New Orleans is being located in the south part of Louisiana close to Gulf of Mexico. It is rich in history or culture, and it`s well known for zydeco or jazz music, its Cajun and down-home cuisine, and the Mardi Gras Festival. New Orleans owns a few dinner cruises during which you may enjoy quality food while cruising the waters of the majestic Mississippi River.
Steamboat Natchez Riverboat
Passengers may enjoy a dinner cruise tour while cruising on the Mississippi on board the Steamboat Natchez. It`s New Orleans` only steamboat and will provide 2-hour cruise tours which will cost around $64 per person, as of 2010. You may enjoy New Orleans`s sites while listening to live jazz music. The dinner buffet will include carved meats, seafood, fresh vegetables, salads or desserts. Reservations will be recommended.
Steamboat Natchez Riverboat
400 North Peters St.
500 586 8777
Creole Queen is considered a paddle-wheeler which will provide dinner cruise tours. The cruise will last around three hours and will allow passengers to enjoy evening views of New Orleans. As of 2010, the cruise will cost $64 per person. Live jazz music will perform as you will be enjoying the breeze of the night. You will delight in the Creole buffet which will include jambalaya, Cajun potatoes, tilapia or seafood gumbo. There will be a cash bar on board the riverboat where you may order your favorite drinks. Reservations will be recommended.
1 Poydras St.
504 529 4567
Majestic America, also used to be named the Delta Queen, is considered a paddle-wheeler which will take passengers on board dinner cruises along the Mississippi. This cruise company has been in the cruise industry since 1890. As of 2010, you may enjoy a dinner cruise for around $64 per person. You will be able to listen to live jazz music as you will take in all the views from your observation deck. There is a wide variety of features on board which will include exercise room, lounge, library or theater. Majestic America will serve a Creole buffet with item like chicken, jambalaya, seafood or gumbo. Reservations will be recommended.
Majestic America Headquarters
5851 San Felipe St.
713 974 2121
The majestic Mississippi River will wind all the way from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, traveling through several states such as Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Illinois, Mississippi or Louisiana. Steamboats ruled this river since early 1800s as riverboats were the main way of trading along the waterfront. Mark Twain once wrote about these steamboats in his famous book, “Life on the Mississippi.” Now dinner cruise tours, wedding ceremonies, parties or daily trips are used to observe the natural wonders and city skylines which will take place on board a steamboat replica or riverboats along the Mississippi River.
The Padelford Riverboats have welcomed since now more than 4.000.000 travelers since entered in service in 1969. This cruise line operates out of St. Paul`s Harriet Island Regional Park. Additionally to daily public cruise tours from early June through September, the paddle riverboat will feature a dinner cruise on Sunday, Tuesday or Friday evenings. The family may come on board for a meal and live entertainment. The menu is distinct each and every evening but will feature entrees like pasta, pot roast or ham. Side dishes will include potatoes, bread, roasted vegetables, Caesar salad, dessert or coffee. From the deck, passengers will enjoy the scenery offered by the Twin Cities skyline, the wooded banks of the Mississippi River as well as the sun set in the sky.
Paddleford Packet Boat Co., Inc.
800 543 3908
Gateway Arch Riverboats
Hop on board the Becky Thatcher or Tom Sawyer Riverboat for a dinner cruise tour along the Mississippi River at St. Louis. The nineteenth-century steamboat replica will take passengers on a Skyline Dinner Cruise from late March through late November. This sit-down dinner will provide varied menu options, which will include seafood, chicken, red meat, and side dishes of potatoes, vegetables, bread and desserts. Live music will round out the entertainment of the evening.
The Gateway Arch Riverboats
707 N. First St.
877 982 1410
Enjoy the sounds and sights of the New Orleans by getting on board the Steamboat Natchez. The nightly dinner cruise menu will feature a few entrees, which will include chicken, pasta, seafood or carved meats. Salad, bread, potatoes or vegetables will round out the side dishes. A wide selection of desserts will be served. Passengers may dine either indoors or outdoors and can enjoy the New Orleans`s view. Live jazz music will be offered by the Dukes of Dixieland.
400 N. Peters St.
800 233 2628