Brilliant Dinner

Dine on Sydney’s most prestigious cruise ship at an amazing value price enjoying three-course Contemporary Australian dining, accompanied by the spectacular vista of Sydney by night.

*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.

*From time to time, due to maintenance and scheduling, vessels may change. Vessels may include John Cadman 2 or Captain Cook 3.

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

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy

Dress: We recommend Smart Casual

Special Conditions apply to all Special Offers


Need to know

  • Captain's Special from $99
    - Normally $139
    - Selected dates & limited availability
    - Terms & conditions
  • Optional Extras 
    - Guaranteed window seating
    - Bar package from $32pp
  • Dinner & Drinks Special from $128
    - Select 'Brilliant Dinner + Drinks' in the 'Book this Cruise' box
  • Children (4-15 years) from $75
  • Cruise Info
  • Special Conditions
  • *From time to time, due to maintenance and scheduling, vessels may change - see More Info for further details
  • Credit Card Fraud Prevention
    - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online
  • Map


Below are the normal departure details. The vessel will pick-up from both locations.

*Special timetables operate on selected date.

Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6^ Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1^
Sun-Thu (year round) & Fri-Sat (05Feb20-03Oct20) 7.00pm. Disembark 9.30pm 7.30pm. Disembark 10pm
Fri & Sat during Daylight Savings (from 04Oct20) 7.00pm. Disembark 10.30pm 7.30pm. Disembark 10pm or 11pm

IMPORTANT: During Vivid Sydney (22May-13Jun20) cruise departs Darling Harbour only. Disembark Darling Harbour 10pm 7-days or 11pm Sat and Circular Quay 9.30pm Sun-Fri and 10.30pm Sat.

Check Your Date   *Check your date for changes 

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Car Parking  Please check your date for road closures 

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YOUR SAY BUFFET LUNCH - So worth it! The food was delicious and the service was fabulous. Kudos to Edward who was attentive and very kind. I will be happy to recommend to anyone looking for a Harbour Cruise. Maisie

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86 % approval from 14 responses

1 week ago

Service: Service was really good
Product: Food was really good, but the menu should have a few more options

2 weeks ago

Had a lovely evening & the food was fantastic

4 weeks ago

Service: It was quite good, except that we were given the wrong menu and when I went to order my entree of the reduced menu, there was actually nothing there that I could eat comfortably. A choice of seafood or something with nuts. the rest was ok.
Product: The reduced menu that we were given finally had only 2 choices of seafood and something with nuts. Not really a choice for me.

4 weeks ago

Have attended the dinner cruise quite a few times and it’s always amazing. Professional staff, great food and a lovely atmosphere.
To top it off I misplaced a car key during the night and The staff found it for me and I had it next day. Very grateful!!

1 month ago

Service: Crappy food
Product: Poor good and drinks

2 months ago

Service: Highly recommended, great meal and service.
Product: Hassell free transaction.

2 months ago

Service: Went on the cruise for a belated birthday present for my father and we really enjoyed it. Booked the window seat and had a fantastic view at the front of the boat away from the main diners. The food was good quality and there was a really good choice.
There was plenty of time to eat and also to go outside and watch the sights
A really good value cruise and seeing the harbour after dark
Product: good quality of food and a good choice

3 months ago

Service: I really enjoyed the Captain Cook Dinner Cruise's night very much. Unfortunately, the night view was not as beautiful as I expected. But the atmosphere of the cruise was nice with good wine, dinner and songs. Thank you for a dreamy night.
Product: Appropriate price

3 months ago

Service: I would highly recommend this cruise. Staff were very friendly, ship was fantastic. The only thing is the food portions were very small so if you're going to go on this cruise make sure you have something to eat before hand
Product: For ghe amazing view it was wrth every dollar

3 months ago

The ambiance inside, the route, the musicians were good. The service crews were also great. However the taste of the food was ordinary. Though the menu sounded great, in actual, there was nohting special about the taste

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you very much for your review. 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. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality. 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 manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

3 months ago

Service: The booking procees was clunky.
Product: Only 1 included drink is very dissapointing.

3 months ago

Excellent evening and great meal and service, thank you

4 months ago

Very nice experience and Kelly was very helpful!

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