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

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

● Gratuities

● 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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  • Cristina Buenbrazo USA Sep 26 2017 08:09am

    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 Aug 26 2017 02:56pm

    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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  • Kenneth USA Aug 26 2017 10:46am

    Creole Queen

    Very nice food, atmosphere. Hats off to the band. Me and my wife loved it..great service and a beautiful night view of the city.

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  • Brittany Jelks USA Aug 15 2017 04:33pm

    Jazz cruise

    Very nice jazz cruise! The food was great and the music was amazing.

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  • Debora Joiner USA Aug 8 2017 09:08am

    Highlight of our Weekend!

    This was an extremely enjoyable experience. From the online reservation and purchase of voucher to the ease of retrieving the ticket upon arrival. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed both bands. We even danced upstairs. I have already recommended it to friends!

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  • blanche henderson USA Aug 5 2017 11:17pm

    Creole Queen

    Had a wonderful time , food was OK, band was excellent.

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  • Stephanie Leechin USA Aug 1 2017 04:25am

    NO must dos

    Enjoyed the ride

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  • Cathy Toliver USA Jul 19 2017 08:19pm

    Good Food

    We really enjoyed the jazz cruise with dinner buffet. The food was fantastic and the jazz band was awesome. Recommend highly. The bread pudding was scrumptious.

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  • Donna Settle Houston, TX Jul 6 2017 02:20pm

    Good dinner with jazz music and a lovely sunset on the river.

    The dinner buffet is good by NOLA standards - nothing to get too excited over, but good for the venue and experience. The wine list is pretty good and reasonably priced. Seating for dinner is prompt and staff is attentive and courteous. Your table is yours for the evening, so feel free to take a step outside to wander the deck, listen to the live music up top, and watch the sunset. After dark, head back in for dessert and coffee!

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  • gail greenberg USA Jun 10 2017 11:55pm

    3 Sisters!

    Your cruise was the high light of our trip!! Dinner was good but the evening escalated from there. We experienced an incredible sunset with Dixie land music in the background. The music was unforgettable with our request of Proud Mary being played. All 3 of us enjoyed each moment!! Friendships were made that will last forever! Rate this evening as a # star!

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