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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:

Easter Sunday Mother's Day Brunch  Family Fun Day Fourth of July Sailing with Santa Christmas Eve New Year's Eve  

Easter Sunday – 2019

Bring your children of all ages to meet the Easter Bunny aboard the Steamboat Natchez Brunch Cruise! Check back for details and information.

Mother's Day Brunch – 2019

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

Family Fun Day – 2019 TBD   2:30-4:30pm 

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 for the 2:30pm cruise. It features fun, entertainment and games for the whole family and special menu items just for the kids. 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. Check back for details and information.

Fourth of July – 2019

The Steamboat NATCHEZ invites passengers on a special holiday cruise featuring the best seats in town to watch the community sponsored fireworks "Go Fourth on the River". Cruise features Delicious Buffet, Open Beer, Wine & Soda Bar, as well as a Local DJ spinning your favorite tunes. Two seating times available for dinner; 6:30pm or 7:45pm. Check back for details and information.

Sailing with Santa - Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018

'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 24th 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 with a suggested minimum value of $10. All guests, including children will need a gift in hand.  Gift Drop begins at 1:30pm, cruise 2:30-4:30pm. Entertainment on board geared to children, with a meet and greet with Santa in the Captain's Salon. This special cruise benefits two local children's programs. No advance reservations needed, arrive early as it can fill up.   Benefitting the Crescent House Shelter of New Orleans Family Justice Center and the St. Bernard Battered Women's Program.

Cruising with the Clauses - Sunday Brunch,  Dec 2, 9 & 16, 2018    11:30am cruises

Joining us on the Sunday Brunch at 11:30am are the Jolly Man in Red (Santa) and the adorable Mrs. Claus.  They will be available to hear those special wishes that only Santa can grant.  Reservations for Sunday Brunches are always required.  Check the menu page to see the items on the brunch buffet.   See you then!

Christmas Eve Celebration – 2018

Join us for our Christmas Eve Celebration on the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ. The cruise will feature our delicious holiday dinner buffet, reserved seating and live Jazz music. The cost is $85.00 per person. Boarding will begin at 6:30pm, cruising from 7:30pm until 9:30pm. 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 Cruise on the Steamboat NATCHEZ 

Ring in the New Year and view the spectacular New Orleans skyline at night aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ and the community sponsored "Symphony in the Sky" fireworks display.  

Call 800-233-3628 or 504-569-1401 to find out more.



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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