“Take a ride on a River Boat” …. Hey Y’all! Get your tickets and check out what is happening on the Steamboat Natchez.
See y’all there!
Sharon Denise Talbot
Steamboat NATCHEZ Sets Sail to Celebrate Progress Since Hurricane Katrina
River Cruises, Tales of Survival, and Calliope Concerts and Live Jazz Band
Make Up Fun-filled Day
WHAT: To recognize the five year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and to celebrate the city’s progress since the storm, the Steamboat NATCHEZ and its crew invite you to join them for a day of special events from Calliope concerts featuring New Orleans music, and a NATCHEZ Captain’s first-hand account of the Steamboat Natchez’s experience through Katrina. All cruise passengers for the day will receive a special commemorative NATCHEZ pin with the steamboat’s survival story.
Louisiana residents who present a valid Louisiana drivers license will climb aboard the NATCHEZ for half off the regular price on either Harbor Day Cruise. The NATCHEZ will set sail on its regularly scheduled, daily cruises where live music will be provided including a Jazz band.
WHEN: Sunday, August 29th
· New Orleans-themed Calliope Concerts: 10:40am, 1:40pm, 6:30pm
· Commemorative Pinning: 2:00pm
· Steamboat NATCHEZ Survival Story: 11:30am cruise & 2:30pm
· Cruises: 11:30am, 2:30pm and 7:00pm
WHERE: Steamboat NATCHEZ Lighthouse Ticket Office (Toulouse Street & the Mississippi River)
WHO: The Steamboat NATCHEZ invites all the people of New Orleans and those visiting the City to take part in this celebration.
WHY: Come and celebrate the NATCHEZ Steamboat as an integral part of the New Orleans survival story and the progression of the City of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. From the Calliope concert, to the cruises down the river, this event looks to celebrate all that is New Orleans by acknowledging that although there is still recovery work to be done throughout parts of the city, we have come so far since the initial devastating impact of storm.
For more information about the Steamboat NATCHEZ and for ticket information, please visit http://www.steamboatnatchez.com/.
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 www.neworleanssteamboatcompany.com.