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Day Cruises and Dinner Cruises in New Orleans

New Orleans is a city on a river, and the best way to see it is on one of the river cruises. Day-cruises on the paddlewheel boats are a great way to see the city and the surrounding area.

The Steamboat Natchez offers jazz dinner cruises and harbor cruises. An authentic steamboat paddlewheeler, the Natchez' calliope plays music while the great wheel moves the ship on the Mississippi. Cruises depart from the Toulouse Street Wharf.

When the Steamboat Natchez launched in 1975, it revived a famous name and created one of only six true steam powered sternwheelers on the Mississippi today. The Natchez combines contemporary construction, safety, and comfort with all the authenticity and style of her classic steamboat predecessors.

The Creole Queen offers dinner jazz cruises on the mighty Mississippi River. Air-conditioning and heating keep the boat comfortable all year round. The Creole Queen is a paddlewheeler that would have felt at home in New Orleans in 1850.

The Creole Queen also offers historical river cruises. See the French Quarter and the port from the river. Hear about New Orleans history and landmarks. Tour the Chalmette Battlefield. 2.5 hour cruise daily.

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