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.
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.
Can be canceled up to 48 hours in advance.
Tour departs from the French Quarter
Boarding begins at 6 p.m.. Cruise departs at 7 p.m.. Seating times for dinner at 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.. (Based upon availability on rare occasions your seating time may be changed)
Returns to original departure point
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Two-hour paddle-wheel boat cruise. Live jazz entertainment, dinner (if option selected), local taxes.
Sample Dinner Menu - Menu Subject to Change* - Vegetarian Pasta Salad (vegetarian); Soup du Jour; Southern Fried Fish*: Zesty cornmeal crusted and fried to a golden perfection; Pork Loin: Blackened in Natchez Creole Spice and served with Creole Mustard sauce; Strip Loin of Beef: Hand carved, cooked medium rare and served with a bleu cheese-horseradish emulsion; Tri-Color Rotini with Basil Pistou and Vegetables (Vegetarian); Oven Roasted Brabant Sweet and Russet potatoes; Creole Creamed Spinach (vegetarian): Spinach braised with onions, artichoke hearts, cream cheese, Parmesan, and feta cheese; Natchez Bread Pudding (vegetarian): A New Orleans soufflé of La Louisiane French bread, eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon with a Callebaut Belgian white chocolate sauce; La Louisiane Hot Fresh Bread; French Market Coffee and Iced Tea included. Menu items are subject to change by season and availability. Featuring our proprietary spice blends from Andy Roos.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking. Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat. If you have a preferred seating time for dinner (6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.) please add your request in the Special Requirements field at check out. Requests are not guaranteed, but accommodated if available. The Steamboat Natchez is handicap accessible. However, access to the top and 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.
Sample Dinner Menu - Menu Subject to Change* - Vegetarian Pasta Salad (vegetarian); Soup du Jour; Southern Fried Fish*: Zesty cornmeal crusted and fried to a golden perfection; Pork Loin: Blackened in Natchez Creole Spice and served with Creole Mustard sauce; Strip Loin of Beef: Hand carved, cooked medium rare and served with a bleu cheese-horseradish emulsion; Tri-Color Rotini with Basil Pistou and Vegetables (Vegetarian); Oven Roasted Brabant Sweet and Russet potatoes; Creole Creamed Spinach (vegetarian): Spinach braised with onions, artichoke hearts, cream cheese, Parmesan, and feta cheese; Natchez Bread Pudding (vegetarian): A New Orleans soufflé of La Louisiane French bread, eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon with a Callebaut® Belgian white chocolate sauce; La Louisiane Hot Fresh Bread; French Market Coffee and Iced Tea included. Menu items are subject to change by season and availability. Featuring our proprietary spice blends from Andy Roos.
Fabulous evening. Good food music and a great way to enjoy the city.
Excellent tour for any occasion. This trip was for my birthday and my husband and I enjoyed every minute ...there is food and music on board. Great way to experience the Mississippi
Excellent Jazz and Dinner for the price
So Cool. Band was great as was the food.
We loved the ride on the Steamboat and my husband particularly loved the tour of the engine room and the antique engine. The buffet was delicious the the wait staff very efficient. We had a very pleasant conversation also with a nice couple in the bar area while we waited for our seating time.
The highlight of our trip. The jazz group were wonderful. The meal was great and the atmosphere superb.
Wonderful enjoyed every minute food, atmosphere,weather just everything it was brilliant !!!!
The food was really good and the jazz was great!
One of the highlights of our trip! We loved it, the kids loved it. It’s great for any age. The food was fresh and very good! I would definitely recommend this tour while in New Orleans!!!!
Even over 2 years later, we still talk about how much fun this tour was. The band was great, the food was pretty darn good and plentiful, and the river beautiful.
We had a wonderful meal, a beautiful scenic ride, and sat at a front table to hear Dukes of Dixieland!! My only complaint was that my eyes were closed in the professional picture taken of us. Perhaps take 2 pictures and print the best one.
The sightseeing and photo opts were terrific.
We had a blast! Very fun!
I love giving 5 stars. The music was excellent. The night was good, and I must say for a smorgasburg style meal it was excellent. I recommend it as a night out in New Orleans.
Amazing trip. We did the Dinner cruise and had a terrific time. Highly recommend this tour to everyone.
Good experience, service first class.
very relaxing and enjoyable,highly recommend it
Beautiful views and picture opportunities, choose the second dinner seating at 7:45 if you can to get sunset pictures with the bridge. Arriving at 6pm was not worth it at all, didn't leave until 7:15. Food was great especially for non seafood eaters! Roast beef, pork loin, potatoes, chicken gumbo
If you want classical jazz this is a MUST-DO. The Bourbon Street jazz heritage which made the French Quarter famous is gone...been replaced with updated rock music. It was a hard reality for us. The rock bands are talented, enthusiastic and well-received, but we wanted JAZZ. The jazz ensemble on this particular riverboat cruise was not only spectacular, but played the entire almost three hours we were on board. The cruise itself is at night and you do have beautiful city lights. We did not do dinner - Spent the entire evening on deck basking in the music.
Another great trip. sailing down the Mississippi listening to a jazz group whilst having a drink of the local brew. The evening meal was self service but you had tables of 2,4,6 etc. so catered for all groups. new Orleans style with rice, red beans and beef stew. stewards brought you wine or drinks which you paid for. You had an opportunity to visit the engine room of this original steam boat. With temperatures in the top 30s a pleasant evening and enjoyable sunset over New Orleans. Well worth the trip.
It was amazing
The Steamboat Natchez is a must do! Loads of fun, beautiful views, great music and a delicious buffet dinner! Absolutely loved it!
Excellent. Highly recommend.
Wonderful experience for a great price!
What a beautiful trip! The jazz band was awesome! The food was delicious and is all you can eat!!! Liked the bars too!!!
We did the cruise without dinner as we wanted to take in the view and cruise as much as possible. It was absolutely wonderful, the resident jazz band were really talented guys and the boat was beautiful. You can even go down in the engine room.
Have a hurricane whilst on board :
This was such a fun night on the dinner cruise. The food was great and the drinks were outstanding. Our bartender was awesome. She gave us ideas of places to visit and eat during our first trip to New Orleans.
The paddle boat is more beautiful in person than in any pictures and our expectations were exceeded. It is such a wonderful tour through the Mississippi river and the scenic views of New Orleans make you feel like you are stepping back in time to a more peaceful way of life. The traditional Louisiana food for dinner was delicious.
This was a relaxing end to the day. The food was great, the river was spectacular, and the band was awesome.
What an awesome experience for my children and I. The sunset was gorgeous the food was so-so but the atmosphere made up for everything. I recommend the redfish from the buffet. The band that played was great and the crew was awesome. Wonderful experience.
This was the best dinner cruse I've been on. the food was great and the people and servers were friendly
This entire trip to New Orleans was an absolute blast this was day three of our honeymoon. The music was great as it reminded of my dad's playing days in his bands and orchestras. The tour up and back on the Mississippi was great and the guide provided great descriptions of the various areas of history. This tour is a MUST!
Had a wonderful trip on the Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious and plentiful with a wide choice of options. The music was brilliant and added to the whole experience making it feel authentic and lively. Would definitely recommend this option if you are considering visiting the exciting and crazy place that is New Orleans.
This was absolutely the highlight of our trip! The live jazz band was superb and the crew was unbelievable. Highly recommended for anyone visiting NOLA.
Great dinner cruise, Music was wonderful and so were the other passengers we met on board.
Great! Love, love love the band.
My son and I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner cruise. We had already eaten, so we sat on the open upper deck close to the band. The music was lots of fun and the drinks were delicious. The ladies mixing the drinks were very accommodating with our requests. We loved the scenery as it changed when it got dark all the shore lights were magical.
Our dinner cruise on the Natchez was just a lot of fun. Starting with the boat welcoming us on board with a man playing the steam pipes on top of the boat. The cruise was smooth and showed off the sites on New Orleans from the Mississippi River at sunset. The Jazz band was really good and very enjoyable sitting there sipping a cocktail and listening to them play. This is the last actual real steam boat still in use so it was very nostalgic tour in New Orleans.
A must do tour. Great evenings entertainment, good music, good food, great scenery.
Good meal and gave an insight into the Riverboat scene of years gone by. Enjoyable trip and worth the experience
This tour was amazing!
Had a wonderful time on the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner. Crusing at sunset was awesome. Got a little information about sites passing by. Sit on boarding side to see what's being seen during tour
Dinner was decent buffet style, could have been warmer but that's just me liking my food hot. Dining Staff was friendly and attentive. Pictures taken at boarding offered at end of cruise for purchase.
We enjoyed our experience on the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise. We chose the 6:00pm dining so that we could enjoy the skyline at night and it was gorgeous. The music was great. We would definitely recommend this to our friends and we would do it again when we come back to New Orleans.
Really good event, well worth the money, thanks for the experience, would definitely do again.
We had a wonderful time on the cruise only ticket. The boat was great, the process to get on was easy, the guide was informative and interesting and the band were fantastic. We couldnt have asked for a better evening on the Mississippi. Can and #39;t recommend highly enough.
It was great. Well organised happy trip along the Mississippi with jazz music, decent food, great staff and a beautiful sunset. Definitely recommend
The music and food were wonderful, and the sights where amazing, great crew and fun was had by all. Yes I would do it again.
Lovely tour.sailing down the Mississippi river while watching the sun set listening to a fantastic jazz band is a highlight of my holiday. The staff were all friendly and helpful, I was on the 2nd meal 7pm sitting so was given clear instructions on how this worked. The food was excellent and plentiful
loved the live jazz band. boat trip on the mississippi was pleasant. well worth the money...glad we went
We had no idea it was French Quarter Fest when we booked our trip. It was fun to get aboard to listen and see all that was happening around the area. Weather was perfect. Plenty of food even for the later seating. I tried everything and it was delicious. Very enjoyable evening.
We chose the early dinner seating and there was no rush, good options and everything ran smoothly. It's clear the staff knows how to ensure everything works the way it's supposed to. After dinner we went to the top level and enjoyed Jazz music after the sun set, along with nice views and a cool breeze. I walked around the Steamboat with my son through the engine room and felt the power and noise of the paddlewheel up close. Very cool family outing during our N.O stay.
This is an incredible trip and dinner great food excellent music I would do it again one more time
Great tour ,great food
It was my birthday weekend and I told my friends that this was a must on my request of things to do while on New Orleans. We were told to be there at 6PM, but we were a bit lost on the docking area, but we found it. At first my friends were a bit discouraged and that the whole thing was over priced. But once we got on the boat and got past the COLD we had a great time. The tour and explanation of the sites were awesome! We were excited to view the workings of the boat where it was warm. And very satisfied with the selection of food and desert that was provided. Although I don't drink tea, and a 3.25 glass of soda was steep! We had a great time! I would definitely recommend this tout to visitors... just on a warmer day !!1
The view of the city was awesome!!!
This tour was amazing!
The trip is well organized and worth every penny!
Very good and pleasant trip.
Excellent buffet, excellent music. Personable crew. Not the greatest weather cold pouring rain but warm and comfortable inside the main areas. Good way to spend an evening.
This was my favorite thing to do. The dinner was very good and the trip on the steamboat was amazing. We got to see a lot of things that we wouldn't have seen otherwise. Also, if you go, be sure to go on the lower deck and check out the steam engine. It is pretty amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was very relaxing.
Amazing atmosphere! I can't think of a better way to spend a night in New Orleans than enjoying dinner while sailing along the Mississippi, watching the sunset and being entertained by a jazz band.
The dinner cruise is excellent. Variety of good foods and drinks.
Good music. Very good experience.
I am registered blind so can't tell you about the sights I saw as I didn't. But the service of the people on board we brilliant with me and looked after me. Thankyou
the cruise was romantic. the atmosphere boarding and on board was calm and relaxing. higly recommended experience on the Mighty Mississippi River.
We had a really good time. We got to tour the steamship, see the river at night and dinner was very good (much better than I expected). The river boat staff was very professional and kind. Price was more than reasonable. Round highly recommend.
The music was great, the food was wonderful, and the view was amazing! We really enjoyed the cruise and learning more about the area.
My husband and truly loved our getaway and this was super. Food was great and staff was very accommodating.
Nice trip. I'll make it again.
Great tour, we got there early and sat and watched the band. We booked second sitting for dinner, the food was excellent and plenty of it. I mentioned when booking it was our Anniversary and they had reserved a table for us. Take a coat as it does get very windy.
This tour was amazing!
Well worth it.
This cruise was super fun, one of the highlights of our trip. Definitely recommend it. The band playing was amazing!
Fantastic music and sights here. The house band were very together and the he singing was excellent.
Quite an experience going down the Mississippi on a steamboat.
This was the highlight of our tours. Nice dinner, plenty of food options. Great to cruise down the Mississippi. We bought two Dixieland CD's which we are really enjoying.
Nice dinner cruise
WSe had a lovely cruise with great weather and delicious food.
Nice Cruise. Crew was frinedly and helpful. Had a great time will do it again.
Great atmosphere and entertainment, only negative was that the food was not hot enough. Tasted great tho, I would recommend this to everyone who wants the excitement and memories.
We had a great time. Food was good and the cruise great. The music didn't play very long. We were able to take a tour of the engine room which was pretty neat to see. Must do.
Wonderful food and a beautiful trip. Very romantic for my hubby of 20 years and I.
Highly recommend this tour.
Loved this. We had the later dinner sitting so could enjoy watching the sunset and also explore the boat. The engine room was fascinating. The staff were wonderful and even sang happy birthday to the guest at the next table. Food was great and had plenty to offer even for a vegetarian. The waiter at the stern bar made delicious cocktails.
The food was great and atmosphere on this old time steam ship will be a great memory. Well worth the money and time.
It was just amazing. The total ambience was so special. We loved the buffet very much. Great staff. It was the best night of our whole vacation. The only thing I felt was a pitty is that they lost our picture which was made at the beginning of the tour, because I would have loved to buy it.
FANTASTIC, food was excellent and the Natchez is fantastic, highly recommend this to anyone
This cruise was wonderful. The music was great, and the food was delicious. It was a great way to end our visit to New Orleans
Food was delicious on this beautiful steamboat. Dukes of Dixieland band was terrific. The whole evening was so much fun and we made some wonderful memories. So glad we did not miss this cruise.
A great experience to see how these old vessels work and to have a short cruise up the Mississippi. Everything onboard was managed and run at a high level and the food was good also.
Wonderful history lesson, fantastic dinner meal and of course, the cruise was great.
I would do it again when I return in the future
A lot of fun, Great music and Food-can I PLEASE get some more of that white chocolate bread pudding desert?! Recommend this cruise.
A must do in New Orleans! Not just a boat ride, but the jazz music, the sunset, everything, it was perfect!
What a great dinner cruise. The Jazz band was fantastic. The food was outstanding especially the pork and the peach cobbler. The staff was very attenative to our needs. Highly recommend this cruise.
Had two small kids on trip kids loved the band and had a great time on trip. I would just make sure to eat a 6pm setting because the other time is little late with small children.
Lovely way to spend an evening on the Mississippi.