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“View great, food poor”
Review of Bateaux Parisiens

Bateaux Parisiens
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Owner description: Bateaux Parisiens offers Cruise Tours, Lunch Cruises and Dinner Cruises.Aboard an entirely glass-encased boat, you'll be in on the secret of the city of lights, the cuisine is meticulously presented, the service is attentive and discreet, your eyes will sparkle as never before... This is a must-do, a cultural and very Parisian experience that is unique and must be shared!
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The experience is nice to be cruising down the Seine at Sunset. The food is not good, however. This was a big change from several years ago when the food was terrific. Food was not good and the cheesy photographs and photographer were a big negative distraction.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We purchased the scenic river cruise, not the dinner cruise, and enjoyed the hour cruise. We left from below the Eiffel Tower around 10:30pm, cruised around Île de la Cité and returned an hour later. The lights from the bridges and Paris were beautiful. Phone type speakers gave a narrative in many languages. We sat along the side, but I would recommend sitting in the top chairs so you can see both sides of the Seine. We would go on this cruise again.

Thank NoPlaceLikeHome2
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We chose the top drawer 9 ish dinner cruise and were not at all disappointed. We were picked up at the hotel, had personal service, excellent food and entertainment at a table for two at the front of the boat, then returned to the hotel.
It is a little pricey but very much worth it.
A must to do in Paris.

Thank snoozer48
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

My family and I where really looking forward to this night and unfortunately we came away feeling a major letdown. We paid extra to have a window table, so our view was great. The problem was the service was mediocre at best, the food was below average, there were very few announcements as to the sights that we were passing and the biggest disappointment was the captain missed out on a great visual of the Eiffel Tour which should have been the highlight of the night. During the summer the Eiffel Tour lights flash at 11:00pm, Midnight and 1:00am. The captain ended our cruise with a turn around maneuver by the Eiffel Tour which gave everyone a great view, but that happened at 10:45pm. We docked shortly after and had a view of the Eiffel Tour from the dock that was obstructed by the walls up to the street. It would have been better to leave 15-minutes late in order to get the light view of the Eiffel Tour. It wasn't like they company didn't know it was going to happen. On top of all of that the outrageous price for what you get makes this a miss on our next trip to Paris.

Thank Simon M
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This was my first trip to Paris and my husband had booked this boat tour. This was awful. The boat was very full and people were standing up all around the edges so the view wasn't good. Staff didn't seem to bother even though this obstructed several peoples view on a sightseeing trip. There were vending machines and columns in the centre of the boat which also obscured the view.This was advertised as having commentary in several languages, however the handsets at the side of the seats only relayed exactly what the member of staff on board was saying... not in other languages. There was virtually no commentary of interesting sites, buildings, anecdotes etc,. The staff spoke mostly at the end of the trip when trying to plug their DVD. I have been on boat trips elsewhere that have been excellent e.g. in Amsterdam, but I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. If you want a trip on the Seine use the Batobus hop on hop off.

Thank Ann F
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