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Steamboat Natchez Daytime River Jazz Cruise

by Gray Line New Orleans
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Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Cruise on an authentic steam-powered sternwheel paddleboat

  • View historic sites along Mississippi River & French Quarter

  • Live Jazz performed by Steamboat Stompers

  • Opportunity to walk thru the boat's massive engine room

  • Intriguing commentary from your guide about local landmarks

Highlights

  • Cruise on an authentic steam-powered sternwheel paddleboat

  • View historic sites along Mississippi River & French Quarter

  • Live Jazz performed by Steamboat Stompers

  • Opportunity to walk thru the boat's massive engine room

  • Intriguing commentary from your guide about local landmarks

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Steamboat Natchez Daytime River Jazz Cruise

Activity Location

Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office

400 Toulouse Street

New Orleans 70130

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office

    400 Toulouse Street

    New Orleans 70130


Description

Hop aboard an authentic steam-powered sternwheel paddle boat bound for the Mississippi River and waterfront views of New Orleans. While you cruise, experience the magic of days gone by as the a live jazz band sets the tone with catchy tunes and Dixieland favorites.

Your cruise departs from the historic French Quarter and travels down the mighty Mississippi to show you the ever-changing skyline of New Orleans and its bustling port, one of the busiest in the United States. Kick off the day with a calliope concert powered by the Natchez's steam-powered whistles and then watch as the crew casts of the mooring lines to begin your voyage.

From the open deck or the climate-controlled interior of the historic Natchez, listen to stories about historic events, like the thrilling Battle of New Orleans. Pass by scenery that helped inspire Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Along the way, enjoy an authentic calliope concert, featuring live music by the Steamboat Stompers jazz band, and consider enhancing your experience by adding a buffet of authentic Southern cooking. For the full experience, you can also opt to enjoy lunch onboard. Featuring a variety of Cajun favorites and New Orleans classics, this buffet-style meal is sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Periodically, Steamboat NATCHEZ will be out of service for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS.


Inclusions

  • Scenic jazz cruise on the Steamboat NATCHEZ


Exclusions

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary for the cruise only; children 1 and younger are complimentary for the cruise with lunch.

  • The boat is wheelchair accessible only on the main deck, where food, bar service, and restrooms are located.

  • Calliope concert starts 45 minutes prior to cruise departure.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Steamboat NATCHEZ will be out of service January 21 - February 15, 2019 for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS.

  • Periodically, Steamboat NATCHEZ will be out of service for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS.


Steamboat Natchez Daytime River Jazz Cruise ratings based on 479 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

5/5 Mar 14, 2020

The crew were very friendly and the trip was very organized. We had a great time and met some nice people from Great Britain. I would say this is part of the Big Easy Experience. To have a ride on 1 of 2 steamboat paddle-wheelers left in America.

joseph white

United States

5/5 Mar 10, 2020

The Natchez Daytime River Jazz Cruise was excellent, providing food and beverages for purchase, but the best part was the narrator of the history and sights. This man was the best speaker I've heard in a long time, almost like listening to a Walt Disney episode, and extremely informative. The process of boarding and de-boarding was effortless. Loved it!! Would highly recommend!!