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Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Jazz Cruise

New Orleans, United States
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Go for a sunset cruise aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen on this boat trip. Listen to an on-board jazz band and choose to add on a Creole-style dinner buffet as the boat sails along the Mississippi River. Take in the views from the promenade deck and sip New Orleans-inspired cocktails.
  • Set out for a scenic cruise on the Mississippi River
  • Taste Creole flavors with a dinner buffet (optional)
  • On-board entertainment includes a live jazz band
  • Admire views from the promenade deck

What's Included

  • Creole Buffet (If Option Purchased Prior)
  • Jazz Entertainment
  • Taxes
  • 2-Hour Mississippi River Cruise
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Soda/Pop
  • Transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1 Poydras St
    1 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    Located directly behind the Riverwalk Outlet Collection Mall and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Start time

07:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Print out your receipt/confirmation email and bring to ticket booth for redemption
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed on board.
  • Bags are checked before boarding the vessel to ensure safety during the cruise.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If altered or canceled due to poor weather, cruise may remain dockside in the event of unfavorable sailing conditions.
  • Due to limited capacity, refund requests made less than 24 hours prior to departure will NOT be considered. This includes missing the attraction for any reason. However, your ticket is transferable and valid for up to one year.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Jazz Cruise?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Jazz Cruise?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Jazz Cruise?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Jazz Cruise?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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471 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great to experience with family
Laure_A, Aug 2022
Relaxing ride on the cruise with delicious dinner spent with family. It was definitely an experience to remember for years to come.
Awesome experience
Olin_H, Aug 2022
The ride was enjoyable! Beautiful scenery, we took the evening cruise so the sunset on the water was amazing. Dinner was fabulous too!
Jasmine_M, Aug 2022
Address provided on the excursion details took us to a dead end behind a hilton hotel so we were lost and called (no answer) and called again an additional 2 times and finally got an answer that the boat left and that we should go to the ticket booth to get a refund (a ticket booth that we still couldn't find) so we contacted viator and the tour operator is now refusing to give us a refund! We do not live in Louisiana and have since left so there is no rescheduling for a later date I am extremely disappointed and frustrated that my $80 is completely down the drain for something we couldn't enjoy do to misinformation.
Paddlewheeler Plus
Channing_S, Aug 2022
Cruise was smooth, started on time, the conductor was courteous and the bar staff was top notch. Didn't do the dinner but what I saw on the menu wish I did. Wish the drinks didn't cost so much but I get that
Nicole_P, Aug 2022
Watching the sunset was beautiful! The jazz band was wonderful! We had a great time. This is a must when visiting New Orleans!!
An Unforgettable Time
JeNay_T, Aug 2022
Great experience! The food and music were wonderful. The entire ride was smooth and made a wonderful memory.
Nice and relaxing. A...
Christine_B, Aug 2022
Nice and relaxing. A great way to unwind after a busy day of shopping. Not too crowded drinks were available and my mother enjoyed it .
Helpful improvement Idea
Emmanuel_O, Aug 2022
The Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Jazz Cruise was OK for me and my family members. The staff were helpful and caring. However, There are rooms for improvement. The cruise was just OK. It would be better if it includes a speaker or someone giving a historical land map information or doing anything to entertain the audience rather than just have people sitting down for two hours and doing nothing but drinking and using bathrooms.
Ole Miss...
Fathiyyah_S, Aug 2022
The ride was relaxing inspite of a mixture of blues and jazz. ....negative- They could have had a bar or waiter for those who did not get a meal.
Ride was relaxing. Music...
Marshawn_H, Aug 2022
Ride was relaxing. Music was great. Food could of been better. Pictures taken where in the Sun and not worth what was charged.
Beautiful sunset cruise on the Mississippi River
Sybil_S, Aug 2022
The atmosphere, the friendly people and good music. It was a lovely evening to cruise up the Mississippi River. We saw a beautiful sunset.
Too industrial
Nicholas_M, Aug 2022
Not great scenery too industrial .The boat and staff were great. The view of the city from the water was awesome.
40th wedding anniversary evening cruise.
Michelle_W, Aug 2022
Nice relaxing evening cruise. The food (buffet) was very good loved the seafood pasta. The crew was fun, helpful, and very nice. This cruise was the highlight of our activities on our 40th anniversary day. I would recommend this cruise to anyone visiting New Orleans.
Poor attitude from hostess. Disappointing.
Janis_P, Aug 2022
The hostess refused to give us a table by the window. There were 3 or 4 tables for two available. They had tablecloths, just needed water and silverware. I told her it was our 50th wedding anniversary. She said no. They were too busy. She seated us in front of the restroom instead. We were extremely disappointed.
Good ride
Ramon_C, Aug 2022
Great experience, awesome time good service, and perfect weather. Get on time to avoid running, band was great
Relaxing jazz cruise
sharla_l, Jul 2022
Enjoyed the jazz band. Relaxing evening cruise. Did not order the dinner so I can’t speak to that. Mixed drinks and beer were good. Kids got lemonade and it was free refills on that.
Do better
Chandra_W, Jul 2022
None. No memories to share. The inside of boat was freezing, you could barely hear the band unless you were near them. More clarity needed concerning food/buffet.
A Must!!!!
Christina_M, Jul 2022
Very nice, relaxing experience. Jazz band was great and made the moment memorable. Drinks were amazing. The Paddlewheeler is a must see, so add it to your plans.
Great Creole Jazz Dinner Cruise
Linda_A, Jul 2022
Music was enjoyable, food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this to all my friends visiting New Orleans.
Wasn't happy
Carl_A, Jul 2022
This was a ok experience, we paid for the ViP Experience from Viator. It was no way near a VIP package. We waited in the rain. I am disabled and there was no where for me to sit while we waited I have a medical bag and have nothing that i hide in it, but the entry security guard treated me like a threat. Once we started walking on to the boat. The arch way is not built for wheelchairs or people that have walking issues. Its angle and drops are awful. Once we go on. No one explained that there where handicap lifts, until we were in the dinning room. The food was below sub-par. The only food that met expectations based tour descriptions where the bbq and bread pudding. Although, it said water included we had to ask for refills. Soft drinks where $3/ mixed drinks $10. We go a mixture of drinks like Shirley Temples and hurricane. The drinks and bar staff where amazing. When i asked to use the lift after we ate it was embarrassing having everyone look as us. It took 2 people to use it and they made sure to not be discreet. Once on 2nd floor i felt trapped as I didn't want to ask for help again. The restrooms were disgusting and not cleaned. I personally didn't like it. On the otherside the boat is beautiful the interior takes you back in time. At night its gorgeous and the lights bring it alive. The music was wonderful and views one of a kind. Our tour maybe a one off, but there are other boats that may have better experiences.


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