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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
Christmas Eve
New Year’s Eve

Valentine’s Day – 2016
Enjoy an unforgettable evening of dancing, dining, and romance with your favorite Valentine aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ. Check back for details and information. Check back for details and reservations.

Easter Sunday – 2016
Bring your children to meet the Easter Bunny aboard the Steamboat Natchez Brunch Cruises at 11:30am & 2:30pm. Check back for details and reservations.

Mother’s Day Brunch – 2016
Let us help you pamper Mom on Mother’s Day at 11:30am & 2:30pm. Check back for details and reservations.

Family Fun Day – June 13, 2015
As the summer begins, the Natchez invites local families, extended families and friends to come aboard the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi for the 2:30pm cruise. It features fun, entertainment and games for the whole family. Special rates, special entertainment (Cinderella, Spiderman, Magician, Alligator Handler and more).  Optional special menu available:  Paddlewheel Hot Dogs, Dixieland Mac & Cheese, Tomato Basil Salad, Captain’s Tator Tots, Corn on the Cob, Ice Cream Cup and lemonade or bottled water. We encourage you to book meals early as we frequently sell out. We recommend leaving strollers at home as there are no elevators between the decks and little or no stroller parking areas on board. Click here to make reservations.

Fourth of July – 2015
The Steamboat NATCHEZ invites passengers on a special holiday cruise featuring the best seats in town to watch the “symphony in the sky”. Cruise features Delicious Menu, Open Beer, Wine & Soda Bar, as well as a Local DJ spinning your favorite tunes. The cost is $77 for adults; $33 for children ages 6-12, and $16 for children 2-5. Boarding will begin at 6:30pm; Cruising 7:30 – 9:30pm. Two seating times available for dinner; 6:30pm or 7:45pm. Click here to view the menu or click here to make reservations.

Steamboat Stomp Jazz Cruise – 2015
Jazz is arguably America’s proudest original art form. And 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.

In celebration of the city’s jazz heritage, the New Orleans Steamboat Company is thrilled to announce its third annual Steamboat Stomp festival, taking place September 18 – 20, 2015. The three-day program will feature some of the world’s finest musicians performing New Orleans-style jazz on one of the last authentic steamboats still operating in the United States.

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. Click here for more information and to make reservations.

Christmas Eve Celebration – 2015
Join us for our Christmas Eve Celebration on the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ. Check back for details and 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 – 2015
Ring in the New Year and view the spectacular New Orleans skyline at night aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ. Check back for details and reservations.

Please note: There are no cruises on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Mardi Gras Day.