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

  • Heather Devore Alabama, USA Mar 17 2019 01:35pm

    Tripshock saved us a huge expense while on a quick family trip. The boat was a nice event-filled with family and significant others. It was clean and tidy. We did venture out on a not so promising day. This was no fault to the crew or administrators. It was cold and wet and the typical passengers that were not dining could not be accomadated. We had two teenagers that were NOT pleased. I did purchase a family excursion with dinner but when my voucher was printed dinner was not added. That did upset me. However, we chose to take advantage due to the opportunity. The hard part was that there were many seats available during the dinner period of the cruise that were either not sold or multiple no shows. We saw the crew preparing take home dishes that were untouched while we were disembarking. That troubled me.

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  • Management Response, about 4 months ago

    Ms.Devore, we researched your review to locate how we could have misprinted your tickets. It appears that the reservation sent to us from Tripshock showed a purchase for only the cruise portion and not the meals. You might want to check with them if you believe that you did not receive what was paid for that evening. I am not sure if you asked about purchasing a meal on board - and if there was that availability on board we would certainly have accommodated your family. We appreciate that selected us and apologize for any difficulties that it caused your or your family.

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  • Norma Butcher Alabama, USA about 6 days ago


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  • Jessica Sullivan USA about 13 days ago


    Cruise was nice. I felt the dinner could have been a little better. The shrimp pasta and bananas foster were the only things that had good flavor. The music was ok but wish there had been some singing not just instrumental. One lady on there was so sweet I don't know her name but she was standing with the captain when we got off, she was just so sweet smiling ear too ear everytime we seen her. You guys definitely need more employees like her!

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  • Management Response, about 6 hours ago

    We appreciate the comments on our staff. Thank you.

  • CHARLES WRIGHT USA about 18 days ago

    5 stars

    It was very nice. Most informative

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  • Management Response, about 6 hours ago

    Glad to have you aboard!

  • Linda Apperton Chicago, Illinois, USA about 19 days ago


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  • August Dunn Alabama, USA about 19 days ago


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  • Rachel USA about 20 days ago

    Excellent new Orleans experience

    Gina had the best southern hospitality for the Mustangs! She was generally and personable and made us feel welcome and comfortable! The music was fantastic; we loved the cruise!

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  • Jenna Spivey USA about 20 days ago


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  • Keonna Madden Alabama, USA about 20 days ago

    Great view

    It was really relaxing and they had a live jazz band!

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  • Demetria McMillan USA about 22 days ago


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  • Jennifer Ramsey USA about 23 days ago

    Just the cruise

    The ship is very well maintained and the staff was friendly and accommodating. Our captain was informative. I learned a lot about the Mississippi River and the history of the shipping trade. We were able to tour the engine room. It was fascinating and a beautiful way to tour the region.

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  • Management Response, about 21 days ago

    Jennifer, thanks for the great review. We will share it with our staff.

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