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Sydney Harbour by night....it doesn't get any better than this. Secure your dinner cruise seat today aboard Sydney's most prestigious cruise ships MV Sydney 2000 and John Cadman 2. Offering million dollar views, expansive viewing decks, dining rooms and a range of menu and entertainment options for every event and budget. An experience not to be missed. More Info ...

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See our full range of dinner cruises including:-

Gold Penfolds Dinner
First impressions count. When only the best will do this cruise will impress from the first moment until the last. Every Gold Penfolds Dinner guest is the most important person in world to us, and before you depart you'll know its true.

Captains Dinner
The Captains Dinner has my personal seal of approval. This cruise has it all - the best vessel, quality a la carte dining (including vegetarian options), a comprehensive wine list, live music and dancing.

Starlight Dinner
Sydney's best value dinner cruise. Enjoy contemporary three course a la carte dining and the mesmerising views of Sydney by night.

Sunset Dinner
Pre-theatre dining or a great way to finish a spectacular day sightseeing. The 5.00pm departure takes in all the colours of autumn/spring sunsets, winter twilight and the endless days of summer.

Sunset Steak & Lobster Dinner
Available for a limited time only, our popular Sunset Dinner Cruise with an optional premium 3 course set menu including Steak & Lobster main course. This early dinner cruise is a great way to finish a fun day sightseeing or to begin your evening at the theatre. The 5.00pm departure takes in all the colours of autumn/spring sunsets, winter twilight and the endless days of summer. 

 

Dinner Cruises do not operate Christmas Day. Special or limited timetables operate on 26 & 31 December, 26 January and selected special events.

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Australia Day 26 Jan Visit the Australia Day page for cruise options & bookings
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91 % approval from 33 responses

Date
Rating
4 days ago
5/5

Service: Amazing and such friendly staff great food
Product: Amazing great food and great service

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

4 days ago
5/5

Service: Our hostess was very friendly professional & knowledgeable about menu & drinks available which made our night even more enjoyable
Product: We were given a dinner cruise as a xmas gift & it was very enjoyable

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

4 days ago
5/5

Service: Great service and experience will be back again
Product: Great value for money have recommended to friends and will be booking again

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

5 days ago
4/5

Overall the experience was wonderful. The only bad thing I would say is that the food was a bit rushed and it came out a bit to quickly but our seats are what we paid for and the views were spectacular.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

5 days ago
5/5

Service: The atmosphere is great. Both food and wine quality is great and of course the services of the staff is wonderful. We did have a great time .
Product: Value for money . Nice view

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

5 days ago
5/5

Service: Very inventive service and a beautiful way to capture nice pictures with the opera house and the harbour bridge. The meal was also nice and filling.
Product: Filling and well cooked. Enjoyed it.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

5 days ago
4/5

Service was good

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

5 days ago
2/5

Food portions were too small for a 6 course meal, dessert came with only 5 minutes left until arrival. My partner found a piece of hair in her dessert but did not want to complain as to ruin the date and there wouldn't be enough time to get another one remade. Overall the food was average.

Service was 10/10 great, thank you to the kind korean lady who served our table.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

6 days ago
3/5

The waitress was nice but not organized and slow. She forgot to take the antree dishes before serving the main. Also the main course was disappointing a it had arrived cold and The salmon taste not fresh.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

6 days ago
5/5

Service: An amazing experience, we still can't decide what was better - the food or the view!
Product: An amazing experience, we still can't decide what was better - the food or the view!

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

6 days ago
4/5

Food quality and options could be improved on.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

7 days ago
4/5

Service: Very enjoyable and pleasant experience - my husband and I had a great time. No complains!
Product: It was more or less what we expected and are satisfied with our purchase overall.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: yes, we would buy from them again. Food was excellent, so was the service
Product: It was a perfect Holy evening for us

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: A great experience , fantastic meal and excellent service
Product: Excellent food ,drink and service

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Went on our first date 26 years ago and came back to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. So glad we did. Had a wonderful evening with delicious food and delightful service. Definitely hope to return again for Valentines Day.
Product: Delicious food, delightful service and first class views.
Celebrated our 25th Wedding anniversary and was so glad we chose this wonderful cruise for this special day.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: We had a party of 15 and were upgraded to a private table. It was a wonderful experience and the staff was very attentive and pleasant.
Product: We had a beautiful night. Food was worth the price and service was very good.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

The food, service, staff and overall experience was incredible. First class all the way. Would highly recommend this particular cruise to anyone

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

From booking to the end of the cruise, the service is great

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Really good. Hayley was fantastic

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

They provided excellent customer service throughout the evening.
Yes I would buy another cruise again.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The staff on board were fantastic. I think the lady that looked after us was Kelly and she couldn’t have been more helpful.
The food was so good. 6 courses was a lot to get through though 😀. The wine that accompanied each course seemed perfectly matched.
All over a memorable night.
Product: Booking process was easy, all done on line and no problems

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: all staff were wonderful, highly attentive to our needs
Product: we had a great time. a wonderful way to spend xmas eve on the harbour

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Good food. Excellent attentive service.
Product: Good food and service . Wonderful views.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: The dinner cruise was fabulous. The food wasn’t great - the pumpkin and quinoa salad was really sweet
And the salmon was very over cooked. We paid for the “premium” drinks package which wasn’y Premium it was at best country pub house wine.
Being on the Harbour was wonderful - the table was lovely and the view was awesome.
Product: The view and cruise and table were
Fabulous. The food was very average the quinoa and pumpkin salad was really sweet and my salmon was so over cooked it was awful.
The premium drinks package we piurchased was hardly premium. It was very disappointing.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, 

Thank you for the review of your Starlight Dinner Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We can assure you that the wines we serve are from a premium range and are stored suitably for an appropriate duration. We show our wine list on our website to allow customers an insight into which wines are offered per package. 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. We agree being on the wonderful Sydney harbour is a fantastic experience with amazing views.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service 
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Very pleasant and enjoyable evening, everyone had great time, the service and food were excellent, and of course stunning views!

Thank you
Product: Very easy booking process.
We needed to change a group of 14 from a 5pm to 7:30pm cruise, and the reservation team was great about it an very helpful!

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: I would actually want to give an EXCELLENT rate but several times that our ordered drinks has been forgotten and we have to follow up a couple of times.
In saying that the waitresses are polite and apologetic.
Product: The sumptuous food are a delight ....we really all (22 of us) enjoyed them. thank you

Review for Buffet Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The service from the moment we booked the cruise was excellent. Nothing was ever too much trouble. The service on board the ship was fantastic.
Product: There was plenty of variety and plenty to eat.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Christmas Party Buffet Dinner. We were pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the food and service involved with this great cruise. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the end product – so your review is very satisfying to receive. Your comments are very much appreciated by all our hospitality and catering staff and a copy of your email has been forwarded onto their department managers. We are sure they will value the positive feedback too. 

Once again thank you for your feedback and recommendation it is greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Buffet Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
3/5

Service: The staff tried to give customer service to their knowledge ability. They had poor knowledge of the drinks they were pouring, some that asked for bourbon got malibu, some that asked for bacardi got bundaberg UP rum, some that asked for scotch got Jack Daniels. This was a penfolds gold dinner and the lack of knowledge of penfolds wines was extraordinary by the servers, my bottle shop staff were telling them what they should have been telling their customers. It was definitely a display of lack of product knowledge and considering the tickets were over $200 each person I expected more. The food was extremely small and basic for the cost and the chefs laying on the steps in between service wasn't exactly the best look health wise nor any other reason. The only positives were that the boat was clean and the views were great, could have got better value and service on a river cat.
Product: Poor value for what you get especially with the lack of knowledge.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, 

We appreciate your honest and straightforward comments regarding your experience on the Penfolds Gold Dinner Cruise. We certainly regret that we did not meet your expectations as we normally receive positive comments on this product. Our staff are given thorough product insight into both our food and wine to provide an accurate description of the products. The food and wine portions, are of a smaller portion size due to the six different de-gustation courses we serve throughout the evening; we wouldn’t want to ruin your appetite by the second course! We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. Please be assured we have sent this feedback to our Hospitality Manager to allow us to look into this with greater insight. 

Once again, thank you for your review. 

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service 
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Friendly, efficient service.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Excellent
Product: Great wine and food
Very attentive staff

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

1 month ago
4/5

Service: Service was excellent, staff worked hard. Food was reasonable, but overall I thought it was expensive for what we got.
Product: Service was excellent but overall over priced.
Harbour was beautiful

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, 

Thank you for your recent review of your Starlight Dinner Cruise. We were pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the service provided. We believe that the Starlight  Dining offers exceptional value for money.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Friendly service we sat at the middle table overlooking the bowe fantastic view. Food was very nice. But drinks could have been colder .staff helpful.
Product: Drinks where not cold enough so did not get value on drink package.but the rest was very good value

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

1 month ago
5/5

The food was very good and the staff were very attentive and helpful. Also, the entertainment was very good and appropriate to the setting. Yes. I would recommend this trip to others.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

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