Catamaran Ice heats up Pattaya party-boat market

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A trio of Thai, German and Russian partners are heating up the Pattaya party-boat market with their double-deck Catamaran Ice.

German manager Roger Luesinger said the 67-foot vessel was funded by a group of Swiss businesspeople. Helping manage the operation are a Thai and Russian partner.

The Catamaran Ice Cruise awaits its passengers off the Bali Hai Pier in South Pattaya.The Catamaran Ice Cruise awaits its passengers off the Bali Hai Pier in South Pattaya.

The boat, in operation for about a year, already has a following of more than 10,000 “fans” on Facebook and operates cruises to Pattaya’s near and far islands, as well as Koh Khram in Sattahip Bay.

The Catamaran Ice Cruise awaits its passengers off the Bali Hai Pier in South Pattaya.The Catamaran Ice Cruise awaits its passengers off the Bali Hai Pier in South Pattaya.

Standard offerings include full-day and night cruises, a full-day “sunset” cruise and a daytime party cruise. Prices run 1,690-2,750 baht per adult (alcoholic beverages extra). Special packages include business and pleasure cruises, wedding, party, birthday and corporate-entertainment voyages.

The boat offers entertainment including a “foam party” experience with deejay on the second deck. Fishermen can grill their catches on board if they desire. Full food and drink menus also are available.