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.
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
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
Made to order with selection of toppings
Mini Croissants and Biscuits
served with jellies and preserves
Chopped and mixed fresh seasonal fruit
Greek Style Yogurt
Served with almond and cinnamon granola
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