The Steamboat Natchez is the last paddlewheel ship still operating in New Orleans. And this is the only tour where you get a private look around the boat and the engine room, complete with souvenirs and front-row dinner seats.
Very enjoyable tour. We were treated like royalty. The staff on the steamboat couldn't do enough for us. Very nice meal in comfortable surroundings. Very informative private tour of the boat escorted by a crew member. Probably more suited to the males among us who find engines etc fascinating but it was interesting to see what makes her go. Don't know how they can work in that heat in the engine room!! Good music to accompany the trip up and down river arriving back in the dark to see New Orleans lit up at night. Thank you for the extra little gifts that give us many happy memories
The plantation tours were excellent, the swamp boat tour was the best. Got up close and personal with Brutus the largest alligator in the river. If you go don't miss the swamp boat tour.
This was one of the best tours that we have ever been on. We received first class treatment from the time we arrived at the dock to the time we left the ship. Our host for the evening was wonderful and we truly appreciated his hands-on approach. Thanks again for a wonderful time!
Dennis and Laurie Williams
Great tour. We were truly treated like VIPs. Great experience!!
Highly recommend the VIP package. Our guide, Jordan, was simply superb. We were treated like VIP's due to his attentiveness. There was no wait in line, three tables were reserved, one directly in front of the band, the second outside along the railing, and third private table for dinner. With the captain of the vessel leading the tour it was very informative.
Amazing experience, wonderful tour - it made our 20th wedding anniversary trip.
Had a wonderful time on the Natchez. The hosts were gracious and the experience including our pictures, cocktails, tour and dinner were great! Nice dinner and tour of the Mississippi. Highly recommend this package tour!
Absolutely amazing! It was my husband's birthday so I upgraded to the VIP package. The package included the dinner cruise, private boat tour and open bar. It was well worth the price. Vanessa, our hostess greeted us near the ticket booth holding a sign with our names listed on it. Vanessa stated we were the only VIP Guest for the evening and she had a great evening planned. First stop was the bar where we were given champagne. Vanessa had three 3 VIP tables set for us, each with white table clothes. The top deck table was decorated with birthday stuff and was near the fabulous jazz band, one was near the bar with a great river view and the third was for dinner. The dining area was near the bar both in an air conditioned area. Dinner was buffet style. We were scheduled for the second seating, 7:35 p.m. After the first dinner seating, the dining area was cleared and the buffet was reset. The lines formed outside the dining area but again we were the VIP guest no lines for us. The food was sensational!! We were greeted by the captain before dinner who offered the tour of the steamboat, but because of the heat and humidity, we declined. He later announced us as the VIP Guest for the evening and of course said happy birthday to my husband. After dinner, we ventured back up to the upper deck for a night of cruising, jazz and several more flutes of champagne. Our hostess mentioned that VIATOR and the Natchez had just recently teamed up. What a fantastic TEAM. If you're ever in New Orleans, we highly recommend the Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat and Engine Room Tour offered only by VIATOR. I promise you're cherish the memories forever! July 11, 2016 Sheila and Willie Georgia
Fantastic cruise,dinner lovey, all staff amazing and enjoyed meeting the captain on the engine tour he was lovey. All,in all first class would highly recommend it
We felt like real VIPs! Great service, great tour, great perks. We highly recommend this tour for anyone who likes to receive the royal treatment. Yvonne was great!
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