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New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise provided by Steamboat Natchez

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New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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, traveling like the residents of New Orleans did decades ago, when you step aboard the historic riverboat on this Mississippi River cruise. After you depart from the harbor, listen to entertaining commentary on the sights that pass by as you stroll the expansive deck, enjoy live jazz music in the main dining area, and check out the churning paddle wheel in action. Upgrade to include a tableside lunch.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    The tour begins at the Gray Line “Lighthouse” ticket office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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    Steamboat NATCHEZ
    Stop: 2 hours
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    Mississippi River
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    The tour begins at the Gray Line “Lighthouse” ticket office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Ride an historic riverboat on the Mississippi River 
  • Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this popular river cruise 
  • Listen to informative commentary from the captain 
  • Upgrade to include a traditional New Orleans tableside lunch 
  • Listen to live jazz music as you watch the scenery pass
What to Expect
Choose a morning or afternoon departure time at booking, and then make your way to New Orleans’ French Quarter on the day of your trip to exchange your voucher for tickets at the kiosk at Toulouse Street.  Once on board, explore the historic boat's vintage accents and period decorations. Stroll the decks to take in the Mississippi River scenery and views of the city of New Orleans passing by. For the journey out, find a seat indoors to listen to live jazz in the main dining area, or opt to sit outside for narration on passing historic sites, such as Chalmette Battlefield. The return journey features music throughout the boat. If you opt to upgrade to the lunch option, your journey includes a tableside lunch made up of traditional New Orleans fare. End up back at your original starting point, with plenty of time left in the day to continue exploring the French Quarter or beyond.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2 Hour Paddlewheel Cruise
  • Live Commentary Onboard
  • Live Jazz Music
  • Creole Tableside Lunch (if option selected)
  • Local Taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 us with any questions 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
  • The riverboat cruises rain or shine.
  • Due to local Covid ordinances, access to the jazz band may be limited when they are moved indoors due to inclement weather.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Chad C wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
Are waited Alvin was amazing along with his sidekick hostesses Gina making for fabulous evening!!! 🙏🏼 Thank you
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
What a wonderful review - Thank you so much for commending the staff as well. They love to know when the guests are so pleased.
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Aaliyah R. wrote a review Feb 2021
18 contributions
The boat ride was great and we were given a opportunity to take photos with the boat! Food was okay and the narrative by the captain was nice! Would certainly do again! Great for families and couples!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks Traveler! We are definitely a destination for both famiies and couples, and we enjoy a wide variety of ages and preferences on our cruises.
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Doug H wrote a review Feb 2021
Columbus, Kansas4 contributions
This was a very relaxing ride on the river. During the ride down there were announcments to explain what you were looking at. On the return trip the live jazz band music was played on the speakers.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the 5 bubble review! Our Jazz band plays outdoors by city mandate, but we share them through the speaker system and on the AV system on the first three decks.
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Jonathan M wrote a review Jan 2021
Tucson, Arizona6 contributions7 helpful votes
We took this mini cruise new years eve 2020 as a way to bid farewell to the hell that was 2020 as a whole and the crew aboard the Natchez did not disappoint! The dinner was 100% worth the money, the drinks were strong but very well made, and the wait staff earned a very generous
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Date of experience: December 2020
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TheGatesClan wrote a review Dec 2020
Rancho Santa Margarita, California484 contributions97 helpful votes
Absolutely loved this cruise on the Mississippi River. Staff were fun and friendly. Smaller number of people on the cruise due to COVID so it was even better.
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D3478FYchristianf
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Couple tour. Band was great! Food was terrific! Had a wonderful tone
We loved the authentic look of the boat and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was very good thoug
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samustewa
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Great time!
Took the VIP tour and it was a great experience! Austin took care of us and had Captain Steve give us a tour of the
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MakiaLamon
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No
Had a family emergency couldn’t get a reschedule or a refund. Don’t do it........... ............
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Carlanmcd
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Midwinter recess
First time riding a steam boat. Worth it. Purchased tickets on Viator. Well worth the trip,l. Very very informative
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randellae
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Relaxing ride down the Mississippi.
Even though it was cold the ship was warm and comfortable. The brunch was excellent and the staff were friendly an
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kdiesel1791
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Perfect!
Wonderful experience. Went for the 11:30am Sunday Jazz Brunch with my husband, our 2.5 year old, and grandpa. Every
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746missyf
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Boating with our Besties
Loved roaming freely about the boat. Listening to live music was amazing and the dining experience was exceptional.
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TPMcD45
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Thanks to Sonya
The cruise I took on the Steamboat Natchez in early January was very enjoyable, despite a pretty cold day. This ye
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nicolerichh
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Good times had
The staff made this tour great, wish the bar took cards instead of cash only. Or at least if someone could have let
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PeteS596
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nice boat ride and meal
informative tour guide as boat paddles down mississippi river, a server serves you food all portions are very small
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imarti-iris
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Great food and excellent music
Nice attraction, the boat is beautiful and have excellent live music, the dinner was really good and flavorful. Add
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Lapolla
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Quality Plus
Quality is when something exceeds your high expectations. The Natchez staff hit a quality home run. We hosted our
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N6704RQjameso
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Dinner cruise
The entire trip was marginal at best. The food was average. The staff rushed us to finish dinner to allow for the n
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Iyeshia J
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Not what I expected
The cruise tour was not what I expected. I opted not to do the dinner option. Simply because the variety was not to
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898lacier
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Great service from our server
Our server was Cleo (my daughter calls her Chloe!). She was very knowledgeable, friendly, and made the dinner more
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  • Duration: 2h
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