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Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Jazz Cruise with Optional Dinner provided by Creole Queen Mississippi River Cruises

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Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Jazz Cruise with Optional Dinner

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 25/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 25/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Enjoy a romantic sunset dinner cruise aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, for a uniquely New Orleans evening of jazz and Creole cuisine (optional) you’d find tough to replicate elsewhere. Ideal for couples and honeymooners alike, enjoy classic cocktails from the onboard bar while you stroll the deck, enjoy the views, and listen to the music.
You'll start at
1 Poydras St
1 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USALocated directly behind the Riverwalk Outlet Collection Mall and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
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    Mississippi River
    Stop: 3 hours -
    Once you receive your ticket online please bring your photo ID and e-voucher down to the Ticketbooth located on the Riverwalk Dock (2 Poydras St. New Orleans). When the voucher is successfully redeemed from the reservation agent, you will be directed to board. During the cruise, Jazz will play throughout the night while the sun sets and stars begin to illuminate behind southern clouds. Indulge in a delicious Creole Dinner Buffet in a richly appointed dining room designed with plush Victorian style draperies and soft period lighting. Menu items may include: red beans and rice, jambalaya, Cajun Seafood Pasta, Cajun Braised Beef Brisket, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, our signature White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce, and more! Boarding time for this cruise is 6:30 p.m and and lasts until the boat cruises promptly at 7:00 pm. Cruising duration is 2 hours ending at 9:00 p.m. Cruises are free for children five and younger. Make sure to grab a drink at our bar made of Louisiana cypress and adorned with brass railings for a warm and inviting setting. Then take the stairs to our promenade deck for a night to remember. Let the sweet breeze from the Mighty Mississippi intoxicate your senses while you dance the night away among the stars.
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You'll end at
1 Poydras St
1 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USALocated directly behind the Riverwalk Outlet Collection Mall and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
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  • Cruise down the Mississippi River while listening to jazz
  • Sample traditional New Orleans cocktails from the onboard bar
  • Marvel at the views from the promenade deck as the sun sets
  • Choose the optional Creole buffet for a comprehensive experience
Important Information
Departure Point
1 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Creole Buffet (If Option Chosen)
  • Jazz Entertainment
  • Taxes
  • 2-Hour Mississippi River Cruise
  • Gratuities
  • (Alcoholic for Purchase)
  • (Available for Purchase)
  • (Available for Purchase)
  • Transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Print out your receipt/confirmation email and bring to ticket booth for redemption
  • Call for discounted group rates.
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed on board.
  • Bags are checked before boarding the vessel to ensure safety during the cruise.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If altered or canceled due to poor weather, cruise may remain dockside in the event of unfavorable sailing conditions.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.
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helenamurph85 wrote a review May 2020
Dublin, Ireland183 contributions25 helpful votes
Our last night of our trip, we wanted something special so we booked the Jazz Dinner Cruise - absolutely delighted with it. It was fancier than we'd expected; even though it was buffet style, there were white table cloths and silverware (we'd been eating a lot of fast food so
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Stuart W wrote a review Mar 2020
10 contributions
Went for the cruise and dinner and was pleasantly surprised. Great service, great GF options on the buffet an all round great night. The band must have a collective age of 300, but they could still bash out a tune. Definitely recommend this for a good evening out.
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Ryo wrote a review Mar 2020
12 contributions1 helpful vote
I went on this dinner cruise with the thoughts of great food and wonderful music. What I had for 80+ dollars for was limited flavored food and a jazz band that wasnt very jazzy. Jazz music has always made me wanna dance and sing a long. This group sounded pitchy and a little run
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Date of experience: March 2020
Dorothy K wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Loved the historical narration given by (I think) Charlie. He was very informative and it was given in such a matter that it kept everyone's attention. Definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Steve A wrote a review Feb 2020
Fort Wayne, Indiana66 contributions9 helpful votes
We had a nice time on the cruise. It was relaxing and provided beautiful views of the city. The staff was friendly and there was a jazz band in the eating area and a piano quartet at the bar.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
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