Partake in a classic New Orleans tradition with a lovely jazz brunch aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez! Journey through time on this 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
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 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.
Food was amazing. Boarding and disembarking was very orderly and moved quickly. Dining room very clean and looked re-done. The brunch was out of this world. I'd like the recipe for your shrimp and grits . The gentleman speaking the tour was excellent. Loved " the steamboat stompers" just the kind of music I was looking for in NOLA
Definitely not worth the money. It was a total tourist trap. The food was just so so. If you don’t get there early enough you wont have a seat with a view. We sat in the center of the boat and listened to the narration without the view. The band was pretty good, but didn’t play for very long at all.
Great staff, good views and excellent food made this one of our favorite tours. The precision that everything happened on the boat trip made this a pleasure to be part of. Would take the tour again without thinking about it. Soo much to see and learn.
Had a nice time. Staff was nice, food was limited but was pretty good (could've been better), drinks were good. The organ was way off key and kind of annoying. I wish the commentary would've been more in depth as I would've like to have learned more about what I was seeing. Expected more for the price
We boarded the Natchez on time, and were escorted to our assigned table for brunch. Part of the cruise's time was a delicious meal, part was listening to a band, and part outside strolling as the Natchez return to its birth to get ready for the next trip. We had the opportunity to visit the engine room as part of the experience, throughout the time on board. While we benefitted from sitting at a table by the window, most of the other passengers at the brunch did not. It is something to be aware of as you decide on the brunch experience.The food was tasty and typical of the region. Self-serve enabled one to choose among the many prepared meal options. Good experience!
The Natchez is a beautiful boat with a lot of history on it! The audio tour of the Mississippi River was really fascinating and you will learn a lot. However, definitely skip the brunch on this. The food is sub-par and for what you pay, you can get a nice brunch elsewhere in New Orleans. I would recommend the jazz cruise by itself. The jazz band was great!
It was a great experience. They have live band. They have buffet. They have Southern Specialty food like bread pudding, banana foster with ice cream and grits. They have someone explained some of the history about New Orleans on the river.
Prior to boarding we were treated to a man playing music on the top of the steamboat. We were directed to the buffet area to choose a table and given a card to place on the table to reserve it as ours so we could then head up to the outside seating are to enjoy the views without worrying about losing our seats inside. Food was delicious although there were not many choices but the mimosas were wonderful! I highly recommend and will be doing this again.