Creole Queen Jazz Cruise with Optional Dinner Buffet

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Enjoy an evening as you cruise the Mighty Mississippi. The sounds of the New Orleans Spice Jazz Band fill the air as you enjoy a lavish buffet dinner. The interiors are richly appointed with plush Victorian style draperies, soft period lighting, wooden parquet dance floors, and Louisiana Cypress bars accented with brass railing for a warm and welcoming setting. Enhance the evening sipping your favorite cocktail on the promenade deck as you cruise past the French Quarter and New Orleans twinkling skyline. Step on board and cruise with us into the night where the sleepless activity of America's busiest port buzzes.

Activity Highlights
→ Authentic paddlewheeler powered by a 24ft diameter paddle wheel.
→ 3 private dining rooms.
→ Outer decks with authentically patterned wrought iron trims.
→ Great for couples, families and seniors.
→ Air conditioned cabin & bathrooms.

Dinner Menu
(All items are included in buffet)
● Caesars Salad
● Creole Seafood Gumbo
● New Orleans Jambalaya
● Baked Chicken
● Cajun Braised Beef Brisket
● Vegetable Medley
● Corn Mac Choux
● Cajun Garlic Mashed Potatoes
● Paddlewheeler Bread Pudding with white chocolate sauce
● Bread and Butter & Cornbread
● New Orleans Coffee
● Iced Tea

Booking Details:

Once the tickets are booked online, you will go down to the booth and check in for boarding. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled cruise time. Please confirm the cruise time at least 24 hours in advance!

Departure Details
The Creole queen offers daily departures with boarding starting 1 hour prior to departure. Please check the booking calendar by clicking the BOOK NOW button above for current availability.

Duration: 2 Hrs.

Parking:
Parking is available at the Hilton Riverside hotel for a fee (paid on site)

Inclusions
● Taxes.
● 2.5 hour cruise
● Jazz Entertainment
● Cash Bar
● Inclusive dinner buffet.

Exclusions
● Gratuities

Restrictions
● Rates do not apply to Special Event or Holiday Cruises or Tours.
● Transfers must be used in conjunction with optional tours.

Additional Information
● Boat offers seat yourself seating, however if you have a large party it is recommended to book together or call prior to booking to make seating arrangements.
● Schedule and availability are subject to change. Call the number provided on your voucher to confirm schedule at least 24 hours prior to departure.
● Above rates are per person and include all taxes. Rates do not include gratuity to drivers and/or guides.
● This boat is handicap accessible and has chair lifts on some of the stairs aboard the boat to bring you from one level to another, please see a staff member aboard the ship should you need to use lift.
● Boarding will begin 1 hour prior to departure.
● Cruise will leave 7:00pm regardless of boarding time.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will forfeit 50% of the purchase price plus a $5 service fee. If the trip is cancelled due to weather, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period. No shows are not eligible for a refund.
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  • April USA about 7 days ago

    Great Ride

    I have never done dinner on a boat. It was a nice experience. The buffet was a bit limited but it was a smooth ride from start to finish.

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  • Melissa USA about 14 days ago

    Good music

    We took the dinner cruise in February so it was dark so couldn’t see a lot but the lights were pretty. Food was ok. Not great as it was cold. Told the waiter and he said to get more toward the bottom of the pan. The red beans were the best thing on the buffet beside the roll. The 3 piece band was good but they took several breaks.

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  • Thaddeus New Orleans, La United States about 1 month ago

    Boat Ride on the Mississippi

    I was dissappointed with this cruise. Partly my fault, I should have booked a daytime cruise. We didn't see anything at night. I do feel the food could have been a whole lot better and the staff could have been a lot more friendly and more service oriented.

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  • Nia Shy USA about 2 months ago

    Creole Queen Jazz Cruise

    Very friendly staff, wonderful band, and beautiful ambiance.

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  • Randall Fant USA about 2 months ago

    Great

    Had a great time. Enjoyed the music The staff were awesome

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  • Judith USA about 4 months ago

    A fantastic evening cruising on the Mississippi

    Well worth booking the buffet which was plentiful and delicious. Better at night, as not a lot to see in daylight but all lit up, looks great.

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  • Sascha USA about 4 months ago

    Creole Jazz Cruise

    The food was so good and the staff was so nice!

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  • Fiona UK about 4 months ago

    Cruising on the Mississippi is a Delight

    Our party of four booked the Creole Queen for a more intimate setting rather than the larger vessels. We booked the meal option which was great but felt let down by our waiter who welcomed us initially and then seemed to lose interest. It was not at all busy in the dining area although our waiter preferred to sit with a table of ladies further down. Having checked it was ok we went upstairs after the main course to hear the jazz band and came down a while later to have pudding. Our table had been completely cleared plus what was left in our wine bottle, although food was still being served. We had to ask several times for cutlery and for our wine back. Incidentally the bread pudding is delicious. It's not a cheap trip which slightly soured a wonderful evening on the mississippi and hence... read more

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  • Cristina Buenbrazo USA about 5 months ago

    Unforgettable cruise

    For the price we were well fed and the music was fun! Highly recommend this if visiting NOLA.

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  • Maryam Moghaddam MAPLE GROVE, Minnesota, USA about 6 months ago

    Worst experience on a river cruise!!

    This was a terrible experience so save your time and money and avoid the Creole Queen Jazz river cruise! Despite reserving a table by the window for a special occasion, we were seated at the back near the paddle-wheel which was so noisy we could not talk. Then when we asked to be re-seated, the only option we were given was a table right between 2 restrooms - how unappetizing. They ran out of dessert so we had none but the main courses were so tasteless and cold that it was probably not a big loss.

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