Le Don Juan II will remain open through­out the Olympic Games.

The Don Juan II will be closed from July 18th to July 26th included. 

Please note that on July 16th and 17th, as well as from July 27th to 31st, board­ing will take place at Port de Javel Haut, 75015 Paris.

Frédéric Anton on the Don Juan II.

One star MICH­ELIN Guide France 2024.

For river-cruise dining with a menu that is as sensa­tional as the views.

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Introducing Frédéric Anton

Chef at the Pré Catelan and the Jules Verne (3 stars and 2 stars in the MICH­ELIN Guide France 2024), Frédéric Anton has brought all of his creat­ive auda­city and his art of trans­form­ing products aboard the Don Juan II.

The most stunning experience on the Seine

The Don Juan II is the only yacht to be awar­ded a star in the Mich­elin Guide 2024 and 4 toques in the Gault&Millau 2024. The yacht offers a gast­ro­nomic twist that combines the charm of Art Deco with a contem­por­ary spirit to discover the emblems of Paris along the Seine.  

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The cuisine

The menu prom­ises you subtle sensa­tions for a breath­tak­ing gast­ro­nomic jour­ney that blends struc­ture and delic­ate flavors.

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Plunge into the world of Yachts de Paris

Yachts de Paris repres­ents the most refined way of exper­i­en­cing the Seine with a fleet of Yachts and Salons on the dock that you can privat­ize for your events. Treat your­self to the last word in chic for an unfor­get­table celeb­ra­tion. 

Cruise on the Seine with Bateaux Mouches

Important information Due to preparations for the OG opening ceremony, we will not be operating any cruises between 18 and 26 July. Resumption of cruises on 27 at 2pm.

Cruise on the Seine with Bateaux Mouches

Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches® invites you on a cruise to explore Paris from its best avenue: the Seine. Book online for brunch or lunch in a quirky restaurant, a romantic dinner on the water or simply a guided tour for an original way to visit Paris’ most beautiful monuments, from one of our boats.

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Explore Paris differently

Climb on board one of our boats and explore Paris from a different viewpoint, from the Seine. Sail past the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, the Conciergerie, the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay ...

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Quirky restaurant and romantic cruise

Explore Paris over a delicious meal!

All our dishes are cooked by our own chefs using seasonal products in our boats’ modern kitchens.

Our à la carte menus include aperitif, starters, main courses, cheeses and desserts as well as a selection of wines matched to the dishes served, mineral water, non-alcoholic drinks and to finish, traditional teas and coffees accompanied by an after-dinner liqueur.

A romantic moment in one of the most unique restaurants in Paris

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Rental and Privately Hiring a boat on the Seine

All year round Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches is available to host private and professional events by offering its boats for rent or private hire for daytime or evening. You will be assigned a dedicated team to assist you with organising your personal event, helping you hand-pick the services you require: from the wide choice of menus to various types of entertainment, and not forgetting personal decor.

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Paris Seine reinvents the Maxim’s experience by welcoming the legendary restaurant’s ambiance aboard a cruise in the heart of Paris. In a hushed and intimate atmosphere, embark now for the most refined cruise on the Seine

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Maxim’s Dinner Cruise – 6 pm

Departure : 6 pm - Duration : 1h15

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Departure : 8 pm - Duration : 2h15

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Les Vedettes de la Seine : a temporary shutdown for reopening after the outbreak

Dinner cruises organized for many years for everyone's happiness, for you dear clients, and for us, the organizers, who take pleasure in welcoming you, shaking your hand, kissing you and even making a toast to your successes and joys, must be suspended for the benefit of all.

There is only one solution, the resolution to be responsible and therefore to stop our Events... But when this epidemic will be overcome, the whole team will have the joy to welcome you again and we will then be able to drink a toast together : the festivities will be even more beautiful !

Together, let's be resilient, disciplined, responsible and united for the pleasure of seeing each other again very soon!

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BRUNCH CRUISE

Cruise of about 1:30

Menu : Pastries Plate & Plate of salty flavors  Boissons : Hot drink + Fruit juice

special price  for children under 12 years old.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine's day formula 2024.

Cruise on the Seine about 2 hours 

1 rose offered per couple Menu : Amuse-bouche | Starter | Main course | Dessert Drinks : 1 glass of Bassan bubble per Person + 1 Bottle of wine (75cl) for 2 persons* + 50cl of still or sparkling water per person

14th of July

Cruise of about 3 hours

Fireworks seen from the Seine Menu : Amuse-bouche | Starter | Main course | Dessert Drinks : 1 glass of Champagne | 1 bottle of superior wine (75cl for 2) | 1 bottle of water (50cl per person) | coffee or tea

NEW YEAR FORMULA 2023

Cruise of about 2 hours

Menu : Starter | Main | Dessert Drinks : Wine Pairing + 50cl of still or sparkling water per person + Coffee or Tea

Experience a memorable evening aboard the Capitaine Fracasse.

A gourmet and romantic escape on the Seine

Come aboard the Capitaine Fracasse for an enchanting two-hour cruise through the heart of Paris, departing from the Pont Bir-Hakeim, close to the Eiffel Tower. Discover a unique perspective on the jewels of the capital, from the majestic Eiffel Tower to the mysterious Louvre Museum, in an intimate and romantic setting.

A visual and culinary feast

Our dinner cruise on the Seine is an invitation to savor Paris and its architectural wonders, while enjoying refined cuisine. Ideal for a romantic evening or a memorable business dinner, the Capitaine Fracasse promises to transform your evening into an unforgettable experience.

Book your dinner cruise aboard the Capitaine Fracasse and let Paris reveal itself to you, on the waves, in an enchanting setting.

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Spend a magical evening aboard the Capitaine Fracasse illuminated by fireworks : 

Fireworks seen from the Seine Special Menu: Amuse-bouche | Starter | Main course | Dessert  (vegan menu on request) Drinks:   1 glass of Champagne | 1 bottle of superior wine (75cl for 2) | 1 bottle of water (50cl per person) | coffee or tea

Sunday 14th of July 2024 Boarding: 7:30pm Departure: 8pm Return: 1am, after the fireworks

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15 Best Seine River Dinner Cruises in Paris for an Unparalleled Dining Experience

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Whether it’s your first or fifth time in Paris, any pick of the best Seine River dinner cruises down the famous waterway will blow your high heels off!

Even if you’ve explored the city or the river before, there’s something oh-so-magical about this experience.

At the end of the day, the surroundings are what make a dinner cruise on the Seine River so special, but it’s also about the food — you’re in one of the world’s Food Capitals! Combining both, this is one activity hard to beat!

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  • Seine River Dinner Cruises

With plentiful options and so many reviews, it can be daunting to know which one to go with. Luckily, our complete guide about the best Seine River cruises includes everything you need to know about sightseeing options and famous landmarks, routes, different lunch and dinner cruise operators, and so much more.

1 – Dinner Cruise by Bateaux Parisiens

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Dinner Cruise

With the city lights dancing off the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, revel in a gourmet three-course meal (of classic French dishes) with your favorite person during a Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise .

There are multiple seating options (middle, window seats and tables at the bow) and menus to suit all budget types.

Expect champagne on arrival and live musical entertainment setting the mood.

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  • 6.30 PM Cruise: 1h15minutes
  • 8.30 PM Cruise: 2.5 hours
  • Etoile Service: €95
  • Privilège Service: €125
  • Premier Service: €149
  • Etoile Service: €115
  • Decouverte Service: €139
  • Privilège Service: €185
  • Premier Service: €215

This one really impresses with its menus. Think French duck foie gras, snail tart and spiced duckling fillet with a citrus dressing …

We especially love the panoramic views, and no matter your seating, you’re blessed with river vistas from all angles.

It’s a fabulous pick for couples: only one section of the boat allows dinner reservations with kids onboard.

We especially love the route, with the Eiffel as the star of the show!

2 – Dinner Cruise by Bateaux Mouches

Bateaux Mouches Seine River Dinner Cruise

For those that don’t want to just float along the river confined indoors; feel the river breeze on your skin from the open top deck when embarking on a dreamy Bateaux Mouches Dinner Cruise .

Feast on traditional French cuisine, highlighting regional ingredients, while the sounds of the grand piano and violin take you into the night.

  • Dinner menu - 6pm early bird Service: €85
  • Prestige dinner menu: €115
  • Excellence dinner menu: €155
  • Get a Yes in Paris - Marriage Proposal: €340

Thanks to the boat’s design, with its rooftop setup, this dinner cruise is perfect for photo-happy travelers — or professional photographers — snapping all the sites you pass by from open surroundings

We especially love the menus, with multiple choices between various starters, mains and dessert (or cheese platters). The pricier dinner menus have fancier items, but no matter which one, the food doesn’t disappoint!

3 – La Gourmande Seine Dinner Cruise by Le Diamant Bleu

Le Diamant Bleu Seine River Dinner Cruise

The dinner experience with the La Gourmande Seine Dinner Cruise aboard Le Diamant Bleu is top-notch, from the service to the setting.

Dazzling guests with its superyacht-like design, enjoy drinks under the stars from its open 350m² terrace deck. Dinner is served while live musicians strum guitars, and as dessert approaches, kick back and head to the dance floor, where a DJ spins the funkiest beats.

  • Gourmet Package: €89
  • Sparkling Gourmet Package: €129
  • Add a VIP bay window location to your package for an extra €15
  • Add a PRESTIGE location (at the bow of the boat) to your package for an extra €20

While some of the other Seine River dinner cruises have an overly fancy feel, this one is perfect for a group of friends, welcoming younger crowds with open arms. We love the DJ!

All ingredients are sourced from local producers, and so the plates are always seasonally fresh.

The boat stops for long enough in front of the twinkling Eiffel Tower and doesn’t just glide past. Bonus!

4 – La Trattoria sur Seine dinner cruise by Le Diamant Bleu

Theo Lunch Cruise, Paris

Oui, oui , we may be in France, but who’s to say you have to only eat French food? If you’re in the mood for Italian, then book a table onboard the Theo barge boat (an open upper deck included) for its La Trattoria sur Seine dinner cruise!

Seating 90 passengers only, it’s an intimate affair!

  • Trattoria formula – 1st service: €55
  • Trattoria formula – 2nd service: €59
  • Add a VIP bay window location to your package for an extra €10
  • Add a Rooftop Dining location for an extra €15

Two words: handmade pasta! Using imported ingredients straight from Italia, like Sicilian wheat, transport yourselves to Italy for the night!

Not only is the food traditional, but so is the ambiance! From its classic Italian lounge, Italian songs and opera arias fill the air!

What do we love most? This excursion ensures that you get to see the most famous landmarks of Paris!

5 – Dinner cruise by Paris Seine

Paris Seine Dinner Cruise

No matter which one of the three boats you end up on during your dinner cruise by Paris Seine , you’re in for a treat! All boast unique features: the Saphir has a 100m² open-air terrace, the Grand Pavois has a glass roof, and the Vert Galant is all-wooden floors.

Expect a menu full of seasonal products inspired by French gastronomy.

  • 6 PM Cruise: 1h15mins
  • 8 PM Cruise: 2 hours
  • Paris Flavors: €75
  • Festive Paris: €85
  • Romantic Paris: €120
  • Paris Flavors: €65
  • Festive Paris: €75
  • Romantic Paris: €100

These dinner cruises are super affordable in comparison to some of the others — no matter which one you book. On that note, discover different seating plans to suit all budget types.

Our personal favorite is the cruise onboard the romantic Saphir, with dining options available outside (weather permitting).

6 – Dinner cruise by Ducasse sur Seine

Ducasse sur Seine Dinner Cruise

Calling all the serious foodies out there! It’s time to put on your red lips and don your high heels for the fancy schmancy Ducasse sur Seine dinner cruise!

Forget about an ordinary three-course meal; here, you have the option of a four, five or six-course menu! We’re talking lobster, scallops and truffles!

And just wait until you get a load of the all-glass boat …

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  • 4 Course Dinner: €160
  • 4 Course Dinner + Food & Wine Pairing: €265
  • 5 Course Dinner: €200
  • 5 Course Dinner + Food & Wine Pairing: €305
  • 6 Course Paris est une fête: €500

Eco Warriors, as the first 100% electric Parisian floating restaurant, this boat is 100% ecologically friendly!

We’re obsessed with the professional sommelier services (a private wine cellar onboard included), and the entire experience runs like a proper restaurant — plus, the ship is so silent, it all makes you forget you’re traveling on water.

7 – Dinner cruise by Don Juan II

Don Juan II Seine River Dinner Cruise

If you’re keen on at least one Michelin-star experience in Paris, ditch all your previous ideas and opt for the Michelin-award-winning Don Juan II dinner cruise instead! Providing the most unique setting for it, it doesn’t get better than its one-star cuisine!

Its elegant and rich interiors (and Art Déco vibes) add the final cherry.

With three-star Michelin chef Frédéric Anton at the helm, expect the most gorgeous graphic plates of food flying out of this professional kitchen!

And because it’s got such a high-caliber chef leading the way, the restaurant boat matches in standard. We just love the regal feeling, everything dripping in luxury, including the wine cellar!

8 – Dinner cruise by Capitaine Fracasse

Capitaine Fracasse Seine River Dinner Cruise

How delicious does celery root remoulade with truffle sound? Or how about duck breast tossed with honey and nuts ? Indulge in a gourmet three-course dinner cruise aboard Capitaine Fracasse .

Admire the sunset from the outdoor terrace (the perfect setting for drinks and mingling with other guests), or cozy up indoors in a plush and comfortable setting.

Thinking of popping the question? Add on extras like a window or front-of-ship table and a rose bouquet.

  • Fracasse Package: €69
  • Amiral Package: €79
  • Champagne Package: €89

Free onboard wifi? You bet!

We also love the fact that there’s a plant-based menu available (on request beforehand)!

Don’t forget to let them know if it’s your birthday for a sweet surprise of glitter cake and a glass of bubbly!

No matter which of the dinner packages you choose, the menus are all the same; it’s another super affordable dinner cruise.

9 – Dinner cruise by Calife

Calife Seine River Dinner Cruise

With a Calife Dinner Cruise , you’re spoiled with an array of seating plans, each one designated in a different part of this vintage barge. Whether it’s the terrace, veranda or its exotic wood living room salon, fall into the rhythm of the Seine with 360-degree views.

Expect a cocktail reception greeting you as you arrive, and there’s a live jazz concert every night in the grand music room!

  • Salon lounge dining: €87
  • Terrace or Veranda dining: €107
  • Salon lounge dining: €129
  • Terrace or Veranda dining: €149

Honestly, it’s the unique seating sections of this boat that win our hearts over. Depending on the weather, the terrace is open or covered (and with heating), the veranda has a see-through glass roof, and the indoor lounge is modeled after a classic Parisian Salon (every table, a window seat).

All menus are three courses, and if there’s one item you have to try, it’s the famous iced nougat!

10 – Paris en Scène dinner cruise

Paris en Scene Seine River Dinner Cruise

Inspired by the French classic “en cocotte” casserole dish, a dinner cruise with Paris en Scène is a feast for the senses, all dishes revolving around traditional French simmered dishes.

With all the makings of a classic French bistro, menus comprise starters, a casserole main and dessert. Lap up the all-round views from bay windows or the terrace on the upper deck!

  • Water Cruise: €55
  • Wine Cruise: €65
  • Champagne Cruise: €75

With two dinner cruise timetables available (7.15 PM and 9.45 PM), no one has to miss out, especially if you’re a night owl!

Its distinct style of cuisine sets it apart from the usual menus offered elsewhere.

Not breaking any bank accounts with its reasonably-priced options, we suggest going the full mile and opting for the Champagne Cruise.

11 – Bistronomic dinner cruise by Eiffel Croisières

Bistronomic dinner cruise by Eiffel Croisières

Departing from the foot of the famously ornate Alexandre III Bridge, prepare your palettes for the delicious degustation menu from Eiffel Croisières’s Bistronomic Dinner .

Savor each morsel with stunning panoramas thanks to the Ivoire barge’s giant windows.

Changing with each new season, always expect something new from this kitchen. Not keen on a tasting menu? A la carte options are available, too, fab wine list included!

  • Bistronomic Dinner: €59
  • Bistronomic Dinner with wine: €69
  • Bistronomic Dinner with Champagne: €79

The food and wine pairings are a must for anyone considering themselves a vino connoisseur.

In case you were wondering, a vegetarian menu is available.

We’re mega fans of its onboard sightseeing commentary — they provide a QR code to download a description of all the monuments you pass by during the cruise.

12 – Prestige dinner cruises by Eiffel Croisières

Eiffel Croisières Seine River Dinner Cruise

Say hello to seafood towers, champagne showers and terrace moments under the moon!

Three glistening and glamorous lounges await you onboard the luxe Tosca barge. It’s not named the Prestige Dinner for no reason!

Admire the sites from its Privilege Lounge’s bay windows, sweep in panoramas at the bow at the Premium Lounge, and the upper deck is the VIP Lounge.

See how many bridges you can count (hint: you sail under 31 of the 37)!

  • Prestige Dinner: €79
  • Prestige Dinner with wine: €89
  • Prestige Dinner: €99

Tables are set to fine-dining standards, and think seasonal ingredients with the options of seafood, meat or vegetarian menus. Plus, wine pairings!

We (highly) recommend the seafood option — we’re talking langoustines, oysters and shrimp on ice! If you want to order the seafood tower (its signature), let them know in advance.

P.S. Right at the Statue of Liberty, your captain rotates ship so that you catch direct sight of Paris’ most famous landmark. Quick , get your camera!

13 – Bistro dinner cruise by Canauxrama

Canauxrama La Parisienne Gourmande Cruise

Nothing beats a divine charcuterie and cheese board — and you’re in the perfect country for it! Add onto that a glass of Champagne and macarons (with live music setting the tone), and you’re all set for a quintessential Parisian soiree!

All thanks to Canauxrama’s La Parisienne Gourmande Cruise .

Take cover on the lower deck or dine under the warm evening sky. In cooler months, both sections are heated.

  • Add a glass of champagne and a trio of macarons for an extra €11

This is for those that maybe have dinner plans later on but still want to experience the romance of an evening cruise filled with good food and fine wine!

Cue the accordion player and festive atmosphere, and you can topple up at the bar.

We’re mega fans of its first-come, first-pick seating vibes, and you’ll pass the Eiffel Tower not once, but twice on this trip.

14 – Seine River dinner cruise and Eiffel Tower combo

Eiffel Tower and dinner cruise combo

When the Eiffel Tower lights up at night, she becomes even more alluring! Add some extra excitement to your dinner cruise, finishing off the night with a climb up Paris’ most famous landmark!

Choose a guided exploration through its three levels, or opt for a combo that simply includes entrance tickets to the Iron Lady.

If you’re planning a proposal, these combination cruises are utterly romantic!

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15 – Seine River dinner cruise and Moulin Rouge combo

Seine River dinner cruise and Moulin Rouge combo

“ Because we can, can, can. Yes we can, can, can, can ” embark on a dinner cruise AND a visit to none other than the world-famous Moulin Rouge in one go!

After you’ve got a load of the most famous sites along the Seine, complete your evening with a show at the iconic cabaret house!

All logistics are taken care of; what a pleasure!

  • Moulin Rouge & dinner cruise

How to book Seine River dinner cruises?

Bookings are essential to secure your spot on your preferred floating restaurant.

Either book directly with the cruise company or with an online travel agency.

What’s the difference? Online operators often offer discounted rates, as well as epic combo tickets (for anyone wanting to visit the Eiffel Tower or experience the Moulin Rouge show after your dinner cruise). With a combination package, save extra euros!

Use our search engine to explore and compare the different cruise and combo tour options available on the web in one simple click!

With so many incredible options on the table, don’t miss out on the best Seine River dinner cruises for an unparalleled night out.

If your evenings are already full with other plans, you don’t have to miss out on the experience! Here are the best Seine River lunch cruises for daytime options.

Got any questions? Ask us in the comments below.

Bon Appétit!

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Paris after dark: glide along the seine on a culinary adventure.

Few experiences capture the essence of Parisian romance like a dinner cruise along the Seine. Imagine gliding past illuminated landmarks, savoring exquisite French cuisine, and listening to live music – all while the City of Lights twinkles serenely around you. But with a multitude of operators and packages, planning your perfect cruise can be daunting. So, grab your appetite for adventure and let’s navigate the shimmering world of Parisian dinner cruises.

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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise

Parisian twilight whispers romance: Dine under starlight on the Seine. Bateaux Parisiens whisks you past Louvre, Eiffel Tower, & Notre Dame. Gourmet feast & live music serenade your night. Unforgettable Paris, afloat.

Paris en Scene Boat 3 Course Dinner Cruise

Paris en Scene Boat 3 Course Dinner Cruise

Seine serenade: 75-minute glide past Louvre & Eiffel Tower, savoring casual French fare aboard a comfy window seat. Upgrade to bubbly & toast Parisian magic!

Paris Seine River Dinner Cruise with Live Music by Bateaux Mouches

Paris Seine River Dinner Cruise with Live Music by Bateaux Mouches

Romance rekindled on the Seine: 4-course feast & live music as you cruise past Paris’s illuminated jewels – Louvre, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower. Glass-enclosed boat, starlight kisses, whispers of “je t’aime” on the breeze.

Choosing Your Vessel:

  • Classic Grandeur: Bateaux Parisiens and Bateaux Mouches offer the quintessential experience aboard large, glass-enclosed boats, showcasing iconic sights like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Ideal for first-timers and large groups, they exude a festive atmosphere with live music and bustling energy.
  • Intimate Elegance: Seek tranquility on smaller boats like La Marina de Paris or Yacht de Paris. Luxurious settings, personalized service, and gourmet menus cater to couples or discerning travelers seeking a refined touch. Some even offer rooftop decks for a truly starlit affair.
  • Thematic Twists: For a unique perspective, consider themed cruises. Jazz enthusiasts can swing to live music on the “Paris by Night Jazz Cruise,” while history buffs might prefer a narrated cruise highlighting the Seine’s rich past.

Menu Magnifique:

From traditional French fare to contemporary fusion cuisine, the culinary experiences are as diverse as the boats themselves. Most cruises offer prix-fixe menus with multiple courses, featuring seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Don’t forget to pair your meal with a carefully curated selection of French wines!

Beyond the Meal:

The magic of a dinner cruise extends beyond the food. Live music sets the mood, often featuring talented pianists, accordionists, or even jazz quartets. Some cruises even boast on-board magicians or fashion shows for an added touch of Parisian flair.

Tips for a Smooth Sail:

  • Booking: Reserve your spot well in advance, especially during peak seasons or for popular themed cruises.
  • Dress Code: While not strictly formal, opting for smart casual attire elevates the experience. Think cocktail dresses, nice trousers and shirts, and avoid overly casual wear.
  • Weather: Parisian evenings can be cool, so pack a light jacket or scarf, especially for open-air decks.
  • Embrace the Moment: Relax, savor the flavors, and let the magic of Paris wash over you. This is a night to indulge, disconnect, and create lasting memories.

From the shimmering reflections of the city lights to the delectable flavors of French cuisine, a Paris dinner cruise offers an unforgettable experience. So, raise a glass, set sail into the Seine’s embrace, and let the City of Lights whisk you away on a journey of gastronomic and romantic delight.

A Paris dinner cruise is truly a once in a lifetime experience!

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A dinner under the stars of Paris in the historic heart of the City of Light. At sunset, you embark under the Pont des Arts, left bank, facing the Louvre. Sailing on the Seine, for a two-hour interlude of gastronomic and visual happiness.

The boarding is done at 20H15. The gangway will be removed at 20H45 and we raise the anchor!

The cruise lasts 2 hours through historical Paris.

A lunch under the sky of Paris with its monuments in decoration. Enjoy our gourmet dishes while admiring Paris and its monuments along the Seine. The City of Light is as beautiful by day as it is by night.

The boarding is done at 12:15. The gangway will be removed at 12H45 and we raise the anchor!

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Capacity up to 100 people.

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5 Best Seine Dinner Cruises in Paris in 2024 (Personally Tested)

Published: Nov 21, 2023 Last updated: Dec 26, 2023

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Author: Adam Dimitrov — Owner & Head Cruise Detective

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🏆 Editor's #1 Choice

✔️ tested by author

After testing the top five dinner cruises in Paris myself, I concluded that Bateaux Mouches offers the best dinner experience . ‍

Here are the top 5 reasons why:

  • Friendliest and Fastest Service (Miles Ahead of the Competition)
  • Best Value (You Get the Most Drinks and Food Here)
  • Highest Quality Food (Gourmet, Tasty and Sizable Portions)
  • Best Ship and Views (Rooftop Deck, Luxurious/Elegant Interior and Large Windows)
  • All-in-all, everything is impeccably orchestrated for a memorable and special evening in Paris.
💡 You can also read this article in French , Spanish , Italian , German or Dutch .

The problem with dinner cruises in Paris is that there are too many to choose from !

Each promises a great experience, making the decision difficult.

The stakes are high — no one wants a poor choice to ruin an otherwise unforgettable vacation, especially in a city like Paris, which for many is a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Fortunately, the Cruise Detective is here to help.

I embarked on a 12-day journey to Paris to find definitive answers by trying out the five most popular dinner cruises and sightseeing cruises.

Each has thousands of glowing reviews, so the most reliable way to rank them was to experience them all . This guide gives you an incredibly detailed rundown of my findings.

Note: I am not sponsored by any of the companies I review. I pay for my cruises with my own money and review anonymously to deliver thorough and unbiased reviews.

Disclaimer: This website uses affiliate links. I earn a small commission if you make a purchase through my links. This comes at no extra cost to you and helps sustain my work. Cheers!

Summary & Comparison — 5 Best Dinner Cruises in Paris

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💡 Reviews are calculated using the weighted average and aggregate review count from GetYourGuide, Tripadvisor, and Viator.   I also include listings that I consider "arbitrary duplicates" of the original ones (e.g. the same cruise during the day vs night).

Paris Dinner Cruise Itinerary

Every dinner cruise in Paris follows the same itinerary , which runs between the Statue of Liberty and Pont de Sully. The route passes nearly 20 landmarks, including:

  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Grand Palais
  • Petit Palais
  • Institut de France
  • Île de la Cité
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Hotel de Ville
  • Louvre Museum
  • Place de la Concorde
  • The Statue of Liberty

Video: 5 Best Dinner Cruises in Paris

Is it worth trying a dinner cruise in paris.

Yes, absolutely!

Don’t listen to those who say the food on dinner cruises in Paris is not gourmet enough or that you cannot enjoy the sightseeing while having dinner.

The food is generally excellent, and going on a dinner cruise at least once is a must.

Of course, not all dinner cruises are the same, but you can find the perfect one for you below.

1. 🏆 Best Dinner Cruise Overall (Bateaux Mouches)

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✔️ Best Value for Money ✔️ Generous Amounts of Drinks Included (Wine, Water, Coffee or Tea) ✔️ Elegant & Luxurious Atmosphere ✔️ Open-Air Rooftop Deck ✔️ Lightning Fast Service ✔️ Classical Piano & Violin Music Duo ✔️ Exceptionally Friendly Staff ✔️ Freshly Prepared Gourmet Food ✔️ Delicious Nibbles (Scones) ✔️ Tasty Starter (Beef Carpaccio) ✔️ Tasty Main Course (Sea Bream) ✔️ Incredible Dessert (Profiteroles) ‍ ‍

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Summary & Review — How Was It and What to Expect?

Even though Bateaux Mouches' online presence needs improvement, their dinner cruise does not.

‍ They orchestrated the best dinner cruise in Paris.

‍ I'm not exaggerating. Their attention to detail is impeccable. I truly felt like they wanted to make my night special.

They excel at everything that matters - standout friendly service, fair price, generous drinks package, excellent food, and flawless ship amenities.

I recommend Bateaux Mouches without hesitation if you want to have the best dinner cruise experience in Paris.

Apologies for the hard sell, but they've earned it. The reasons are explained below in detail.

Video Review: Bateaux Mouches Dinner Cruise

Take a look at this short video I made to get an accurate feel of the cruise:

Detailed Breakdown

Quick overview.

  • 3 or 4 Courses
  • Free Bottle of Wine
  • Free Bottle of Water
  • Free Coffee or Tea
  • Live Piano & Violin Duet
  • Excellent Gourmet Food
  • Great Ambiance
  • Open-Air Rooftop Deck

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  • The ship is flawless in every aspect - huge (500-person capacity), elegant, luxurious, spacious, and high-end. I felt excited on this cruise , which is a big thing after trying out four other dinner cruises.
  • Note that Bateaux Mouches has 5 dinner cruise boats in its fleet , so you might get a slightly different ship than I did.

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  • The ship features large windows that offer magnificent views of the Parisian cityscape.

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  • The interior is tastefully decorated and has a lot of space .

Rooftop Deck

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  • The ship has a massive rooftop terrace where you can ascend any time you want to enjoy the view and snap some photos.

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  • Sophisticated, romantic, and high-end — they nailed the perfect energy and feel of the evening.

Live Music 🎵

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  • There is a live piano and violin duo playing on the boat, which adds to the " Romantic Parisian dinner on the Seine" ambiance without being overwhelming, like on Le Diamant Bleu .

Staff & Service 🧑

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  • The staff is unusually friendly and chatty , not to mention fast , making you feel like a cherished guest. This is rare in Europe , like a white raven, so when you experience it, it leaves a lasting impression.

Food and Drinks 🍴 🍷

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  • The freshly made food was delicious and wasn't just gourmet in name but in reality.
  • You get 3 or 4 courses depending on your ticket (nibbles, starter, main course, and dessert and/or cheese).
  • The ticket includes a generous amount of drinks - a 1L bottle of water (per 2 people), a bottle of wine (per 2 people), and a glass of champagne on the Prestige ticket .
  • You get an extra bottle of champagne and a welcome drink on the Excellence ticket .

Tickets & Prices 🎟️

  • There are two ticket tiers: Prestige and Excellence.
  • Prestige tier (115€): 3 courses, gourmet food and drinks.
  • Excellence tier (155€): 4 courses, better quality food, and more/better drinks.
  • The price is middle-of-the-road in the dinner cruise category, and you get the most bang for your buck out of all the cruises I tested.

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  • Seat reservations are not available. In other words, seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis .
  • If the ship is not at full capacity, all passengers will receive a window seat (subject to availability).

Dinner Cruise Menu 🍽️

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Prestige Menu (115€ Ticket)

💡 Bateaux Mouches has two different menus depending on the ticket tier. The more expensive "Excellence" menu includes an extra cheese course, higher quality dishes, and extra drinks. The menu is subject to change.

Welcome Drink:

  • Glass of Castel Mouche (12.5 cl) or Crodino Virgin Spritz (non-alcoholic)

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💡 Special diets: Bateaux Mouches offers a vegetarian option that can be made vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, egg-free, and nut-free. You can inform them of your requirements when booking.

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  • Prawn tartare with sesame sauce, cucumbers, mesclun, and pineapple
  • Smoked beef carpaccio, cream of gorgonzola, lamb's lettuce, argan oil
  • Beet hummus, raw vegetables, crunchy vegetables, citrusy tofu

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  • Canon of lamb, herb crust, vegetable millefeuille, fondant berry sauce
  • Fillet of veal, beetroot and bigarade mousse, crunchy vegetables
  • Fillet of sea bream, sweet potato with parmesan, chickpeas falafels, pepper ratatouille, basil jus

Cheese or Dessert(s)

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  • Assorted seasonal PDO Cheeses
  • Chocolate and raspberry delight
  • Lemon millefeuille and praline creme
  • Chou pastry profiterole
  • Mouton Cadet (white wine) or Bordeaux Agneau (red wine) 1 bottle per 2 persons or 1 soft drink (25/33 cl) for 1 person
  • 1 bottle of Evian water (1L) for 2 persons
  • Tea or coffee

Children’s Menu

  • Sweet potato soup
  • Supreme of chicken, potatoes in all their forms
  • Royal chocolate with praline

Excellence Menu (155€ Ticket)

  • Glass of Champagne (12.5 cl) or Crodino Virgin Spritz
  • Amuse-Bouches
  • Whole duck foie gras, mango and Espelette pepper chutney
  • Heart of semi-smoked salmon in a Nori crust, creamy horseradish and pickles
  • Snail fricassee with mushrooms
  • Butternut squash soup with hazelnuts and a perfect organic soft-boiled egg *
  • Châteaubriand steak with morels, Élysée potatoes
  • Supreme of chicken with truffle
  • Back of line-caught cod, duo of carrots, vegetable sauce vierge
  • Roasted leek with baby vegetables, cream of carrot soup with cumin *
  • Comté aged 24 months, quince jelly
  • Chocolate tartlet, praline crisp
  • Verbena and stewed lemon dessert
  • Coffee cream in a chocolate shell, vanilla mascarpone
  • Meringue cloud, pear and tonka bean sorbet
  • Champagne Moët & Chandon
  • AOP Crozes Hermitage, Chablis La Sereine, or La Chablisienne (1/2 bottle per person) or 1 soft drink (25/33 cl) for 1 person
  • A bottle of Evian water (1L) for 2 people

Quick Facts

  • 📅 Schedule: Every day at 20:30
  • 🎟️ Ticket type: Mobile/printed
  • 🧥 Dress code: Formal
  • 🌐 Wifi: Not available ❌
  • 💨 Open air section: Available ✔️
  • ❄️/🌡️ Aircon: Available ✔️
  • 🐶 Animals: Not allowed (except service animals) ❌
  • 🚬 Smoking: Not allowed ❌
  • ♿ Wheelchair accessible: Accessible ✔️
  • 🚻 Restroom: Yes ✔️
  • 👶 Baby stroller accessible: Accessible (️infant seats also available) ✔️
  • % Children discounts: free for infants age 0-3 (no food served, but children's menu is available), 34€ ticket (age 4-12) ✔️ ‍
  • 🚗 Parking: Free parking is available during the cruise ✔️

Meeting Point

  • 🗺️ Meeting point: Port de la Conférence, 75008 Paris, France

2. 🥈 Runner-Up Dinner Cruise (Bateaux Parisiens)

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✔️ Elegant/High-end Ambiance ✔️ Freshly Prepared Gourmet Food ✔️ Tasty Nibbles ✔️ Tasty Starter (Fish Scallops) ✔️ Tasty Dessert (Chocolate Tart) ✔️ Good Amount of Drinks ✔️ Great Boat and Interior ✔️ Open-Air Section (Small)

❌ Singer/Music Not Memorable ❌ Slow Service ❌ No Rooftop Deck ❌ Not Ideal for Sightseeing ❌ Tasteless Main Course (Duckling Fillet)

Bateaux Parisien's dinner cruise is the cruise the everyone recommends in Paris - so I've put the name to the test!

Verdict? Second best to Bateaux Mouches. Here's why:

  • Price:  Bateaux Mouches' most expensive 4-course ticket costs 155€, while Bateaux Parisiens' middle tier tickets cost 139€ and 179€, while the highest tier ticket is 215€.
  • Value: Bateaux Mouches' highest tier ticket offers more value, including a 4-course meal, a bottle of champagne (per 2 person), and a bottle of wine (per 2 person). Bateaux Parisiens' top-tier ticket (215€) offers a 4-course meal, a glass of champagne and a bottle of wine per 3-4 people. The 4th course consists of cheese on both cruises.
  • Open-air areas: Bateaux Mouches' boat has an entire open-air rooftop deck, while Bateaux Parisiens' boat only has a small terrace at the rear end of the ship.
  • Ship / Atmosphere / Staff:  Bateaux Mouches' boat is more spacious, and the atmosphere is more elegant. Additionally, the staff is way friendlier and more accommodating than Bateaux Parisiens'.
  • Food: The food at Bateaux Mouches is better and more unique, but you get the same amount of courses. There are 3-course and 4-course options on both ships.

Verdict - Bateaux Mouches or Bateaux Parisiens?

Now, this may sound one-sided. Am I saying you shouldn't book a Bateux Parisiens cruise?

They offer excellent cruises in both the sightseeing and dinner categories. They have the most reviews, too.

But as good as it is, I strongly felt that Bateaux Mouches to be better. I may be the only person in the world who has been a guest on all 5 major dinner cruises in Paris, so that's my credibility. And I'm in the business of ranking cruises, after all.

Even by objective standards (price, value, staff, ship, food), it's easy to see that you simply get more and better quality at Bateaux Mouches .

But I understand that not everything is so black and white, and you may have your own preferences and criteria. You will find everything here to help you make your choice.

Overall, Bateaux Parisiens secures a solid second place on my list.

Video Review: Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise

  • Okay Live Music
  • Gourmet Food
  • Small Open-Air Section

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  • Sophisticated, modern decor captures the essence of a chic Parisian dinner cruise. Intimate two-person window tables and spacious group seating are available (with both center and window seating).
  • There are clean, large restrooms on the lower deck and an open-air section in the rear.
  • Note that Bateaux Parisiens also has several dinner cruise boats in their fleet, so you might get a slightly different ship than I did.

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  • The cruise ship is not the best option for sightseeing (due to the lack of a rooftop deck) , but there is a small open-air section at the back of the boat for photo shoots (for perfect shots of the Eiffel Tower).
  • The windows provide a decent view of the city but can fog up, especially in colder seasons.

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  • The cruise offers a film-worthy experience: a fusion of elegance, romance, and culture , accentuated by a stylish crowd and a tastefully decorated interior . A more outstanding musical performance could have made it even more memorable.

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  • While there was a live singer , the music barely registered and faded into the background . Paris City Vision offered the best musical experience among all the dinner cruises I've tried.
  • On the positive side, if loud music disturbs you and you prefer to talk and be able to hear each other, this cruise will be to your liking.

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  • The staff was cordial, polite, and helpful. However, I experienced some service delays (e.g., slow to take orders ), and they almost forgot my dessert .
  • However, these are common potential issues on all dinner cruises (which go along with servicing hundreds of guests in such a short time) and vary from server to server.
  • The quality of the food here is generally high. While the starter and dessert (scallops, tart) were excellent, my main (duckling fillet) was underwhelming (bland). You also get a nibble (1 x scone). ‍
  • A la carte menu for drinks: glasses range from 8-15 euros, and bottles can go up to 40 euros, but the ticket already includes enough drinks, in my opinion.
  • 3-course dinner, a bottle of water, a glass of champagne and wine, and coffee are included, even in the least expensive  etoile service ticket .
  • The  privilege and premium tickets  include a 4-course meal, complete with a cheese course.

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  • Etoile and Decouverte: Center seats (you may still get window seats with etoile service like I did).
  • Privilege: Window seats guaranteed.
  • Premium (best place): Mostly window seats at the front of the ship.
💡 Bateaux Parisiens food and drinks menu available in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Chinese . Dishes are freshly prepared aboard the ship's kitchen. The food is gourmet.

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  • Scallops, citrus gremolata, leeks, Chardonnay sauce
  • French duck foie gras, mild-spiced pear chutney
  • Thin-crust snail tart, spinach and mushroom fondue, Bordelaise sauce, sweet garlic emulsion
  • Beluga lentils and tofu, beetroot condiment, red onion pickles (vegetarian)

Main course:

💡 Special diets: Bateaux Parisiens offers vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, residue-free, fibre-free and diabetic options. You can inform them of your requirements when booking.

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  • Pan-fried veal and foie gras, mashed potatoes, Périgueux sauce
  • Pan-fried sea bass, fondant einkorn, butternut squash and celery, shellfish coulis with tarragon
  • Spiced duckling fillet, a variation on carrots, citrus sauces
  • Toasted buckwheat, confit seasonal vegetables and spiced bouillon (vegetarian)

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  • Iced pear and almond dessert, pear coulis (vegetarian)
  • Chocolate tart, crisp and creamy
  • Honey-roasted pineapple, soft Valencia almond biscuit, vanilla whipped cream
  • Coffee with a twist, coffee-soaked brioche and a light mousse
  • Etoile and Découverte Service: Get a cheese instead of dessert (or pay €8)

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  • All tickets include a generous amount of non-alcoholic (bottle of water, coffee) and alcoholic drinks (glass of champagne and wine per person), so you won't need to order. The exact amounts depend on the ticket.
  • 🧥 Dress code: Smart casual (cloakroom available)
  • 🌐 Wifi: Available ✔️
  • ♿ Wheelchair accessible: Not accessible ❌
  • % Children discounts: 66% off Etoile service ticket (children age 0-11) ✔️
  • 🚗 Parking: Free parking available near meeting point for guests ✔️
  • 🗺️ Meeting point: Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

3. 🎵 Dinner Cruise With Best Live Music (Paris City Vision)

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✔️ Best Live Music of All Cruises ✔️ Quintessential Parisian Vibes ✔️ Freshly Prepared Gourmet Food ✔️ Tasty Main Course (Bass Fillet) ✔️ Incredible Dessert (Flan) ✔️ Elegant & Luxurious Atmosphere

❌ Lack of Open-Air Section ❌ Slow Service ❌ Not Ideal for Sightseeing ❌ Low Amount of Drinks Included (Only Water, No Alcholol) ❌ Merely Passable Starter (Foie Gras) ‍

Summary & Review — How Was It and What to Expect? 📝

Paris City Vision's cruise is in the same pay grade as Bateux Mouches and Parisiens - but does it stack up against them head by head?

‍ It's not a bad cruise by any means, but the previous two choices are objectively better. The food is excellent, and the live music is the best I have experienced, but it packs less value for the price, and the absence of open-air sections is a serious downside.

Video Review: Paris City Vision Dinner Cruise

  • 3 Courses Dinner
  • Alcohol Not Included
  • Exceptional Singer & Music
  • Good, but Not Mind-Blowing Food
  • No Open-Air Section

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  • Modern and elegant interior fitting the smart casual-elegant Parisian dinner cruise vibe.
  • Medium-sized and on par with our two top cruises look-and-feel-wise.

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  • An experience straight out of the movies — elegant, cultured, and giving off high society vibes. Quintessential French background music sets the mood, punctuated by live performances.

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  • The situation isn't rosy in this area. The otherwise great big windows were prone to fogging up , and there was no open-air area or rooftop deck available, which made taking a great selfie or photo of the Eiffel Tower impossible.

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  • Their female singer was a shining diamond. She had an  outstanding stage presence, charisma, and  voice. She frequently delivered classics such as Besame Mucho and other romantic Parisian vibes-inducing music.
  • She  often included the audience  in her acts. In between her performances, tasteful French background music was playing.  They nailed this live music and vibe aspect the best of all cruises, I got to give it to them.

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  • The service was  polite and helpful but could have been warmer and friendlier . They were helpful in answering my menu questions. 
  • They took my order quite late, which was the norm with most cruises except Bateaux Mouches.

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  • For starters, I chose foie gras. It was impeccably prepared, but it was a strange mix with a sweet pastry, and I wasn't a big fan. But I had to try it.
  • The main course was a bass fillet, which I found tasty but anything to write home about.
  • Finally, I had flan for dessert . I found this to be incredible. The French are truly masters of desserts - it's always mind-blowingly good.
  • A la carte menu for drinks: glasses range from 8-15 euros and bottles can go up to 40 euros.
  • The basic ticket (100€) doesn't quite pack much value - 3 courses, tea or coffee, but no drinks . I had to order a bottle of water and cocktail separately for 6 and 12 euros.
  • Their highest tier ticket (155€) ticket includes a bottle of champagne per 2 people, but it doesn't come close to what the latter two companies offer in value for the same price.

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  • There were two-person tables with window views available.
  • Groups were seated in the center at larger tables and near the windows in the back of the ship.
  • Tickets with guaranteed window seats are available.

Dinner Cruise Menu 📋

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💡 Paris City Vision menu is available in different languages on GetYourGuide et al. Access it by switching the Getyourguide language switcher to your desired language. The menu is subject to change. Note: The food is freshly made in the ship's kitchen.

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  • Mozzarella di Buffala, tartar, focaccia with Italian flavours
  • Lightly cooked foie gras, red fruit financier with honey from our beehives
  • Gazpacho prima verde with tomato brunoise (vegetarian)

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💡 Special diets: Paris City Vision caters to guests with special diet requirements. You can inform them of your requirements when booking.
  • Bass fillet, creamy risotto with green asparagus, squid ink tuile
  • Yellow poultry fillet, courgette flan, feta cheese, thyme sauce
  • Grilled beef, potato soufflé, yellow carrot mousseline (+9€)
  • Casserole of sunny vegetables with Provençal herbs (vegetarian)

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  • Crème brulee tart, caramel sauce
  • Our Eiffel Tower all chocolate, red fruit nectar
  • Strawberry soup, pistachio crumble (vegetarian)
  • Cheese platter (for 8€ extra)
  • Coffee or black/green tea included
  • "A la carte" drinks, cocktails, wines, beers, soft drinks available for purchase (8-15€)

Children's menu:

  • Starter: Salmon mille-feuille with leek compote
  • Main Course: Suprême of poultry, mashed potatoes
  • Dessert: Chocolate finger cake ‍
  • 📅 Schedule: Every day at 21:15 (shorter & cheaper cruise also available at 18:45)
  • 🧥 Dress code: Smart casual
  • 💨 Open air section: Not available ❌
  • 👶 Baby stroller accessible: Accessible Accessible (️infant seats also available) ✔️
  • % Children discounts: free for infants age 0-2 (no food served, but children's menu is available), 40€ ticket (age 4-12) ✔️
  • ‍ 🚗 Parking: Paid parking options available nearby. ✔️
  • 🗺️ Meeting point: Port Solferino, 75007 Paris, France
  • Note that the nearby Jardin de Tuileries is closed at night by the start of the 9:15 pm cruise, so you have to go around it.

4. 🔭 Best Budget Dinner Cruise With Panoramic Views  (Paris En Scene)

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✔️ Most Affordable Dinner Cruise ✔️ Most Panoramic ✔️ Tasty Starter (Pumpkin Soup) ✔️ Tasty Dessert (Mousse) ✔️ Rooftop Deck ✔️ 0.5L Water Included

❌ Catered/Not Freshly Prepared ❌ Average Service ❌ Bland Main Course (Guinea Fowl) ❌ Generic Background Music ❌ Alcoholic Drinks Not Included

If you're looking for an affordable and panoramic dinner cruise, Paris en Scène is the perfect choice.

However, if you're looking for a fancy fine dining experience, you may want to look elsewhere. Their main course meals are a bit bland (not the soup and the dessert, though!), and the cruise has a more budget cruise vibe, but it's still a great value and offers a unique, enjoyable experience.

Video Review: Paris En Scene Dinner Cruise

  • 3-Course Dinner
  • Budget Friendly
  • Panoramic Seating
  • Excellent Views
  • Loudspeaker Music (Contemporary/Generic)
  • High Quality and Tasty Food

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  • Spacious, cozy and large, although it may not be as elegant as previous options on our list. Also features a rooftop deck.

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  • During the cruise, you can access to a top-notch rooftop deck with stunning views.

Panoramic Views 🔭

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  • The views are the strongest feature of this cruise. You can enjoy a delicious dinner while facing the windows and enjoying the stunning scenery.
  • There is a small open-air terrace available at the front of the ship, as well as an entire rooftop deck at your disposal.

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  • Although not as high-end as our top 3 contenders, the boat offers a decent atmosphere for a busy dinner night with seats oriented to the sides, providing splendid views.
  • There's generic background music playing in the background. The guests usually crowded it out.

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  • Like on most dinner cruises, the service was so-so .
  • The staff were polite and helpful , but they were not very warm or friendly . It took them quite some time to take my order, and the waiting time for my food was long. The food is catered and not prepared fresh on board.

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  • The pumpkin soup was delicious . The guinea fowl was bland, but the portion was good. The same goes for the fish fillet option, so the main courses aren't award winners . Finally, the mousse (dessert) was delicious .
  • Alcoholic drinks are between 8-15 euros (bottles are up to 40€).
  • For 59€ , you can enjoy a 3-course meal including soup, main course, and dessert alongside a bottle of water.
  • ‍ Alcoholic drinks are available to order separately. The price is reasonable for the quality of the food and service.
  • Only one ticket tier is available , but you can choose between two starting times: 7:15 pm and 9:45 pm.

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  • On this ship, there are pairs of comfortable tub chairs with foldable mini tables attached. These chairs face the windows , providing a panoramic view. For groups of four, regular tables with standard orientation are available in the center and front.

Dinner Cruise Menu 🍽️ ‍ ‍

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  • Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Hazelnut Pieces and Parsley Oil

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  • Guinea Fowl with Cider Cream, Spelt and Apples, Dill Oil
  • Sebastes Bream Fillet with Artichoke Barigoule, Fennel with Aioli Sauce and Flat-leaf Parsley

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  • Harlequin Chocolate Mousse with Sweet Almond Cream
  • Stewed Plums with Rosemary Creamy and with Cottage Cheese

Plant-Based Menu

Available on reservation only. Suitable for those who do not eat meat, fish, or animal products.

  • Pumpkin Cream Soup with Hazelnut Pieces and Parsley Oil
  • Vegetable Lasagna with Coconut Milk
  • Stewed Plums with Rosemary
  • 📅 Schedule: Every day at 19:15 and 21:45
  • 🧥 Dress code: None
  • 🌐 Wifi: ???
  • 🚬 Smoking: Allowed at designated smoking area ✔️
  • 👶 Baby stroller accessible: Accessible ✔️
  • % Children discounts: 28€ ticket (age 4-12) ✔️
  • ‍ 🚗 Parking: ???
  • 🗺️ Meeting point: L'île aux Cygnes, Escale de, Pont de Bir-Hakeim, 75015 Paris, France

5. 😞 An Okay, but Not Extraordinary Dinner Cruise (Le Diamant Bleu)

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✔️ Freshly Prepared Gourmet Food ✔️ Tasty Main Course (Veal) ✔️ Excellent Dessert (Rhubarb Pavlova) ✔️ Rooftop Deck ✔️ Friendly Waiter

❌ No Nibbles ❌ Slow Service ❌ Unfriendly Welcome ❌ Passable Starter (Scallops) ❌ Not Good Value for Money ❌ Gloomy Live Music ❌ Decor Feels Cheap ❌ Wobbly Tables ❌ Lack of Energy ❌ Sketchy Meeting Point Area

In the final place, we have Le Diamant Blue. 

Unfortunately, their place here is a formality since their dinner cruise is below average . The reasons are explained below in detail.

In short, all other cruises in the same weight-class are better , so there's no reason to choose this cruise.

It's a pity, as I always try to find something unique in each cruise, but unfortunately, I could not find anything noteworthy about this one.

If Le Diamant Bleu wants to remain competitive, they need to improve their services and address certain issues outlined below.

Video Review: Le Diamant Bleu Dinner Cruise

  • 3 Course Dinner
  • Free Bottle of Water (Alcohol No Included)
  • Live Music (Low Energy/Gloomy/Contemporary)
  • Great Gourmet Food
  • Low Energy Ambiance

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  • It was massive, wide, and spacious , with great lighting and audio technology.
  • The windows are tall and wide and offer splendid views . However, the decor , including the chairs, tables, and tablecloths, felt cheap and low-quality , giving a faux luxurious feel . It was not up to the standard of the elegant high-end decor of most other dinner cruises.

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  • The ship also had a flawless open-air rooftop deck . In theory, they only allowed you to go up once you had finished your main course . In practice, people did sneak up. They said they don't want you to complain if the food goes cold. I found this patronizing as if adults couldn't decide whether to go up or not and return in time for their meal. 

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  • Even though the ship looks amazing in the pictures, the vibe was a bit dull. The meals arrived too slowly , the music wasn't uplifting , and the atmosphere lacked energy . All in all, the night ended with a dud instead of a blaze of glory.

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  • Our singer was a talented guitarist , but his vocals were too loud and did not fit the vibe. The tunes were gloomy , which didn't give off the quintessential romantic French vibe that many people were expecting. The low energy of the cruise wasn't solely due to the music, but the singer didn't quite hit the mark , and the night wasn't memorable as a result.

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  • Upon my arrival, I wasn't greeted with a particularly warm welcome . It was awkward as I had to wait until someone finally acknowledged me and led me to my table. However, despite the shaky start, my waiter was above and beyond attentive and friendly.

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  • The guests didn't get any nibbles , which would have been nice since the service was a bit slow, and we had to wait a long time for our otherwise freshly prepared food to arrive. The starter scallops, which were combined with pomegranate, had a strange taste. Although it was acceptable, it wasn't a crowd-pleaser. I recommend choosing the soup instead.
  • I enjoyed the main course of veal, which was impeccably prepared , delicious, and served in a decent portion size.
  • The dessert was amazing and truly stood out. As I always say, the French are experts in dessert-making.
  • There are 2 ticket tiers , and both are available with guaranteed window seating ("VIP").
  • Although their pricing is in the low-to-middle range (89-144€), the cheaper ticket only includes three courses and a bottle of water.
  • The higher-priced ticket includes alcoholic drinks (one bottle of champagne per two people), which makes them okay but still not great value  for money compared to other cruises.

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  • The dinner event took place in a vast and continuous main area , which had around a hundred tables arranged in four long rows.
  • There was a gap in the center where a live singer performed, and some tables were located in the VIP area at the front of the ship . Two of the four rows were adjacent to the windows , while the rest were in the center .
  • Guaranteed window seats are available.
  • Meeting point in dodgy area:  The cruise is far from the Eiffel Tower, which may be fine depending on where you're staying. However, before I arrived, I had to pass through a very sketchy area along the Seine River. Passing by dozens of homeless people in tents and areas with minimal lighting left a bad impression on me.
  • Wobbly tables: My small two-person table was wobbly . Most two-person tables may have this issue. The window tables appeared to be more stable.
💡 Special diets: Le Diamant Bleu caters to guests with special diet requirements. You can inform them of your requirements when booking.

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💡 Mismatch between menu vs. photos: Like on all cruises, the menu is subject to change. The menu below is what I found online, but I had a different menu on the boat,ests with special diet requirements. You can inform them of your requirem which I unfortunately didn't photograph.
  • Pumpkin soup with hazelnuts, forest mix and ceps, tortellini, bread tuile, chestnut shavings
  • Egg parfait and its vegetable garden with artichoke puree, carrots, radishes, chioggia beetroot, truffle carpaccio

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  • Candied lamb shoulder with caramelized onions, baby carrots, and roasted baby beans, oriental flavour, spicy juice
  • Fillet of cod with fennel sauce, lightly spiced pepper coulis, herb salad with basil, bergamot, sumac, and mashed potatoes

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  • Chocolate tart with a warm flowing heart
  • Italian-style Chiboust
  • 📅 Schedule:
  • 🚬 Smoking: ???
  • 👶 Baby stroller accessible: Accessible Accessible (️infant seats NOT available) ✔️
  • % Children discounts: free for infants (age 0-2), but no food served (children's menu is NOT available)
  • 🚗 Parking : Paid parking available near meeting point ✔️
  • 🗺️ Meeting point: 36 Quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris, France

FAQ: Photo Service 📷

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  • Every cruise offers a professional photography service to capture the evening. Pricy, but could be worth it for high-quality family or couple photos as souvenirs. You can always inspect both the digital and physical photos before deciding to buy.
  • The photo service is most affordable at 15€ per photo on Bateaux Mouches compared to other cruises, which charge 20-25€ per photo.

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FAQ: Birthday Celebrations 🎂

  • Every cruise I have tried has been accommodating for birthday celebrations . These take place by the end of the cruise, with a birthday musical cue, clapping, and a piece(s) of cake/dessert with firework candles.
  • Marriage proposals are also possible  on certain cruises, just ask the company if they offer them.

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Best Dinner Cruise in Paris (Honest Review)

By: Author Tiana Thompson

Posted on Last updated: August 20, 2023

Categories Food , Paris , Things to Do in Paris , What to eat in Paris

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Want to do a Seine River Dinner Cruise?

You’re in the right place for information because I just came back from the best Paris dinner cruise .

If you’re planning a visit to Paris, a Seine River dinner cruise is definitely an experience to consider. It’s one of the most enjoyable ways to take in the iconic landmarks of the city and it’s the #1 activity I recommend to any of my friends or family planning to visit Paris.

In this article, I’ll provide you with a comprehensive review of my dinner cruise experience. I’ll detail the itinerary, the food, the views, and the overall atmosphere.

I’ll also give you my take on why a dinner cruise can be a more appealing option compared to a standard daytime Seine River cruise, tips to keep in mind before heading out on your cruise, and advice on what to wear on your Paris dinner cruise!

Ready to book your Paris dinner cruise?

I went with Bateaux Parisiens - Seino Vision , and it was excellent. The food, the ambiance, and the service was top notch.

✔️ River Seine cruise

✔️ 3 or 4-course meal (depending on the menu selected)

✔️ Champagne and appetizers

✔️ Live entertainment by a singer

Paris Dinner Cruise on the Seine River (8:30pm)

Best Dinner Cruises in Paris

⭐ Rating: 4.6/5 (3648 reviews) | ⏲️ Tour time: 2.5 hours | ⛵ Book now

So, let me tell you more about my night out on my Parisian dinner cruise. This was my second dinner cruise I’ve taken along the Seine in Paris, and it was honestly even better than the first.

Even though it was my second time, the experience felt fresh. Different travel companions, a change in the menu, and booking a window seat all contributed to a novel experience.

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“ A delicious dinner, with amazing views of Paris!! We recommend upgrading to sit alongside the windows- we were so glad we had paid a little extra for that! The service was excellent and we enjoyed meeting the couple next to us, who were also traveling from the U.S. The directions and check-in were easy to follow. “ – Alicia from the United States | See more tour reviews

​ Don’t speak French? Don’t worry! This is one of the best things to do in Paris for English speakers too.

All the staff on this dinner cruise spoke fluent English, so no need to try to test your language skills on this dinner excursion. Unless you want to, bien sûr .

Note:  I was not paid by the tour company to write this review . I paid full-price for   this tour  out of my own pocket, and the opinions I give are in no way influenced by compensation of any kind.  Bateaux Parisiens  didn’t know I planned to write this article after the tour.

Navigating the Menu Options of the Dinner Cruise

paris dinner cruise

A lovely feature of the Bateaux Parisiens – Seino Vision Dinner Cruise is the array of dining options available to you. Not a one-size-fits-all, these options cater to different preferences and price points.

Let’s break down these four, fabulous menu choices:

1. Premier Service

Premier service offers you the best of both worlds – privileged seating right at the front of the boat and a mouthwatering menu.

What’s included in the Premier Service menu:

  • Privileged seating at the front of the boat
  • Glass of champagne as an aperitif and dessert
  • Starter + main course + cheese + dessert of your choice
  • Bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine for 4 people

You’ll start with a glass of champagne as an aperitif to whet your appetite. The dinner includes a starter, main course, cheese, and a dessert of your choice, complemented by a bottle of red and white wine for every four guests. The front-row seating offers the most uninterrupted views of the Parisian monuments.

🍴 Best for: It’s perfect for those looking for an ultra-luxe, memorable experience.

2. Privileged Service

For those who love a view with their meal, the Privileged service is an ideal choice. With seats by the window, you’ll have a panoramic view of the City of Lights while you dine.

What’s included in the Privileged Service menu:

  • Privileged seating by the windows
  • Glass of champagne as an aperitif
  • A bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine for 4 people

Just like the Premier service, you’ll enjoy a glass of champagne as an aperitif followed by a starter, main course, cheese, and a dessert of your choice. Each group of four also receives a bottle of red and white wine.

🍴 Best for: This service is an excellent choice for couples or anyone seeking a romantic dinner cruise.

3. Decouvert Service

Decouvert service promises panoramic views and delightful dining.

What’s included in the Decouvert Service menu:

  • Panoramic view
  • Starter + main course + dessert of your choice
  • A bottle of red wine or white wine for 4 people

This service begins with a glass of champagne as an aperitif, followed by a starter, main course, and dessert of your choice. For every four people, a bottle of either red or white wine is provided.

🍴 Best for: If you’re a small group or a family seeking a memorable yet reasonably priced experience, this is your go-to option.

4. Etoile Service

Positioned in the center of the boat, the Etoile service offers a unique vantage point of the surroundings.

What’s included in the Etoile Service menu:

  • Seating in the center of the boat
  • Kir white wine as an aperitif

The meal begins with Kir white wine as an aperitif, followed by a starter, main course, and dessert of your choice. A bottle of red or white wine is provided for every four guests.

🍴 Best for: The Etoile service is a fantastic choice for those wanting to experience the magic of the dinner cruise on a budget.

💡 Tip: Each service offers a vegetarian menu option upon request, so no one has to miss out on this unique culinary journey through the heart of Paris. Just remember to mention it while making your booking!

Paris Dinner Cruise Itinerary

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8:30pm: Meeting Point and Initial Impressions 

As we all know, a journey starts long before we actually hit the road, or in this case, the river. The same was true for our Paris Dinner Cruise.

The anticipation was real as we got closer to our starting point at the Eiffel Tower. I could feel the butterflies fluttering, more from excitement (but a little bit from hunger, I admit).

The check-in process was straightforward, and the folks greeting us onboard were super friendly, which started the night off on the right foot.

9:00pm: Boarding and Start of the Cruise 

After a bit of waiting, it was finally time to board. We got ushered into the boat, and oh boy, it was a sight to behold. Once onboard, I was instantly impressed with how neat and cozy the boat’s interior was.

We snagged the window seats, thanks to our Privileged Service package. Talk about the best seats in the house!

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We had a clear view of Paris’s breathtaking sights, from Les Invalides’ shiny golden dome to the striking Louvre Museum and the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral.

We began with a glass of champagne because, well, when in Paris! It was the perfect start to our night.

Dinner Time – What to Expect

Let’s move on to one of my favorite parts, dinner time. A cruise without a delightful meal is like Paris without the Eiffel Tower, incomplete.

The rest of the menu comprised of an à-la-carte 3-course meal that did not disappoint. Expect a delightful variety of French dishes. The vegetarian options were a hit too. With the city’s landmarks floating by, we got treated to some lovely live music.

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This wasn’t some over-the-top performance, but just the right volume to create a pleasant ambiance without drowning out our chatter.

Cruise Highlights and Ending

The highlight of our journey, as you can guess, was the radiant Parisian landmarks glowing against the night sky.

We cruised past the grand Les Invalides, the charming Musée d’Orsay, the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral, and many more. Each of these sights created picture-perfect moments that were worth every penny.

📸 There is even an option for souvenir photos on this cruise! There’s a professional photographer clicking away on the boat, but you’ll have to shell out some extra bucks if you want a copy.

I decided to opt out this time, but would probably go for that option next time if I come on a family trip or with a significant other.

As the evening came to a close, we docked back at the Eiffel Tower, the starting and ending point of our memorable journey. It felt like a perfect full-circle moment, ending where we began but with hearts (and bellies) so full.

Is A Paris Dinner Cruise Worth It?

Okay, so you’re probably asking: Is a Paris Dinner Cruise worth it? 

In short, absolutely. It’s an unparalleled way to see the City of Lights, providing a feast for the eyes and the stomach. This magical experience mixes delicious food with unique sights, and it’s my go-to recommendation for anyone visiting Paris .

Taking a dinner cruise in Paris is not just about the food or the boat ride, it’s about the fusion of the experience that makes it so special. The Seine River becomes a moving stage that presents you the grandeur of Paris while you relish a hearty meal.

Every corner you turn on the river presents a new view, a new building, a new perspective. It’s like seeing the city in a whole new light, literally and figuratively.

Paris Dinner Cruise vs Standard Seine Sightseeing Cruise: Which to Choose?

Compared to a typical dinner in a restaurant, a dinner cruise offers more than just food. It gives you the opportunity to discover the city in a relaxing way, combining the enjoyment of French cuisine with the discovery of Paris at night.

And compared to a standard daytime Seine River cruise, a dinner cruise has a different charm.

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While daytime Bateaux Mouche cruises are great for capturing vibrant photos and seeing the city in natural light, dinner cruises showcase Paris’s romantic side. The illuminations of the landmarks against the night sky create an enchanting atmosphere that’s hard to beat.

Plus, nothing quite compares to enjoying a meal while cruising down the iconic Seine.

Who Would Enjoy This Cruise?

✅ Romantic Couples:  This Seine dinner cruise is the epitome of romance. It’s easy to fall in love all over again with the Parisian landscape drifting by – iconic sights like Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, the Assemblée Nationale, and the stunning Grand Palais. The twinkling lights reflecting off the River Seine, live entertainment onboard, and a three-course dinner featuring traditional French cuisine all add to the romantic atmosphere. It’s like Moulin Rouge, but on water.

✅ Families:  Families looking for a memorable night will find this a perfect way to create special memories. It offers an immersive educational experience, too, thanks to the available audio guide. From explaining the historical significance of Île de la Cité and the Left Bank and Right Bank, to pointing out the Hôtel de Ville, it offers a fun, interactive way to learn about Paris.

✅ Solo Travellers:  Solo travelers looking for an unforgettable evening will not be disappointed. Imagine savoring a delicious meal, sipping on a bottle of wine, all while gazing out at the most beautiful Parisian monuments. It’s not just a meal, it’s an experience.

✅ Foodies:  If you’re a fan of good food and a fan of beautiful views, there’s no better way to combine the two. The three-course dinner, featuring dishes like foie gras, served on the restaurant boats offer a typical atmosphere of Parisian bistros.

Who Should Avoid This Cruise?

❌ Budget Travellers:  While it’s worth every penny, this cruise might not suit those on a tight budget. There are other options like Vedettes du Pont Neuf or the one-hour cruise from different companies which may be more budget-friendly.

❌ Active Sightseers:  For those who prefer active, on-your-feet sightseeing, lunch cruises or walking tours might be a better option. But, this dinner cruise is a great way to rest your feet after a long day of exploring Central Paris.

❌ Time-restricted Travellers:  With a duration of about two and a half hours, those with limited time might opt for a quicker tour. Yet, if you can squeeze it into your schedule, starting your early evening with this cruise is one of the best ways to see Paris. 

What to Wear on a Paris Dinner Cruise

When embarking on a Parisian dinner cruise, it’s crucial to remember there’s a dress code – it is a fancy dinner in the City of Lights after all! So, ditch the sweatpants and flip-flops and aim for a smart-casual look.

Here are a few outfit ideas for both men and women that hit the sweet spot between comfort and chic.

Paris Dinner Outfits for Women:

  • Classic Little Black Dress:  You can never go wrong with a little black dress, can you? It’s chic, sophisticated, and perfect for a dinner cruise. I love  this dress for its comfortable fit and elegant design. Pair it with statement jewelry and heels for an elevated look. And if the weather’s a bit chilly, bring along a stylish wrap or shawl.
  • Silk Blouse and Slacks:  If you’re not one for dresses, try a silk blouse paired with slacks. This combination exudes elegance without being overly formal. I highly recommend  this silk blouse and  these slacks  for their excellent quality and comfort. Pair this outfit with ballet flats or low heels for a stylish, Parisian look.

Paris Dinner Outfits for Men:

  • Collared Shirt and Chinos:  A well-fitted collared shirt paired with chinos is a versatile and stylish choice. You can’t go wrong with  this classic shirt  and  these chinos . They’re comfortable, stylish, and perfect for a dinner cruise or any Parisian dining experience. Complete the look with loafers or dress shoes.
  • Knit Sweater and Dark Jeans:  For a more casual, yet still polished look, opt for a knit sweater paired with dark jeans.  This sweater  is a favorite of mine for its comfort and timeless style. Pair it with  these dark jeans  for an effortlessly stylish ensemble. This outfit is perfect for those chillier evenings on the Seine.

In the end, remember that while looking good is important, comfort should not be compromised. You want to enjoy the sights, the food, the music – not be distracted by a tight collar or an itchy fabric.

👗 P.S. Check out my guide on What to Wear in Paris in Summer for more style inspo!

Tips and Tricks for the Best Dinner Cruise Experience in Paris

eiffel tower at night

Planning your dinner cruise can make a big difference to your experience. Here are some personal tips and tricks I learned from my second dinner cruise:

1. Arrive Early:  Get to the meeting point well ahead of time. This not only avoids any last-minute stress but also gives you a chance to snap some great photos before boarding.

2. Choose Your Service Wisely:  If views are your priority, go for the Privileged service, which provides seating by the windows. If you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to indulge, Premier service is your best bet.

3. Dress Smartly:  Remember, it’s smart casual. You’re in Paris, darling! It’s the perfect excuse to put on that special outfit you’ve been saving.

4. Don’t Forget to Enjoy the Food:  With so many beautiful sights, it’s easy to get carried away and forget about your meal. The food is part of the experience, so savor each bite.

5. Embrace the Moment:  Most importantly, remember to take some time to put the camera down and truly absorb the beauty of Paris at night. It’s a sight you won’t forget.

With these tips in hand, you’re all set to have the best dinner cruise in Paris. Bon voyage and bon appétit!

Book your Paris Dinner Cruise

Faq about paris dinner cruises.

1. How do I book the Dinner Cruise in Paris?

You can book the cruise online, directly from the Bateaux Parisiens – Seino Vision website or any popular travel agency website. Just select your preferred date and time and make a secure payment to confirm your reservation.

2. How much does A Paris Dinner Cruise cost?

The price of the cruise varies based on the service you choose. Etoile service, with seating in the center of the boat, is the most affordable, while Premier service, which provides privileged seating at the front of the boat, is the priciest. Remember, all services include a delightful three or four-course meal.

3. When is the best time to take the dinner cruise in Paris?

Though the dinner cruise is a year-round experience, it’s especially magical in the summer months when the days are longer and Paris is in full bloom. However, there’s a unique charm to seeing the city lights reflected on the Seine on a crisp winter evening too.

4. What should I wear?

The dress code for the dinner cruise is smart casual. So, guys, no need for a tux, but perhaps leave the shorts at the hotel. Ladies, a comfortable dress or nice pants outfit works well. And remember, even in summer, it can get a little breezy on the water, so you might want to bring along a light jacket.

5. Is there a vegetarian menu option?

Absolutely! The cruise caters to various dietary needs. Just make sure to request a vegetarian meal while booking your cruise.

Thanks for Reading!

I hope you enjoyed reading my review of the Paris dinner cruise I took and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Hi, I’m Tiana – founder of and author here at Where Tiana Travels. I’m a 20-something with a love for all things travel, photography, and food. I have been living abroad for the past 5 years and solo traveling the globe in my free time. I created this blog to share my travel stories and inspire other women to go out and see the world. Read more about me here!

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Paris Dinner Cruise Guide: 10 Top Companies Compared (2024)

Enjoying dinner while cruising along the River Seine is an iconic Parisian experience. But with so many boat companies offering tours, how do you choose?

As a long-time Paris local, I’ve personally researched, reviewed, and rated all the best Seine dinner cruise options. Whether you’re looking for romance, luxury, entertainment or just delicious French food with amazing city views, you’ll discover the perfect riverboat here.

This guide also features my insider tips to help you book dates and seats that suit your trip.

Warning: these choices only reflect my personal opinion!

⭐️ Top Paris Dinner Cruise Picks

  • For those looking for a reliable, classic River Seine cruise experience , I recommend Bateaux Mouches or Les Bateaux Parisiens . These long-running dinner cruises consistently receive excellent reviews.
  • If romance is your top priority , treat your loved one to an intimate evening on Bateaux Mouches’ Privilège Étoile service or the newer luxury yacht Don Juan II .
  • For a high-end Michelin star meal , only Alain Ducasse’s Ducasse Sur Seine single-handedly matches fine dining with smooth electric riverboat transport.
  • On a budget but still interested in Seine views? Check out Paris en Scène or historic boat Le Calife for cheaper dinner cruises that impress.

Now let’s go into detail about each dinner cruise on the Seine.

Bateaux-Mouches, the Iconic Paris Dinner Cruise With Live Music

bateaux mouches bateau diner croisière

Bateaux-Mouches is a registered trademark that has been around for over 60 years.

Originally, the name referred to boats that transported goods, and it was during the 1867 Universal Exhibition that some boats began to accept passengers on board.

You will discover the main monuments of the capital: the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame-de-Paris, the City Hall, the Musée d’Orsay… so many romantic places for your dinner on the Seine.

⌚ Schedule: 8:30pm (duration: 2h15)

  • €115 for the “Prestige” menu (aperitif, starter, main course, dessert, drink)
  • €155 for the “Excellence” menu (window seat, aperitif, champagne, starter, main course, cheese, dessert, drink)

You can also enjoy special events:

  • New Year’s Eve : €460/person (from 20:30 until 02:00, band and singer)
  • Christmas : €110

😍 What We Love:

  • the large windows
  • the live music that creates a great atmosphere
  • the quality of the food
  • the vegetarian options
  • the wine included even in the cheapest package

🫤 What We Like Less:

  • Saturdays are often fully booked weeks in advance
  • the portions could be larger
  • disappointing Cheese selection, like brie, were not up to expectations.

Note : Book in advance. Especially if you want to come on a Saturday, you should do so several weeks or even months in advance.

➡️ Book your dinner cruise with Bateaux Mouches   🔥 H IGH DEMAND

Bateaux Parisiens, a Sophisticated Glass-Enclosed Cruise

bateaux parisiens sur la seine

You can board the Bateaux Parisiens next to the Eiffel Tower or Notre-Dame. Their main point is their enormous glass panes offering a panoramic view of Paris.

Whether you’re on the Onyx , the Diamant II , or any other of their boats, the Bateaux Parisiens will serve you the most famous monuments in Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, the Louvre and many more on a silver platter.

⌚ Schedule :

  • 6:15pm (duration: 1h15)
  • 8:30pm (duration: 2h30)
  • Dinner Cruise 6:15pm (1h15): €95 for Dinner Etoile, €125 for Dinner Privilege, €149 for Dinner Premier.
  • Dinner Cruise 8:30pm (2h30): €115 for Dinner Etoile, €139 for Dinner Découverte, €185 for Dinner Privilege, €215 for Dinner Premier.
  • July 14th (National Day): €159 for the Excellence service (panoramic view)
  • New Year’s Eve : €430/person

😍 What We Love :

  • the fully glazed boats
  • French cuisine
  • the casual chic atmosphere
  • the musical entertainment
  • good timing with the Eiffel Tower’s light show
  • a children’s menu at €39.

🫤 What We Like Less :

  • the boat can sometimes appear quite crowded
  • few availabilities
  • the (too) short (1h15) and (too) early (at 6:15 pm) route

Note : Les Bateaux Parisiens can be difficult to book, so don’t wait until the last minute, especially if it’s for a Saturday (which can sometimes be fully booked 1 or 2 months in advance).

➡️ Book your dinner cruise with Bateaux Parisiens   🔥 H IGH DEMAND

Paris Seine, an Intimate River Cruise With French Cuisine

Marina de Paris

The boats offered by Paris Seine will delight you with their elegant and intimate decoration.

You will be able to enjoy high-quality food while admiring the main monuments of Paris, as the route starts at the foot of the Musée d’Orsay.

  • Dinner Cruise 6:45pm (1h15): €85
  • Dinner Cruise 9:15pm (2h): €100 without drinks, €130 for VIP including drinks, €165 for Romantic package.
  • July 14th (National Day): €149 special menu
  • A very popular cruise available most of the time
  • The 9:15 PM journey allowing views of the illuminated Eiffel Tower
  • Children’s menu at €40
  • 100% vegetarian menu with several options
  • Enjoyable live music performances.
  • The price of additional options (drinks and seats near the windows)
  • Some seats are sometimes too tight and crowded.

➡️   Book your dinner cruise with Paris Seine

Le Diamant Bleu, Paris By Night With Singers and DJs

diamant bleu bateau de nuit

Discover the magic of “Paris by night” aboard the Blue Diamond and savor a gourmet dinner while admiring the breathtaking views of the city’s iconic monuments.

Enjoy a 2.5-hour cruise along the Seine with a choice of starter, main course, and dessert, all prepared by the talented Chef Mohamed Gamara and his team.

Enjoy live entertainment with singers and a DJ.

⌚ Schedule : 8:30 pm (2.5 hour)

  • €89 Gourmet Dinner Cruise
  • €109 Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Wine (1/2 bottle of wine per person)
  • €129 Sparkling Gourmet Dinner Cruise (1/2 bottle of champagne/wine per person)
  • €144 VIP Sparkling Gourmet Dinner Cruise (guaranteed window table)
  • The superb upper deck terrace
  • The excellent quality of food
  • The Lounge and live music ambiance. The performance of the musicians and singer is incredible (songs in French and English)
  • Friendly and very helpful staff
  • The opportunity to dance back at the dock (Live DJ)
  • Music a bit too loud for having a conversation
  • No vegetarian options
  • Limited non-alcoholic drink options
  • Some tables are a bit too close to each other

➡️ Book your dinner cruise with Le Diamant Bleu  

Calife, a Charming Barge Cruise That Feels Like Old Paris

the Calife on the Seine

The Calife , whose personnel clearly seems to treat you as a pasha combines two opposite aspects: a both sumptuous and friendly atmosphere.

Whether it is the music, the decor and, obviously, the Parisian monuments to admire, you will definitely not be in want.

⌚ Schedule : 8:45 pm (duration: 2h).

  • Calife menu priced at €67/adult without drinks (welcome cocktail, starter, main course, dessert)
  • Royal menu priced at €109/adult (welcome cocktail, starter, main course, dessert, wine, champagne)
  • Children’s menu called Les Petits Matelos priced at €45 (starter, main course, dessert)
  • good value for money
  • the barge is pretty, typical and quite small
  • outdoor pontoon to admire Paris
  • retractable roof to see Paris under the stars in the open air
  • there are vegetarian options
  • some tables are close to each other

➡️ Book your dinner cruise with Le Calife

Ducasse sur Seine, Alain Ducasse’s Gourmet Electric River Boat

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Now you can enjoy the excellence of chef Alain Ducasse on the Seine. Since 2018 it is possible to take a (gastronomic) dinner cruise on board the Ducasse sur Seine.

Beyond a simple cruise, Alain Ducasse offers you a real experience on board an electric boat. A silent trip around the historical and remarkable sites of Paris.

⌚ Schedule : 8:30 pm (duration: 2h).

  • €160 for the 4-course menu (excluding drinks).
  • €200 for the 5-course menu (excluding drinks).
  • €305 for the 5-course menu & wine pairing.
  • the only eco-friendly dinner cruise (100% electric)
  • the silence of the boat
  • the high-level gastronomic cuisine
  • over 100 wine references
  • the valet parking service (€15)
  • drinks not included in the menu (glass of wine is expensive).

➡️ Book your dinner cruise with Ducasse sur Seine

Vedettes du Pont Neuf, Casual Terrace Dining With City Views

vedettes du pont neuf on the seine

Initially founded in 1959 with no less than four boats, the Vedettes du Pont Neuf have been welcoming travelers who want to visit Paris in a tasteful atmosphere.

As such, under the lights of the Eiffel Tower and other famous monuments, you will be able to enjoy a meal worthy of French gastronomy.

💰 Price: €79 for the menu (excluding drinks): Earth Menu, Sea Menu, Vegetarian Menu

  • the terrace
  • the beautiful 2h00 trip
  • the French cuisine
  • there is a vegetarian menu
  • Background music: French classics
  • drinks not included in the menu

➡️ Book your dinner cruise with the Vedettes du Pont Neuf 

Paris en Scène, an Affordable Cruise With Parisian Bistro Fare

paris en scene bateau

An affordable dinner cruise on the Seine is possible! And it’s offered every day of the week.

You will enjoy a meal inspired by French bistro traditions, comfortably seated in large leather armchairs.

After dinner, treat yourself to a breathtaking panoramic view of Paris’ landmarks from one of the boat’s three captivating terraces.

⌚ Schedule : 7:30 pm, 10:00 pm (duration: 1h45).

  • €62 for the Water formula
  • €72 for the Wine formula (½ bottle of wine for two)
  • €82 for the Champagne formula (½ bottle of champagne for two)
  • the value for money
  • the comfortable leather armchairs
  • the romantic atmosphere
  • the friendly service
  • the vegan/vegetarian options
  • the lack of live performance
  • the wait between courses can be long
  • the insufficient portions

➡️ Book your dinner cruise with the Paris en Scène 

Capitaine Fracasse, a Cozy Dinner Cruise on A Freshly Renovated Boat

capitaine fracasse boat at night

The Capitaine Fracasse offers a cruise on the Seine aboard a freshly renovated boat, allowing you to discover the most beautiful Parisian monuments along the river.

Inside, passengers are seated in a contemporary and elegant setting, with an optimal view of the Seine from their table thanks to the large bay windows.

The menu offers gourmet dishes cooked on board with options for all tastes and budgets.

Well thought-out packages are available to suit all budgets and options are offered to enhance the cruise.

⌚ Schedule:

  • Sunday to Friday: 8:45 PM (duration: 2 hours 15 minutes)
  • Saturday: 6:15 PM (duration: 1 hour 45 minutes), 9:00 PM (duration: 2 hours 15 minutes)
  • €75 for the Fracasse formula (without drinks)
  • €85 for the Amiral formula (welcome cocktail and ½ bottle of wine included)
  • €95 for the Vinophile formula (75 cl of a superior wine for two)
  • the human-sized boat
  • the welcoming and quality service
  • the quality of the dishes
  • the soft background music
  • access to the rooftop and animation by the photographer
  • vegan and gluten-free options
  • the wait between the starter and the main course can be long
  • the staff’s insistence on taking photos can be a bit too much.

➡️ Book your dinner cruise with the Capitaine Fracasse 

Don Juan II, Michelin-Star Dining On a Luxurious Parisian Yacht

yacht dinner cruise in paris

Since 1991, Yachts de Paris allow you to discover the monuments of Paris in luxury.

They’re aiming for excellence.

The 7 yachts, all more splendid than the next, will welcome you in an elegant atmosphere but it is on the Don Juan II that you can have your dinner.

The cuisine, created by the Michelin-starred chef Frédéric Anton, is worthy of a three-star restaurant. You’ll definitely never want to leave the Don Juan II.

💰 Price : fixed menu at €240 (drinks not included)

  • the extremely high-class ambiance
  • the human-scale barge
  • the atypical setting
  • the menu worthy of a gourmet restaurant
  • the originality of the dishes
  • the discreet musical atmosphere
  • the portions are sometimes too small
  • drinks are not included in the menu

➡️ Book your dinner cruise on the Don Juan II 

Comparison Table of the Paris Dinner Cruises

BoatsDepartingDurationChildren MenuPrice (from)
20:302h15€39€115
18:151h15€39€95
20:302h15€115
18:451h15€40€85
21:152h€100
20:302h30-€89
20:452h€45€67
20:302h-€160
20:302h-€79
19:30, 22:001h45€35€62
18:15, 21:002h15€35€75
20:302h-€240

Paris Dinner Cruise Booking Tips

Planning ahead is key when booking a memorable Paris River cruise. Follow these tips for an amazing hassle-free tour:

  • Reserve Early: Popular cruises like Bateaux Mouches or intimate boats fill up weeks in advance, especially for peak summer months and weekends. Book your tickets at least 2-3 weeks out if possible. Last-minute trips could have limited days or times.
  • Consider Group Size: Smaller barges like Le Calife or Don Juan II provide a more exclusive vibe. If traveling with more guests or kids, larger boats like Bateaux Parisiens accommodate bigger groups.
  • Check Schedules: Evening illumination cruises to see monuments like the sparkling Eiffel Tower are stunning but shorter in length. Late evening departures allow you to dine at leisure while taking in the sights.
  • Confirm Dress Code: While most Seine cruises have no formal dress code, shorts and flip-flops are best avoided. Business casual or smart casual attire creates the right vibe for these classy Parisian dinner events.
  • Bring a Cover: Even in summer months, cool breezes can pick up at night on the open river. Having a light sweater, wrap or jacket ensures you stay comfortable admiring the views.
  • Arrive Early: Aim to arrive 15-30 minutes before your cruise departure time to check-in, get settled at your table, and enjoy a pre-dinner drink on board

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A dinner cruise is our number-one recommendation for visitors who want to see the city in a different way. How can you beat sipping champagne while being served a classic French meal while cruising the river in the City of Light. Outside the bateau's window are the iconic monuments lit up for your viewing pleasure. You'll look back and remember this Seine dinner cruise as the highlight of your time in Paris. Bienvenue à bord! — welcome aboard!

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1. VIP Dinner Cruise with Champagne & Live Music… Our top-rated nighttime activity

2. Champagne Cruise Along the Seine… Get on board the boat with the bubbly

3. Dinner Cruise by Maxim's of Paris… Celebrating the Belle Époque bistro

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#1. VIP Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise

VIP Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise

This is our top choice for a romantic dinner cruise over the course of a wonder-filled evening. This two-and-a-half-hour, slow cruise along the world's most beautiful river route is offered by Bateaux Parisiens , the most prestigious dinner cruise company in Paris. Marvel in the light show that is Paris in the evening, when all of the most famous monuments are lit up and visible from your boat on the river.

The evening starts on the banks of the Seine at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Be sure to choose the Service Premier option. You will be rewarded with front-of-the-line entry as well as VIP seating at the front of the boat for the best views and the best service. Did we mention the champagne?

The four-course dress-up dinner includes a variety of wines, coffee and liqueur. There is champagne served both at the beginning and the end of the dinner. The view and the leisurely pace are fantastic. There's nothing to do but to take in the many aspects of this beautiful city as the sun sets and the buildings light up. Did we mention the champagne?

#2. Dinner Cruise by Maxim's of Paris

Dinner Cruise by Maxim's of Paris

We think you're going to love this dinnertime cruise that joins the Seine River with Maxim's of Paris , the Belle Époque bistro that debuted at the 1900 Paris Exposition. On this evening cruise you'll dine on specialties made famous at the historic bistro as you admire the lights of the city. With VIP treatment, including guaranteed window seating for the best views, you'll be immersed in an unforgettable romantic atmosphere. Travelers are are raving about the delicious meal, live jazz and friendly service.

#3. Bateaux Mouches Dinner Cruise with Live Music

Bateaux Mouches Night Dinner Cruise with Live Music

A Seine river cruise is an essential activity, so why not combine it with a leisurely dinner? This highly-rated Seine river cruise is conducted by Bateaux Mouches, a Paris river boat company that sails from a dock on the Right Bank. You'll relax in the glass-walled boat while a classic French dinner is served. Outside your window are spectacular views of the City of Light.

For the best experience, book the Dinner-Cruise Excellence option for a priority window table and a bottle of wine or champagne. Travelers are loving the experience: "Seeing the Eiffel Tower lit up was absolutely breathtaking."

#4. Early Evening Dinner Cruise – NEW!

Early Evening Dinner Cruise

This sunset dinner has the advantage of showing you the best of Paris as day turns to night. Travelers rave about the scenery at sunset and the delicious French food. We insist you choose the Romance Package , with a guaranteed window seat, rose petals on your table, a bottle of chilled champagne, and a special heart-shaped chocolate fondant dessert. Aprés dîner there's time to stroll along the banks of the Seine. Romance will be in the air.

#5. Le Diamant Bleu – Dining, Music & Dancing

Le Diamant Bleu Dinner Cruise

If you still have some pep in your step , consider this fun dinner cruise offered by our friends at Le Diamant Bleu river cruise line. This bateau is more casual than others and adds live music, a DJ, and a dance floor. But when it comes to dining, the multi-course meal is all business with classic French ingredients like truffles, long-simmered lamb, roasted vegetables, and desserts including a caramelized pear with vanilla crunch. The VIP option (our recommendation) is limited so book now.

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This romantic, VIP dinner cruise is the #1 nighttime activity. Be sure to choose the option for the best seating, the most champagne, and the ultimate experience.


This romantic, VIP dinner cruise is the #1 nighttime activity. Be sure to choose the option for the best seating, the most champagne, and the ultimate experience.

Should I Choose an Upgrade for My Dinner Cruise?

Dinner Cruise

In a word, yes. You may notice that we gently urge you to choose options such as Service Premier , Excellence , or the Romance package. Upgrades are well worth the investment when you consider that they include extras like champagne, more champagne, a better menu, seating at the front of the boat, and a few culinary surprises.

Best of all, you'll have the most desirable seats in the house… we mean, cabin! Who doesn't love being at a premier table close to a window, with privacy and a view onto the most spectacular sights of Paris? To our way of thinking, you're in Paris to feel like you're special and to get VIP treatment whenever possible.

What You Can Expect When You Dine on the Seine

What You Can Expect When You Dine on the Seine

We've observed that the French consider good food essential to their culture. And so, on a Seine River dinner cruise, you can expect a fabulous multi-course meal with champagne & wine. Although the menus change with the seasons here's an idea of the type of menu you are likely to find on one of these dinner cruise along the city's beautiful river. All cruises offer vegetarian menus as well.

Entrée (first course)

• Marinated Scottish salmon over baby greens, or • Foie gras with truffle shavings, or • Chilled prawns, herb vinaigrette & baby vegetables, or • Lobster chaud-froid cream sauce & a vegetable melange

Plat (main course)

• Beef filet with morel mushroom cream sauce & fresh pasta, or • Duck breast with fig sauce & baby potatoes, or • Grilled Veal with pomegranate sauce, chanterelles & rice pilaf, or • Sea bass filet with grilled zucchini, olives & basil

• Chocolate entremets — classic chocolate dessert selection, or • Raspberry schuss — a vanilla and raspberry cake, or • Raspberry macaron , or • Vanilla and strawberry vacherin — a meringue-filled with cream and fruit

In France, it's common to have an aperitif before dinner. Popular choices include kir ( creme de cassis & white wine), a glass of champagne, or even a glass of fruit juice — we prefer a glass of rosé champagne. With the meal, wine is always the right choice! There will be a sommelier on board who can help with your selection.

It's also common in France to pay a little extra (called a supplement ) for some of the special items on a menu. This might mean a supplement is added for the cheese course, or if you select higher priced-items like lobster or foie gras. In general, the standard (lowest) price is offered on the menu and the high rollers can tailor their menu with extra supplements. And of course, vegetarian options are almost always available.

What to Wear on a Paris Dinner Cruise

What to Wear on a Paris Dinner Cruise

The dress code for the cruise is smart casual , meaning a blazer for men and elegant attire for women. It may sound obvious, but sportswear — including running shoes, baseball caps, flip-flops, crop-tops — are interdit (not allowed). This is a night to dress up! Here's your chance to wear your best dress, your best suit, your coolest shows, to be your best. It's a time to celebrate your evening in Paris in style.

The Boat Stops Here

Le Diamant Bleu Dinner Cruise

Your travel e-documents will indicate where along the Seine you board your bateau . Check-in usually ends 15 minutes before departure time, so get there twenty to thirty minutes in advance. Better early than late. Here are the ports and quais where the various dinner cruise boats dock.

1. Port de la Bourdonnais

Located on the river across from Musée du Quai Branly , boats docking at Port de la Bourdonnais board at either Pontoon No. 5 or No. 7. Easy access from the Eiffel Tower. • Metro – Trocadero, Bir-Hakeim

2. Port de Solférino

Sitting on the banks of the Seine in front of Musée d'Orsay , Port de Solférino is easy to find and easy to access at the base of the pedestrian bridge, Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor . • Metro – Assemblé Nationale, Solferino

3. Quai Anatole France

Along Quai Anatole France, which runs downriver from Port de Solférino, is another bateau docking point. This quai , now closed to automobile traffic, has become a favorite destination for walkers. • Metro – Assemblé Nationale, Solferino

4. Port de la Conférence

Head to the Right Bank, between Pont l'Alma and Pont des Invalides for the dock at Port de la Conférence. There's a staircase off of Cour Albert 1er (which is itself next to Voie Georges Pompidou) that takes you directly to the dock. • Metro – Alma-Marceau

5. Quai d'Austerlitz

Quai d'Austerlitz is upriver, beyond Jardin des Plantes and Gare d'Austerlitz on the Left Bank in the 13th Arrondissement, yet it's easy to get to using the Metro. In fact, there's a lovely walk along the river from the Metro station to the dock. • Metro – Quai de la Gare

Discover What's On When You're Here...

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Scenes on the Seine

Notre Dame at night

Viewing Paris from a dinner boat on the river you quickly realize just how many of the city's sights are found along the banks of the Seine. Iconic landmarks are strung along the river like pearls.

A typical Paris dinner cruise sails the boat below Notre Dame Cathedral, passing the Louvre, the Hotel de Ville, and the Conciergerie. Most boats turns around at the Institut du Monde Arabe and heads towards Île de la Cité for another, closer view of Notre Dame, before cruising past Musée d’Orsay towards the Eiffel Tower. You may even head downstream a bit to view the Statue of Liberty on L'île aux Cygnes. Here are some of the celebrated sights the boats pass.

  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Les Invalides
  • Grand Palais
  • Petit Palais
  • Pont des Arts
  • Institut du France
  • Île de la Cité
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Hotel de Ville
  • Louvre Museum
  • Place de la Concorde
  • The Statue of Liberty

Three Dinner Cruise Companies

Dinner boat interior

1. Bateaux Parisiens – Savoir-Faire Since 1956

Bateaux Parisiens was founded in 1956, and has become one of the leading river boat companies in Paris. With a fleet of a dozen boats, their Seine river dinner cruises pass beneath twenty-five bridges, and sail past just as many monuments. For the past few years, Bateaux Parisiens has been upgrading their fleet with innovation and sustainably in mind. The cruise cuisine emphasizes freshly-prepared meals made on board by a French chef and team. Bateaux Parisiens board at Port de La Bourdonnais in the 7th Arrondissement.

2. Bateaux Mouches – Elegance Beginning in 1949

Founder Jean Bruel began Bateaux Mouches in 1949 with a single steamboat salvaged from the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900 . His novel idea was to offer guided tours on the Seine River. Today, the cruise company has a fleet of fifteen boats that host more than two million Parisians and travelers each year, making Bateaux Mouches the fourth-most-visited attraction in Paris, after the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the Pompidou Centre.

All the boats feature open-air top decks and all dining tables are next to windows, providing amazing views of the Seine. A team of professional chefs prepare the dishes on board with fresh, seasonal ingredients. The Bateaux Mouches dock is found near Pont de l'Alma on Port de la Conférence.

3. Le Diamant Bleu – Build It And They Will Come

Designed by restaurateur Alain Daien, whose dream was to build a yacht that could accommodate dinner cruises on the Seine, Le Diamant Bleu launched in 2015 — an innovative, modern high-tech concept by launching jewel, with two levels, including an expansive rooftop deck. Le Diamant Bleu offers comfort, clean lines, and panoramic windows for exceptional views. Board Le Diamant Bleu at 36 Quai d'Austerlitz in the 13th, under Cité de la Mode's green facade.

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Cruise vs. all-inclusive resort: 3 questions to ask.

Find out the pros and cons of each and see which option is right for you.

Cruise vs. All-Inclusive Resort

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Key Takeaways

  • If you don't want to fly, cruises set sail from many ports in the U.S., whereas most top all-inclusives require an international flight to the Caribbean or elsewhere.
  • To visit numerous places, a cruise may be best. To relax in one place, opt for an all-inclusive resort or a large ship with plenty of amenities.
  • There are many hidden costs on a cruise that will quickly add up, so an all-inclusive resort or even a luxury cruise with all-inclusive pricing can often be better for budgeting.

If you're trying to decide whether you should book a cruise or stay at an all-inclusive resort for your next vacation, there are a lot of factors to consider. Beyond selecting a destination – and deciding how far you're willing to travel to get there – you'll need to determine what type of experience you're looking for and what's included in the price of each option. After all, there's nothing worse than having a stress-free trip turn into sticker shock when you review the final bill.

There are many similarities between cruises and all-inclusive resorts. Both offer family-friendly and adults-only options. You'll have a selection of accommodations to choose from, several complimentary dining options and entertainment that's covered in the price. But there are also quite a few differences, especially when you're comparing a cruise line where you start with a base fare and then have to pay for all the extras – like beverage packages for nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks, specialty dining venues, Wi-Fi, excursions, and other amenities that may be covered at an all-inclusive resort.

To help you decide, U.S. News compiled a list of key questions to consider when deciding between a land- or sea-based vacation, along with suggestions for some cruise line and all-inclusive resort options. If staying within a set budget is a top priority, make sure you read the fine print before you book – whether you're setting sail on the high seas or relaxing poolside at a beachfront property.

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Am I willing to fly to my destination?

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Before you find yourself sipping umbrella drinks with a good book in hand, you'll have to put in the work of traveling to your destination.

Visiting an all-inclusive resort in Mexico or the Caribbean will most likely require an international flight, but you may also need to hop on a plane to reach your chosen cruise ship terminal. If you don't want to travel too far from home, many ships sail from popular ports in Florida cities – including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville and Port Canaveral (Orlando) – and travelers outside of the Sunshine State can find sailings out of ports in California, Texas, New York, Louisiana and other U.S. states. Depending on where you live, you may be able to save yourself a flight (and some money) by driving directly to your embarkation port.

You might be surprised to find that you can even book extended grand voyages and world cruises to travel around the world for months at a time from U.S. ports. Holland America Line 's 124-Day Grand World Voyage sails round-trip from Fort Lauderdale in January 2025 and includes ports of call in 32 countries. If you're considering a luxury cruise, Regent Seven Seas Cruises ' 154-day world cruise, called The Sense of Adventure, sets sail round-trip from Miami in January 2026 and visits 41 countries across six continents.

All-inclusive resorts

While most all-inclusive vacations will require an international trip, it is possible to book an all-inclusive resort – or a property with all-inclusive packages – without traveling too far from home. There are a number of all-inclusive options in the U.S. , including a couple all-inclusives in Florida . Consider Bungalows Key Largo , which caters to travelers 21 and older in the Florida Keys, or the family-friendly Sandpiper Bay Resort in Port St. Lucie. (Note: Sandpiper Bay has been undergoing major renovations and is expected to be fully operational by winter 2024-2025.)

Some properties across the U.S., including certain wellness retreats , also offer special packages to create your own all-inclusive experience. For example, health- and wellness-focused Miraval Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, has a deal that includes spa-inspired accommodations, meals, nightly resort credits, fitness classes, lectures, access to resort amenities and airport transfers.

Many dude ranches , such as White Stallion Ranch , which is also located in Tucson, offer add-on packages that make vacations nearly all-inclusive. White Stallion's Full American Plan Outdoor Adventure Package covers lodging, three meals a day, Wi-Fi access, evening entertainment, horseback riding, airport transfers and additional amenities with extended stays. If you're considering a land-based getaway, check out the available packages at resorts near you to weigh all of your options.

What do I want to do more: relax or explore?

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Before you start planning your dream getaway, consider your fundamental objectives. How do you want to spend your vacation? Do you want to explore multiple destinations in one trip or fully unwind in one relaxing locale? Maybe you'd prefer to sit by a cruise ship's pool by day then dine and bar-hop at night, never once stepping foot in a port of call.

Cruises are a great option when you want to visit several locales in one vacation but aren't concerned with spending a lot of time in any one place. They're also perfect for getting an overview of a region, such as the Caribbean or the Mediterranean .

If you want to visit off-the-beaten-path destinations instead of busier, more popular ports, consider itineraries offered by cruise lines with smaller ships that can navigate narrower waterways than larger ocean liners. For example, Windstar Cruises' ships carry between 148 and 342 passengers. The line's small ships can visit small Greek islands, remote Tahitian villages, and off-the-beaten path destinations in Northern Europe, in addition to sailing the only navigable river in Spain, the Guadalquivir.

Still, for some cruisers, the ship itself is the destination. The details of the itinerary might not matter much if you plan to spend most of your time relaxing on board. Newer and larger ships , like Royal Caribbean International 's Icon of the Seas, offer seemingly endless dining and entertainment options. As the largest ship in Royal Caribbean's fleet, the vessel carries 5,610 passengers based on double occupancy (with a maximum capacity of 7,600). Icon of the Seas boasts eight themed neighborhoods, plus adrenaline-pumping activities like a 46-foot-tall waterslide at Thrill Island and mesmerizing shows performed at the line's largest ice arena, Absolute Zero.

If you wait to set sail until April 2025, you can book a voyage on MSC Cruises ' newest vessel, MSC World America. The line's futuristically designed megaship will have the capacity for as many as 6,764 passengers (5,228 double occupancy). It'll feature many bells and whistles, including the Cliffhanger, a thrilling over-water swing ride – and the only one of its kind at sea. The ship will also be home to the largest MSC Yacht Club in the fleet, offering exclusive venues, luxe accommodations and 24-hour butler service.

If a relaxing land-based experience sounds more your speed, an all-inclusive resort may be a better option. You can spend your time taking advantage of luxurious resort amenities and exploring the surrounding areas.

The Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, offers family-friendly accommodations and activities, as well as romantic oceanfront suites with plunge pools and spa bathrooms for couples. The resort also has an impressive selection of bars and internationally inspired restaurants, including Michelin-starred Cocina de Autor. During the day, sign up for therapeutic spa treatments for an additional fee or enjoy complimentary water activities like kayaking and snorkeling. The property also offers an eco-tour in the Mayan jungle, or you can explore ancient ruins in nearby Tulum on an off-property excursion.

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What inclusions are most important to me?

A full room service breakfast on a balcony of a cruise ship cabin at sea including juice, coffee and full meals on a sunny luxury vacation on the sea.

Another variable to consider is the price you'll pay for a cruise or all-inclusive resort – and what exactly is covered. What do you absolutely need and what you can live without?

Cruise costs

Taking a cruise can be a great value , but it's important to note that inexpensive base fares aboard large, mainstream cruise lines can often be misleading. You'll likely have to add in additional costs for taxes, fees and port charges; gratuities; stateroom upgrades; specialty dining and beverage packages ; excursions; and Wi-Fi access. The total price of your voyage may end up much higher than you expected. You may also be surprised to find that services that were once complimentary may now cost extra. For example, Royal Caribbean International now charges a convenience fee, plus an 18% tip for room service, no matter the size of your order.

To avoid surprise extra fees throughout your trip, consider sailing with a luxury line like adults-only Viking . Although such cruises come at a higher price point, Viking fares cover all meals (including specialty dining venues), beer and wine with lunch and dinner, nonalcoholic beverages and bottled water, one shore excursion in each port, onboard Wi-Fi access, and more. Similarly, in one upfront fare, Silversea Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises prices typically include round-trip airfare, airport transfers, land packages before or after your voyage, complimentary shore excursions, specialty dining, premium alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, valet laundry service, prepaid gratuities, and other perks.

For a more thorough breakdown, consult our guide on how much a cruise costs and read about the top all-inclusive cruises .

All-inclusive resort costs

When it comes to all-inclusive resorts, be sure to research what is included in the nightly rate before you book. Couples-only Sandals Resorts properties in the Caribbean, for example, offer some of the most inclusive resort pricing setups available. Rates cover accommodations, gourmet dining at up to 16 restaurants, snacks, premium wines and liquors, stocked in-room bars, water sports, PADI-certified scuba diving (at most properties), entertainment, Wi-Fi access, gratuities, and airport transfers. Extra fees apply for spa treatments, local excursions and personalized events, like private dinners on the beach.

Other resort brands may not offer such an extensive list of included perks, so be sure to check with the specific property you are interested in. Some resorts even offer deals for kids to stay free .

If you want all the meals, beverages, entertainment, activities, Wi-Fi access and other amenities included in the price, then an all-inclusive option is your best choice. You'll know the cost at the beginning of the trip and won't have to worry about extras unless you splurge on spa treatments, celebratory bottles of fine wine or Champagne (not included in the fare), or personal expenses like souvenirs.

Cruise accommodations

Space is another issue to consider when deciding what you want included in your vacation. Cruise ship cabins can be tight, especially if you're traveling with another person or an entire family. The good news is that there are plenty of choices when it comes to stateroom sizes and configurations, depending on the cruise line and specific ship you choose. Cabins can be as compact as 100 square feet (in the case of Norwegian Epic 's Solo Studios for solo cruisers ) or as vast as 4,443 square feet (in Seven Seas Grandeur 's lavish two-bedroom Regent Suite).

If space is important to you, plan to budget for a larger cabin, or one with a veranda. The addition of a balcony offers extra seating, natural light and outdoor access that makes a small room feel much more spacious.

For even more space, consider splurging on a suite, which may also add valuable perks like complimentary spirits, in-suite afternoon tea, butler service and onboard credit. Some suites are designed with families in mind, such as the Ultimate Family Suite on Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas . The two-story accommodation features an indoor slide, a private game and movie room, a hot tub, ocean views, and VIP experiences across the ship.

All-inclusive resort accommodations

Back on land, hotel rooms and suites at all-inclusive resorts will typically be more spacious than most cruise ship accommodations, meaning you'll have more square footage to spread out.

At the family-friendly all-inclusive Windjammer Landing in Castries, St. Lucia, accommodations run the gamut from 444-square-foot ocean view rooms for two to 1,385-square-foot, two-bedroom suites that can accommodate up to six people. The property also boasts a selection of luxury beachfront villas that measure up to 4,200 square feet.

Cruise entertainment and dining

Before choosing between a cruise or an all-inclusive resort, think about the entertainment and dining options offered by each. On large cruise lines like Norwegian Cruise Line , MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean, you can find infinite eateries, Vegas-style nightly entertainment and adults-only nightclubs that stay open into the wee hours of the morning. There are also fun-filled activities for younger travelers, like racetracks, laser tag, aqua parks, rock climbing walls and rope courses.

Not all these activities will be included in your fare, so you can choose to pay as you go or purchase packages that offer unlimited access to some attractions. Fitness classes, spa access and entry into adults-only lounge areas may also come with a fee, as can soft drinks and bottled water throughout the day (unless you have a beverage package).

Smaller, more intimate ships still offer plenty of fun – albeit with fewer crowds. Cruisers can choose from several dining venues, some of which change their menus daily. Smaller ships will also typically have a few bars or lounges that host entertainment for more mature, refined audiences (think: piano players or other live music in the evenings), plus theaters that feature a different show each night. Still, you might find fun-loving passengers on the dance floor late at night and DJs spinning karaoke tunes at lounges on the ship.

All-inclusive resort entertainment and dining

All-inclusive resorts typically offer a wide range of on-site dining venues, entertainment, activities and amenities as well. For example, the gated 7,000-acre Caso de Campo Resort & Villas in the Dominican Republic features three golf courses, an equestrian center, tennis courts, skeet and trap shooting, water sports, and more. Packages at the resort include accommodations, all meals and beverages, and access to most (or all) of these activities.

Resorts may also feature more unique amenities than cruise ships. For example, at Caso de Campo, guests can visit Altos de Chavón. Inspired by a 16th-century Mediterranean village, this impressive replica of a medieval hamlet is home to local artisans and boutiques. There's also an archaeological museum, the St. Stanislaus Church, a 5,000-seat amphitheater, and panoramic views of the Chavón River and the Caribbean Sea.

Once you've figured out your travel goals and have decided between a cruise or an all-inclusive resort, you can narrow down your options. Regardless of your selection, always verify what's included in the price. You don't want any surprises at the end of your dream vacation.

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Gwen Pratesi has been an avid cruiser since her early 20s. She has sailed to destinations around the globe on nearly every type of cruise ship built, including the newest megaships, luxury yachts, expedition vessels and traditional masted sailing ships. Cruising is one of her favorite ways to travel, and she hopes to book an extended cruise to see the rest of the world someday soon. She covers the travel and culinary industries for major publications, including U.S. News & World Report.

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The Rise of the ‘Earlymoon’

Many couples are no longer waiting until after their weddings to take a trip.

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By Allison Duncan

One month before their July 2023 wedding, Shrestha Maharaj, 28, an analytics and insights manager based in South Africa, and Sumeeth Suthurgam, 31, a senior digital design lead, took an earlymoon.

The couple spent a long weekend in Umdloti, a small resort village along the northern coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, just a 45-minute drive from their home. Ms. Maharaj described their earlymoon as a “break from the chaos,” where they enjoyed electric scooter riding, table tennis playing, beach walking and even practicing their first dance. “A change of scenery was necessary for that,” Ms. Maharaj said, laughing. “It’s amazing what that’ll do even when you’re still in the same city.”

For couples who want to bask in the engagement period before their weddings, going on a prenuptial trip — or an earlymoon — is becoming increasingly popular. It’s different from both a mini-moon — a quick getaway after the wedding to decompress — and a honeymoon, in which a couple takes a longer, more elaborate post-wedding vacation.

“We really just needed a break and wanted to de-stress before our wedding,” Ms. Maharaj said of their earlymoon. “Indian weddings can be intense. We had four wedding events over three days and D.I.Y.-ed a lot of it.”

Many hotels and resorts now tailor certain packages to earlymooners. Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston , for example, began offering an earlymoon package, “Get Away Before the Big Day,” last summer. The three-night stay, starting at $800, includes a day spa pass for two; a picnic at Boston Public Garden; dinner at the hotel’s in-house restaurant, Jules on Devonshire ; and a welcome bottle of champagne.

“Earlymooners just want quality time with each other, so couples have loved the stress-free aspect of it,” said Kevin Matheson, the general manager of Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston. “Some even joke they’ll be back for their babymoons.”

Stanly Ranch , a Napa Valley resort in California, has seen a 15 percent increase yearly since opening in 2022 in couples spending their earlymoons there, many from within driving distance in the San Francisco Bay Area, said Laura McIver, the resort’s general manager. At The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos, Calif., a roughly two-hour drive from Los Angeles, there has been a 25 percent spike in couples booking stays before their weddings since it opened in February 2023, said Joern Schwaiger, the inn’s general manager.

And at Ashford Castle in Mayo, Ireland, the earlymoon package — starting at $8,500 — includes two nights at the hotel’s private boathouse; a boat excursion and a picnic on Chief’s Island ; a rose quartz couples massage; and a private wine tasting in the property’s wine cellar. The hotel has also arranged private consultations with the Irish jewelry designer Nigel O’Reilly for earlymooners who want to commission custom pieces of jewelry to commemorate their upcoming nuptials.

“Before this year, we would have simply called an earlymoon a vacation or getaway,” said Nicole Janoff, a senior manager of leisure travel at Magma Global , a travel agency in New York, who credits social media posts from couples for the 10 percent increase in travel inquiries from earlymooners that Magma Global has received so far this year. “The earlymoon trend represents a shift in how couples approach their wedding prep and prioritize their time together before the big day.”

Ms. Janoff also mentioned that typically couples take their earlymoons six to eight weeks before their weddings, following the bridal shower and bachelor/bachelorette parties. She has sent couples to places like Montauk, N.Y., Bermuda and Aspen, Colo., for spring and summer nuptials, while couples marrying in the fall or winter often travel to Mexico and the Caribbean. “No matter which destination they choose, there is always a massage appointment made,” she said, jokingly.

Those with longer engagements who want to go on earlymoons tend to travel several months before their wedding. Jillian Moya, 36, a corporate accounting software trainer, and Reggie Blackburn, 40, who works for the Department of Justice, are marrying on New Year’s Eve in their home state of Florida. Last month, they embarked on an earlymoon that started in London, made a stop in Croatia and ended with a Mediterranean cruise through Italy and Greece.

“We initially wanted a destination wedding but fell in love with a local venue so decided to marry in Florida,” Ms. Moya said. “Our Europe trip was the perfect romantic getaway. We enjoyed peaceful times together before diving into full-on wedding planning.”

Tom Marchant, a founder and the chief executive of the luxury travel company Black Tomato , said earlymoons unlock more destination options as couples aren’t traditionally bound to a specific post-wedding time frame.

He organized an earlymoon to Bhutan and India for a client couple six months before their August 2023 wedding. Then, after the couple’s summer nuptials in Newport, R.I., they took a New England road trip through Rhode Island, Maine and Connecticut.

“Even those who have wedding planners feel the heat as the date approaches, so we find people are more at ease with some distance between the big day and the earlymoon,” said Mr. Marchant, who has noticed a 13 percent uptick in earlymoon inquiries through his company this year. “Traveling right after a wedding can be frantic. An earlymoon strips away the noise from that and allows more focus on spending meaningful time with each other.”

Dri Buono Patel, 28, a corporate health care manager in Marlton, N.J., and her husband, Matthew Patel, 29, a manager at the global consulting firm EY, planned an eight-day earlymoon to Maui in September 2022, nine months before their wedding.

“We are an ‘any excuse to travel’ type of couple,” said Ms. Patel, who also took a two-week honeymoon to Italy with her husband after their wedding. “Being engaged is so special, but the logistics, decision-making and nuances of planning a wedding take some of that excitement away. The trip gave us time to appreciate this phase of life.”

The couple rented a Jeep for a self-guided food tour during their earlymoon, trying banana cream pie at Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop; fresh poke from South Maui Fish Company; fresh baked slices of bread from Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread; and coconut ice cream from Coconut Glen’s. They also snorkeled, hiked and took a sunset dinner cruise.

“Everyone kept asking us if we were on our honeymoon, and we’d giggle,” Ms. Patel said. “It was a great escape from wedding planning, although my husband would add that it was also an extra expense on top of the wedding and honeymoon.”

Couples that can afford both an earlymoon and a honeymoon can enjoy “two distinct phases of celebration and relaxation surrounding their wedding,” Ms. Janoff added. “The earlymoon provides a pre-wedding retreat, while the honeymoon serves as a post-wedding getaway to mark the beginning of married life.”

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The Rise of the ‘Earlymoon’: Many couples are no longer waiting  until after their weddings to take a trip.

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Bubbly and Botox: For some brides and their party, undergoing a cosmetic procedure or two is an essential component of wedding prep .

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‘Edible Haute Couture’: Bastien Blanc-Tailleur, a luxury cake designer based in Paris, creates opulent confections for high-profile clients , including European royalty and American socialites.

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    3 - La Gourmande Seine Dinner Cruise by Le Diamant Bleu. The dinner experience with the La Gourmande Seine Dinner Cruise aboard Le Diamant Bleu is top-notch, from the service to the setting. Dazzling guests with its superyacht-like design, enjoy drinks under the stars from its open 350m² terrace deck.

  14. Best Dinner Cruises in Paris

    Paris Seine River Dinner Cruise with Live Music by Bateaux Mouches. Romance rekindled on the Seine: 4-course feast & live music as you cruise past Paris's illuminated jewels - Louvre, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower. Glass-enclosed boat, starlight kisses, whispers of "je t'aime" on the breeze. Read more. Choosing Your Vessel:

  15. Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise

    Paris Seine River Dinner Cruise with Live Music by Bateaux Mouches. $133.23. Paris Gourmet Dinner Seine River Cruise with Singer and DJ Set. $108.80. Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise. $88.04. Seine River Early Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Wine by Bateaux Parisiens. $121.57.

  16. Calife

    The best dinner cruise option in Paris The best overall experience we had on our trip to France. The Caliph is not one of the big companies you will see on the water and that is a good thing because of the personal experience you will have on your dinner cruise. The boat owner and his staff have really put together a great evening for every ...

  17. DINER CROISIERE PARIS

    Paris Yacht 1, présent sur la Seine depuis 1999, vous organise déjeuner croisière, dîner croisière, cocktail dînatoire ou déjeunatoire sur un yacht. top of page [email protected] • MOB./WA : +33 (0)6 11 56 25 95

  18. 5 Best Dinner Cruises in Paris in 2024 (Personally Tested)

    After testing the top five dinner cruises in Paris myself, I concluded that Bateaux Mouches offers the best dinner experience.‍. Here are the top 5 reasons why: Friendliest and Fastest Service (Miles Ahead of the Competition); Best Value (You Get the Most Drinks and Food Here); Highest Quality Food (Gourmet, Tasty and Sizable Portions); Best Ship and Views (Rooftop Deck, Luxurious/Elegant ...

  19. Le Calife

    Le Calife. Le Calife, an authentic cruising restaurant, welcomes you for a dinner or a lunch cruise on the Seine (everyday including Saturdays and Sundays) through the heart of historical Paris in a warm and romantic setting. You can privatize the boat to host your receptions, weddings, banquets, birthdays, private parties, corporate events.

  20. Paris Dinner Cruises : Choose the Best Dinner Cruise in 2024

    6.6K. A dinner on the Seine River on board a Parisian boat is an incredible experience. The view of the most famous monuments of the city is worth a trip, and menus are often refined. There are several options like the Bateaux-Mouches, the Bateaux Parisiens, the Capitaine Fracasse, or the Marina de Paris.Read our tips and recommendations to help you choose the best dinner cruise in Paris in 2024.

  21. Best Dinner Cruise in Paris (Honest Review)

    I went with Bateaux Parisiens - Seino Vision, and it was excellent. The food, the ambiance, and the service was top notch. Includes: ️ River Seine cruise. ️ 3 or 4-course meal (depending on the menu selected) ️ Champagne and appetizers. ️ Live entertainment by a singer. Check Availability.

  22. Paris Dinner Cruise Guide: 10 Top Companies Compared (2024)

    Check out Paris en Scène or historic boat Le Calife for cheaper dinner cruises that impress. Now let's go into detail about each dinner cruise on the Seine. Bateaux-Mouches, the Iconic Paris Dinner Cruise With Live Music. Bateaux-Mouches is a registered trademark that has been around for over 60 years.

  23. The Most Romantic Dinner Cruises

    Three Dinner Cruise Companies 1. Bateaux Parisiens - Savoir-Faire Since 1956. Bateaux Parisiens was founded in 1956, and has become one of the leading river boat companies in Paris. With a fleet of a dozen boats, their Seine river dinner cruises pass beneath twenty-five bridges, and sail past just as many monuments.

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    The three-night stay, starting at $800, includes a day spa pass for two; a picnic at Boston Public Garden; dinner at the hotel's in-house restaurant, Jules on Devonshire; and a welcome bottle of ...