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Itinerary

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, such as the period decorations and the museum-quality engine room. 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 buffet 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.

Locations visited
Steamboat Natchez
Gray Line
Overview
Travel like the residents of New Orleans did decades ago when you step aboard the historic Natchez steamboat on this Mississippi River cruise. After you depart from Natchez 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 lunch buffet.
Highlights
  • Ride an historic steamboat 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 lunch buffet 
  • Listen to live jazz music as you watch the scenery pass
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Reviewed 5 days ago
nice trip on a steamboat

I had a good time on the Natchez. I booked it with the lunch and the buffet was good. It takes a little till the boat departs so I would recommend to take lunch in the first slot. When you are finished the boat departs...More

Thank flosse83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
a good excursion

We really enjoyed the view of the port from the water. The ride was smooth and a good duration I recommend this excursion.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great way to see the Mississippi River banks and history

We had a great time on here! I purchased our passes through Groupon and it was worth it! We got the option with lunch and the food was great. We first went and got a snack and then returned for the full lunch. We did...More

1  Thank ekkarkoski
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fun excursion

Took the 2:30 cruise. They leave the harbor and head down the river for an hour and then turn around. Captain is knowledgeable and entertaining. Great live jazz band. Good buffet. If you’re doing this cruise, pay the small extra fee for the buffet. Lots...More

Thank Food_Dude741776
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great trip

Dinner was good Roasted beef, pork, potatoes, green beans, sea food pasta, drinks and deserts. Service was great. Trip on river was fantastic Jazz Band was top of chart.

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Yes. I believe they have a full bar on each of three levels
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Yes, they mention it in the briefing and they have them by law
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Response from RoseM1407 | Reviewed this property |
It starts in the harbor and goes up the Mississippi about 7 miles. The scenery is not real exciting. The history is interesting. If you take a cruise with a meal, the food is good and the music the day of our cruise was... More
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