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Steamboat Natchez

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Cruise back in time aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ,the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River. Depart from the heart of the historic French Quarter on our daily Harbor Cruise at 11:30am & 2:30pm. Board to the sounds of the Steam Calliope...more
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400 Toulouse St., Steamboat Natchez Dock, New Orleans, LA 70130
French Quarter
+1 504-569-1401
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here on the 2.30 sailing. We decided not to book the buffet lunch, and there were opportunities to buy light bites on board along with both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, so we certainly were not hungry. Sat on the left hand side on...More

Thank AnitaJ193
Reviewed yesterday

I booked the lunch cruise for 3 couples aboard the Steamboat Natchez not really sure what to expect. Turned out to be the highlight of our trip to New Orleans! All 6 of us thoroughly enjoyed the cruise from start to finish. The personnel on...More

Thank Jessica E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was amazing. You ride on the last stream driven boat, on the Mississippi. Too watch the sun go down. The boat was well equipped. Good food, and plenty to drink. Looked around the engine room, and watched the paddle being driven. All staff where...More

Thank _j0j6
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went with another couple and found this attraction to be exactly what you would expect! We chose it over it's competitor based on ratings and also because it is the last authentic STEAM boat (the other runs on diesel...). The views were spectacular, the...More

Thank MumJakeShy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Myself, my wife and one of my daughters decided to book this steamboat for our short cruise down the Mississippi. We chose to have the buffet lunch, which was nothing special, but ok. Nice little 3 piece jazz band on board that even played requests!...More

Thank stevedutfield
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Relaxing way to spend a couple hours on the Mississippi River and get a pretty good lunch in the process. The highlights for me were the narration on the first leg of the trip describing what we were seeing and some of the history of...More

Thank FreddieS59
AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Steamboat Natchez, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hospitality and the Mississippi River just seem to go together. We will share your cmpliments with the Narrator and with Gina. Come back and spend a few more hours with us!

Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the afternoon cruise and did not have the lunch. Boarding was speedy considering the long line of passengers. We sat on the outside deck and enjoyed the gentle breeze as we steamed down the Mississippi. You get a great view of of the...More

Thank Mon55
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited on October 4 Th my Husbands birthday, we had a really great time. We took the 2:30 jazz cruise and it was nice. I thought the entire cruise would play jazz but it was alternated in between playing jazz and playing narration, the...More

Thank Ahuger1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went on the lunch cruise on a recent trip to New Orleans enjoyed it very much. They don't charge that much for a lunch cruise and you can get a $5.00 off coupon with New Orleans guidebook at the visitor center in Jackson Square.Lunch has...More

Thank Swag6737
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time on the famous Natchez Steamboat. We had the buffet lunch which was definitely yummy and convenient for the price. We loved learning more about the city and the Mississippi River. The engine room is a must see,...More

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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24 September 2018|
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see them stopping you as long as you eat on the deck at a table.....so it and have fun, a great cruise!!
30 August 2018|
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Response from sstansbe | Reviewed this property |
If you are into colorful natural occurrences, the evening cruise gives you the ability to venture down the Mississippi while being able to view the beautiful sunset! Regardless, the historical content is the same, of course... More
Ed K
15 July 2018|
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Response from mcurcio2016 | Reviewed this property |
That didn’t bother me Ed. Didn’t have any issue with it.