Mississippi River Cruises in New Orleans
There's no denying how important the Mississippi River is to New Orleans, where it provides a lively waterfront area. Tours that offer the chance to float down this mighty waterway can provide a unique historic perspective. Here are your options.
A cruise allows you to see New Orleans from a new perspective.
Tours on the famous Steamboat Natchez are typically two hours long.
Sights along the Mississippi include French Quarter buildings and the skyscrapers of the New Orleans skyline.
Upgrade your Steamboat Natchez experience with a VIP tour of the engine room.
Relax onboard a Mississippi River cruise while you dine on brunch or dinner. Excursions on the Steamboat Natchez always include music while you eat, too, either from a live jazz band or its famous calliope organ. A dining cruise offers the chance to experience a bit of Old South charm on this historic river.
There's only so much of New Orleans you can see from the Mississippi River, so an ideal choice for making the most of your time in the Big Easy is a combo tour that includes a river cruise plus a city tour. You'll get a narrated overview of the city from a comfortable coach before climbing aboard the Steamboat Natchez for a cruise.
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