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New Orleans: Creole Queen History Cruise with Optional Lunch

New Orleans: Creole Queen History Cruise with Optional Lunch

Activity provider: Paddlewheeler Creole Queen
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From US$ 39 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the mighty Mississippi river. Listen to an exciting narration depicting the last battle of 1812. Learn about New Orlean's famous landmarks, river lore, and culture.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit the battlefield where the Battle of New Orleans took place
  • Enjoy New Orleans cocktails on board at the Cash Bar
  • Sit back and relax as you learn about the local history
Full description

Sit back and enjoy the views or a drink at the bar while journeying down the Mississippi river. Learn about New Orleans' complex, but interesting story, focusing on the critical Battle of New Orleans. Join a cruise narrated by a local guide and embark on a journey into the past as you head downriver to the Chalmette Battlefield at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. As you travel to the battlefield, learn about the settlement of New Orleans, its river, and the historical landmarks that line the banks of the Mississippi River. As you cruise, treat yourself to a traditional lunch on board. (If relevant option selected.)

Stop at the battlefield and hear about the legacy of the area on a 1-hour guided tour along the shore with a talk by National Park Rangers. After, return to the starting point where your tour will end.

SAMPLE MENU LUNCH: • New Orleans Style Shrimp Pasta • 10” Roast Beef Po-Boy • Creole Jambalaya • Crawfish Bread • Caesar Salad • Red Beans & Rice • Fresh Baked Cookies • Zapps Potato Chips (Menu items are subject to change by season and availability)

  • 1.5-hour narrated cruise
  • 1-hour guided tour of Chalmette Battlefield by National Park Rangers
  • Creole Lunch Buffet (if option is selected)
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet at the Creole Queen boat is docked at the Riverwalk/Canal Street Dock, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • No outside food or beverages are allowed on board
  • Departure times may be altered or canceled due to weather and safety concerns
  • Cruise may remain dockside in the event of unfavorable sailing conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 336 reviews

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The guide Charles was knowledgeable. As a history buff, I enjoyed learning about that time and Era. The food was great, I ate too much. Make sure to wear good walking shoes and hat. They provided unlimited free ice water or you could by bottled or other drinks. After the walking part of the tour, it was nice to have cold water to drink. The staff was polite and professional. It was a great choice. I am glad I went.

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July 19, 2022

Charlie the tour guide was amazing. Very entertaining and informative. We sat outside on the side and enjoyed the breeze. It was fun. The food was tasty and a nice buffet which we ate outside. If you wanted air-conditioning you could seat inside. There were tables for families to eat together

July 18, 2022

The narration was wonderful and very informative. She was a PhD, but I didn't get her name. Her narration was excellent and entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. Unfortunately, because of my legs, we were unable to get off the boat to see the Chalmette Battlefield National Park. Oh, did I mention the food? It was delicious. Everything was seasoned just right and usually my wife doesn't like Creole seasons, but all the servings were perfect. And there was plenty to eat. The cream of the afternoon was the bread pudding. That was the one dish we had to have a second helping. A great afternoon well spent. And so easy to get to the dock. They said to get in line early for good seating. The line to board grew from just a few to over one hundred in just five minutes. Seating in the air conditioned dining room is essential for New Orleans in July or August.

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July 10, 2022

Product ID: 171936