Brilliant Dinner & Drinks


  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2*
  • 3 course Contemporary Australian dining
  • House beer, wine and soft drinks 
  • Million dollar views
  • Reserved seating
  • Menu

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Below are the normal departure details. Special timetables operate on selected date.

Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6 Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
Sunday - Friday           7.00pm. Disembark 9.30pm 7.30pm. Disembark 10pm
Saturday               7.00pm. Disembark 10.30pm 7.30pm. Disembark 10pm or 11pm

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Dine on Sydney’s most prestigious cruise ship at an amazing value price enjoying three-course Contemporary Australian dining including beer, wine and soft drinks, accompanied by the spectacular panorama of Sydney by night. Departing selected dates until 21 December. More Info ...

*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.

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

YOUR SAY NEW YEARS EVE - It was one of the greatest highlights in my life. The service, the kindness and dinner on board was fantastic. To see the fireworks from the ship was great and there are no words to describe it. Thanks again. Gertrud & Karl-Heinz Rueger

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97 % approval from 34 responses

3 days ago

Was welcomed aboard. All the staff were very friendly. The food was good.

4 days ago

Service: Prompt and polite staff. Good food quality, great boat, excellent views.
Great value for money for dinner and drinks in town.
Product: Great food quality and drink service was plentiful!

5 days ago

Was nice to get window seats. Food was so fresh and tasty! eCelebrate Package is not worth is considering we have been on this cruise 3 times and have had better nights than last Friday with the Standard drinks that came with the other dinners like the Steak and Lobster etc. Confusion with all the drinks that came, difficult in getting some information with all the different waiters that was coming to serve us.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for the review of your experience of your Brilliant Dinner and Drinks Cruise. 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. 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, so we’re glad that you enjoyed this aspect of your cruise.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

1 week ago

Service: Everyone on the ship was nice and hospitable. However, we did order our food first, but he order was forgotten, so we had to repeat it, but that wasn't such a big deal.
Product: Boat experience and view was nice for the night dinner cruise. Some cons were that the next day, people who booked the same cruise for the same price had a newer boat. The food was also not good, chicken was dry, dessert wasn't good either. So price of boat ticket wasn't worth it. The music was also excruciatingly loud.

2 weeks ago

Friendly staff and great service. We had a wonderful dinner cruise and good experience. The food also very yummy especially the main course: salmon and the dessert.

4 weeks ago

A very friendly welcome on arrival on board was followed by a very quick waitress service of drinks, while we made our food choices.
All the food was well presented and cooked well, with plenty of accompanying drinks with the band playing music.
Highly recommended, 3 hours of fun, food and drink, while cruising past the opera house and harbour bridge.
Choice of Darling Harbour or Circular Quay to leave from whichever is nearest.

1 month ago

Great food and courteous service. Also great window view.

1 month ago

Great service, food and views. We had a perfect family reunion.

1 month ago

Service: It was a fantastic night the staff were lovely and service was great.
The meals were amazing and tasted wonderful 10 out of 10 will highly recommend this service.
Will definitely do again when I go back to Sydney
Product: Fantastic food and service

2 months ago

The whole experience was great. Service food friendliness the lot

2 months ago

brilliant service and beautiful food

2 months ago

Nice dinner good service

2 months ago

Service: Excellent dinner cruise with relatives from overseas.. great value
Product: Value for money fabulous views of the harbour.. excellent

2 months ago

Service: Wir hatten einen tollen Abend mit nettem Service und gutem Essen.
Product: Wir hatten einen tollen Abend, mit nettem Service und gutem Essen.

2 months ago

Every time we are in Sydney my husband and I do a CC harbour cruise, it never disappoints, this year we were hosted by the lovely Ryan and Vivienne, the harbour at night is breathtaking, until next time.....

2 months ago

Definitely to be recommended for a special event or simply just for a spectacular relaxed dinner on Sydney Harbour ... AND ... value for money!Top quality food, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented!
Service: impeccable ! Thanks to Vivienne ... our personal waitress,

We celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary (just the two of us!) before celebrating again a couple of days later with our 2 beautiful daughters, their husbands and our 3 delightful grandchildren! What more could one want?

2 months ago

Amazing..Exceeded my expections. Booked for 6 people and got upgraded to window seats. Hosts were great. Kept coming over topping up our drinks.Great entertainment on board. Will do it again. Definitley recommend.

3 months ago

Service: The service was really good and the staff were very friendly and helpful
Product: Great value for what we had

3 months ago

Service: Very helpful and friendly staff. Will recommend a cruise again for sure
Product: Excellent value for money. The dinner was great plus lots to drink. Band was good too.

3 months ago

Service: Fantastic experience- great food, service, and entertainment. Highly recommended.
Product: Fantastic experience- great food, service, and entertainment.

3 months ago

The staff were wonderful! Service was second to none, quick and efficient.

3 months ago

Service: Memorable night , the staff attentive , without bring over bearing ,entertainment enjoyed the music , the food , main course was cold on presentation ,although the food was good and service excellent .
Product: special occasion dinner we had an enjoyable night to remember

3 months ago

Service: Excellent value! Fantastic, fun night of dancing, dining and site seeing. All the staff were of high standard and I will definitely be recommending the cruise to my friends. Next time I'm in Sydney, we will be doing the dinner cruise again...Loved it!
Product: Excellent value, loads of fun...

3 months ago

The service and entertainment of all the staff was amazing! The food was amazing and the experience overall were amazing.

Special compliments to the band and singer who performed amazingly the entire night

3 months ago

Service: We were a group of 11 people,5 of us from Ireland on post-wedding evening dinner cruise. All of us enjoyed 3-course dinner, faultless service, the magical atmosphere and the entertainment. We will definitely come again for dinner cruise with Captain Cook Cruises.
Product: it was a good value for money spent

3 months ago

Service: Fantastic! Excellent experience,fabulous food and wait staff! We were fortunate to get the private function room and we could take photos as we passed the Opera House & Sydney Harbour Bridge. My son, family & friends enjoyed celebrating his18th Birthday on the Captain Cook Cruises🤗
Product: Value for money. Great food and atmosphere.

3 months ago

Service: Fantastic food, great service, and you can't beat the changing views!
Product: Would have preferred a little more variation in the menu.

4 months ago

Service: Really lovely night. Thanks!
Product: Great and plenty of options

4 months ago

Service: Fantastic and would definitely recommend
Product: Had a lovely night for our 20th wedding anniversary

4 months ago

Service: We had an amazing time although some of our mains were quite small particularly the salmon and we left a bit hungry.
Product: Had a great time but mains were a bit small particularly the salmon so some of us were still hungry afterwards

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