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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
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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$48*
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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise
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$31*
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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise
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$141*
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Afloat on the Mississippi river.

This is a real rear paddlewheel steam driven boat. You can see the engines one piston each side and talk to the engineers. Real boyz toyz. The commentary given of the life and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good experience for a whole family. My son, my husband & I went there this summer (June 2016) & we loved it. Cruising along Mississippi River with good lunch (the dessert was very delicious ) and learned some history about the South. Park the car at the JAX, walked pass Gumbo Pot restaurant & few steps ahead is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a real rear paddlewheel steam driven boat. You can see the engines one piston each side and talk to the engineers. Real boyz toyz. The commentary given of the life and times of New Orleans is excellent and the music is OK. The real thrill which we heard earlier in the day was of a lady playing a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was extremely hot! We had 745pm seating for dinner and boarded at 6pm. We had to wait on the top deck which made the experience less desirable because of the heat. The jazz band was great and the drinks were ok. The food..eh could be better. There was catfish(nice and hot), beef(cold and unseasoned) pork tenderloin (didn't try) with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't go in the summer! The crowds make it even hotter than the outside temperature and there is hardly any breeze on deck. The fierce sun makes the outside unbearable. The air conditioned dining room is barely cool and you are hustled to quickly eat and leave. There is also a shortage of deck chairs and we actually witnessed a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thus was a great little cruise with informative narrative and really good food. The boat was spacious and drinks were really good. Good time! Worth the $.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a nice tour if you haven't plan any trip. Unbelievable that the engine is 91 years old and it still works. The tour was along the Mississippi river, passed through some historic landmarks, big vessels and industrial sites. There was narrator describing about the histories of the ship and landmarks in the first hour. For the second hour,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a very pleasant experience. And the food was amazing!! Would definitely recommend this to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though the day we went on the Nanchez it rained, it was still a wonderful 2 hour trip on the Mississippi River. We chose not to eat on the paddle boat but we tried their Bloody Mary which was ok. During the first hour it was a guided tour of landmarks and about the history of the boat. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well we waited till we were told to be seated only to end up by the bathroom cause people were allowed in early. Horribly salty food ... Ran out of food ... Terrible service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While in New Orleans for a youth gathering, our church district arranged for an evening cruise on the Natchez Steamboat. We were offered a buffet of chicken fingers, red beans and rice, hot veggie pasta, coleslaw, iced tea, and a variety of ice cream bars. The food was very good, the band was very good, and the ride was very... More 

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Staying in French Quarter

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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.