New Orleans, Louisiana

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Overview

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
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. 

Itinerary

Sunday Jazz Brunch Cruise Menu

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice
Brown Sugar Pineapple Glazed Ham
Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp sautéed with onion, bell pepper, and garlic served alongside hot butter grits
Scrambled Eggs
Choice of a classic scramble or scramble with fresh spinach and tomato
Biscuits and Gravy
A popular Southern breakfast dish with sausage and white gravy
Turkey Sausage Patties
Waffle Station
Made to order with selection of toppings
Mini Croissants and Biscuits
served with jellies and preserves
Fruit Salad
Chopped and mixed fresh seasonal fruit
Greek Style Yogurt
Served with almond and cinnamon granola
Bananas Foster
A New Orleans original! Fresh sliced bananas sautéed in butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon
and rum. Served warm atop vanilla ice cream.
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in rich custard
with a decadent white chocolate sauce
Community Coffee and Iced Tea included

Reviews

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M
, Oct 2018

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

E
, Sep 2018

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!

M
, Aug 2018

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!

J
, Jul 2018

It was a nice tour got to chill and relax and looked at the view with good food and music really liked it

H
, Jul 2018

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.

L
, Jul 2018

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.

R
, Jul 2018

Was good

R
, Jun 2018

We had an amazing time on the Natchez! With its rich history and transcendent music, it was easily one of our favorite moments in NOLA. In addition, the food was amazing an we got more than enough to eat. I 100 recommend this tour!

D
, Apr 2018

Amazing trip, and great cocktails.

S
, Mar 2018

I loved the idea of this. The music was amazing and a 94 year old woman was celebrating a birthday which made it more meaningful to me to get to see the party she was having. I love the history of it being the last of its kind in operation. The food was okay. I had been under the impression from other reviews that beignets would be served and that there would be a greater selection for vegetarians. However it is nice to have a table inside if the weather is raining or cool or hot that is reserved for you for the two hour tour if you choose to take the meal option. This was a Sunday brunch so maybe the Saturday brunch was better. I did enjoy the desserts they did offer. The ride itself I am glad I took just to do it, but would probably not bother to do it again. If I could have just walked on and taken a tour of the boat that would have been sufficient for me. So if you have money do it, I think you will be glad you did. If you don't you can take a picture of the boat from the outside, it is impressive to see.


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