From USD $ 47.99 View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

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)

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

Steamboat Natchez is one of the few true sternwheelers left plying the Mississippi river

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.

View additional info


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Loved this. We had the later dinner sitting so could enjoy watching the sunset and also explore the boat. The engine room was fascinating. The staff were wonderful and even sang happy birthday to the guest at the next table. Food was great and had plenty to offer even for a vegetarian. The waiter at the stern bar made delicious cocktails.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The food was great and atmosphere on this old time steam ship will be a great memory. Well worth the money and time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It was just amazing. The total ambience was so special. We loved the buffet very much. Great staff. It was the best night of our whole vacation. The only thing I felt was a pitty is that they lost our picture which was made at the beginning of the tour, because I would have loved to buy it.

Amanda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

FANTASTIC, food was excellent and the Natchez is fantastic, highly recommend this to anyone

Sherry H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This cruise was wonderful. The music was great, and the food was delicious. It was a great way to end our visit to New Orleans


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Food was delicious on this beautiful steamboat. Dukes of Dixieland band was terrific. The whole evening was so much fun and we made some wonderful memories. So glad we did not miss this cruise.

Damien P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A great experience to see how these old vessels work and to have a short cruise up the Mississippi. Everything onboard was managed and run at a high level and the food was good also.

linda b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Wonderful history lesson, fantastic dinner meal and of course, the cruise was great.

I would do it again when I return in the future

Rebecca O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A lot of fun, Great music and Food-can I PLEASE get some more of that white chocolate bread pudding desert?! Recommend this cruise.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A must do in New Orleans! Not just a boat ride, but the jazz music, the sunset, everything, it was perfect!

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message