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This was a great night out, the colours and lights on the river cruise had to be seen to be believed. Similarly, the Jumbo floating restaurant was as spectacular inside as it was outside. The banquet was lovely, the presentation was first class and the waiters were most efficient.
The bus tour at the end was interesting so that we saw Hong Kong from a height at night and the sights were memorable.
This was a first class night out and all of our party appeared to be enjoying as much as us.
Rick W South Africa
A very well organised tour. The harbour cruise went on for a lot longer that I expected, giving us a chance to view the impressive skylines of both Hong Kong and Kowloon at night. Dinner at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant was excellent.
My favorite part of our Hong Kong trip was this sunset cruise around the harbor seeing the city at night with all of the lights. The dinner at Jumbo Floating Restaurant was delicious and the place itself is gorgeous and such a great experience!! Loved it!!
The Floating Jumbo was a great experience for our family. The tour guide, Ivy, and tour was involved and thorough and a night vista from the road of the Peak was totally unexpected. The food not only fresh and but also abundant. The restaurant was beautifully presented,clean and professional.
The cruise was really lovely, with snacks and drinks. The Jumbo Floating Restaurant is quite famous and something I've always wanted to do, and it was stunning...really beautiful, our tour guide was awesome, very friendly and informative. Really great night.
We enjoyed the sunset cruise.... it was good to see a complete view of both Kowloon and Hong Kong Island all lit up and looking fantastic. I had read mixed reviews of the Jumbo dining experience and have to admi the majority of negative reviews were correct. The food was scanty and mediocre and it was all over too soon. However it was an experience to see the garish floating Restaurent but maybe they should endeavour to make it a proper 'dining' experience.
The description for this tour was misleading,I thought we would go on the boat tour,disembark at the restaurant for the meal and would then find our own way home from here. In the event we met the boat at the pierthere are no signs or directions you have to keep asking anyone and everyone,had a lovely trip up the river,boat quite basic and free drinks a bit weak but commentary was quite good in various languages.getting on at pier 9 means you get the first choice of seating,I recommend right up the front. If you have booked the dinner At jumbo do NOT get off until the boat returns to pier 9. The instructions for this are muddled and as some people are supposed to get off at the first stop and others are only doing the boat trip it's very confusing.on arrival at the pier you have to find the tour guide who then takes you to a waiting bus and you drive to the restaurant. Our guide was very good,informing us along the way of the various sights and life in Hong Kong. You then transfer to the floating restaurant via a motor raft,a great little touch. Jumbos is a lovely sight all lit up. Inside you get to see the tanks where the live fish and seafood are kept before sitting down together for a shared meal. The food was ok,about the standard of a decent Chinese in the uk,nothing too spicy or exciting! Drinks were extra. After this we went back to the bus for a night tour up to the 1/2 way viewpoint on Victoria Peak to overlook the lit up city-amazing. Then we WERE dropped off at our hotel. Good way to see some sights of HK,try some food,meet people from other countries and learn about the city. I highly recommend.
Enjoyed all aspects of this tour. The long boat around the harbor with a chance to see all the lights of Hong Kong was good. Dinner at the Jumbo Floating restaurant was good. The trip to the top of Victoria Hill to see the sights was good. Ivan, our guide, was so upbeat that he made everything enjoyable.
This was a great night. The trip around the harbour, with the city all lite up was spectacular. The floating plaice was awesome.
Great trip, the floating restaurant was an excellent experience, the food was good, but it tasted like most of the Chinese restaurants in Southern California, the portions were somewhat small. Our tour guide was wonderful. She kept us very well entertained on the bus ride home. I highly recommend this tour.
The harbour cruise was great, made more so with the Christmas lights show. A good meal at the famous Jumbo floating restaurant made the evening perfect. Transport to from the tour much appreaciated. A good night out.
Now that we are back, anyone that has been to Hong Kong has asked if we saw this HUGE floating restuarant, now we can say we did! A wonderful end to a great day!
GLEN M Australia
A great evening starting with a cruise departing from the public pier at Kowloon then transfer to a bus to take us to the Jumbo floating restaurant for dinner (food was grea!t) then to a lookout in Hong Kong to look at the City lights before being returned to the hotel in Kowloon by bus.
Herbert F Australia
What a wonderful way to start our Hong Kong stay, a lovely cruise on Victoria Harbour with the city lights ablaze. A drive through Aberdeen with fantastic views of Hong Kong, Kowloon and a wonderful dinner at the Jumbo floating restaurant. Great food, good service and a terrific guide. WELL DONE!!
Sunset cruise was a little dull with a very strange bar service. Jumbo Floating Restaurant was an impressive sight and experience. However, you were made to sit with the people on the same trip throughout dinner. Dinner was therefore all shared via a lazy susan which was rather awkward. Food was remotely average, a lot of fish and seafood which wasn't great for people who would rather have meat. The portions weren't particularly big so did leave still hungry. Tour guide Daniel was great however I think overall this tour is over priced and not the special occasion I thought it would be.
Pick-up was organized and on time. Boat tour lasted exactly one hour and was fine with great views of the skyline. Drink service was not very good, with only one bartender to serve the entire boat...good thing the boat was only half full. Dinner at Jumbo was a barely passable experience due to average food quality, and feeling of being part of 1000's of people being processed through the dinner program as fast as possible. The floating restaurant is visually interesting. but now that it is almost hidden from view by all the surrounding marina and big boats it is not the grand site it used to be. View from the peak midpoint was fine, but no real explanation of anything we were looking at. Guide was generally helpful and had good attitude and was a plus for the trip.
Bruce W United Kingdom
Not clear from the tour description that the sunset cruise is a standard trip up and down the Victoria harbour and the Jumbo trip is a bus trip from the Hong Kong Central pier - I had imagined us sailing round to Aberdeen. The Jumbo itself is just a couple of minutes ferry through a standard yacht marina - there is no real sensation of "floating" and the old image of a sampan filled exotic harbour no longer exists. The restaurant itself is spectacularly kitsch and worth seeing and the food was good for such a touristy place. Worth doing but probably better value done privately.
The food was a let down and very basic. I was also expecting the floating restaurent to move but it just stays stationary. The cruise is pretty fun though. Most locals recommend to just go for lunch (dim sum) at the Jumbo. Dinner was not special ...
A great evening. Taking it all in on a river boat down the river with all the city lights was a more beautiful view than in New York.
I was disappointed in the dinner. Only three dishes were good, the rest was not ok due to too much grease. and was Not authentic food. It was obvious the owner of this floating restaurant is only interested in money. Everyone on our table felt the same way. They charge for every thing extra. Even a lemon wedge. CRAZY
We did feel deceived as to the description of the evening. All you can drink is only on the short river boat to the restaurant. We had to pay for water at dinner. We felt like cattle on a dinner, it was not romantic and relaxing. We did meet some great people on this tour.
Lovely cruise around Victoria Harbour enjoying the sights and having a drink. The Jumbo Floating Restaurant experience however was somewhat disappointing. The seven course 'feast' was hardly that. One course consisted of three prawns whilst another course was one mussel. We were extremely rushed in and out of the restaurant - never had time to look round it. I would say that the food on other tables of independent diners looked very good and that it would probably be.better to go there on your own and not as part of a large package tour. On a positive note, the guide looking after us was very efficient, friendly and amusing. We finished the tour on the bus with a view of Hong Kong Harbour at night from high up. All in all an ok trip as the harbour cruise was good and the Jumbo Restaurant is something to see from its exterior, but the food and service was definitely a let down.
the tour guide excellent professional helpful and knowledgeable.
the harbour cruise bordering on passable difficult to hear the commentary.
The Jumbo Floating restaurant very poor indeed.
1) the exterior from a distance looks impressive.Up closer we see the wear and tear that neen a great deal of work.
2) moving to the top floor it needs a lot more of repair.
3)the meal : *we were put at tables with very little rapport
*the wine red or white very poor
* the food . Supposed to be seafood. A very small amount of seafood and poor selection'
The standard of food was pathetic.My wife and I have had far superior from
a suburbia chinese restaurant in the outskirts of Sydney.
They seemed to want us out quickly.
Would never recommend this restaurant to any friends only enemies.
4) the trip to Middle Victoria Peak was excellent. The views of Hong Kong at night are breath taking.
We enjoyed the cruise prior the dinner at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant. Unfortunately the dinner is a big disappointment for the price we paid. It is really low quality of food for a big and famous restaurant like this. It is better to eat somewhere else after taking the cruise. The cruise itself was really nice. Stay away from the Jumbo Floating Restaurant.
The tour itself was fine the guide was enthusiastic,informative and humorous and the sunset cruise was interesting but the so called 8 course meal at The Jumbo was a real disappointment and since this was a focus of the tour we felt that it did not represent value for money. The 8 courses comprised a soggy sweet and sour chicken, deep fried cuttlefish over cooked and dry,a plate of plain steamed broccoli, a chicken and cashew nut dish - bland and flavourless, a beef and I thought black bean sauce again without much flavour,half a small bowl of noodles with soy sauce, half a small bowl of fried rice with shredded chicken - I could not identify any chicken in the dish I would have expected rice and noodles to be an accompaniment to dishes not classed as a dish in its own right and a mango sweet of some description. Whilst The Jumbo is impressive, its location is extraordinary there was no atmosphere and one had no impression of being in a floating restaurant so you feel as if you are in any other land based Chinese restaurant being served food that was comparable to a poor British takeaway.
The tour was very informative however the Jumbo Floating Restaurant was a complete disappointment.
Although, the group tried to make the best of the situation, it was evident from most of the group that they were all very disappointed by this iconic floating restaurant..the food was almost cold and was not even worth, the 1 star that I provided for this tour overall.
This was about the biggest rip off I've ever experienced in my 30+ years of traveling abroad. The description absolutely misrepresents what is delivered, starting with the photo to the left. The "cruise" was a standard junket boat, the "open bar" consisted of as much cheap beer you could drink in one hour plus a bag of barequed chips. The Jumbo Floating has seen better days-it is in desperate need of renovation, and a new chef. I am a huge fan of asian food, and this was inedible. The only saving grace is that we were paired with a fun couple from London, and we had a lot of laughs and a good cocktail after we escaped our disastrous "tour". Take it from me, do not, do not sign up for this "sunset cruise"
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