Bonsai River Cruise
Bonsai River Cruises offer multi purpose boats, built to follow the slogan ‘events - dining & more’.
It serves as an event, dining and conference center in lieu of meeting in the ‘sterile, tedious surroundings of a business center’. We also host private parties and dining spectacles for the public on a regular basis.
Dragon Boat – ‘Bonsai I’
‘Bonsai I’ is the biggest existing dragon boat in Vietnam and is a replica of a royal Vietnamese-style dragon boat dating back to the 19th century. During that time, such dragon boats used to be in sole possession of the Vietnamese emperors. The design and artistry is ‘Oriental Royal’ but the internal decoration is European splendour. Made of high class "Sao" wood (Hopea odorata) from Khanh Hoa Province and built from scratch in 2004, the boat is 40 meters long, 9 meters wide and about 11 meters high. The wooden dining and meeting platform can carry up to 160 passengers next to its 65 piece-crew and weighs over 340 tons. The two decks are occupied by 2 stylish bars (Cocktail Lounge, Village Bar), a wine cellar, the large buffet and dining deck, live cooking stations, show stage, wheel house, toilets, and a fully operated kitchen.
Bonsai River Cruise proudly announces its second dining boat – “The Bonsai III”, which was launched in October 2009.
A wooden double decked boat acquired from the Northern part of Vietnam , “Bonsai III” was restored and redesigned according to the standards of Bonsai Cruises. It has a maximum capacity of 80 people for stand up cocktail functions and 45 pax for a cozy dinner cruise.
“Bonsai III” also boasts many special features such as a well stocked wine cellar, live cooking stations and most importantly a sundeck which serves as a place for guests to drink cocktails and eat canapés.
Carrying on Bonsai's reputation of good food, unparalleled service and first-rate entertainment, guests will definitely be treated to an unforgettable cruise.
Crew and Management
One of our proudest achievements is the impeccable service provided from our professional and well-mannered waiters and crew on board. Our friendly team is well- trained and capable of handling six languages such as; English, German, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, as well as Vietnamese. The crew (80 in total) consists of captains, sailors, service crew, bartender’s, the 3 live bands including the "Hoa Mai" orchestra and the "AmayAdz" and the “Jazzy 3” band from the Philippines, executive chef, cooks, massager, and our Master of Ceremony.
Last but not least – the Austrian Management with Mr. Stefan Ernest, the owner (Austria), and his daughter Madlen Ernest - Sales and Marketing manager, are looking forward to see you on board.