Cruise on an authentic steam-powered sternwheel paddleboat
View historic sites along Mississippi River & French Quarter
Live Jazz performed by Steamboat Stompers
Opportunity to walk thru the boat's massive engine room
Intriguing commentary from your guide about local landmarks
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Scenic jazz cruise on the Steamboat NATCHEZ
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
- Personal safety equipment
What you can expect
Welcome aboard the newest vessel to the French Quarter riverfront, the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS!
The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience of a leisurely, two-hour cruise on the mighty Mississippi, enjoying traditional live jazz and all the beautiful New Orleans sites, while also exploring the newly renovated riverboat addition to our family. Make sure you check out all four decks. The top deck view is a site to see!
The Riverboat “CITY of NEW ORLEANS,” uniquely New Orleans - welcome aboard!
Hop aboard an authentic steam-powered sternwheel paddle boat bound for the Mississippi River and waterfront views of New Orleans. While you cruise, experience the magic of days gone by as the a live jazz band sets the tone with catchy tunes and Dixieland favourites.
Your cruise departs from the historic French Quarter and travels down the mighty Mississippi to show you the ever-changing skyline of New Orleans and its bustling port, one of the busiest in the United States. Kick off the day with a calliope concert powered by the Natchez's steam-powered whistles and then watch as the crew casts of the mooring lines to begin your voyage.
From the open deck or the climate-controlled interior of the historic Natchez, listen to stories about historic events, like the thrilling Battle of New Orleans. Pass by scenery that helped inspire Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Along the way, enjoy an authentic calliope concert, featuring live music by the Steamboat Stompers jazz band, and consider enhancing your experience by adding a buffet of authentic Southern cooking. For the full experience, you can also opt to enjoy lunch onboard. Featuring a variety of Cajun favourites and New Orleans classics, this buffet-style meal is sure to please even the pickiest eaters.
Please Note: Should the Steamboat NATCHEZ become unavailable for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and/or general maintenance, all cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the newly renovated Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
- Masks provided
- Hand sanitizer provided
- Individually wrapped food options available
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