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Creole Queen Mississippi Riverboat Cruise

Experience the Mississippi River on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen cruise as part of this group bus trip. The Paddlewheeler Creole Queen was constructed in Moss Point, Mississippi and set sail for the first time in October of 1983. Powered by a 24-foot diameter paddlewheel and a contemporary fuel efficient GE diesel-electric system, the Creole Queen is one of a kind. Authentic wrought iron trims on the outer decks and Victorian style draperies, soft period lighting, wooden parquet dance floors and Louisiana Cypress bars within are reminiscent of the past, yet with modern amenities, there is no lack of comfort. Set sail on the historic Creole Queen and explore the best the Mississippi River has to offer.

Enjoy A Mississippi Riverboat Cruise

Enjoy A Mississippi Riverboat Cruise

Cruise on the Mississippi River

Cruise on the Mississippi River

Enjoy A Mississippi Riverboat Cruise Enjoy A Mississippi Riverboat Cruise
Cruise on the Mississippi River Cruise on the Mississippi River

The Creole Queen Experience

Climb on board the Creole Queen and cruise down the Mississippi River toward the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park’s Chalmette Battlefield as a costumed-interpreter takes you on a journey through New Orleans’ history. During the New Orleans river cruise learn about the founding of the city by the LeMoyne brothers, the expansion of the city into the “French Quarters” of the Treme and Marigny, the Louisiana Purchase and the Battle of New Orleans at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Highlights of the riverboat cruise include the French Quarter, The Port of New Orleans and a stop at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve’s Chalmette Battlefield. Drinks are available for purchase from the bar on board the Creole Queen.

Highlights of the New Orleans Riverboat Cruise

The French Quarter

Discover the past and present of the French Quarter as you sail past. The Vieux Carre, better known today as the French Quarter, was founded in 1718 and shaped by a cultural melting pot of French, Spanish, Sicilians, Italians, Africans and Irish. Its location along the Mississippi River and the popular streets it is bordered by including Canal Street, Decatur Street, Rampart Street and Esplanade Avenue make it a valuable site for trade.

The Port of New Orleans

Discover the hustle and bustle that takes place throughout the Port of New Orleans, a deep-draft multipurpose port at the center of the world’s busiest port system, boasting an impressive cargo handling area of  20 million square feet, more than 3.1 million square feet of covered storage space and 1.7 million square feet of cruise and parking facilities. The port is connected to major inland markets, Canada via 14,500 miles of waterways, six class I railroads and the interstate highway system, regularly seeing containers and break bulk cargo.

Chalmette Battlefield at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Step off the Creole Queen at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve’s Chalmette Battlefield and enjoy a guided tour and talk by a National Park Ranger. Learn about the Battle of New Orleans and find out how the American victory changed the world. Many people questioned the battle of the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain, after all, the treaty ending the war was signed in late 1814. The war was not over.  The American’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1812 became a symbol of democracy weighing over old European ideas of aristocracy and entitlement. Taking pride in the win for decades, Americans considered January 8th a national holiday, like the 4th of July is today.

Travel Tips

-          The Paddlewheeler Creole Queen is ADA compliant.

 

-          Air conditioning and heating keep the interior spaces of the Creole Queen pleasant all year round.

 

 

-          Don’t forget your camera. There will be unique photo opportunities during your riverboat cruise.