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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
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From US$ 52 per person

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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Wheelchair accessible


  • 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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • 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

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 284 reviews

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I was having trouble getting my email up to show the ticket person my proof of purchase. She looked at me, asked me my name and handed me my tickets. So quick and easy. Everyone was so friendly.. the bartender was very knowledgable and recommended the greatest drinks. I had such a good time... the band was great.. The sunset over the mississippi was very romantic. Thank you

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May 15, 2022

The jazz band did a fabulous job, taking requests and playing lots of great songs. I had been on a cruise down the Mississippi once before and lived it. This trip down the river was just as much fun as the last one, and I would do it again. It's very relaxing and beautiful.

May 13, 2022

The entire experience was amazing from booking to debarkment. The boat was beautiful, cozy and totally safe. The food was great and the service was very good. The ambience of the jazz music and the glistening of the water as well as the perfect temperature made for an awesome scene. I was totally mesmerized.

May 5, 2022

Product ID: 172146