Which  Chao Phraya dinner cruises in Bangkok is the best in 2022

Top Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruises in Bangkok

Promotion for Dinner CruiseDinner Cruise in Bangkok: Once you are in Bangkok, Dinner Cruise is one of the most famous activities to do. The cruise takes about 2 hours, cruising up and down on the Chao Phraya River (The main river of Bangkok) that you can enjoy the landmarks of Bangkok at night. 

📌 Ticket2Attraction always suggest the cruise with open-roof top deck where the guest can enjoy 360 degree panoramic view. Also, there are other factor you should consider to select the best cruise that suit for you

  • Food All cruises are providing Thai and International buffet with seafood (River prawn, mussel and salmon)
  • Pier The major piers are River city, Asiatique and ICONSIAM
  • Size of cruise We suggest 3 decks cruise with open air rooftop so you can have 360 degree panoramic view. For 2 decks boat, we suggest front deck for the best will but very limited, so advance booking is required.


📌 For those who don't want to the journey during night time, we recommend the cheaper sunset program. The experience is nearly the same as night program. You can enjoy the dinner buffet and watch the sunset which is a lot better for photo opportunity. Ticket price is starting at 399 THB.

For a dinner on Saturday or public holiday, we suggest you to make an advance booking to get the best seats possible as they are fully booked easily.

 

Special Promotion for Bangkok Dinner Cruise up to 50% Discount Updated January - February 2022

Dinner Cruise Promotions in 2022
- Sunset cruise Promotions in 2022
- Valentine cruise Promotion 14 February 2022
 

🚢Dinner Programs

1) Royal Princess Cruise with rooftop seating
770 THB (Mon-Thurs), 870 THB (Fri-Sun)
📌 Book Now - 31 January 2022
✔ Valid until 30 June 2022
✔ Thai & International & Seafood & Sashimi buffet
✔ 360 degree panoramic view on the top deck.
✔Depart from Asiatique 19:30 hrs. Cruising 2 hours
✔ Price include Dinner, water, coffee, tea and welcome drink (Extra charge for beverages)



 

2) Meridian Cruise from Icon Siam Pier
599 THB (from 1,600 THB)

📌 Promotion from now - 31 January 2022
(Open daily)

✔ Adult 599 THB /Child 460 THB (Mon-Thurs)
✔ Adult 750 THB /Child 650 THB (Fri-Sun)
✔ Valid until 31 May 2022
✔ Thai & International & Grilled Prawn & Salmon buffet
✔ Wide angle view at front deck, limited seats
✔Depart from ICONSIAM 20:00 hrs. Cruising 2 hours
✔ Price include Dinner, water, coffee, tea and welcome drink (Extra charge for beverages)

 

3) Wonderful Pearl Cruise with rooftop seating
8
90 THB (from 2,500 THB) 
(Reopen daily in 5th November 2021)

✔Adult 890 THB/ Child 690 THB
✔ Using on Monday-Thursday, free cash voucher as of THB 100
✔ Thai & International & Grilled Prawn buffet 
✔Depart from River City 19:30 hrs. Cruising 2 hours
✔ Price include Dinner, water, coffee, tea and welcome drink (Extra charge for beverages)

 

 

4) Alangka cruise with rooftop seating
950 THB (from 2,000 THB) 
(Open daily from Dec 1st, 22 onward)


✔ Using on Friday-Sunday: Adult 950 THB /Child 700 THB
✔ Thai & International & Grilled Prawn & Salmon & NZ Mussels buffet
✔ 360 degree panoramic view on the top deck.
✔Depart from ICONSIAM 19:15 hrs. Cruising 2 hours
✔ Price include Dinner, water, coffee, tea and welcome drink (Extra charge for beverages)

 

 

5)  Viva Alangka cruise
750-850 THB (from 1,600 THB) 
Booking period Now-31 January 2022
(Reopen in 16th October 2021, Valid until 28 February 2022)

✔ Adult 750 THB / Child 550 THB
✔ Thai & International & Grilled Prawn & Salmon & NZ Mussels buffet
✔ 360 degree panoramic view on the top deck.
✔Depart from Asiatique 19:45 hrs. Cruising 2 hours
✔ Price include Dinner, water, coffee, tea and welcome drink (Extra charge for beverages)

 

6) Chao Phraya Princess cruise 790 THB (from 1,900 THB)

✔ Book before 31 January 2022 (Service available only Friday - Sunday)
✔ Thai & International & Grilled Prawn & Salmon & NZ Mussels buffet
✔ Wide angle view at front deck, limited seats
✔Depart from ICONSIAM 19:30 hrs. Cruising 2 hours
✔ Price include Dinner, water, coffee, tea and welcome drink (Extra charge for beverages)
✔ Book early, get better view seats 

 

7) Smile Riverside cruise 699 THB (from 1,600 THB)

✔ Book before 31 January 2022 (Available Daily from November onward)
✔ Thai & International & Grilled Prawn & Salmon & Mussels buffet
✔ Wide angle view at front deck, limited seats
✔Depart from ICONSIAM 19:00 hrs. Cruising 2 hours
✔ Price include Dinner, water, coffee, tea and welcome drink (Extra charge 100 Baht for free flow soft drink)
✔ Book early, get better view seats 

 

 

8) Chao Phraya Cruise 799 THB (from 1,700 THB)
(Open 11 November 2021)

✔Book and Using period: Now - 30 March 2022 Thursday-Saturday
✔ Thai & International & Grilled Prawn & Salmon & Mussels buffet
✔ Wide angle view at front deck, limited seats
✔Depart from Asiatique 19:15 hrs. Cruising 2 hours
✔ Price include Dinner, water, coffee, tea and welcome drink (Extra charge for beverages)
✔ Book early, get better view seats 


 
 

🌥 Sunset Programs

1) Meridian cruise 399 THB
📌 Book Now - 30 January 2022

✔Using period: 6 November - 30 January 2022, every Saturday - Sunday and public holiday.
✔ Thai & International buffet
✔ Wide angle view at front deck, Limited seats
✔ Depart from ICONSIAM 17:00 hrs., 2 hours journey
✔ Price include Dinner, water, coffee, tea and welcome drink (Extra charge for beverages)


 

2) Royal Princess cruise 590 THB
✔Using period: 6 November - 30 April 2022, every weekend and public holiday.
✔ Thai & International & Seafood & Sashimi buffet
✔ 360 degree panoramic view on the top deck.
✔Depart from Asiatique 17:00 hrs. Cruising 1.30 hour
✔ Price include Dinner, water, coffee, tea and welcome drink (Extra charge for beverages)

  

Which dinner cruise is the best in Bangkok? Actually there is no the best one for everyone. However you may need to select a dinner cruise operator that suit your need. We would like to suggest these important factors that enable you to select the one suit your preference.

Pricing: The price of dinner cruises in Bangkok ranges from THB 700 (USD 25) to THB 3,000 (USD 100) is varied by the quality of fleets, service and food. 

Food: The dinner cruise operators either providing International Buffet or Thai Set Menu. We highly suggest you to consider the food provided during the cruising to suit your need. For Pruek Cruise providing authentic Thai cuisine serving Thai set menu, the boat is a small cruise but provide luxurious 5 star rating service. For those cruises providing international buffet usually provides both Thai and International food, for example: Meridian Cruise/Royal Princess/Wonderful pearl/Chao Phraya Princess are the one provides seafood and Japanese food that suit for seafood lover.

Pier:  Once you can select the best dinner cruise in Bangkok for you base on pricing you would prefer to pay, food type you would like to enjoy, then you shall concern which pier it is convenient for you to get there. 

Ticket2attraction gathers facts and information for you to consider when you would like to select to dine in river cruise and enjoy the illuminated landmarks located along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. How much do the dinner cruises in Bangkok cost? What kind of food do they provide during cruising? Which pier shall I go to get on the cruise? How Can I get to the pier? All cruises operate in Bangkok use the same route and pass the same landmarks located along the river. 

Which landmarks in Bangkok shall I pass when I take the Dinner Cruise along the Chao Phraya River? 

  • Chao Phraya River is the largest and the most important river in Thailand. Thai people used to live near the river bank since the ancient time. Two late and current capital cities were settle near Chao Phraya river which makes this river is important to Thai culture and history. It's the main trading route, national barrier and food source which build Thai civilization. Cruising along Chao Phraya River is a must do activity for every visitors while staying in Bangkok. You can absorb Thai culture through many historical landmarks of the city which once known as Venice of the East.

Important Landmarks along the river 

• Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) - First class royal monastery established in since 17th century. Famous for the beautiful architecture.
• The Grand Palace
• Wat Kalayanamitr - Royal monastery established in 1825
• Wat Rakang Kositaram - Royal monastery
• Phra Sumen Fort - Fortification established in 1783 to protect northern section of the outer moat
• Siriraj Bimuksthan Museum - Former Thonburi Station, the terminal railway station of southern line.
• Rama VIII Bridge - A cable-stayed bridge crossing over the Chao Phraya River
• Memorial Bridge - A bascule bridge crossing over the Chao Phraya River. Established in 1932
• ICONSIAM
• Asiatique the Riverfront

 

Piers

In Bangkok, there are 3 major piers for Chao Phraya river dinner cruise. Which are 1. River city 2. ICONSIAM 3. Asiatiques the Riverfront 

Pier

Cruises

River City

   • Wonderful Pearl 

ICONSIAM

   • Chao Phraya Princess
   • Meridian Cruise
   • Alangka Cruise
   • Smile Riverside

Asiatique the Riverfront

   • Viva Alangka Cruise
   • Royal Princess Cruise
   • White Orchid 

 

1. River City

River city is famous for antique shops and art gallery which attract many collector and trader from around the world. Also, it is the largest hub for river cruises such as Chao Phraya Princess, Grand Pearl, Wonderful Pearl.

  • Facilities:
    • Parking lots
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Art Gallery/Exhibition
    • Shops
    • Restaurants
  • Location:
    • 23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100
      Google Map
  • How to go by public transportation: 
    • By Bus: Take bus no. 36, 93, 187
    • By Chao Phraya Express Boat: All boats stop at Si Phraya pier, then take 5 minutes-walk to River City

 

2. ICONSIAM

A large shopping mall you should visit while staying in Bangkok. This new landmark near Chao Phraya River is a center of luxury lifestyle including indoor floating market “Sook Siam”, luxury cinema, famous restaurants and brand name shops. Don’t miss the highlight Light and sound dancing fountain “ICONIC Multimedia Water Feature” during night time. One day is not enough to explore this gigantic mall.

  • Facilities:
    • Parking lots
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Indoor floating market
    • Brand name shops
    • Restaurants
    • Cinema
  • Location: 299 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600
    Google Map
  • How to go by public transportation:
    • By BTS (Skytrain):
      From Saphan Taksin station – take free shuttle boat from Sathorn pier depart every 10 minutes
      From Krung Thonburi station - take BTS Gold Line to Charoen Nakhon Station which is connect to ICONSIAM
    • By Free Shuttle Boat:
      From Si Phraya pier (River City) - depart every 10 minutes
      From Sathorn pier - depart every 10 minutes
      From Wat Muang Khae peir (CAT tower) - depart every 10 minutes

 

3. Asiatique the Riverfront

The largest outdoor shopping complex near Chao Phraya River, Asiatique the Riverfront will gives you a feeling of the lively night market with many entertainment options for all of ages such as a large ferris wheel, show theatres and variety of restaurants. Also, there are 7 historical wonders of Asiatique the riverfront which awaiting for you to explore.

  • Facilities:
    • Parking lots
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Restaurants
    • Shops
    • Theatre
    • Ferris Wheel
  • Location: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120
    Google Map
  • How to go by public transportation:
    • By BTS (Skytrain):
      From Saphan Taksin station – take free shuttle boat from Sathorn pier 

 

Top 7 Dinner Cruises

Similarity

  • All cruises will use the same route and pass through all iconic landmarks along Chao Phraya River such as Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), The Grand Palace, memorial Bridge, ICONSIAM, Asiatique the Riverfront and Rama VIII Bridge.
  • Large size boat (Chao Phraya Princess, Royal Princess, Wonderful Pearl, White Orchid, Meridian cruise, Viva Alangka Cruise)
    • Air conditioner on lower deck and open air on upper deck
    • Thai and International Buffet
    • Live band music with Thai Classical Dance
  • Small size boat (Pruek cruise)
    • Thai dinner set
    • Open air only
    • Private feeling

 

1. Chao Phraya Princess Cruise

Pier:
ICONSIAM

Cruising time:
19:30-21:30 hrs. ICONSIAM pier

Food:
Thai & International buffet

What make this cruise different from the others?
• The largest fleet with 7 boats

 

2. Meridian Cruise

Pier:
ICONSIAM pier 2

Cruising time:
20:00-22:00 hrs.

Food:
Thai & International buffet

What make this cruise different from the others?
• Seafood is available on buffet line
• Free birthday cake upon request

 

3. White Orchid River Cruise

Pier:
River City pier 1

Cruising time:
19:50-21:50 hrs.

Food:
Thai & International buffet

What make this cruise different from the others?
• Open top deck for 360 degree panoramic view
• Live cabaret show on board

 

4. Smile Riverside Cruise

Pier:
ICONSIAM

Cruising time:
19:00-21:00 hrs.

Food:
Thai & International buffet

What make this cruise different from the others?
• Newest cruise in Chao Phraya River (open since November 2021)
• Open top deck for 180 degree panoramic view
• Luxury modern decoration

 

5. Wonderful Pearl

Pier:
River City pier 1

Cruising time:
19:30-21:30 hrs.

Food:
Thai & International buffet

What make this cruise different from the others?
• Largest dinner cruise on Chao Phraya River
• Open top deck for 360 degree panoramic view
• A large front deck
• Luxury decoration

  

 

 

6. Viva Alangka Cruise

Pier
Asiatique the Riverfront (& ICONSAIM on Fri-Sat)

Cruising time:
Mon - Thur 19:15 - 21:15 hrs.
Fri - Sat 19:45 - 21:45 hrs.

Food:
Thai & International buffet

What make this cruise different from the others?
• Seafood is available on buffet line
• Free birthday cake upon request
• Roof Top deck on the 3rd floors is available to enjoy the view 

Meridian Alangka Cruise เรือเมอริเดียน อลังกา ครูซ ให้บริการล่องแม่น้ำพร้อมรับประทานอาหารค่ำDinner Cruise Bangkok ล่องเรือดินเนอร์ 

 

7. Pruek cruise

Pier:
Ramada Plaza

Cruising time:
Saturday 18:00-20:00 hrs.

Food:
Thai set menu

What make this cruise different from the others?
• Small private feeling boat.
• Thai style boat

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I go for Chao Phraya River cruise?

There are 3 major piers in Bangkok

1. ICONSIAM - Travel by BTS Gold Line. Free parking 6 hours
2. Asiatique the Riverfront - Free shuttle boat from Sathorn pier. Free parking 4 hours, next hours 20 Baht/hr.
3. River City- Travel by Chao Phraya Express Boat. Free parking 2 hours, next hours 20 Baht/hr.

 

How long does it take per trip?

2 hours per trip

 

Which seats is the best?

Most of the cruises have the same seats arrangement which are

1. Front Deck - able to see 180 degree view from the front of the boat and more private feeling
2. Top Deck - Clear view from the top
3. Air Conditioned Room - Don't worry about bad weather day, but the view is not clear compare to other zones

 

Which type of foods are provided?

The food are Thai, International and Seafood buffet.

 

 

How can I book a river cruise?

You can book through www.ticket2attraction.com
We offer the best price and our staff can help you recommend the cruise that suit for you. Also, you are able to book without specific date to get the promotion price first then book a date later. 

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Booking Tips

• Advance booking is a required to get good seats.
• Most of the cruises check in time start at 18:00 hrs. We recommend to arrive at the pier early due to bad traffic during rush hour.
• The best way to avoid traffic is by taking BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station which can connect to all 3 piers by shuttle boat.
• Dress code: Casual

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