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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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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First impressions count. When only the best will do this cruise will impress from the first moment until the last. Every Gold Penfolds Dinner guest is the most important person in the world to us, and before you depart you'll know its true ...

Also available Platinum Penfolds Grange Dinner    Platinum Dinner

When I am asked about the Gold Penfolds Dinner I respond with the Admiral's favourite dinner table question. "When was the last time you blew out your birthday candles and wished for something for yourself?".

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 as the Captain, my favourite guests are the quiet couples of non-descript ages or backgrounds who come just to spend time with each other.

From the moment our Gold Penfolds Dinner guests arrive they become the most important people in the world. 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 only comparable to my seat in the Bridge directly above, the sultry entertainment of our lounge singer or live band, a six course tasting menu featuring all my favourite Australian specialties 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 TOPDECK LUNCH - We had a wonderful time on the top deck a la carte cruise. Beautiful day. Great service, lovely waitress and beautiful food. Amanda

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83 % approval from 6 responses

5 days ago

Service: Fantastic night, amazing service and the menu was Devine! For a group of 8 it was a great night. Would definitely recommend and would definitely do again!

Product: Great menu and service! Loved the entire experience

1 week ago

Service: My wife ended out honeymoon with a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbor, it was a perfect ending to the trip. The staff was friendly, piano player played a variety of music at acceptable levels, the food was fantastic and the views were incredible.

Product: Well worth the money for the extra level of service and a far less crowded cabin!

1 week ago

Service: Service top notch

Food was great and diverse

Views and vessel was amazing

Product: Food , service and views

Great value

2 weeks ago

Service: A great evening, the food and wines were excellent as was the service. The musician that played throughout the evening was very easy on the ear, appropriate tunes and pitched at a volume suitable for the occasion. We felt as though we were special first time guests even though this was our second dining cruise and all of our requests were met with a smile and positive attitude. Special thanks to Karizza who really liked after us. Will definitely book again on our next visit to Sydney.

Product: Great value for money, a harbour cruise, entertainment, superb food, wines and service in a well priced package, what's not to like!

2 weeks ago

Excellent food, wine and service. Great views around the harbour.

3 weeks ago

Service: very good experience. I ordered 6 courses dinner cruise, however, I only had 5 course. Other than that, everything was perfect. I saw the opera house in red light.

Product: Very good. Plan to come again

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