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New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

1. New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

Journey back in time aboard the Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez – the only surviving authentic steamboat in New Orleans. Sit back, relax and enjoy the New Orleans atmosphere as the smooth jazz of the Dukes Trio fills your ears. This 2-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter will take you along the graceful Mississippi River. Seating is available indoors and on deck for the very best views of the river and the City of New Orleans. The indoor areas are climate-controlled and the outdoor space allows for tours of all levels of the boat. There is nothing more charming than an evening on the Steamboat Natchez. Ending back where you started, leave your cruise feeling invigorated by the Mississippi's fresh air. Sample Dinner Menu Natchez Tossed Salad: Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions and croutons with a sugar cane vinaigrette and served family style Chicken and Sausage Gumbo: Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice Baked Chicken: Served with a mushroom ragout Bayou Seafood Pasta: Crawfish tails and shrimp tossed in a white wine and garlic Parmesan cream sauce with penne Herb-Garlic Fingerling Potatoes: Fingerling potatoes roasted with fresh rosemary, thyme, garlic and ground pepper Pasta Primavera: Fusilli pasta, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, in a zesty basil pesto Green Beans Almondine: Southern style green beans topped with toasted almond slivers White Chocolate Bread Pudding: A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in a rich custard with a decadent white chocolate sauce Bananas Foster: A New Orleans original. Fresh sliced bananas sautéed in butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and rum. Served warm atop vanilla ice cream Garlic Rolls Community Coffee and Iced Tea included Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,238 reviews

Perfect first night event. We got dinner and dessert then headed up to the top level to enjoy the live jazz band and the views. The captain talked about some of the historic buildings you saw along the Mississippi as well as explaining some of the boats we passed. It was an extremely enjoyable experience. I would recommend a light jacket for once the sun goes down.

Nice paddle wheel boat. The captain did great job giving details of a paddle wheeler and the surrounding New Orleans history. Got to watch sunset on the Mississippi. Dinner is also available for a price. Nice little gift shop on board. A great evening adventure! Crew even will take pictures of you before sailing to commemorate.

It was so fun. We got to see more of the French quarter and the sights we saw and the history so fun to learn. I would do this again. The live band was also great.

Easy boarding, drinks on board reasonable price. Gets a little chilly so take a jacket. Music great. Nice indoor seating also available

Great experience. Wonderful service, views and food. Great memories