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.
The music was great, the food was wonderful, and the view was amazing! We really enjoyed the cruise and learning more about the area.
My husband and truly loved our getaway and this was super. Food was great and staff was very accommodating.
June A United Kingdom
Great tour, we got there early and sat and watched the band. We booked second sitting for dinner, the food was excellent and plenty of it. I mentioned when booking it was our Anniversary and they had reserved a table for us. Take a coat as it does get very windy.
Nice trip. I'll make it again.
Mel United States of ...
This tour was amazing!
Well worth it.
This cruise was super fun, one of the highlights of our trip. Definitely recommend it. The band playing was amazing!
Fantastic music and sights here. The house band were very together and the he singing was excellent.
Quite an experience going down the Mississippi on a steamboat.
This was the highlight of our tours. Nice dinner, plenty of food options. Great to cruise down the Mississippi. We bought two Dixieland CD's which we are really enjoying.
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