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Natchez Steamboat Cruise

French Quarter
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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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Relaxing journey on the Missisipi

Took the 11:30 to 13:30 tour including the buffet lunch ( which was very average). Impressive steam sternwheeler. It was a glorious sunny warm day. We were able to find a table... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As you queue to board you are regaled with the extraordinary steam organ (calliope) music. The organist deserves a medal for putting up with the wailing! But it’s a quirky start to the evening and good fun (for half an hour...). We were disappointed to have the first sitting (6pm) as that’s a bit early for us but it turned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the evening cruise with buffet dinner. And it is well worth it. The views are amazing. The band very entertaining and the buffet dinner was good. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. The cost of drink on board was not over priced. And you are back at a nice time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked the steamboat cruise without dinner as we wanted the experience of watching the river, listening to the music and walking around on the boat. I loved it very much and would book it again!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the 11:30 to 13:30 tour including the buffet lunch ( which was very average). Impressive steam sternwheeler. It was a glorious sunny warm day. We were able to find a table on the deck just outside the main dining room. It was a relaxing 14 miles return trip. We enjoyed the very informative commentaries and the live jazz music.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely take the cruise and enjoy the narrated guide and live jazz. Skip the buffet meal...beyond horrible.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was exciting being on a steamboat on the Mississippi but the food was awful. We had booked a dinner cruise and were on the second sitting. By the time we were told we could go for our food there was not much choice left and what there was was cold. Did enjoy sitting on deck watching the world go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours whilst you are visiting New Orleans. Lovely boat and make sure to visit the engine room and watch the paddles turning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice ride up the river. Not much to see. But clean friendly staff. Music and narrator. We did not eat. A beautiful sunny day.

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took my wife of the Natchez for her Birthday Brunch. Captain was informative, food was good and plentiful, nice view of the river. Wait service for drinks lacked a lot. Cute gift shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Natchez steam powered paddle boat is lovely but not as old as we thought it was. Dates from the 1970s. There is a bit of queuing to get on but you are under cover and entertained by someone on the top deck who plays a steam organ which was great whilst waiting. As we had had a big buffet... More 

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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.
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