Hopeless Romantic: Chao Phraya River Cruise
Time for another HR post! Here’s one that is very dear to my heart. And we just did this a couple of days ago. I’m talking about H's anniversary surprise for me. :) I asked him to plan our first anniversary and I didn't expect that he would. :p So I am pleasantly surprised that he fixed everything and planned our itinerary for my 5-day stay.
We sailed the Chao Phraya River via Chao Praya Princess II. I think this was one of the best cruises. We saw the other companies, and the boats were not as nice as ours. The pier is in River City.
He said that he wanted to recreate our Dinner Cruise that I planned for him so many years ago to celebrate Valentines, and he chose this Dinner Buffet Cruise. Good choice hubby darling.
Appetizers like fruit punch and chips were on the table.
Photo by me :)
It was a buffet dinner and the buffet table sit in the middle of the boat. It was so hard to get food because everyone wanted to go first. So we decided to let them go first and get later. Some were really rude, cutting the lines.
Here’s my plate. I didn’t finish it though. Some were yummy, some were just okay. There was one which I found too peppery. So I didn’t eat those anymore. The beef was a little too dry. But the other meat were okay. The sausage was good. :)
H said so himself, don’t expect too much. It’s not like what you’re used to eating in hotel buffets.
The food was actually pretty good. So-so. H was right, it can’t be compared to hotel buffets but I was still so full, I didn't finish everything but I made sure I have enough space for dessert. :)
We saw so many great sceneries and temples, here are a couple of shots:
I loved every minute of it! :) The cruise lasted for 1.5-2hours which was just enough to view the scenery. It rained the whole day and I think we’re really blessed that it stopped during our cruise.
The entertainer was a Filipina. Of course! She sang so many songs in different languages. Galing talaga ng Pinoy! :)
I'm so proud that he was able to pull this off. :) It was truly a nice romantic 1st year wedding anniversary celebration.
As I mentioned, yes I have also planned a dinner cruise for H and I years back. It was in Manila Bay. I think you may contact Manila Yacht Club as I already forgot which boat I booked. But it’s a good alternative for this Chao Phraya Cruise. They offer set menus in lieu of buffet.
I hope this helps in planning for your special date. :)