Steamboat Natchez Riverboat Cruise | New Orleans

Natchez Steamboat

There sure were a lot of things to do in New Orléans, and this day we went on a Steamboat Natchez Riverboat Cruise along the Mississippi River during our vacation aboard the steamboat Natchez, which departs from the center of the historic French Quarter.

Natchez Steamboat

The Steamboat NATCHEZ stands as a remarkable piece of history, proudly holding the title of the last authentic steamboat navigating the mighty Mississippi River. SS. Natchez is a sternwheel steamboat that was mostly made of steel, in case you wonder. The Steamboat Natchez Riverboat Cruise takes 2-hours. Let’s delve into its key highlights:

Natchez Steamboat

Historical Charm:

Stepping aboard the NATCHEZ is akin to a time-travel experience. It embodies the elegance and grandeur of the classic steamboat era.

Live Jazz:

The air resonates with soulful melodies as a live jazz band sets the mood during the tour. The combination of music and scenic beauty creates an unforgettable journey.

Optional Food and Beverage:

All tours provide the option to enhance the experience with delectable food and refreshing beverages. Buffet food, snacks and beverages were available.

Engine Room Exploration:

Curious minds can venture into the engine room, where the inner workings of the NATCHEZ come alive. The iconic red paddlewheel takes center stage, offering insights into the vessel’s mechanics.

The sounds of the Steam Calliope was remarkable upon boarding the boat, and we saw the steam engine room.

New Orleans view from the river

Panoramic Views:

As guests cruise along, they are treated to panoramic vistas of the Crescent City (New Orleans). The picturesque scenery along the riverbanks provides an enchanting backdrop.

It was a nice informative trip about the New Orleans riverfront, to see the historic factory buildings, and passing commercial boat traffic. The view of modern New Orleans buildings and the New Orleans Bridge were also very interesting!

New Orleans view from the river

New Orleans view from the river

New Orleans view from the river

The NATCHEZ isn’t just a boat; it’s a floating piece of history that invites you to relive the golden age of steamboats. Steamboat NATCHEZ is the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River, and the cruise is a cool and unique experience.

8 thoughts on “Steamboat Natchez Riverboat Cruise | New Orleans”

  1. Heisann, an interesting trip by a steamer! Never been on a such boat, but we have one left i Norway, cruising the lake Mjøsa!
    Have a nice weekend ;:OD)

  2. I remember riding the Steamboat and all the wonderful jazz and sight seeing to be done In N’orleans ~ Wonderful photography ~ my favorite is the tower with the sky and clouds ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Day ~ ^_^

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