Bangkok's Best Cruise in Thailand–Princess of the Cruises–Chao Phraya Riverboat Cruise
Updated: Jan 15
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If you want a very relaxing and comfortable atmosphere that gives you warmth and excitement, the Chao Phraya Princess river boat cruise offers that. This amazing boat cruise consists of professional Thai dancing, dazzling lights, authentic Thai food, and sights of ancient historical temples.
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BOARDING THE CRUISE BOAT
When we went to Bangkok in 2019, the 2 hour extravagant boat cruise commenced with talented Thai women impressively performing dances on the boat while varieties of music was playing. This dancing ensued for about 10 minutes. While this was happening, hundreds of excited people were lined up to board the cruise boat. After the dance and music stopped playing, we were welcomed aboard. A greeter happily stood at the door and cheerfully welcomed us as we aboarded the boat. Once we stepped onto the board, we were greeted by a cordial Thai lady. We were then guided up a flight of stairs where we were greeted by Thai waitresses and waiters who directed us to our dinner seats.
As soon as we took our seats, the cruise boat started to move. Our seats were ideally located on the second deck in the upper left corner close to the bow of the boat. This particular seating offered us breathtaking, magnificent, and stunning views of the city of Bangkok under the stars. The buffet comprised of a wide array of savory authentic Thai style and international foods (Chinese, Indian, and Western) including: (1) Appetizers, (2) Salads, (3) Desserts (including tiramisu, eclairs, and orange cake), (4) Fruits (watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapples, etc) (5) Tom Yung Khun (spicy shrimp soup), (6) Chicken curry, (7) Thai fish cake, (8) Spicy glass noodles with seafood salad, and (9) Spring rolls, (10) Fried chicken with thai herbs. These tasty foods seemingly contained highest quality ingredients.
While we were eating, a cool refreshing breeze from the boat met us as the river boat gently meandered down the Chao Phraya River. The dinner costed 1,500 baht for $47.69 per person. That seemed pricey, but it was included with the package deal. Personally, the food was fabulous and I was certainly pleased with the amazing customer service. This was indeed a memorable dinner night.
Everytime the boat drifted towards an amazing landmark, the boat would deaccelerate. This decelerating allowed people to take wonderful photos and video of it. The boat smoothly passed by the following famous and impressive noteworthy iconic attractions: Wat Pratum Khong Ka, Wat Arun Golden Temple (The Temple of the Dawn), Wat Phra Kaew (The Emerald Buddha Temple), Phra Sumen Fort, Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), the Grand Palace, the Royal Thai Navy Headquarter Buildings, Wat Kanlayanamrit, and the Rama VIII Bridge (cable stayed bridge) where the cruise ended. The boat turned back to the shopping complex. The architecture of these landmarks were stunning and impressive. The glittering architecture on the Wat Arun was mesmerizing. We marveled at the grandeur of a brightly lit skyline as we cruised down the Chao Phraya River. I love the portraits of these amazing architecture.
The Grand Palace was constructed under the order of Rama I in 1782. This impressive structure is a must see attraction in Bangkok. The Grand Palace comprises the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, garden's quarters, middle court, inner court, and outer court. I highly recommend going to the Grand palace.
Official website for reservations:
Tristar Floating Restaurant Co., Ltd.94/1 Charoennakorn Soi 21, Charoennakorn Rd., Banglampoolang, Klongsarn, Bangkok 10600 THAILAND.Tel: (66) 0-2860-3700 (10 lines)Fax: (66) 0-2860-1025E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org