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As the number of New Orleans’ hotel rooms approaches 50,000 within walking distance to the Poydras-Canal Street dock, the Riverboat Louis Armstrong will be the perfect venue for conventioneers as well as leisure travelers, providing extraordinary experiences for great jazz; weddings; and, most importantly, large convention events.

With its focus on jazz, the Riverboat Louis Armstrong, which is currently licensed for 3,000 passengers, will allow much flexibility to feature local and national talent, from intimate trios to popular headliners. Furthermore, depending on the entertainment package, the boat can cruise or  remain dockside. New Orleans inspired cuisine and drinks of all types will be available.

What sets the Riverboat Louis Armstrong apart is its focus on versatility. The boat will also become an elegant haven for corporate meeting planners, public and private events, and other groups looking for a rare and enchanting venue. 

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Whatever your special event needs are, from entertaining clients to holding business meetings, sponsoring trade shows, hosting cocktail receptions, and more - Riverboat Louis Armstrong's professional staff of Party Planners is ready to assist you in creating the perfect gathering.

You can reserve a room, the entire deck, or take a full-boat charter  allowing privacy and greater flexibility in planning your party. You can choose any type of entertainment you desire. You can remain dockside or cruise down the mighty Mississippi River. We can assist you with transportation. The options are endless. Start the Proposal Process at

Riverboat Louis Armstrong is the perfect solution for:

Catering Packages

Riverboat Louis Armstrong's In-House Caterers feature menus created by our onboard chef to meet your individual needs and served by an attentive, uniformed staff. Menu selections are available for breakfast, brunches, buffet dinners, seated dinners, cocktail presentations, and dessert parties.  

Beverage Packages

Riverboat Louis Armstrong can provide open or per-person bars to include House Brands, Call Brands, Premium Brands, or Specialty Brands. Complete bar facilities are located in each room and on the Promenade Deck. The professional staff at Riverboat Louis Armstrong can help you customize your beverage selection for your special event.


With our top of the line sound system and full stage, any concert or event you invision, the Riverboat Louis Armstrong can make it happen. Theme nights and specialty entertainment options include Cajun Bands, Gospel Choirs, Cajun Dancers, Classical, Pop, Brazilian, Zydeco, Contemporary, Rock & Roll, and Big-Band music. We also can provide unqiue entertainment features such as Caricatures Artists, Mimes, Magicians, Psychics, Tarot Card Readers, Jazz Parades with police escort, Marching High School Bands, Marching Brass Bands, and more! The sky is the limit on the Riverboat Louis Armstrong.


As a member of the family of companies, Riverboat Louis Amrstrong partners with ground transportation company New Orleans Tours. With a fleet of over 80 vehicles including 55- and 47- passenger motorcoaches and 25-passenger mini buses, New Orleans Tours will accommodate you in comfort and style. If transportation is needed, we have the solution.

Request For Proposal

Let our skilled and industry-savvy team help your company or organization plan the perfect New Orleans corporate meeting, event, or weekend getaway. Our DMC, Destination Management Inc, is available to help you plan anything from a small team meeting to a multi-day event for hundreds of people! Take advantage of our ground transportation companies New Orleans Tours and New Orleans Airport Shuttle for airport and city-wide transportation, including group rates and scheduled pick-ups. 

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