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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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91 % approval from 47 responses

Date
Rating
1 day ago
4/5

Service was excellent until we reached Wharf 6 and our dessert or coffee hadn't been served and we were told we have 5 minutes to eat and get off or we would go to Darling Harbour.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 days ago
5/5

Fantastic evening great service and food was to die for.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 days ago
5/5

Lovely evening with great food and wine. Staff very attentive

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 days ago
5/5

Beautiful evening with terrific service thank you

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 days ago
3/5

Good service, but no high chair for my little one. Food was basic and now choise for vegetarian...

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

5 days ago
4/5

Service: Wonderful food and very attentive staff!
Product: It was a little expensive. I would have liked to have been sat at a window as there was only one couple seated there. We were in an aisle near the wait station.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

5 days ago
5/5

Good Service. Thanks

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

5 days ago
4/5

Service: An enjoyable night.
Product: A great cruise, great views and food.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

1 week ago
4/5

Service: The food and service was very good as per our previous Captain Cook dinner cruises. Everyone in our party enjoyed the Penfolds wine choices.
The only negative was the timing. We had only just begun to enjoy the city views with our sparkling wine and canapes when we were summoned to go down to our table inside. Our overseas guests would probably have enjoyed the cruise even more if they had been on deck a little longer. An extra half hour for the overall dinner cruise would have allowed for a better experience.
Product: We felt a little rushed at the begining when we had to down to our table just after leaving circular quay

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

The service we had was great. The staff were very accommodating. The Gold Dinner is a lovely experience, time passes by so quickly because you’ll be enjoying yourself.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Excellent trip to see the view of Sydney harbour especially the opera house and harbour bridge. The food is delicious and the staff are really nice.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Welcoming staff. Fast efficient and friendly service. Orders all correct - we were a group of 9
Product: I was given different information when I first made enquiries 4 months ago and when I made the booking. Not easy to book for 9 people and cater for all needs.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: It was a fabulous experience which made our 40th wedding anniversary so memorable. The staff were excellent throughout. I would recommend you to my friends.
Product: Good value with good food and wine.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

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Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Our service manager was very obliging and accommodating for the whole experience. She is an asset to your company.
Product: The trip was very enjoyable. The food was delicious

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customers,

Thank you for your recent review of our Captains Dinner Cruise. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed the service on your 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 for this 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. We agree that this fantastic cruise is a wonderful way to experience and capture Sydney’s magnificent harbour.

Once again thank you for your feedback and recommendation.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Great service
Product: The price was right and service excellent.Staff on the night of cruise was very approachable and friendly.Dinner was served on time entertainment was great.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customers,

Thank you for your recent review of our Starlight Dinner Cruise. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed the entertainment, service and food on your 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 for this 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. We agree that this fantastic cruise is a wonderful way to experience and capture Sydney’s magnificent harbour.

Once again thank you for your feedback and recommendation.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Food was lovely, service excellent- friendly staff, very welcoming.
Product: Service, food- Sydney Harbour is always beautiful

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service was excellent. Janaka was our table attendant. She was exceptional. Great experience and the family enjoyed it.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The food was very good as well as the Penfolds paired wine with each of the 6 courses!
Product: Great food and wine as well as the scenery!

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
3/5

Dish is ordinary, but good service

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of our Gold Dinner Cruise. We delighted to read you enjoyed our service but disappointed that you felt we were not able to meet your expectations regarding the food on your cruise. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality. We continually monitor all aspects of the production chain including receipt, storage, distribution, cooking and presentation to ensure a top quality and consistent product is presented to our guests. We apologise if you felt this was not the case on this occasion. 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 for this 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.

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service  
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Food was well prepared and presented. Highly recommended.
Product: Good seats window guaranteed food amount was more than adequate and no need for extra alcohol.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
3/5

Average service, average food, and a little over priced.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of our Starlight Dinner Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt we were not able to meet your expectations regarding the food, value and service on your cruise. We believe our pricing to be equal to any contemporary dining establishment in Sydney. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality. We continually monitor all aspects of the production chain including receipt, storage, distribution, cooking and presentation to ensure a top quality and consistent product is presented to our guests. We apologise if you felt this was not the case on this occasion. 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 catering and hospitality manager.

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

Great sites and Very good food

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

The service was exceptional & the food was great as well.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Brilliant service by waiting staff, felt warmly welcomed, superb entertainment with lovely songs, music, and dance. Top of the range, wine and fine dining. Lovely crowd, pleasant voyage with good views of harbour. Fully worth the experience.
Product: Lovely food with fine dining experience, best wines, lovely, friendly waitress.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
4/5

Friendly crew, taking care of us, I think our waiter was calling Joy, food well presented, a little cold once is arrived to our table, and that drop the quality of the meal

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Wonderful night and dining experience. Mentioned my wife’s birthday also, lovely food and wonderful sights. Worth the money

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
4/5

The food was good quality, the music was great, but the windows were very tinted. We had a window seat especially to see the views, but this was restricted by the dark colour of them.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: We were on honeymoon and treated like royalty on board, Fabulous food and Penfold wine
Product: Fabulous cruise-treated like stars

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The service was brilliant
Product: The was good but I thought we were having the shell and steak but that is ok because we still enjoyed ourselves

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: We did the Captains Dinner cruise - from the moment we arrived on board the waiters provided prompt and courteous service. The food was excellent.
Product: See previous comments in number 1

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The Starlight Dinner Cruise provided spectacular views of Sydney Harbour at night while enjoying a delicious meal. It was a truly memorable evening.
Product: The on-line ordering process was quick and simple.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
2/5

Service: 4 of 6 courses were delivered totally wrong and when explained to waitress she could not understand. My entree was meant to be ravioli but received warm salad salad. My main was meant to be duck and I got chicken. Due to lack of understanding from waitress none was corrected and I ended up eating incorrect meals. Same also happened to my wife. Have cruised with u before both in Australia and Fiji and really enjoyed but this has ruined that fond memories I had previously. Very poor
Product: Total wrong meals delivered from what was ordered and not corrected

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of our Captains Dinner Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt we were not able to meet your expectations regarding the food service on your cruise. We can assure you that all of our hospitality and catering staff are all fluent in English and that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient service. We apologise sincerely that this wasn’t the case in this circumstance. 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 catering and hospitality manager.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service  
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

We had a wonderful experience even though it was a rainy and cloudy evening. The service was amazing and the staff was exceptional. Our food was excellent and we had an enjoyable night. W were impressed at how tasty the food was and everything was served hot. We knew there was a time limit but we never felt rushed at all. The music was a nice touch.

We would absolutely recommend this.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

We booked the Captains Dinner Cruise for a family dinner to celebrate my daughter’s 18th. We thoroughly enjoyed the night. The ambiance was great, the food and service was very good . There was a nice choice of dishes to order.
The entertainment was enjoyable, a solo singer and accompanying pianist. All in all we had a lovely evening and would highly recommend this cruise

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Great on board service. Friendly competent staff
Product: Lovely food. Good portion size

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Fantastic experience, a lovely evening had by all.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic! Faultless! Wonderful!
Product: It was a perfect night if food, wine, service and smiles.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
4/5

Meal was great. Hospitality was first rate. We were disappointed that sun was set before we got on cruise as it was late by 10 min or so. Very clear night so really enjoyed the city at night.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Yes I would definitely purchase again
Product: Entertainment was average to good but food and crew were excellent

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

I will back again

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: From beginning to end our experience was great. Our waiter, the view from our window table, the music and the food was delicious. After diner we took our glass of wine to the top deck where we enjoyed returning to Darling Harbour. Would recommend to anyone visiting Sydney.
Product: Great evening and diner. Would recommend.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The service on this dinner cruise was Great. We were a party of 6. We were created warmly as we boarded the boat, our waitress was friendly throughout our night. Music was great bit of everything. Over all enjoyed our meal it was delicious. Great night had by all. Highly recommend
Product: Service and food was great

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Great food and atmosphere. The service is fantastic

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Excellent
Product: Really good food. The picture is also not over-priced

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
4/5

Service: the river cruise was great and service wonderful only reason 4 stars the boat was almost 30 minutes late and i was worried we had missed the ship
Product: great package to enjoy a nice meal on the harbour

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

1 month ago
4/5

Service: We had a little stressful situation as the girl at the check in told us that kids meal aren't available on this cruise. We were surprise as we called to be sure they will be available. But everything in the boat was perfect and we had kids meal.
Product: Just perfect. We did it with our 3 kids and they enjoy it as much as us.

Review for Starlight Dinner Cruise

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