E-land Cruise [이랜드크루즈]

Soul Mechanic (2020); In Seoul (2019); Angel's Last Mission: Love (2019); Absolute Boyfriend (2019); Memories of Alhambra (2018-19); Dokgo Rewind (2018); Why Secretary Kim (2018); Tunnel (2017); Drinking Solo (2016); She Was Pretty (2015); My Lovely Girl (2014); My Love From the Stars (2013-14); Alone In Love (2006); Beautiful Days (2001)

In a flashback in episode 9 (full episode 5) of Soul Mechanic/Fix You/Soul Repairer (영혼수선공) (KBS2, 2020), Lee Shi-joon (Shin Ha-kyun) had come here on a date with his patient-turned-girlfriend, who had borderline personality disorder. While his back was turned, his girlfriend disappears; when Shi-joon looks for her, she was found to have jumped off the boat and into the Han River.

It is here that a event for Fantasia’s sponsors takes place in episodes 11 and 12 of Angel’s Last Mission: Love/Dan, Only Love (단, 하나의 사랑) (KBS2, 2019) and Kim Dan (Kim Myung-soo/L of Infinite) and Ji Kang-woo (Lee Dong-gun) do their best to protect Lee Yeon-seo (Shin Hye-sun) from her adversaries.

Zero Nine/Young-Goo (Yeo Jin-goo) has won two tickets for a regular package ticket for a Han River Tour with this company in episode 11 of Absolute Boyfriend (절대 그이) (SBS, 2019) and he insists to make the cruise with Eom Da-da (Bang Min-ah). She reluctantly accepts –having also a dinner invitation from Ma Wang-joon (Hong Jong-hyun)– until the withdraws the last minute, trying to join Wang-joon and asking Young Goo to wait for her. Waiting he does; until she arrives late a night in episode 12 to fetch him.

It is at the E-land Cruise dock where Jung Hee-joo (Park Shin-hye) and Yoo Jin-woo (Hyun Bin) kiss in episode 12 of Memories of the Alhambra (알함브라 궁전의 추억) (tvN, 2018-19).

Pyo Tae-jin (Ahn Bo-hyun) and Kang Da-hyun (Shin Soo-jung) listen to a band that plays right in front of the Yeouido dock on their first ‘date’ in episode 3 of Dokgo Rewind (독고 리와인드) (2018).

Lee Young-joon (Park Seo-joon) takes Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) to this ship for his ‘blockbuster date’ in episode 3 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018) in order to fulfil her ‘perfect boyfriend bucket list’. Both of them are back at the E-land Cruise dock in episode 9, and while they go for a walk a alongside the dock Mi-so slowly puts the pieces together and is more and more convinced that Young-joon is the childhood ‘oppa’ she’s been looking for all these years.

This was where Park Kwang-ho (Choi Jin-hyuk) promised to bring his wife Yeon-sook (Lee Shi-ah) in episode 1 of Tunnel (터널) (OCN, 2017) when the cruise was about to open in the mid-80s. However, he couldn’t keep his promise as he’d travelled into the future. Both Kwang-ho and Yeon-sook visited it in both the past and present timeframes, with the latter also bringing a young Yeon-ho to the cruise. In episode 13, Kwang-ho finally kept his promise to bring Yeon-sook there, when he travelled back to the past.

Ki-bum (Key from SHINee) and Chae-yeon (Jung Chae-yeon from DIA) make a farewell trip on the Han River in episode 15 of Drinking Solo (혼술남녀) (tvN, 2016). He fulfils her wish to see the 63 Building up close.

After Ji Sung-joon (Park Seo-joon) and Kim Hye-jin (Hwang Jung-eum) have finally found each other –and Sung-joon has understood that he was played by Min Ha-ri (Koh Joon-hee)– in episode 11 of She Was Pretty (그녀는 예뻤다) (MBC, 2015), Sung-joon and Hye-jin take a cruise on the Han River from here.

Kim Se-na’s (Lee Jung-hyun) introduction to the public as Muse’s singer takes place at a concert on a ferry in episode 14 of Beautiful Days (아름다운 날들) (SBS, 2001). Unexpectedly, her song-writer Lee Sun-jae (Ryu Si-won) gets outed by Muse’s president Yang Kyung-hee (Lee Whee-hyang) as cyber singer ‘Zero.’

Also seen in My Lovely Girl (내겐 너무 사랑스러운 그녀) (SBS, 2014) and episode 4 of My Love from Another Star (별에서 온 그대) (SBS, 2013-14).

Also seen in Alone in Love (연애시대) (SBS, 2006), as Lee Dong-jin (Kam Woo-sung) and Jung Yoo-kyeong (Moon Jung-hee) marry on a ferry along the Han River.

Web Drama filmed here

Kang Da-mi (Min Do-hee) and her friends Yoon Sung-hyun (Ryeo-woon) and Lee Ha-rim (Jin Ye-joo) stop for a ramyeon snack at a convenience store outside this attraction, in episode 2 of In Seoul (인서울) (JTBC/Naver V, 2019). As they eat, Da-mi people-watches and comments enviously at how people in Seoul would be able to do such activities anytime they wish.

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E-land Cruise aka Hangang River Ferry Cruise [이랜드크루즈] first set sail in 1986, a fact that was detailed in Tunnel. It now departs from 2 locations along the Han River: the Yeouido dock (여의도 선착장 – at Yeouido Hangang Park [한강 공원 여의도 지구], from the west of Wonhyo Bridge [원효대교]) and the Jamsil dock (잠실 선착장). Their various cruise offerings pass by a number of notable attractions along the Han River, like Banpo Bridge, Some Sevit and the National Assembly Building.

The Yeouido dock is located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Yeouido-dong [여의도동], in the Yeongdeungpo District [Yeongdeungpo-gu/영등포구]. The convenience store that the friends of In Seoul eat at is actually CU Yeouido Marina 2nd Store (CU 여의도선착장2호점), near the dock.

Address of Yeouido Dock
290 Yeouidong-ro, Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 영등포구 여의동로 290
(여의도동 85-5)
Geolocation: 37.525749, 126.938358

Getting here
Yeouinaru Station [여의나루역], Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 3
(7 mins walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL

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