Review: Supanniga Cruise – Bangkok’s Riverside Experience


Bangkok is a city of many wonders, from its towering Buddhist temples to bustling markets. These streets are always a full-on sensory overload, but that’s exactly what makes it such a luxurious destination to travel – the intense and exciting collection of sights, smells and sounds that makes Krungthep (as it’s called in Thai) what it is, and fuels nicknames like the Big Mango and the City of Angels.

Story & Photos by Wanida Tardivel 

For tourists, the city is a lot of fun to explore, but also totally overwhelming. What should you see and do on just a limited timeframe? Here is one of activities that you can’t miss while visit Bangkok.

“The River of Kings” as King Rama I named it, tells a lot about the history of Bangkok and its development into the swarming metropolis we know it as today. Chao Phraya is like the life vein of Bangkok, connecting all kinds of destinations with just a ferry ride: luxury hotels, temples (like Wat Arun, for example),or the trendy bar street of Phra Arthit road. Thousands of people use the ferry as a mode of public transportation every day, but tourists can also rent a long-tail boat or attend a river or boat cruise for a more intimate and convenient Chao Phraya experience.

Supanniga Cruise is a brand-new 40-seat dinner cruise, highly rated by locals and international visitors.

Front of the cruise area…intimate seating and private area…perfect to enjoy a glass of Champagne!

For dinners who book Champagne Taittinger Dinner, you will receive a glass of Taittinger Champagne upon arrvial.

The journey begins from River City Pier and the cruise returns at same pier.

Traditional materials such as Mudmee silk, terracotta, weaving wooden beater and krabom (utensil used for cooking sticky rice) are used in a contemporary fashion, resulting in a visual presence that is unique to Supanniga’s Cruise.

The décor on Supanniga Cruise is a reflection of Supanniga’s design philosophy: accessible and modern while respecting the Thai heritage. The uplifting yellow color from the Supanniga flower remains the main element of the cruise’s visual presentation.

Supanniga Eating Room’s most popular dishes have been carefully selected to enhance the cruise experience. Some dishes include Mahor (seasoned minced pork served on sliced fresh orange), Moo Cha Muang (a stew of pork meat and a rare Thai herb called Cha Muang leaves), and Hor Mok Pu (steamed crab meat from Surat Thani seasoned with curry paste and served on a banana leaf) among numerous others.

In addition to the authentic recipes, all ingredients that go into creating every dish served on board are specially sourced. Only premium quality ingredients are qualified enough to make an appearance on the cruise. The set menus are on seasonal rotation, and special dietary require- ments/restrictions can also be accommodated.

Beatitul food set up – great experience

In addition to serving authentic Thai food, Supanniga Cruise is the only Chao Phraya river cruise operator that provides a proper bar on board. A special collaboration with Vesper, one of “Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2016,” guarantees that boarders will enjoy one of our bar offerings: whether it be our out- standing signature drinks or one of our classic cocktails, some of which have been reinterpreted with Thai herbs. Supanniga Cruise is also partnering with Tattinger to bring the esteemed champagne on board. Tattinger Sunset Cruise on which Tattinger champagne will be exclusively offered can be enjoyed every weekend.

Monday – Friday
16:45 (Cruise lasts approximately 1 hour)
1 alcoholic drink curated by Vesper Bar/ Wines / or Mocktail and traditional Supanniga savories 1,250.- Nett per person

Evening Champagne Taittinger Cruise: 

Saturday – Sunday
16:45 (Cruise lasts approximately 1 hour) 1 glass of Champagne Taittinger and traditional Supanniga savories
1,550.- Nett per person

Dinner Champagne Taittinger Cruise: 

18:15 (Cruise lasts approximately 2 hours
and 15 minutes) 6-course Home-cooked Thai menu and drinking water 3,250.- Nett per person