This premium à la carte dining experience embodies everything that makes our city so special. Quality Australian food, live entertainment and a premium, yet relaxed setting. All set against the spectacular backdrop of Sydney’s skyline by night.
A Brilliant Dinner as smart as it is spectacular
The Brilliant Dinner has been replaced by our new Starlight Dinner Cruise from 01 April 2022
Local seafood and a cut above steak
The Brilliant Dinner Cruise combines all the necessary elements of a sparkling evening out in Australia’s most exciting city. Live music, dancing, an extensive Australian and international wine list, local seafood and a fine cut steak.
This restaurant style dinner cruise is the perfect spot for a romantic date night or a casual family celebration on the water. The views don’t get more waterfront that this! Expansive windows throughout the vessel offer superb views no matter where you are seated.
Special Menus and Dietary Requests: All meals are prepared fresh onboard. Special menus may operate on special event dates. Due to the nature of cruising we have limited time to prepare and serve our menus. Most à la carte menus contain vegetarian and gluten free options however requests for special diets, substitutions and modifications of our public Dining Experience menus will be politely declined. View our menus for full details.
The Brilliant Dinner picks up from Darling Harbour, then Circular Quay before making a round-trip circuit of the Harbour. View the full timetable.
|Brilliant Dinner Departs||From Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1||From Circular Quay Wharf 6|
|Friday & Saturday||Depart 5:00pm, 7:00pm|
Disembark 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:30pm
|Depart 5:30pm, 7:30pm|
Disembark 7:30pm, 9:30pm
|Thursday & Sunday
Check availability for additional departures
- Thursday 03, 10 & 17 March 2022 - All Dining services cancelled
- Friday 04,11 & 18 March 2022 - Dining services will operate between 12:00pm - 7:00pm (no departures after 7:00pm)
Please note special timetables and vessels operate on selected dates. Explore our timetable section for the latest information.
Guaranteed Window Seating
Expansive windows throughout our vessels offer superb viewing no matter where you are seated. For those who wish to guarantee window seating, surcharges apply. Please note surcharges apply to all guests on the same table/booking.
|Guaranteed Window Seating per person||$25|
Save on City Parking
Captain Cook Cruises' guests receive special rates at selected parking stations when you pre-book your car park online with Wilson Parking.
Remember to check with local authorities for special event road closures.
Groups of 10 or more guests
- 10% off already discounted online prices
Valid on the Gold Dinner, Brilliant Dinner, Starlight Dinner, Sunset Dinner, Top Deck Lunch and High Tea cruises in our public restaurant decks, excluding selected special events.
- Plus book online and only pay 30% deposit
with the balance due 7-days prior to cruise date
Book a private room with your own private cocktail deck. Private rooms are suitable for 2 to 60 guests. Private deck are available for larger groups. Prices are based on bespoke food and drink menus. Contact our Events Team.
Terms & conditions apply.
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- Frequently Asked Questions
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult
- Wheelchair access - Sydney 2000 and Captain Cook 3 are wheelchair accessible. Please check the Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy for further details and wharf access.
- Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy
- Covid-19 Initiatives
- Our Fleet
- Terms & Conditions
- Credit card fraud - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online