• Icon returns to the River – The Steamboat NATCHEZ

    May 29, 2020



    Adrienne Thomas, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
    athomas@glnosc.com | (504) 587-0724

    Icon returns to the River – The Steamboat NATCHEZ NEW ORLEANS 
    – Renowned New Orleans authentic Steamboat resumes service.

    “Life is like the River, sometimes it sweeps gently along, and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.” *

    The Steamboat NATCHEZ and her crew have seen life along the River at her best, and at her worst, but now is time to take back the River for everyone to enjoy. Come outside and enjoy a cruise on the mighty Mississippi again, says Gordon Stevens, President and CEO of New Orleans Steamboat Company.

    Stevens announced that the NATCHEZ, recently celebrating 45 years of service, will signal with her steam

    calliope her first cruise scheduled on June 12th at 2:30pm. This return will be followed by a 2:30-4:30pm jazz

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    cruises on June 13 and 14 , and again June 19 – 22 . From the steam Calliope, to Duke Heitger’s

    Steamboat Stompers Jazz band, live narration, engine room visits and more, the NATCHEZ is a great way to celebrate the gentle opening of our City to locals and visitors alike. Come join the crew in the fresh air with friends and family.

    The New Orleans Steamboat Company completed an extensive plan for safety aboard out vessel, to include continuous cleaning, layouts for social distancing, revised ticketing procedures, and the ability to order food and beverages with a mobile phone application to decrease physical contact. Our crew is waiting for you with masks – and giant smiles behind those masks.

    Reservations available on line now (www.SteamboatNatchez.com) or by phone (504-569-1401) beginning June th


    Watch for complete advance cruise schedules, menus and events. 
    *Quote by Emma Smith


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    The New Orleans Steamboat Company was founded by Wilbur and Bill Dow after the rebuilding of the Toulouse Street Wharf in the French Quarter in 1974. Less than one year later, the 1200 passenger Steamboat NATCHEZ was christened. New Orleans Steamboat Company is well recognized and regarded for its contribution to the New Orleans cultural landscape and tourism industry. Since 1975, the Steamboat NATCHEZ has sailed daily offering Mississippi River cruises featuring live jazz, wonderful New Orleans cuisine and the best view in town! Take a cruise and experience part of our American Heritage. The New Orleans Steamboat Company also owns Gray Line Tours and the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS. For more information, please call 504-569-1401 or visit www.neworleanssteamboatcompany.com.

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