Steamboat Natchez Jazz Cruise with Optional Dinner Buffet

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Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans skyline aboard the Jazz Cruise on the authentic Steamboat Natchez.

Activity Highlights
→ Breathtaking view of the city
→ Enjoy casual buffet-style dining
→ Meals prepared fresh on board
→ Indoor and Outdoor seating
→ Featuring live jazz by the world renowned "Dukes of Dixieland"
→ Museum quality Engine Room

Menu Selection

NATCHEZ Tossed Salad
Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions and croutons with a sugar cane vinaigrette and served family style

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo served with rice

Pork Loin
Served with Creole mustard sauce

Bayou Seafood Pasta
Crawfish tails and Shrimp tossed in a white wine and garlic parmesan cream sauce with penne

Steamboat Round
American Kobe roast, carved to order w/ natural jus, horseradish cream and truffle mustard

Paddlewheel Primavera
Fusilli pasta, zucchini, squash, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes tossed in a zesty basil pesto

Creole Creamed Spinach
Spinach and artichoke hearts in our creamy Cajun cheese sauce

Herb-Garlic Fingerling Potatoes

Green Beans Almondine

La Louisiane Sliced French Bread

White Chocolate Bread Pudding
A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in a rich custard with a decadent white chocolate sauce

Community Coffee and Iced Tea included

Menu items are subject to change by season and availability

Booking Details:

Bring a valid photo ID to the Lighthouse Ticket Office located on Toulouse St. @ the Mississippi River in the French Quarter. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. It is best to confirm this tour and time prior to departure.

Departure Details
This cruise typically departs daily at 7:00pm CST and boarding starts at 6:00pm. Schedule may vary so please check the CHECK AVAILABILITY button above for current availability. There are two dining times to choose from, the earlier dining time takes place during boarding while still at the dock. The later dining time takes place while cruising on the river.

Duration: 2 Hrs.

● Taxes
● Cash bar
● 2 hour dinner cruise.
● Jazz Music.
● Inclusive buffet-style dining.

● Gratuities (optional)
● Hotel Pickup

Additional Information
● We regret that our galley does not qualify for producing gluten-free meals as established by the GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization) and we are unable to accommodate vegan or kosher dietary requirements and therefore must decline a guest's request for a special meal.
● Schedule and availability are subject to change. Call the number provided on your booking voucher to confirm schedule at least 48 hours prior to departure.
● Children ages 2-5 who are going on the cruise only (no meal included) cruise free.
● Rates do not apply to Special Event or Holiday Cruises or Tours.
● Transfers must be used in conjunction with optional tours.
● Above rates are per person and include all taxes. Rates do not include gratuity to drivers and/or guides.
● Boarding will begin 1 hour prior to departure.
● This boat is handicap accessible however once aboard, due to the historic nature of the boat, you will need to use stairs to access levels above or below the main level.
● After/Before your dining time you can enjoy the upper deck of the steamboat, however the dining room will not be open to you unless you are being seated for your dining time.
● Cruise will leave 7:00pm regardless of seating time.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 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 48 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.
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  • Ernest USA about 13 hours ago

    It was a very lovely evening.

    We Had a great time on the riverboat. If we had it to do again, we would eat at the 6:00 sitting. The music was good. The commentary about sights along the river was interesting.

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  • Rosalie USA about 2 days ago

    Evening dinner cruise

    A must do! Great food, great staff, great music and the narrator did an excellent job!

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  • wendell USA about 5 days ago

    Jazz and buffet on the mighty Mississippi

    We went to the early service for dinner at 6 PM. This allowed us to eat and be done by the time the boat sailed. The buffet included table salad, green beans almandine, creamed spinach, pasta Alfredo, seafood pasta, pork loin cutting table and roast beef table. There was also gumbo. The meal was pretty good by buffet and nola standards. The desserts included bananas Foster and bread putting. There was a 30 minute tour broadcast about the Mississippi, local companies doing shipping etc. that started when the ship sailed. Later, a Dixieland band played And they were excellent.

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  • Management Response, about 5 days ago

    Delighted that you enjoyed your dinner cruise with us. The river and port have stories of their own. The Dukes of Dixieland are a Grammy nominated band and enjoy treating our guests to New Orleans music.

  • Elizabeth USA about 6 days ago

    So much fun!

    I would definitely recommend doing this, we had so much fun! And ordering the tickets online before we got there made everything go so smoothly!

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  • Management Response, about 5 days ago

    We always encourage early booking so you can pick up the boarding passes and go on board easily. Thank you for mentioning it.

  • Frank Deering USA about 7 days ago

    Hassle free , all detail handle correctlty and timely. Perfect

    Very good at establishing all reservations. Perfect!

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  • Management Response, about 5 days ago

    We appreciate knowing that the reservation system made it easy for you to book your cruise/tour.

  • David Barron USA about 7 days ago

    Nice cruise...buffet was ok.

    I'll eat before we go next time. Buffet was fair. Nothing to write a great review about though.

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  • Dominicia Dunston USA about 7 days ago

    It’s rrslly relaxing

    This is my first time going on this boat. Not a lot of selection for the foods but it is pretty good. I enjoyed the dessert “banana foster with ice cream” . Everything else seems to be very nice and mellow.

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  • Management Response, about 5 days ago

    Our buffet is designed to provide options to cover a wide range of tastes of our guests. The Bananas Foster is my favorite as well!

  • Jenna Strebig USA about 11 days ago

    Great cruise-Rude Patrons

    The music and tour were great! But we had some people that drank too much before the tour, that were sitting behind us. They were very obnoxious and we couldn't hear over them a lot of the time. Maybe try to monitor that more?

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  • Mary Ketchmark USA about 12 days ago

    Jazz Dinner Cruise

    The dinner was a little disappointing. I expected better quality food. The cruise was nice, though.

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  • Terrence USA about 18 days ago


    Did this as a birthday celebration and got a VIP seat in the front of the boat for dinner ! Highly recommend the boat ride !!!!

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