The Paddlewheeler Creole Queen New Orleans River Cruises

Discover the secrets of New Orleans during an authentic paddlewheeler boat ride down the currents of the Mississippi River on the Creole Queen. Whether you pick a holiday-themed adventure or a historical tour, you’ll have the chance to experience New Orleans in a way paved roads and sidewalks won’t be able to do. Dive into the details of each specially curated cruise.

Mississippi River Dinner Jazz Cruise

Step aboard the magnificent 19th-century-style boat and you’ll be floating down a serene river with a great view of the city lights. In tow are your closest friends and a cocktail in hand while the smooth sounds of jazz fill your ears. This is all part of the experience on the Creole Queen’s Mississippi River Dinner Jazz Cruise. The glamor and romance will take your breath away, and the Creole buffet will surely satisfy your appetite. This unforgettable cruise is a quintessential New Orleans experience you won’t want to miss while you’re in The Big Easy.


  • Adults with Dinner: $79
  • Adults: $48
  • Children (6 - 12) with Dinner: $36
  • Children (6 - 12): $24
  • Children (3 - 5) with Dinner: $12
  • Children (3 - 5): Free

Historical River Cruise

The Creole Queen’s history cruise brings the tall tales and lore of New Orleans to life. It starts with a trip to the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park to learn about the city’s most famous pirate, then to the historic Chalmette Battlefield, the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. Your journey is narrated by a local historian ready to take you through the city’s many stories. From the creation of the French Quarter to the Louisiana Purchase, this one-hour excursion highlights the top historical moments in the making of New Orleans, plus a few secrets you might not know. 


  • Adults - $34
  • Children (6 - 12) - $14
  • Children (0 - 5) - Free

Holiday Cruises

In addition to its year-round cruises, the Creole Queen also offers special excursions during the holidays. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart on the Romance on the River cruise, watch the fireworks from the Mississippi River on the 4th of July Celebration Cruise, and enjoy the festive spirit of the Christmas Eve Cruise. See the full list here.

Tour details and prices are subject to change. Please check the Creole Queen’s website before making plans.