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Address: 400 Toulouse St., Steamboat Natchez Dock, New Orleans, LA 70130
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+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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Music and tour guide were great. Food wasn't bad at lunch.

We did the lunch cruise and it wasn't crowded at all. Totally loved the carillon (pipes) that played while we were waiting for the cruise. The Natchez is the biggest river boat... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the lunch cruise and it wasn't crowded at all. Totally loved the carillon (pipes) that played while we were waiting for the cruise. The Natchez is the biggest river boat that we have been on. The servers at lunch were very good. Lunch was chicken and fish with rice/beans, greens, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bread pudding and fruit cobbler.... More 

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Addison, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The boat ride was fun, not too scenic though. Great staff and crew. Dinner is a buffet -- pretty good, except for the bread pudding which was the best ever. The dining room is very crowded, so be prepared for that. Handicapped accessible, and again the crew was very accomodating.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoy it with nice food and great live music. And pleasure atmosphere:) i will be never skip this trip because its main attraction.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I had had some time in-between our conference events so we took a late brunch cruise. The food was overall good - not as good as you'd get elsewhere in NOLA but still good for a cruise. The ham was especially good.The music was fantastic. We both enjoyed the narration as we traveled the river, which was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the evening jazz cruise from 6 - 9 p.m. After talking with fellow riders, I'm glad we skipped the dinner, most indicated it wasn't worth the price. The jazz band was fantastic, one of the best we saw during our stay in New Orleans. For the first hour or so so a guide gives great commentary on the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Apart from being allowed into the engine room, there was very little to do or see on this 2 hour cruise. The buffet style dinner was ok but nothing special.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a real nice experience on this steamboat cruise. Everyone was so nice. Learning the history of New Orleans waterway was great! You really need to do the meal cruise, it is a buffet and plenty to eat. They also have a band on board. Cant beat the experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the evening dinner and jazz cruise from 6-9pm. We boarded at 6pm but the boat didn't leave the dock until 7pm. The dinner was a buffet and the food was fine but nothing to write home about. You have to pay additionally for all beverages. We had finished dinner by the time the boat set sail and this... More 

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AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Steamboat Natchez, responded to this review

Probably a good time to explain the Steam Calliope which is what I believe you are referring to in your review. That is a steam driven organ, designed in the era before telephones, radios, or other communication systems, to drive people to the river when the steamboats were delivering goods, mail, people, and picking up the same. They played miles... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Authentic steam paddle boat tour, live Jazz band. Optional delicious buffet, full bar, and or snacks

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I were unsure what to do with ourselves given there are so many things to do in New Orleans. We decided to give the steamboat a try and everyone had a good time. You can easily walk all around the decks and admire the views from the steamboat while listening to an announcer filling you in on... 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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