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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

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Ride on one of the last authentic paddle-wheel ships in New Orleans with a Sunday brunch cruise aboard Steamboat Natchez. Get a new perspective on the city skyline as you glide down the Mississippi, and check out vintage features, such as the working steam engine. Dig into a delicious buffet brunch featuring Louisiana favorites, such as cheese grits and beignets, while a jazz trio provides a lively soundtrack.
  • See New Orleans from a different angle on a jazz brunch cruise
  • Steam down the Mississippi on one of the last surviving paddle-wheel ships
  • Hearty brunch buffet includes a variety of Southern-style classics
  • Live jazz trio adds to the vintage atmosphere
What to Expect
Board the historic Steamboat Natchez at a convenient dock near the French Quarter, and leave the bustling city streets behind as the ship paddles onto the “Mighty” Mississippi. Stroll the decks for fantastic views, and visit the museum-quality engine room for a closer look at the ship’s antique machinery. A live jazz trio keeps the mood upbeat. Head to the dining cabin for a buffet brunch loaded with savory Southern classics, such as sausage gumbo, biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and scrambled eggs. Indulge in bananas Foster, sugar-dusted beignets, or bread pudding for dessert, and order a bloody mary, mimosa, or other drink from the cash bar (see Itinerary for a full menu). If you have other dining plans, a cruise-only option is also available.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2 Hour Paddle-wheel boat cruise
  • Live Jazz Entertainment
  • Brunch (if option selected)
  • Local Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Steamboat NATCHEZ
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks (available for purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Steamboat NATCHEZ cruises rain or shine.
  • Please Note: The 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.
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • The Steamboat NATCHEZ is handicap accessible. However, access to the top & bottom decks are by stairs only. Please call us with any questions before finalizing your plans if you have questions on access or personal equipment.
  • Cruise is suitable for wheelchairs, but restrooms stalls are not wide enough to accommodate and there are no elevators on board.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Make time for a lovely trip great food top class entertainment lovely experience thank you to all staff
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thanks to our special guests like you
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Excellent boat trip on the Mississippi. The boat was clean and narration was well done. Bathrooms were clean, Gift store was well equipped with souvenirs. Captain was visible and safety procedures were reviewed. We enjoyed our ride. The price was reasonable.
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Thank you - and our safety standards are quite high. It is nice to know that you recognized all of that.
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Enjoyed the 2:30PM jazz cruise sans brunch with my parents on a Sunday afternoon. We really enjoyed the sights along the way and the drinks were fair for their prices. The staff were friendly and the boat and all its amenities were clean and well-kept. As it is a relatively
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We took the Sunday Jazz brunch cruise. Even though we purchased the tickets ahead and I had them on my phone on the Trip Advisor app we had to stand in line at the dock and get a printed ticket. We were worried we would miss the cruise the line was slow and each ticket
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With all the wold class buffetts and food stops in New Orleans I would have thought the buffett would have been better
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans
Responded 1 Sep 2019
Our buffet is not a pricey one and we do try to meet the palates of people from around the world on a two hour cruise. We wish we had met your expectations more fully.
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