Bangkok dinner cruises

  • Posted onApril 4th, 2013

Bangkok has a global reputation for its wild and exotic nightlife, from non-stop bars and seedy gogos, to slick rooftop hangouts and luxurious lounges, Bangkok may be busy throughout the day but it’s at night when the city really comes alive.Bangkok Dinner Cruise

An alternative to the usual bar and restaurant scene, along the calm ripples of the Chao Phraya River you’ll find a number of evening dinner cruises, allowing you to experience fine traditional Thai food to a backdrop of stunning views. Unlike the crazy evening action of Sukhumvit and Silom, here you’ll find a cool breeze and calm romantic vibe, feasting your belly on large platters of seafood and Thai cuisine, as you drift past the shimmering lights of ancient temples and the latest city skyscrapers.

There are a number of companies and cruises for you to choose from, including traditional rice barges and modern luxury cruisers, here are some of the most notable:

For a traditional Thai experience try. Loy Nava Cruise

Loy Nava Cruise

The Loy Nava Cruise is all experiencing the Bangkok of yesterday. As you dine aboard the magnificent Tahsaneeya Nava, a converted teak rice barge, you’ll take in all the classic sites, such as Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). Wat Phra Kaew, and the Grand Palace.

The food is all about find dining on classic Thai seafood, and further entertainment is provided by classic Thai music and dance performances.

For a luxury experience try. Chao Phraya Princess Dinner CruiseChao Phraya Princess Dinner Cruise

Bangkok’s first luxury cruise ship, the Chao Phraya Princess 1 has been catering to VIP and dignitaries since 1991, and is today joined by the Princess 2, 3, and 4 cruises ships. This large and luxurious cruiser can hold up to 250 diners, with cool air conditioned dining on the lower deck, and open air dinning up top.

The cruiser itself is an elegant mix of traditional Thai decor with stylish modern touches, including examples of classic Thai imagery and modern art. The buffet selection of food available is massive, you should have no trouble finding something to your taste, and the cruisers is spacious enough to walk around and take pictures as you pass the famous sites of Bangkok.

For a romantic experience try. Bangkok Grand Pearl Cruise

Bangkok Grand Pearl Cruise

The Bangkok Grand Pearl cruises are set on a fleet of 3 stylish, modern cruisers, the Grand Pearl 1 (300-seater), the Grand Pearl 2 (200-seater), and the Siam Pearl (80-seater). These romantic candle-lit dinner cruises enjoy a large and lavish buffet of fine Thai food and entertainment by way of a live Thai band.

There are several routes and programmes to choose from, but perhaps the most spectacular is the Grand Pearl Amazing Dinner Cruise, setting off at 19.30.

For amazing food try. Shangri-La Horizon CruiseShangri-La Horizon Cruise

Setting of nightly from the Shangri-La Pier, the lavish Shangri-La Horizon river cruiser treats guests to a magnificent banquet of Thai and international food. Taking in all the notable sights of the Chao Phraya, the Shangri-La Horizon Cruise keeps in line with the 5-star styling of the renowned Shangri-La Hotel, with the buffet of food cooked and served to the highest standards. It’s not the cheapest cruise in town but you certainly get what you pay for.

For something differing try. Ayutthaya Rice Barge Dinner Cruise

Ayutthaya Rice Barge Dinner Cruise

An alternative to the sights and sounds of the Bangkok riverbanks, Ayutthaya is the old capital of Thailand, just a few KMs to the north. Here you’ll find a plethora of art and history stood proud on the edges of the river, with ancient and romantic sights including Wat Putthaisawan, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wat Chai Watthanaram, The Memorial Stupa of Queen Suriyothai, Phet Fortress, and Wat Phananchoeng.

Several companies offer dinner cruises of Ayutthaya, but for a real authentic experience nothing beats dinning on a traditional teakwood rice barge.


  1. manoj sharma says:

    kindly quote horizen dinner cruise for 2 adult and a 13 yr child.pls inform about indian food on board or of travel 28 nov.regards

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