Gold Penfolds Dinner


  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2*
  • Priority boarding & welcome reception
     - available for Circular Quay departures
  • 6 course degustation dining
  • Gold seating and live music
  • Penfolds gold selection of bin & vintage wines to accompany each course
  • House spirits, local & imported beers, liqueur coffee & soft drinks
  • Million dollar views

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

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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

^Timetable changes - Special Events 

  • 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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First impressions count. When only the best will do the Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise will impress from the first moment until the last. Enjoy priority boarding and welcome reception on the top deck, upper deck Gold seating, live music, six-course degustation dining and Penfolds gold selection of private bin and vintage wines to complement each course. All set the spectacular backdrop of Sydney by night aboard your prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000.

Also available Platinum Penfolds Grange Dinner    Platinum Dinner

From the moment our Gold dinner guests arrive they become the most important people in the world. Rarely does an evening pass without a young couple becoming engaged, a grown family gathers to celebrate a golden anniversary, company directors meet in a social setting or an international dignitary experiences Sydney at its very best. But our favourite guests are the quiet couples of non-descript ages or backgrounds who come just to spend time with each other.

Enjoy priority boarding, sparkling wine under a starry sky (constellation Crux is a must see for any visitor from the northern hemisphere), gold restaurant seating with views, the sultry entertainment of our lounge singer or live band, a six course tasting menu all accompanied by Penfolds gold selection of bin and vintage Australian wines or spirits if you prefer.

*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? We regret special diets cannot be catered for on the Penfolds Gold or Penfolds Platinum dinner cruises. Please refer to our Captains Dinner

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YOUR SAY CAPTAINS DINNER - Thank you for a great night. The service was fantastic, food & entertainment great, & views breathtaking. Ann & Darren

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100 % approval from 13 responses

2 days ago

Service: We had a fantastic meal, service was attentive and considerate. The live music was well suited to the atmosphere and the musicians were talented. The weather was perfect and we got the Valentine's day experience of a lifetime.
Product: I think for the time we had on board, the quality of the food and wines it was fairly priced.

2 days ago

Mika was really nice to us and very polite

3 days ago

Service: Our Sydney Harbour dinner cruise was amazing!!! The service was exceptional and the staff went above and beyond to be attentive, kind and informative all evening. We had a wonderful time aboard and was a wonderful way to finish our holiday in Sydney.
Product: The food was great and the wines were so well matched. We were left feeling very full and satisfied!

3 days ago

This was the most amazing experience And I would recommend this to everyone.

3 days ago

Everything went excellent.
Service: Mika was outstanding
Food: delicate and delicious every single dish
Wine: superb the whole range
Environment: great music, We really enjoyed the piano

3 days ago

The weather played ball and sailing around the harbour with all the sites was absolutely fantastic.

The service was even better than last year, attention to detail was on point and the entertainment was excellent.

It's the second time we've booked this Valentines Penfold's cruise and I can say it won't be the last.

1 week ago

I greatly enjoyed the cruise. Well organised. Professional helpful staff. No waiting for anything. Acknowledged my wife's birthday which greatly please her. I would recommend it.

1 week ago

Excellent food and service

1 week ago

An excellent evening, attentive staff, good food and the wines linked to the courses were very enjoyable.

2 weeks ago

Service: The service was excellent. Nadia was a great host
Product: Simple and easy to purchase, but left with a little confusion over where to board. A quick phone call sorted everything.

2 weeks ago

Top night out. Great food , free flowing drinks and wine and attentive staff with a sense of humor not to mention the stunning scenery passing by.

2 weeks ago

Service: Gold Dinner cruise - Excellent service from Juliane and the rest of the staff involved. Delicious food and generous servings of wine. Great ambiance. Wonderful Experience.
Product: Easy to purchase tickets over the internet. Destination was easy to find at Circular Quay.

3 weeks ago

Service: Penfolds wine was amazing, food was delicious, views were spectacular, waiter was such a dude (he definitely added to the whole experience). We just wish it went a bit longer and we had time between courses to go up on deck to take in more of the views
Product: Wine and food was great! Our friend doesnt eat seafood so possible could make other options available
Plenty of food! We were all so so full

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