This River Cruise is all about relaxation and showcasing the stunning Hoi An river culture and the beauty of the setting sun on the waterways. Cinnamon Cruises uses a traditional local barge that has been refurbished to the highest standards. Perfect for a two-hour romantic sunset dinner cruise on Thu Bon and Hoai Rivers, Cinnamon Cruises glides by an astonishing landscape steeped in the culture of the local fisher people living along the river banks.
At 16:45 Welcome Aboard !
The Captain and crew greet you before your hostess escorts you to your private table. A welcome cocktail and an amuse-bouche are served upon boarding, Don’t forget to have your camera on hand to take glorious photos of the setting sun and all nearby fishing activity.
At 17:00 Start Cruising
Sip cocktails and listen to music as the river night scenes unfold. The onboard chef prepares a 5-course meal “live” and your every wish is catered to by our cheerful staff. The excellent wine list and drinks are available for purchase from your service team. Make your best wishes come true by lowering floating candle lantern into the river from the boat on your return.
At 19:00 Return to Dock – a fond farewell from captain and crew
This is an example menu. The menu changes regularly, but is always of a similar style.
Welcome Cocktail; Fresh Spring Rolls; Fried Wonton with Tomato & Pineapple Sauce
Grilled Prawns; Sauteed Duck with Black Pepper; Sauteed Sea Fish with Lemon Grass; Stir Fried Mixed Field Greens; Steamed Rice
Cinnamon Cruises Cake; Tropical Fruit
Vegetarian menu is available on request in advance.
+ Enjoy a cruise on Hoai and Thu Bon Rivers of Hoi An City
+ Savour a delicious 5 course a la carte dinner
+ River Sunset experience
+ Admire the scenery from your table with great views
+ Make your best wish by lowering a floating candlelight lantern into the river
+ Enjoy it all on board a charming riverboat
+ Superb background music
Review – Great Romantic Dining Setting
Early evening on the Thu Bon River is a mass of activity with fisherman putting their prawn nets out for the night and residents returning home to Kim Bong Village on ferries chokka block with motorbikes. It was also interesting, if not arresting, to see so many massive hotel developments along the riverside.
The food served on Cinnamon Cruises is surprisingly good, a stand-out among the many courses were the humungous barbeque prawns: perfectly cooked, fresh, sweet and truly delicious. The tables are set for a fine dining experience and are placed to allow a sense of intimacy but there is also plenty of room to move.
If you’re a couple in the mood for romance, this cruise is particularly for you and should have many a man (or woman) going down on one knee (avoid this cruise at all costs if you’re not into your partner).
A lovely end to this whimsical night were the wish candles, lit and lowered in to the water for you to watch as they bobbed delicately away.