Gold Penfolds Dinner

Inclusions

  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2*
  • Priority boarding
  • Welcome reception (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 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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94 % approval from 33 responses

Date
Rating
22 hours ago
5/5

Service: Amazing
Product: Efficient,tasty,professional

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

1 day ago
5/5

Service: The crew made us feel welcome and special guests.
Product: Wines were awesome and each course was yummy

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

1 day ago
5/5

Service: Absolutely fantastic food, wine, service and environment, from the music to the port it was a fabulous experience. Obviously the vivid experience was AMAZING!! Cant think of a better way to experience the show!

Thanks you for a great evening!
Product: Fantastic. see previous comment.

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

1 day ago
5/5

Service: The total experience was excellent. We would do this again.
Food, wine and service were all excellent.
Our server (Edwin) I think was his name was absolutely wonderful and all praise goes to him.
We had South Australuan visitors and they were totally impressed by the entire experience.
Well done to all the crew and team.
Looking forward to next year.
Product: Refer to above comment.
Ian not best photographer but my husband and son' girlfriend have some brilliant photos. Sorry.

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

1 day ago
4/5

Service: quitely charming
Product: while the mnagement response was fantastic, the actual wine selection was extremely poor. The meal in itself was adequate but not impressive

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

3 days ago
5/5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, the staff were warm, friendly and efficient. The meal first class and the accompanying wines were suitably matched to all of the courses.
We appreciated the music and it added to the whole experience.

We look forward to our next cruise with your company.

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

3 days ago
5/5

Service: Vert friendly & efficient staff, first class service, great food & wine.
Product: See information described on previous comments.

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service, friendly staff and great food....value for money
Product: Excellent service, friendly staff....value for money

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

1 week ago
5/5

Service: From the very start to the completion of the cruise, the enthusiastic service, entertainment and attention to detail was absolutely first class.
Product: A culinary delight that was perfectly matched with some superb Penfolds wine.

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

1 week ago
5/5

Service: The food was brilliant & the service faultless. We had a really wonderful evening & would recommend it to anyone.
Product: We all thought the food was very good & the service excellent. It certainly wasn’t cheap, but it surpassed our expectations.

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

1 week ago
5/5

Service: I would most certainly would recommend this cruise to friends and family. The service we received was excellent!
Product: This was wonderful! Excellent service the best views!

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Fabulous experience, felt special from the moment we boarded. Food was restaurant quality and service impeccable.
Product: Great wines paired beautifully with the meal

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

1 week ago
3/5

Service: We were on the Penfolds cruise in 2017 and found the atmosphere was so much better. We also had a band which was great because we could get up to dance. This year we only had 20 people in total and a piano was all the entertainment we had. I would have preferred to pay less and be down stairs. The staff, however and the meals were amazing.
Product: Food and wines were awesome.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Gold Dinner Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt the atmosphere wasn’t to your standards. Our cruise times are listed on our website for complete transparency for our customers and we follow this as closely as possible. We apologise if you felt this was not the case on this occasion.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

1 week ago
5/5

Service: We absolutely loved the Dinner and Cruise. The service was excellent! All staff were very friendly. We celebrated our 5 year anniversary and it was lovely. The food was amazing and the pianist played a very nice selection of music. Thank you!
Product: It was amazing! It went beyond our expectations!

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

2 weeks ago
5/5

Excellent service et repas tout à fait délicieux. Je recommande cette belle expérience sur le Captain Cook Cruises.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Very good services from pier to pier.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Captain Cook Cruises's fully delivered on our promised experience. Only nuisance was the fact that the e-ticket, for our online and very early booking for the dinner cruise, advised contradictory boarding locations. We had to telephone your office for clarification.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Excellent experience and service and staff exceptional.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Kelly was a wonderful help and quick to anticipate what we wanted and the whole experience was lovey.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: We love the service and thr wine selection
Product: As above worth the price in my opinion

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: As we decided to do Vivid cruise only 2 days prior, there wasnt much avialable, the Captain cook Gold Penfolds dinner and drinks cruise package was avialable, however at a price that was out of our price range. But we booked anyway ( i'll have to work harder this week) we are so glad we did. On arrival we were greeted with a glass of champaigne and lots of welcomes from the waiting staff. Dinner was 5 coarse degostation meal, with different wines (Penfolds) to complement each coarse. Midway though dinner we were told to go up on the top deck to view the Vivid light show. Spectacular. Not crowded, very peiceful and just amazing. We finished our meals and more wine (im a beer drinker) there was plenty of beer avialable too. Easy music fabulous view, food and wine to perfection, we cruised our beautiful harbour for an hour before our evening ended. Over 3 hours of pleasure. Highly recommend. Cheers Gav and Julie
Product: Unbeleivable, everything was perfect.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Everyone I spoke with by phone and in person at two different counters were extremely polite, kind and courteous. On board we were greeted warmly and handed a glass of champagne. Our waitperson, a darling woman named Bella, was unusually attentive and friendly. We toured Sydney Harbor at night during Vivid and it was breathtaking! Oh, and the food and wine selections were perfect! We had live music and we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and we were announced and given a special dessert. So very nice!
Product: Fabulous experience! A great way to see the Vivid light shows.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Very courteous and helpful service from the time before we even boarded the cruise . The seating , meals , service and entertainment ( 2 man band ) alone was fabulous enough , let alone cruising while VIVID was on . Fantastic and memorable night.
Product: superb seating , meals , service and entertainment by 2 man band

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Very friendly, efficient wait staff. Welcome crew most supportive to mobility challenged geriatric. The stairs to top deck were a challenge, but we wanted table service. Great for friends of 40 years to catch up.
Product: The need to go down and up stairs to toilets during cruise for mobility challenged.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Service was excellent. Could not have had a better experience. Kelly and Joanne looked after us very well.
Product: The experience was amazing. The food was exceptional, the wine Divine and the service impeccable. You MUST do this! Especially for Vivid. I'll do it again!

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Very professional.
Product: Very nice evening, but a bit pricey.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Gold Dinner Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt the food 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. 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 Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: We both had a fabulous time on the Gold Dinner Cruise, on Tuesday 29th May. This was a special surprise for my wife, and as far as I am concerned it went off without a hitch. The food was superb, and incredibly well presented. Our waitress Arina, always arrived promptly with the Penfolds wine that had been selected to match the current course. I had called the previous day to check if lamb was being served, a meat both of us don't eat, and to ask if our beef course could be cooked well. When the steak arrived it was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. Although I had paid the extra $50 to guarantee a window table, unfortunately, the weather clouded over we didn't see the moon come up over the Opera House. However, our view of the buildings lit up for "Vivid" more than made up for this. All in all a great time was had by wife and I, and something I've been telling our friends and family about.
Product: Highly recommended for that special intimate evening meal on the harbour.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The staff couldn't do enough for you...nothing too much trouble and always with a smile. Food and wine really good for a dinner cruise.
Product: Great value for money and exceptional service

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
3/5

Service: We thoroughly enjoyed the actual cruise however our disappointment in the communication of the departure point cannot be expressed enough. With each document sent providing different advice as to the departure point, actual package purchased and other things, we nearly missed the departure, having to dart from circular Quay to King St Wharf.
GET IT RIGHT - ALL DOCUMENTS NEED TO BE ACCURATE
Product: great way to see Vivid
Food and wine nice

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Gold Dinner Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt the cruise itinerary wasn’t communicated effectively. Thank you for your recent review of our Captains Dinner Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt the cruise itinerary of your cruise wasn’t clear and that communication of this wasn’t to your standards. Unfortunately wharf access is limited at Circular Quay due to Vivid Sydney. We have endeavoured to communicate this via our website showing departure points for your cruise date: https://www.captaincook.com.au/sydney-harbour-cruises/dinner-cruises/captains-club-dinner/?date=28/05/2018&adults=1&children=0. In addition to this, we have implemented an A-frame detailing this information outside our ticketing office at Circular Quay, as well as a recorded message on our phone lines.

Once again thank you for your feedback and we apologise for this inconvenience.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Product: The whole night was very enjoyable from the start to the finish. Never felt over crowded. Food and wine was great, and the band was good.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

We were more than presently surprised with the quality of the food and drink, the service and the overall decor of the vessel.

Would definitely consider another dinner cruise when visiting Sydney.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

1 month ago
4/5

I loved the food and the service. The band was good and view couldn't be better.wine was also nice.

Review for Gold Dinner Cruise

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Our party had the most wonderful time at my 70th Birthday Celebration ! The Degustation Menu was outstanding as were the matching wines ! Our waiter Elmer was wonderful and very very attentive and such a pleasant man... thank you Elmer for making our cruise so very enjoyable !! The lady singer was exceptional too and we had so much fun dancing !
So a huge thank you to Captain Cook Cruises and all those involved for making my Birthday a night to remember !!
Product: 5 Gold Star in a class of its own !!!!

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