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
What You'll Get
- Duration of trip: 2 hours
- Departure location: Riverwalk/Canal Street Dock
- Boarding: 6 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
- Optional creole buffet
- Jazz entertainment
- View the menu
- The vessel: The Creole Queen
- Reservation required? Yes
View the offer for the Creole Queen Historic 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 at 7 p.m. nightly. 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. Cash bar and a la carte food 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. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). 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.