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
● Green Beans
● Corn Mac Choux
● 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.
● Groups of 10 or more should call 850-424-5125 before booking.

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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  • Brent Ouber USA about 1 month ago


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  • John USA about 8 months ago

    taken over by high school kids!

    With the exception of my wife and I there were only 3 other people at the dinner buffet part of the cruise. The rest was sold out to high school band kids! Luckily we arrived early and the maitre'd who was very attune to our unhappiness ushered us in quickly and we were able to get our dinner started before being overrun with teenagers. While this was appreciated, we did not enjoy having to rush thru dinner. We have raised our children, one of whom was also a band member,but the planned events when they were in high school were exclusive to the group. This "outing" for that size of a group should not have done with a regular event. The ship was virtually taken over by them. The small deck that the band played on had the rest of the people who just came for the jazz cruise and not... read more

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  • Thaddeus New Orleans, La United States about 11 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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  • Cathy Toliver USA about 1 year ago

    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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  • linda lucas willoughby, Ohio, USA about 2 years ago

    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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  • Belinda Brown Wixom, Michigan, USA about 2 years ago

    Jazz Cruise

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

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  • Dale Bedford, Texas, USA about 3 years ago

    The Cajun pasta was sooo goooood!

    The paddle boat dinner and jazz tour was a good time. Good value for the money spent. I highly recommend this! My ticketing experience did not go well. I booked two different reservations about three weeks apart. The first reservation did not appear on the ticket agent's manifest; the second one did. After several minutes of confusion and a couple of phone calls the ticket agent made, I had my tickets in hand. Very tense and uncomfortable feeling to start the evening.

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  • Marion St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada about 3 years ago

    Cruise plus dinner

    Great dinner. Unfortunately, because it got dark early (time of year) couldn't see anything on the Mississippi River. After dinner it was boring, other guests talking among themselves. Too cold to go outside. Not worth the money.

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  • David Tucson, Arizona, USA about 3 years ago

    Good food, not much scenery

    We took the cruise in late November, so it got dark quickly, limiting what could be seen from the boat. The food was pretty good, with a varied selection of typical New Orleans dishes. The music was "tolerable," to be kind to the musicians. Not bad, but definitely something that would be better experienced during days with longer daylight.

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  • Danitza Rivera Coppell, Texas, USA about 4 years ago

    The trip is great as we'll S the food served, although there was not a great variety of food choices for a buffet. The music was awesome! The service though, was not as we expected. Servers did not look very happy in their jobs and would not pay much attention to the customers.

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2018-05-31 15:44:14

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