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Steamboat Natchez

400 Toulouse St., Steamboat Natchez Dock, New Orleans, LA 70130
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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, followed by a trip to the museum quality steam engine room, live historic and port narration brings the Mississippi River alive during your two-hour cruise. Optional food is prepared on-board Monday-Saturday. Sundays are perfect when you join our Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch. Full bar available and "small plate"snack bar open Monday-Saturday in the Captain's Salon. And for a truly unique view of the City of New Orleans board the Steamboat Natchez for our Evening Jazz Cruise at 7:00pm with the Grammy nominated Dukes of Dixieland. Choose Dinner aboard with New Orleans style food prepared with fresh ingredients, special seasonings and love, buffet style - sure to please those who want to experience our local cuisine. Southern hospitality is in large supply at our fully stocked bar and our mixologists will dazzle you with their specialty drinks.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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400 Toulouse St., Steamboat Natchez Dock, New Orleans, LA 70130
French Quarter
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

daytime jazz cruise which was fantastic the guide was very informative going down the Mississippi and full of fun as well. It is a must do while in New Orleans and an excellent way to spend an afternoon and we were lucky the sun was...More

Thank Michelle C
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AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Steamboat Natchez, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We try to give everyone the sunshine.....but sometimes it just doesn't come through. But we are so glad you enjoyed your time on the river on the NATCHEZ!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Five of us went on nighttime cruise on the Mississippi River. Ride was a relaxing, slow ride which doesn’t go far but is enjoyable. Jazz band played on upper deck which people seemed to enjoy. Two in our group signed up for dinner at the...More

Thank Kathy-Keith S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't panic .. the lines are sometimes long to get onto the Natchez, but these guys know what they're doing ... you'll board in plenty of time to enjoy your meal and explore. Make sure you visit the engine room on the lower deck. You...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did a daytime jazz cruise, it was great. Plenty of seating available, guide was full of information and was lovely being on the river. Got very lucky with the weather which made all the difference. It's a must do! Only downer was how ridiculously...More

Thank Alison B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the evening jazz cruise, which we all loved. Seeing the NOLA skyline after dark was really beautiful! We wanted to spend the time outside on the deck so we chose not to have dinner. We really liked the jazz band--a fun way to...More

Thank NhWishfultraveler
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had a wonderful relaxing evening on the river. I loved the live Dixieland Jazz Band, and as a musician myself, I am sometimes critical. These guys had some chops, and even sang on a few numbers. If you are not in the first seating...More

Thank SongbirdTeacher
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was just an ok trip, the food was average, buffet style, staff was friendly, it was hard to see the band as there is a tiny area for the whole ship to get into to see them. A little pricey for what you get.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour. Took the 2nd lunch sitting and was pleased at the very good food. It was not crowded and we were able to get good seating every deck we went to see. Enjoyed watching the captain dock the steamboat against the strong...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the brunch cruise. Although the food was not great (I saw the dinner menu and it looked much better), it was still an absolute bargain. I paid less for the steamboat cruise and brunch, than i did for the hop on hop off...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely afternoon sat on deck at front of boat. Food available but would advise to stay outside and enjoy the music and view. Information over speakers can be heard outside. Go to the bar on the lower deck as can have free refills. If you...More

Thank markandleanne186463
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around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
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Charlie B
4 April 2018|
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Response from ChiantiSister | Reviewed this property |
Hello Charlie - we booked our tickets in advance online . There is a booking office on the quayside and there is plenty of seating available. Hope this is useful . It’s a great experience - travelling the Mississippi !!!
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azsunspot
9 March 2018|
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Response from Ron M | Reviewed this property |
Haven't done the dinner cruise well in Port, only done lunch buffet cruise, 11.30am, Fantastic, and will be in New Orleans 1st April waiting for NCL cruise and will do it again, if you are sure you have time do it.
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Mrchubs
8 January 2018|
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Response from WCove | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be as long as they aren't loud while the band is playing and disrupting folks' enjoyment. It struck me as a safe ship and there's nothing scary or startling about it (beyond the horn when pulling away... More
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