Savor the beauty and romance of the New Orleans skyline aboard the Dinner Jazz Cruise. Enjoy the tunes of the Dukes of Dixieland jazz band and a narrated tour provided by our captain while cruising the Mighty Mississippi River.

Please note: there are two seating times for dinner, so please make sure to check availability of both if one is not available. The first dinner seating is from 6-7:15pm and the second dinner seating is from 7:45-9pm.

The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel, the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience of a leisurely, two-hour cruise on the mighty Mississippi, enjoying traditional live jazz, craft cocktails, and all the beautiful New Orleans sites, while also exploring the newly renovated riverboat. Make sure you check out all four decks - the top deck view is a sight to see! Upgrade your ticket to include the dinner buffet.

Inclusions & Exclusions
✔  Live narration of the history of New Orleans and the Mississippi River
✔  Calliope Concert
✔  2-hour Paddle-wheel Boat Cruise
✔  Southern style dinner buffet (if option selected)
✔  Entertainment by the Grammy Nominated Dukes of Dixieland
✖  Gratuities
✖  Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
Departure & Return
Departure:  Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter. Boarding begins at 6pm and departs at 7pm. The boat will return at 9pm. The band begins at 6pm, so be sure to arrive early!

Return: End right where it started.
Steamboat NATCHEZ Enjoy 1-hour dockside before the riverboat begins her 2-hour cruise down the Mississippi River.

Duration:  2 hours

Mississippi River Your riverboat is a time machine that fills its passengers with the romance and marvel of yesteryear! Cruise along the Mississippi River and be whisked away with its atmosphere and ambiance. 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, and your Louisiana-style buffet dinner includes tossed salad, chicken and sausage gumbo, rice, baked chicken, bayou seafood pasta, paddlewheel primavera, creole vegetarian jambalaya, herb-garlic fingerling potatoes, green beans almondine, white chocolate bread pudding, bananas foster, and vanilla ice cream. Two separate dining times give you the flexibility to enjoy the evening at your own pace. Please note: cruise with dinner option must be selected in order to confirm that your cruise includes the meal.
Additional info
•  Wheelchair accessible
•  Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
•  Service animals allowed
•  Public transportation options are available nearby
•  Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
•  Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
•  All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
•  Suitable for all physical fitness levels
•  The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience while soaking up the beauty of New Orleans
•  In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
•  The riverboat is handicap accessible. However, access to the top & bottom decks are by stairs only. Please call before finalizing your plans if you have questions on access or personal equipment.
•  Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
•  The tour cruises rain or shine.
•  Anyone looking to book a group of 9 or more should contact the booking site directly. Different rates apply.
Free cancellation
From $50
Mobile or paper ticket accepted
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Cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.