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About Steamboat Natchez
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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Viator VIP: Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat and Engine Room Tour
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Reviewed today via mobile

Paddler Wheeler Creole Queen tour excursion was totally not worth the $53 me and my friends paid. The New Orleans history highlights were boring and the food was at best marginal! I would not recommend this tour to anyone and wish there was a way...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank R W
Reviewed today

After a big lunch we took the afternoon trip on this Steamboat. First hour provided a very informative narrative and the second hour had a live jazz band. Check out the steam engine room. Pretty amazing. We did not do the meal, so cannot speak...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dan P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The boat trip was enjoyable and would recommend it. We did the cruise only (no lunch). It was easy to get served at the bar throughout. The commentary was informative and this was a great way to see some sights and learn a little history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 883stun
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went out on the 2:30 jazz cruise last week and found it to be very enoyable. The narrator did a nice job of pointing out sites and sharing historical information. I would highly recommend as a pleasant orientation to the area!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carol S
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Steamboat Natchez, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Carol. We appreciate your time spent on the Mississippi River Cruise.

Reviewed 6 days ago

The Prime Rib was a hit with everyone, wish there'd had been some left when I got there, the Pork Loin was tender. Friendly Staff. Great Band onboard. Exchange your printed coupon at the Kiosk before trying to board(save yourself the hassle). Chilly at night,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank drundell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the 2 pm ride on the Steamboat Natchez. Excellent narration with interesting information about steamboat travel, business and industry along the river, and facts about New Orleans.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 961merrileew
Reviewed 1 week ago

It wasn’t the warmest day but the sun was shining so it was still warm on deck. The first part of the journey heads 7 miles to the east - lots of interesting information along the way. We’d have liked even more during the whole...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nickjl1974
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Steamboat Natchez, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Nick! One thing had to control is the weather. I hoped you enjoyed the self guided engine room visit and the band. I will pass along your interest in more information along the riversides comments as well. Thank you again for your wonderful...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited for an hour even though we booked online. My advice is to get there at least an hour ahead of time and exchange your tickets for a voucher first. Get a seat on the LEFT side of the boat because the narrator talks about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank billy501
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Steamboat Natchez, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

i hope you had an opportunity to see the steam engine room and listen to the band during the second half of the trip.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided last minute to go on it. Tickets were $36 USD each without picnic. It was fantastic! Great history along the way. Saw some beautiful views of the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jesgillp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went the first week December on a dinner cruise --- lucky that there was only one sitting because it was COLD on deck to have to wait for a sitting to finish. Did love the selection of buffet foods - terrific prime rib! The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dory W
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If you are into colorful natural occurrences, the evening cruise gives you the ability to venture down the Mississippi while being able to view the beautiful sunset! Regardless, the historical content is the same, of course... More
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That didn’t bother me Ed. Didn’t have any issue with it.