Media Contact: Adrienne Thomas
New Orleans Steamboat Co.
Gray Line New Orleans
504.587.0724 |

WHO: This event is open to the public.

WHAT: Celebrate Easter with the Steamboat NATCHEZ on a cruise down the Mississippi River. Attendees can cruise at 11:30 AM or 2:30 PM and will enjoy a delicious buffet and free-flowing mimosas while listening to the tunes of Duke Heitger's Steamboat Stompers Jazz band. Additionally, the Easter Bunny will be present at boarding to take photos with children.

WHEN: Sunday, April 5, 2015*
11:30 AM-1:30 PM
2:30 PM-4:30 PM
*Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to each cruise time.

WHERE: Steamboat NATCHEZ (where Toulouse St. meets the Mississippi River)

WHY: This extensive buffet is specially made by Executive Chef Joey LaBella and will include items such as Leg of Lamb, with pink grapefruit vinaigrette and truffled butter; Pecan Crusted Fish, with house made dill tartar, cane vinegar and tomato chutney; and Natchez Bread Pudding, a New Orleans soufflé of La Louisiane French bread, eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon with a Callebaut Belgian white chocolate sauce. Click here to view the full menu.

HOW: The cost for the cruise is $73.50 for adults, $29 for children ages 6-12 and $10 for children under 6. Reservations are required. To register, please call 504-569-1401 or 1-800-233-2628, or visit

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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 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