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The VIP element of this trip is well worth the cost! You are really treated like royalty with a private concierge looking after you for the whole evening. The private engine room tour with the captain is interesting and informative. The highlight of my birthday evening was being able to stand right next to the huge paddle wheel! You get champagne on arrival and board the boat without queuing. We also received complimentary drinks with our meal. The bag of goodies that you receive are great too. Could not fault the whole evening, it made a special birthday a truly unforgettable experience.
5 Stars Plus.
Do book the VIP tour.
Worth every cent.
Our private concierge - Jordan early-boarded us special seating on the deck pre-dinner cocktails and appetizer engine room tour.
The Full Monty.
Plus the food as very good and so was the jazz.
My Mom and I had a Fantatic trip on the Steamboat Natchez! We recommend this to anyone who is going to New Orleans!!! It was well worth the for the incredible experience!
We had a wonderful experience. We highly recommend spending the extra money and book the VIP tour. Definitely worth it. Service and amenities were first class.
A five star night on the Natchez. Our party of 3 were the only VIPs on the night, there were a few jealous customers and some made comment about unfairness but hey we had paid for the privilages given!
We were well looked after with reserved table inside and another on the deck close to the jazz band fab entertainment and the food was just amazing. Fabulous Beef and Pork - very tasty along with other choices and side dishes. The bread pudding was heavenly. We booked the early sitting as the ship doesn't move for the first hour. We were fed and on deck by 7 and in time to see the beautiful sunset.
The highlight of the evening was the tour by the captain. We saw all the workings, engines etc and were even taken alongside the huge paddles at the rear - Fabulous!!! The Natches is certainly an impressive ship!
I do have two complaints however, the first is that the instructions from the tour company were not to queue for tickets as the email would do. However, this was not accepted and so I had to queue to swap it for a different ticket. Not a problem. Maybe just receiption staff training lacking a little. The second is that the gifts are advertised as including a CD each which was not honoured at first and only received one CD between my husband and I initially. Our third guest received hers OK. We were told this is because we shouldn't need two in one household so were presented with a 'couples' gift bag. We had wanted 2 CDs though, to keep one in our car and the other at home so we requested a second we had both paid full price. At first we were told this isn't possible. Eventually, our hostess resolved this by phoning the MD to get permission to give us the extra CD which should have been due to us. We were told few people complain but this may be due to the fact the items are in bags so unless you check you don't know.
Overall view - If you want to have an authentic steamboat experience this is the way to go, you'll love it!
Parfait.... un grand merci à nos deux hôtesses, Gina et Leigh !
A great experience ! Many Thanks !!!
Absolutely wonderful! The food was great and the tour of the boat was fun and informing
We were met by a host and looked after like royalty. The tour was really interesting, and the meal was plentiful and tasty. It was lovely to come away with the goody bag, cd, glasses etc. We had an absolutely wonderful time and would thoroughly recommend the VIP Natchez dinner cruise. Thank you.
We had a great time and we were treated royally. We loved the tour of the engine room and the boat and it gave us a chance to learn the history of the boat. We also paid additionally for the open bar and it was well worth it.
SINCE IT WAS OUR 40TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND WE WENT ON THE NATCHEZ 40 YEARS AGO WHEN IT FIRST STARTED, WE WERE TREATED EXTREMELY WELL WITH SPECIAL TABLES, WINE AND SERICE.
We were met at the dock by Yvonne and told that we'd be given a true VIP Experience - she was right, the experience WAS VIP... My wife and I had a blast, were WELL cared for and the entire trip was awesome. We highly recommend that if you are thinking about this trip, book it with VIATOR, it was GREAT!
This was a lovely evening. We decided to do the VIP tour with drinks and it was worth the extra money. We were met at the boat by Jordan, who looked after us the whole evening. On boarding the boat we had a welcome drink and canapé. Then we had a tour of the boat and engine room with the captain, who was great by the way. We were then taken to our table for dinner, which was very nice, the pork was cooked perfectly. After the meal we then listened to the jazz band and enjoyed the boat. We met some lovely people during our time on the boat, thanks for a lovely evening to them.
Thank you to Jordan for looking after us and the goodie bag.
I would recommend doing the VIP dinner cruise its worth the extra.
Was awesome food was great. Hospitability was amazing. Enjoyed the private tour of the boat and hearing the history of the area.
Everything was wonderful. Excellent tour, everyone treated us very well. Couldn't ask for anything more. Great job!!! Oh the food was out of this world. Would do it again.
It was truly a wonderful tour and we enjoyed it very much. The private tour of the steamboat by the Captain was informative and enjoyable. I would take this tour again, should I ever return to New Orleans.
Fantastic evening! Wonderful food and the atmosphere great! We were treated royally from the minute we got there! Yvonne and Jasmine were the BEST! The boat ride was beautiful and the Captain did a great job on our tour of the engine/steam room! Loved the Jazz band and even took a beautiful gift bag home!
Had a wonderful night aboard the Natchez, well worth the money as we were definitely treated like VIPs and Leigh was a lovely chaperone and couldn't do enough for us and the goody bag was great full of little treats.
The only way to go is VIP through viator. Our guide Jordan met us at the canopy, took us to the shady side of the vessel, where he had reserved an outside table for us. Immediately brought us our champagne, and appetizer shrimp cocktail. His service from beginning to end was outstanding. The food at the buffest dinner was mediocre but the service was superb. I would highly recommend this Dinner Cruise to everyone. Linda
The VIP option was worth every penny. Food was good and the staff was wonderful.
My friend and I took this amazing tour yesterday evening. From start to finish we were made to feel VIPs as our tickets suggested. The lovely Leigh met us before the gangway and looked after us throughout the evening, making sure everything went smoothly. A truly amazing night.
Great tour! Yvonne and Captain Mitchell as well as everyone else was very friendly. The food was amazing!