What’s special about Saigon someone may ask. Is that Saigon street food that rocks your taste buds, Saigon coffee culture that lures you into epicurean or Saigon’s Bui Vien Street that hits you all sides at all time? Saigon dinner cruise is perhaps a unique experience that is still missing from your tour in Ho Chi Minh.
As you cruise along the Saigon River, gazing in wonder at the illuminated buildings highlighting the city’s skyline. After a sightseeing day tour, your legs must be tired of walking then just let your body relaxed when the alluring cruise lulls you to tranquillity. Here is the list of best Saigon river dinner cruises for you to take joy in Saigon at night vibes.
1. Saigon Princess Cruise
Saigon Princess Cruise is expected to become a tourist hotspot where gourmets fancy the best culinary delights in the magnificence of Saigon at night. With a 360° skyview on the deck, this luxury river cruise offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the smell of the river. The 5-star Saigon Princess meets all international standards, from interior décor to serving styles and entertainment facilities.
On the journey along Saigon River, you will see how striking Saigon’s nightlife is. Whether it’s the emerging Vinhomes Central Park or the well-known Bitexco Financial Tower, Ho Chi Minh’s modernity never fails to chant cruise lover’s soul. A perfect blend of classic European design and high-class furniture lures you into the world of sumptuousness.
- Website: Saigon Princess Cruise
- Duration: 2 hours
- Boarding: 18.45 | Casting off and cruising: 19.30 | Disembarkation: 21.30
- Price: From VND 1,300,000 (for adults)
√ Filipino musical band entertainment
√ 3-course menu: Asian, Vegetarian, Western
√ Sundeck with 360° view
2. Saigon Sensation
Ideally located in Bason Cruise Terminal, Saigon Sensation is indeed what is still missing from the splendor of the city center. Boasting 55-meter length and 14-meter width, the cruise’s upper and lower decks offer totally unique experiences for cruise fans. The lower is designated for buffet parties accommodating up to 120 guests while the upper suits excitement seekers with the outdoor Lounge & Bar that can hold more than 100 guests.
The best part of Saigon Sensation Dinner Cruise is probably, private areas where exotic dishes fill the air with romance and wine while the melodies of your hearts start to entwine. If it’s your first time to travel on a dinner cruise, Saigon Sensation would certainly drive you to do that all over again.
- Website: Saigon Sensation
- Duration: 2 hours
- Boarding: 18.30 | Casting off and cruising: 19.00 | Disembarkation: 21.30
- Price: From VND 1,390,000 (for adults)
√ Private entrance, easy to move
√ Private port, wide and not noisy
√ Regular special events: watching fireworks on Reunification Day, New Year Countdown, etc.
3. Bonsai Dinner Cruise
If you are into serenity, you would appreciate the floating experience with a dinner cruise on Saigon River. If you’ve already spent the whole day on land then a river cruise will treat you with surprise and romance. What’s to expect from this dinner cruise is more than fine buffet dinners, you will quickly fall in love with special dishes combining both traditional Chinese and word-class Western styles.
Not only great food, Bonsai Dinner Cruise also allows you to enter the mysterious world of Vietnamese culture showcasing in art and music. Talented artists with unique performance captivate all your senses and imagination. A truly immersive experience awaits you on board!
- Website: Bonsai Dinner Cruise
- Duration: 2 hours
- Boarding: 18.45 | Casting off and cruising: 19.15 | Disembarkation: 21.15
- Price: From VND 900,000 (for adults)
√ Interactive dining concept
√ East-meets-West entertainment
√ Rustic recipes redefined
4. Indochina Junk Dinner Cruise
Từ 2005, Thuyền Buồm Đông Dương đã chở bao lượt khách trong và ngoài nước xuôi dòng sông Sài Gòn giới thiệu nét đẹp của một thành phố trẻ mới hơn 300 tuổi đã qua bao cuộc thăng trầm: Sài Gòn – Hòn Ngọc Viễn Đông của một bán đảo Đông Dương thế kỷ 19. Mời bạn lên thuyền Đông Dương nghe tiếng Sài Gòn!Step on Indochina Junk and listen to the sounds of Saigon!Since 2005, Indochina Junk has carried millions of passengers both domestic and from abroad along Saigon river introducing the beauty of a 300 years-old city having gone through so many happenings: Sài Gòn – La Perle de l'Orient of the Indochina peninsula of the 19th century.Welcome aboard to all!🎵 Sáo Mèo H'Mong by People's Arstite Đức Dậu
Posted by Indochina Junk on Thursday, August 29, 2019
Buffet dinners on Indochina Junk Cruise perfect any Ho Chi Minh City tours thanks to a variety of Vietnamese traditional food and exclusive culinary delights from Western and Asian cuisine. At the same time savoring an exquisite meal, connoisseurs would revel in the breathtaking view of Saigon’s night sky reflecting off the tranquil waters of Saigon.
Cultural music and live performances wonderfully highlight the setting and make your dish seem to be more delicious. Indochina Junk Dinner Cruise innovatively blends the comfort of nature with the excitement of Saigon’s nightlife which awakens all your feelings. Are you ready to depart now?
- Website: Indochinajunk
- Duration: 2 hours
- Boarding: 18.45 | Casting off and cruising: 19.45 | Disembarkation: 21.45
- Price: From VND 531,000 (for adults)
√ A terrific view of Saigon at night
√ Cultural music performances
√ Various set meals
5. Elisa Floating Restaurant
The last one on our list is a floating restaurant. After getting on the ship, you will move to nowhere but it’s an experience worth. Elisa Floating Restaurant is a breath of fresh air while traditional restaurants cause some monotonous senses. As the largest floating restaurant in Vietnam, Elisa holds up to 1,000 guests in addition to top-notch elevators.
Filled with luxurious interior and décor, Elisa Floating Restaurant simply looks remarkable with 3 large sails that are automatically changed colors. You have a great opportunity to fancy the sleepless Saigon flattered by lines of traffic on the streets and sparkling high-rise buildings. What’s more, 5-star standard chefs are more than willing to serve you the best treats with heart and smile, just like any of the best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Website: Elisa Floating Restaurant
- Opening hours: 10.00 – 23.00, Friday to Sunday
√ Fusion menu (Vietnamese, Chinese, European, Japanese…)
√ Stylish settings with 5 decks, 2 elevators, 2 staircases
√ VIP rooms for private dinners
Whether you’re looking for an intimate experience or want to escape the daily hustle and bustle for a little while, Saigon dinner cruises will guide you through the mysterious night. If you’ve already known how significant Saigon’s tourist attractions are in the daytime then why not continue relishing them when night falls?
Trinh Tran written for Maika Tours
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