E-land Cruise aka Hangang River Ferry Cruise [이랜드크루즈]

Memories of Alhambra (2018-19); Dokgo Rewind (2018); Why Secretary Kim (2018); Tunnel (2017); Drinking Solo (2016); My Lovely Girl (2014); My Love From the Stars (2013-14); Beautiful Days (2001)



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.

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).

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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].

Address Yeouido Dock
290 Yeouidong-ro, Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
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 and updated by Mich KDL



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