Spend an enjoyable evening aboard the Meridian dinner cruise ship, where you’ll be treated to delicious food, Thai cultural performances, and breathtaking river views. During your two-hour cruise along the Chao Phraya, also known as the River of Kings, you will have the opportunity to observe some of the most well-known landmarks in the city, such as the Grand Palace and the Wat Arun, which are illuminated at night.
Classical Thai dance
During dinner, there will be a performance of traditional Thai dance. Watch the graceful moves of the dancers in colorful costumes as they perform a variety of traditional Thai dances to traditional music.
Live music & dancing
After finishing their meals, diners are invited to dance to the music. A live music band performs songs from the 1980s until now.
Historically significant river region
Many of Bangkok’s historical sites can be found on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. This is because the river was the focal point of life in earlier centuries, so the city grew up around it. Within the historical Rattanakosin district, the cruise ship known as the Meridian makes its way past some of the city’s oldest and most well-known landmarks.
The route and the stops
The most opulent shopping mall in Bangkok, ICONSIAM, serves as the embarkation point for the Meridian dinner cruise. From that point, the ship will sail in a northern direction while floating past high-rise buildings such as the Banyan Tree Residences and the Millennium Hilton.
The Buddhist Wat Kalayanamit temple and the Catholic Santa Cruz Church are two places that are less well known but are worth visiting. Wat Arun also referred to as the Temple of Dawn, comes into view shortly after. It is illuminated in a bright white light. The most well-known landmark in all of Bangkok is the Grand Palace, which can be found on the opposite bank of the river.
The Meridian cruise ship returns to Asiatique the Riverfront, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, after turning around at Rama VIII Bridge. The Sirimahannop, a large three-masted sailing ship converted into a restaurant, is docked here. The ship then turns around and returns to ICONSIAM.
Salmon sashimi, sushi, and crab sticks are served alongside grilled river prawns and garlicky, buttery mussels from Chile.
Thai green curry chicken, boeuf bourguignon, deep-fried shrimp cakes, stir-fried vegetables in brown sauce, fried noodles Thai style with prawns, baked potatoes with cheese, spaghetti with clam and tomato sauce, pineapple fried rice, steamed jasmine rice, grilled chicken, stirred fried squid with black pepper.
Pier of departure
Meridian dinner and sunset cruises depart from IconSiam pier 2. Check-in at the Meridian counter behind the Naraya shop on the G floor and Sook Siam zone at IconSiam at least thirty minutes before departure.
The best way to get to the pier
You can get to ICONSIAM via shuttle boat, bus, taxi, tuk-tuk, or the People Mover electric train.