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Top 8 Saigon River Dinner Cruises 2024

January 08, 2024 - 12312 views

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at night is truly beautiful, especially the landscape along Saigon river. If you want to escape the busy streets, normal resultants full of tourists, a Saigon river cruise would be a great choice for you. Dinner on the river cruise will give you the chance to not only taste the delicious food but also enjoy the beauty of Saigon river.  Let explore more about 8 best Saigon river dinner cruises and choose your best!

Why should you try a Saigon river cruise?

Having dinner on the cruise in Saigon river will be a great experience. Let see the reason why many people choose to have dinner on the cruise instead of a restaurant on the mainland

  • Great scenery view from a Saigon river cruise.
  • The service on the cruise is great, and often combines with traditional and modern ethnic music
  • The air on the River is fresh, cool.
  • The cuisine is unique, diverse, and often prepared by professional 5-star chefs. The menu is dishes with new flavors, fresh ingredients, and ensuring food safety.

Saigon river cruise

Dinner on Saigon river cruise will be a great experience


Top 8 Saigon River Dinner Cruises

Saigon dinner cruise often departs from one of the 2 largest ports in SaigonBach Dang wharf and Saigon port. The price of the cruise depends on the quality whether it is low-class or high-class. It ranges from 550,000 VND to 1,500,000 VND/person.

You may need to pay for the transfer, and services as the price do not include. Most of them last for 2.5 to 3 hours, picking up customers at 18:00 and dropping off at 22:00. Below is recommended dinner cruise in Ho Chi Minh city for you, which is based on the quality of the service and the price.

1. Saigon Princess Cruise - Most Luxurious

  • Price: From USD $46 /adult
  • Address: 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh street, Ward 12

Saigon Princess cruise is a luxurious 5-star boat with the French Colonial design, having an attractive bright white look, smooth, gentle, and delicate shape.

The cruise departs from Nha Rong Harbor to Thu Thiem Bridge and Saigon Bridge, passing beautiful buildings along the river like Vinhomes Central park, Vinhome Golden River, Landmark 81, Bitexco Tower, it offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the stunning view of Saigon at night …

The food and beverage on board are prepared by 5-star chefs following either in Asian, or Western style. It offers 7 spectacular menus, which include more than 30 dishes from all over the world. The cruise would be a great choice for a special experience such as your date, your wedding anniversary, or your birthday party…

Saigon Princess cruise


2. Bonsai Cruise - Traditional Boat

  • Price: From USD $38 /adult & $24 /children
  • Address: 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh street, Ward 12

Bonsai cruise is a beautiful dragon boat with three levels, designed and built with unique local materials and craftsmanship. Dinners on the cruise are buffet dinners with special dishes combining both traditional Chinese and word-class Western styles. Besides tasty food, you will have the chance to enjoy the cultural show in art and music by talented artists.

Bonsai Cruise Saigon


3. Indochina Junk (Le Perle de L'Orient)

  • Price: From USD $30
  • Address: 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh street, Ward 12

Built-in 2009, the Indochina Junk (La Perle de L’Orient) is a magnificent wooden yacht on the Saigon River. The cruise has 3 decks and can carry up to 200 guests. It departs from Saigon port to some appealing locations in Ho Chi Min city like Thu Thiem underground, Nha Rong port.

It serves signature dishes from Europe to Asia while cruising along the romantic and beautiful Saigon river. La Perle de l’ Orient cruise would be a great choice for those who want to escape hustling and bustling day behind and admire the peaceful atmosphere and scenic moonlit surroundings.

Indochina Junk (Le Perle de L'Orient) Cruise


4. Artisan Cruise

  • Price: From USD $33
  • Address: 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh street, Ward 12

Artisan Cruise is a 2-story floating boat restaurant, offering an authentic dining experience. The cruise sails for 1.5 hours from Saigon port to Thu Thiem bridge. On the boat, you will have the opportunity to see the city at night, enjoy Vietnamese traditional food, listen to live music played by a Filipino band. The cruise goes smoothly, has many airy windows to catch the night breezes on the river.


5. Saigon River Boat - Private Dinner

  • Price: From USD $270
  • Address: 8A/11D1, Thai Van Lung Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

If you love the lively atmosphere when dining, Saigon boat will be an extremely suitable choice. After a long day tour, you now can relax on the boat, enjoy a delicious dinner in the open space with cool river breezes, and watch Nha Rong Wharf, Bitexco building, and other beautiful sceneries of Saigon at night. The cruise will be a great choice for honeymoon couples or for those who love to have an unforgettable dinner on the river.

Dinner on Saigon Boat


6. Indochina Queen cruise

  • Price: From USD $50
  • Address: 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Ward 12, District 4, 

Indochina Queen cruise specializes in buffet service, suitable for large groups, corporate parties, or groups of friends. Eurasian dishes and typical Vietnamese dishes on board prepared by experienced chefs will surely give you a delicious evening. The cruise serves a multi-course menu and has beautiful tables and chairs.

While enjoying the special taste of each dish, you can watch the unique ethnic dance and music performances from the artists in the Ethnic band, this will be the perfect choice to end a full night with your beloved.

Dinner on Indochina Queen Cruise


7. Elisa Floating Restaurant

  • Address: 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh street, Ward 12

Elisa Floating Restaurant is the largest floating restaurant in Vietnam with a maximum capacity of up to 1000 guests, consists of 5 decks, 2 elevators, and  2 Staircases...Elisa Floating Restaurant has a special design that is highly evaluated by lots of international experts.

The ship has 3 banquet halls with separate styles and a terrace with airy and romantic space. The menu diversifies with Fusion style cuisines from Vietnamese, Chinese, European, Japanese ... made by famous chefs who are chefs at five-star hotels.

Dinner on Elisa floating restaurant


8. Ben Nghe Floating Restaurant

  • Address: 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh street, Ward 12

Having dinner at Ben Nghe floating restaurant is a very wonderful experience. Ben Nghe ship has space to serve about 900 guests, designed with a large 3-story space. The restaurant is decorated luxuriously, beautifully, and brings a quiet and romantic atmosphere.

Sitting in a luxurious space and enjoying dishes prepared by top chefs, watching the Saigon River at night is an experience that everyone should try. Moreover, each floor of the Ben Nghe restaurant has its own stage to perform special art and dance programs.

Dinner on Ben Nghe floating restaurant


How to book a Saigon river cruise?

BestPrice Travel provides both Dinner Cruise on the Saigon River and Luxury Dinner Cruise on Saigon River, please click the links and see more detail and book.

Everything will be taken care of from pick up, drop off, meals… The driver or tour guide will bring you to the place for check-in on the cruise.

Transfer and check in the cruise: You should be aware that some cruises do not include pick up and drop off service, which means you need to make your own way to the harbor. In that case, you had better arrange the pick up early in advance with us.

Hope that the above information can help you to have great moments on the Saigon dinner cruise. If you need help to book any dinner cruise, do not hesitate to us!


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Questions & Answers (8)

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Is halal food available?


No we dont

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Is the food gluten free?


Hi! You can request special meal before your trip so don't worry about that.

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hi, I have some questions about Sai Gon Princess 1) any other activities on the Sai Gon Princess besides having dinner and sightseeing? 2) could you send me the detailed menu via my email thanks in advance!


Hi! Usually, Saigon Princess dinner cruise only provides dinner and sightseeing on Saigon River. However, in some special occasions (like public holidays or cruise anniversary) the may be some live performances or promotions.

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how can I book a table on Bonsai Cruise?


We can help you arrange that. Please send your request to or Whatsapp: +84904699428

Or your can book our Luxury Dinner Cruise on Saigon River and note your request of dining on Bonsai Cruise before sending request to us.

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Are there any special events on the weekend or in the holidays on the Saigon Princess cruise?

@Cochran Evans:

Hi! Saigon Princess cruise usually doesn't have any special event or deal for weekend. However, for big public holidays, there are usually some special events or deals such as holiday menu, year end party, etc.

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