Last night we had the fortune to go on a dinner cruise along the river in Prague. We timed the tram wrong and managed to arrive half an hour before the cruise, which turned out to be fortunate as, once we had exchanged the e-ticket for a printed ticket we were on board soon enough to be allocated a table by the edge of the boat.
As we boarded we each received a drink, champagne for adults and sparkling fruit drink for the children. This welcome drink is included with the trip price, all additional drinks you order to your table and pay for at the end.
As soon as we sat down we were brought a basket of bread with some pink mayonnaise like spread.
When everyone was on board and seated we set off along the river in the Prague sunshine, with the sound of the live musician playing subtly in the corner of the boat.
As we got to a lock to go up a level in the river, the buffet was opened and we got to eat. There was a hot food buffet and a salad buffet, each with good quality food options. The hot food included a choice of chicken broth with dumplings, beef goulash, mashed potatoes, vegetables, oriental chicken, jasmine rice, chicken schnitzel, spaghetti and carved ham.
The cold buffet included bread, pate and cranberry sauce, tomato and mozzarella salad, greek salad, cold meats, coleslaw and a selection of cheeses.
A large parmesan was available to help yourself from in the middle of the buffet.
We ate and cruised along the river, marvelling at the pretty bridges and buildings and waving at the families picnicking on the banks as we went. The occasional hen party boat going past to break the quiet and remind us we were in Prague!
Unfortunately, as everyone was finishing off their main courses, a passenger became very poorly. I was so impressed with the way this was dealt with and she was quickly moved inside, a doctor was fortunately found amongst the other passengers and we sped back along the river to meet an ambulance on the way back.
After they had dropped the poorly passenger with the ambulance, the boat set off again, this time a little slower, and the dessert buffet was opened. Dessert was fruit salad, ginger cake and apple pie and went down very well with my daughter who appeared to have the whole buffet on her plate.
The last part of the cruise was in the dark as the sun had gone down. I watched the lit up city of Prague go by as the kids made use of the boats free wi-fi.
We had a great cruise, a delicious dinner and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I would recommend this cruise to anyone visiting Prague.
Prague boats, Prague by night dinner cruise with an autistic child?
The cruise is three hours long and essentially a floating nice restaurant.
The food is buffet style so you are able to pick what you eat.
There is a small area at the back of the boat that you can escape to. This is where the smokers were going.
The boat has free wifi.
Tables are mostly outside.
On our cruise, my children were the only children on board.
When the buffet opens there is a queue to get food. This isn’t very long but did stress my son out a little.
The scenery is constantly changing.
There are toilets on the boat.
The boat is open so if you climbed on the sides and leant over you could possibly fall in the river.
The music isnt loud.
Tables can be quite close to each other.
Prague boats are located at Cech Bridge in Prague, where you can buy tickets. You can also buy tickets online in advance. There is a discount for children under 11 and the ticket price includes the cruise, buffet dinner and one welcome drink.
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