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New Orleans: Creole Queen History Cruise with Optional Lunch

New Orleans: Creole Queen History Cruise with Optional Lunch

From US$ 36 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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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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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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

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

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 209 reviews

Review summary

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

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The experience was far beyond what I imagined. I am a history buff and my wife not so much but my wife enjoyed the cruise and history lesson about the battle of New Orleans and the history of New Orleans itself way more than I did. The man Charles brought the cruise experience to a whole new life with his narrative and I just couldn't imagine the cruise experience being the same without him.

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January 18, 2022

Surprised how nice everything was. Lovely day, friendly staff, GREAT food, Charles the narrator was awesome, informative and funny. Bat drinks too expensive and you had to purchase something to drink ( water, tea, etc) for lunch but again, a really fun afternoon. Not crowded but would stay away during summer months since boat holds up to 800 people which would be way to crowded I feel. We had maybe 150 which was pleasant.

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October 28, 2021

This experience was very lovely! I did not do the lunch but from what I saw they had some great food. This is a great activity for a family event, couples day out, or even just something to do to get away. The only thing I would say is if you are not from New Orleans, make a plan to park and make a plan to arrive early. personally, I would use an Uber to get to the activity unless you're willing to pay for parking.

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August 14, 2021

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