A recreation of an Indochinese river vessel - one of its kind
River cruising at its best
The ship will be another milestone in Ho Chi Minh’s river cruise scene. “We will infuse the same culture of excellence into the new Bonsai, capping it with an excellent dining experience”.
The new boat will be named “BONSAI Legacy” with a capacity of up to 200 patrons. A main deck for live entertainment, interactive cooking stations & buffet dinner with signature dishes, dancing and mingling. The upper deck will be the perfect getaway for those seeking a romantic night out. The Bonsai Legacy will also boast a private lounge, complete with an alfresco terrace.
“Our dinner cruises in the past were known for their entertainment, experience and cuisine and our new concept will be all of these and more. The interactive buffet menu will include signature dishes, local fresh produce and organic elements".
Past & Present
(Ho Chi Minh - 15. August 2016) - A new business partnership, led by the former management and co-founder of Bonsai Cruise and Artisan Cruise, will launch a new dinner cruise ship in Saigon. Unfazed by the damage of the two dinner cruise boats, which were struck by a cruise liner in January 2015, the owners of the newly formed company are gunning for a launch date of April 2017. “We are in the midst of building a brand new Indochinese-contemporary boat. It will be one of its kind".
“Our dinner cruises in the past were known for its entertainment, experience and cuisine and our new concept will be all of these and more". The interactive buffet menu will include signature dishes, local fresh produce and organic elements".
Industry insiders say that the boats were renowned in Saigon amongst the corporate companies, foreign tourists, local guests and tour operators.
"We are given time to conjure creative designs and contemporary Asian cuisine". "More importantly, we had the time to learn, improve and come-up with an even better product in order to strive for excellence”.
Our Past Story
Bonsai River Cruises with its unique wooden boats offered two multi purpose boats and was built to follow the slogan ‘events - dining & more’ in 2003. It served as an event, dining and MICE center, standing out as a unique venue on the Saigon River. Regular dinner cruises, private parties and events were offered on a daily basis.
Bonsai Cruise Team
The Bonsai Legacy will be a recreation of an Indochinese inspired river vessel - a throwback to the past. The decoration, a fusion of local flavors and chic modern designs.
Designed by Asiatique Design, established in 2001, Asiatique has built its reputation on creativity and its high standard of quality. "The goal is to restore and promote the traditional crafts of South East Asia, especially those of Vietnam, by endorsing the country’s unique local materials and craftsmanship".
Aline Ho, the project leader and founder of Asiatique Design says, passion is the key word that drives us to move forward. Every project is a work of art. It has a soul and leaves a lingering impression on the beholder.
"Our partners are artists, whose inspirations blossom from within a project. This is what defines our out-of-the-box creativity". "We are keen to ensure that the legacy of the Bonsai continues"