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Apsara Dinner Cruise by Banyan Tree
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Evening Dinner Cruise by Apsara on Chao Phraya...
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Apsara is a dining destination not to be missed, whether you are a local resident or a visitor to Bangkok. Converted from a vintage rice barge, Apsara is an elegant restaurant in Bangkok, cruising along the Chao Phraya River. The first-class service, royal Thai cuisine freshly prepared on-board, make Apsara the best way to dine on the river and enjoy the night view of Bangkok. Free optional transfer is provided from Banyan Tree Bangkok at 7pm for hotel book-direct guests. Dinner cruise leaves from River City at 8pm.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We did this cruise as we were not enthused by doing a buffet dinner cruise with a few hundred people! This option is more costly (AUD$240) for the two of us without hotel transfers but you definitely get what you pay for. From check in to the end was all done promptly, efficiently and with excellent service. The drinks are extra and we paid AUD$100 for a bottle of chardonnay. The small ship only caters for about 40 people and is fully sit down fixed menu meal. We had a table right at the bow of the vessel which was amazing. The food was excellent and the cruise leisurely and romantic. We passed lots of much larger vessels with loud music and lit up like christmas trees and we were so glad that we chose this more intimate option. The ship stops at the Dawn Temple for photos and staff take a photo then will use your camera/phone to take more photos for you. At the end of the cruise you are presented with your complimentary photo in a solid frame. Highly recommend this dinner cruise. Great job Banyan Tree.

Thank unluckyduck
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

The cruise is a great experience for a stay in Bangkok. You get a really relaxed view of the city and see some amazing sites. The boat is small relative to some of the boats on the river and that makes for a good experience.

The food and service are good. Perhaps not quite gourmet as mentioned but after all it is about.

It is not cheap but I think worth it.

Thank Partner792
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing evening, from the moment of collection to our return to the hotel. The team really looked after us like royalty! The boat is authentically local and was perfect for an evening river cruise. The Thai food was simply delicious and plentiful. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. We loved it and would highly recommend this wonderful BANGKOK experience!

Thank Niall C
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

My partner and I took the Apsara Dinner cruise on a lovely Sunday evening in February and we were so glad we did. We were given a free minibus service from the Banyan Tree to the Cruise Pier & boarded our rather spectacular boat.

The boat was a converted rice barge owned by the Banyan Tree and was definitely so much nicer and more romantic than the other larger river cruises that you will see going up and down the river.

The boat holds a maximum of 64 people so is quite intimate. Our host Jimmy & his efficient team looked after us, the food was exceptionally delicious and amazing.

The food was plentiful and we never felt rushed, this was a delightful way to see Bangkok by night in a peaceful and calm way, yes it was pricey, but the food was delicious and more importantly the location and occasion was amazing.

We will definitely try again on our return visit to Bangkok.

Thank Happy_Chopper
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

My boyfriend and I chose Aspara dinner cruise for his 30th birthday celebration. It is worth every penny! We received five star service from the moment we arrived in the lobby of the Banyon Tree. We waited here to catch the shuttle to the docks (highly recommend taking this option). The rest of the evening was filled with magical scenery, delicious food and delightful service. And at the end there was even a birthday surprise for my boyfriend in the form of a sing along and a cake! Thank you for making the birthday so special.

The food was beyond outstanding. As a chef's daughter and an intense foodie, I have to say it was some of the most incredible dishes I have ever had.

We passed a few of the more popular dinner cruises and this was by far the classiest. If you are looking for a romantic, delicious evening out - book the Aspara Dinner Cruise!

Thank Veronica G
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