Private river cruises from Green River Cruises in Paris
This company offers a completely different concept for a River Seine cruise or a cruise on one of the canals in Paris, as they have two small pontoon boats that only accommodate small groups or they can be privatised for a romantic trip, such as a wedding proposal.
About Green River Cruises in Paris
Green River Cruises originally started in America and in 2012 the first cruises were launched in Paris on Pontoons, which are a type of boat that was first used in the USA from the 1950s as a mode of transport, yet over time they became more luxurious to provide far greater comfort to their clients.
In Paris, you will find that this company has two luxury Pontoons and one is called the Tendance II, which is a Supra 25 model that can accommodate up to a maximum of 8 people. The other Pontoon called the Daiquiri is a Grand Entertainer 920 model that can accommodate up to a maximum of 11 people, which even has its own bar area on board the boat for added luxury.
And although Green River Cruises do operate all year round, the boats are open to allow the most incredible views while you are on your cruise, and they only have a small awning style cover, which will only provide a small amount of protection, but the good news is that if the weather is extremely bad, with heavy rain for instance, then you can always postpone your trip.
Now being that they are small boats, there is a far more intimate atmosphere on board than you get on normal River Seine cruises, but the pontoons can also be privatised for your own special event such as a birthday party, anniversary celebration, or even a business meeting.
Plus to carry the theme through of a completely unique experience, when you book your own cruise, whether it be on the Canal Saint Martin, the River Marne, one of the River Seine options, etc, then you can bring your own music along and even your own food and drinks such as cakes and champagne.
Enjoying a Green River Cruise
Although you can have a customised cruise with Green River Cruises Paris, there are also set priced cruises that you can opt for with different pricing for a weekday to a weekend, and these also vary in cost depending upon the duration of the cruise you opt for.
You could choose a cruise along the Canal Saint Martin with friends or family, a short River Seine Cruise, or a longer one that takes you from Les Docks - Cite de la Mode et du Design right round to past the Ile Aux Cygnes island where you can see the Statue of Liberty and much more.
But there are also two very popular romantic cruises available and the first is referred to as An Original Wedding Proposal. You will have the boat entirely to yourselves, bar your discreet captain of course, who will take the two of you under and past many monuments and tourist attractions in Paris while you sip away on a glass of champagne.
And with the privatised cruise lasting 90 minutes plus the bottle of champagne included, you will have plenty of time to pop that very important question, whether you choose sunrise or sunset in Paris, and as of 2014, this is from €300.
Yet there is another cruise that the Green River Cruises company call the Candlelit Cocktail, which is from €360 as of 2014, and again with a duration of 90 minutes you get a bottle of champagne, a few candles lit and 10 cocktail appetisers per person to enjoy as well, for a romantic cruise at sunset.
Accessing the Green River Cruises in Paris
You will find that the pontoons are moored to Le Playtime, which is a floating restaurant barge and nightcub that is located on the Quai d’Austerlitz in the 13th Arrondissement right by the cultural centre of Les Docks - Cite de la Mode et du Design.
Now, as you can imagine, all of the cruises to do have to be booked in advance, and you can contact Green River Cruises by telephone or via their website to discuss your requirements and find out more about these unique cruises.
And if you require any special options or have certain ideas, these can be accommodated, whether it be an entertainer such as a violinist on board, flowers and chocolates provided, specific music such as your favourite love songs, and much more, with a price quoted to you prior.
Then your booking is officially confirmed once you have paid a 50 percent deposit, but unfortunately these cruises are not accessible to the disabled, nor are they advisable for young children, and you must arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the start of your chosen cruise. However, providing you notify Green River Cruises in advance, you can change the time or day of your cruise subject to availability, especially under circumstances such as bad weather.