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Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

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New Orleans, United States
Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

The Steamboat Natchez is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic experience of New Orleans at night on this romantic riverboat cruise! Journey through time on a paddle-wheel boat ride along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, cozy up with family and friends, and delight in the sparkle of the urban shoreline at dusk. This excursion includes a Creole‐inspired dinner (if option selected) and live jazz music.
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Mississippi River from New Orleans
  • Listen to live jazz music performed by the Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland
  • Take in incredible views of the city skyline
  • Savor a Creole-inspired tableside dinner (if option selected)

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Shoreline views are enhanced by a Creole tableside dinner and Dixie tunes on this sunset ride.
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2-hour Paddle-wheel Boat Cruise
Calliope Concert
Entertainment by the Grammy Nominated Dukes of Dixieland
Optional Dinner if Purchased
Gratuities

Departure Point

400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter and board your beautiful riverboat. This paddlewheel ship — one of the last of its kind in New Orleans — will transport you back to the 19th century when ports bustled with produce-laden cargo ships, steamboats, and clandestine privateering.

Take a stroll along the deck as you begin the journey along the Mississippi River. Then have a seat in the cabin or on the outside deck, where you’ll get unobstructed views of the striking shoreline at dusk, and soak up some live jazz tunes from the Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland, a true New Orleans-style band.

As for dinner, your tableside meal might include anything from chicken and sausage gumbo to cheesy penne pasta. Top it off with signature bread pudding accompanied by coffee and tea.

Your evening cruise ends back at the departure point in the French Quarter.

Please Note: The "starting from" price displayed is based on the cruise only option.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Steamboat NATCHEZ
The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. Enjoy 1-hour dockside before the riverboat begins her 2-hour cruise down the Mississippi River.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mississippi River
Your riverboat is a time machine that fills its passengers with the romance and marvel of yesteryear! Cruise along the Mississippi River and be whisked away with its atmosphere and ambiance. This evening jazz cruise is a great way to experience New Orleans' beauty and culture. As you steam ahead, soak in breathtaking views of the city skyline while enjoying a New Orleans cultural experience – a live jazz performance performed by the New Orleans band Dukes of Dixieland, a Grammy nominee. Enjoy dining inside or outside on a delectable Louisiana-style tableside dinner including gumbo, baked chicken, pasta and salad. Two separate dining times give you the flexibility to enjoy the evening at your own pace. Please note: The price displayed is based on the cruise only option. Cruise with dinner option must be selected in order to confirm that your cruise includes the meal.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gray Line New Orleans
Operated by Gray Line New Orleans
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour cruises rain or shine.
  • 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 riverboat is handicap accessible. However, access to the top & bottom decks are by stairs only. Please call 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
  • Due to local Covid ordinances, access to the jazz band may be limited when they are moved indoors due to inclement weather.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New Orleans

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
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
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
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 Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
The evening jazz cruise departs from Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery in the heart of the French Quarter (400 Toulouse Street.)
Jun 2021
Q:
Is parking available near the departure point for the Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
There are parking lots in the French Quarter on Decatur Street and adjacent to the dock. These lots offer hourly or daily parking rates.
Jun 2021
Q:
What time should I arrive for the Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. It is best to arrive 30 minutes before departure or sooner.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are vegetarian options available during the Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
Yes - There are vegetarian selections including Natchez tossed salad, Herb-Garlic Fingerling Potatoes, Green Beans Almondine, Pasta Primavera, Garlic Rolls, Bananas Foster and White Chocolate Bread Pudding.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is alcohol available during the Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
There are bars available on all three decks for guests 21 and over. Alcoholic beverages include beer, a wine list, and specialty drinks.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is the Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option handicap accessible?
A:
Yes - the main deck is accessible, however, access to the top & bottom decks is by stairs only, and restroom stalls are not wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring an animal with me on the Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
The Steamboat Natchez allows animals to cruise with their owners as long as they are a Service Animal as defined by the ADA. Other animals/pets are not permitted. Please note if bringing a service animal in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the dress code for the Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
"Dressy Casual" is recommended for the Dinner Jazz Cruise based on the decor and service.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are restrooms available during the Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
Yes - restrooms are available on board for your convenience.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I smoke during the Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
The Steamboat Natchez is a non-smoking vessel, so unfortunately smoking and vaping are prohibited both indoors and on the outer decks.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are you able to assist with any celebrations during the Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
Please mention any celebrations in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout. You may bring a cake onboard to be served, but please be sure to notify the local operator before your travel date.
Jun 2021
Q:
What happens in the event of bad weather on the day of the Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:
The cruise sails rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, unfavorable river conditions (including river closures), or any other cause beyond the control of the operator, the dinner will take place dockside.
Jun 2021

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star-3
Nice boat ride
Delvin_T
, Jul 2021
Dinner was basic pasta was good live music was great if you are allergic to seafood be careful I told them I was allergic and they served it to me anyway my husband caught it tho but not until I ate a few bites 🤦🏽‍♀️
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star-5
Smooth Jazz on the water
Fred_G
, Jul 2021
It was relaxing and informative. But, I really Loved the band on the deck on the 3rd floor!!! They were great!
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Be better informed!
Randy_F
, Jul 2021
The information provided was helpful and definitely good knowledge to have..The view from where we were was spectacular..The evening breeze was lovely..HOWEVER, getting in the ship could have been easier with two llines.It was almost impossible to get a drink or snack.The snack line was way to long and right in front of the ladies room.. Not very presentable..We never saw our photos it was chaotic.. So why take one if there is no means to review. For the later reasons I was disappointed.
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star-2
not so good
Chuck_E
, Jul 2021
would have been nice other than everyone sliding chairs across the steel deck above us. fingernails on a chalkboard. it never stopped more than a minute or two. the steel deck amplified it so much it would drown out the narrator.
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Disappointed
JAMIE_B
, Jul 2021
I was led to believe that I was getting the dinner and jazz cruise but when I get there I was not able to do so and I couldn't even add or pay extra for the dinner because it was Sold out. So instead I got the sight seeing and jazz cruise. Got to Do Better.
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star-2
The band only played for 30mins
Maso
, Jul 2021
The view was simply beautiful. The band was horrible. Supposed to be a jazz Cruise, Band only played for 30 minutes.
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star-1
Rude patrons and bad music, also no seating where the music is at. For the price, there should be music on every level.
Alexandra_P
, Jul 2021
Great staff and they made me feel very welcomed. I was ready to walk off the boat after 5 minutes because of rude people but they convinced me to stay and we’re very kind.
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star-5
Great experience
Becky
, Jul 2021
It was very nice. My first time on the Natches and it was most enjoyable just wish it weren't so hot lol. Will def be going again when the weather is cooler. Our waiter was most attentive and a real sweetheart. Only thing I would say is that, and i know with covid protocols in place a large variety of food is not easy, but for those of us that have shellfish allergies maybe have a pasta dish with seafood and one without, because the pasta looked soooo good, lol, but I couldn't eat it as I'm allergic to shellfish. All of the staff were super nice. I did not interact with a single employee who didnt have a smile and pleasant personality. Which in these days is very nice to be treated with such courtesy.
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Excellent
Crystal_H
, Jul 2021
This event was an absolute wonderful time. The boat was very beautiful and relaxing. We had the dinner included and it did not disappoint. The seafood pasta was the best pasta dish we have ever eaten. I highly recommend this with the dinner included! We will definitely be back!
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star-5
Fun times
Melicia_V
, Jul 2021
Robbie rob was thorough knowledgeable and very entertaining. So much history in the time allotted and not too large of a group. Would definitely recommend and especially our guide..all the guides were friendly and respectful!
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