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  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans from the decks of the Steamboat Natchez! Cruise along the Mississippi River while enjoying live jazz music, a buffet dinner and gorgeous sights. This authentic paddle-wheel steamboat in New Orleans is one of only six still operating on the Mississippi River.


  • Evening jazz cruise aboard the Steamboat Natchez
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Mississippi River from New Orleans
  • Listen to live jazz music performed by the Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland
  • Take in incredible views of the city skyline
  • Enjoy a casual buffet dinner (if option selected)

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What You Can Expect

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

Steamboat Natchez is one of the few true sternwheelers left plying the Mississippi river

Not just a boat, the Steamboat Natchez is a time machine that fills its passengers with the romance and marvel of yesteryear! Cruise along the Mississippi River and let the Steamboat Natchez whisk you away with its atmosphere and ambiance, with everything from a museum- quality Engine Room to the ship's orders being called over an old-time megaphone. This evening jazz cruise is a great way to experience New Orleans' beauty and culture.

As you steam ahead, soak in breathtaking views of the city skyline while enjoying a New Orleans cultural experience – a live jazz performance performed by the New Orleans band Dukes of Dixieland, a Grammy nominee.

Enjoy dining inside or outside on a delectable Louisiana-style buffet dinner including prime rib, chicken, pasta and salad. Two separate dining times give you the flexibility to enjoy the evening at your own pace.

A sample dinner menu can be found in the Itinerary section below.

Please Note: The price displayed is based on the cruise only option.

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Sample Dinner Menu:
Southern Fried Fish
Zesty cornmeal crusted and fried to a golden perfection.
Pork Loin
Blackened in Natchez Creole Spice and served with Creole Mustard Sauce.
Hand Carved Rib Roast
Served with a bleu cheese-horseradish emulsion
Soup du Jour
Steamboat Salad
Onion, Cucumber, tomato and mixed greens in a lemon herb vinaigrette
Penne Quattro Formaggi
Blend of baked mozzarella, Fontina, Asiago and Bellavitano Gold cheeses
Pilot House Potatoes
Diced red bliss, sweet and purple potatoes in Creole Spices
Creole Creamed Spinach
Spinach braised with onions, artichoke hearts, cream cheese, Parmesan and Feta cheese
Natchez Bread Pudding
A New Orleans souffle of a Le Louisiane French bread, eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon with a Callebaut Belgian white chocolate sauce
La Louisiane Fresh Sliced Bread

Dinner is served with French bread and butter and beverages including coffee and iced tea.
*Menu items are subject to change based on availability and season*

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Beautiful cruise learned some new facts about the Mississippi and about NOLA. Nice buffet meal, but the real surprise was the outstanding jazz group.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very enjoyable! Food is not bad. Music was great. A very memorable way to cruise down the Mississippi.!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great dinnerate too much! Beautiful night on the river, watching the sun set and lights come on while listening to live jazz!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My 2 sisters and I had a fabulous time! Both food and drinks were awesome.. It really is a small world thou. While on the cruise we meet a group from the USS Bulloch County, who were celebrating their annual get together. These gentlemen and spouses were stationed in Guam in the late 1960's. What a treat that was to hear about Guam, because my sisters and I are from Guam...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Really enjoyable and different experience .Great atmosphere, good music and the food was pretty good too. I would recommend this evening to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

excellent tour, the food was great and the entertainment was awesome! I would recommend it was very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I really enjoyed my 34th anniversary trip in New Orleans. ,.. On the Natchez Steamboat. The jazz band was wonderful sounded good. The buffet dinner was sooooooo delicious. All the staff member was so professional. I am ready to come back. Thank you so much: Beatrice Brown

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great! Exceeded our expectations. Food was excellent and well presented - organized well. Staff was friendly and efficient. We heard to arrive early and request the earlier dinner, which gave us a great time after dinner to watch the shore sights. But it really seemed that both seating times got a great tour. Highly recommend this dinner cruise!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great time, great jazz, good food.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Everything was perfect from the man who advised us on what would be the best value for our time to the bus tour guide. It was fast paced but we still had time to enjoy ourselves. Gave us great ideas for more in-depth visit later which we just had time to do. I am not a bus tour person usually but this was a great experience! I recommended it to others

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