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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-5
Wonderful
Alice_S
, Aug 2022
Mississippi River Enjoy the history of the glory of the mighty Mississippi River. The narrator was factual and the service was excellent. From one baker to another the bread pudding was excellent.
star-4
It was fun
Jessica_C
, Aug 2022
I enjoyed this, but my 11 year old was a little bored. It was also very hot that day so he whined more than anything. Maybe if we had went when it was cooler we would have had a better time.
star-4
Awesome trip
James_W
, Aug 2022
The narration of local history as the trip was underway was interesting and very informative. Also, while on board the staff was friendly and very professional.
star-5
The narrator was fabulous...
susannewalker
, Aug 2022
The narrator was fabulous It was freezing inside ☺️ Don’t bother printing your ticket They only need you name to get your boarding pass.
star-5
Great Boat Trip, Brilliant Guide and Narrator!
Will_C
, Aug 2022
We had a fantastic time on the tour, couldn't fault the trip. Charles, the tour guide/narrator, was a particular highlight, he's a great storyteller. The story of Katrina and the facts of what happened in the aftermath were brilliantly told, really stuck with us.
star-4
The speaker system was...
Ron_L
, Jul 2022
The speaker system was not loud enough to hear the guide. On the return trip we thought there was no program only to find out there was a very interesting presentation inside that was not being broadcast through the speakers. We missed a large portion of it.
star-5
The guide was a wonderful storyteller
Patty_L
, Jul 2022
I traveled with a group of high school Latin students, and we absolutely loved our guide Charles. My students enjoyed both the history of New Orleans on the way down, and the story of Hurricane Katrina on the way back-- none of them were alive then (!) and none of them really had an idea what a hardship it was for the people of New Orleans. The boatride itself was pleasant and breezy, even on a hot day. The battlefield site was quite hot but there is a nice cool giftshop and clean restrooms. Definitely a nice activity even if you have limited time in the city
star-5
We were very impressed...
Shannon_R
, Jul 2022
We were very impressed with the staff and cleanliness of the boat. Our guide, Charles, was fun & extremely knowledgeable about New Orleans & the Challamet battle. We had an amazing time & would love to recommend the Creole Queen!
star-5
GREAT TOUR
Traci_G
, Jul 2022
Super hot outside but worth it. The history we learned of the battle was GREAT! The boat was air conditioned and they served food that the kids enjoyed! Great tour!
star-5
Great ride!
Maribel_G
, Jul 2022
The history of New Orleans was interesting. The boat was very comfortable with plenty of room to view the sights
star-5
Birthday Cruise
Robbie_C
, Jul 2022
The stop at Chalmet Battlefield was a bonus! All of the staff was courteous. I appreciate their safety practices. We enjoyed our tour guide Dr. Lauren and her story telling style.
star-5
Great tour down the Mississippi
Anonymous
, Jul 2022
Highly recommend. The narration was very informative especially describing Hurricane Katrina and it’s impact
star-1
DON'T GO
Nancy_D
, Jul 2022
Left early didn't get to go. Person there was very rude. Viator did not help Thier respond was useless..
star-3
Cold and wet
Christina_D
, Jul 2022
We got caught on a storm and it was cold and we all got soaked. I think the crew should have checked on guests who were stuck outside. The only time we saw a crew member was to sell us pictures
star-5
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Anna_W
, Jul 2022
It was a blast. Getting to know more about New Orleans and how far we have come. The tour guide and narrator is the best.
star-5
Nice cruise and meal
Barbara_S
, Jun 2022
The food was absolutely delicious, the staff was very friendly and the lady giving us the facts about New Orleans was very knowledgeable. The cost of the pictures was ridiculously high however. I liked ours but wasn’t paying $24 for it. Most people I saw turned it down. Keep the price at $19.95 and you’ll get more buyers.
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.

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