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Creole Queen Mississippi River Cruises

1 Poydras St, Riverwalk Spanish Plaza, New Orleans, LA 70130-1662
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We booked the dinner river cruise on the Creole Queen online and I received confirmation of our... read more

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ecanada37
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Wonderful!

Charles was a fabulous guide! Very entertaining and funny but also very informative. I would go on... read more

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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.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Poydras St, Riverwalk Spanish Plaza, New Orleans, LA 70130-1662
Central Business District
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Reviewed today

We booked the dinner river cruise on the Creole Queen online and I received confirmation of our purchase along with tickets. I received a reminder email the day before the dinner cruise was to take place. On the day of the cruise a coworker called...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Charles was a fabulous guide! Very entertaining and funny but also very informative. I would go on this tour again in a heartbeat.

Thank Kacey K
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Reviewed yesterday

Charles the Tour Guide/Narrator was fabulous!! He was funny, articulate and so knowledgeable!! We loved the ride and listening to Charles!!! Just don't follow his advice to eat the Royal House - we did - food and service were awful. One of the worst restaurants...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had three couples in our group. Mostly went on the cruise to listen to music and was very disappointed. Was expecting Dixieland or brass band. Ended up with a trio: Congo drums, a bass, and trombone. Very easy listening- not what we wanted. Not...More

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bigeasydotcom, Communications Specialist at Creole Queen Mississippi River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So sorry to hear about your experience with the music on board, but we hope you were able to enjoy your dinner and the amazing views from the Mississippi. Thank you for your feedback.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This tour far exceeded our expectations because our tour guide Charles was absolutely fabulous! He is a former lawyer with a very resonant and deep speaking voice and was an exceptionally knowledgeable, funny and articulate guide. (I know a thing or two about touring since...More

Thank Skippy8534
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The was the one of the highlights of our last trip to New Orleans. The boat takes you along the Mississippi River to the place the Battle of New Orleans took place. You learn a lot to the Battlefield and when you return you get...More

Thank Billy P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Creole Queen was much quieter than its competitor the Natchez, and that made it a more pleasant experience. Firstly let me say that the cruise is a very pleasant 40 or so minutes each way to and from the battlefield. No complaints about the...More

Thank Dan I
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this because it goes to the Chalmette battlefield. Nowhere near enough time to explore however, especially if you listen to the ranger talk. So, skip the long winded yipyap, and go straight to the museum and gift shop. Skip the climb up the...More

Thank Patricia W
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bigeasydotcom, Communications Specialist at Creole Queen Mississippi River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, Patricia. Passengers usually decide to listen to the ranger's narration or explore the gift shop. Some even decide to share their time between the narration and the gift shop. It is just a matter of preference. If you really want...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took one of their evening cruises, and it was really nice. If I'm going to stress anything, it would definitely be to board at 6:00, not 6:30. My family and I were one of the first to board and we got a nice table...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went on the historical afternoon cruise to start our vacation, and it will not disappoint! Our tour guide, Charles, was one of the best tour guides I’ve ever had. First he began the tour by talking about the basics of how...More

Thank lexieluthor3737
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Shuli W
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Nope- lunch cruise doesn’t offer a band.
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Lucia C
10 January 2018|
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Response from LazuliBunting | Reviewed this property |
We thought the historical cruise was excellent and highly recommend it. They have a lunch buffet with jazz music on the return trip from the battlefield so you can have a little bit of the "jazz cruise" ambience AND enjoy... More
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Janet H
26 December 2017|
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Response from bigeasydotcom | Property representative |
The Creole Queen is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort, apart from the promenade deck on top (although it does have a covering for rainy/real sunny days. However, the Dinner Jazz Cruise would be better on... More
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