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Natchez has been the name of several steamboats, and four naval vessels, each named after the city of Natchez, Mississippi or the Natchez people. The current one has been in operation since 1975. The previous Natchez were all operated in the nineteenth century, most by Captain Thomas P. Leathers. Each of the steamboats since Leathers' first had as its ensign a cotton bale between its stacks.
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Just had our Christmas party they're surprisingly the food was quite enjoyable been on boats my whole life no big deal but I enjoyed the food. As a tourist I can see it being fun especially if you go during the day and able to see the different things that the captain was pointing out. Unfortunately we had sea fog but it was no big deal had great company on a boat and enjoyed it. Technically it is the last true steamboat down here on this part of the Mississippi. And after you Cruise the Mississippi if you would love to see our Beautiful bayous take a tour with Airboat Adventures 5145 Fleming Park Road. They seem to be the best air boat company out there and also have swamp boats as well.
Very nice boat ride down the Missippi. The Sunday brunch was good, food was very tasty. They had some trouble keeping the buffet full of food but overall a good experience. Probably wouldn't do it a second time for brunch but I would try the dinner cruise.
I went for my birthday last year!! It was ok!! I guess I expected more because of the price!! I got bored after an hour!! I didn't get the memo about it was 2 different rides needless to say when we came back to our table our stuff was packed up in a chair & try he waiter telling us we had to move!! Really?? The food gets a 4 but my daughter sure enjoyed it!! The bread pudding gets a 5 tho!! The view 3 being it was not a pretty part of the city!! I did get some nice things from the gift shop!!
Experience was not as advertised. Althought the 2-hour cruise was relaxing, the meal was an epic failure! The only item that was served that appeared on the menu was fried fish; and it was cold and hard. The advertised menu had mac and cheese, soup, candied yams among other menu items, but were not on the buffet when we dined. We weee told they no longer serve those items! Fish and baked chicken, red beans and rice, salad, jambalaya and tea! Not worth the money. False advertisement.
I found the ride at night super romantic, I got the dinner as well which I don't recommend because it's over price for the poor selection plus our waitress was not attentive at all. I didn't like the fact they ask you to get there at 6 but the boat leaves at 7:30. If you don't get the dinner (which I strongly recommend) go upstairs immediately so you can get a sit in front the band (seats are limited).
Waiting in a very long line to board for our lunchtime jazz cruise, I was not thinking we would love this as much as we did. Lunch buffet was quite good, cocktails were on point and the views were beautiful along the Mississippi. For 1/2 the cruise, a guide gave us a lively overview of the sights. On the way back, a 3-man jazz band played. I thoroughly enjoyed both.
The boat itself was very cool - just what you would expect from a New Orleans steam boat. You could actually go see the room where the engines were doing their thing. We didn't eat the food because it was really expensive for the offerings. However, we did stop in and listen to the live music.
It was cool...do the buffet though. Me and my wife did not and the ride was a bit boring. When I walked past the buffet and buffet room they had a band and the food looked suprislingly good. We didn't get it because I figured a boat buffet would be cheap food..think I was wrong on that one.
Great way to escape the city heat and get some insight into the history of New Orleans. The boat is a fantastic experience in a beautiful setting, with cocktails and live jazz pumpd throughout the boat. Buffet brunch looked okay.
The Seamboat Natchez was an enjoyable experience, offering a relaxing opportunity to view New Orleans from the water and away from some of the noise of the city. The food was good, though the options weren't plentiful. I wouldn't rush to go again, but I think it's worth it for anyone to go at least once.
Absolutely loved this original New Orleans experience! My girlfriend and I booked the dinner jazz cruise and I would wholeheartedly recommend it. Pro-tip: choose the 6:00 dinner seating. By 7:00 you'll be finishing up a pretty decent buffet dinner and the boat will just be leaving the dock. You'll get to enjoy the narrative provided over the speaker system and a lovely sunset over the Mississippi river. The jazz band was great and really added a sense of authenticity I don't think you'll find anywhere else. Coming back up the river you'll be treated to amazing night skyline views of the city. I've said a lot about this great experience and I still didn't cover all the nice little extras like the open engine room you can see in operation. Just a great way to spend an evening in New Orleans!
Really enjoyable experience, we chose the dinner cruise which let’s you on at 6pm which I felt was a bit early for a 7pm disembark, we had first dinner which all happens basically before you even leave port would be great to get away earlier and spend more time on the river. That’s the only thing I would change though. Dinner was great, drink prices were quite reasonable and jazz being played during the journey was really good. Would happily recommend it to anyone visiting New Orleans.
Very disorganized. Needs an efficiency review by a professional. People wait out in the hot sun when they could use organized back and forth lines to allow boarding passengers to be in the shade. They do allow you to pick your own area to sit on the cruise and then you can just hope you don't get inundated by a rambunctious school group. Should have a warning when you book online that a school group may be present so you could opt out. Now the lunch you pay for disorganization. So everyone lines up outside the dining room and then chaos erupts when you get to the dining area .Get a table and wait. Or not wait and just go to the buffet as most people did .No communication to bring your ticket to the buffet table or you have to go back to your table and get your ticket and get back in line to get to the buffet .then push and shove to get back to your table. Somewhat of a free for all with no one in control. Disinterested staff except for one lady with a Gray Line uniform who cheered the jazz band and tried to interact with patrons. Boat ride was fine. Good information provided on local area and sites.
It's a great way to see the Mississippi River and learn a bit about New Orleans. I did the sight seeing cruise and enjoyed boating down the river, looking at the sights and seeing how a real steamboat operated. There's an option for lunch which I did not do, but you are free to wander the ship and purchase drinks which was great! The narrator for the tour also has an amazing voice!
I am a Motorcoach driver who drove one of our local high school band and choruses to New Orleans. What a Wonderful experience for the entire group! amazing food and top-notch live entertainment. We had a beautiful sunset over New Orleans and on the return trip the lights of the city were amazing to end the trip. The band pulled out all the stops at the end with some of the most festive old time New Orleans style music. Everyone with the staff was incredibly friendly to make the most perfect enjoyable time on the river. What an amazing way to end the last night of our trip!
This boat ride was one of the highlights of my trip to New Orleans! We chose a lunch jazz tour of the harbour. The food was delicious! Drinks were moderately proceed and tasty. The band was wonderful. The history of the harbour, the river, and the city was interesting. And the boat was fascinating. Getting to step into the steam engine room to see everything up close was amazing. And standing on the deck next to the paddles was exhilarating. It was hot out, but this boat ride was worth braving the heat, especially since the dining room was nice and air conditioned! I highly recommend this as a stop during your next visit to NOLA. Just make sure you hold on to your ticket. You'll need it.
Terrific experience on the Steamboat Natchez. The staff was great and tentative to the needs of the guests. The drinks are moderately priced, but very strong (especially the Natchez Punch😉). If you opt to purchase a meal with your cruise, you won't be disappointed. The food is pretty good and it is buffet style. Another thing to be forewarned about, the dining area is pretty tight. If you have broad shoulders, be prepped to tuck them--often! That would be the only negative, but honestly it is something that can't be avoided. Good value cruise and definitely something to experience while in NOLA!
What can I say about the amazing steamboat. Well we was there for a bachelorette weekend and our last stop before going home was the Steamboat Natchez. There was so much good authentic New Orleans food with beautiful melodic sounds coming from the live band. People were up dancing and enjoying themselves. We ate and then went out on deck to listen to the history tour that went along with the breakfast! Yes, it was hot outside but there was a wonderful breeze coming from the beautiful river!!! Very relaxing and exciting! Don’t forget to visit the gift shop!
Two hour Jazz cruise with buffet lunch. Line were long but they were taking pictures of every group to be purchased during the trip. Once on board it was worth the wait. The dress was casual and people were friendly. You can walk on all three levels. Everything was so good. The buffet salad dressing was different. It was Sugar Cane Vinaigrette. It didn't sound good but I tried it and found it was sweet and spicy. The staff gave me the recipe and I bought the sugar cane syrup.
Be ready for an experience of learning and nice conversation. The dinner is definitely recommended for this trip. You get to step back in time while learning a bunch of interesting facts going up and down the river. I took my friends out while we were on spring break and it was a unique experience. For those who are looking for a relaxing experience, this would be one top recommendation from me. It had a great location that was easy to walk to and from.
This is an awesome piece of New Orleans that I would recommend any visitor to visit. Pay the extra for the dinner with live music. You’ll thank me later. The lunch was awesome complete with the fried fish baked chicken house salad with their special honey vinaigrette as well as a homemade ice cream shop on the second level. There are also several streets and venues that are named after the Natchez River boat.