Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise - New Orleans

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Savor the beauty and romance of New orleans from the decks of the Steamboat natchez! Cruise along the Mississippi river while enjoying live jazz music, a buffet dinner and gorgeous sights. This authentic paddle-wheel steamboat in New orleans is one of only six still operating on the Mississippi river.

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Not just a boat, the Steamboat natchez is a time machine that fills its passengers with the romance and marvel of yesteryear! Cruise along the Mississippi river and let the Steamboat Natchez whisk you away with its atmosphere and ambiance, with everything from a museum- quality Engine Room to the ship's orders being called over an old-time megaphone. 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 buffet dinner including prime rib, chicken, pasta and salad. Two separate dining times give you the flexibility to enjoy the evening at your own pace.

A sample dinner menu can be found in the Itinerary section below.

Please Note: The price displayed is based on the cruise only option.


Dinner Jazz Cruise Menu

Natchez Tossed Salad
Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions and croutons with a sugar cane vinaigrette
and served family style
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice
Steamboat Round
Certified Angus Beef, carved to order w/ natural au jus and a horseradish cream sauce
Pork Loin
Served with a Creole mustard sauce
Bayou Seafood Pasta
Crawfish tails and Shrimp tossed in a white wine and garlic parmesan cream sauce with penne
Paddlewheel Primavera
Fusilli pasta, zucchini, squash, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes tossed in a zesty basil pesto
Herb-Garlic Fingerling Potatoes
Fingerling potatoes roasted with fresh rosemary, thyme, garlic, and ground pepper
Creole Creamed Spinach
Spinach with mozzarella, parmesan and cream cheese
Green Beans Almondine
Southern style green beans topped with toasted almond slivers
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in a rich custard
with a decadent white chocolate sauce
Bananas Foster
A New Orleans original! Fresh sliced bananas sautéed in butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon
and rum. Served warm atop vanilla ice cream
La Louisiane Sliced French Bread
Community Coffee and Iced Tea included

Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.


2-hour Paddle-wheel Boat Cruise

Calliope Concert

Entertainment by the Grammy Nominated Dukes of Dixieland

Optional Dinner if Purchased

Engine Room is Open for Self Guided Tour

Local taxes

Entry/Admission - Steamboat Natchez



Hotel pick up and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The Steamboat NATCHEZ cruises rain or shine.

Owner reserve the right to substitute a similar vessel should the NATCHEZ become unavailable.

Please Note: The Steamboat NATCHEZ will be out of service January 21 - February 16, 2019 for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS.

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 Steamboat NATCHEZ 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.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Mar-2020

    Food was cold. Meat was unchewable. The ride was pleasant and staff was nice but food was really not eatable and drinks were unimpressive

  • 17-Mar-2020

    Loved! Loved! Loved!
    We had such a good time on this cruise! New Orleans sunset over the Mississippi was just out of this world! And the food was amazing too!

  • 17-Mar-2020

    Dinner was very good. Information given during the cruise was very interesting. We enjoyed seeing the engine room in motion. If it could have started one hour earlier, it would have been better to enjoy the sights while it was light outside.

  • 13-Mar-2020

    The boat is beautiful. My husband especially enjoyed the tour of the engine room. We ate snacks. There was a dinner you could purchase ahead of time. The Jazz band was very good. I was surprised people were smoking on the boat. Bummer!

  • 11-Mar-2020

    Very pleasant evening aboard a historic steam paddle wheeler. One of 2 still operating in USA. The food was mediocre, not great. Probably fairly to be expected when serving so many folks so quickly.

  • 09-Mar-2020

    We had a beautiful evening. The staff was friendly and the food was amazing. It was the perfect ending to our trip.

  • 09-Mar-2020

    Great venue with nice shipmates, Food was excellent but parts of the food trays were cold, ride was OK


  • 06-Mar-2020

    There was a middle age women working on boat that saw that I was in pain. Talked to her Boss
    and assisted me in side with my two mentally challenged daughters. Not only did she help with getting me into a warmer area of the ship but also assisted with getting our meals to the table. The crew said. she always has a smile and positive attitude and loves people. She should get a raise. Not sure but I think her name was Rita..

  • 02-Mar-2020

    Fabulous time, it's was 'charming and despite some negative comments regarding dinner, my husband and I found the meal beautiful.

  • 28-Feb-2020

    I have to be honest, I wasn’t super excited about this but it was a must do for our travel companions. IT WAS AWESOME!!!! The river trip was so fun, staff was nice and the band killed it. I wasn’t even sure I liked jazz music but it was so amazing. We are so happy that we did it! Don’t miss your opportunity for this river cruise.

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