Captains Dinner

Inclusions

  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2*
  • 3 course Contemporary Australian a la carte dining
  • Great live music and dancing
  • Million dollar views
  • Menu

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Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6^ Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
Year Round Except Sat (year round) & Fri (Nov-Mar) 7.00pm. Disembark 9.30pm 7.30pm. Disembark 10pm
Sat (year round) & Fri (Nov-Mar) 7.00pm. Disembark 10.30pm 7.30pm. Disembark 10pm or 11pm

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  • Vivid Sydney 25 May - 16 June 2018 
    • Cruise departs Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1 only. Disembark Circular Quay or Darling Harbour

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The Captains Dinner Cruise is the signature a la carte dining experience and comes with the Captain’s seal of approval. Cruise on the prestigious MV Sydney 2000 and enjoy quality a la carte dining, a comprehensive wine list, live music and dancing, all set to the spectacular backdrop of Sydney by night. More Info ...

The Captains Dinner Cruise features an expanded food and wine selection, upper deck seating plus great live music and dancing. The beverage list earns top marks with an impressive selection of Australian wines and imported ales on offer.

Expansive windows throughout our vessels offer superb viewing no matter where you are seated on the vessel, however if you prefer you can guarantee window seating at a small additional charge. Bar packages are also available with a choice of standard or premium wines, or soft drinks for the kids.

Infants under 4 years are free of charge if you bring along a meal from home. Otherwise the full menu selection is available at reduced child prices for under 15 years. A special Children's Menu can also be pre-ordered on request.

*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.

Dress: We recommend Smart & Stylish - collared shirts for men and jackets in winter.

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy

Special Diet? Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice - Contact Us

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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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85 % approval from 48 responses

Date
Rating
2 days ago
5/5

Service: It was my fathers Birthday we celebrated. The staff were very humble, polite and excellent especially Joey our table waiter who is a good entertainer and he was magnificent. My family enjoyed very much and it was memorable one. We definitely recommend this cruise and would love to come back.
Product: The menu was excellent and the service was first class

3 days ago
4/5

Over all it was enjoyable except when I booked it over the phone I told staff it's for my wife's birthday and they noted it down and pass it on so the entertainer/singer would sing happy birthday to her, it didn't happen I was disappointed.

3 days ago
3/5

The food was excellent but the customer service I thought was poor, after initially taking our meal and drinks selections we weren't asked again about ordering more drinks so that was a missed opportunity to make money and our water was not topped up again until the end of the night, on our level half the tables were empty so I am not sure where the staff went in between service. That said the staff were lovely and very friendly,

The other criticisms I have are poor timing for food, I thought it was very strange that our entrees came up before we had even picked up the remaining guests at Barangaroo, the food also came out too quickly so it made the cruise feel very long.

3 days ago
5/5

Service: The service we received was excellent. Very personal. Even the Captain came and had a chat at our table.
Product: Great value for money and easy to purchase. Took my wife for our anniversary and absolutely loved it. The food, the service, and of course the views of the harbour. At one stage we were the only people on the top deck and it felt like we had the boat to ourselves.

3 days ago
5/5

Great service, everything ran smoothly, excellent food!
Relaxing music!
The views of the harbour were stunning,
Thoroughly recommend it!!!

3 days ago
3/5

服务还可以,但景色很一般,晚上两岸没有灯光,很失望。

3 days ago
5/5

Great

1 week ago
4/5

Great staff and area. Was wonderful walking up the top level and seeing the sights. Only downside is paying extra for a window seat.

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Great service and we were looked after wonderfully well.
Product: Easy to access and work through.

1 week ago
3/5

Waiting staff were polite & attentive; the entrees & deserts were good. The main meals were dull in both presentation & taste. I have taken this dinner cruise with my family a number of times & found that the entertainment has not changed much over the years. A good singer & band but putting out the same dated songs that did not inspire any dancing.

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 entertainment and main course. However, please be assured we have forwarded your comments onto our entertainment manager and catering manager. We always encourage guests to discuss issues such as this with the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, especially regarding food, drinks, service and entertainment as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. 

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,  
Head of Customer Service  
Captain Cook Cruises

1 week ago
5/5

I thought the dinner cruise was excellent, great food.
During our stay we also used Captain ferry services to go to Watsons Bay and Manly, the Captain was very entertaining and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the direct service was great....a time saver

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: excellent
Product: We are happy with the overall service, food and entertainment ( Band ).

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: 菜式不错。兼顾了素食者
Product: 价廉物美 餐食有可选,包括素食。尽管这道素食做得非常一般。打5星是因为那天正好有晚霞,占了风景的光

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: From start to finish the experience was amazing. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Upon entering all the way through our journey, the staff was great. Even taking photos at timely moments. Food was beyond excellent, atmosphere was uplifting, music was an amazing women on stage singing. Definitely recommend this cruise, the city at night is beyond beautiful...a must do while in Sydney!!!
Product: Was worth every penny, highly recommend!!

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Service was excellent, we were seated very quickly, meals were excellent and great overall selection, view and entertainment equally excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed our few hours cruising the Sydney Harbour
Product: As above in the customer experiance, had a fantastic time and thoroughy enjoyed the experiance.

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Very obliging when 4 members of our group got lost
Product: Very good food and wine and service

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Yes, we do recommend to others and brought some overseas visitors with us this time. Everything is always great. Food never ceases to amaze me how well they do it for the numbers and time frame. We love dancing and the music is always great. Our waitress was fantastic - unfortunately, I can't remember her name but she was very friendly and we had a lovely chat.
Product: Everything is always fantastic.

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Excellent from start to finish. All staff were cordial friendly and efficient. Behind the scenes the kitchen staff produced a top class meal. Even the thunderstorm could not spoil the nightmare. The music was fitting for the occasion.
Product: The whole experience was excellent.

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The whole experience was simply outstanding from the delicious food and beverages, the impeccably dressed and very kind staff, the clean and beautiful surroundings on board the vessel, the great entertainment and, to top it all off, the million dollar views of our stunning Sydney harbour. It was an unforgettable evening!
Product: Delicious and varied menu options

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: It was easy to book online and out waitress was very attentive and helpful. The food was very good and the Australian Day fireworks - exceptional!
Product: Great food and service. Easy to book.

2 weeks ago
5/5

The food was amazing, and it was a wonderful evening. Only problem was the time went by too fast! Would definitely go again.

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The service was fantastic. The crew treated us like VIPs. Food was great. We would recommend Captain Cook Cruises to anyone
Product: The wine upon arrival was lovely. Great menu selection.

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Service was excellent and attentive,the food was delicious, the wine choice was good and the band was fantastic
Product: Great value for money through Scroupon

2 weeks ago
5/5

Brilliant staff!!!!

2 weeks ago
5/5

Very friendly food lovely. Music awesome, views stunning would recommend to anyone

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Very easy to book, great service from staff onboard. Boarding was easy and service was fast.
Product: Very easy to book. I booked via email. Food was very good and wines of my taste.

2 weeks ago
1/5

Service: Service was poor especially for drinks No waiters would come to us we ad two drinks for the entire trip
Product: 2 Stars only for the actual boat ride

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 your drinks and 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 manager.   

Once again thank you for your feedback. 

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service 
Captain Cook Cruises

3 weeks ago
3/5

Service: While the service and cruise are 5 star, the actual food and beverages could be a lot better. portions were small, and it appeared to be a limit on how much wine we consumed. We had a party of 7 persons and I think we had 2 bottles of wine and two glasses of wine for one person who choose a different wine, two of our party do not drink, and had Diet Coke or water, and when one asked for tea they were told it was extra and had to pay for it.
There was no coffee offered at the end of the meal, nor was there chocolates or cheeseboard.
Frankly for the price I paid I would expect a much better meal and it appeared the wine was limited. Value for money ? Frankly Disappointing for the overall cost.
Product: Food and Berages very average

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 standards regarding your drinks and food. We can assure you that there is no limit to drinks served in conjunction with the responsible service of alcohol. We always encourage guests to discuss issues such as this with 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 or answer any questions they may have regarding dietary options immediately. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our catering manager. Like all fine dining restaurants, tea and coffee are an additional extra and therefore payment is required for these luxuries. We agree that the cruising and service makes Captains Dinner is a very enjoyable evening. 

Once again thank you for your feedback. 

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service 
Captain Cook Cruises

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Excellent and friendly service. Ease of boarding.
Product: Good value for money. Food was of good quality

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Great evening, beautifully presented food (and quick) great service. The best views in the world, what more could you ask for.
Product: Best Christmas present I ever brought

3 weeks ago
4/5

ゆったりと、程よい夕食を食べながら観光と共に音楽や飛び入りのダンスまで楽しめました。sydney2000の展望デッキもGoodでした。

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Exceptional night. Beautiful views. Faultless. Thanks.
Product: Yummy food. Fantastic atmosphere. Should offer more drinks though.

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Das Essen hätte besser sin können. Das Huhn war sehr trocken und generell war alles sehr kalt
Product: Schnelle Buchung.
Die Fahrt war ruhig und gemütlich.

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: quality of product.
Product: Food quality excellent.
Plenty of staff.

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: I took my mum and brother who were visiting Sydney during Christmas and New Year and they had an amazing time. The food was surprisingly good and the on board service and entertainment was great also.
Product: Easy purchase process. No issues.

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Experience exceeded our expectation. The food and choice was first clsss, the wines and range was better than usual for a fixed price, the service and attention to detail was of fine dining standard, the live entertainment was fun and enjoyable and the ability to walk around and outside was great. Only wish the daylight had lasted longer, whilst it was a cloudy evening, starting earlier might allow more site seeing.
Product: As per earlier comments as it was the total package

3 weeks ago
5/5

The service was excellent. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was delicious and the cruise around the harbour was beautifully an excellent night would highly recommend it to anyone

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: The cruise was thoroughly enjoyable. The tables were nicely set, the staff friendly and the meals delicious.
It seemed a little bit rushed at the end. We had to leave the boat straight after desert. It would have been nice to have another 15-30 minutes of enjoying the experience
Product: As above no regrets should try it

3 weeks ago
3/5

Boarding team mixed up our reservation and thought we were on an earlier cruise. The wait staff handled the mix up relatively well considering our very large group number and multiple wheelchairs. It was a shame that all the guests were forced to have the steak. We paid extra to make sure the meals were halal, but we didn't realise that would stunt out options. This hasn't happened in the past. Otherwise an enjoyable evening.

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 inconvenience of your mix up. We always encourage guests to discuss issues such as this with 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 or answer any questions they may have regarding dietary options immediately. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our catering manager. We agree that the Captains Dinner is a very enjoyable evening. 

Once again thank you for your feedback. 

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service 
Captain Cook Cruises

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The Captain Cook's cruise was excellent. The 3 course meal was of restaurant quality. Steak for main course was cooked to perfection. The staff were friendly and service was efficient. A welcoming drink was enjoyed and the photo taken during the cruise was very good and well priced. Furthermore there was great entertainment and needless to say as always an enjoyment being on one of the most picturesque harbours in the world. Excellent value for money.
Product: This cruise offered excellent food, entertainment and friendly staff, on a magnificent harbour. Whether a local resident or a tourist I would totally recommend the Captain Cook cruise for a relaxing and pleasant venue for a night out.

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: I was a bit disappointed with menu- We had one child in our party and was told there was no kids menu left. She was the only child on the boat and this would have been known by bookings.
We also had the premium bar package which only allowed us one choice of white and red wine. On print out on website there are 6 whites and 5 reds to choose from/
Product: As above - not happy as our child could not have something from kids menu as they said they had run out. She was the only child on the boat. People book and pay so they should know how many kids etc are on the boat.
Premium wine package only allowed us to choose one red and one white wine. On website there are6 whites and 5 reds to choose from.

3 weeks ago
2/5

Service: Service was too slow and drinks were a long time coming.
Product: The food was served cold and was fairly bland and not worth what we paid for it.

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 your drinks, food and 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 manager. We believe our high-quality produce to be equal to any fine dining establishment in Sydney.  

Once again thank you for your feedback. 

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service 
Captain Cook Cruises

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Excellent all round, from start to finish
Product: Excellent all round from start to finish

3 weeks ago
5/5

Had an amazing night, staff, food & atmosphere was great (except for the kiddies running around and screaming) but the best part of the night was being up on the top deck checking out the Sydney Harbor Bridge & all the City lights

3 weeks ago
4/5

Nice dinner and great atmosphere. We really enjoyed the music, the view and the overall experience!
The only downside is that we had to wait quite a bit to have our drinks refilled despite having purchased the premium drink package.

3 weeks ago
4/5

Very good. Will consider in the future

3 weeks ago
4/5

Good food, good service, captain positioned craft to ensure tourists had good photographic opportunities. Very pleasant experience and will do again. have already recommended to friends.

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Excellent tour, did it twice and this time we booked it to celebrate the wedding anniversary. Very happy with everything.
Product: Quick and easy purchase. Very efficient

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