New Orleans: Creole Queen History Cruise with Optional Lunch

New Orleans: Creole Queen History Cruise with Optional Lunch

From $36 per person

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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Covid-19 precautions
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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. This cruise is narrated by an expert, local guide who takes guests on a journey of the imagination 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 lores, and historical landmarks that lay along the banks of the Mississippi River. Then stop at the battlefield and reflect for a 1-hour shore excursion featuring a guided tour and talk by National Park Rangers.   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 chosen)
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • DrinksDrinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Present your voucher at the ticket booth directly next to the boat in exchange for boarding passes. The boat is docked at the Riverwalk/Canal Street Dock, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

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    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

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

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    • No outside food or beverages are allowed onboard
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 / 5

    based on 173 reviews

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    The Creole Queen runs rain or shine, and although it had been a rainy morning in New Orleans we left promptly at 10am. The boat is very clean and nice. We sat up top despite the weather and remained covered and dry. It was so interesting to be rolling down the Mississippi and listening to a knowledgeable Park Ranger explain many facts about our surroundings. Most enjoyable was disembarking at the national park and hearing the details about the battle of New Orleans. We were all enthralled with the Docents recount and telling of the story. Did not know much about about it. The Ranger was also extremely about walking among passengers and taking questions. He was amusing and entertaining. We considered trip quite a pleasant success.

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    May 27, 2021

    The cruise was exactly as described. The food was great. The trip down river and back was nice. The only downside is that when arriving at battle field, the historian started story before everyone was able to get off boat. So if you were not one of first few people off boat you missed part of story.

    March 14, 2021

    Well, I enjoyed the experience, however my people were 3/5 of a human when much of Louisiana was established, and I didn’t get a vote, on whether to forgive all crimes, past, present, & future, for Confederate President Jackson, So I didn’t appreciate the statue, or the memorial park, dedicated to him in the French quarter!!!

    March 9, 2020

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