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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  • Joann Murrieta, California, USA Mar 22 2017 06:38pm

    Nice Evening on the Mississippi

    The dinner experience on this ship was very good.... Good Food and atmosphere.

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  • Richard Frisco, Texas, USA Mar 8 2017 12:24pm


    It was the highlight of our entire trip! The lead singer was only okay, as he had to look at the lyrics on a piece of paper, but overall, it was great!

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  • Maureen Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Mar 6 2017 12:08am

    Creole Queen Jazz and Dinner Cruise

    This was a fantastic experience!! The dinner buffet was awesome! All the food was delicious! And our server, Kevin, was great. The music was fabulous! And a 2 hour cruise on the Mississippi in a Paddlewheeler was the coolest thing ever!!!

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  • Queanesia Nelloms Tallahassee, Florida, USA Feb 7 2017 01:15am


    I had a nice cruise

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  • Geoffrey Springdale, Arkansas, USA Jan 21 2017 04:24pm

    Excellent and fun

    Very good meal. The cruise was excellent with good music and plenty to see along the river at night.

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  • linda lucas willoughby, Ohio, USA Jan 20 2017 06:56am

    50/50 split

    The food on the buffet, what there was, was good. It seemed there was less than what was advertised, though. I wish the lighting dimmed for "ambiance"?) and food signage would have been better. Hard to see what was what. Lighting at the tables along the outer wall was dim as well - hard to see what I was eating. I would have liked to have gone up for another helping, but the cruise was so full, that even after 45 minutes, there was still a line. The 1 dessert, white chocolate bread pudding, was great. Once outside, I was disappointed to see that the majority of the benches were wet and there was no one around (or any towels available) to dry them off. Which forced most people to the covered areas. The one disappointment, which the staff could not control, was my fellow passengers.... read more

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  • Trudy GILLETT, Wisconsin, USA Oct 24 2016 08:21pm

    Wonderful evening cruise & buffet.

    Enjoyed the cruise, food & the jazz trio. So different seeing aling the river in the dark. Thanks for the atmosphere.

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  • Kassie Dallas, Texas, USA Oct 4 2016 09:55am


    This was just awesome. The food was very tasty and the ride was perfect on timing. It's definitely great for groups, dates, or families. I would definitely recommend cruising the Creole Queen.

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  • Kevin aldie, Virginia, USA Sep 12 2016 05:46am

    Dinner cruise experience

    I came aboard on Sept 8, 2016. The jazz dinner cruise was fantastic. The food was great, the music was great, and the staff was extremely helpful and polite. When I am in town again I will be booking another cruise with the Creole Queen. Thank you for the hospitality.

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  • Belinda Brown Wixom, Michigan, USA Aug 24 2016 01:26pm

    Jazz Cruise

    Food could have been better and boat ride longer for the price

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