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The trip was great. Good food, beautiful sights from the ship, and the life entertainment was great.
Great view of the bay, Bosphorus and entertainment with Turkish music and dances
This was the best I ever had, especialy my daughter and my grand dayghter that were so pleased they want to do it again for next year
I had so much fun in this cruise. The food was excellent and the show was great. You may admire the Bosphorus Bridge and other attractions in the night and this a wonderful experience. Recommended.
This was a very good cruise in the Bosphorous Strait. The food and wine was great as was the bell-dancing show. The driver delivered us to the boat right on time and picked us up and delivered us back to our hotel. It was great.
The food was great and it was entertaining. Met a nice couple from USA and had a nice conversation and evening
Good dinner, generous rounds of alcohol, just wish we could have seen the dancing better, many people and we were seated near back.
Despite the snow the car from the hotel arrived on time and sped us down to the boat. We were quickly seated and had good views from the large windows. The food was reasonable fare, nothing that exciting but perfectly OK. The local drinks were fine and I have to say the staff were quick to top up your wine. The views from the cruise were very good and it was a very different perspective. The show was the highlight and was well done, with much energy. All in all a solid good trip.
This was a fun tour although it was rather difficult to watch the dancing due to the small space available.
The traffic was very heavy going into town to the port but our driver was very good. The whole evening ran very smoothly and the views were stupendous.
It was a wonderful cruise! The only downside. Way too long. Needed to cater for 1 show upstairs and 1downstairs. Killing Time. 2 hrs would have been enough!
fun night on the Bosphorus. My kids enjoyed the music and danced the night away after the entertainment ended. superb cakes! wonderful evening.
J K S
It was fine but I think seatings and ambience needs urgent improvement. Some more vegetarian items on the menu
Great entertainment... the food was good, except for the main dish.
This dinner and belly dancing cruise was ideal for my family of four, with two sons in their early twenties. We were collected from our hotel and taken to the river to board. The cruise was nice but just about half an hour too long. The three course meal was ok with the drinks but do not expect a high quality menu. The food staff were polite but they were always in a rush to get the food out. We liked the variety of Turkish food provided in the entree but the main dish was not as good. The entertainment was very good and the dancers engaged many members of the audience. Everyone had fun. The views at night were spectacular and many great photos to be taken. I would recommend the cruise as long as you are prepared to accept a lesser food selection. Overall pretty good.
This was a nice dinner cruise and the Belly Dancer had amazing control over her body. We had a 3 course dinner which was an appetizer plate, a choice of fish or chicken (both were very good) and fresh fruit which was served during the belly-dancing/cultural show. I would recommend taking a coat or shawl for the show. You eat dinner on an enclosed deck but then go upstairs in the open air to watch the show. As the boat is going somewhat fast when you get up on deck, it is chilly. There are also capes/shawls you can buy on board if you want to. However, once the show begins the boat is going slower and it is not as cold. In summary, this is a worthwhile excursion and a nice way to spend time on the Bosphorus.
The cruise was pleasant and the food was good as well as the entertainment. It's a great way to see the city by water at night. Despite the picture, all eating is done inside which was a bit disappointing. The transportation to the cruise was late and we just got there on time. Overall it was well run and I would recommed it to travelers to Istanbul.
Even in the rain, it was a lovely outing. We enjoyed the meal and the performers were talented. Cruising the Bosphorus was very romantic - a great way to finish off our trip to Istanbul.
It is only just ok if you do not have anything else to do. The show and food were good.
interesting show cruising down the Bosporus this March past. it wasn't river dance but it was enjoyable,food was okay left at 830 was back at pier for about 1130.food.twould be good for families and i think t'would be even better in the summer.
United Arab Emirates
The dinner cruise is worth doing. But it was not exceptional. Something you should do I suppose when in Istanbul. But not great.
Very good but food is VERY average. Pickup times to the boat are long due to distances apart of hotels.
This tour was OK, compared to a similar tour in Dubai which was amazing, I will rate is satisfactory, as some parts of the experience was worth it. The good parts were that we were picked up from the hotel and returned to our hotel, though would have preferred a car transfer rather than a bus. The belly dancing, entertainment was also enjoyable though not spectacular. Sadly the total organisation was a bit chaotic. When we arrived at the pier to board the boat, the tour bus driver escorted us to a crowded queue with both tourists and locals from different groups, all shuffling and pushing. We were then handed over to another guide, and we felt shuffled to get onto the boat. On the boat, we were seated upstairs which are for premium ticket holders, so it was great. We would not have wanted to be downstairs which was very very packed with seats tightly closed together.!
The food was average and drinks were included. It tended to get very cold when the boat started to sail. So it is best to bring a shawl or jacket along. I will not want to do it again, but it's worth doing as you get to see Turkey at night.