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.
● 2.5 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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  • George Hahn USA about 7 hours ago

    Cruise down the Mississippi River

    James who I talked to on the phone was very professional. This was the first time I used Tripstock & wont be the last time . Thank you James .

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  • Danielle USA about 11 days ago


    Was very pleased with the cruise. Staff were friendly, the food was good and was a very relaxed evening.

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  • Guru USA about 13 days ago

    Great relaxing cruise!

    Nice setting, good food, great jazz musicians. Awesome way to bookend our first visit to NOLA

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  • neil brown USA about 1 month ago

    Dinner cruise

    Awesome evening just the wife and I. Great music and the best food we've ever had in New Orleans. Will definitely be going again!

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  • Rany USA about 1 month ago


    this was a birthday present and they even had the band sing happy birthday to my wife, made her cry. the staff were friendly and always smiling. this is was my first but it wont be my last.

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  • Gerald Grzadzinski Jr. Richelle Grzadzinski MI, USA about 2 months ago

    Nice cruise

    We enjoyed being on the Creole Queen and found the staff friendly. We also enjoyed the live jazz band. If we were to do it again, we would not get the dinner included. Even though the beef, gumbo, and bread pudding were good, etc., there are just so many options for amazing food in NOLA that we likely missed out on a dinner elsewhere. Good food just does not equal amazing food. There isn’t too much to see at night, though the city lights are a nice backdrop, and the Mississippi was very calm. Overall, a good, one-time experience.

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  • April USA about 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Creole Queen Jazz Cruise

    Very friendly staff, wonderful band, and beautiful ambiance.

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