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Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise

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New Orleans, United States
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Sail down this Mississippi River on a classic Paddlewheeler boat on this New Orleans river cruise. Enjoy illuminating narration from a licensed historian and stop part-way through the trip to learn about the Battle of New Orleans. Then, get back aboard the vessel and enjoy a cash bar while admiring the views.
  • New Orleans riverboat cruise on the Mississippi
  • Learn about the Battle of New Orleans during an educational stop
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day to fit your schedule
  • Food and drinks available for purchase onboard the steam boat
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Taxes
Local guide
1 Hour at Battlefield
Gratuities
Food and drinks (Available for Purchase)
1 Poydras St , 1 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Located directly at the end of Poydras Street behind the Outlet Collection Mall and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed on board.
  • Bags are checked before boarding the vessel to ensure safety during the cruise.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If altered or canceled due to poor weather, cruise may remain dockside in the event of unfavorable sailing conditions.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY New Orleans Paddlewheels Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise.

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  • "We sat up top, but recommend indoors if heat sensitive." See review
  • "Definitely a do not miss if you are in New Orleans!" See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Fun family day!!
Julie_M
, Oct 2021
Such a fun, engaging trip!! Thank you to Charles for such an informative and heartfelt talk on Katrina as well. Even though I lived here during the storm, there were so many details I hadn’t learned or had forgotten. Thank you!!
star-5
Excellent Historical Tour
Rachael_C
, Oct 2021
We usually do the Natchez tour, but this one was even better. Hilarious and super informative guide who told us so many amazing stories about Nola and the battle of New Orleans. I learned so much, and also got a fantastic, beautiful boat ride.
star-5
Enjoy
JACKQUELINE_L
, Oct 2021
The best part of the trip was at the batteground. The narrator was very knowlegable and keep us interested. It was however a little crowded on the ship
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Enjoyed the speaker...
Connie_C
, Oct 2021
Enjoyed the speaker discuss the war of 1812 and points of interest along the Mississippi. Knowledgeable as well as humorous.
star-4
Entertaining history lesson
Michael_G
, Oct 2021
The narrator was both informative and entertaining. The boat itself is nothing special but the overall experience is well worth the price.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The food was great and...
Kristen_B
, Oct 2021
The food was great and the historian narrator was incredible. I've already recommended to family and friends!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Fantastic History Narrative but Logistical Problems
Janice_M
, Oct 2021
Charles, the history narrator, was fantastic, certainly one of the best guides I've ever heard and I'VE HEARD MANY. Excellent. I would sign up for any lecture or tour he gives, wherever that may be. However, the logistics of this cruise really need work: disembarking was disorganized, disrespectful, and perhaps downright dangerous, for anyone with mobility issues. Also the cruise was oversold, i.e. not enough seating.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Enjoyable adventure aboard the Creole Queen
Angelic_G
, Oct 2021
My husband and I traveled to New Orleans for my birthday and he really wanted to do a riverboat cruise. We found Viator and it was really easy to book the tour with an associate. The departure point was a quick 10 minute walk from our hotel, it was easy to convert our reservation to tickets, and the process to board was smooth. The tour guide, Charles, was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and candid about the effects of the hurricane. All of the staff on board were polite. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
star-5
Excellent tour!
Christina_B
, Oct 2021
We are very happy we decided to do this tour. Charles, our guide, was the best tour guide I have ever had in my life. He made the history of New Orleans come alive in front of our very eyes!! Definitely a must do if you are in town!
star-5
Very nice tour!
KARLAELIZABETH_S
, Oct 2021
Nice tour! We stayed inside because of the heat but it was really nice to be there. Maybe we would have preferred to make this at sundown.

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