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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 Cruising with the Clauses Christmas Eve New Year's Eve  

Easter Sunday – April 12, 2020 - Cancelled

Due to the restrictions placed on interior dining, the Easter Sunday - Meet the Bunny at the River Cruise has been cancelled.

Mother's Day Brunch – May 10, 2020   TBD

Let us help pamper your Mom on Mother’s Day on both the 11:30 am & 2:30 pm cruise.   Festive Decor with adult beverages available for purchase. Click here for Reservations!   

Family Fun Day – 2020, Day TBD

The school year has ended and Summer is here! Heavily discounted tickets are available. The New Orleans Steamboat Company invites local families to celebrate summer on the annual Family Fun Day on the Steamboat NATCHEZ, the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River. The cruise boards at 2:00 pm and sails 2:30-4: 30 pm.  It features fun, entertainment and games for the whole family. (ex. Balloon artists, spray tattoos, a princess or Super Hero) The lunch buffet is an optional purchase as are snacks and beverages. If interested, we encourage you to book lunch 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. Weather permitting, we will offer supervised "Stroller Parking" on the dock beginning at 1:30 pm - until we fill up. Be sure to dress for the New Orleans weather as many of the activities take place on the outside decks. Check back for details!

Fourth of July – 2020, Details TBD

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". Check  Go Fourth on the River for Fireworks details.

Cruising with the Clauses - December 2020

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 fort the three Sunday Brunches are always required.  Check the menu page to see the items on the brunch buffet. See you then!

Christmas Eve Celebration – December 24, 2020

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 Duke Heitger & the Steamboat Stompers Jazz Quartet.. Boarding will begin at 6:30pm, cruising from 7:30pm until 9:30pm. Reservations are required and holiday attire recommended. Check back for details!

(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 - Dinner or Fireworks Cruise - December 31, 2020

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.  The cruise will feature  Boarding at 10:00pm, cruising from 10:30pm until 12:30am. 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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