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STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ - A truly classic expression of the best of America's great steamboat tradition.

Special Event Cruises

To make reservations for any of our Special Events, call us at
(800) 233-2628 or send us an email:

Valentine's Day Easter Sunday Mother's Day Brunch Fourth of July Family Fun Day Steamboat Stomp Jazz Cruise Sailing with Santa Christmas Eve New Year's Eve  

Valentine's Day – 2018

Enjoy a little romance with your favorite Valentine aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ Dinner Jazz cruise. Check back for details and information.

Easter Sunday – 2018

Bring your children of all ages to meet the Easter Bunny aboard the Steamboat Natchez Brunch Cruise at 11:30am. Check back for details and information.

Mother's Day Brunch – 2018

Let us help pamper your Mom on Mother’s Day on the 11:30am cruise. Check back for details and information.

Family Fun Day – 2018

The school year is ending and the summer is fast approaching. The New Orleans Steamboat Company invites local families to celebrate summer at the annual Family Fun Day on the Steamboat NATCHEZ, the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River. Check back for details and information.

Fourth of July – 2018

The Steamboat NATCHEZ invites passengers on a special holiday cruise featuring the best seats in town to watch the "symphony in the sky". Check back for details and information.

Steamboat Stomp Jazz Festival – Watch for dates in 2018!

Jazz is arguably America's proudest original art form. Music scholars and laypersons alike recognize New Orleans as its birthplace. Yet few people know the critical role that Mississippi River steamboats played in spreading jazz throughout the country and popularizing artists like Louis Armstrong and Fate Marable.With the addition of a new boat in 2018, this 4 year old festival will take that 2017 off and look at making Steamboat Stomp a very special event the following year.

With its focus on traditional jazz and its unique venue, Steamboat Stomp offers a truly special experience whether you're an aficionado or newcomer to the world of jazz.

Sailing with Santa

'Tis the Season of Giving and that means it's time for our annual Sailing with Santa Cruise! We hope you will come and join us on November 25th and help us give back to those in need​! Bring a new, unwrapped gift for a child, ages infant-17 years, and cruise free on the Steamboat NATCHEZ. One free admission per new, unwrapped gift. Gift Drop begins at 1:30pm, cruise 2:30-4:30pm. Entertainment on board and meet Santa in the Captain Salon. This special cruise benefites Crescent House Shelter and the St. Bernard Battered Women's Program. No advance reservations needed. 

Christmas Eve Celebration – 2017

Join us for our Christmas Eve Celebration on the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ. The cruise will feature our delicious holiday dinner buffet and live Jazz music by the Steamboat Stompers Trio. Boarding will begin at 6:30pm, cruising from 7:30pm until 9:30pm. Tickets are $85 for adults, $45 for kids (6-12) and $26 for kids (2-5). Reservations are required and holiday attire recommended. Click here for Reservations!

(Viewing of the "Bonfires" can only be done by motorcoach as riverboats in New Orleans have discontinued that excursion. Please look at the Bonfire Adventure Tour at

New Year's Eve Extravaganza – 2017

Ring in the New Year and view the spectacular New Orleans skyline at night aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ. The cruise will feature a delicious holiday buffet, premium open bar and a live Dance Band. Boarding will begin at 9:30pm, cruising from 10:30pm until midnight, and the party continues dockside until 12:30am. Tickets are $175 per person. Reservations are required and holiday attire recommended. Click here for Reservations!

Please note: Cruises are not available on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Mardi Gras Day to enable our crew and staff to celebrate with their families.


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