40 Years on the Mighty Mississippi
In 2015, as the Steamboat NATCHEZ celebrates her 40th Anniversary, the New Orleans Steamboat Company is thriving. The Steamboat NATCHEZ carried 332,000 passengers in 2014 and its sister company Gray Line New Orleans carried an additional 106,000. Together they employ 207 employees. For the last three years the NATCHEZ has received TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence.” CEO Gordon Stevens says, “We believe that, with the finest crew on the River, excellent food and beverage service and a great sales and support staff, the Steamboat NATCHEZ is poised for 40 more wonderful years recreating part of our American Heritage – the Steamboat Era!”
45 Years on the Mighty Mississippi
In April 2020, as the Steamboat NATCHEZ prepared to celebrate her 45th Anniversary, the Covid-19 Pandemic invaded New Orleans Steamboat as it did all over the world. The Company has survived major setbacks over the 45 years, including hurricanes and much more. The Steamboat NATCHEZ is again welcoming aboard guests and showing them the southern hospitality that sets us apart and exceeds their expectations. Gray Line New Orleans, her sister company, has resumed tour operations. The new Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS will begin to cruise the Mississippi as well, providing old world charm with the ultimate in modern amenities. For the past five years these companies have earned Certificates of Excellence from all the major visitor review sites. CEO Gordon Stevens leads his team with high expectations for performance accompanied by the warmth of a family owned business. That spells Success for the company and her guests.