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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

By: Gray Line
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  • Ride an historic steamboat on the Mississippi River 
  • Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this popular river cruise 
  • Listen to informative commentary from the captain 
Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise
From US$ 34.00
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Travel like the residents of New Orleans did decades ago when you step aboard the historic Natchez steamboat on this Mississippi River cruise. After you depart from Natchez Harbor, listen to entertaining commentary on the sights that pass by as you stroll the expansive deck, enjoy live jazz music in the main dining area, and check out the churning paddle wheel in action. Upgrade to include a lunch buffet.
What to Expect

Choose a morning or afternoon departure time at booking, and then make your way to New Orleans’ French Quarter on the day of your trip to exchange your voucher for tickets at the kiosk at Toulouse Street. 

Once on board, explore the historic boat's vintage accents, such as the period decorations and the museum-quality engine room. Stroll the decks to take in the Mississippi River scenery and views of the city of New Orleans passing by. For the journey out, find a seat indoors to listen to live jazz in the main dining area, or opt to sit outside for narration on passing historic sites, such as Chalmette Battlefield. The return journey features music throughout the boat.

If you opt to upgrade to the lunch option, your journey includes a buffet lunch, made up of traditional New Orleans fare.

End up back at your original starting point, with plenty of time left in the day to continue exploring the French Quarter or beyond.

Reviews (821)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
An experience but was left wanting more

We were in New Orleans for my husband's 30th birthday and I booked a daytime cruise on the Natchez as I thought it would something different to do on his birthday. It was so incredibly cold we had to sit inside but we got a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 777lyndseyp
AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Upriver is quite industrial, with few historical landmarks of note. We go 7 1/2 miles down river and back, which is about as far as our steamboat can travel in the 2 hours. You noted the cold weather so perhaps you didn't make it to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Lunch Cruise

We were walking by in the morning and decided to book the lunch cruise. Very nice 2 hour tour on a steam paddle boat. Lunch was served in the middle of the ship and was good for a buffet. Small Jazz band on board played...More

2  Thank 851scotta
Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting and Enjoyable Afternoon

We took the afternoon cruise last week. It was a beautiful day so we were able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. We didn't get the meal included, however it looked and smelled really good. We learned a lot about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank BrendaC896
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met up with American relations and decided to take the river trip on the Natchez cruise, without the lunch. Whilst queueing to board we were treated, if that is the correct word, to an absolutely unbelievable cacophony from a calliope on the upper deck...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 64smith10
AdrienneGLNOSC, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The calliope is a steam driven organ that was used before television, radio and internet - to let the surrounding areas know when the steamboat was coming to dock. It is still a way to draw people to the river. We regret that it was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Really good, but...

The cruise on the steam boat was really nice, but would prefer (like everywhere in the US) that we could have audio guides because all commentaries are in english. It is not necessaury to take the package including the buffet. We took the 11:30 am...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank NormandyExcursions
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Response from Sandra P | Reviewed this property |
We did not eat on the cruise. We ate a big breakfast and then went on the cruise. We learned some interesting things on the cruise and we enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere.
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Response from fastkenny2017 | Reviewed this property |
If you take a meal cruise additional food will be unnecessary, otherwise snacks should be ok.
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