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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 a cruise onboard the Steamboat Natchez or the Riverboat City of New Orleans 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. Several hotels offer attractive park & cruise options. Learn more.

Day River Cruises

Steamboat NATCHEZ

Steamboat Natchez

Follow the merry sound of the calliope to the river where you can board the Steamboat NATCHEZ for 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, please visit our website. Visit SteamboatNatchez.com


Riverboat City of New Orleans

Look what’s up yonder ‘round the bend! It’s The Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS, sister vessel of the Steamboat NATCHEZ! The CITY of NEW ORLEANS will operate from the Lower Bienville Street Wharf and offer tours of Mardi Gras World. There will be old-timey calliope concerts at 1:15 p.m. every day and tour options include the Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch Cruise, the Jazz Brunch Cruise & Mardi Gras World Tour Combo and the Jazz Dinner Cruise.

The 189-foot-long, 55-foot-wide riverboat has three enclosed decks. It is licensed to carry more than 1,000 passengers – perfect for weddings, family reunions, corporate events, and other group outings. They’ll offer special rates for groups of 75 and up. For more information please visit our website.

Visit RiverboatCityofNewOrleans.com

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Ocean Cruises From New Orleans

  • Carnival Cruise Lines

    Carnival Cruise Lines

    Carnival's DREAM has New Orleans as its home port and cruises Sunday-Sunday, and the ELATION offers 4 & 5 day cruises.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line

    Norwegian Cruise Line

    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.
  • Carnival Cruise Lines

    Royal Caribbean

    Royal Caribbean's VISION OF THE SEAS will begin sailing from New Orleans in December 2018. It will be offering week-long cruises to the Bahamas and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
  • Advance Check-In

    With Advance Check-In, travelers flying to New Orleans to board a cruise can check their luggage at the New Orleans airport, and it will be delivered directly to their cruise ship cabins. This service allows travelers to enjoy a free day in the French Quarter, taking in the sights and enjoying the fabulous food for which New Orleans is known.
    Located in Baggage Claim next to Belt #1