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New Orleans: Evening Jazz Boat Cruise with Optional Dinner

New Orleans: Evening Jazz Boat Cruise with Optional Dinner

Activity provider: Paddlewheeler Creole Queen
Likely to sell out Booked 13 times yesterday

From US$ 52 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 13 times yesterday

Experience the city like never before on a relaxing, moonlit cruise down the mighty Mississippi. Let the sounds of jazz fill the air as you enjoy a delicious Creole dinner and sip on a cocktail on the promenade deck while soaking in incredible views.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • See New Orleans' beautiful skyline views and the famous French Quarter from the river
  • Cruise the Mighty Mississippi aboard an old-fashioned sternwheeler paddleboat
  • Drink a New Orleans-style cocktail or two on the deck
  • Dance the night away to the lively jazz notes
  • Taste a traditional Creole-style dinner
Full description

Step back into the glamour and romance of the riverboat era with a cruise on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen boat. Tuck into a delicious dinner or simply sit back and relax with a cocktail in your hand, marveling at the views and enjoying the live jazz music. On this river cruise, experience the vibrant and lively jazz notes of the amazing Sullivan Dabney Jr. and the Muzik Jazz Band while enjoying a Creole-style dinner (if the option is selected). There will be some time to dance to the music after dinner in the gorgeous dining hall.  After dinner, enjoy a classic New Orleans cocktail on the promenade deck looking out over the Mississippi River as the city slips past. On the way back to dock where you began your tour, pass by Jackson Square and see the city lights under a starry sky.  SAMPLE DINNER MENU: • Cajun Caesar Salad • Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo • Louisiana Creole Jambalaya • Cajun Baked Chicken • Roast Beef Debris • Garlic Mashed Potatoes • Cajun Seafood Pasta • Red Beans & Rice • Corn Mac Choux • Fresh Roasted Vegetables • Paddlewheeler White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce (best in New Orleans!) • French Bread Rolls & Cornbread (Menu items are subject to change by season and availability)

  • 2-hour boat cruise
  • Live Jazz band
  • Dinner (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase onboard)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Go straight to the ticket booth next to the boat, Creole Queen, at Riverwalk on the Poydras Street Dock.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children aged five years old and younger can join the tour for free
  • Boarding begins at 6:30 PM daily
  • Cruise times may be altered or canceled due to weather and safety concerns
  • Cruise may remain dockside in the event of unfavorable sailing conditions
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed onboard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 384 reviews

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We enjoyed the music and the atmosphere on board. The night was clear and the crew were very engaging and courteous. I was a little hopeful that the food would be tastier. It was good but not what I was expecting. I would definitely book another outing simply for the night air, positivity of the crew and passengers, and for the elegant meal presentation.

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August 4, 2022

I took my mom and son on this trip while visiting from another state. My mom was anxious about it because she gets VERY seasick with any rocking whatsoever. She did thoroughly enjoyed the trip, the buffet and the music on all levels of the boat without even feeling that it was moving. Lovely sunset in the evening, friendly staff and lots of photo opportunities.

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July 21, 2022

If you come to New Orleans, you shouldn't miss it. Of course the price is not without it and why should it be different here than everywhere in the city. Canned beer, plastic cup cocktails and lavish prices. For the industrial landscape on the Mississippi nobody can We had a very nice 2 hours on board. Mild summer air, a sensational sunset and very good live music. We don't want to miss the experience! PS Food on board, you can save yourself, didn't look attractive.

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June 30, 2022

Product ID: 172146