Here’s the scoop on one of our favorites, the Creole Queen. Ideal for couples and honeymooners alike, enjoy classic cocktails from the onboard bar while you stroll the deck, enjoy the views, and listen to the music. Steamboat Natchez is New Orleans' only stemboat. The cruise stops at the Chalmette Battlefield just downriver from the French Quarter. Itineraries. A new addition on the water in 2018, the three-deck riverboat City of New Orleans offers a New Year’s Eve cruise where you can ring in the new year while soaking up the city’s spectacular skyline at night – and seeing it burst to life with fireworks at midnight. A plunge in tourism after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 forced the New Orleans Steamboat Company to sell off one of its two boats, but the arrival of the City of New Orleans is a sign of the steadily rising tide of tourists each year to this Southern city of Mardi Gras fame. This month the first new riverboat in more than a decade is set to launch in this Louisiana port city. New Orleans Riverboat Cruises. Begin your journey through the “Big Easy” with a private tour guide, who will give you a local’s look at the area’s most famous attractions. You can join a 2 hours Jazz Cruise and enjoy Mississippi and the Big Easy. However, nothing beats the phenomenal sight of riverboat cruises, or a classic paddle wheel boat tour down the Mighty Mississippi. Five ships offer the Mississippi River cruises. Contact your preferred agent for questions or to book your cruise. New Orleans Cruise Guide ... Round-trip from New Orleans to St Francisville (Louisiana), Natchez (Mississippi), Vicksburg (Mississippi), Baton Rouge (Louisiana) and Nottoway Plantation (Louisiana). From her French Quarter dock, she will welcome daily cruises, groups, charters, special events, concerts, weddings and more. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST JOIN NOW. Blog Employment Contact Us Directions.