A delicious dinner with authentic Thai food along the Chao Praya River at night is certainly a highlight of any visit to Bangkok. Marvel at the spectacular sights and indulge on delicious food on many of the available dinner cruises. Before we are going into details, a usual starting point of river cruises is the Saphan Thaksin pier below the identically named bridge and BTS Skytrain station. It is just a short train or taxi ride from your serviced apartment in Sukhumvit to there. You have the choice between converted rice barges or luxury cruiser to travel on the 'River of Kings' — we are going to show you the most popular ones in this guide.
The Banyan Tree hotel offers a luxurious Apsara dinner cruise on a vintage rice barge. This romantic cruise passes the famous sight on the banks of the Chao Praya while the guests are treated with a tasty Thai dinner and enjoying the views. Each trip has a duration of 1 hour 45 minutes and you will see the Wat Arun temple, Grand Palace and the golden Rama VIII Bridge. Escape the hectic of Bangkok and enjoy a truly magical evening with a dinner cruise on the Apsara. Booking can be made through the Banyan Tree hotel.
A Chao Praya Dinner cruise on one of their ships with the same name is a more entertaining experience. Catering to guest from around the world, the Chao Praya cruise offer a delicious Thai buffet dinner and a variety of performances such as a live band and traditional Thai dance. The “Princess“- called ships are capable of welcoming up to 290 persons and ideal for families and groups and can also be booked for private parties, wedding receptions, meetings and incentive groups. As usual, you will pass all popular landmarks along the river and enjoy the beautifully play of light and illuminated buildings. This cruise is best booked through an agent or your hotel reception.
If you want a unique experience, then probably the Shangri-La Horizon cruise is a fit for you. It offers an international and Thai dinner buffet of excellent quality including fresh seafood. A special feature of this cruise is that you can choose from an outside seat or inside the air-conditioned cabin. The boat departs from the Shangri-La pier and can be booked at the same-named hotel. Please contact us if you wish to learn more about our serviced apartments in Sukhumvit.