Tour code: 3780STEAMBRU
Partake in a classic New Orleans tradition with a lovely jazz brunch aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez! Journey through time on this 2‐hour cruise along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion includes a delectable brunch loaded with famous Louisiana dishes and live music from a local jazz trio. 


  • Sunday brunch cruise in New Orleans aboard the Steamboat Natchez
  • Take a scenic cruise along the Mississippi River on a traditional paddle-wheel boat
  • Admire views of the city skyline from the spacious decks or indoor cabin
  • Enjoy jazz entertainment from a live trio band
  • Sit down to a wonderful buffet brunch of Louisiana favorites such as Creole shrimp, grits and bread pudding

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What You Can Expect

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

River and Skyline

Choose a morning or afternoon cruise time for your Sunday jazz brunch and head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter to board the beautiful Steamboat Natchez. This paddlewheel ship – one of the last of its kind in New Orleans – is the ninth steamer to bear the name Natchez. Fun for all, boat enthusiasts will particularly enjoy viewing the boat’s vintage decor, such as the museum‐quality engine room.

Take a promenade along the deck as the Natchez begins the 2‐hour float along the Mississippi River. Then find a seat in the cabin or on the outside deck, where you can admire unobstructed views of the striking New Orleans shoreline and soak up some classic jazz tunes performed by a local trio. 

When whimsy strikes you, head to the brunch buffet and sample an array of sumptuous Louisiana fare from house‐cured ham and cheese grits to Natchez’s signature bread pudding and warm, sugar‐dusted beignets (full menu included below). Coffee and tea are included with your brunch, or you may purchase wine, mimosas, punch and Bloody Marys.

Your river cruise ends back at the departure point in New Orleans with plenty of time to sightsee (and walk off your hearty brunch)! 

Note: Pricing is per person and a ‘Cruise with No Brunch’ option is available.


Sample Menu

Carved House-Cured Ham and Bacon
Smoked in-house meats over pecan wood, with a collard green pot liquor

Scrambled Eggs

Soup du Jour

Creole Creamed Spinach
Spinach braised with onions, cream cheese, parmesan and feta cheese

Fruit Salad
Seasonal fresh fruit with honey, mint and house-made limoncello

Creole Shrimp and Pasta Salad
Shrimp, celery, onions and Creole seasoning in a rosemary-thyme vinaigrette, topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese

Cheese Grits
Traditionally milled corn grits with sweet-cream butter and sharp cheddar cheese

Yogurt Cups
European-style yogurt with apple-vanilla granola, slivered almonds, whole rolled oats, cinnamon and African vanilla

Fresh, Hand-made Beignets
The New Orleans classic - French doughnuts, served warm and dusted with powdered sugar

Natchez Bread Pudding
A New Orleans soufflé of La Louisiane French bread, eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon with a Jim Beam® bourbon sauce

Red Velvet Cake with a Raspberry White Chocolate Sauce

Natchez Biscuits with Jellies and Preserves  

Customer Reviews

Rosemary J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The steamer left on time and returned on time. The information was clear and interesting. The band was great and I enjoyed sitting and listening in the dining area and also hearing it on deck. The service areas were clean as were the decks. We were blessed with good weather and everyone on board seemed to be enjoying it as much as I was.

Nadia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wonderful food, informative tour guides , and an awesome live Jazz Band! We enjoyed ourselves so much, can and #39;t wait to go again!

Alexander M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A fun event.

terence b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

very relaxing . excellent food and service . very good value for money

Katherine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is a must do when you go to New Orleans. The trip is nice and you learn some history. The Jazz band is wonderful and the food is pretty good too! My husband and I had a lovely time.

Alvin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Food was excellent !

Susan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Relaxing Sunday brunch. Excellent food and music. Great way to end our visit to NOLA!

Maureen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Don't miss out on this fun trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The trip on the river was wonderful and the brunch superb. This activity was more than expected. Highly recommended.

Earleen B D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The Steamboat Natchez Jazz Lunch/Brunch Cruise a must- do while in New Orleans French Market area! A wonderful, buffet of New Orleans cuisine was served while listening to a great jazz band. The history of the area wasn't narrated as we cruised the mighty Mississippi for a 2 hour tour. I would highly recommend this while in the area of the French Market area of New Orleans!

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