Ten minutes after boarding and cruising towards attractions, we were told we would not see any temples that evening due to the river water being too high. The boat turned around and cruised in the opposite direction, no view, no lights, no attractions, I would have rather gotten off than waste my last night in Bangkok trapped on a boat seeing nothing!
DISORGANISED BUFFET, LIMITED CHOICES
Ok, river being too high may not be their fault, but it would be slightly forgiven if the food was amazing. It wasn't. Average buffet food, full crowd of people from the whole boat crowding and pushing through to get what they want all at once. Mysterious, unidentified welcome drink. Tried to get moneys worth with the unlimited beer.
The performers gave their best. However, considering we had NO VIEWS and NO SIGHTSEEING, I expect more. The live singers sang to karaoke backing tracks, we saw other boats pass with live bands which would have been much more entertaining. Then there were a couple of dancers in flashy costumes.
I'm sorry, but if you offer a sight seeing night cruise and there's a potential your guests might not see any sights, at $50USD per person I would expect a lot more from the food and entertainment OR offer your guests to get off the boat or have a refund. Cruising into the darkness for 2 hours was not fun, interesting or worth wasting the time or money on.
This ruined my last night in Bangkok. The best part was getting off the boat and going to eat some better food whilst exploring the live music at the Asiatique dock. (If you choose another cruise, I recommend arriving early to hang out at the dock first, lots of food, bars and attractions.)
I booked this cruise through Booking.com who operated through an agency called Thai Holidays.
It took me AGES to confirm the pickup.
The pick up was confirmed 15minutes prior to the driver's arrival.
It took 1.5hours to get to the cruise, the driver stopped to pick up other people who had found their own way so we wasted time driving around and stuck in traffic.
The booking claimed it was a 2.45hr cruise. It is not. You arrive at the dock at 7 and the cruise does not begin until 7:45 then you will be on this boat for 2 hours after that. Don't choose this cruise because you think it's longer than the others and value for money.