New Orleans, Louisiana

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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)

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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, 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.

, Oct 2018

Staff were exceptionally friendly. Food was delicious, wonderful time was had by all. Highly recommend. Thank you.

, Oct 2018

Very little Jazz played. Hard to get even a view of the Jazz group. Food was mediocre and they did not have options for people with restricted diets. They didn’t even have a chicken dish. The crowd didn’t help either. Seemed like everyone just came to drink and not listen to the Jazz or look at the scenery. The bar was impossible to get to.

, Sep 2018

Parking was a hassle, if there could be special parking for the people riding the boat . Even if the parking was for three hours and a charge, it would be a much better experience.

, Sep 2018

The boat experience was great, the music was good and the food was extremely good, It was a hot evening , and the breeze off the water felt good. I was disappointed in the service we received from Viator, They booked four tours and three of the four tours, when we got their, they did not have us scheduled for the event, Lucky I have my vouchers with us and were were able to schedule for another time, I would never book anything through Viator again,

, Sep 2018

What a beautiful and wonderful way to spend an evening! From the crew to the delicious food, everyone and everything was perfect. The crew was first class and the views from the boat were spectacular. I will definitely refer this to others! Many thanks to the crew for making this a special night for me and my girlfriend, it was very romantic!

, Sep 2018

Food was acceptable for a river cruise, and there were sufficient choices for the entres.. Bananas Foster for dessert. Great drinks for purchase. The music was pretty good.

, Sep 2018

Enjoyed the idea of being on the Namchez and it’s well organized. Somehow ended up on second serving for dinner and therefore missed viewings but if half the tour. Food was nice but kept running out when we got to front of queue for different things

, Aug 2018

The food was TERRIBLE... entertainment was good... service was horrible also. Would do the boat ride but skip food and drinks.

, Aug 2018

Dining is held in two seatings and most tables are interior, i.e. no window view outside the boat. Food is not bad but not so good for New Orleans.

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