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Experience the dazzle of New Orleans at night with a romantic dinner cruise aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez. Journey through time on this 2-hour float along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, cozy up with family and friends and delight in the sparkle of the urban shoreline at dusk. This excursion includes a Creole‐inspired dinner and live jazz music.
  • Evening jazz cruise aboard the Steamboat Natchez
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Mississippi River from New Orleans
  • Listen to live jazz music performed by the Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland
  • Take in incredible views of the city skyline
  • Savor a casual buffet dinner (if option selected)

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Shoreline views are enhanced by a Creole buffet dinner and Dixie tunes on this sunset ride.

Choose one of two evening start times for your dinner cruise 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 — will transport you back to the 19th century when ports bustled with produce-laden cargo ships, steamboats and clandestine privateering. Enjoy the boat’s atmospheric decor, such as the vintage engine room and megaphone.

Take a stroll along the deck as the Natchez begins the 2-hour float along the Mississippi River. Then have a seat in the cabin or on the outside deck, where you’ll get unobstructed views of the striking shoreline at dusk, and soak up some live jazz tunes from the Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland, a true New Orleans-style band.

As for dinner, the buffet might include anything from cornmeal‐crusted fish to cheesy penne pasta. Top it off with Natchez’s signature bread pudding accompanied by coffee and tea. Read on to the Itinerary section below for a sample menu. (Menu is subject to change)

Your evening cruise ends back at the departure point in the French Quarter.

Please Note: The price displayed is based on the cruise only option.


Dinner Jazz Cruise Menu

Natchez Tossed Salad
Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions and croutons with a sugar cane vinaigrette
and served family style
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice
Steamboat Round
Certified Angus Beef, carved to order w/ natural au jus and a horseradish cream sauce
Pork Loin
Served with a Creole mustard sauce
Bayou Seafood Pasta
Crawfish tails and Shrimp tossed in a white wine and garlic parmesan cream sauce with penne
Paddlewheel Primavera
Fusilli pasta, zucchini, squash, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes tossed in a zesty basil pesto
Herb-Garlic Fingerling Potatoes
Fingerling potatoes roasted with fresh rosemary, thyme, garlic, and ground pepper
Creole Creamed Spinach
Spinach with mozzarella, parmesan and cream cheese
Green Beans Almondine
Southern style green beans topped with toasted almond slivers
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in a rich custard
with a decadent white chocolate sauce
Bananas Foster
A New Orleans original! Fresh sliced bananas sautéed in butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon
and rum. Served warm atop vanilla ice cream
La Louisiane Sliced French Bread
Community Coffee and Iced Tea included

Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Jan 2019

Such a very nice way to end our visit to New Orleans. Good food and service. Real paddleboat experience!

, Jan 2019

Horrible Customer Service, Food Was Cold and Terrible and Not Ready At Dinner Service Time, Made To Wait Out In The Cold, No Sweetner For The Iced Tea or Coffee, Had To Beg For A Server, The Crew Was Rude and Made Faces and Comments Under Their Breath When Questions Were Asked, The Only People That Were Nice Were The Gift Shop Ladies, I Really Want My Money Back - This Cruise Was A Waste Of My Precious 3 Hours Of My Vacation - UGH SAD FACE!

, Jan 2019

The band was great and we had a wonderful dinner.I would rather have done the lunch cruise only because there may have been more to see during the daylight hours.

, Jan 2019

Quite an enjoyable experience even though it was a wet evening out. As people have noted the bar ones are long and I wonder why they didn't open a 2nd bar. We were in the 2nd seating and it would have been nice if we had known that there was a bar in that room so we could have saved ourselves the long wait. Staff were courteous and helpful. Dinner was as described and quite enjoyable. Good value for money overall

, Dec 2018

However. The menu was not the same as their website. Little disappointed. But the experience was nice and food was decent.

, Dec 2018

This cruise was a great time but it goes by so fast! The food was really good in my opinion, we were really surprised by that given we are foodies and heard some negative things. We were especially impressed by how good the bread pudding and seafood pasta was, some of the best we had on our trip! This is a really fun way to spend an evening. I would recommend being out on the water at night over day as well because the shoreline is very industrial and not really scenic, but at night it just looks like a lot of sparkling lights and the view of the city as you pull away is great!

, Dec 2018

If you love traditional jazz,you can't miss this trip. Dukes of Dixieland were awesome. Such talented musicians. And all the staff,hostess,server were so friendly and accomodating.

, Nov 2018

Took evening cruise... did not have the dinner. Skyline was beautiful and the staff very friendly! It started to rain as we were getting off the boat.... be sure to bring a jacket— it got cold!!!

, Nov 2018

This was my first time in New Orleans and my wife’s second. We thoroughly enjoyed our accommodations and their location. There were so many things to see and do. We barely clipped a corner. The evening cruise we took was awesome and we will be repeat customers. Next time, we will have the dinner. It was an awesome and memorable evening for my wife and I.

, Nov 2018

We had a great time on Steamboat Natchez. The buffet had some good food; drinks were flowing; and the view was spectacular! It was a memorable evening.

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