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Address: 400 Toulouse St., Steamboat Natchez Dock, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number:
+1 504-569-1401
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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We took the cruise on the Mississippi on this old steamboat. Did not take any food options except a cocktail which we enjoyed outside on an upper deck. You can relax on a deck... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Overpriced; felt we were simply part of the process - not treated as guests on Natchez or to Nola; buffet style food with lots of greedy people overfilling their plates with average quality food; expensive drinks prices - even in comparison to Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras; the jazz band were 4 scruffy blokes who looked completely disinterested and played... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The appeal is inescapable - a riverboat cruse on the Mississippi. And the company gets you with that. You're paying for the experience but the experience does not deliver. The scenery is primarily industrial - the food was awful and slopped out on plates. You felt like cattle in the dining room. If you're dying to go, eat beforehand and... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the cruise on the Mississippi on this old steamboat. Did not take any food options except a cocktail which we enjoyed outside on an upper deck. You can relax on a deck chair and take in the sun or go inside if its too windy for your taste. It is a very touristy thing to do but it... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think the tickets are about $32 or so, but if you want the buffet it's a lot more. Thankfully, the buffet was sold out because it did not look all that great. The people that were eating it did not seem to like it either. The bartender on the very top was very rude to my sister. He wouldn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to go for the cruise only rather than bothering with the lunch. It's only a 2 hour trip, so why would you bother being cooped up inside for a buffet? The commentary was fabulous as was the band. There are bars that do drinks & snacks and plenty of seats with a lovely view. A truly lazy trip... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went for the Sunday Brunch Jazz cruise and the food was good. I guess I thought there would be more to look at while we cruised the Mississippi, but it was just brown murky water and industrial shipping containers and barges to look at for the most part.

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Eatonville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The boat has plenty of room so pull up a chair and enjoy. We first went in and had a nice buffet lunch that was much better than the average buffet. The food was fresh and delicious! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Once we completed our lunch we went up to the top deck and found some chairs... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the trip on Nachet especially the visit engine room and watching the wheel work. Meal was okay but not that warm and band were good and added atmosphere. We managed to get some photos later in the week from our cruise ship.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The boat is beautiful and the lunch onboard very good . I'm glad I've done it,but wouldn't do it again . Although the guide gave some very good information, there isn't really much to see down river , so manage your expectations . Nice view of the city coming back . The queue to board is always huge . Make... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After walking around Bourbon Street, the French Quarter and waiting in line at Cafe du Monde we were ready to take a rest. We weren't planning on doing this steamboat tour but we were walking by right before they started boarding. For $32 (without lunch) we thought it was a bit pricey but we decided to try it out and... 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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