Participants can enjoy a Creole dinner by the sounds of Sullivan Dabney, Jr. and the Muzik Jazz Band at a cruise down the Mississippi River
About This Deal
- Valid Thursday - Monday
- Duration of trip: 2 hours
- Departure location: Riverwalk/Canal Street Dock
- Boarding: 6:15p.m - 6:45 p.m.
- Departure time: 7 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: River cruise, Live Jazz Entertainment, Optional creole buffet
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- The vessel: The Creole Queen
- Reservation required at https://www.bigeasy.com/vouchers/groupon
- View the offer for the Creole Queen Historic Cruise
- View the offer for the Jazz Brunch
“Beginning August 23, 2021, for the safety of our employees and visitors, New Orleans Paddlewheels welcomes the new City of New Orleans COVID-19 mandate of identifying proof of your COVID vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to receive boarding passes for our riverboat cruises. Please see the comprehensive NOLA. Ready guidelines we are following here
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.