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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

New Orleans, United States
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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 paddle-wheel boat ride 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.
  • 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 journey 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 "starting from" price displayed is based on the cruise only option.
Stop At:  
Steamboat NATCHEZ
Not just a boat, the Steamboat NATCHEZ is a time machine that fills its passengers with the romance and marvel of yesteryear! Cruise along the Mississippi River and let the Steamboat NATCHEZ whisk you away with its atmosphere and ambiance, with everything from a museum- quality Engine Room to the ship's orders being called over an old-time megaphone. This evening jazz cruise is a great way to experience New Orleans' beauty and culture. Enjoy 1-hour dockside before the Steamboat NATCHEZ begins her 2-hour cruise down the Mississippi River.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mississippi River
As you steam ahead, soak in breathtaking views of the city skyline while enjoying a New Orleans cultural experience – a live jazz performance performed by the New Orleans band Dukes of Dixieland, a Grammy nominee. Enjoy dining inside or outside on a delectable Louisiana-style buffet dinner including prime rib, chicken, pasta and salad. Two separate dining times give you the flexibility to enjoy the evening at your own pace. A sample dinner menu can be found in the Itinerary section below. Please Note: The price displayed is based on the cruise only option. Cruise with dinner option must be selected in order to confirm that your cruise includes the meal. -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- 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.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free

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Excellent Experience
, Mar 2020
Service was excellent, clean, fun, worth every penny! High Class! Staff met to every need. Food was fantastic.
save your monies dont go
, Mar 2020
Food was cold. Meat was unchewable. The ride was pleasant and staff was nice but food was really not eatable and drinks were unimpressive
, Mar 2020
Very relaxing & resourceful , I would definitely do it again ,my gfs & I enjoyed ourselves .xoxoxoxo ❤️Xoxoxo
Steamboat Natchez
, Mar 2020
Dinner was very good. Information given during the cruise was very interesting. We enjoyed seeing the engine room in motion. If it could have started one hour earlier, it would have been better to enjoy the sights while it was light outside.
New Orleans sunset over the Mississippi
, Mar 2020
Loved! Loved! Loved! We had such a good time on this cruise! New Orleans sunset over the Mississippi was just out of this world! And the food was amazing too!
Best time ever
, Mar 2020
The food was excellent, the atmosphere was pure New Orleans! Loved the jazz band, staff was excellent
Good times
, Mar 2020
Our waiter was hopping ❤️It was fantastic ride.Everyone was having such a great time. Would highly recommend it to everyone
Awesome Experience
, Mar 2020
We had an excellent experience, from the crew, the food to the the captain’s narrative, it was indeed an authentic adventure, and of course the view was spectacular.
Engine room tour
, Mar 2020
The boat is beautiful. My husband especially enjoyed the tour of the engine room. We ate snacks. There was a dinner you could purchase ahead of time. The Jazz band was very good. I was surprised people were smoking on the boat. Bummer!
Great views
, Mar 2020
It was great Good and great views. The band was awesome. The Captains narrative on the cruise was very interesting.

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