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“So Expensive for what you got !”
Review of Cinnamon Cruises

Cinnamon Cruises
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Savor, indulge, and unwind. Take a voyage down the Thu Bon River with Cinnamon Cruises, the best way to enjoy Hoi An's waterways and cuisine. With six set menus and a full bar, your worries will float away. Learn how to make Hoi An specialities on the only waterborne cooking class with Cinnamon Cruises. After your lesson, feast on the fruits of your labours and enjoy the scenery.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Papamoa, New Zealand
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329 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“So Expensive for what you got !”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

We just want to others to be careful with this one. It could have been a case that it is new owners or something as they have only just opened again for dinner cruises after being closed down for a few months. They sure were not prepared and as sweet as the waitress was it was so hard when she didn't understand or speak any English. We had to write down our drink orders , there was a group of us, then she had to come back and tried very hard to explain no wine on board ... took a while for her to get the message across but eventually got there, was disappointed that with the price we paid they had no wine ! So then we and other members of our group tried to order cocktails, after a while she came back and said no banana's ! We just gave up then and had beer. The food was good but way more expensive than any thing else we have had in Hoi An. The crew were lovely though but management needs to get waiters to speak some English and supply wine on such an expensive dinner cruise !

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Fishing & Cuisine Cruise”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We signed up for the Fishing & Cuisine cruise with Cinnamon Cruises as my partner enjoys fishing.The fishing experience itself and the interaction with the locals was great - very entertaining, enjoyable and hands on. My partner enjoyed being shown the different methods and getting to have a go himself (although it's definitely more difficult than it looks and I'm sure the locals found it hilarious to watch!). We did feel that the overall tour was dragged out to justify paying $49 each. We were picked up at 2pm, the fishing was over by 3pm, we cruised around on a smaller boat for 1.5 hours before being taking to the bigger boat for a 2 hour dinner cruise. It had been raining all afternoon so by the time we got to the dinner cruise we were very cold and wet. I think it would have been enjoyable if the fishing started later (around 4pm) and we could've gone straight to the big boat afterwards. The food itself was ok but certainly not amazing, There were no snacks included (as listed on the website) and the 'complimentary drinks' turned out to be one welcome drink each. The rest of the drinks had to be paid for. I found this a little misleading, especially after paying $98 for 2 people. The English speaking guide was lovely but he only stuck around for the first hour and then disappeared, so we had no idea what was coming next and the staff on the boat couldn't really speak English.

Visited March 2013
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Delightful!!!!”
Reviewed 8 February 2013

We are traveling with another couple. We decided to try this dinner cruise for a bit of a change. This was a special treat!! We boarded this nicely appointed boat to see the tables set up very upscale. Cloth napkins, nice utensils etc.. The service was fantastic and the food was excellent!! The ability to visit without interruption was key to having a great time!! We were treated like royality! A very enjoyable time!

Visited February 2013
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Pranburi, Thailand
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5 reviews
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“A truly enjoyable evening!”
Reviewed 27 January 2013 via mobile

What a great evening! Our food was delicious, the service of Nyugen was impeccable and the beauty of Hoi An from the river was well worth the small cost! We ended up being the only couple on the "Romantic Sunset Dinner Cruise". At first we felt a bit uncomfortable that the expense the boat owners would incur would outweigh the price they were charging but within moments they made us feel like this was an evening created just for us. The set menu was delicious from the first mouthful to the last. Definitely a great way to spend our last night in Hoi An.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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“Good food, great company”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

We made a special arrangement with Mr. Vinh to charter the boat for 28 of us. Sunset was early in January, it was dark when we boarded the boat at 5.30pm. Not much of a river view, but the boat was decorated with many colorful lanterns which added atmosphere to our candle light dinner. Food was tasty and sufficient. Service was good as well. It was a great evening out which ended with everyone setting off the wishing lanterns to the river.

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