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Partake in a classic New Orleans tradition with a lovely jazz brunch aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez! Journey through time on this 2‐hour 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

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What You Can Expect

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

River and Skyline

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 2‐hour 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.


Customer Reviews

debra b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The History Lesson and the view was Great

Colin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very enjoyable trip. Interesting information about the area and a good brunch and great jazz.

Mary E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Beautiful trip and the food was very good. Fabulous service!

karenalex67 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The brunch was great the service was ready and on point, I can't say enough.
The history as your paddling down the Mississippi River was great but what we really enjoyed was the steam organ The Calliope played quite a few songs before we boarded and it was amazing!
We would recommend that you take the afternoon brunch it's well worth it!
V and K Vaden

Kathleen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent excursion. Staff very friendly and helpful, brunch was great. Highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic ! The food was great. Will do this cruise again when in New Orleans.

Jorge R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great food !!

Angel R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Chris L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very enjoyable. One of the things you have to do when you're in New Orleans.

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