Mississippi River Cruises
New Orleans is one of the busiest cruise ports in America – not only because of its easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, but because you can discover America á la Mark Twain on the Mississippi. Take an overnight cruise or come onboard the Steamboat Natchez for a couple hours on a harbor, brunch or jazz cruise.
If you’re planning a longer adventure, remember New Orleans is more than just a place to park your car. The city is one of the most exciting ports in the world. Plan to spend a few days discovering the city’s unique history, food and music before or after your cruise.
Day River Cruises
Follow the merry sound of the calliope to the river where you can board the Steamboat Natchez for a dinner, Sunday brunch or harbor cruise back to 1860.
Sip a mint julep as you listen to live jazz and take in breathtaking city views. Make sure your kids get to see the engine room, which looks like it belongs in a museum. Then sit down to a fabulous buffet featuring classic dishes like Southern Fried Catfish, Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, White Chocolate Bread Pudding and more.
Come experience the Mississippi, Mark Twain style on one of the last authentic steamboats on Old Man River. As the paddlewheel churns something will churn inside you as well. For more information, visit SteamboatNatchez.com.
Overnight River Cruises
Great American Steamboat Company
The grand American Queen and the America Duchess offer river cruises from New Orleans of varying lengths. For more information, visit www.greatamericansteamboatcompany.com.
American Cruise Lines
The Queen of the Mississippi and American Eagle offer round-trip vacations from New Orleans. Find out more at www.americancruiselines.com.
Ocean Cruises From New Orleans
NCL's PEARL departs out of New Orleans from October - May offering weekly cruises - Sunday-Sunday. Starting in November 2018, the BREAKAWAY will call New Orleans its home port. Ports of call will include Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; the Roatan Bay Islands, Honduras; and Harvest Caye, Belize, an island owned and developed by Norwegian Cruise Line.
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