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WHO: This event is open to the public.

WHAT: A family cruise aboard the last authentic steamboat down the mighty Mississippi. The Steamboat NATCHEZ's Family Fun Day features entertainment and games for the whole family, including clowns, costumed characters, a children's author and more.

WHEN: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Boarding starts at 2 p.m.
Cruise from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Steamboat NATCHEZ (Toulouse Street & the Mississippi River)

WHY: The NATCHEZ invites families, extended families and friends to come aboard the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi for an early afternoon cruise featuring fun entertainment and games for the whole family.

HOW: Reservations required. The cost for the cruise is $15 for adults and $7.50 for children six to 12 years old. Food and beverages are optional purchases. Children five years old and under ride for free. To register for the Family Fun Day cruise or for more information, please call 504.569.1401 or visit Early reservations encouraged as spots are limited.

For more information about the Steamboat NATCHEZ, visit or call 504.586.8777. Become a fan on Facebook and follow the Steamboat NATCHEZ on Twitter @steamernatchez.


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 1600 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. For more information, please call 504-586-8777 or visit