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Riverboat CITY OF NEW ORLEANS Harbor Jazz Cruise with Optional Lunch

 New Orleans, LA
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Best River Cruise in New Orleans!

The best brunch in New Orleans is on the Mississippi River – aboard the Riverboat "CITY of NEW ORLEANS". Fun and scenic, the Jazz Brunch Cruise features live Jazz music, brunch with New Orleans style cuisine and a cash bar for cocktails. The cruise takes guests along the Mississippi River with views of the New Orleans skyline. It’s a brunch, it’s Jazz, it’s a cruise - New Orleans style and loaded with fun! Experience a true New Orleans pastime and get carried down the mighty Mississippi River in style as visitors pass the site of the Battle of New Orleans and savor the age-old power and majesty of the river in a new spirit of adventure. It’s a cruise through time, touched by a timeless magic. An experience guests will find nowhere else in the world! Book today!

Activity Highlights
  • Two hour Jazz riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River
  • Optional New Orleans Style Boxed Lunch Mon - Sat, or "Taste of New Orleans" Brunch (Sunday) served table side
  • Panoramic views of the river & the New Orleans' skyline
  • Cocktails available for additional purchase
  • Live Jazz music

The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience of a leisurely, two-hour cruise on the mighty Mississippi, enjoying traditional live Jazz and all the beautiful New Orleans sites, while also exploring the newly renovated riverboat addition to our family. Make sure you check out all four decks. The top deck view is a site to see!

The Riverboat “CITY of NEW ORLEANS,” uniquely New Orleans - welcome aboard!

Duration: 2 - 3 Hrs.


All tickets purchasing the lunch for cruises Monday - Saturday, include the following menu items:

  • Southern Fried Fish

  • Zesty cornmeal crusted and fried to a golden perfection

  • Red Beans & Rice

  • New Orleans Classic red beans served over a bed of rice with andouille sausage served on the the side

  • Jambalaya

  • The traditional Louisiana dish with chicken, sausages and Creole Seasoning

  • Italian Pasta Salad

  • Tri-colored pasta with green olives, black olives, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, mushrooms tossed with Italian Dressing

  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding

  • A souffle’ of local Leidenheimer French breaks in rich custard with a decadent white chocolate sauce

  • *Lunch plates will be served individually boxed with house made Italian pasta salad, bread pudding, and Community Coffee, Iced Tea, or Water

  • *Menus are subject to change by season and availability."

  • *We are proud to serve primarily Louisiana and domestic seafood items"

  • Some menu items may, at times, contain imported crawfish and fish.

Sunday Brunch Table Side Menu

All tickets purchasing the brunch for cruises on Sunday include the following menu items:

  • Natchez Tossed Salad

  • Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded carrots, diced yellow squash and zucchini, red onions, sliced strawberries and shredded cheddar cheese with a sugar cane vinaigrette

  • Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

  • Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice

  • Shrimp and Grits

  • Shrimp sautéed with onion, bell pepper, and garlic served alongside hot butter grits

  • Crescent City Eggs

  • Baked egg casserole incorporating spinach, red onion, tomatoes, mushrooms, andouille sausage, green onions and cheese

  • Biscuit & Gravy

  • A popular Southern Breakfast dish with white sausage gravy

  • Turkey Sausage Patties

  • O’Brien Potatoes

  • Seasoned with peppers and onions

  • Creole Creamed Spinach

  • Spinach with mozzarella, parmesan and cream cheeses

  • Mini Croissants & Fruit Salad

  • Bananas Foster

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

  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding

  • A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in rich custard with a decadent white chocolate sauce

  • *Community Coffee, Iced Tea, or Water

  • Menus are subject to change by season and availability.We serve primarily Louisiana & domestic seafood items but may, at times, contain imported crawfish & fish.

What's Included
  • Two hour riverboat cruise
  • Optional Classic New Orleans’ Style Brunch served daily (if selected)
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Camera
  • ID
  • The kitchen onboard does not qualify for producing gluten-free meals as established by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. The Riverboat City of New Orleans is unable to accommodate vegan or kosher dietary requirements and therefore must decline guest's request for special meals.
  • In an effort to provide the most accurate information regarding all COVID-19 measures, policies, restrictions, and requirements, please reach out to the provider prior to your activity/trip date.
  • Due to the historic nature of the boat, the decks above and below the main deck are not handicap accessible.
  • The boat is docked and does not cruise on Sundays at 11:30 AM.
  • Rates do not apply to a special event or holiday cruises.
  • No hotel pickup and drop-off.
Additional information
  • Periodically, the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS will be out of service for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the Steamboat NATCHEZ.
  • Tour runs rain or shine, however if weather is deemed by the vendor as unfavorable for this activity, your reservation may be altered, modified, rescheduled, or refunded, at vendor discretion.
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)- Restrooms are located on board.
  • Service animals, as defined by the ADA, are permitted.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • The main deck of the boat is handicap accessible.
Reservation Requirements

Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund. 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.


400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

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Riverboat CITY OF NEW ORLEANS Harbor Jazz Cruise with Optional Lunch

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Nice and peaceful

about 1 month ago
Nice day, good food, enjoyed.
Darrell W

Fun cruise

about 1 month ago
The lunch cruise was excellent. Nice boat ride, great food, friendly staff.
Robert D


about 3 months ago
Enjoyed the river cruise and also the luncheon
Janece S

Great meal, music and sights.

about 4 months ago
The cruise had a surprisingly good lunch, excellent music and the perfect balance of narration and entertainment.
Ann H
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