Steamboat Natchez Jazz Cruise with Optional Dinner Buffet

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Treat yourself to an evening of delicious eats and authentic New Orleans jazz aboard a dinner cruise on the historic Steamboat Natchez. Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans skyline while dancing to the traditional jazz performed by the Dukes of Dixieland throughout the night. The buffet has endless Creole and Cajun options to enjoy.

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

Steamboat NATCHEZ will be out of service January 21 - February 15, 2019 for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS.

Booking for a group of 10 or more people? Reserve tickets for your next group outing here!

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.

● Cash bar
● 2-hour dinner cruise
● Musical performance by the Dukes of Dixieland Jazz Band
● 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.
● Groups of 10 or more should call 850-424-5125 before booking.

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. Customer agrees that this booking is for 9 passengers or less. Customers booking 10 or more tickets will be considered a group and subject to additional rules.

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  • Frank Weiss USA about 2 months ago

    Don’t waste your time.

    Terrible food, terrible service, lousy views, totally overpriced. Wouldn’t recommend.

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  • Management Response, about 2 months ago

    Hi Frank, Thanks for booking with us and sharing your feedback. The Natchez typically receives terrific reviews, so I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed. We have informed the vendor about the service that you described so that they can investigate further and take appropriate actions. If you visit the area again, I would recommend the earlier dinner service seating time (6pm) which is offered prior to the boat's departure. That way, you can enjoy your meal before the boat departs and then take advantage of the incredible views from the deck. If there is anything else we can do, please feel free to contact our office at 850.424,5125. TripShock Guest Service Manager

  • George USA about 1 year ago

    Racial prejudice on boat

    My family and I did not have a good experience. We were subjected to racial prejudice. After dinner, my family together with a white family of five that sat next to us were moved to an alternate side of the boat. About an hour later the same white family went and helped themselves to a second round of buffet and desserts. The wait staff (mainly black staff) happily served them. Fifteen minutes later I went and asked the same wait staff if I could have a bowl of soup. They gave it to me. Even before I got to my seat, an Asian wait staff who had been standing by the buffet tables and did nothing as the white family served themselves pursued me and embarrassingly admonished me for taking the soup. The embarrassment didn't end there - she went ahead to retrieve the soup bowl. I asked her if I... read more

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  • Management Response, about 1 year ago

    We are so terribly sorry to hear about your experience and have contacted the Steamboat Natchez so that they can address the issues immediately. We typically receive great reviews for this excursion, so to hear this type of feedback is uncommon as well as troubling. I will be contacting you directly regarding their response, but please let me know if there is anything else we can do in the meantime. Kind regards, TripShock! Guest Service Manager

  • Tashima Smith Ponchatoula, Louisiana, USA about 3 years ago


    I don't recommend the Riverboat Natchez because you have to sit outside will NEVER go on that dinner cruise. Food was cold.

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