Steamboat Natchez Mississippi Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Take a two-hour daytime cruise up and down the Mississippi on the only authentic steamboat in New Orleans, or treat older kids to a dinner jazz cruise aboard the Steamboat Natchez.
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Oddly enough, I never took the lunch or dinner cruise, but booked my wedding there having never tried the food. Luckily, it was great! I don't know if it was because it was for a special event, but we chose a menu of pretty typical Cajun food (etouffe, gumbo, pasta for the Yankee family, bread pudding) and everything was very tasty! Their events coordinator, Melissa, was friendly and sweet, and didn't bat an eye at our non-traditional wedding. The staff serving and helping was incredible, I really wish I had gotten each of their names because they really gave us outstanding service. The river tour was fantastic, very relaxing and informative. The engine room is a must see, for sure... there are almost...
Great idea...but you need pointers.
I was so excited to do this tour. We took our 11 yr old daughter. What more could you want ...a trip down Twain's muddy Mississippi on an authentic steam paddle boat in New Orleans. Well here's what you need to know. This boat is huge and LOTS of people will be on the tour. We did the lunch tour. Keep in mind none of our disappointments were the crew's fault. The lunch was good and worth the extra $. However, because we ate inside we missed the narration as you cannot hear inside the dining room for everybody talking. We went outside but everything that was talked about was on the left side of the boat or I should say the City side of the boat because when you come back all the points of interest are on the ...
The Natchez Steamboat was extremely touristy (we were tourists) but an appropriate way to relax in the sun and fresh air while nursing a hangover. Having been on many touristy boat tours with my family, the Natchez Steamboat isn't much different than the rest. We took the "Harbor Jazz Cruise" which boarded at 11 and arrived back around 1:30. The narration included points of interest and historical facts--but I missed most of that. I was half asleep in the warm sunlight while my mother was people watching and enjoying a Cajun Bloody Mary (or two). Overall, we both enjoyed our quick boat cruise. I left well-rested and refreshed (with a slight tan) and she left tipsy and full of funny stories the bartend...
Our family of 6 had a great time rolling on the river on our recent trip to New Orleans. We did the dinner cruise on a recent Monday night. After reading a review on Yelp, we opted for the earlier seating so that we could enjoy dinner in the air conditioned dining room before heading down the Mississippi. With the exception of the moist and super-yummy bread pudding, which I thought outshone the Palace Cafe's white chocolate version I had sampled a few nights earlier, the buffet dinner was nothing special, but it was all tasty and our kids really enjoyed it. A little after 7:00, with a rainstorm settling in, we left port. It was really exciting to watch the big red paddle wheel start turning, and we wen...
My family took a dinner cruise on the Natchez last Saturday and everyone had a good time. I hadn't been in many years and had forgotten that there was a narration for part of the trip; it was interesting information tailored for the sites we passed. We were in the second seating, so we spent the first part of the cruise drinking on the upper deck by the jazz band. We didn't sit directly in front of the band so that we could chat. It was a little warm (after all, it was late afternoon in August!) but once the sun moved down a bit, a breeze came up and things were quite pleasant. We were all happily surprised with the buffet meal as much of it was pretty good - I recommend the pasta and the chicken and po...