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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  • angela gilliam USA about 3 months ago


    The food wasnt good. I dont eat beef and that was all that was served other than gumbo with minimal to no Seafood in it. When I asked the guy if there was chicken all he could say was your cutting the line he was actually cutting the beef and very rude. I felt like it was a waste of money since I could not really eat.

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  • Jackeline Vargas USA about 3 months ago

    Dining took to long

    Departure was at 7pm, dinner 7:45 done at 9 at the same time ship arrived at port. No windows in the diningroom so kinda missed the whole thing.

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  • Management Response, about 3 months ago

    Thanks for booking with us and letting us know about your experience. The Steamboat Natchez offers two different dining times so if you visit New Orleans again, I'd recommend choosing the earlier dining time which is one hour before the boat's departure. That way you can enjoy some time on the observation deck after dinner. I hope that you still enjoyed your experience overall and that we see you next time! TripShock Guest Service Manager

  • Zahalla USA about 4 months ago

    It was crowded

    The food was ok... the captain was cool and service wasn't bad... it was super crowded at all the bars.

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  • Margaret USA about 5 months ago


    Positives: unique, pretty view, party atmosphere, good food, fun time with friends and colleagues, really great server who sang us a gospel song at our request. Negatives: cumbersome, cumbersome ticketing process, long wait in hot sun on board, credit cards not accepted on board, average, sporadic music. I was REALLY disappointed in the music. It just wasn’t very good, but we didn’t even hear any most of the time. Result: a very expensive buffet dinner of unremarkable quality.

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  • Kevin USA about 5 months ago

    Natchez jazz dinner cruise

    Trip was nice. Wish it was longer. Those 2 hours went by quickly. Food was great. But our waitress was HORRIBLE. As a former waiter I am usually lenient on colleagues. But she totally ignored us. By the time she acknowledged us, the salads were gone. It put a damper on our 30th anniversary

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  • Valander Battle USA about 5 months ago


    Food was good bit price is over rated!

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  • David Barron USA about 6 months 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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  • leonard USA about 7 months ago


    Not very scenic. A lot of industrial views. Took forever to get the bottle of wine we ordered. Prime rib was a pot roast. Meh.

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  • Tom Sheehan USA about 1 year ago

    Been there, done that!

    It was OK! The food was mediocre; the band was good, but took many breaks.

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  • Cheryl USA about 1 year ago

    Enjoyed the cruise

    Food was good, but not the true southern food experience I had hoped for (jambalaya, gumbo, etc). The jazz music was really good. The scenery was not a reason for taking the cruise since it is mostly an industrial area. But I enjoyed the experience.

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