Savor the beauty and romance with a Louisana attraction for couples by taking a dinner cruise journey back in time aboard the authentic New Orleans Stern Wheeler, the Steamboat Natchez. Whether you are looking for a romantic cruise or a family adventure down the Mississippi River, the Steamboat Natchez is the perfect choice during your New Orleans vacation.
The two-hour dinner cruise starts from the heart of the beautiful French Quarter and takes you back to the past when cotton was a main commodity and life was slow and peaceful just like the Mississippi current. There are multiple jazz cruise options so you can enjoy the sights along the beautiful coastline all while listening to traditional live entertainment play for an authentic Louisiana experience. Let the Natchez show you a unique side of New Orleans, one of the world's most active ports, from the best possible view, the river. Visit the Engine Room that is of museum quality so you can learn all about how steam powers this amazing boat through the 'Mighty Mississippi!'
History of the Steamboat Natchez
The Natchez is the only true steam-powered boat on the Mississippi River today. There have been 10 Steamboat Natchez's, the sixth was the racer boat that beat Robert E. Lee in the 1870 boat race competition, and the Natchez has never lost a steamboat race. The new Steamboat Natchez was built in 1975 to carry on the beautiful tradition of its predecessors.
From general cruises to jazz dinner offerings, there is an array of different cruises taking place to ensure you find just the right environment for you and your party. Take in a true piece of New Orleans culture during your next visit with a stop aboard the Steamboat Natchez! Make your New Orleans Louisana respite an unforgettable experience.
- What type of seating does Steamboat Natchez have?
The Steamboat has restaurant style seating.
- What type of parking do you have?
There are many paid parking lots on Decatur Street that offer hourly rates.
- Approximately how long is Steamboat Natchez?
The cruise is approximately 2 hours.
- How many decks or levels are there aboard the Steamboat Natchez?
There are 3 decks.
- What lake or river does the Steamboat Natchez cruise on?
The cruise goes along the beautiful Mississippi River.
- What is the dress code?
Dress code is casual.