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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 18 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 18, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 18 - Nov 1, 2017
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 18, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 18 - Dec 29, 2017
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Dickie Brennan’s…

Oct 18 - 18, 2017
Due to popular demand, Dickie Brennan's Tableau Restaurant and The Historic New… more

East of the…

Oct 18, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Oct 18, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 18 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 18 - Dec 27, 2017
Join us at the Fountain Lounge every Wednesday  to enjoy music from Tom… more

The Historic New…

Oct 18 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

Heart of the House

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2017
Jazz in the Park returns this fall running from September 14th to November… more

Lilith in Loa…

Oct 19, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 19 - Nov 18, 2017
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel.… more

22nd Annual Pasta &…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Join us for an unforgettable evening ..Paris, Montmare, Cabaret, Can Can, and… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Concerts in the…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular outdoor music series Concerts in… more

Golden State Warriors…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Come experience NBA basketball at its best as the Pelicans take on the NBA's… more

Magazine St. Art…

Oct 20, 2017
Magazine St. Art Market is a unique way to experience the best of our local… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 18 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

New Orleans Steamboat Company Announces Purchase of a Sternwheeler Riverboat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Adrienne Thomas, Director of Sales and Marketing
504-587-0724
athomas@glnosc.com

New Orleans - Gordon Stevens, President and CEO of New Orleans Steamboat Company and Gray Line Tours, announced the purchase of the former ROCK ISLAND Casino Boat.

A new name, fitting a New Orleans vessel, has not yet been selected.

Stevens said that the former casino boat, located in Illinois, will be towed to New Orleans to be completely renovated.
Stevens said that the boat is 189' long and 55' wide with three large enclosed passenger decks, and a beautiful shear to her decks resulting in a lovely exterior appearance. She will be licensed to carry 1,000 passengers. The boat will have a full service kitchen and bars.

The boat will complement the Steamboat NATCHEZ running harbor and dinner cruises and private charters. Because the boat will have a much larger interior capacity than the NATCHEZ, she will be able to accommodate larger charters, special events, concerts, dance cruises and shows.

The boat will berth at the lower end of the Riverfront Park adjacent to the Steamboat NATCHEZ. The company leases this berthing spot, on a long term basis, from the Port of New Orleans. The boat will begin sailing in New Orleans in late 2017, following the renovation. The Company will act as general contractor for the renovation along with marine architect, Andy Lebet of DeJong & Lebet.

Celebrating its 41st anniversary this year, the Steamboat NATCHEZ first sailed in New Orleans in 1975. In addition to the NATCHEZ, the New Orleans Steamboat Company has owned and operated the Sternwheeler COTTON BLOSSOM, the Riverboats PRESIDENT, MARK TWAIN, BECKY THATCHER, M/V JOHN JAMES AUDUBON and the AUDUBON EXPRESS in New Orleans and the Sternwheeler P.A. DENNY at the 1984 World's Fair.