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Creole Queen Dinner Jazz Cruise

Spend an evening aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen and enjoy authentic Creole cuisine, live jazz music and a heavenly cruise down the mighty Mississippi. This Dinner Jazz Cruise is pure New Orleans and pure pleasure!
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Ages 6-12 years old
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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.
Climb aboard the stately vessel, Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, with it's elegantly appointed dining rooms and soft period lighting. Enjoy a lavish Creole buffet on the Creole Queen Dinner Jazz Cruise. It's a New Orleans cruise that can't be beat and one you don't want to miss!


  • Savor a Lavish Creole Buffet served in elegantly appointed dining rooms
  • Enjoy your favorite cocktails and sweet river breezes on the promenade deck as the city skyline slips by under a canopy of stars
  • See spectacular views of the French Quarter, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral and the French Market
  • Listen to jazz musicians play as you cruise down "Old Man River" in style and comfort-Live music currently not available
  • Escort your dance partner for a sweep across the wooden parquet dance floors
When night falls, the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen rises to the occasion. Step on board and cruise into the night, where the sleepless activity of America's busiest port buzzes

Cruise down the Mighty Mississippi enjoying a lavish Creole Dinner and captivating skyline views. Relax on the promenade deck with your favorite beverage or escort your dance partner for a sweep across the dance floor.

The 1,000 passenger Creole Queen is New Orleans most luxurious excursion vessel. It 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 plush Victorian Style interiors are richly appointed and feature soft period lighting, wooden parquet dance floors, and Louisiana Cypress bars accented with brass railing for a warm and welcoming setting.

Guests will enjoy a lavish Creole Buffet that includes: New Orleans Gumbo, Jambalaya, Creole Chicken Smothered in a Garlic Sauce, Cajun Braised Beef Brisket, Shrimp Creole and Cajun Potatoes.

After dining, you are invited to enjoy your favorite cocktail on the promenade deck. Feel the sweet river breezes, as the city skyline slips by under a canopy of stars. An unforgettable experience you don't want to miss, and a cruise worth sharing with family and friends.

Make your reservation and buy your eTicket today for the Creole Queen Dinner Jazz Cruise. It's pure New Orleans and pure pleasure!

Operating Times

See calendar for adjusted open dates. Boarding: 6:00 pm. Departure: 7:00 pm. Return: 9:00 pm.
Closed Christmas Day and Mardi Gras

Reservation Notes

Reservations are required. E-Ticket will contain complete details regarding this tour.


3 hours

Booth Location

The New Orleans Paddlewheel Creole Queen ticket booth is located at the Riverwalk Canal Street Dock, #1 Poydras, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Nearest Intersection

Port of New Orleans Place and Poydras St.

Age Requirements

Child Ticket: 6-12 years old. Child: ages 3-5 years old-half price-need to pay at the door. Children age 2 and under are free.


Cruise times may be altered or canceled due to weather and safety concerns. Please call customer service to verify time in advance of cruise. Reservations required at least 3 days in advance of desired cruise. Any cancellation requires 24 hours notice for full refund. You may pick up your tickets anytime before the cruise time. Vessel is wheelchair accessible. Gratuity on purchased beverages is not included in the ticket price. For evening cruises, appropriate attire is casual to dressy. Community-style seating is featured, with the majority of tables accommodating four to eight people. Specific seating on the deck cannot be guaranteed. All interior areas of the boat are non-smoking. Passengers who enjoy smoking may do so on the outdoor observation decks.

Guarantee Note: Due to the limited reserved seating and factors beyond the control of the operator, this product does not fall under the Trusted Tours and Attractions Guarantee program.