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New Orleans: Creole Queen History Cruise with Optional Lunch

New Orleans: Creole Queen History Cruise with Optional Lunch

Activity provider: Paddlewheeler Creole Queen
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 39 per person

Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the mighty Mississippi river. Listen to an exciting narration depicting the last battle of 1812. Learn about New Orlean's famous landmarks, river lore, and culture.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the battlefield where the Battle of New Orleans took place
  • Enjoy New Orleans cocktails on board at the Cash Bar
  • Sit back and relax as you learn about the local history
Full description

Sit back and enjoy the views or a drink at the bar while journeying down the Mississippi river. Learn about New Orleans' complex, but interesting story, focusing on the critical Battle of New Orleans. Join a cruise narrated by a local guide and embark on a journey into the past as you head downriver to the Chalmette Battlefield at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. As you travel to the battlefield, learn about the settlement of New Orleans, its river, and the historical landmarks that line the banks of the Mississippi River. As you cruise, treat yourself to a traditional lunch on board. (If relevant option selected.)

Stop at the battlefield and hear about the legacy of the area on a 1-hour guided tour along the shore with a talk by National Park Rangers. After, return to the starting point where your tour will end.

SAMPLE MENU LUNCH: • New Orleans Style Shrimp Pasta • 10” Roast Beef Po-Boy • Creole Jambalaya • Crawfish Bread • Caesar Salad • Red Beans & Rice • Fresh Baked Cookies • Zapps Potato Chips (Menu items are subject to change by season and availability)

Includes
  • 1.5-hour narrated cruise
  • 1-hour guided tour of Chalmette Battlefield by National Park Rangers
  • Creole Lunch Buffet (if option is selected)
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Date

Meeting point

Meet at the Creole Queen boat is docked at the Riverwalk/Canal Street Dock, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • No outside food or beverages are allowed on board
  • Departure times may be altered or canceled due to weather and safety concerns
  • Cruise may remain dockside in the event of unfavorable sailing conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 269 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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It was a well narrated trip down the Mississippi on a beautiful ship. We chose the dinner option and were not disappointed. The portions were large and the food was delicious. It was very warm the day we went, so we chose to only walk half way for the battlefield portion of the tour. The crew were very helpful and had plenty of water on hand for hydration. Great time!

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May 19, 2022

Lovely relaxing cruise down the Mississippi with a buffet lunch loved the corn stew thingy and although not the same as British bread and butter pudding the bread pudding was delicious if you like cinnamon you’ll love it! Very informative tour guide learned lots about Andrew Jackson the battle of calumet and the pirate jean laffite would highly recommend

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May 18, 2022

It was a brilliant tour/cruise, the guide gave a fantastic narration of the history of the war between the British and Americans, his rone and the style of his speaking was very entertaining and humorous. On the way back he focused on Hurricane Katrina and gave a poignant and detailed account of what happened - in his unique ste of story telling. The guide made the trip absolutely brilliant, I would urge people to experience it for themselves!!!

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May 6, 2022

Product ID: 171936