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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

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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Taxes
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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Reviews by Viator travelers

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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.
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.
star-3
Charlie was the best...
susan_r
, May 2022
Charlie was the best narrator. Entertaining, factual. However we bought the lunch option and never got a lunch. When i went to the ticket office they told me it was our fault for not going into the dining area and get our lunch. However no food was being served and no mention of food was offered on the cruise. The charge for lunch was a rip off and misleading!
star-5
Great history of Louisiana boat tour
Kate_H
, May 2022
Enjoyed immensely! Loved the history commentary of New Orleans. Climbed the memorial tower at the one stop. Great exercise. Was an all round lovely tour.
star-4
A must in a New Orleans trip!
Ronald_M
, May 2022
Great experience, I loved the history told by the lady speaker. Very interesting! The historical monument was great too. I wish we had more time there. The food wasn't a big deal. It was fair, actually.
star-5
Enjoyable
Ross_W
, May 2022
There was no memorable parts. All it was memorable. The whole trip and our time in New Orleans was AWESOME. We look forward to another trip and another boat trip.
star-4
Creole Queen Cruise to battlefield
ftvz7647wj
, May 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Also after standing in line for 39 minutes in the sun, I reached the front of the line and was told I would have to go back to the booth and get a printed ticket as I had booked through Viator. I was frustrated but the tour guide walked back with me to get the ticket and then took me back to the front of the line. Great customer service. The return boat ride was pleasant and relaxing. Great cocktails too!
star-4
Nice afternoon tour while visiting NOLA.
Edi_A
, May 2022
Great afternoon activity. Weather was great, views were nice, narrator was informative. Tour of the battleground was also nice.
star-4
The time I spent with...
Coleman_T
, May 2022
The time I spent with family. I will also remember that the music was too loud, it made communicating difficult.
star-5
last day on the...
Edwin_F
, May 2022
last day on the Mississippi river -relaxing in the sun met interesting people and shared interesting stories food quality needs to be improved though &long lines at the bar were distractors
star-5
Good weather, not crowded...
Perry_H
, May 2022
Good weather, not crowded and Charles was a great narrator. Could have spent a little more time at the battlefield
star-1
Not worth the time or money
Nancy_D
, Apr 2022
Too many people. There wasn’t an inch of space on the exterior decks and even the interior of the upper decks were so packed there wasn’t a seat to be had. So we were stuck on the lowest deck and couldn't see any of the sights the MC was discussing. A total waste of time and money.
star-5
Nice day on the Mississippi
Diane_M
, Apr 2022
We enjoyed the paddle boat tour down the Mississippi on the Creole Queen. Interesting history shared by Dr. Lauren while we enjoyed the river views.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Go on the other Paddle Wheel Boat.
Eric_S
, Apr 2022
They oversell the cruise so there was no seating left on the boat for many people. It's a long tour and would be terrible to stand the entire time so just got off before departure. Plus the boat is very rundown. The other Paddle Wheel Boat looks so much better so probably just book that one.
star-5
Fleet Week up close!!!
Patti_D
, Apr 2022
Great Trip. Most enjoyed seeing the Navy Ships come in for Fleet Week and being that close. The Ship salute was memorable! The Story teller was AWESOME! Great rhythm. Kept it interesting the whole time.

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