The Vingt et un restaurant cruise in Tokyo Bay was a great bit of fun for this posters birthday. I won’t tell you which one it was though. But I will tell you about the cruise and food. The best time I think to go is in July or August during the Hanabi Season in Japan. Almost every Saturday there are firework festivals throughout parts of Tokyo which you should be able to spot from the ship. We were lucky enough to see one that seemed like it was in Odaiba, but even if you can’t see a fireworks show the skyline of Tokyo is fun and filled with such attractions as Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge, and a giant multi-colored ferris wheel.
The Vingt et un Cruise lives up to it’s name. “Vignt et un” means twenty-one in French, like the game of Black Jack. But I think its more like 21st Century as the entrance to the ship made me feel like I was walking into a scene from Star Wars.
There are two cruises available one is 120min the other 140min. The 120min cruise was just time to eat, so if you want to get up and look around go ahead and do so.
The food was great and came in courses. There was a Hawaiian theme to the music complete with Hula dancer, which made the night a little more interesting. I got a few giggles out the dancer and ukulele player/singer, I will admit. Wine is extra but not so much as its under $10 a glass. And since it was my birthday, I did get a great tasting cake with my name on it followed by even more dessert.
For more information you can visit their site or call 03-3436-2121. www.vantean.co.jp. Sorry I think it’s only in Japanese.