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You do not see much of the sights as it is dark. Food was good.Entertainment great . Had fun and enjoyed, although do not recommend to go alone.Better bring a partner otherwise you feel a bit lonely like I.
The first two courses were not very nice, but the main and deserts were very nice. It rained all evening meaning the boot went out of the harbour for about 15 minutes and then sat there for 3 hours and then came back. And we couldn't see any of the city. If you are going,make sure you have the weather on your side. After the meal you could go to the other decks where a disco was going on - the kids enjoyed that.
The staff were really nice and helpful. There should have been more help. The food was pretty good, not worth the cost of the tickets.
After boarding and being shown to a table, nothing was explained to us until the first food was served and there was a sudden realization by staff that we had simply been ignored since being seated. Not a good start to the evening.
Viator advertised lower prices, but in fact, it was much more expensive. Tickets were $99 per person in Montreal. It is not worth it to use Viator.
This was really in two parts - Cruise and Dinner. The evening we went, it poured continuously. The 'views' were less than wonderful, in fact, a good part of the time we saw nothing but blur on the windows. The food was very good. Somewhere between four and five star meal. Typical of fine dining, portions were small, but enjoyable. If you are able to get a good weather evening, this could be a pleasant event. I would not book in advance as we had done, but wait and buy the tickets the day you want to cruise.
The experience was well worth it. My major issue was that they used a sound system that resulted in the DJs voice being screamed at you on the top deck. Ruined the enjoyment of the final ride down the seaway.
This trip was misold. According to the web advert, the music was reported to be as a string quartet led by a member of the Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra. It turned out to be a French singer and a piano player.
When we went to pick up our tickets it was down hill from there. The ticket booth could not find our reservations, I charged with my Visa, had a confirmation number, our reservation could not be located. Our menu was limited and others had different choices, i.e. the table next to us were able to order lobster. Our waitress greeted us in English as she gave us the wine list and took drink orders. English conversations were limited either purchasing a photograph, or order additional drinks. No problem when we were spending money. The "Skipper" carried on a lengthy dialogue in French but we had no clue what he was talking about. We were hoping the waitress or photographer would come back by our table in let us know what was being said, as there was a lot of laughter in his presentation, and we believe some it may have been instructions if we had to abandon the vessel. The only other time we were addressed in English was when we were standing in area reserved for a private wedding party and were told to vacate the area. We had not idea that one entire deck was being reserved for a private party, it limited our ability to move around the boat and perhaps another evening during our week stay in Montreal may be better.. Needless to say, we spend ....what maybe 300 Canadian on what was a mediocre dinner. I think we could have come away feeling better about this if the Skipper, although when he came to our table greeted us in English, would have made his greetings and jokes in English. Or someone that knew we did not speak French would take time time to let us in on what was going on.