Gold Penfolds Dinner

Inclusions

  • 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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Timetable

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 SUNSET DINNER -You really cant beat the experience cruising along the harbour with a glass of wine taking in the million dollar views. Anonymous, QLD

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Rating
2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Yes, the food was great, and it was paired with beautiful wines. Enjoyed cruising around the harbour with magnificent veiws.

Product: I little bit expensive, but great service.

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Great service and very friendly staff

Product: Great service and staff were very friendly, food was great

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Our waitress, Veronika, was amazing. She was so fun, and courteous, and attended to our every need. She even arranged a little extra gnocchi for myself and my party because that is our favorite dish on your cruise.

This was our third time taking the gold penfold's dinner cruise, and I have to say it's the best yet, and that's solely because of Veronika.

In addition to being impressed by Veronika, the lounge singer for the evening was much better than the one we had the previous two times we took this cruise. I really enjoyed her performance!

Product: Our waitress, Veronika, was amazing. She was so fun, and courteous, and attended to our every need. She even arranged a little extra gnocchi for myself and my party because that is our favorite dish on your cruise.

This was our third time taking the gold penfold's dinner cruise, and I have to say it's the best yet, and that's solely because of Veronika.

In addition to being impressed by Veronika, the lounge singer for the evening was much better than the one we had the previous two times we took this cruise. I really enjoyed her performance!

1 month ago
5/5

Service: They were helpful friendly and approachable

Product: Was more than I expected.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Great service and excellent live music. We are repeater for Gold dinner cruise. We always enjoy the experience.

Product: Harbour is always beautiful and really enjoyed the live music. Ideal dinner for special occasions.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Awesome! Just Awesome! Sushma, our waitress was the best! The Meal was great!

Product: Sushma was GREAT! The meal was great! The wine was awesome!

2 months ago
5/5

The whole experience was magnificent and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The young girl that looked after us was terrific.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Great meal and experience

Product: Great meal and experience

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Lovely experience, went for the gold ticket to get priority boarding and it was so smooth and just a really lovely time. Staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. Staff knowledge of wine selection was commendable.

Product: So great, priority boarding, canapes on the top deck, window to look out of, and treated like very special guests. Thank you for putting the sparkler in hubby's dessert for his birthday - extra special touch.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: It's awsome experience with nice clerks.

Good mood and requested wine makes me & my wife happy.

Product: Valuable experience.

excellent!

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Our Penfold Dinner Cruise was a delight. Delicious food, accompanied by excellent wine selections. Service was exceptional!

To improve the experience, 30 minutes should be added to the cruise time. The experience would be enhanced by cruising more of the harbor.

Product: Good value. excellent job of pairing the wine selections with each course.

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Really great cruise, although it was a bit delayed in starting. Excellent food, and the matching wines were lovely. Some of the other passengers were a bit irritating but there isn't much that can be done about that.

Product: Great dinner cruise, fantastic food

3 months ago
4/5

Service: 素晴らしいスタッフ、美味しいデイナー、極上のワイン。

このクルージングのチョイスは間違いなかったと思います。

最後に少しだけ残念だったのは、締めのコーヒーが間に合わなかった事かな?

機会があれば、また乗船してみたいと思いますね。

Product: パーフェクト!!

この一言に尽きますよ。

窓越しの風景、美味しいデイナー、極上のワイン。

これ以外には、誉め言葉が見当たりませんね。

3 months ago
3/5

This was our fourth cruise doing the Captains Gold Dinner Cruise and while it is typically one of our 'must do' experiences in Sydney, on this occasion it was let down in a couple of areas. Firstly. I'd like to point out that the food, wine and dinner service were excellent, no problem at all there. The issues for me were that for the second time in a row, the cruise boarded ~1/2 hour late with people then jostling to get on board whether you had priority boarding or not. This came down to there being no real system or signage to deal with it. The next thing that was a bit off was that we were sat next to a large group that included small children. Normally this wouldn't bother me at a typical family restaurant but when you're paying top dollar for an intimate evening with a candle lit degustation dinner, some soft romantic music and a cruise on Sydney harbour, I have to say it didn't do much to enhance the atmosphere. Lastly, I couldn't help noticing a couple of your male staff members openly leering and making what I'm sure they thought were private comments to each other at some of the younger female passengers as we disembarked at Circular Quay. I made sure they knew I wasn't impressed and they quickly scurried back inside. Would I do it again? Probably, but it needs a bit of polish to get it back to standard.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Had a guest from England , and we were impressed with the service and friendliness.

The staff were attentive to our needs.

Service with a smile .

The food was excellent . Our guest was very impressed.

We do the cruise at least twice a year particularly with overseas visitors.

Excellent evening.

Thank you

Product: Easy way to book and get prompt confirmation.

Thank you

3 months ago
5/5

Excellent food, wine and service.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: I personally comment our server on the cruse. She is a great asset to your business. She premeditated all of our needs at the time with a great smile and personality.

Product: Great Food, Great Atmosphere

3 months ago
5/5

Service: From the moment we stepped on board we had friendly and attentive service. The food was delicious and we greatly enjoyed the matching wines. A perfect experience!

Product: Not a cheap experience but very enjoyable and recommended for a special occasion.

3 months ago
5/5

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

3 months ago
5/5

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!

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Service top notch

Food was great and diverse

Views and vessel was amazing

Product: Food , service and views

Great value

3 months ago
5/5

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!

3 months ago
5/5

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

4 months ago
3/5

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

4 months ago
5/5

The onboard staff were excellent in helping to adjust the menu to allow for my wife's food allergies and intolerances.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic experience, great service, lovely food, wonderful wines and beautiful views.

Product: Wines perfectly matched with the food. Unhurried service, paying attention to the diners wants. Very friendly staff who took the time to have a chat and give their honest impressions.

4 months ago
5/5

A magical experience. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the drinks kept flowing. 5 stars

4 months ago
5/5

Service: We had an overseas visitor with us we were all impressed with the way we were greeted and the wait staff made you feel a million dollars thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. the only criticism if you could organise the canapés to be brought around a bit sooner would be even better another half hour would also make a big difference

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Product: We enjoyed it but thought the window seating should be included in the price the only criticism wish the windows had been cleaned only takes a hose with clean water,

4 months ago
5/5

very enjoyable cruise staff were excellent friendly helpful

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Great service and beutiful people

Product: Great food and selection of food

4 months ago
4/5

The cruise we had is late on that day,next time please be more on time

4 months ago
5/5

Excellent service and friendly staff.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was excellent! Professionally presented courses with good wine pairing made this a wonderful evening for my family. Definitely recommend the Gold level.

Product: Definitely recommend this level. Best value and service is great.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Had a fabulous time, the food & service was great. Had the gold Penfolds cruise, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. All 6 courses were delicious. Thanks for a great night.

Product: Was a great night, and the food was good too. The staff were exceptional with their service.

6 months ago
5/5

The entire cruise was hugely enjoyable from start to finish. the service was great. the boat was great. everything was perfect. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Our server was wonderful and also helped us in choosing other sites to see in Sydney as it was our first time in Australia.

Product: We are so glad we chose this cruise. The Sky Deck pictures and night time Opera House pictures are incredible, and the food was quite good as well.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: One of the most amazing places I have ever been to. Definitely will be coming back.

Product: The food and drinks were all just so tasty and amazing. Great job

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Cruise was fantastic. Service top class.

Product: Food and matching wines great. Very well presented also.

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