Friday, April 4, 2014
Things We Hate - Natchez Jazz River Boat Cruise out of New Orleans - 1 star
I just returned from a 5 day trip to New Orleans and I have to tell you that the weather was sunny and beautiful- well with one day of torrential rain - otherwise great. We did opt for a lunch jazz cruise and I was excited to see the boat and the tour of the waterfront. It was raining when we boarded and the cruise was overbooked with people everywhere - we sat for lunch and the waiters seemed to hoover (not in a good way) as soon as we finished eating they asked everyone to go outside - raining still and heavier as the cruise went - they suggested the gift shop or the engine room for places to get out of the rain since it was coming in at an angle hitting the deck even under the awnings- we were soaked having ran in the rain to get in line for the cruise and outside was windy and cold. Not happy I just sat sipping my drink slowly as a few others were asked to leave - we did leave eventually and wandered around the wet slippery desks looking for some dry spot to sit - none could be found. The engine room was warmer and interesting to investigate btw, but the rest was cold.
Lunch was also a huge disappointment - the fruit cornucopia was 1 apple when I got to that section of the lunch line - they served us the food and the servings were tiny and no seconds allowed. The corn bread ran out and was not replenished and yet we were being asked to leave so others could come in for lunch - what lunch?
The tour was over the loud speaker and seeing the waterfront with someone pointing out what you were looking at was interesting - but we later took a bus tour with a much more knowledgeable guide who told stories while pointing out historical and interesting places to visit. The price of the cruise was 39.00 including lunch - I won't be doing that again - waste of money with some many more interesting foods to try along the waterfront this lunch was a huge disappointment not to mention the rude staff that served and cleared the tables.
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