Starlight Dinner


  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2*
  • 3 course Contemporary Australian dining
  • Million dollar views
  • Reserved seating

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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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Dine on Sydney’s most prestigious cruise ship at a great value price enjoying three-course Contemporary Australian dining, accompanied by the spectacular vista of Sydney by night.

Sydney Harbour is the heart of Sydney, enjoyed by both locals and visitors from all cultures and backgrounds. "MV Sydney 2000" was designed with this in mind. The ship's features include three restaurant decks, five private dining rooms, cocktail areas on every deck plus a 360-degree open Star Deck on the top of the vessel. A hint for the romantic movie buffs - the bow of the vessel is also usually accessible to passengers. 

Up to five different dining and entertainment options can operate independently on the vessel on any given night. The Starlight Dinner package is the entry level dinner option at a great price. With this package, you could be seated on a deck without entertainment or be upgraded free to one with. No matter where you are seated you will enjoy the same quality contemporary Australian cuisine and access to the Star Deck.

If you like this cruise you may also like the Captains Dinner which includes a more comprehensive menu, guaranteed live band and dancing. The Captains Dinner bar package also includes a comprehensive selection of Australian wines and imported ales.

*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.

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy

Special Diet? Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice - Contact Us

Dress: We recommend Smart Casual

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YOUR SAY NEW YEARS EVE - I would like to compliment all your staff on New Year's Eve for the outstanding service aboard your Captain Cook III. Helen Talbot

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88 % approval from 16 responses

2 days ago

The wait staff/service was very helpful and polite. The food was very good (salmon was a little overcooked). The cruise entertainment was very friendly annaccomodating to the larger groups. The views were wonderful.

2 days ago

good food - great service, gorgeous harbour views - I would highly recommend!

2 days ago

Service: Our group were celebrating a 50th birthday and we were delighted to be upgraded from the starlight dinner to the captain's dinner. Great atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food.

Product: Great atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food

1 week ago

Service: Excellent food. Very pleasant entertainment and good service.

Product: Experience was enjoyed by our visitors from Sweden.

2 weeks ago

The dinner cruise was well organised, the food was good and the entertainment pleasing. Staff were attentive, pleasant and efficient.

2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening, food was great and entertainment exceptional. Would recommend this evening for anyone visiting Sydney the lights were beautiful

2 weeks ago

Service was on board was so good! The live bad was phenomenal as well! We booked for the Starlight Dinner. We also got window seats with no extra charge. Really enjoyed the experience and the food was great as well. Thank you for a good time.

1 month ago

Service: The food was only mediocre (a single dull cold roll, decent salad and an OK main course). In my case the chicken was dry. On its own, I would spend more than $15 on such a meal. Also, when doing a night cruise, you should dim the lights. There was too much light reflection from the inside and it detracted from the view noticeably. Other than that, the cruise was conducted efficiently with no disruptions and was bout the right length.

Product: See previous comments in part one.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us! 
We're very sorry to hear about your experiences. Usually we get great feedback on our Starlight Dinner Cruises and we're sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience with the food. Our cruises usually dim the lights after picking up all the passengers around 7:30 pm so our guests can enjoy the cruise. 
We really appreciate you taking the time to write to us and will keep all of your comments in mind.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

2 months ago

Service: Our waitress was friendly, attentive and provided great service

Product: Really appreciated the upgrade. Great night!

4 months ago

Service: Nice Staff , polite and helpful. A bit regret of not having purchased the window seats. The meal was good, but not as good as expected. There were not enough of meat choices. Overall. it is a very great experience.

Product: Nice Staff , polite and helpful. A bit regret of not having purchased the window seats. The meal was good, but not as good as expected. There were not enough of meat choices. Overall. it is a very great experience.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Wong, 

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you had a great experience on the Starlight Dinner Cruise and that you found the staff polite and helpful. We agree that the food is good and we try to give as many options as possible to cater for a variety of customer tastes. 

Once again thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Services
Captain Cook Cruises

5 months ago

Service: Excellent service for our large group.

Product: Excellent service for our large group.

5 months ago

Service: The staff were friendly and attentive. We received our meals in good time and drinks were always topped up well.

Product: The cruise was lovely and the food nice

5 months ago

Service: Good service ad great view! Will back again!

Product: What you pay is what you get! Great value of price and we get eat service!

5 months ago

The staff was attentive and helpful.

5 months ago

Food great but facilities werent

6 months ago

Service: We have had good experience in lunch time cruises with you however the dinner cruise was terrible

Food was very disappointing and poor

Worse dinner we have had whilst dinning out

Staff great I would not recommend this evening event to anyone at all

Product: Worst ever for a dinner cruise

We were all extremely disappointed

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your recent feedback from your starlight and we are very concerned with your comments as nothing was reported to our Cruise Director or catering staff on the night of your dinner cruise. Our Starlight cruise rates very well for product delivery and service and as such to enable us to follow up with you would you be able to detail your concerns back to email at [email protected] and we will reply as soon as we have investigated your comments.

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