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Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

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icon3 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

Departure Point

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.

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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 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
  • Due to local Covid ordinances, access to the jazz band may be limited when they are moved indoors due to inclement weather.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New Orleans

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 face masks and attendee health during Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option.
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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option.

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  • "It’s very romantic and relatively cheap for such a great experience!" See review

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star-5
Awesome
Paul_D
, Sep 2021
It was an amazing cruise. My wife and I had a great time. From the food, drinks, and the band it was a great experience and I would definitely go again.
star-4
Great experience
John_N
, Aug 2021
Great customer service great tour. First time going and I will do it again. Loved the Jazz band. They were awesome.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
John, we are delighted to see your review. Thank you!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Cheated
Teresa_W
, Aug 2021
As soon as you get on the boat you are directed to the dining room. The food was awful was not seasoned at all. The server introduced himself and never came back to the table. The dining area was over crowded. The decks were over crowded and other guests were reserving seats near the rails for their loved ones. So, if you purchase the meal ticket with the boat ride you most likely had to stand the entire trip! It was a horrible experience, emphasis on horrible!!!! I would not recommend the boat ride to anyone! I really feel cheated!!!!!!!! If I could have rated this boat ride a zero I would have!!!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We wish we had heard from you on board when we could have directed you to more seating. There is always a seat inside if you purchased the meal, it everyone else was seating outdoors when you were ready to enjoy the warm weather.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Horrible, horrible, horrible service!!!
Bee_S
, Aug 2021
Cruise was horrible. Our Waiter was no where to be found, never received our desert and had to ask another waiter for assistance, no where to sit on the outside and the food was okay but not that great. Wouldn’t recommend to my family nor friends.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We wish we had learned that your server was not attentive, we could have fixed that on board. There is always seating, either inside or out for every guest on board. It might not be the deck or view you desired but it will be available. We wish we could have addressed this for you during your cruise.
star-4
Worth the time!!
Lori_E
, Aug 2021
Really enjoyed the cruise. The sunset was beautiful. The narrative was great!! We enjoyed the music. We chose not to do the dinner with the cruise and that was fine as we were able to found great seats outside. The lines were terribly long to get beverages or snacks. At least a half hour. Shop hold up to 1,000 passengers. So be prepared to have long waits unless your early to board.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for the nice review. It is true that the boat can hold up to 1000 passengers including crew, but at this time those numbers are held at 65-70%. The wait may be attributed to the same thing that many businesses are facing right now -- the lack of personnel. We hope that staff will begin to grow in the Fall.
star-5
My son’s 13th birthday
Kristen_B
, Aug 2021
The jazz music and the beautiful evening cityscape! The sunset was magnificent. It was easy to get on and off the boat and in a perfect location to walk back to the Bourbon Street hotel.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Happy Birthday again to your son, and thank you for joining us.
star-5
All that was promised
Jacob_S
, Aug 2021
Jazz music with the slow scenic boat ride was real nice! Commentary on what we were seeing was also nice. Then finishing up with it getting dark and seeing the lights of the city was perfect!
star-5
Excellent
Jasmine_G
, Aug 2021
Listening to the historical history of new Orleans. Eating while listening to music was great; the food tasted excellent great service. Ms.Brenda, who explain to us the directions of the bus, was over helpful and friendly. The caption was always present to take pictures with us.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome evening
Frank_A
, Aug 2021
Great way to end the evening, beautiful! Perfect way to see New Orleans from the Mississippi. had a great time
star-5
Great experience
Cedric_T
, Aug 2021
Everything was real nice ...from start to finish..me and my wife really enjoyed it ...the waiter was very attentive..it is a must see for everyone at least 1 time ...it was a great experience 👍👍

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