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“Prestige cruise : wast of time and money!”
Review of Prestige Cruises

Prestige Cruises
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Terrible trip! Loud, terrible food, service is horrible and don't ask to move from in front of the speakers. It will cost you 200 pecos to move. They don't accept visa after they said they would. We then went to get on board and they charged another 30 Pecos apiece! The only drink you get with dinner is a glass of water. Wow! Don't waste your money!'

Thank Kelly J
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

My wife and I got a chance to go on Prestige Cruises' discounted dinner buffet cruise on Manila Bay and we were really excited about it. We were apprehensive since we've read the reviews and saw quite a lot of negative experiences. On the contrary, we had a really great experience. Not really prestigious, but we actually got more than what we paid for.

We went there an hour earlier hoping to get a good number for a better seat by the side of the boat. It was unorganized when we got there. There were no lines, you'll have to fend for yourself to reserve before others. Upon entering the boat, stay on the left so that your side will be facing MOA. You'll have the best view of the coastline and the fireworks if you get the earlier schedule.

The fireworks will depend on MOA's schedule and it may change, but it's usually on Fridays and weekends. It's not your common run-of-the-mill fireworks, it was actually good and they really did their best to put on a really great show.

Let's talk about the boat. It has three floors with buffet tables on each floor. The top floor, the deck, will cost you an extra amount per head. Price may change anytime. We opted to stay on the second floor. One negative aspect that we immediately saw were the table cloth. It was dirty, torn and seemed to have not been washed for weeks. The chairs are okay though, and the overall ambiance is good. There's ample lighting and there's enough space for people to line up for food. There's a restroom on the bottom floor. It's not that clean though.

As for safety, one of our primary concerns, there are enough life jackets for everyone. The boat isn't that far away from the coastline so don't worry as well. There are safety nets all around and it should be safe even for kids. The boat is huge stable enough and you most likely won't really feel dizzy while on your cruise. There are lots of staff there to help you out and they are really nice.

Be attentive though, as soon as they announce that you may start eating, try to be first in line. There's no particular order and it's a bit chaotic, especially if there are unruly guests. The food was really good when we were there. Their plates were too heavy but that did not deter us from getting a lot of food. They were delicious. You have to pay P80 for bottomless iced tea though. But that's all right.

While eating, you get to be serenaded by a band. They know almost all of the requested songs and they do have talent. They were really good and they were tacky and sometimes made us laugh.

The cruise lasted for only about 50 minutes though. We were about to dock at the jetty after the fireworks so I had to quickly finish my food. The smell of the sea was fine. It didn't reek of garbage as most described. We were able to eat graciously.

I'm not sure if the discounted price is still being offered by the time you're reading this. We do recommend you try it out though. The price is cheap compared to other buffet/dinner cruises on Manila Bay/MOA area. You just have to get over the dirty linen and the rowdy passengers.

1  Thank Aaron T
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

I was skeptical about the reviews of some people here who gave a score of 1, calling it a scam and comparing it to some other restaurants... i wonder if those restaurants are also on boats. with the price you pay ( add P400 for the meal), you should expect that already. i think there is a cruise only (P250) with no meals, maybe for picky eaters, that is what they should purchase. as for the boat, it is comparable to the ferry boat in HK

Thank Axel118
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Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

We celebrated my Mom's 74 birthday in this cruise. The ambiance was ok. From MOA to Solaire Resorts the view was great. Then food was served and the fun ended. 'Twas literally karenderia food. Songs sang by the serenaders were great though! Don't expect much from this cruise!

2  Thank Flormir
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

Expirience the view of Mall of Asia, It is a one hour trip by ferry, simple dinner, worth it for what you pay, reserve it on week for add on attaction, the fire works.

3  Thank LYN1525
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