I love boating on the lake, taking a ferry, or crossing the English Channel. It’s so peaceful out on the water and the view as you depart and arrive is just so beautiful, especially if you’re talking about a big boat or a city with a skyline like New York City. I’ve been on dinner cruises before, but this river boat cruise in New Orleans was such a great time!
It was so much fun, and while the food was decent, it was really the experience that made it worthwhile.
Actually, the gumbo on the cruise was DELICIOUS, the rest of the food was pretty typical. However, the stories from the captain, the views, the history of the city, it was all such a beautiful way to take in another side of New Orleans. The cruise is a couple hours long and you boat out on the Natchez River and then dinner commences in two sessions.
There is a Dixieland Jazz band that plays great music (as one would expect in New Orleans) while your out on the water. The captain also gives all sorts of educational information about landmarks and sites, one being the Domino sugar factory. The boat has lots of historic older elements that the captain talks about as well. However, the real gem of these tourist attraction is watching the sunset over the city of New Orleans. We were there in May and so the sun was setting behind the French Quarter which made for some stunning views of the city.
Once we were docked back at shore we were in the perfect location to talk the nightlife of the French Quarter; specifically Jackson Square and Bourbon Street. While the nightlife of the French Quarter isn’t my typical cup of tea, it’s still an experience that most should see when visiting New Orleans.
Have you been on a boat cruise? What was your favorite part?