which gave us an indepth tour of the boat before departure, some extra goodies on the boat and some nice boarding photos. All in all, I would highly recommend this tour. Oh and the Jazz band playing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A 2.5 hrs river cruise. Half of the time the captain gives explanations about the surroundings, New Orleans , things seen on the way. Second half of the cruise, there is a jazz show in the main hall. Nice music. Nice cruise

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

.......... at least once in your life ! Although the boat is quite old - and the food is average - the live music show is worth it. We have been there on a very rainy day, so we have enjoyed - even more - the music inside ..........

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.