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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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From US$36.00
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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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.
What to Expect
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.
Itinerary
Lunch Cruise Menu
Southern Fried Fish
Zesty cornmeal crusted and fried to a golden perfection
Baked Chicken
Red Beans and Rice
New Orleans classic red beans on top a bed of rice with optional andouille sausage
Jambalaya
The traditional Louisiana dish with chicken, sausage, and Creole seasoning
Natchez Tossed Salad
Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions, cheese and croutons with Chef's choice dressing
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in rich custard
with a decadent white chocolate sauce
La Louisiane Sliced French Bread
Community Coffee and Iced Tea Included
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Got on with minutes to spare but got served at the bar quickly. Drinks reasonably priced. All of the seats in the shade were taken already so we sat in the sun, but once we got going the breeze was lovely and cooling. The commentary...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed getting to explore the Mississippi a bit, and liked the narration. We were able to learn a lot about the area. It was cool to see the different wards and the Domino Factory and some other sights. What we didn't enjoy about the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had only just arrived and was at the steamboat as the organ lady began to play. We made a last minute decision to do the trip with dinner. The weather was perfect. We had dinner which was great and went back outside for a seay...More

1  Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cruise was the highlight of our weekend getaway. The ride was very educational and smooth and the food was excellent and music for awesome.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tlesa
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE purchased the cruise with lunch which was served immediately as we boarded. Out guide gave us lots of information about passing buildings and landmarks although it was sometimes hard to see them inside. After lunch we went outside to enjoy the beautiful weather. It...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank MLE0904
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Response from EdV469 | Reviewed this property |
You can go google it and go on website, I believe it was around 30 dollars a person. It was booked as part of our trip to New Orleans in advance. It was worth the price. Get here an hour and a half early if you want to board... More
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Response from TonyT1628 | Reviewed this property |
The trip itself is about $35 to $40 without the dinner. Can't remember for sure.
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Response from Alhaurinsb | Reviewed this property |
1.30 PM is a good time for the 2.30PM cruise. You will be near the front of the queue, so one of the first on the boat. Top deck on the left hand side facing the front are the best seats.
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