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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)

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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.

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Sample Dinner Menu
Menu Subject to Change*

Vegetarian Pasta Salad (vegetarian)
Soup du Jour
Southern Fried Fish*: Zesty cornmeal crusted and fried to a golden perfection
Pork Loin: Blackened in NATCHEZ Creole Spice and served with Creole Mustard sauce
Strip Loin of Beef: Hand carved, cooked medium rare and served with a bleu cheese-horseradish emulsion
Tri-Color Rotini with Basil Pistou and Vegetables (Vegetarian)
Oven Roasted Brabant Sweet and Russet potatoes
Creole Creamed Spinach (vegetarian): Spinach braised with onions, artichoke hearts, cream cheese, Parmesan, and feta cheese
NATCHEZ Bread Pudding (vegetarian): A New Orleans soufflé of La Louisiane French bread, eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon with a Callebaut® Belgian white chocolate sauce
La Louisiane Hot Fresh Bread
French Market Coffee and Iced Tea included

Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.

Featuring our proprietary spice blends from Andy Roos.

Customer Reviews

Barry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Absolutely fantastic

Clarence H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Had two small kids on trip kids loved the band and had a great time on trip. I would just make sure to eat a 6pm setting because the other time is little late with small children.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What a great dinner cruise. The Jazz band was fantastic. The food was outstanding especially the pork and the peach cobbler. The staff was very attenative to our needs. Highly recommend this cruise.

Tonya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Lovely way to spend an evening on the Mississippi.

Tyrone S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016


Kirsty H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Absolutely amazing jazz cruise which is an absolute must when visiting NOLA.. Not only great music but lots of interesting facts and the city view when returning are just spectacular..

Cynthia K C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

To entertain two 17 year old girls and have them deem this as their most memorable tour in New Orleans is remarkable in itself!!
The trip on the Mississippi in a steamboat was a Mark Twain moment in time!! The music provided by the Dixieland Band was truly exceptional and provided a lovely ambiance.
The food was quite outstanding--a delicious buffet with all the trimmings, and warm bread pudding and coffee for dessert!! What could be better!!??
Truly a delightful trip!!

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We though this would be a good relaxing night travelling up the Mississippi River on a paddle steamer, and we were right. We booked the tour with the buffet dinner and will say it was very good food, cold drinks. After we had eaten we headed up stairs and watched the sun go down as we travelled down the river. They had a band playing, it was just a great night.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

the cruise was fun the food and music were nice. It was a relaxing and enjoyable

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A comfortable and pleasant cruise, The staff are all friendly and accommodating. The Food is excellent, The music was great, The Dukes of Dixieland play on this cruise, They have to be the hottest band we heard while we were in town. and the bar is surprising inexpensive. I would certainly do this again.

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