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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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96 % approval from 51 responses

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Rating
3 days ago
4/5

The wait staff/service was very helpful and polite. The food was very good (salmon was a little overcooked). The cruise entertainment was very friendly annaccomodating to the larger groups. The views were wonderful.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

3 days ago
5/5

good food - great service, gorgeous harbour views - I would highly recommend!

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

3 days ago
4/5

Service: Our group were celebrating a 50th birthday and we were delighted to be upgraded from the starlight dinner to the captain's dinner. Great atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food.

Product: Great atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

1 week ago
4/5

Service: Excellent food. Very pleasant entertainment and good service.

Product: Experience was enjoyed by our visitors from Sweden.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

The dinner cruise was well organised, the food was good and the entertainment pleasing. Staff were attentive, pleasant and efficient.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

We had a wonderful evening, food was great and entertainment exceptional. Would recommend this evening for anyone visiting Sydney the lights were beautiful

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service was on board was so good! The live bad was phenomenal as well! We booked for the Starlight Dinner. We also got window seats with no extra charge. Really enjoyed the experience and the food was great as well. Thank you for a good time.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

1 month ago
4/5

Service: The service was good, staff was attentive and knowledgeable.

Product: We had a very nice evening with spectacular views and good service. We boarded at wharf 6 to have canapés and bubbly on deck on the way to Darling Harbor. Would have liked more bubbly and canapé time on deck rather than sitting in the dining room. That being said, it was a nice dinner with excellent wine choice paired to each course.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic, very good food and good combination with nice wine seeing the amazing views from the ferry. We had a great time and actually my proposal to my girlfriend was successfully accepted after the dinner.

Product: Very smooth transactions and I didn't have any issues with it.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

1 month ago
3/5

Service: The food was only mediocre (a single dull cold roll, decent salad and an OK main course). In my case the chicken was dry. On its own, I would spend more than $15 on such a meal. Also, when doing a night cruise, you should dim the lights. There was too much light reflection from the inside and it detracted from the view noticeably. Other than that, the cruise was conducted efficiently with no disruptions and was bout the right length.

Product: See previous comments in part one.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Hi,


Thank you for taking the time to write to us! 
We're very sorry to hear about your experiences. Usually we get great feedback on our Starlight Dinner Cruises and we're sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience with the food. Our cruises usually dim the lights after picking up all the passengers around 7:30 pm so our guests can enjoy the cruise. 
We really appreciate you taking the time to write to us and will keep all of your comments in mind.


Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

1 month ago
5/5

The dinner cruise aboard the Sydney 2000 was a wonderful birthday gift which exceeded my expectations. From the quality of the food with the matching wines to the attentive service and the pleasant ambiance, I can recommend the Captain Cook dinner cruise. The Sydney harbour views by night contribute to a pleasant and relaxing experience. Thanks J&N.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for the review of your Gold Dinner Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are delighted to read that the wines and meals exceeded your expectations and that our staff were friendly and attentive. We agree that the harbour views by night makes the experience even better.

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

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Amazing food, staff and environment all together creating a truly memorable experience that will forever be associated with Vivid for both my partner and I.

Thank you

Product: The price doesn't true show the amazing event that was the Gold Dinner Cruise.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Our waitress was friendly, attentive and provided great service

Product: Really appreciated the upgrade. Great night!

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

2 months ago
5/5

Service: This is the best night that we have ever had. A night to remember

Product: Amazing food and fantastic service

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was attentive, enthusiastic and professional - extending from the booking process, through to boarding and the exquisite dining experience.

Product: Great value for money experience, food, wine, views and great service.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Really fun night at Vivid with great staff and food.

Product: A really fun night out on the Harbour to see Vivid.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
4/5

Cruise was excellent. We did the Vivid Cruise Gold Pass & the food, wine & service was exceptional. Would definitely recommend to my friends & already looking for another excuse for a cruise around Sydney's beautiful harbour.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: I proposed to my girlfriend onboard and I could not of imagined a more.perfect setting. I really didn't know what to expect heading into the night but staff were absolutely amazing and did everything to make the night perfect. Amazing service and very personal which you don't get from a lot of people anymore. Will remember the night and the cruise forever.

Product: Excellent service and food/wine for the money. Not to mention the setting

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

The welcome mat was well and truely out

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Awesome. Food and wine was superb. Service was fantastic, so friendly, attentive and personable. The boat ride and seating was excellent.

Product: Fantastic value for money.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff were absolutely awesome. Nothing was a problem including changing seafood to chicken in one course. Great service, great food and wonderful staff. Perfect night of luxury in a beautiful location. It was exactly what I hoped it would be. Thank you

Product: Great wine, great food, great service and amazing views. Love it.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: We were so spoilt by the attentive , friendly crew on our magnificent vessel and the degustation menu was delicious! The wine kept flowing and we had so much fun watching the vivid lights on our stunning harbour. The view and the atmosphere on the upper deck was unsurpassed! We will be back next year with more friends.

Product: Divine degustation menu!

The ultimate way to enjoy Vivid!

No crowds! So comfortable and thoroughly spoiled by the crew .

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: The food and drink service was great and the menu offered was terrific

Product: Excellent, great experience

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Vivi was our waitress and her service was extraordinary, the food and atmosphere was divine, would highly recommend this cruise to anyone who enjoys good wine and food.

Product: Excellent highly recommendable

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: The Food and wine were very good. the staff were excellent, very knowledgeable about the menu and wine.

Product: Around an excellent deal.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: excellent reception at the wharf .very friendly .special usher to our table on board .the crew anticipated all our requirements and needs . felt very special . have recommended to all my friends as a must adventure when in sydney

Product: because it was a 5 star experience

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
4/5

Service was great, but when explaining the wines it would ahev been better if they spoke perfect English.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Excellent service, good food and wine

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Great service, great good, and great help from the ships engineer when we realised we had lost a wallet at the end of the night after all the other staff had gone!

Product: Wonderful food and great service

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Service was friendly and attentive. Food was really great. Would have liked some info on viewing from the deck - only realised when the room emptied. Music a little old fashioned.

Product: Service, food and wine great

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: We did the dinner cruise. Excellent service and food great. Friendly people serving us

Cheers

Alison

Product: Great service , great food. Lovely atmostphere

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: The service and food was exceptional, it was a blessing to experience the Gold dinner cruise!

Product: The food and wine was amazing, thank you!

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: From check in, being greeted with a glass of champagne, shown to our table, I thought everything was wonderful, and exactly what I had wanted for my partner.

The table service was great, the food and drink package was what I had hoped for.

Product: The whole experience was first class.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Outstanding dinner cruise. Excellent service, great food and plenty of drinks that were so good we forgot to see the Vivid sights!! Highly recommend.

Product: Great food and wine, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 months ago
3/5

Service: We paid for the 6 course premium meal but were given a five course meal ... As we had taken friends on this cruise previously it was disappointing not to be notified of the change.

Product: Value was there the last time...not so this time

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Nice Staff , polite and helpful. A bit regret of not having purchased the window seats. The meal was good, but not as good as expected. There were not enough of meat choices. Overall. it is a very great experience.

Product: Nice Staff , polite and helpful. A bit regret of not having purchased the window seats. The meal was good, but not as good as expected. There were not enough of meat choices. Overall. it is a very great experience.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Wong, 

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you had a great experience on the Starlight Dinner Cruise and that you found the staff polite and helpful. We agree that the food is good and we try to give as many options as possible to cater for a variety of customer tastes. 

Once again thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Services
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

4 months ago
5/5

Service: To be honest I didn't really expect much. But was so surprosed. Food was excellent service was brillant. We had a fantastic night

Product: Brillant. A wonderful night and a great wasy to experience VIVID without the crowds.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

4 months ago
5/5

Service: it was a wonderful night and the service was excellent. The food and wines were well matched and we all had a lovely evening!!

Product: lovely food and great service!!!

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

4 months ago
5/5

Service: This was a fantastic experience. Joanna, our waitress, was very informed regarding the meal and the wines. Her bubbly personality made the experience even better. Well worth doing.

Product: Cruising around Sydney harbour at night seeing the Opera House and the Bridge all lit up on a perfect summer night - well for the Brits [winter to the Aussies] - what else do you want to do - PERFECT way to spend an evening.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

4 months ago
4/5

Service: We were very impressed with the food, wine and service on our recent dinner cruise. Our only complaint is we were not advised we could pick up the cruise from Circular Quay. We were staying at Central Railway and, because it was raining on the night, had to travel via taxi and then stand in the rain at the King St. Wharf for at least half an hour waiting to board. Fortunately, our on-board experience was fantastic and tempered our original frustration. We made our booking on the phone and feel we should have been given the option of boarding at Circular Quay, which would have been much more convenient as we could have just caught the train and waited undercover.

Product: The 6 course degustation menu and the accompanying Penfold's wines were very good

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service for our large group.

Product: Excellent service for our large group.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Yes, the food was great, and it was paired with beautiful wines. Enjoyed cruising around the harbour with magnificent veiws.

Product: I little bit expensive, but great service.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

5 months ago
4/5

Service: The staff were friendly and attentive. We received our meals in good time and drinks were always topped up well.

Product: The cruise was lovely and the food nice

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Good service ad great view! Will back again!

Product: What you pay is what you get! Great value of price and we get eat service!

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Great service and very friendly staff

Product: Great service and staff were very friendly, food was great

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

5 months ago
5/5

The staff was attentive and helpful.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

5 months ago
4/5

Food great but facilities werent

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Our waitress, Veronika, was amazing. She was so fun, and courteous, and attended to our every need. She even arranged a little extra gnocchi for myself and my party because that is our favorite dish on your cruise.

This was our third time taking the gold penfold's dinner cruise, and I have to say it's the best yet, and that's solely because of Veronika.

In addition to being impressed by Veronika, the lounge singer for the evening was much better than the one we had the previous two times we took this cruise. I really enjoyed her performance!

Product: Our waitress, Veronika, was amazing. She was so fun, and courteous, and attended to our every need. She even arranged a little extra gnocchi for myself and my party because that is our favorite dish on your cruise.

This was our third time taking the gold penfold's dinner cruise, and I have to say it's the best yet, and that's solely because of Veronika.

In addition to being impressed by Veronika, the lounge singer for the evening was much better than the one we had the previous two times we took this cruise. I really enjoyed her performance!

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

5 months ago
5/5

Service: They were helpful friendly and approachable

Product: Was more than I expected.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Great service and excellent live music. We are repeater for Gold dinner cruise. We always enjoy the experience.

Product: Harbour is always beautiful and really enjoyed the live music. Ideal dinner for special occasions.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Awesome! Just Awesome! Sushma, our waitress was the best! The Meal was great!

Product: Sushma was GREAT! The meal was great! The wine was awesome!

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

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