Participants can glide past the historic French Quarter and see the Port of New Orleans with a detailed narration from an onboard historian
What You'll Get
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- The vessel: The Creole Queen
- Duration of trip: 2.5 hours
- Departure location: Riverwalk/Canal Street Dock
- Boarding: 9.30 a.m. or 1.30 p.m.
- Children 5 and under are free without a meal; boarding pass still required, please mention them at time of booking.
- What’s included: narrated cruise and tour of the battlefield
- Available upgrades onboard: $19 Creole Lunch Buffet, $15 bottomless mimosas (10am cruise only), cash bar
- Reservation required? Yes
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How to Schedule
- After purchasing your voucher, you’ll receive instructions and a link to schedule the date and time of your tour.
- View the offer for the Mississippi River Dinner Jazz Cruise
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Children 5 and under are free without a meal; boarding pass still required, please mention them at time of booking. Cruises depart 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Cruise times may be altered or canceled due to weather and safety concerns. Cruise may remain dockside in the event of unfavorable sailing conditions. No outside food or beverages are allowed onboard. Buffet and drinks available onboard for additional fee. The Creole Queen is unavailable July 4th-July 7th due to private parties. Vouchers are not accepted for specialty cruises. Limit 10 per person. May be repurchased every 30 days. Subject to availability. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Creole Queen
With its maiden voyage held a mere 30 years ago, the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen seems to break the rules of time. From its outside, the vessel looks straight out of the 1800s. A giant, 24-foot paddle wheel propels the boat up and down the Mississippi River, and its soft lighting, wrought-iron trim, and Victorian-style draperies call to mind a bygone era. Look past those features, however, and you find modern equipment. Air conditioning and heating keep things comfortable, while a fuel-efficient, diesel-electric engine would make a steam-powered vessel scream like a tea kettle with envy.
Once that engine churns to life, the paddle wheeler can take more than 800 passengers at a time on two types of tours. A Creole buffet and live music take over the interior dining rooms during the Dinner Jazz Cruise. The Chalmette Battlefield River Cruise, on the other hand, focuses on history, with the captain spinning tails of local landmarks and key events, and the passengers disembarking to explore the historic site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans.