The Steamboat Natchez is New Orleans’ only steamboat and one of only two steam-powered sternwheelers still plying the waters of the Mississippi. This steamboat is the ninth to bear the name Natchez and has never been beaten in a steamboat race.
A proud member of a long line of steamboats that have sailed their way up and down the Mississippi and, thus, into American history, the Natchez achieves that perfect balance of modern safety and luxury combined with authentic, classic style.
The Steamboat Natchez’ powerful steam engines were built in 1925. The copper and steel steam whistle onboard is a genuine and treasured antique. The copper bell aboard her was smelted from 250 silver dollars to produce a purer tone and the 32 note steam calliope was custom crafted to resemble those of the Gilded Age.
And you can cruise into the New Year aboard her! Revel in your view of the spectacular New Orleans skyline at night from aboard the Steamboat Natchez. Thrill to the sight of the New Year’s Eve fireworks as they burst practically overhead! Enjoy the offerings of a delicious holiday buffet and premium brand open bar. Dance and cheer to the hip-shaking, musical stylings of Bobby Cure and the Summertime Blues! Now that’s a New Year’s Eve cruise!
The Steamboat Natchez New Year’s Eve Cruise
9:30pm to 12:30am – $175.00 per person
Reservations required: www.steamboatnatchez.com
New Year’s Eve is a great time to be in New Orleans – but, then again, any time is, in a city like this. No matter when you’re here or what you’re planning to do, be sure to make the right lodging choice – and that means a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast. Why? The answer is simple: personalized service from a knowledgeable local in a historic, New Orleans house. It’s what you might call a no-brainer.