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4th of July Celebration Cruise

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Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of the Dueling Barges Fireworks Show, New Orleans Paddlewheels, Inc. has decided to CANCEL this event for 2020.

Bookings are now being accepted for 2021, we hope you'll join us on the River!

Celebrate Independence Day on the Mississippi River! New Orleans puts on a spectacular Dueling Barges fireworks show and there is no better way to see it than from the deck of the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen! Join us for our 4th of July Celebration Cruise, including a buffet of American favorites that will open at the start of the cruise, live entertainment and an open call brand bar with reception-style open seating. Stroll from room to room, dancing to a DJ in one, a live jazz band in another, or relaxing to the sounds of a piano in the King's Room. Enjoy festive libations from the open bar. After the fantastic fireworks display, enjoy cruising on the river with enchanting views of the Crescent City. Advanced reservations required.

Basic Information:

  • Date: July 4, 2021
  • Boarding: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Cruising Time: After Fireworks Show

Price (taxes are included):

  • Adults: $129
  • Children: $69 (6-12 years old)
  • Children: $20 (3-5 years old)

4th of July Buffet:

  • Mixed Green Salad

  • Barbecued Chicken

  • Pulled Pork on Sesame Rolls

  • Braised Beef Brisket

  • Boston Baked Beans

  • Roasted Potatoes

  • Corn on the Cob

  • Fresh Cole Slaw

  • Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

  • Apple Pie a la Mode

  • Blueberry Cobbler

  • Open Bar

  • Coffee and Tea

Reservation & Cancellation Policies:

  • All reservations must be prepaid by credit card and are subject to availability
  • Sales for 4th of July Celebration are final and tickets are non-transferable
  • Guests purchasing tour, cruises or tickets will not receive a paper ticket
  • After finishing your transaction, print out your receipt/confirmation email as your ticket for the cruise
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