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Creole Queen Jazz Cruise

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. Enjoy the sounds of a lively jazz band, as you cruise down the mighty Mississippi River.
Ticket Type
Child: 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.
New Orleans is famous for it's Jazz music entertainment and what better way to experience it, but aboard the Creole Queen Jazz Cruise. The New Orleans Paddlewheeler packs a lot of fun into this excursion, and you are invited to come along for the ride! Bring the whole family, or just that special someone for a night of jazz, the sights and sounds of the Big Easy and a cruise on the Mighty Mississippi. It's a night to remember and a journey you'll never forget!


  • 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-Currently unavailable
  • Escort your dance partner for a sweep across the wooden parquet dance floors
Welcome aboard for one of the best Paddlwheel Cruises Louisiana has to offer! Sit back and relax aboard the Creole Queen and view the French Quarter, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral and the French Market. This Jazz Cruise is pure New Orleans and pure pleasure!

Cruise down the Mighty Mississippi as you enjoy lively Jazz Entertainment and captivating skyline views. Enjoy your favorite cocktails and sweet river breezes on the promenade deck as the city skyline slips by under a canopy of stars. Listen to jazz musicians play as you 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.

Make your reservations and buy your eTickets today for the Creole Queen Jazz Cruise. Have a little Jazz with your New Orleans adventure!

Operating Times

Check calendar for 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 Creole Queen ticket booth is located at the RiverWalk Canal Street Dock, #1 Poydras, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Nearest Intersection

Port of New Orleans Pl. and Poydras St.

Age Requirements

Child Ticket: 6-12 years old. Ages: 5 and under are free.


Cruise times may be altered or canceled due to weather and safety concerns. Please call customer service to verify time 1 day in advance of cruise. Reservations required at least 2 days before desired cruise date. Any cancellation requires 24 hours notice. You may pick up your tickets anytime before the cruise time. If, under special circumstances, the boat does not sail the cruise will be held dockside. Vessel is wheelchair accessible. For evening cruises, appropriate attire is casual to dressy. 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.