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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 ...

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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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88 % approval from 42 responses

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Rating
3 days ago
3/5

Service: Boat was running late 12/3. Quick load and quick trip to Darling harbour which meant that some service standard dropped of. Paid for window and bar. Got a bottle of NZ white which I was told later that it was not included in package. Staff embarrassed after that resulted in not coming near us for the remainder of trip, no further drinks no offer of coffee etc. Travelled before and all good but this trip timetables ahead of service and value for the extra money paid was not good at all. But hopefully we can learn that even though we are running late, the following customers need to feel important too!

Product: Service was down but meal was good. I spent extra but ended up with less than the standard passengers, an oversight I hope

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

3 days ago
5/5

Service: Staff and meals were fantastic (even for the 2nd time on board)

Keep the good work up, as I have referred several people to go and have a cruise with you, worth even cent......

Product: Great value and the scene of the Harbour is marvellous at night

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

4 days ago
5/5

Service: Great meal and experience

Product: Great meal and experience

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

5 days ago
3/5

Service: Nice dinner...great service....musical entertainment need to be improved

Product: Overall we had a good time

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

6 days ago
5/5

A fabulous time was had by all. The food was delicious. We keep coming back. Thank you Captain Cook Cruises.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

6 days ago
5/5

Service: It was excellent! Friendly and helpful staff! Great food! Amazing location! It was very easy to organise and we had our own contact at the booking office. Angelina B. did a fantastic job! Thank you!

Product: Excellent food and experience!

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

6 days ago
5/5

Service: Lovely experience, went for the gold ticket to get priority boarding and it was so smooth and just a really lovely time. Staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. Staff knowledge of wine selection was commendable.

Product: So great, priority boarding, canapes on the top deck, window to look out of, and treated like very special guests. Thank you for putting the sparkler in hubby's dessert for his birthday - extra special touch.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: I took my family for a dinner cruise while they were visiting Sydney. The service was both efficient and friendly.

The food was delicious and good portion sizes for a three course dinner.

We were not very lucky with the weather (rain and wind!) but regardless, we had amazing views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. We were at the other end from the entertainment, so didn't hear much but that was great for us as we got to have a real catch up.

Product: The Club dinner cruise was fantastic. I have rated 4 stars out of 5, only because I felt it was slightly over priced for what you get.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

1 week ago
4/5

Service: Nice food. Friendly waitress and lovely entertainer.

Product: The interior could do with a refresh to complement the food and entertainment.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: It's awsome experience with nice clerks.

Good mood and requested wine makes me & my wife happy.

Product: Valuable experience.

excellent!

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Great way to spend our last night in Sydney. Service was wonderful. Food - delicious!! Thank you for a nice evening.

Product: Food and service were both excellent!

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Lovely food and service, suggested improvements, table cloths and upgrade chairs. The Sydney 2000 is still a lovely vessel, could do with a bit of a makeover in some areas to retain its well appointed ambience.

Product: A great night out with old friends from England.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Fantastic service, good food, excellent entertainment.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Our Penfold Dinner Cruise was a delight. Delicious food, accompanied by excellent wine selections. Service was exceptional!

To improve the experience, 30 minutes should be added to the cruise time. The experience would be enhanced by cruising more of the harbor.

Product: Good value. excellent job of pairing the wine selections with each course.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Really great cruise, although it was a bit delayed in starting. Excellent food, and the matching wines were lovely. Some of the other passengers were a bit irritating but there isn't much that can be done about that.

Product: Great dinner cruise, fantastic food

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
3/5

Service: Nothing special mass produced food for tourists

Product: average nothing special -good views

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The food the service and the personal touch were wonderful

Product: Great value, service And food. All staff were friendly and the entertainment was excellent.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: We booked this cruise for 9 adults and 2 children for a 50th Wedding Anniversary. Overall excellent. The food and service was great and everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Would highly recommend.

Product: Great - the whole family had a fantastic night. Highly recommend.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: 素晴らしいスタッフ、美味しいデイナー、極上のワイン。

このクルージングのチョイスは間違いなかったと思います。

最後に少しだけ残念だったのは、締めのコーヒーが間に合わなかった事かな?

機会があれば、また乗船してみたいと思いますね。

Product: パーフェクト!!

この一言に尽きますよ。

窓越しの風景、美味しいデイナー、極上のワイン。

これ以外には、誉め言葉が見当たりませんね。

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
3/5

This was our fourth cruise doing the Captains Gold Dinner Cruise and while it is typically one of our 'must do' experiences in Sydney, on this occasion it was let down in a couple of areas. Firstly. I'd like to point out that the food, wine and dinner service were excellent, no problem at all there. The issues for me were that for the second time in a row, the cruise boarded ~1/2 hour late with people then jostling to get on board whether you had priority boarding or not. This came down to there being no real system or signage to deal with it. The next thing that was a bit off was that we were sat next to a large group that included small children. Normally this wouldn't bother me at a typical family restaurant but when you're paying top dollar for an intimate evening with a candle lit degustation dinner, some soft romantic music and a cruise on Sydney harbour, I have to say it didn't do much to enhance the atmosphere. Lastly, I couldn't help noticing a couple of your male staff members openly leering and making what I'm sure they thought were private comments to each other at some of the younger female passengers as we disembarked at Circular Quay. I made sure they knew I wasn't impressed and they quickly scurried back inside. Would I do it again? Probably, but it needs a bit of polish to get it back to standard.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Had a guest from England , and we were impressed with the service and friendliness.

The staff were attentive to our needs.

Service with a smile .

The food was excellent . Our guest was very impressed.

We do the cruise at least twice a year particularly with overseas visitors.

Excellent evening.

Thank you

Product: Easy way to book and get prompt confirmation.

Thank you

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
3/5

Service: 前菜、メイン、デザートの3品のコースでしたが、かなり満腹になりました!!

Product: 天気が良くなかったので、あまり外に出られなかったのが少し残念でした。

クルージングよりディナーがメインな感じだったので、景色の良いポイントなどアナウンスがあったらもっと良かったと思いました!

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Excellent food, wine and service.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Great cruise, well organised and good value for money. The food was great. There were 3 of us and one was a non-drinker. It would have been great to have been able to pre-purchase a variety of drink packages (eg. small or full) per person.

Product: Great cruise. Lovely staff.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: It was an enjoyable evening with good food. Recommend it :)

Product: Enjoyed the Starlight Cruise and recommend that you book the window seat.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Great night, food was beautiful., ideal way to entertain visiting guests, local or abroad.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Very lovely night, the bread rolls were awesome by the way.

Food and service was fantastic.

Looking forward to next trip!

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: I personally comment our server on the cruse. She is a great asset to your business. She premeditated all of our needs at the time with a great smile and personality.

Product: Great Food, Great Atmosphere

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
4/5

Cruise was good - started off a bit rocky in being late - due to a big ship leaving - but knowing that - they should have arranged to get in earlier.

Food was really nice & so was the alcohol package.

Entertainment wasn't much although was good that they sang Happy Birthday or acknowledged peoples celebrations which I thought was a good idea.

The event coordinator/ director came around a couple of times to check we were having a good time - although once again as it was a Captains Dinner therefore the Captain should have come to visit us in uniform even if it wasn't the real captain I think being in uniform & allowing photos with the guests would have been an extra.

Overall a pleasant night out.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

I had never done this before, and after researching the other cruises on offer, I am very glad we chose yours. The staff, entertainment and food were all of excellent standard. The staff have been well picked and do you proud as a business. There was an incident where a couple become decided to move to a table near us and have a dispute with inappropriate language, and our waitress did her very best to help than the young lady in charge offered them a better viewing room and led them elsewhere. The way these two staff members handled it was terrific and others did not even notice. Well done, and I will certainly look at using your services again if I am ever in Sydney.

Donna

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Cruise was organized. Staff were helpful and friendly.

Product: An excellent experience. Friendly helpful staff and good food and wine. Exactly as advertised.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful customer service.

Product: Great value for money and would recommend it.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Very nice and efficient peuple on board.

Food is good for this kind of

Cruise..

Very good moment altogether.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: When I seen the John Cadman sitting on the dock I was very disappointed at the condition of the boat, as it was a very special occasion for my husband and I. However, when I seen the Sydney 2000 pull into the Pier I was very pleasantly surprised that we were on this vessel as opposed to the John Cadman, which looks as though that it's in much need of a restoration.

The food on our cruise was fantastic, the service second to none (quick, efficient and very friendly). The boat was very clean inside and overall it was a very good experience and one to remember. I will also hopefully book a lunch cruise soon around Sydney Harbour.

We had a great night and the duration of the cruise was also adequate enough to enjoy the meal and sights at our leisure.

Well done and thankyou.

Kind regards,

Caroline Robertson

Product: Food was cooked to perfection, could have been forgiven for thinking that we were in a very upmarket restaurant in the heart of Sydney.

Very well priced and affordable, with the best chefs. Bon Appetit

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: From the moment we stepped on board we had friendly and attentive service. The food was delicious and we greatly enjoyed the matching wines. A perfect experience!

Product: Not a cheap experience but very enjoyable and recommended for a special occasion.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: You guys made my proposal the most perfect it could have been, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for going the extra mile for us! We left Jack our last Australian dollars as we left the day after, but would love if you could pass on our sincerest thanks again!

Product: Amazing - the perfect cruise for the perfect night!

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Great evening. Our waiter (Guil?) was EXCELLENT and made the experience even better!

Product: Great experience - recommended (drinks package helped!)

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Great food, great waitress services, great music, and of course great scenery!

Product: Pretty easy journey to purchase the dinner ticket. Person also kindly called me within one hour to confirm the booking.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The meal was well prepared. I had the ravioli appetizer with the lamb shank and vegetables for my main course.The dessert was delicious, although I had to force down the Chocolate Roche as I was so full. The cruise of the harbour was beautiful.

We were also treated to a full moon rising behind The Bridge as we left Darling Harbour.

Product: It was a little pricey but worth the meal and the cruise.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

1 month ago
4/5

Service: The food and waitress were great. Had a wonderful time although the singer was a little off key, but she warmed up at the end between Circular Quay to Darling Harbour. Will definitely do it again.

Product: Red, white wine and sparkling wine too expensive,

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

1 month ago
4/5

Service: Great experience, the view from our table, friendly staff

Product: As stated before a good experience

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

1 month ago
5/5

Very pleasant experience offering fantastic views of Sydney at night as well as a decent selection of food. First time I've ever done a dinner cruise and I enjoyed it immensely.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

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