For a city that owes its life to the river, Mississippi experiences can be few and far between. That’s why a ride on the Steamboat Natchez isn’t just for tourists. A throwback to the days when steamboats cruised up and down the mighty Mississippi for commerce and pleasure, the Natchez reveals just how busy this working river remains. Traveling up and down the famed crescent bend, the Natchez serves straightforward Creole fare on lunch and dinner cruises, always with live jazz onboard. But the food isn’t the point here; instead the kick is traveling the old school way on the Mighty Mississippi, sipping an excellent bloody Mary and dancing to the music of the Dukes of Dixieland, a brass forward jazz band that never disappoints.