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Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise

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New Orleans, United States
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Sail down this Mississippi River on a classic Paddlewheeler boat on this New Orleans river cruise. Enjoy illuminating narration from a licensed historian and stop part-way through the trip to learn about the Battle of New Orleans. Then, get back aboard the vessel and enjoy a cash bar while admiring the views.
  • New Orleans riverboat cruise on the Mississippi
  • Learn about the Battle of New Orleans during an educational stop
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day to fit your schedule
  • Food and drinks available for purchase onboard the steam boat
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Local guide
1 Hour at Battlefield
Gratuities
Food and drinks (Available for Purchase)
1 Poydras St , 1 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Located directly at the end of Poydras Street behind the Outlet Collection Mall and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed on board.
  • Bags are checked before boarding the vessel to ensure safety during the cruise.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If altered or canceled due to poor weather, cruise may remain dockside in the event of unfavorable sailing conditions.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Due to limited capacity, refund requests made less than 24 hours prior to departure will NOT be considered. This includes missing the attraction for any reason. However, your ticket is transferable and valid for up to one year.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY New Orleans Paddlewheels Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise.

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  • "We sat up top, but recommend indoors if heat sensitive." See review
  • "Definitely a do not miss if you are in New Orleans!" See review

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star-4
Creole Queen in June
Cheryl_M
, Jun 2022
Narrations were interesting, informative and humorous. Staff was gracious and accommodating. The stop at Chalmette Battle Field gave me a better understanding of the region’s history. Well worth the cruise admission!
star-5
Swamp Tour
Karen_C
, Jun 2022
a unique experience and we had a ball. Our tour guide was hilarious and made it fun. Would most definitely recommend
star-4
Narrator - Charles
Kenneth_Y
, Jun 2022
The narrator, Charles made the cruise . He provided the most informative Katrina history...very, very worthwhile . KY
star-5
Great day on the river
Carolyn_M
, Jun 2022
The narrator Charles was excellent!!!! The boat was clean and had a lot of options for seating. Did not have the lunch but it looked really good.
star-5
Enjoyable afternoon cruise.
cal_l
, Jun 2022
Enjoyable 2.5 hour cruise on Mississippi River. Interesting historical narration during cruise offerings both outside and air conditioned inside seating.
star-5
Creole Queen
Stacy_H
, Jun 2022
Visiting the battle field and learning the strategies employed by Lafitte and Andrew Jackson. Very interesting
star-5
It was informational and...
Eric_G
, Jun 2022
It was informational and the speaker gave interesting stories. The boat ride was great with the choice of riding in the A/C or outside.
star-5
Loved the history...
Dennis_S
, Jun 2022
Loved the history explained by the Tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable and made it fun. Highly recommended to do
star-5
Fun day
Craig_C
, Jun 2022
Great family outing. Cajun food and a guide that was amazing. We stopped and walked through the battlefield which I didn’t expect. Such a planned and fun day. The boat had music for everyone to enjoy.
star-3
Garyvoe1
Anne_W
, Jun 2022
Thought it was too crowded and little space to sit on lower deck. The river part was not very interesting.
star-5
Paddleboat ride down the Mississippi
Richard_W
, May 2022
We had such a wonderful time we are planning a paddleboat tour from New Orleans to Memphis. The lecture or did such a fine job of telling us some history of New Orleans that we never knew before. It was fascinating. It made me want to go back and read some history books to learn more. I would recommend this trip for anyone or family.
star-5
Great excursion. Thoroughly recommended.
David_S
, May 2022
Fantastic insight into history of New Orleans and also the devastating Hurricane Katrina. We’ll worth it.
star-5
Very good food! Nice...
Viviana_C
, May 2022
Very good food! Nice breeze on the water. Great commentator and story-telling! Beautiful scenery and trip to the park.
star-5
Overall a great...
Holly_B
, May 2022
Overall a great experience. The narrator, Charles, was great. We learned a lot. However it felt rushed at the battle site. By the time we listened to the narration of the battle, we only had about 10 minutes to peruse the museum before rushing back to the boat. Needed another 20-30 minutes there in our opinion.
star-5
History and a Cruise
Walter_B
, May 2022
The narrator was excellent, especially his story about the history of Hurricane Katrina. Well worth the price of the cruise.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Mississippi cruising
Warren_O
, May 2022
Couldn’t leave New Orleans without a ride on a paddle wheeler. The battlefield stop was OK. There was a medical emergency when we got back on the boat that caused a one hour delay, but we were able to cool off in the air conditioned lounge.
star-5
Going up the river, with a big paddle.
Randy_B
, May 2022
We were able to spent our 50th anniversary experiencing something new for us. We’ve never cruised anywhere before and lunch was good also.
star-3
Good experience.
Christopher_L
, May 2022
The tour historic narrative was very good. The lunch buffet was decent with local flavors. Free ice water self serve was nice.
star-5
We enjoyed disembarking...
Valerie_C
, May 2022
We enjoyed disembarking at Battlefield seeing the museum and the surroundings, as well as seeing some of the areas hit and learning more information about Hurricane Katrina.
star-4
Good Trip.
Richard_U
, May 2022
Good all round experience. The onboard guide was very knowledgable and informative. About a two and half hour trip including a 30-40 minute stop where we could disembark at a battle site accompanied by the guide.

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