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New Orleans, United States
Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

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icon2 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
Gray Line New Orleans , 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

7:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
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, the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS 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
  • Anyone looking to book a group of 9 or more should contact the booking site directly. Different rates apply.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 250 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New Orleans
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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
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
See all safety measures taken by Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option.
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
See all safety measures taken by Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option.
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.

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star-5
The telling of the...
Denise_O
, Aug 2022
The telling of the history along this Mississippi River. The food served and the professionalism of the staff.
star-5
Great Experience
Tonya_D
, Aug 2022
We had a great time !! The entire staff was friendly and accommodating!! The food and the band was awesome.. Will definitely do it again when visiting NOLA
star-4
It was very relaxing
Chibundu_O
, Aug 2022
The scene was gorgeous at night. The food was excellent. Very calming and soothing. I would most definitely do it again.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We love the review and hope you will sail with us again.
star-4
Good, Informative. Average.
Philip_S
, Aug 2022
Boarded at 6 pm. Didn’t leave dock until 7:10 pm. I guess they are saving $$ on fuel. Cruising is less than 2 hours, even though on boat for 3 hours.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We promote that boarding "opens" at 6pm, but we sail 7pm-9pm. ( And don't we wish we could save fuel) But that doesn't enter into the departure and return time. Thanks for the 4 Bubble review.
star-5
The music and me getting...
Doug_A
, Aug 2022
The music and me getting the band to wish my gf happy birthday!! The crew and views of city and the river are amazing
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Not worth it at ALL
Ulysses_O
, Aug 2022
Scenery wasn't much but okay. Food was terrible! Nothing about it said New Orleans. And for that price?!? Very disappointed.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Ulysses, we are certainly unhappy that you were disappointed in your dinner. Serving people from around the world makes it a challenge to please everyone with the menu.
star-5
Recommend
Autumn_W
, Aug 2022
Great time on the Mississippi. We did the dinner option and the food was good, if you don't want to do the dinner options, snacks are available to purchase on the boat as well.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Wow - we just love those 5 bubble reviews. Thank you
star-3
Mixed experience
Pauline_D
, Aug 2022
Food was not as good. Green beans were too sweet, salad a little wilted. The shrimp pasta was good. Chicken was not tough. Staff was really helped and courteous. The tour guide was informative.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We are glad that you spoke with staff to help you. They are always trying to make the guest happy.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Nice experience
Tanya_S
, Aug 2022
The music was fantastic. The trip was interesting and relaxing. The food was good but the food service was horrible. We had to ask for a server three times and then had to remind the server that they had forgotten our drink order. Thankfully, there is water available at every table.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Tanya - our apology for the service. If you can remember the servers name we can share that with their trainer. guestexperiences@glnosc.com
star-4
Fun!
Donald_M
, Aug 2022
The band. Very fun. Great service. We enjoyed our table. Food left a little to be Desired. Limited options. Not much sausage in gumbo. No etufee.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for the notes. We don't currently show Etoufee on our menu, but perhaps next time you join us.
star-3
If you are going book...
Charlotte_H
, Aug 2022
If you are going book early enough that you can eat dinner on the cruise. We had to just do the site seeing part and 2 hours is a bit long. The jazz part is only for 1/2 of the cruise.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
The evening can be terrific for photos and easy time with friends and family. Narration is the first part of the cruise and the live rooftop band during the second half.
star-5
Girls Trip
Bettie_B
, Aug 2022
This was a Great pre cruise experience and I will definitely share this with others. I was with 5 others on a GIRLS trip. We all really enjoyed the meal and the boat ride.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Love those Girl Trips - Thank you
star-5
Fun on the Mississippi
Maurice_B
, Aug 2022
We really appreciated the service we received from our waitress and bar tender. The food and entertainment didn't disappoint either. Overall a great experience
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Terrific - that is our goal for you.
star-5
Definitely worth the money!!!
Sara_B
, Aug 2022
My family has a great experience aboard Steamboat Natchez! We got seated on the boat at around 6pm. There was already salad and water on the table. We then had the best waitress named Deja! She honestly made the experience great for us. We watched others have to ask for refills and drinks but Deja always beat us to it. She was attentive and very great at her job! The dinner has tea, water, or coffee included. If you have any other drink you must pay but I had no problem with that. The dinner itself was great and my son went back for seconds. We also got to try both desserts which was bananas foster and bread pudding. The ride itself began at 7pm and lasted until 9pm. The captain gave details about New Orleans along the way. They also took your picture in the beginning of the ride and they walk around and allow you to purchase. The big package was about $40 which is a fair price in my opinion, bc the picture they took were of good quality and comes with a magnet. Overall I highly recommend this activity!!! Again, if you get the chance ask for Deja!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
That's a terrific review all the way around. Thank you
star-5
Best Vacation EVER!
Jasmine_C
, Aug 2022
This was me and some of my family members first time visiting New Orleans and all our first time with the Steamboat. It was very relaxing and I learned so much doing the tour moment. I can’t wait to go back! Thanks New Orleans!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We would love to have you back.
star-4
It was okay.
Cristina_R
, Aug 2022
The music was ok. The guide's microphone kept cutting out. Our server was good. The food was not great. The bread was dry. The dinner itself was not too bad, but not fine dining at all. The bananas foster was horrible, but the bread pudding was okay. The cruise views, history, and experience were good, but I wouldn't do it again.
star-5
This was incredible! I...
Katie_M
, Aug 2022
This was incredible! I did the evening cruise and watching the sunset while on the Mississippi River was really a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The band was excellent and it was such a peaceful and lovely experience.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Katie, that is a lovely review. Thank you for sharing.
star-5
Great tour. Super...
Valerie_A
, Aug 2022
Great tour. Super relaxing, great food and wonderful facts on the way. I wojld totally recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We appreciate every recommendation
star-5
Very nice!
wilson8575
, Aug 2022
The music was great, but the sunset was incredible! I would definitely recommend this cruise!!!! :))
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Every recommendation counts.
star-5
21 again
Linda_B
, Aug 2022
We took our entire family & friends. It was our grand daughter 21st Birthday. We're from Houston The staff was the best Food was very good, great drinks 3 hrs flew by with great music and beautiful view We did this years ago and will do it again
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We will look forward to seeing you again.

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