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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

By: Gray Line
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  • See unique New Orleans from the Mississippi River 
  • Get your culture fix with onboard, live jazz music
  • Add a Creole-style dinner to avoid the hassle of crowded restaurants
Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise
From US$48.00
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Steamboats played a major role in the 19th century on the Mississippi River, and this tour offers a whole evening of New Orleans fun aboard a paddle-wheel steamboat. Enjoy unique views of the city without having to deal with crowded streets, and save time and money by combining a cruise with a night of live jazz and Creole-style dinner (if option selected).
What to Expect
Your cruise takes off from the docks near Toulouse Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Board your ship up to an hour before your departure time. The paddle-wheel steamboat, Steamboat Natchez, is one of the last of its kind in the area.

Once out on the Mississippi River, relax on the outdoor deck or inside in the cabin, and take in views of the city in the distance. As you float down the river, enjoy jazz music performed by the Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland.

If you’ve upgraded your cruise ticket to include dinner, pile your plate full of Creole-style food from the buffet table. The bread pudding is a popular dessert choice.

Your cruise ends back in the French Quarter. If you’re looking for something to do afterward, there’s a booming nightlife scene nearby.
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.

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Reviews (1,123)
1 - 5 of 158 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to spend an evening

Although it was a little chilly, we had a great time. Pretty good buffet with good sampling of local cuisine and something for everyone. What a treat it was to witness a marriage proposal at the next table. Before purchasing tickets, you should be aware...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diane G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
25th Anniversary Dinner Cruise!

This was a fantastic trip. We picked the dinner jazz cruise for our anniversary. Since the food is made on the boat and they have limited galley space, we weren't expecting much. We were blown away with the quality and taste of the food. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

We decided to buy the package with brunch, what s dissapointnent! We saw roaches and a couple of staff in the lunchlunch room were very rude! I would only recommend the cruise without the food.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Pathfinder394079
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cruise marred by rude waitress in dining room

We did this cruise in September this year. The cruise itself was quite good with good music from the onboard band. Unfortunately it was marred by a rude waitress in the dining room who started to clear our table and remove the cutlery before we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank doonaman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just had to do this as I wanted to actually go on a paddle boat on the Mississippi. A lovely experience and the supper was a good and plentiful buffet, even with food suitable for a non meat eater. Lovely jazz music.

1  Thank Phoebe827
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Kenneth M
14 December 2018|
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Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
Getting on is no problem, but moving around would be very difficult
Pashanie P
26 November 2018|
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Response from andreac81812 | Reviewed this property |
We did it during Halloween and we loved it. I would say if it’s anything like what we had it is well worth it. The food was great and honestly we liked listening to the music and having drinks on deck
21 November 2018|
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Response from Phoebe827 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe they are full up? Try going to the office by the boat. It was almost full when we went on a Sunday.
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