The experience itself was amazing. The crew are super sweet and efficient. The only thing I would say was a bit difficult was finding the departure location. They should really be more specific for tourists.
The view along the Seine was impressive. The boat arrived at the pier 5 minutes before we set off. We were not sure we had the right location as there were no signs to indicate that the company docked in the middle of a bridge. The meal was pleasant.
While a dinner cruise on The Seine sounds romantic this is definitely not. Maybe I expected too much. You board the boat and are seated you wait until all guests are boarded before seeing a server. I had gone to the bar even to order our table a round of cocktails and was told to return to my seat and someone would be with me momentarily. So you sit listening to outdated music that is not jazz, or French standards (or even standards at all) but 70's (not disco but far from dinner music).After about 15 minutes (from being seated) finally someone shows up to hand you a menu (a choice of 2 entrees) everything else is pre-set and still have not been offered a drink. Upon receiving the menu we requested a pre-dinner cocktail it was finally served when the appetizer was served by the waiter. As the boat started to travel the lights allowing the staff to see (understandable) were reflecting in the window glass making more of an impression and dimming the view of the Eiffel Tower which was fully lit. Making picture taking near impossible.The food is prepared off site and appears to only be plated on the boat, food is little more than airline food on a plate.The waiters (possibly understaffed) since you only see them when passing out food or collecting dirty plates do not have time to give you "real service". While trying to take pictures I was told I could go to the upper deck and get a better picture but I was worried if I did I would miss the server as they strolled through picking up plates or distributing the next course.The cruise lasts approximately 90 minutes and by the end I was ready to get off.Some things they could do to make the experience better. Have servers ready to attend to customers as soon as they board for pre-dinner cocktails, change the music to a little more "French" inspired, dimming of the lights or a different kind where you have an unobstructed view of the sites. I do realize this is a "tourist" venture (as everyone in our seated area were tourists) but with a few "tweeks" could have been so much more.Personally for the length of this cruise I would have preferred a pre-dinner cocktail cruise, board us have a drink or two down the Seine and then disembarked and went somewhere else for dinner. Would this have been better had I taken the later cruise? Maybe, or maybe at another time of the years when the sun sets later so we could have been here at dusk. Will I go again? Probably BUT will do some homework to see other options.
Overall a good experience. The food was great, just a bit rushed as it was a three course meal in 75 mins!! There was also a photographer who needs your attention too, so just too much going on in the time that you have on board. Really great view of Paris though.
I was impressed with how modern and nicely furnished the boat was. The seats are very comfy and all look out to the water which was great. Also there's nice little slide in/out tables in front of you for eating which is great. The food I was not expecting to be good and so there for I was a bit surprised that it was not that bad...this is not a meal to remember or anything like that but it will do. The wine was not too bad either and definitely we drank it all.