- Steamboat Natchez dinner cruise with private engine room and boat tour, a Viator Exclusive
- Cruise the Mississippi on an authentic paddle-wheel steamboat and enjoy lots of perks!
- Go on an exclusive tour of the boat and its engine room led by the first mate
- Admire New Orleans from your reserved seat while listening to live jazz and savoring a buffet dinner
- Receive a Champagne cocktail, shrimp cocktail, boarding photo, jazz band CD and more treats
- Don't miss this insider New Orleans experience -- it can't be booked anywhere else!
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Take a luxury cruise away from the city and back in time to experience a classic steamboat ride. This is the only tour where you get a private look around the boat and the engine room, complete with souvenirs and front row dinner seats for an exclusive night out unlike any other New Orleans staple.
What You Can Expect
Uniformed ship staff will greet you with a Champagne cocktail served in a glass etched with an image of the Steamboat Natchez that's yours to keep. Then, follow your officer of the vessel guide on an exclusive private tour of the boat and its impressive, museum-quality engine room. Feel free to ask questions and take photos as you tour the magnificent steamboat.
Afterward, take your reserved seat and listen to the live jazz band, Dukes of Dixeland. As you listen to the Grammy-nominated group play, enjoy a shrimp cocktail and glass of house wine. Then load up on scrumptious Louisiana favorites including Filé Gumbo and Louisiana style fish at the dinner buffet. Sit back, relax and delight in captivating night views of New Orleans as you cruise along the Mississippi for two hours.
Before your luxurious dinner cruise concludes in the French Quarter, you'll also receive a commemorative Steamboat Natchez pin and Dukes of Dixieland CD as souvenirs of your memorable night on the Mississippi.
Receive all the luxuries of the original tour, but include an open bar for the entire duration of the cruise.
Louisiana Style Fried Fish
Zesty cornmeal crusted and fried to a golden perfection.
Blackened in Natchez Creole Spice and served with Creole Mustard Sauce.
Shrimp, Andouille sausage, chicken, and filé powder thickened with a dark roux
The classic French beef stew with rice
Penne Quattro Formaggi
Blend of baked mozzarella, Fontina, Asiago and Bellavitano Gold cheeses
Our custom mix of baby lettuces, carrot, red onion, cucumber, grape tomato and artichoke heart, dressed with cane syrup vinaigrette.
Pilot House Potatoes
Diced Red Bliss potatoes roasted with spices.
Deep roasted corn and tomatoes with creole spices, peppers, and celery.
Creole Creamed Spinach
Spinach braised with onions, cream cheese, Parmesan, and feta cheese.
Natchez Bread Pudding
A New Orleans souffle of French bread, eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon with a bourbon sauce.
Dinner is served with French bread and butter and beverages including coffee and iced tea.
This dinner cruise was excellent and the VIP treatment was greatly appreciated. We enjoyed getting on the boat before the big crowds, the tour of the engine room, the reserved table, and the quality service from all staff. The dinner was hot, delicious New Orleans cuisine by Chef Joey La Bella and our gracious tour hostess, Leigh Bongard, was one of the best we have ever had anywhere. She came early to greet us, helped us with all questions, and made sure that our tour was perfect. The final touch of the evening was the exciting, live Jazz music by the DUKES of Dixieland. We loved this tour and definitely would recommend it to others!
I didn't realize when I booked that this was the full on VIP experience with reserved tables inside and out, a shout out from the captain, and so much more. Everything completely exceeded expectations and the tour before the cruise with Yvonne was great.