ThIS IS A GOOD EXPERIENCE. THEY PACK YOU IN AT THE MOULIN BUT WHAT ELSE IS NEW. THE GUIDE WAS EXCELLENT.(MAgNUS) THECRUISE WAS FINE FOOD ONLY FAIR.
Fast, efficient pick up from the hotel with a friendly driver. Great food and wonderful romantic experience watching Paris go by during dinner. A memorable night at Moulin Rouge with champagne to celebrate. Thanks.
Had a great night out, the boat was nice and the food great. Moulin Rouge was wonderful, and with the crowds around Moulin Rouge it was great to have a driver who looked after us.
Having read previous reviews, it was with a fair amount of trepidation that I approached this cruise/show and wondered if I had blown the A$250 I paid.
I was genuinely surprised and impressed with how the evening went.
It started with being picked up from my hotel that was outside the distance designated in the deal - be careful as this may not apply every time and the extra trips in and out on the Metro may not be compensated. The driver for the evening was terrific , and I got a free guided tour as we went back into Paris central.
The cruise was in daylight (which I expected) and the service was adequate - some others have mentioned being a "second-class citizen" and this still was my feeling - though my mains were swapped promptly when the order was mixed up.
I hadn't done a cruise on the Seine before, so it was a good experience. The three course meal was very good and the wine not too bad.
My conclusion was positive - take it if you haven't done a cruise, the meal was good, but may be better value somewhere else.
Moulin Rouge is a MUST SEE. My single seat was given by the Moulin staff and I was fitted in a table to the far side - which was fine so no one was behind me, and I stood for the evening ... at least I could see the bottom of the stage and all the acrobatics that went on down there. The half bottle was a full bottle of champagne ... and I could imagine the waiters getting in the way (standing wasn't a problem).
Definitely see the show.
Pickup and delivery at the end was okay and the evening finished before midnight.
travelling nana United Kingdom
Our driver was very helpful. The cruise was enjoyable but would have been much better if there had been a commentary. The dinner was just OK but it was what you would expect on a cruise like that. Paying extra for the steak was a surprise because it wasn't that good. I would recommend this cruise because of the experience. We really enjyed the Moulin Rouge and would have been disapponted if we had been to Paris and hadn't see it and this was the perfect way to do it. Again our driver was wonderful from pick up at our hotel to our trip back.
The dinner and cruise were great, everything we had hoped for and more. The Moulin Rouge was an experience that everyone that goes to Paris should see. The format of the show however only changes about once every decade, so you don't have to hurry back.
A little disappointed with the seating arrangement on both the cruise and at the Moulin Rougue.
Food on the cruise was excellent, show at the Moulin Rouge was outstanding, with champagne included.
Stuart D United Kingdom
The Dinner Cruise and trip to the Rouge was great. Good friendly person who pick my wife and I from the hotel. Cruise and Dinner were good and then The Roulin Rouge show was an experience. I would certainly use Viator again,
We absolutely loved the whole experience! The Moulin Rouge show was definitely the highlight! Our minivan driver was excellent and punctual. We would highly recommend this to anyone.
Dinner Cruise was ok. Moulin Rouge was great although really crowded. Transportation was exceptional. Overal, the tour was very good.
Steve W United Kingdom
A trip worth doing - a lovely way to see Paris. Although the food was not very good.
Timothy F Australia
Food was really nice and the cruise was so relaxing! I saw Paris from a different point of view. The transport was punctual and driver was friendly. Moulin Rouge was fantastic! The show was entertaining and fun!
Michael T USA
Overall a very nice experience! The dinner cruise ship was very nice, although there was a limited selection for the main course chicken, salmon, or beef beef was an extra 7 Euro. Chicken was absolutely delicious, though. Very small portions for appetizers and deserts. Photographer on boat charges 15 Euro for a very nice picture of your party optional. And you can bargain with the guy! The Moulin Rouge show was great! Definitely worth seeing. Quite expensive, although we did get a better deal by booking the show with the dinner cruise through Viator. Admission to Moulin Rouge included 12 bottle champagne per person. Don't bring a camera into the theater or you'll have to check it and pick it up at the end of the show! The local guide who picked us up was prompt, friendly, and spoke perfect English. The trip was a bit expensive however, for us this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience! I'd say spend the money and enjoy a nice night out on the town in the lovely Paris!
I enjoyed having transportation included that would pick up and drop off at my hotel, but I was kind of disappointed with the dinner cruise. We just traveled up a bit and turned around and came back and there was no commentary on what we were seeing. I just expected more! It wasn't bad, but not what I was expecting. The Moulin Rouge was awesome! I would certainly go to another show there and recommend that to anyone. I think if I could do it again I would do the dinner at the Moulin Rouge with the show rather than the dinner cruise.
David H USA
The food was mostly pretty good, just not really my taste! The boat ride was nice, the route passed many scenic things in Paris. The staff were very nice and professional.
Carol C USA
The evening cruise was absolutely lovely! Dinner was pretty bad, as was also the wine and champagne. The Moulin Rouge show was great. We asked to take the unopened champagne and it was no problem! Our driver was adorable and took excellent care of us!
This is an very good way to experience Paris. I definitely recommend it.
The best thing about this tour was our drive, Roman! We were picked up at our hotel and arrived at the dock for the dinner cruise a little early. He personally walked us across the bridge of locks to the gardens and gave us a private mini tour to make the best use of our wait time. The cruise itself was ok. Raining, can't be helped. Food was decent, hard to expect too much from a little boat kitchen. Biggest disappointment was there was NO dialogue about what we were seeing, names or importance of the beautiful bridges or buildings. Also, because we were going to the Moulin Rouge, the buildings were not lit up as the picture shows. The trip to the Moulin again by Roman was great. Show at the mill was great, excellent seats. Ride back to hotel by Roman, also great. All in all, I'd recommend it, bother venues are so very touristy and needed for a Paris trip however, both are kind of a one and done so probably wouldn't do it again.
Everything was perfect except every bite of my steak was tough and chewy and I had to keep spitting out every, I mean every bite.
The photo would suggest that you have a night time river cruise, this is not the case during summer, but during winter would be lovely to do both boat and show together. I would have preferred to book a dinner cruise by itself as we were collected 5.40, got to boat at 5.55 and told cruise didn't leave until 6.45 arriving back at the dock at 7.45. Moulin rouge at 9, so a lot of hanging around. The show was fab, we were sitting right at the back and got a little restricted view but other than champaign being awful we really enjoyed it. The cruise however was another story, as only 1 hr, we were rushed, had a very surly waiter who threw down the plates and was tutting at my mother for taking too long on her main course. The drinks are very expensive, the food was mediocre to say the least and others were in shorts and trainers so we felt over dressed, it wasn't at all what we had in mind. Expecting a chilled dinner, with a lit up Paris and late show. It's very expensive for what the tour offers.....
This is a great way to get two checks in the block for a better price than separately. The shuttle/van service is great and recommend this event be early in your trip to see the lay of the land early. Cruise food and atmosphere were good, but be for-warned; water was 9 euro and a decent bottle of wine was at least 35, Since only one small glass is included. Overall, that part was a solid four with the only knock being the add-on expenses.
Moulin Rouge was a rip-off. My girl really wanted to see it, but they put you at these tiny tables with half the seating not facing the stage! I am an averaged-size man 6' 200lbs, and I felt like being squeezed in the back seat of a minivan having to turnaround to watch. The balancing acts and small skits were cool, but the basic show was like taller HS cheerleaders performing silly dancing skits, some singing, fancy outfits and routinely no tops for the women. If you don't know French, you will get nothing out of the singing. We had no beverage service during the show either. The show gives off that kind of Vegas vibe, but only a few of them would be able to make it there.
We left slightly after half the show to grab drinks across the street just to get out of that seating arrangement. It gets a two (barely), women will like the pics, gift shop, and allure; but it is a poor value, terrible performance set-up for spectators, and a marginal product. I would be hesitant to go again even if the tickets were given to me.
The show at the Moulin Rouge was very good! The dinner cruise, however, was not what I expected. I have done a dinner river cruise in the past and it was very elegant and the food was wonderful. I was a bit disappointed in the fact that most passengers were wearing jeans, and the service was not very friendly. The food was just average. I would recommend the dinner cruise that is later, doing the Moulin Rouge separately.
River cruise was nice to do, weather was great so we saw lots of Paris from the water. The food was not as good as expected for the price we paid. Moulin Rouge was also disappointing in that we were packed in like sardines, it was very hot (poor ventilation), and champagne very average. I wouldn't go again, but maybe try other shows that are on in Paris.
The pick up was efficient and the dinner was excellent. Think about timing as it doesn't get dark until 10, so if you want to see Paris illuminated, book the later dinner. Moulin Rouge was very disappointing because 8 of us were squashed onto a table for 6 almost at the back of the room. With a head in front of me and the awkward angle we were sitting at, we were very uncomfortable and ended up leaving early. We expected more of Moulin Rouge!!