High Tea

Inclusions

  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2*
  • Sweet & savoury High Tea selection
  • Glass of sparkling wine
  • Main Harbour sights & ambient music
  • Million dollar views
  • Menu

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Below are the normal departure details. Special timetables operate on selected dates.

Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday (Year Round) 2.30pm. Disembark 3.45pm             

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All aboard for High Tea at Sea. Ladies and gentlemen tea is served, starting with a glass of pink bubbly, followed by a delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats and a choice of fine teas, all accompanied by million dollars views of Sydney Harbour. More Info ...

High Tea at Sea revives a great British tradition with a uniquely Australian flavour. Everyone loves to celebrate on this popular dining cruise. Girl day outs, kitchen teas, hen’s parties, baby showers, birthdays and charity events are all regulars customers, along with many visitors to Sydney. 

The party is started with a glass of pink bubbly which nearly always results in immediate and non-stop conversation. Your choice of fine tea is prepared as the tiered-platters arrive to tantalise the taste buds. Blinis topped with prawns, whole chocolate coated strawberries, mini savoury pastries and much, much more. Meanwhile the spectacular Sydney skyline glides by, viewed from the enormous picture windows throughout your spacious cruising restaurant.

Dress: We recommend Smart Casual

*About Your Vessel
Cruise aboard Sydney’s premier fleet including the spectacular Sydney 2000 and John Cadman 2, both with million dollar views and expansive cocktail decks. Our world class vessels are chosen for many international VIP dignitaries including the official arrival of Pope Benedict XVI for World Youth Day. Air-conditioned restaurant decks, private dining rooms, expansive decks and 360 degree open Star Deck are just a few of the features. Special attention has been made to ensure fantastic views from every seat with below table height windows. Sydney 2000 operates on dining cruises most days however we do always reserve the right to amend vessels at any time.

Children Under 18 Years
Please note children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult on all dining cruises.

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Special Diet? Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice - Contact Us

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91 % approval from 93 responses

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23 hours ago
4/5

Service: Yes, we would certainly buy another cruise with you. The service was friendly and more than adequate.
Product: The service was excellent though initially we were waiting at the wharf to board the ferry not having been told that we needed to get a boarding pass at the entrance counter. This was fortunately rectified in time to board when necessary.

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2 days ago
5/5

Service: friendly and professional
Product: good variety of food served
presentation lovely

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4 days ago
5/5

Service: Good service, good food. Great views.
Product: Good service, good food. Great views.

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6 days ago
5/5

Staff were friendly and professional. The cruise ran to schedule and the High Tea was delicious. I booked this cruise to give a relative from overseas a Sydney experience but I enjoyed it just as much being a local.

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2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Their greeting and the afternoon tea provided were very good. My only complaint would be the lack of a commentary which would make the cruise much more meaningful for tourists.
Product: The high tea was great, but I would have like more sandwiches instead of cakes.

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3 weeks ago
4/5

Great service, great views, great food.

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4 weeks ago
5/5

It was great! Very good experience for couples, friends or family. Delicious and exquisite desserts.

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1 month ago
5/5

Service: The service was friendly and the food was fabulous
Product: The crew, the boat, the food, the view, the company all fabulous

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1 month ago
5/5

Great service and variety of food!

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2 months ago
5/5

Service: Lovely food, good price,
Product: Good price, great scenery

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2 months ago
5/5

Service: This tour was amazing for the views, the service and the food. It was amazing to see Sydney Harbour. I would highly recommend it to others for all it included
Product: It was yummy with good food and choice and great value for money

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2 months ago
5/5

I would definitely recommend this cruise. The tea and food were amazing and the service was great.

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2 months ago
5/5

It was lovely - yummy food and a cruise of the harbour. We really felt spoiled.

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3 months ago
5/5

Service: just a great idea.. High Tea on the harbour
Product: Awesome food , service and views

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3 months ago
4/5

Service: Had a very nice trip with Captain Cook Tours on the Harbour. The food was excellent and the cruise was so quiet and relaxing.
Product: Great food, although the tea could have been a bit hotter

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3 months ago
5/5

Service: Was great, delicious food and great presentation, an extra glass of wine would have been nice . Overall was fantastic, loved it , great views, venue, food, delicious.
Product: All perfect and delicious, an extra glass of wine only thing i could have asked for. Everything was delicious and presented beautifully.

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3 months ago
4/5

Service: The entrance, the food, the drinks, view and ambience was amazing. However, I would recommend to wait with cleaning the tables after guests have left.

They started asking ''can I take the tray away'' 30 minutes before the end, and made us feel very rushed. Moreover they took our tea away shortly after, when we would have loved to drink some more. It felt a little rushed and I think it would add to the experience to wait.
Product: The high tea cruise was definitely worth the amount of money, really good value!

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3 months ago
5/5

Lovely food.. nice and fresh. Tbempink sparkling wine was sweet and very enjoyable. Pleasant staff.. a lovely treat for myself and my overseas guest!

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3 months ago
5/5

Service was good, view was great! This is the best way to do high tea and tour the Harbour.

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3 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything about our experience with Captain Cook Cruises was just spot on.
The service, the high tea and the vessel itself provided a very enjoyable time.
Of course our beautiful Sydney Harbour was the perfect backdrop.
Product: Very easy to view options and book on line.

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4 months ago
4/5

Service: Awesome
Product: Easy process, purchased online.

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4 months ago
5/5

Food and service where wonderful, all with the beautiful back drop of Sydney Harbour - We had elderly people and children, all enjoyed it. Highly recommend

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4 months ago
5/5

Service: Was an absolutely beautiful high tea. The room out the front we were given was above expectations and the quality of the high tea would have been one of the best I have had.
Product: Was well worth the price even paying the extra for the private room

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5 months ago
2/5

Service: If you could have many different kind of tea...like not only one which you choose first, would be much nicer.
Product: If you could have many different kinds of tea...like not only one you chose, would be much better value.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your High Tea Cruise. We give customers the choice of a premium, high quality tea from a variety of options, with as many refills as customers may choose. However, please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our catering and hospitality manager.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

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5 months ago
1/5

Ended up missing our cruise after arriving at darling harbor instead of circular quay

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your High Tea Cruise. We provide wharf location and cruise information clearly online and on the email confirmation. We apologise for your miscommunication. Could you please contact our reservations regarding this to revise your cruise date.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

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5 months ago
4/5

it was a great experience with my family and the food was good, service was excellent.
would definitely be doing this again on my next visit to sydney

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5 months ago
5/5

Service: The food was great and customer service was friendly and attentive.
Product: High tea was great experience. Over all everything was super!

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5 months ago
4/5

Service: It was such a lovely occasion and the High Tea was delicious. Very nice staff and service. Lovely cruise vessel. The only complaint is that the cruise was too short, only 1hr15min!!
Product: Beautiful selection of food and was great for the kids too, they loved it.

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5 months ago
5/5

Service: Would definitely recommend this high Tea cruise. The boat was very clean and well presented. The High Tea was delicious, the staff were very friendly and courteous, the only downside was that the cruise was for 1hr 15mins and we spent 15mins at Cockle not going anywhere.
Product: Better than expected and very good

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5 months ago
5/5

Service: i would recommend them
Product: The little cakes were a bit dry; thought the tomato sauce sachets a bit out of place among table cloths and sparkling wine

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5 months ago
4/5

Lovelt high tea and great service from the crew. Would have been good to know that we were on our downstairs due to inability of a wheelchair user in our party however the good service and quality high tea made up for it. Thanks we would happily go on another captain cook cruise

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6 months ago
5/5

Once again we were not disappointed! From friendly check- in staff to professional boarding crew and great food, and of course beautiful view, we had a lovely time!
Thank you

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6 months ago
5/5

Excellent service

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6 months ago
5/5

High Tea was deluxe!

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7 months ago
5/5

Excellent cruise. Great service.

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7 months ago
4/5

friendly and prompt service

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7 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service, excellent food, catered very well to our dietary requirements. Good clear audio commentary. Staff were wonderful. Great having a photographer to take our photos
Product: Excellent food - woukd donthus high tea cruise again.

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7 months ago
5/5

Sydney turned on the warm weather for our High Tea cruise. The Harbour was calm, the sky was blue, the cruise was so enjoyable. We skipped lunch and thoroughly enjoyed working our way through the delicious cuisine. The staff welcomed us with a glass of champagne and were polite, happy and attentive throughout the cruise.

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7 months ago
5/5

We had a wonderful time. The food and the service were great.

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7 months ago
5/5

Service: The table settings were good, the staff were friendly and efficient and it was lovely to be on the harbour. We enjoyed the afternoon tea which was yummy. A great way to spend time in Sydney when we are from the country. Thankyou.
Product: Lovely afternoon tea in a perfect setting on the harbour.

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7 months ago
2/5

Service: The food could have been better in terms of presentation, taste and quality.
Product: The tea that i ordered was great

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your High Tea experience. We always use high quality, premium teas on our High Tea Cruise and we are pleased to read that you enjoyed this. We also always try to serve the highest possible quality food and we have forwarded your comments regarding this to our catering manager, to ensure that our high quality standards are maintained.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

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7 months ago
4/5

good service

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8 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a most amazing experience - given that my daughter and I were the only two people on the High Tea Cruise on that day we were given excellent service and made to feel really special. The food was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful cruise around the harbour. Being personally escorted to the upper deck made us feel like royalty … but seriously it was nice to find that despite there being no other people we still received excellent service. It was a one in a million opportunity.
Product: Excellent variety of food and tea with plenty to choose from. Enjoyed the welcome champagne - a nice touch. Having a window seat was perfect.

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8 months ago
5/5

Service: It was absolutely fantastic will recommend this cruise to all my friends & family!
Product: Great value for the money

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8 months ago
5/5

Service: Yes I would recommend the High Tea,in fact we may all go again.The whole function went well from booking on line, boarding separately from the sightseers,plenty and variety of tasty food. It was a dark ,cloudy and light daily afternoon, and we were not even aware of this until we landed and found it was raining
Product: Great customer service,sufficient and delicious variety of food, no loud music a d all staff were courteous grom boarding to landing

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8 months ago
4/5

Service: I did the high tea cruise next time id like to do the dinner cruise
Product: All the food was really yummy, there wasnt one thing that I didnt like the taste of

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8 months ago
5/5

Service: I came on board with a person in a wheelchair.
The crew bent over backwards to assist us on and off the boat.
We had taken the high tea at sea cruise.
The high tea was absolutely delicious.
I also enjoyed the commentary about our beautiful Sydney harbour.
I would highly recommend this cruise.
Product: Simple and easy booking process.

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9 months ago
4/5

Service: Good food, commentary and views of the harbour
Product: Very nice food and good service

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9 months ago
5/5

The service was excellent. They went to the effort of providing me with a delicious Vegan High Tea afterr I enquired if they catered for other dietary requirements. I was initially told that they didn’t so it was a lovely surprise

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9 months ago
4/5

Lovely cruise and food. Didn't give 5 stars as we would have liked some information on the harbour (a map or leaflet or something) to tell us about what we were seeing.

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9 months ago
5/5

Well organised, efficient service with pleasant staff

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9 months ago
4/5

The mother days high tea cruise was amazing! The food, tea and coffee was fantastic. The only downside was the fact that my email confirmation stated there was no commentary when unfortunately there was, and it was quite loud and disruptive to our conversations.

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9 months ago
5/5

Service: The food was beautiful, couldn’t fault a thing on the cruise. Was just a perfect afternoon.
Product: A perfect afternoon, the food, wine and tea was delicious. The view was spectacular.

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10 months ago
5/5

The service was exceptional. The waiters were attentive, thoughtful and available. The selection of teas were limitless and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.

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10 months ago
4/5

Service: Staff were friendly and responsive, but did miss the commentary on the harbour and surrounds (had music playing instead).
Product: Booking on my mobile was fairly straightforward.

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10 months ago
5/5

This is the 2nd time we have been on the high tea cruise. We love it. The food is great, the staff are fabulous nothing is too much trouble. One of our companions is a coeliac and she said it was the best high tea she had had. Thank you. We will be back again

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10 months ago
5/5

Service: Second cruise with Captain Cook Cruise,s the high tea loved it again.
Product: So good and nice food staff are contentive

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10 months ago
5/5

Service: Amazing staff. Could not be more helpful with a smile on their face at all times. Food is lovely too with a good choice. Amazing views of the harbour and lovely clean facilities too. Highly recommend.
Product: Lovely food and amazing views.

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10 months ago
5/5

Service: Excelelnt service & very well planned. Food was great too
Product: Excellent food & service. Ambience was also perfect

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11 months ago
4/5

Service: The cruise itself was exceptional! Very good value for money and the tour was amazing. All staff on board were friendly and helpful. I only gave four stars as I found it confusing to find the ticket information. I had booked the cruise over six weeks prior, and so by the time the day came I had forgotten details (e.g. boarding time and location) which then was difficult to access on the website via mobile phone (particularly because it was a 'high tea' cruise.)
Product: Excellent! Great value for money. I have paid the same price to attend high tea on land!

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11 months ago
5/5

Fit for a Queen :)

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11 months ago
4/5

As we were shown to our seats the waitress were there to take our order for tea and not long after that the food for the high tea was brought out.The only thing I would say is I think more savoury food than sweet

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11 months ago
5/5

Service: very friendly, informative folks on docks, good service
Product: great afternoon, good way to relax

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11 months ago
4/5

Service: High Tea cruise. Welcomed aboard and staff very attentive.
Food very good.
Nice and relaxing
Have been previously and it was just as good.
Product: Good value ---------------------

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11 months ago
4/5

Service: service and presentation was very good. the only problem was coffee was warm only not hot enough to enjoy
Product: the price,service and experience made it worth the cost

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11 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was great and friendly
Product: Great day cruising the harbour lots of yummy finger food, glass of champagne on arrival (would have liked another free one) and great arrangement of teas

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11 months ago
5/5

The service staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was well prepared and the tea was just simply amazing.

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11 months ago
5/5

Service: It was nice to have the privacy of our little corner. The only thing I missed was some of the scenery while we were eating.
Product: Paid extra for window seat which we would have gotten anyway with the small number of customers.

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11 months ago
2/5

Staff had shirts un-tucked and were not very friendly or attentive

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of our High Tea Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt we were not able to meet your expectations regarding the service on your cruise. We can assure you that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient service. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, especially regarding food, drinks and service as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our hospitality manager.

Once again, we apologise sincerely and thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

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11 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was excellent, the food superb & breathtaking views of the harbour. I will certainly do it again when l am back in a Sydney.
Product: Highly recommend the High Tea. Everything was excellent.

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12 months ago
2/5

Service: Cruise was just ok as there was no tour lecture. Food and drink were just adequate....nothing special.
Product: Just ok! Price expensive for what we received.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, 

Thank you for your review of our High Tea Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt we were not able to meet your expectations regarding the food variety and value for money on your cruise. We believe our pricing to be equal to any contemporary dining establishment in Sydney, including the premium food and drinks served on our High Tea Cruise. We were disappointed to read of your misunderstanding regarding the commentary on your cruise. The High Tea Cruise has a focus on creating a friendly, relaxed ambience. Therefore, commentary is not used for this cruise. We offer a variety of cruises which include commentary such as our Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise, Harbour Story Cruise and Harbour Highlights Cruise. We always encourage guests to thoroughly read our website regarding the inclusions involved with their cruise. Our reservation staff are always happy to assist with any enquiries you may have regarding your cruise.  

Once again thank you for your feedback. 

Kind Regards,   
Head of Customer Service   
Captain Cook Cruises

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12 months ago
2/5

Service: Service was fine but I was very disappointed that there was no commentary, I have been in the harbour story cruise before and thought this was the same but with high tea....I had booked this on this basis for my Mum and sister who are visiting from Scotland. I would recommend the harbour story but definitely nit the high tea. A free harbour story cruise for my Mum and sister would be great!!
Product: As above no other comments

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, 

Thank you for your review of our High Tea Cruise. We were disappointed to read of your misunderstanding regarding the commentary on your cruise. The High Tea Cruise has a focus on creating a friendly, relaxed ambience. Therefore, commentary is not used for this cruise. We always encourage guests to thoroughly read our website regarding the inclusions involved with their cruise. Our reservation staff are always happy to assist with any enquiries you may have regarding your cruise.  

Once again thank you for your feedback. 

Kind Regards,   
Head of Customer Service   
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for High Tea Cruise

12 months ago
5/5

Service: wonderful, welcoming & friendly staff especially Ayano who looked after us at the table. My mum is in a wheelchair but nothing was a problem for the staff they really made her feel so very welcome which made her day. We were even surprised with a special birthday cake for mum! It's the little touches like this, plus the fabulous food of course, that really made this a fabulous experience for my family & friends
Product: Excellent service, terrific food & a wonderful. fun afternoon. We were really spoilt by the crew especially Ayano who really looked after us. My mum was in a wheelchair but nothing was a problem for the staff and they really made mum feel on top of the world. Can highly recommend this a a fun afternoon on Sydney harbour

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