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Family Days Out takes a Steamboat on the Mighty Mississippi! - Family Days Out

familyDaysOut Feb 28, 2019

If you are lucky enough to visit the Mighty Mississippi on your next Family Day Out, then why not incorporate a truly iconic experience along with it? Yes, we're talking about a Steamboat river cruise!

Steamboat Natchez is the last authentic Steamboat on the Mighty Mississippi River, and we here at Family Days Out got to enjoy a beautiful dinner jazz cruise during our time in New Orleans. It was everything we imagined, and so much more!

Steamboat Natchez offers daytime and dinner jazz cruises that run daily, year round, all in the same style of authentic steamboats in New Orleans for centuries!

We embarked our dinner cruise at 6pm, on a beautifully foggy New Orleans evening, and took the first dinner sitting at 6:15pm (you can also enjoy the later dinner sitting if that suits you).

Welcomed by super friendly staff, we dined on a buffet of delicious seafood pasta, collared greens, meats, salad, and traditional Creole fare. 

At 7pm, the steamboat's paddlewheel began to churn in what was indeed a breathtaking moment, knowing you are experiencing what locals have for hundreds of years. Chugging along the most famous river in the USA, we sat on the desk and listened to the sounds of the live jazz band playing right next to us.

Certainly a bucket list moment!

What's also great about the experience is that the engine room is also available to walk around and explore, with great information sights discussing exactly how the mechanics of the ship work.

An exciting experience for kids!

During our evening dinner jazz cruise on Steamboat Natchez, we saw a number of families with young children having a wonderful time. It's such a fun excuse for kids to dress up, and feel special.

However, it's worth noting that Steamboat Natchez also offer Sunday Brunch Cruises which are the most popular option for families, and what a great way to spend the day! Kids can tuck into shrimp and grits, chicken and sausage gumbo, waffles, biscuits and gravy, pineapple glazed ham, and SO many more delicious traditions.

A fun and popular addition to any family day out in the vibrant and historic city of New Orleans. A must-do for all! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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