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Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option provided by Gray Line

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Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

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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.
The Steamboat Natchez is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. This tour offers a whole evening of New Orleans fun aboard a paddle-wheel riverboat. Enjoy unique views of the city without having to deal with crowded streets, and save time and money by combining a cruise with a night of live jazz and Creole-style dinner (if option selected).
  • You'll start at
    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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Steamboat NATCHEZ
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Mississippi River
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  • You'll end at
    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.
    See address & details
  • See unique New Orleans from the Mississippi River 
  • Get your culture fix with onboard, live jazz music
  • Add a Creole-style dinner to avoid the hassle of crowded restaurants
  • Convenient French Quarter departure point near other key sights
What to Expect
Your cruise takes off from the docks near Toulouse Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Board your ship up to an hour before your departure time. The paddle-wheel riverboat is one of the last of its kind in the area. Once out on the Mississippi River, relax on the outdoor deck or inside in the cabin, and take in views of the city in the distance. As you float down the river, enjoy jazz music performed by the Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland. If you’ve upgraded your cruise ticket to include dinner, your tableside meal includes a variety of Creole-style food. The bread pudding is a popular dessert choice. Your cruise ends back in the French Quarter. If you’re looking for something to do afterward, there’s a booming nightlife scene nearby.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2-hour Paddle-wheel Boat Cruise
  • Calliope Concert
  • Entertainment by the Grammy Nominated Dukes of Dixieland
  • Optional Dinner if Purchased
  • Entry/Admission - Steamboat NATCHEZ
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers 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 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 150 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveller rating
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Popular mentions
imarti-iris wrote a review 4 Jan
Miami, Florida2 contributions
Nice attraction, the boat is beautiful and have excellent live music, the dinner was really good and flavorful. Additionally, the customer services was great !!!
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Lapolla wrote a review 4 Jan
Tulsa, Oklahoma69 contributions146 helpful votes
Quality is when something exceeds your high expectations. The Natchez staff hit a quality home run. We hosted our grandson's 16th birthday dinner on the Natchez - December 29. The preboarding calliope concert was an unexpected winner. The ticketing and boarding process was
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Date of experience: December 2020
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James O wrote a review 2 Jan
1 contribution
The entire trip was marginal at best. The food was average. The staff rushed us to finish dinner to allow for the next sitting. The cruise at night was disappointing. Nothing along the shore line was visible.
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Iyeshia J wrote a review Dec 2020
9 contributions
The cruise tour was not what I expected. I opted not to do the dinner option. Simply because the variety was not to my liking, and their are so man great restaurants to try in NOLA. But other than that the jazz band was not played live, instead you watched them play on a TV
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MariGlz wrote a review Dec 2020
Del Rio, Texas15 contributions6 helpful votes
NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED! We are from Texas and the food here is waaay different! But let me tell you it was AWESOME! Everything well organized, the music and food were GREAT! The waiter was very kind and respectful, Everybody including chefs and boat captain greeted us and at the
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About the operator

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By: Gray Line
Step back in time and enjoy one of the best attractions NOLA has to offer!
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 c
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Kevin Clark, Grammy Awarding Winning Jazz Dude Does This Tour!
Super informative tour of New Orleans and the French Quarter. Our guide was Kevin Clark, the band leader for Dukes
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Beautiful historical experience
Absolutely loved this cruise on the Mississippi River. Staff were fun and friendly. Smaller number of people on the
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Pretty good
The trip was well worth it. I did not get the food option, however I did buy a few drinks at the bar. The only thin
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Nice River Cruise
December morning Mississippi River Cruise. Not very crowded. Live three man Jazz band on the return trip. The guide
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Hard pass
This was very disappointing! It was advertised as a sight seeing tour- well, it was dark, so we were unable to see
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Glad we chose to let someone else drive!
The Celebration of the Oaks was drive thru only this year due to COVID. We were visiting and not renting a car so
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Nice relaxing cruise
We got on to see the Mississippi and were not disappointed on that score. The jazz trio Steamboat Stompers was also
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Relaxing way to see the city
This was a great way to see the city. The band and history tour as we sailed were an added bonus! The staff were al
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Get tickets ONLINE, no at gate purchase option
Beautiful lights! Only downfall was I came from out of town and did not realize you could not buy tickets at the ev
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Only plantation to highlight the slaves' stories
Such a beautiful, sad place. The grounds are well-maintained. Due to COVID, you'll have plenty of space and distan
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I loved it!!!!
I love this place. I worked on a cruise line thwt docked here. When my sister planed a trip to NOLA this had to b
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Wonderful afternoon tour
Our bus driver was great. Informative move on the trip out there. Volume was a little high but I’m old so there’s t
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Pleasant river ride
I give it a 4 only because we were expecting to ride the Natchez but due to renovations we were informed at the tim
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Lively atmosphere and welcoming staff
I have lived in New Orleans all of my life yet have never visited the Steamboat Natchez. I am glad I finally had th
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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