Riverboat CITY OF NEW ORLEANS Jazz Cruise With Optional Dinner Buffett

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Savor the age-old power and majesty of the Mississippi River in a new spirit of adventure aboard the City of New Orleans Riverboat. Absorb the sights and sounds of the city by night, as you watch the French Quarter come to life to the soundtrack of live Dixieland Jazz. Listen to the Captain’s tales of those who have sailed the Mississippi before you, as you wind the infamous curve that gave the Crescent City its nickname. Dine on a selection of quintessential New Orleans classic dishes while libations flow.

Activity Highlights

  • Cruise the mighty Mississippi aboard a classic riverboat with live narration
  • Classic dinner buffet available featuring a selection of Louisiana favorites
  • Enjoy the sights of the French Quarter to the soundtrack of Dixieland Jazz


  • Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice
  • Sternwheeler Salad Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions and croutons with a sugarcane vinaigrette and served family style
  • Creole Grillades and Grits Pronounced “Gree-yahds” - a traditional Creole dish with braised beef and a home-made brown gravy
  • Big Easy Eggs Benedict Served Traditional or with Crawfish and a Creole hollandaise
  • Waffle Station Fresh made with a selection of toppings
  • Mini Croissants and English Muffins Served with jellies and preserves
  • Fruit Salad Chopped and mixed fresh seasonal fruit
  • Bananas Foster A New Orleans original! Fresh sliced bananas sautéed in butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and rum, served warm atop vanilla ice cream
  • King Cake Bread Pudding A New Orleans soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in a rich custard with white chocolate chips and vanilla Bourbon milk punch
  • Community Coffee and Iced Tea Included

Menu items subject to change based on availability and season Served buffet style

Disclaimer: Although some of these items are listed as having gluten free ingredients, due to our open air kitchen, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. They are prepared in the same kitchen and ovens as other non gluten free menu items and there is always a possibility of trace amounts crossing over through the air from the other kitchen areas.

What's Included

  • Riverboat cruise
  • Coffee & tea (with meal ticket option)
  • Inclusive buffet-style dining (with meal ticket option)
  • Live jazz entertainment

What to bring

  • Camera


  • Rates do not apply to a special event or holiday cruises.
  • Due to the historic nature of the boat, the levels above and below the main level are not handicap accessible.
  • The kitchen onboard does not qualify for producing gluten-free meals as established by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. The Riverboat City of New Orleans is unable to accommodate vegan or kosher dietary requirements and therefore must decline guest's request for special meals.

Additional information

  • Cruise takes place rain or shine.
  • The main level is handicap accessible.
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case, a confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed.
  • A standard gratuity of 15-20% is recommended for your server.
  • Rest rooms, gift shop and a cash bar are available onboard.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 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 24 hour cancellation period. No shows will not be refunded.

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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