New Orleans Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez


Embark on Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez along the Mississippi River aboard the newly refurbished Riverboat City of New Orleans. From the heart of the French Quarter, set sail and take in sweeping views of New Orleans as the city fades into the distance. Find a seat inside or outside on one of four decks as smooth jazz from the Dukes Trio sets the mood. Relax over craft cocktails while admiring gorgeous sights of the mighty Mississippi and New Orleans skyline. Don’t miss the stunning panorama from the top deck!


Take in magnificent views of Evening Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez from the ideal vantage point aboard the steamboat Natchez. Cruise along the Mississippi River and soak up the sights while this paddlewheeler smoothly glides through the water. You can also savor the tastes of the Big Easy with a delightful buffet if you choose that option.

  • Enjoy a cruise aboard the only surviving authentic steamboat in New Orleans
  • Relax to the musical sounds of the Dukes of Dixieland
  • Learn from live narration provided by a captain during your cruise
  • Experience breathtaking views of New Orleans from the water
  • Savor a Southern-style buffet (if you’ve chosen the tour option)


  • 2-hour boat cruise
  • Buffet dinner (if the option is selected)
  • Live music by the Dukes of Dixieland
  • Live narration from the captain
  • Climate-controlled indoor areas
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

Tour Plan

What to expect

Select the dinner buffet choice to enjoy a menu featuring: garden salad, chicken and sausage gumbo, baked chicken with mushroom ragout, Bayou seafood pasta, Creole vegetarian jambalaya, herb-garlic fingerling potatoes, pasta primavera, green beans, white chocolate bread pudding, Bananas Foster dessert, and garlic rolls.

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Additional information

Know before you go

  • Periodically, Steamboat Natchez will be out of service for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the Riverboat City of New Orleans
  • The Steamboat Natchez does not qualify for producing gluten-free meals as established by the GFCO (Gluten-Free Certification Organization), and therefore must decline a guest's request for a special meal
  • There are two seating times for dinner: The first dinner seating is from 6pm-7:15pm, and the second dinner seating is from 7:45-9pm. Check with the hostess upon boarding for dining assistance
  • Menu items are subject to change by season and availability
  • Children under 6 (not occupying a seat on tours) come free of charge but are charged for food on cruises
Cancellation policy

Free cancellation

  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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