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November 13 2019 | Family Travel Tips


Sailing with Santa - Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Teach your children the true meaning of Christmas on the Steamboat NATCHEZ’s Sailing with Santa cruise. Head down to the dock near Jax Brewery in the French Quarter on November 23rd. To cruise for FREE, all guests regardeless of age, must bring a new, unwrapped gift for a child, ages infant-17 years (suggested minimum value of $10). This event benefits the New Orleans Women and Children's Shelter and the St. Bernard Battered Women's Shelter.

Entertainment on board will be geared to children, with a meet and greet and photos with Santa. Kids will love the balloon artists elves and writing letters for Santa's mailbox. Lunch will be available for purchase. Please note: there is no elevator on the NATCHEZ and there is not room to store strollers.

This is a popular annual event and it will fill up so get to the dock early! To pre-order your lunch buffet, visit


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