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Creole Queen Mississippi River Cruises

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Address: 1 Poydras Street, Riverwalk Spanish Plaza, New Orleans, LA 70130-1662
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+1 504-293-2316
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Creole Queen is an authentic paddlewheeler that takes guests on day and...

The Creole Queen is an authentic paddlewheeler that takes guests on day and night cruises for a totally different view of the Crescent City from the Mississippi River.

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Amazing Orator Creole Queen Battlefield Tour

Charles has the most wonderful voice, and is a wealth of information regarding the founding and settling of New Orleans, and Hurricane Katrina. We were not sure what to expect... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Pleasanton

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Nedlands, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Boat is lovely but the 2 hour cruise is only an 1 hour cruise, with an hour at a battlefield! They are not upfront about this, also the facilities of hot tea and coffee is non existent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the morning history tour to the battlefield where Jackson beat the British at the end of the War of 1812. The history tour guide on the boat told a fascinating tale of the history of the city through the jazz age. Make sure you see the quick video inside the visitors center.

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Albion, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many other reviews have spoken highly of Charles, the "voice" of the Creole Queen Historical Cruise. We would like to add our praise. There is nothing better than learning about the history of a place while actually at the location. If you think you know a lot about the history of Lousiana or New Orleans or Hurricane Katrina, think again.... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Charles did a great, great job on our recent Historical River Cruise. The information he provided on the City, the Battle of New Orleans and on Katrina was extremely informative and delivered in a very unique and distinctive style.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not exactly what we expected. Booked an evening dinner/jazz tour. Served what they called a Caesar salad, in fact it was a bowl of uncut romaine leaves with croutons. A creamy dressing served on the side. Everything else was tasteless except for the gumbo which was so salty I put it aside. No service, not even water was served to... More 

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Pleasanton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Charles has the most wonderful voice, and is a wealth of information regarding the founding and settling of New Orleans, and Hurricane Katrina. We were not sure what to expect, but found this to be one of our favorite and educational tours we did while in NOLA. I would recommend the Battlefield tour to all history buffs. I recommend sitting... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on the Historical Cruise to the 1815 Battle of New Orleans at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park. The cruise is about 2 1/2 hours long and there is a guide that tells the historical story of New Orleans. You can also ask them questions. Food and drink is available on the boat for an additional price. I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good value, it was worth the little bit extra for the food, everything we ate was really tasty & there was plenty. The commentary was both informative and humorous. Highly recommend this tour, it is one of the best tours we have done in New Orleans

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow, we thought this would be a fun, easygoing, lazy river cruise past some interesting sights and scenery (which it definitely was), but we couldn't believe how informative and interesting our cruise director/ tour guide (named "Charles") was! He gave us almost two hours of facts and anecdotes about New Orleans past and present, and his description of the days... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice river cruise if you are into history. They talk about the history of New Orleans and about the battle of taking over this city. They also stop off at a Battle and Cemetery and allow you to walk around for 45 minutes before you get back on the cruise. You can choose to purchase the tickets... More 

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