What a laugh - and a disaster!!!!! First, you had to go down a VERY steep set of stairs from the street level to the water level. No hand rails! No lights!!! Steps difficult and each a different height! Then across a wooden 'gangplank' to get to the boat. Oops - not our boat - yu have to walk across the deck of this one, and the next one and finally, get to the Kanika.
Unfortunately, the night was extremely hot, muggy and smoggy. Not nice for a cruise on the river.
Then we ordered drinks... there were 12 of us, and it took the waiter over 30 minutes to take our orders and get them to us! We were told we needed to order any and all drinks at this point of the cruise - no later ordering, so I got a gin and tonic and a glass of wine all at the same time!!! Same for everyone.
Then they took our orders for how we wanted our steaks cooked. Again, it took about 15 minutes just to get this straight! Unfortunately, as a number of our group were American, they were afraid of the food and that it would poison them! So they all ordered well done! For filet mignon... silly Americans is all I can say!
First course was a salad with some salmon on the top. We asked how the fish was prepared and the best answer they could come up with was 'frozen'!!! Probably smoked, but since it was unclear, I just put the salmon to the side and ate the salad. It was lovely and tasty. But again, all 9 Americans did not eat the salad at all!!
When the steak finally came, it was with some undercooked potatoes. Unfortunately, I got a piece of steak that was well-done, and I had ordered medium rare. Those who got the medium or medium rare all sent it back to be cooked more, rather than sharing it with those of us who wanted less over-cooked meat! So everyone was unhappy in one way or another.
Last course was deep fried bananas or ice cream. Best part of the meal!!
The cruise itsels might have been nice, but as I said, the weather and smog were terrible, so you could hardly even see the shore! This is supposed to be a trip to rival a river trip down the Seine... well, it's not! Perhaps on another boat, but this is not something I would recommend to anyone!
I am giving it two stars though, because they did try, and if we hadn't had a bunch of fearful people in our group, it would have been better.