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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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Relaxing Evening on the Water

The evening trip down the river was a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Be sure to get seats near the live band area early on. It's the best seat in the house. It is a bit of a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Thomas T
San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The cruise and jazz music were both very good. Bartenders did a good job. The dinner itself was extremely disappointing. Bland food with very few Cajun or Creole influences. If I wanted roast beef or pork loin, I could have had that at home.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The evening trip down the river was a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Be sure to get seats near the live band area early on. It's the best seat in the house. It is a bit of a longer trip, so not recommended for those who are expecting a quick jaunt that points out places of interest.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Coming from Australia, I was really excited to go on this morning trip. Because I had been unwell I did not eat but my friend said the food was very good, it certainly looked great. We sat at the front of the boat on the lower deck to be in the shade. I found it difficult to hear the commentary,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was really looking forward to enjoying a nice night on the Mississippi on a dinner cruise! Natchez Steamboat did not disappoint! It was a beautiful night, the food was wonderful, and the band was awesome! If you can handle the heat, I highly recommend a trip to the engine room! What a wonderful way to see a real steam... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decided to take the Nachez for a dinner jazz and river cruise, something different. Greeted by the Dukes a live jazz group great sound . Set the ambiance for the evening. Pre dinner salad, followed by buffet dinner Cajun soup, nice roasts and fish. Cajun vegetables, ending with great comfort food desserts. Ice tea on tap plus iced water. Red... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked this before leaving for the USA. Excellent brunch buffet and cruise, and a good way to see New Orleans - from the Mississippi River. Remember if you book prior to visiting that you need to exchange your voucher for a proper ticket at the adjacent lighthouse kiosk. I was already in line to board the boat when I saw... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want a short cruise up the Mississippi, this is for you. It's fun for awhile, but there's not that much to see, and the food is average at best. Hard to hear the announcer that's talking about the sites.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was slightly disappointed. I am doing many things now that I retired and riding on a Paddleboat on the Mississippi is a once in a lifetime experience. It was fun but actually got boring. I paid $11 extra to get the buffet. That was a huge disappointment. Baked chicken pieces that had very little meat on them, the fish... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my Mom for the Sunday Jazz Brunch Cruise for her birthday and we had a fabulous time The moment we stepped aboard we were escorted to table with a window seat and our beverage order was taken. There was also a “Happy Birthday” sign for her Shortly thereafter we were told we could go to the buffet The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the evening cruise. It was expensive at $79 per person and the drinks in the bar were equally expensive - for the price we would have expected some drinks to be included. The dinner was a hot buffet but nothing special and we hardly ate anything. There was a jazz band playing in a cramped outside bar... 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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