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

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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 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 ...

Its not every cruise I put my Captain's seal of approval on, but this cruise meets all my standards and more - an expanded menu and wine selection (a man can't live on bread and water alone), top views from the upper dining decks (essential for any good navigator) and great music and dancing (the ladies do look sensational so best to show off a little on the dance floor). The bar package also earns top marks with the huge selection of Australian wines and imported ales on offer (you must try Tasmania’s famous James Boag’s draught).

Having an otherwise wise sister with four children under 12 years, I am very empathetic to parents in need of a night off without the kids and you'll have plenty of company. The ship's company also caters for family groups with the excellent assistance of the Cruise Director and his creative seating plans skills. 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 prices for children under 15 years. A special Children's Menu is available when pre-ordered - Contact Us

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*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 NEW YEARS EVE - Had three trips with Captain Cook Cruises. The second one was the best - New Years Eve cruise and champagne dinner whilst watching the fireworks. Fantastic night. Pat

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92 % approval from 90 responses

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Rating
2 months ago
3/5

Service: Boat was running late 12/3. Quick load and quick trip to Darling harbour which meant that some service standard dropped of. Paid for window and bar. Got a bottle of NZ white which I was told later that it was not included in package. Staff embarrassed after that resulted in not coming near us for the remainder of trip, no further drinks no offer of coffee etc. Travelled before and all good but this trip timetables ahead of service and value for the extra money paid was not good at all. But hopefully we can learn that even though we are running late, the following customers need to feel important too!

Product: Service was down but meal was good. I spent extra but ended up with less than the standard passengers, an oversight I hope

2 months ago
5/5

A fabulous time was had by all. The food was delicious. We keep coming back. Thank you Captain Cook Cruises.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: It was excellent! Friendly and helpful staff! Great food! Amazing location! It was very easy to organise and we had our own contact at the booking office. Angelina B. did a fantastic job! Thank you!

Product: Excellent food and experience!

2 months ago
5/5

Service: I took my family for a dinner cruise while they were visiting Sydney. The service was both efficient and friendly.

The food was delicious and good portion sizes for a three course dinner.

We were not very lucky with the weather (rain and wind!) but regardless, we had amazing views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. We were at the other end from the entertainment, so didn't hear much but that was great for us as we got to have a real catch up.

Product: The Club dinner cruise was fantastic. I have rated 4 stars out of 5, only because I felt it was slightly over priced for what you get.

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Nice food. Friendly waitress and lovely entertainer.

Product: The interior could do with a refresh to complement the food and entertainment.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Great way to spend our last night in Sydney. Service was wonderful. Food - delicious!! Thank you for a nice evening.

Product: Food and service were both excellent!

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Lovely food and service, suggested improvements, table cloths and upgrade chairs. The Sydney 2000 is still a lovely vessel, could do with a bit of a makeover in some areas to retain its well appointed ambience.

Product: A great night out with old friends from England.

3 months ago
5/5

Fantastic service, good food, excellent entertainment.

3 months ago
3/5

Service: Nothing special mass produced food for tourists

Product: average nothing special -good views

3 months ago
5/5

Service: The food the service and the personal touch were wonderful

Product: Great value, service And food. All staff were friendly and the entertainment was excellent.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: We booked this cruise for 9 adults and 2 children for a 50th Wedding Anniversary. Overall excellent. The food and service was great and everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Would highly recommend.

Product: Great - the whole family had a fantastic night. Highly recommend.

3 months ago
3/5

Service: 前菜、メイン、デザートの3品のコースでしたが、かなり満腹になりました!!

Product: 天気が良くなかったので、あまり外に出られなかったのが少し残念でした。

クルージングよりディナーがメインな感じだったので、景色の良いポイントなどアナウンスがあったらもっと良かったと思いました!

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Great cruise, well organised and good value for money. The food was great. There were 3 of us and one was a non-drinker. It would have been great to have been able to pre-purchase a variety of drink packages (eg. small or full) per person.

Product: Great cruise. Lovely staff.

3 months ago
4/5

Cruise was good - started off a bit rocky in being late - due to a big ship leaving - but knowing that - they should have arranged to get in earlier.

Food was really nice & so was the alcohol package.

Entertainment wasn't much although was good that they sang Happy Birthday or acknowledged peoples celebrations which I thought was a good idea.

The event coordinator/ director came around a couple of times to check we were having a good time - although once again as it was a Captains Dinner therefore the Captain should have come to visit us in uniform even if it wasn't the real captain I think being in uniform & allowing photos with the guests would have been an extra.

Overall a pleasant night out.

3 months ago
5/5

I had never done this before, and after researching the other cruises on offer, I am very glad we chose yours. The staff, entertainment and food were all of excellent standard. The staff have been well picked and do you proud as a business. There was an incident where a couple become decided to move to a table near us and have a dispute with inappropriate language, and our waitress did her very best to help than the young lady in charge offered them a better viewing room and led them elsewhere. The way these two staff members handled it was terrific and others did not even notice. Well done, and I will certainly look at using your services again if I am ever in Sydney.

Donna

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Cruise was organized. Staff were helpful and friendly.

Product: An excellent experience. Friendly helpful staff and good food and wine. Exactly as advertised.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful customer service.

Product: Great value for money and would recommend it.

3 months ago
5/5

Very nice and efficient peuple on board.

Food is good for this kind of

Cruise..

Very good moment altogether.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: When I seen the John Cadman sitting on the dock I was very disappointed at the condition of the boat, as it was a very special occasion for my husband and I. However, when I seen the Sydney 2000 pull into the Pier I was very pleasantly surprised that we were on this vessel as opposed to the John Cadman, which looks as though that it's in much need of a restoration.

The food on our cruise was fantastic, the service second to none (quick, efficient and very friendly). The boat was very clean inside and overall it was a very good experience and one to remember. I will also hopefully book a lunch cruise soon around Sydney Harbour.

We had a great night and the duration of the cruise was also adequate enough to enjoy the meal and sights at our leisure.

Well done and thankyou.

Kind regards,

Caroline Robertson

Product: Food was cooked to perfection, could have been forgiven for thinking that we were in a very upmarket restaurant in the heart of Sydney.

Very well priced and affordable, with the best chefs. Bon Appetit

3 months ago
5/5

Service: You guys made my proposal the most perfect it could have been, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for going the extra mile for us! We left Jack our last Australian dollars as we left the day after, but would love if you could pass on our sincerest thanks again!

Product: Amazing - the perfect cruise for the perfect night!

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Great evening. Our waiter (Guil?) was EXCELLENT and made the experience even better!

Product: Great experience - recommended (drinks package helped!)

3 months ago
5/5

Service: The meal was well prepared. I had the ravioli appetizer with the lamb shank and vegetables for my main course.The dessert was delicious, although I had to force down the Chocolate Roche as I was so full. The cruise of the harbour was beautiful.

We were also treated to a full moon rising behind The Bridge as we left Darling Harbour.

Product: It was a little pricey but worth the meal and the cruise.

3 months ago
4/5

Service: The food and waitress were great. Had a wonderful time although the singer was a little off key, but she warmed up at the end between Circular Quay to Darling Harbour. Will definitely do it again.

Product: Red, white wine and sparkling wine too expensive,

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Great experience, the view from our table, friendly staff

Product: As stated before a good experience

3 months ago
5/5

Very pleasant experience offering fantastic views of Sydney at night as well as a decent selection of food. First time I've ever done a dinner cruise and I enjoyed it immensely.

3 months ago
3/5

Service: Was a lovely smooth cruise.

However if I had known how old fashioned the interiors and 90% of the clientele where over 70 I would have booked a different cruise. I also had an issue with my salmon I sent it back and I happily received a near perfect salmon in its place.

Also the menu states if you write a review while on the boat you receive a prize. Not one member of staff knew what that was. Not helpful.

Would I book again? No.

Product: Over priced for what you are getting.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: My guests were blown away by the food, service and atmosphere. Many of them commented that the meals rivalled the best they had ever had.

We have recommended this widely and look forward to our next opportunity!

Product: Outstanding experience enjoyed by all

3 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff were very helpful and attentive. We felt the service was very personal and thoroughly enjoyed the dinner cruise.

Product: The dinner cruise was a great way to celebrate a special occasion.

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Food and service were great.My family had a great time celebrating my husband's birthday. Unfortunately the air conditioning was a bit too cold and I had to go outside to warm up.

Product: Great food and service. Air conditioning too cold.

3 months ago
5/5

Great cruise with lovely selection of food to choose from.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Service by the waitress was very good. Food tasted great and it was a very pleasant evening all round

Product: See above - whole experience was very goog

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Beautiful night we had.neat,clean,excellent service,delicious food,pleasent romantic environment.

Product: Good deal,paid extra for window seats.worth it

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Merveilleuse soirée, cuisine délicieuse, ambiance chaleureuse et bon service.

Nous avons adorés danser sur la piste,merci.

Si nous repassent sur Sydney, nous referons ce dîner croisière à coup sûr !

Product: Soirée fantastique

Très bonne cuisine

3 months ago
5/5

We had 19 immediate family on board for my wife and my combined 70th birthdays - 140 years in all. Nearly every grandchild has already mentioned that it was the best night of their life. The food was excellent as well. My two year old grandson, whose bedtime is 7 pm, boarded the boat at 7.30 pm , and we wondered how long he would last. To our surprise, he stayed dancing on the dance floor until the very end. I lost count of the number of people taking a video of him. He brings such delight to us all.

3 months ago
5/5

The trip was wonderful. It was my first time in Australia,and I thoroughly enjoyed the diner cruise.

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Great service. Friendly and prompt.

Product: Good communication. Quite pricey.

3 months ago
4/5

Service: A really lovely evening.... Great food, good entertainment... only suggestion would be to not just have slow songs, having some more upbeat ones would have rendered the cruise perfect....

Product: On the more expensive side, but a really enjoyable evening....

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent food and serivce with beautiful views

Product: great food and service with nice views

3 months ago
5/5

Service: What a great way to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. Our dinner cruise was perfect, from the moment we boarded the vessel, to being escorted to our table by the window (highly recommended), to being waited on by young enthusiastic staff. And to finish off a perfect night, champagne outside on the top deck with spectacular views of the worlds greatest Harbour City.

Thank you Captain Cook!

Product: Excellent value for money, the best Restaurant views of the Harbour in Sydney.

3 months ago
4/5

Service: No departure from Circular Quay was a big disappointment, effectively cutting the cruise by 30 minutes, and reducing the impact and excitement for my international guest of leaving from between two of Sydney's icons, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

We were served by a nice young lady who explained that she was learning, but after the initial courtesies and ordering our meal, it was very hard to get service.

The food was generally good, but I ordered the Lemon and Lime Tart for desert and found that the pastry was stale, I couldn't eat it. I informed the waitress when she cleared our plates, but got no acknowledgement, nor an apology.

Overall my guests enjoyed the cruise, but I felt the service was not up to the same level as I have experienced from you previously.

Product: The cost was relatively high and the service relatively average

3 months ago
5/5

Would definitely do it again. Service was wonderful and good fantastic. Thanks for a really great night.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: very nice meal

excellent staff and service

very comfortable

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Product: very nice meal

excellent staff and service

very comfortable

easy transaction

easy access, easy parking within a block

4 months ago
4/5

Good experience food only just warm otherwise very tasty.

4 months ago
4/5

Cruise and dinner were great. Staff also top class. All up we had a very enjoyable evening.

4 months ago
4/5

Australian day fireworks

Great night. Lots of space on the boat. Staff really lovey and great vantage spot for fireworks.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Great food and service. Had a really great night.

Product: Great food and service - had a great night.

Suggestion - perhaps offer free window seats to regulars?

4 months ago
5/5

Service: VERY good service, staff polite and we enjoyed the live entertainment.

Would recommend to others.

Product: GREAT MEAL VALUE AND A BEAUTIFULL HARBOUR TOUR

4 months ago
4/5

Service: The waiter was very good. He was polite and helped us chose a lovely wine.

Product: Brought a photo, was not that good but wanted something to remember the evening.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Great way to take in Sydney Harbour while enjoying excellent food in a very relaxed setting

Product: Good value for money, excellent menu

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service

Product: Great food but slightly expensive

4 months ago
2/5

Service: I thought that the cruise is overrated. I paid extra for a window seat, extra for drinks and then was only told that night that I was only allowed to have certain drinks with the extra fee.

Food was not great in quality. Feels like your at a 80's wedding reception. The singer on board sung love songs that put you to sleep. I personally expected better for what I payed. Captain cook cruises need to update with today's moving times as this industry is competitive in order to survive on a long term basis.

Just being honest.

Product: Overrated and expensive for what I paid. Quality of food poor.

4 months ago
3/5

it wasn't for us really. the service of staff was excellent, views wonderful, lovely ship, the food fairly good but not excellent. the entertainer seemed lovely but it was very dated for us. i think the whole experience needs to be more comtemporary for our age group (40 and 48). i think it would appeal more to tourists and older customers (which seemed to be the majority). it was a lovely evening but i think, given our time again we would choose to spend that amount of money of a fancy restaurant to celebrate a birthday.

4 months ago
4/5

The food is not good enough. The service is nice.

4 months ago
5/5

Excellent food and service , views around Sydney Harbour are second to none

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Great staff, enjoyable meal, great harbour experience

Product: Enjoyable night,professional service ,calm harbour

4 months ago
4/5

Service: I enjoyed the evening. Food was good and service was very good. The harbour is the star but a great way to enjoy the evening ambiance. I would recommend it.

Product: Very enjoyable and we were attended to straight away. The meal was good and the music was very nice. I enjoyed every minute if it.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: The cruise was so enjoyable! Beautiful dinner afloat Sydney Harbour!

Product: It was all lovely! I will be going again!

4 months ago
5/5

Service: staffs were amazing. best customer service ever.

Product: food was okay. we had to pay for soft drinks separately.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Easy to book and browse the different cruises available

Product: The cruise was amazing. I felt like a movie star

4 months ago
5/5

Excellent Service

4 months ago
5/5

Very good

4 months ago
4/5

Great night enjoyed by all very well looked after by our waitress very pleasant young lady.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Always a Good Night. Really enjoyed when the ship stopped to give us a good view of the Fireworks

Product: Good Night always. We do it a few times a year.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: From start to finish the service was flawless. Boat,sights,food we could fault nothing. We will be back.

Product: Our waitress was a pure delight and made us feel like we were the only ones on the cruise from the service she provided. I normally suffer from motion sickness but the cruise was such a delight I didn't have even a slight squirm. The sights from the boat were priceless.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: The booking staff was helpful but could have been a bit friendlier.

Product: The fact that you are out on the harbor is great but the food and entertainment were both terrible. The entertainer was an amateur at best (and off key) and we expected a better experience for the price we paid. The food was dry and flavorless. Save your money and do something else as this was not worth it!

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your review and we were very disappointed to read your comments. There was nothing reported to our Cruise Director on the night, which we encourage all our guest to discuss any issues with them at the time as these can always be amended immediately.We are very sorry we were not able to meet your expectations as this is one of our most popular and well rated cruise experiences.

We do value your feedback and thank you.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Pefect. Absolutely perfect! The service was more than excellent and we enjoyed every minute of the cruise! I will pass this experience onto others!

Product: Fantastic, the cruise was perfect

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Who could complain, food was great, entertainment great, service great, scenery, this is Sydney Harbour, best in the world. I'd reccomend this to anyone looking for a first rate night out in Sydney.

Product: Great food, value for money.

4 months ago
5/5

The beef fillet in the captains menu delicious. We have returned to the Captain Cook cruises for the beef fillet as well as the overall dining experience. Thank you CC.

4 months ago
5/5

excellent services, food is delicious and their live music is amazing

the atmosphere is superb.

4 months ago
4/5

It was a nice meal but a little bit small and not hot enough when it was served to us

5 months ago
3/5

Service: Had a great night but a bit disappointed in the welcome drink option, and as I don't drink sparkling wine I had to wait over 45 minutes to get a drink.

Staff very friendly but thought entertainment was a bit ordinary.

Product: Lovely to see the lights in the Harbour

5 months ago
5/5

It was an excellent experience. we enjoyed very much.

5 months ago
4/5

It was a beautiful experience. Well managed.

6 months ago
4/5

Really enjoyable evening

6 months ago
5/5

Dinner Cruise was excellent. Team on the boat made it a good night.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was excellent

Product: Food was fantastic had a brilliant night

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Young staff do need a bit more training - not their fault, inexperience and not shown e.g. pouring a wine straight into a glass without showing me the label - in case not the right wine, not offering the customer the choice of an itemised bill - small things. Your wait staff need looking after they are the front line of your service.

Product: Loved the cruise, excellent food, staff attentive and eager to please. Beautiful harbour views.

6 months ago
5/5

Fantasic night had by all our group food, band and staff were outstanding. The only complaint I could make is we boarded late and as we boarded from Darling Harbour we were last to get off boat and the bar closes 30 minutes prior to embarking this all did not go down well with my staff lucky I had a back up plan in Darling Harbour after Cruise apart from that all good.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was great

Product: We came back from the US after an excellent experience 2 years ago. Wife said if we are in Sydney we are doing it again! Even with the more favorable exchange rate it cost more but we didn't care. The food was disappointing and the "band" pretty lame. Service was great but never again.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your feedback and we were delighted to welcome you back again. We were disappointed to read your comment and as our menu and entertainment service and quality has been improved since you last travelled with us. We always encourage our clients to talk with our Cruise Directors on board if anything is not meeting your expectations and we are very sorry that you felt we did not deliver.

6 months ago
5/5

We had a fantastic time food beer & wine was great my 79 year old mother in law said it was the best night she had in a long time so thanks for that

6 months ago
5/5

Service: I chose Captain Cook for our trip to Sydney because I've used them in Perth and they've always been good. They didn't disappoint.

Product: Good quality food, good service. I've raved about it on Trip Advisor.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: brilliant evening we loved it!!! we will be back and recommend 100%

Product: brilliant evening we loved it!!! we will be back and recommend 100%

6 months ago
5/5

Even though it had rained, the city lights were beautiful. The entire crew was welcoming and truly wanted you to enjoy the evening.

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Casual.

Product: Good

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Well worth it

Staff courteous

Great sight Sydney harbour at night

Product: One meal was okay the other was anything startling

6 months ago
5/5

Service: The whole experience was fantastic. The food was a nice selection and delicious ,the service was pleasant . I couldn't of expected any more. Thank you we had a wonderful time.

Product: Loved the whole experience . Thank you

6 months ago
5/5

I spent a wonderful night with my mother and son, thank you..

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Well organised and friendly staff.

Product: Fantastic dinner cruise.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff were all friendly and attentive. As we were a large group of 30 we had great seating which was elevated. The music was okay but I think would have preferred a dj, even though the band was great! (please don't take that the wrong way!)

Product: The food was lovely! The servings were okay, though the speed was good. we weren't left hanging around too long for food and drinks.

Please thank them all for great service and a great night!

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent in all respects.

Product: Always brilliant!

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