Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise

366 Reviews | New Orleans, USA

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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Overview

Take a 2 hour, 30 minute cruise down the great Mississippi River aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. Enjoy a narrated tour with a licensed historian describing 300-years of New Orleans history; from the founding of the city by the LeMoyne Brothers to the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. During your cruise the vessel will dock at Chalmette Battlefield for a 1-hour excursion. Enjoy a guided tour and talk by a National Park Ranger about the battle of New Orleans, while taking in the sweet breeze and delicate waves along the river. Delight in a cash bar and/or a satisfying Creole lunch option available on the boat while viewing the famous French Quarter and Port of New Orleans from the river .

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Average 4.42 out of 5 stars based on 366 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

5 stars
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4 stars
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3 stars
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Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Kimberly_S, Nov 2022 Verified
I highly recommend the tour, Charles was an excellent guide. Very knowable and great to listen to. The food was horrible.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Nick_O, Nov 2022 Verified
There is so much great information during the cruise, that you have to do it twice to get it all. Good food and great time...it's a must if you go to New Orleans.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Adriana_B, Nov 2022 Verified
Our guide Charles was extremely talented and made the story come to life. So enjoyable to listen to, and I usually don't care for history.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Phyllinga_J, Nov 2022 Verified
Loved this experience! I would definitely do it again and recommend. Food was fabulous and the guide was entertaining and informative! Tips: arrive 45 mins early, sunglasses, hat and a hand fan depending on what side of the boat your on in the day!Recommend for company: please give more details about how the food is handled and where it is. Perhaps a map of the inside of the boat.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Babbo, Nov 2022 Verified
If you are looking for an afternoon of history and leisure time on the Mississippi River this tour is for you! Charles made the tour with his narration of New Orleans history, including a riveting account of the events leading to and during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We highly recommend this tour.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Debra Z, Nov 2022 Verified
The Cruise was relaxing and enjoyable. But what stood out the most to me was Charles the historian on board. The way he described the history of New Orleans and the battle that took place at Jean Lafitte historic Park was so engaging and enjoyable to listen to. The way he described Hurricane Katrina and the cleanup was heart wrenching. My only regret was that he was not my history teacher in high school
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Marc_P, Nov 2022 Verified
Excellent historian, well timed and smoothly organized. Good value for money; we declined the buffet, and shard a bowl of seafood pasta a la carte.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Heather J, Nov 2022 Verified
By far my most enjoyable part of New Orleans was this historic cruise. The historian/narrator Charles was knowledgeable and entertaining. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. If you're only in New Orleans for a day, pick the cruise.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
barbara_o, Nov 2022 Verified
Lovely ride. Dr. Tarantino was wonderful. Informed, good sense of humor. Stop at park great Thank you.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
789niallm, Nov 2022 Verified
Thoroughly enjoyed our day out on the Creole Queen. Weather was great which always helps. Staff were lovely. Our historical narrator, Charles, made the day. Some great stories from way back but also the story of hurricane Katrina. His passion for his job comes through in his voice. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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