Captains Dinner

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  • 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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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.

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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 GOLD DINNER - It was perfect and the staff were so pleasant and attentive. The meal and wine were delicious - the perfect way to spend my 50th birthday.... Lea Stanley, TAS

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Rating
2 hours ago
3/5

Service: Lovely food though had to ask for bread and more water.
The wine we selected was "unavailable" offered a bottle $10 more.
$69 for a ONE year old wine!!
Product: Good food, VERY expensive (one year old) wine.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruise experience. We pride ourselves in the excellent food and service we provide to our customers and we are happy to read that these aspects were up to your standards. Due to high demand we ran out of the particular wine you ordered. We always endeavour to offer a substitute and this can sometimes cause a difference in the price.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Captains Dinner

9 hours ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service and food and a very comprehensive view of the Vivid lights
Product: Excellent - good choice of dishes

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24 hours ago
4/5

Service: Excellent service throughout the evening. Really enjoyed my first two courses however the dessert was a little disappointing - order the orange & chocolate flourless cake & it was well and truly more orange than chocolate which was disappointing.
Product: Good value. Disappointed the Vivid cruise didn't go in near the botanic gardens to see the Vivid lights in there, but the boat may have been too big.

Review for Captains Dinner

1 day ago
5/5

Booking was very easy with variety of packages option, we will definetly come back. Staff was very professional and very attentive. Mika was incharged on our section and done exellent service

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1 day ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service, friendly & meal was outstanding - better than expected. Highly recommended. Would do it again!
Product: Fantastic! Meal was amazing - better than expected. Well worth it. Vivid light show was amazing!

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1 day ago
5/5

Service: So organised and friendly staff
Product: Friendly staff and excellent food

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1 day ago
5/5

Good and friendly service.
Excellent food.
Lovely music.
Views to die for.

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1 day ago
5/5

Service: Very friendly, efficient and accommodating
Product: Our meal was very nicely presented and tasty

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1 day ago
5/5

Service: Fabulous views, great service, great music and nice variety of tasty meals and drinks. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Product: Good variety of meals and drinks. All the meals and drinks we had tasted great; a better standard than we were expecting. Meals were nicely presented. Service was excellent. It was also a nice touch to be given a free glass of champagne at the beginning of the meal; it added a festive mood to the experience.

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1 day ago
5/5

Totally recommend this cruise the staff were friendly and so organised to be able to serve everyone at the same time, a relaxed atmosphere where we could enjoy each other’s company and the entertainment The food was delicious my steak had amazing flavours and to top this cruise off The Vivid show was on ... perfect for us as we were celebrating 3 milestones my 60th & my 2 daughters 40ths

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1 day ago
5/5

Service: Friendly professional staff , lovely cruise
Product: Excellent service , priority entry with reserved seating

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1 day ago
5/5

One of the best things I've ever done! Couldnt have asked for a better night!

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1 day ago
2/5

Food average and fast service, band absolutely awful and far too loud, strip lights on the Windows made viewing of the Vivid lights difficult (the only reason we booked the cruise) AND you should pre explain that the boat is available to board from 7pm and the Kings Wharf is different from Bangaroo as we found several people waiting at the wrong pier. All in all a complete waste of an evening.

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1 day ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic, Had a great time. Food sensational, entertainment great and service was exceptional.Thanks
Product: Good value for a truly unique experience

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1 day ago
3/5

The bar option is a waste of money. The wines are terrible only the sav blanc is drinkable. Was expecting something better. Should've bought the Gold Penfold Dinner again instead.

Review for Captains Dinner

3 days ago
3/5

Service: The cruise was overpriced for what we got.
The service was poor - staff botched the order and gave my husband the wrong dish. They were intrusive and 'hovering' at the beginning when we were not ready to order and absent when we tried to order drinks later on. We did the Captains dinner, which was supposed to be the premium experience, but the dinner was served cold and I've had better meat from a tin can. Strangely the premium experience does not include wine like the standard package does (so I have no idea how they can justify charging more and providing less). There was no views to speak of (we did the Vivid tour). The only good thing was the entertainment - the singer was lovely.
Product: The cruise was overpriced for what we got. We did the Captains dinner, which was supposed to be the premium experience, but the dinner was served cold and I've had better meat from a tin can. Strangely the premium experience does not include wine like the standard package does (so I have no idea how they can justify charging more and providing less). There was no views to speak of (we did the Vivid tour). The only good thing was the entertainment - the singer was lovely.

Review for Captains Dinner

3 days ago
3/5

Service: The food and table service were average (some aspects even below average) overall. I had a steak (which was quite good) but the vegetables were well below expectations. My wife also said that her meal was 'pretty unappealing'. The attendant on our table seemed 'distracted', although the young lady who brought out some of our meal was much more enthusiastic.
Based on our experience I would be unlikely to recommend the experience to friends. We were also looking forward to the Vivid experience but have to say our taxi driver was correct in that it was a 'bit over-rated'. Best of luck for future cruises.
Product: Refer to my previous comments!

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3 days ago
5/5

Excellent food and wine selection and excellent service,, we had a top notch experience 👍👍

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3 days ago
5/5

Service: Food was very delicious and music was good. The sight fo Sydney was fantasitic.
Product: Food was very delicious and music was good. The sight fo Sydney was fantasitic.

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3 days ago
5/5

気遣いもサービスも最高でした。何よりシドニーの夜景を一望できていい一日になりました。
また利用したいと思います。

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3 days ago
5/5

Service: Amazing cruise, food and wine. Great way to see Vivid.
Product: Food on board is exceptional

Review for Captains Dinner

7 days ago
2/5

Service: I was very dissapointed with the Captains Dinner Cruise we went on during the vivid festival. I took my elderly mother who is slow and gets tired but the staff loading the passengers were inconsiderate and just rude. I asked for assistance with my mother and was told that no help was available. The same when we entered the boat and realised we needed to go up two flights of very steep stairs - again no help offered and one staff member actually rolled their eyes. T he cruise is clearly not accessible for anyone with limited mobility - this should be made clear on the web page.
The singer was so loud it was really hard to hear ourselves talking - she was also relentless. There is only so many Celine Dion covers that can be sung before it just becomes annoying.
The dinner itself was also very dissapointing. Our main meals came out at different times (not just a few minutes) and when mine and my mothers came out it was stone cold. The senior waiter did take them back and gave us a new hot meal and a complimentary glass of wine and was apologetic but by then the evening was pretty much ruined.
This is not an inexpensive evening with gthe dinner and cruise costing $155 per headplus drinks.
Overall a really dissapointing evening on what was meant to be a really special occasion for my mother.
Product: Overpriced. Cold dinner, rude staff at loading and annoying singer.

Review for Captains Dinner

1 week ago
4/5

Service: We enjoyed the harbour cruise and dinner. Window seats for Vivid, food was of good quality and served quickly. Staff efficient. Liquor prices a bit high.
Product: As a one-off experience price was not a major consideration and we considered it good value.

Review for Captains Dinner

1 week ago
4/5

Service: The service was good. But the food was out of shape - the people on the table next to us had stake as well I had steak - but the size of his was more end twice of mine. But food was good in taste - no way I would had been happy with the steak size if that was the only food I would get for the night.
Product: It was easy to book on the net and only a little slow getting on board the boat

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1 week ago
4/5

We had a lovely time, thank you.

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1 week ago
4/5

Service: My friends and I joined a Vivid Cruise on the 9th June, as we are all over 60 we enjoy seeing Vivid via a dinner cruise.
The menu consisted of excellent choices, (4) four entree, (4) four main, (4) dessert. Our choices were delicious, and enjoyed by all.
The on board entertainment, was our era of music, which made dinner all the more enjoyable.
The view of the harbour was clear and all lite up attractions were visible from our seats.
We could not fault the service of our waitress, she was polite and obliging and sorted any minor problems that arose.
We did have one complaint, that tea and coffee were not included in our meal and had to be paid for at the end of the night, as seniors we all enjoy a “cuppa” at the end of a meal.
Product: Need to include tea and coffee as part of the meal not an extra that has to be paid for separately

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1 week ago
4/5

A terrific way to enjoy Vivid over a lovely meal with great service.

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1 week ago
5/5

Service: the staff were excellent and looked after us the cruise was great travelling around harbor the meals had a great variety and very well prepared and presented
Product: well prepared and delivered

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1 week ago
5/5

Service: The service was excellent and meal was delicious
Product: A delightful night on the harbour

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1 week ago
5/5

Helt enkelt underbart.

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1 week ago
5/5

The meal was great. Good choices. Loved having musicians employed for the night plus dance for those who love dancing. The crew were friendly and helpful.

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1 week ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful evening excellent food and service. Very well looked after
Product: Excellent food and service

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1 week ago
1/5

Service: This was my second vivid cruise. Last year’s was such fun that I invited friends along to experience it. What a disaster! We paid more than last year simply to have a choice of the same food as was served last year. When I asked for more wine, the service staff were rude and dismissive, almost to the point of contempt that we thought paying more was worth more than a choice of meals at each course.
Further, the lights were turned down so we could barely see what we were eating.
I could have save a lot of money and caught the ferry to Manly, had a nice dinner with wine and come home with money spare compared with the poor experience last weekend.
Sadly, it will be never again and I won’t be recommending anyone else does it, either.
Product: Not worth the money. Better food staying on shore and eating at a restaurant.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Captains Dinner Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt the food, service and lighting on your cruise wasn’t to your standards. 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. Our lighting is dimmed to allow customers clear views of the vivid skyline, which is the focus of the cruise.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Captains Dinner

1 week ago
5/5

Excellent food and attention from the waiters/waitresses. Music was appropriate and not too loud. Vivid was spectacular despite the drizzly evening.

Review for Captains Dinner

1 week ago
5/5

The staff were extremely nice and welcoming.
The food quality was excellent.
The place was very neat and clean including bathrooms.
The sailing was smooth and was appropriate with location in regards to VIVID Sydney Festival.
Will recommend it to others.

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1 week ago
5/5

we had great meal being disabled the crew were perfect

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
3/5

We found the waitress inexperienced was chatting to the wrong table about the drinks package we acquired and found the customer service lacked, no water top ups, had to get their attention to get more wine, it felt like not enough staff for the captains dinner. Previous years we have been the next level up but this time wasn’t able to secure same tickets. For what we paid would have liked better customer service. General confusion from staff

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Captains Dinner Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt the service on your cruise wasn’t to your standards. We can assure you that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient service. We apologise if you felt this was not the case on this instance. 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 hospitality manager.


Once again thank you for your feedback.


Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Great experience overall.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Friendly welcome while boarding the ship and excellent service during the dinner.
Nothing to add, it was perfect from beginning to end !

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Everything is perfect!!

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: All service was excellent. Table waiters were very friendly and helpful.
Product: Excellent in every respect.

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2 weeks ago
1/5

Disappointing....we have been on vivid cruises before and this year was blocked off couldn't see anything and didn't get in close to botanical gardens. Disappointed as we took kids this year and paid adult price. Got turned down with '1st choice of main' but heard staff say can't say that to them right now leve it till 8.10 at least!!!!!!

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Captains Dinner Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt the food and views on your cruise wasn’t to your standards. 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 and hospitality manager. Whilst we enjoy and admire Vivid Sydney’s amazing displays for the 10th year celebrations and try to present this in the best way possible to all our passengers, we unfortunately do not have any control of this. This is a government run program that we do not have any input into. We also adhere to strict rules of operating on the harbour, which is outside our control. We apologise for this inconvenience. We agree that the great service and amazing views of the Sydney make for an enjoyable experience.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Great service

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: This is our second experience with Captain Cook but first time on Captains Table Club Deck. First time was the Sky Deck. The meal selection was varied and the food was very good. We had Marine as our waitress for the night who was attentive for food orders but we had to call her over on several occasions for drink re-fills. We paid for a bar package so expected more attention. We were very impressed with the music and had a fun night.
Product: The meal choices were varied and tasty.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Very attentive & efficient. Also assisted my elderly mum onto ship.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Great food and excellent service.
Product: Great food and great service.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Everything was perfect. The waitress was very welcoming and attentive.
We had a wonderful night. The food was excellent and the live music and dancing was fantastic.
Product: It was a fantastic experience. Food, service and music all excellent

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: We enjoyed the evening very much, meal and service were excellent, the background singer and music lovely, and the lighshow fabulous
Product: Very easy to complete and book

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The cruise of magical. The staff was polite and attentive. The food was delicious and the Champagne was top notch.
Product: The price was very reasonable. I did not feel I overpaid.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Awesome way to see Vivid in style. The food was excellent, and the Crew were all so so lovely! ... the Boat was very clean and all this made for a really great evening.

Highly recommended. 👍🏽👌🏽
Product: Great food, attentive crew and great overall atmosphere...

A must do! 👌🏽

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service lady look after us very well

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

I had a great time on the dinner cruise. The food was delicious and the staff was very professional and catered to all my needs. Definitely would do another cruise.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

The staff made us feel welcome from the ticket office onwards. Nothing was too hard and dinner was excellent.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Sumptuous cuisine and great live music to dance the night away. All while cruising Sydney Harbour and viewing the spectacular lighting displays of VIVID. A fantastic evening had by all thanks to the wonderful service of Captain Cook Cruises.

Review for Captains Club Dinner Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

一緒に行った知人が英語が全くダメでしたが、日本人クルーの方が何人かいらっしゃり安心したようです。お料理も大満足です‼ただ、他の席のお料理が出てきているのに私たちはまだ…ということが少し気になりました。

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1 month ago
5/5

Nice views and fantastic food

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