New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

New Orleans: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

From $50 per person

Listen to the cool jazz of the Dukes of Dixieland on-board a steamboat. Depart from the heart of the French Quarter and journey down the slow and graceful Mississippi river. Enjoy a dinner cruise and savor the flavors of New Orleans.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy a cruise aboard the only surviving authentic steamboat in New Orleans
  • Relax to the sounds of the Dukes of Dixieland
  • Savor a Southern style buffet (if option chosen)
  • Enjoy views over New Orleans
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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 world-acclaimed Dukes of Dixieland 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. 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 Steamboat Round: Certified Angus beef, carved to order with natural au jus and a horseradish cream sauce Pork Loin: Served with a Creole mustard sauce Bayou Seafood Pasta: Crawfish tails and shrimp tossed in a white wine and garlic Parmesan cream sauce with penne Paddlewheel Primavera: Fusilli pasta, zucchini, squash, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes tossed in a zesty basil pesto Herb-Garlic Fingerling Potatoes: Fingerling potatoes roasted with fresh rosemary, thyme, garlic and ground pepper Creole Creamed Spinach: Spinach with mozzarella, Parmesan and cream cheese 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 La Louisiane Sliced French Bread Community Coffee and Iced Tea included Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.
  • 2-hour cruise
  • Buffet dinner (if chosen during booking)
  • Live music
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • Boarding begins 1-hour before departure
  • The Steamboat Natchez does not qualify for producing gluten-free meals as established by the GFCO (Gluten-Free Certification Organization), and therefore must decline a guest's request for a special meal
  • Children under 6 (not occupying a seat on tours) come free of charge but are charged for food on cruises
  • Periodically, Steamboat Natchez will be out of service for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the Riverboat City of New Orleans
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We had an amazing experience last night!!! The food was amazing!!! We really enjoyed every minute of this experience and the view of the city at sunset was soooo beautiful!!! We also had an amazing waitress Cloe she was amazing and her friendliness was more than we ever expected. This was our first time on a steamboat and for our 1st wedding anniversary, it will be the perfect memory.

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June 12, 2021

We had a wonderful experience this weekend while celebrating my sister's bachelorette party. Gina and Alvin were wonderful and made our time on the boat a very memorable one! I would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting New Orleans! The music was great and the food was delicious while the service was excellent!

June 8, 2021

The evening cruise was enjoyable and informative. Suggest sitting on the dockside of the ship for easier viewing of the places pointed out during the narrative. Only complaint was the wasted time spent standing in line to buy a drink. Only one person tending the bar — 20+ minutes to buy bottled water!! They need to add more bartenders!!!

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May 24, 2021

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