Essence Festival Weekend's All Inclusive Event

Saturday, July 1, 2017
VIP ON THE RIVER is an ALL INCLUSIVE EVENT where EVERYONE IS V.I.P.
SIP all you want, SAVOR all you like and SWAY to the sounds of the sexy DJ Bomshell Boogie! One price includes Cruise, VIP Party, All You Can Eat Buffet & All You Can Drink Premium Open Bar. Plus… the most amazing start to your Saturday evening. Make plans to join us on Saturday aboard the Steamboat Natchez.

CHOOSE BETWEEN 2 CRUISE TIMES
Mid-Day Cruise at 2:00PM
Sunset Cruise at 5:30PM

All Access VIP Party
SWAY to the sights and sounds of The Big Easy during this All VIP Party. Covered Pavilion to keep you out of the sun for pre-boarding. We grant you access to all three levels to enjoy this perfect blend of New Orleans and Essence Festival as you celebrate with old and new friends from around the country.
All Inclusive Premium Open Bar
SIP a wide variety of premium brand liquor, beer and wine. We got Spirits, yes we do. With six bars across three levels, enjoying your favorite beverages won't be an issue. We don't call it "Sippin' on the Mississippi" for nothing.
All Inclusive Creole Cuisine
SAVOR as much as of our flavorful authentic southern creole cuisine as you like. With multiple food stations across multiple levels, we encourage you to indulge and let your taste buds run wild. Besides, we wouldn't want you Sippin' on an empty stomach.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

ARE YOU READY FOR VIP ON THE RIVER?

The perfect "Do Something Different". You wouldn't want to miss this experience.

Tickets Now Available

Ticket Prices are set to increase as we get closer to Essence Festival.

800.801.8429

ALL INCLUSIVE EVENT

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COVERED PAVILION FOR PRE-BOARDING
CRUISE THE MAJESTIC MISSISSIPPI RIVER
ENJOY NOLA’S ONLY AUTHENTIC STEAMBOAT
3 LEVELS OF PARTY, LOUNGING & SIGHTSEEING
ALL YOU CAN DRINK TOP SHELF OPEN BAR
BEER, WINE AND SUPER PREMIUM BRANDS INCLUDED
ALL YOU CAN EAT CREOLE CUISINE
QUICK ACCESS BARS AND FOOD STATIONS
COURTEOUS SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY STAFF
MINGLE WITH PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY
SOUNDS BY NOLA’S OWN DJ BOMSHELL BOOGIE
FEATURED IN ESSENCE MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE BEST
ACCESS TO OPEN AIR DECK WITH RELAXED SEATING
CELEBRATION PACKAGES AVAILABLE
CRUISE RETURNS IN TIME TO ENJOY THE CONCERTS
TITLED ON ESSENCE.COM AS “PARTY OF THE YEAR”
LISTED ON N.O. CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
WEEKEND’S ONLY ALL INCLUSIVE VIP EVENT
A PERFECT BLEND OF ESSENCE AND NEW ORLEANS

After Your Cruise Transportation...

ENTERTAINMENT

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The Gulf Coast’s Host with the Most keeping you entertained.
Send your shout-outs

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New Orleans’ own mixxologist spinning your favorite music from around the country.
Send your song request

If you've never experienced VIP ON THE RIVER, ask someone who has....

  • Angela
    Angela

    "This cruise was such good times. Truly one of the highlights to the trip. Oh so much fun and worth every penny."

  • Jock S.
    Jock S.

    "If you're attending Essence Festival for the first time, this is a must attend event. For the vets, you already know how VIP ON THE RIVER goes down. "

  • Sun Est
    Sun Est

    "Amazing... great service... great food... great music... endless drinks... wouldn't miss it for the world!"

  • Darron
    Darron

    "If you missed VIP ON THE RIVER Boat Ride last year, don't miss it this year... All you can eat and Open Bar highlights this epic event..."

  • London Boys
    London Boys

    "One of our favorite events of Essence Festival weekend"

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie

    "I am five years and counting. If nothing else, I'm on VIP ON THE RIVER cruise every year!"

  • Tina
    Tina

    "We are ready for that Steamboat Natchez. Me and my girls are doing this event for sure"

  • Lark
    Lark

    "VIP ON THE RIVER is a hot event, I had a ball last year...Loved it!"

  • Valerie
    Valerie

    "I went this past year and it was one of the highlights of my trip. You cannot go to Essence and not attend the VIP ON THE RIVER cruise. Fun Times, fun people, drinks drinks and more drinks. A total party atmosphere. In one word, it is AWESOME!"

  • Deedee
    Deedee

    "The best ever. Always have a blast. VIP turnt up all day. Y'all missed out if you wasn't here."

GOOD TO KNOW...

CALL 800.801.8429
How to get Limited Reserved Tables
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Are you celebrating a Birthday, Anniversary, Career Achievement, Girls Weekend, Fellas Getaway, Group Reunion or any other special occasion? Enhance your VIP ON THE RIVER experience. Tables/Packages are limited. Call 800.801.8429
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What's on the VIP ON THE RIVER Menu
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All You Can Eat Creole Buffet
Salad, French Bread, Fried Chicken, Gumbo, Baked Chicken, Jambalaya, Bread Pudding...
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Where is the Steamboat Natchez
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Steamboat Natchez Lighthouse Ticket Office
600 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130
One block west of Jackson Square behind JAX Brewery.
Super Premium Open Bar
Is It Really All You Can Drink
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Make em' say uhhhh - No Limit. Yes! Of Course! Definitely! Absolutely! Drink as much as you like. We feature multiple quick access OPEN BAR stations with wine, beer and TOP SHELF brands including Ciroc, Hennessy, Ketel One, Paton, Courvoisier, Tanqueray, Jack Daniel's, Bacardi, Hornitos, Crown Royal, Belvedere and many more.
After Cruise Transportation.
Would you like a Ride To Your Next Stop
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Optional: After you've been cruisin, sippin and dancin, why walk when you can ride vip style. We provide optional transportation to one of four points of interest.
Space Limited. Reserve your seat now.
LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING
Are Tickets Still Available
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The question isn't if tickets will sell out. The questions is... Do you have yours?:-)
Tickets are very limited.
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