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Daytime Riverboat Jazz Cruise

By Gray Line New Orleans
4.4/5

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Cleaning and safety practices

Vehicles and venues disinfected
Sanitiser provided
Protective shields placed

Highlights

  • Cruise on an authentic steam-powered sternwheel paddleboat

  • View historic sites along Mississippi River & French Quarter

  • Live Jazz performed by Steamboat Stompers

  • Opportunity to walk thru the boat's massive engine room

  • Intriguing commentary from your guide about local landmarks

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Scenic jazz cruise on the Steamboat NATCHEZ

  • What's excluded

    Drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary for the cruise only; children 1 and younger are complimentary for the cruise with lunch.

  • The boat is wheelchair accessible only on the main deck, where food, bar service, and bathrooms are located.

  • Calliope concert starts 45 minutes prior to cruise departure.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Please Note: Should the Steamboat NATCHEZ become unavailable for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and/or general maintenance, all cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the newly renovated Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS.

What you can expect

Welcome aboard the newest vessel to the French Quarter riverfront, the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS!

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 of a leisurely, two-hour cruise on the mighty Mississippi, enjoying traditional live jazz and all the beautiful New Orleans sites, while also exploring the newly renovated riverboat addition to our family. Make sure you check out all four decks. The top deck view is a site to see!

The Riverboat “CITY of NEW ORLEANS,” uniquely New Orleans - welcome aboard!


Hop aboard an authentic steam-powered sternwheel paddle boat bound for the Mississippi River and waterfront views of New Orleans. While you cruise, experience the magic of days gone by as the a live jazz band sets the tone with catchy tunes and Dixieland favourites.

Your cruise departs from the historic French Quarter and travels down the mighty Mississippi to show you the ever-changing skyline of New Orleans and its bustling port, one of the busiest in the United States. Kick off the day with a calliope concert powered by the Natchez's steam-powered whistles and then watch as the crew casts of the mooring lines to begin your voyage.

From the open deck or the climate-controlled interior of the historic Natchez, listen to stories about historic events, like the thrilling Battle of New Orleans. Pass by scenery that helped inspire Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Along the way, enjoy an authentic calliope concert, featuring live music by the Steamboat Stompers jazz band, and consider enhancing your experience by adding a buffet of authentic Southern cooking. For the full experience, you can also opt to enjoy lunch onboard. Featuring a variety of Cajun favourites and New Orleans classics, this buffet-style meal is sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Please Note: Should the Steamboat NATCHEZ become unavailable for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and/or general maintenance, all cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the newly renovated Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Location

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Activity Location

  • Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office
  • 400 Toulouse Street
  • New Orleans Louisiana 70130

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office
    • 400 Toulouse Street
    • New Orleans Louisiana 70130

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