After guests meet at the specified departure location, we will head to the famous Steamboat Natchez for a beautiful evening, a satisfying dinner, and live jazz music. We will see a breathtaking view of the city from the waters of the Mississippi River. For the buffet-style dinner, made fresh onboard, we will be able to sit inside or outside as the Dukes of Dixieland play sweet, soothing jazz. Afterwards, we will return to the departure point, ending the tour. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world.
Take a ride on this old-fashioned steamboat down the Mighty Mississippi River to experience what life was like for someone like author Mark Twain in the 1800s. On Sundays, the boat runs a jazz brunch cruise.
*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.
Boarding: 6:00pm; Cruising 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Select Seating Time: 6:00pm-7:15pm or 7:45pm-9:00pm. (Cruise leaves promptly at 7:00pm regardless of Seating Time.)
Inclusions & Exclusions
2 hour cruise
Meals and beverages, unless otherwise mentioned
Cruise departs promptly at 7:00pm regardless of seating time
Select seating time: 6:00pm-7:15pm or 7:45pm-9:00pm
The Steamboat NATCHEZ decks, engine room and bars will be open for your enjoyment either before or after dinner depending upon your seating time.
Sample Dinner menu
Natchez Tossed Salad:
Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions and croutons with a sugar cane vinaigrette
and served family style
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo:
Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice
Certified Angus Beef, carved to order w/ natural au jus and a horseradish cream sauce
Served with a Creole mustard sauce
Bayou Seafood Pasta:
Crawfish tails and Shrimp tossed in a white wine and garlic parmesan cream sauce with penne
Fusilli pasta, zucchini, squash, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes tossed in a zesty basil pesto
Herb-Garlic Fingerling Potatoes:
Fingerling potatoes roasted with fresh rosemary, thyme, garlic, and ground pepper
Creole Creamed Spinach:
Spinach with mozzarella, parmesan and cream cheese
Green Beans Almondine:
Southern style green beans topped with toasted almond slivers
White Chocolate Bread Pudding:
A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in a rich custard with a decadent white chocolate sauce
A New Orleans original! Fresh sliced bananas sauteed in butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and rum. Served warm atop vanilla ice cream
La Louisiane Sliced French Bread
Community Coffee and Iced Tea included
* Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.
All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print and bring e-ticket(s) on your trip, as they serve as proof of purchase.
Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.
We reserves the right to substitute either vessel in place of the other (Steamboat NATCHEZ & Riverboat CITY OF NEW ORLEANS) for any reason, at any time. No refunds will be issued for vessel substitution. In the event of severe weather, unfavorable river conditions including river closures, breakdowns or any other cause beyond our control, the vessel is determined by the captain and unable to make the cruise as scheduled, we will arrange for a dockside event. No refunds for the above conditions.