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Creole Queen Mississippi River Cruises

1 Poydras St, Riverwalk Spanish Plaza, New Orleans, LA 70130-1662
+1 504-293-2316
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History brought to life

The wonderful Charles provided an informative and entertaining insight into the history of New... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Watford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Easy and breezy and very informative

We just wanted a light easy tour for some history of New Orleans and wanted to be able to see as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dallas, Texas
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The Creole Queen is an authentic paddlewheeler that takes guests on day and night cruises for a totally different view of the Crescent City from the Mississippi River.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Poydras St, Riverwalk Spanish Plaza, New Orleans, LA 70130-1662
Central Business District
+1 504-293-2316

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The wonderful Charles provided an informative and entertaining insight into the history of New Orleans. He also gave a passionate reportage of the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, giving a very real and personal perspective too. In addition to the history lesson (not compulsory) there was...More

Thank mariaannetempest
Reviewed 2 days ago

We just wanted a light easy tour for some history of New Orleans and wanted to be able to see as much as we could in the short visit that we had. We went for a morning tour. We arrived at about 9:55 post breakfast...More

Thank MrsSandro
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day trip very fun and informative. Lots of Bloody Mary's and mimosas. Tons of history much of which I was not aware of.

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was in town for the weekend and have never done one of the paddle boat cruises. I really like history so chose the Creole Queen. It was a great choice. The boat has plenty of seating, but I would recommend moving around a bit...More

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Expensive for what you get! We went on the 2pm trip. We asked re buffet times on arrival. And told we could get food till 3.40pm. As the commentary started as we boarded we sat on the top deck to listen and didn't want to...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great time on the Creole Queen. It was made all the better by Charles, our narrator/historian. He caught everyone's attention with his delivery of the facts of the Battle of New Orleans while we sailed to the National site of that battle where...More

Thank habanera
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read reviews of river cruises on Trip Advisor and chosen the Creole Queen because of what I read and I wasn't disappointed. Hurricane Harvey was making the weather pretty dodgy but we managed to sail nonetheless. The dinner was very nice,a buffet but...More

Thank Sally T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the morning history cruise and the guide, Charles was wonderful! Very interesting, full of information and entertaining to boot! The battlefield museum was interesting as was the park ranger who spoke there. The highlight for me though was the hurricane Katrina history lesson...More

Thank Jessie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our day. The 10am historical cruise offers bottomless bloody Mary's or mimosas. Even if you don't want to do the battlefield museum you can stay on the boat and drink. It's a fun cruise.

1  Thank Barb00002015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to take a slow guided trip down the river on the skillfully piloted riverboat. The tour guide, Wendall, provided the passengers with a wealth of knowledge on the history of New Orleans, and when his presentation was over, he personally visited...More

Thank rubriaco2017
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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20 June 2017|
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Response from Peggy O | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, the narration is only broadcast outside and the narrator talked pretty much the whole time
Melissa W
5 June 2017|
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Response from SunValley9 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go inside the house but the small museum and the maps along the American rampart line are far better. The house is a reconstruction of a typical mansion. There is nothing inside of it. If you want to see the... More
Amanda P
28 April 2017|
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Response from Moira D | Reviewed this property |
As we were on foot and walked from our hotel in Bourbon St, I cannot advise you about parking. There is a large Outlet Mall right next to where you board the boat, so i would think there would be plenty of parking in that... More