Steamboat Natchez Jazz Cruise with Optional Dinner Buffet

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Be a part of the action on this 2-hour cruise on an authentic steamboat! Enjoy dancing to traditional Jazz music performed by the Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland Band throughout the night. Take in the skyline of New Orleans from one of the relaxing decks as you cruise the mighty Mississippi River. The optional dinner buffet includes endless Creole and Cajun dishes to indulge in.

Activity Highlights

  • Breathtaking view of the city with indoor and outdoor seating
  • Enjoy casual buffet-style dining and meals prepared fresh on board
  • Featuring live Jazz by the world renowned "Dukes of Dixieland"
  • Visit the museum quality Engine Room


Optional Casual Buffet Menu includes:

  • Natchez Tossed Salad Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions and croutons with a sugar cane vinaigrette

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

  • Steamboat Round Certified Angus Beef, cto order with natural au jus and a horseradish cream sauce

  • Pork Loin served with a Creole mustard sauce

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

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

  • Herb-Garlic Fingerling Potatoes Fingerling potatoes roasted with fresh rosemary, thyme, garlic, and ground pepper

  • Creole Creamed Spinach Spinach with mozzarella, parmesan, and cream cheese

  • Green Beans Almondine Southern-style green beans topped with toasted almonds

  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding a soufflé of French bread in a custard with a white chocolate sauce

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

  • La Louisiane Sliced French Bread

  • Community Coffee and Iced Tea included

  • Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.

  • We regret that our Galley is unable to guarantee a Vegan or Kosher meal.

What's Included

  • River cruise
  • Musical performance by the Dukes of Dixieland Jazz Band
  • Cash bar
  • Creole buffet (Optional Add On)

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Weather appropriate attire


  • The Steamboat NATCHEZ does not qualify for producing gluten-free meals as established by the GFCO (Gluten-Free Certification Organization) and therefore must decline a guest's request for a special meal. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Rates do not apply to Special Event or Holiday Cruises or Tours.

Additional information

  • Boarding will begin 1 hour prior to departure.
  • The cruise will leave 7:00 pm regardless of seating time.
  • 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.
  • Restrooms are available on board.
  • Children ages 2-5 who are going on the cruise only (no meal included) cruise free.
  • Gratuities not included.
  • A gift shop and cash bar are available but not included in the cost of this cruise.
  • Service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed.
  • There are 2 dining times to choose from. If you chose a ticket with meal service and fail to choose a dining time one will be assigned to you based on availability.
  • 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.
  • Transfers must be used in conjunction with optional tours.
  • Groups of 10 or more should call 850-424-5125 before booking.
  • Handicap accessible.

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 at a time will be considered a group subject to additional rules. There are 2 dining times to choose from. If you chose a ticket with meal service and fail to choose a dining time one will be assigned to you based on availability.

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 canceled. 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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Review of Steamboat Natchez Jazz Cruise with Optional Dinner Buffet

  • Rolando Navarro Arizona, USA Jan 22 2019 10:10am

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  • Management Response, about 5 months ago

    Thank you for joining us.

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  • Terry Jackson USA about 14 days ago


    Everything was pretty good, but the meal was not very good the gumbo and banana foster needs some work. I also think the should at have tea with the meal and be charged extra.

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  • Management Response, about 4 days ago

    Wee will share your food comments with the galley. Thanks you. Ice Tea and coffee are complimentary with the meal and available at the buffet for as many refills as you would like.

  • Cathy Sayes USA about 14 days ago


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  • Amelia Pepper Day Alabama, USA about 15 days ago

    Riverboat Jazz Dinner was a blast!

    We decided at the last minute to book this event and were not disappointed! Met some fun people, good food and drinks, and great music!

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  • Management Response, about 4 days ago

    Its a great experience in making new friends from all over the world. Thank you

  • marta kosanovic USA about 16 days ago

    Excursions swamp/city

    Was excellent and nicely surprised with the whole experience, highly recommend it

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  • William Askins USA about 17 days ago

    Wha rev

    Cruise was great and food good. Only thing that surprised us was we were unaware that there were two different seatings for the meal. We like to eat early but we’re assigned late sitting. Had we have known there were two sittings we could have requested early as we purchased tickets very early.

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  • Management Response, about 4 days ago

    We offer two seatings on all the dinner and lunch cruises. As I am not sure how you booked it is hard to determine why it was not clear. There are times when one of the seatings is already sold out and then it will default to the other. Thanks for joining us.

  • Luther Kellison USA about 18 days ago

    Over all a great time

    The river boats are the very best activity to due it's must I have taken the criuse twice and would due it again

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  • Management Response, about 4 days ago

    Wonderful review. Thanks.

  • John Pickert Alabama, USA about 22 days ago

    Good times

    First time in NOLA. Unfortunately we only had one night but it was well spent on the Natchez.

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  • Management Response, about 4 days ago

    That is terrific that you spent that evening with us!

  • Michael Gniot Alabama, USA about 24 days ago

    Great music!

    We booked the cruise for the music. The whole experience was great! A memorable evening for my lady and myself.

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  • Thomas Smith USA about 28 days ago


    My wife & I returned to the place we spent our honeymoon...NEW ORLEANS!! Same lodging & excursion (Steamboat Natchez) except this time we added the dinner to the cruise. The overcrowding created long wait lines and too- tight spaces. Dinner was sub par, (good gumbo but non-appetizing other dishes. Will not recommend or do again...NOLA has too much else to offer!

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  • Management Response, about 28 days ago

    We are disappointed that we did not meet your expectations. Although we have not expanded the number of diners, perhaps it was a particularly busy night so please accept our apologies.

  • Dianna Frank USA about 28 days ago


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