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New Orleans Jazz Cruise

When night falls, the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen rises to the occasion. Step back into the glamour of the riverboat era and cruise with us into the night where the sleepless activity of America's busiest port buzzes! Experience the sounds of Paddlewheeler Creole Queen’s trio of New Orleans' BEST Jazz Bands while you enjoy your favorite cocktail and dancing. Soak in the sweet Mississippi River breezes on our promenade deck as the city skyline slips by under a canopy of stars. This Jazz cruise is pure New Orleans, pure pleasure!

If you’re looking for a memorable dining experience, choose the dinner option to experience a lavish Creole Buffet in our elegantly appointed dining room. 

 The Creole Queen features outer decks with authentically patterned wrought iron trims inviting guests to stroll back in time as they settle into the mood of a bygone era. The interiors are richly appointed with plush Victorian style draperies, soft period lighting, wooden parquet dance floors, and Louisiana Cypress bars accented with brass railing for a warm and welcoming setting. 

Have questions? Ask the Captain!

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Saturday Nights on the Creole Queen - Music Cruise:

When the weekend rolls around the Big Easy becomes a big party! Join us for one of the best tours in New Orleans, aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. Enjoy all the fun of the nightly Dinner Jazz Cruise, with a new local artists featured every Saturday. Keep in touch on our Facebook page for weekly performance updates.


Dinner Jazz Cruise Buffet Menu:

  • Caesar Salad
  • Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
  • Louisiana Creole Jambalaya
  • Cajun Baked Chicken
  • Cajun Braised Beef Brisket
  • Cajun Seafood Pasta
  • Red Beans & Rice
  • Corn Mac Choux
  • Cajun Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Paddlewheeler White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
  • Bread and Butter & Cornbread

Cruise Details:

  • Availability: Nightly 7 days a week.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Boarding: 6:00 p.m. at the Riverwalk/Canal Street dock
  • Departure: 7:00 p.m.
  • Return: 9:00 p.m.
  • Inclusions: River Cruise, Optional Creole Buffet, Jazz Entertainment, Cash Bar and Taxes


  • Adult with dinner: $84
  • Adult no dinner: $52
  • Child (6-12) with dinner: $40
  • Child (6-12) no dinner: $26
  • Child (3-5) with dinner: $15
  • Child (0-5) no dinner: Free
  • Infant (ages 0-2): FREE no dinner provided


  • Children, no dinner, 3 and younger are free.
  • Reservations required.
  • Call for discounted group rates.
  • Cruise times may be altered or cancelled due to weather and safety concerns.
  • Tickets, payment and cancellation policy:
  • All reservations must be prepaid by credit card and are subject to availability
  • Any cancellation require 24 hours notice for full refund
  • 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 tour, cruise or limo reservation.
  • If you book less than 48 hours in advance, please call (504) 529-4567 for availability.
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