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Steamboat Natchez Mississippi Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana

2 Canal St # 2500, New Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Visited: 2012-03-01
  • Submitted: 2013-08-24 04:15:29.0
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Exciting for the Kids, Relaxing for Us!

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Keep a close eye on the little ones! Mine wanted to see how the boat worked and would have gone over the side had I not been holding onto him when he was checking things out! Take time to relax and let the kids take the excitement for you. This is the perfect couple time even when the kids are with you. Oh, and bring sunscreen if you are fair skinned like I am!

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  • Visited: 2012-04-01
  • Submitted: 2013-08-23 18:58:39.0
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A nice way to take a break from walking around the city

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If cruising on the Steamboat Natchez isn't in the budget, try to catch a mini concert of the calliope. While it is docked before departures, you can usually hear the sounds of the calliope.

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  • Visited: 2013-03-01
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Fun family activity with classic New Orleans flavor

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Head to a less-crowded area of the ship like the top deck. Good seating is key - you definitely want something on the edge so the kids will be able to see. We purposely didn't do a night-time dinner cruise because we wanted to be able to see everything we were passing during the day.

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Submitted by: Rebecca P.

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...

Submitted by: Heather F.

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...

Submitted by: Kelly A.

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...

Submitted by: Laura F.

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...

Submitted by: Kara P.

A 2 hour cruise, a 2 hour cruise. Now here is a tale from a castaway.... get the ticket from the touristy booths, it's $3 dollars cheaper vs $24.50 directly from the booth at the dock.   Full bar and the d...

Submitted by: Esther Y.

I know it may be cheesy to like this, but I did. We went on the tour with family and it was very  nice.  The staff is grea...

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