New Orleans, LA > Lunch Cruises
02/19/2020 ~ 02/25/2020

Riverboat CITY OF NEW ORLEANS Jazz Brunch Cruise w/ optional Mardi Gras World Admission


Let the good times roll year-round with a Mardi Gras themed jazz cruise down the mighty Mississippi. Explore the decks and let the sights and sounds of the French Quarter entice your senses, as the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, NOLA's newest paddlewheel riverboat, takes you to the famous Mardi Gras World. Option to indulge in a Brunch with a selection of quintessential options as the sounds of jazz fill the majestic riverboat. Adorn yourself with a Mardi Gras bead and join in that number as you partake in a festive second line parade before departing for an optional upgrade tour of Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World. Learn more about New Orleans Carnival tradition and see it come to life, watching artists craft the stunning floats that captivate eager revelers each Mardi Gras.

Activity Highlights
  • Riverboat Cruise on the Mississippi
  • Experience a taste of New Orleans Mardi Gras year-round (free Mardi Gras beads included)
  • Spacious newly remodeled paddlewheel riverboat, CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
  • New Orleans Jazz and Second Line Jazz Parade
  • Optional classic brunch buffet featuring a selection of Louisiana favorites

Duration: Varies


Brunch Menu Selections Served Buffet Style

  • Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice

  • Sternwheeler Salad Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions and croutons with a sugarcane vinaigrette and served family style

  • Creole Grillades and Grits Pronounced “Gree-yahds” - a traditional Creole dish with braised beef and a homemade brown gravy

  • Big Easy Eggs Benedict Served Traditional or with Crawfish and a Creole hollandaise

  • Waffle Station Fresh made with a selection of toppings

  • Mini Croissants and English Muffins Served with jellies and preserves

  • Fruit Salad Chopped and mixed fresh seasonal fruit

  • Bananas Foster A New Orleans original! Fresh sliced bananas sautéed in butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and rum, served warm atop vanilla ice cream

  • King Cake Bread Pudding A New Orleans soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in a rich custard with white chocolate chips and vanilla Bourbon milk punch

  • Community Coffee and Iced Tea Included

  • Menu items subject to change based on availability and season -

Disclaimer: Although some of these items are listed as having gluten free ingredients, due to our open air kitchen, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. They are prepared in the same kitchen and ovens as other non gluten free menu items and there is always a possibility of trace amounts crossing over through the air from the other kitchen areas.

What's Included
  • Mardi Gras themed riverboat cruise
  • Strolling Jazz band
  • Second line - Jazz parade
  • Complimentary Mardi Gras beads
  • Inclusive buffet-style optional brunch including tea & coffee.
What to bring
  • Camera
  • Hotel pick ups not included.
Additional information
  • Periodically, the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS will be out of service for her yearly U.S. Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All dinners during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the Steamboat Natchez
  • This cruise departs daily, rain or shine, at 11:30am CST, boarding begins at 11:00am.
  • The boat is handicap accessible.
  • Service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed.
  • Rest rooms located on board and at Mardi Gras World.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Above rates are per person and include all taxes.
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.
  • Rates do not include gratuity to servers.
  • Brunch cruise only last 2.5 Hrs. Cruise w/ Mardi Gras World Tour option last 3.5 Hrs.
  • Passengers who choose to attend the Mardi Gras World tour will return to downtown/French Quarter hotels approx 2:30 via FREE Mardi Gras World Shuttle. Taxi and Uber service also available from Mardi Gras World,(please contact us at 850-424-5125 for more info on shuttle service).
  • Passengers who choose the cruise only ticket will disembark the boat at the dock where they boarded the boat.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability.
  • 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 to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable and the vendor calls off the tour, the customer may reschedule 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.

Customers booking 10 or more tickets will be considered a group. The cancellation policy for groups is different. Groups of 10 or more will have a 50% non refundable deposit kept on any cancellations or changes regardless of how far out they are made. Groups of 10 or more will have to pay a $2 gratuity per person, select ticket during check out. Customers are required to sign a contract and a copy of the signed contract is due within 7 days of booking to confirm your reservations, otherwise your order will be cancelled. A final guaranteed passenger count is due 72 hours prior to your cruise. Decreases making total due less than the 50% deposit will not receive any refund of original deposit. Any decreases to passenger count within 72 hours will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded. Additional seats may be purchased on site based on availability however seating will be reserved for the final guaranteed passenger count. If you would prefer to book your group booking via phone please call 800-450-7139 and ask for the groups department.


400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Riverboat CITY OF NEW ORLEANS Jazz Brunch Cruise w/ optional Mardi Gras World Admission

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