Featured Day Cruises on the Mississippi River

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There are quite a few options available for day cruises on the Mississippi River in some of the main cities that are visited on multi-day cruises including Memphis, New Orleans, Minneapolis/St. Paul and St. Louis. Below you'll find a list of featured cruises.

Memphis City Tour and Riverboat Cruise 

Starts with a walking tour along Beale Street in downtown Memphis near Graceland. The city tour is followed by a sightseeing cruise from the Mississippi River aboard the Island Queen paddleboat. Click here for more details.

Duration: 6.5 Hours

Dates Available: March thru November

Price Per Person (Age 12+): $80.00


Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise
(New Orleans)

Day cruise on the Mississippi River aboard a paddlewheeler in New Orleans. Enjoy a scenic view of New Orleans and a narrated tour from the Steamboat Natchez. Click here for more details.

Optional lunch buffet can be purchased separately. Beverages are included with lunch.

Duration: 2 Hours

Dates Available: March thru December

Price Per Person (Age 12+): $34.00


Viator VIP: Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat and Engine Room Tour (New Orleans)

Take an evening dinner cruise aboard the Steamboat Natchez. This itinerary provides a guided tour of the paddlewheel riverboat, which includes a look at its engine room.

Champagne, buffet dinner and live jazz are also featured on this cruise. Click here for more details.

Duration: 2 Hours

Dates Available: March thru December

Price Per Person (Age 12+): $150.00


In addition to the featured cruises, there are also day trips available between March and November each year on the Mississippi River in St. Louis

And in Minneapolis, there are day cruises available on the Minneapolis Queen from May through October.

So if you're visiting or spending time in one of these cities, a short river cruise could be a great way to further enjoy the destination.

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