Tour code: 3780STEAMDIN
Experience the dazzle of New Orleans at night with a romantic dinner cruise aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez. Journey through time on this 2‐hour float along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, cozy up with family and friends and delight in the sparkle of the urban shoreline at dusk. This excursion includes a Creole‐inspired dinner and live jazz music.


  • 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
  • Savor 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

Choose one of two evening start times for your dinner cruise 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 — will transport you back to the 19th century when ports bustled with produce-laden cargo ships, steamboats and clandestine privateering. Enjoy the boat’s atmospheric decor, such as the vintage engine room and megaphone.

Take a stroll along the deck as the Natchez begins the 2-hour float along the Mississippi River. Then have a seat in the cabin or on the outside deck, where you’ll get unobstructed views of the striking shoreline at dusk, and soak up some live jazz tunes from the Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland, a true New Orleans-style band.

As for dinner, the buffet might include anything from cornmeal‐crusted fish to cheesy penne pasta. Top it off with Natchez’s signature bread pudding accompanied by coffee and tea. Read on to the Itinerary section below for a sample menu. (Menu is subject to change)

Your evening cruise ends back at the departure point in the French Quarter.

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

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Sample Dinner Menu
Menu Subject to Change*

Steamboat Salad: onion, cucumber, tomato and mixed greens in a lemon herb vinaigrette
Soup du Jour
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
Strip Loin of Beef: hand carved, cooked medium rare and served with a bleu cheese‐horseradish emulsion
Penne Quattro Formaggi: blend of baked mozzarella, Fontina, Asiago and Bellavitano Gold cheeses
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Creole Creamed Spinach: spinach braised with onions, artichoke hearts, cream cheese, Parmesan and feta cheese
NATCHEZ Bread Pudding: a New Orleans soufflé of La Louisiane French bread, eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon with a Callebaut® Belgian white chocolate sauce
La Louisiane Hot Fresh Bread

Customer Reviews

Anthony B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a great cruise. Thankfully the weather cooperated which made it even better. Dinner was very good buffet style was fine by me. Listening to the history along the ride was very interesting. I enjoyed the band that was playing they were off the chain. Anyone who visits New Orleans by all means book this cruise. I will again the next time I visit.

Eszter T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Lovely evening cruise with great music and atmosphere. Didn't mind not to have the dinner option, we got to spend the whole tour on top deck!

Dwaipayan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Another beauty on a new orleans trip. starts from the riverfront on decator. you dont want it to end as early as after just two hours!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Most enjoyable evening on The Natchez, good food, great music and a wonderful sunset over the Mississippi. A lovely touch of nostalgia on a genuine steam paddle steamer.

Cynthia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016


Kenneth T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Perfect weather and happy, friendly staff and guests made this cruise a pleasure. The band was great. I recommend the cruise without the dinner, get out and mingle and eat in the quarter after!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great Mississippi river tour! Great food, and Jazz! Lots of good information from guide.

Camille D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It was an awesome trip on the Mississippithe highlight of our trip! Narrated about the interesting history and sights of the area on the way upriver, then on the way back music and the beautiful city lights. It was well organized and worth the time and money.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very nice evening on the Natchez. We had a wonderful time enjoying the views and had a nice dinner.

william Keith s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Just a fabulous evening out ,good food lots of drink to choose from wonderful scenery good live music.
A must when visiting New Orleans.

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