Starlight Dinner


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

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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. More Info ...

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 SUNSET DINNER - Thoroughly enjoyed it.The cruise, food, and service could best be described as excellent. Bob & Judy, NSW

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82 % approval from 11 responses

2 days ago

Service: I presented tyhe tickeys to a friend and his wife and his comments were Ihad the best table on board and they had a great time.
Product: Because I had to go down and confirm with my credit card - I understand why but I had to make the trip (from Centreal station) although I was not going on boiard..

3 days ago

Service: More options of food
Product: Food not good enough and very less choices

5 days ago

Service: The more you spend the more options you have for meals. Champagne was free but I don’t drink alcohol. So, I ordered a ginger ale and was charged extra for it. Service was outstanding and staff were very friendly. The entertainment was amusing. Overall, pretty happy
Product: Ordered the salmon and it was VERY good! Quite surprised actually. Meals were well portioned and dessert was really good

1 week ago

Service: It was awesome ,food, view, staff
the service was quick and the boat very clean
Product: everything was just done with ease

1 week ago

Service: Yes and yes
Product: Very well done and decent service

1 week ago

Service: great service all night
Product: main meals a bit small

if you bulk amount of photos, you can't get a deal. We bought 10 photos - it cost $ would have been nice to get a package for $100

2 weeks ago

Service: The service was excellent from the time we boarded till we disembarked.
Product: Good but a bit expensive and limited meneu

3 weeks ago


3 weeks ago

To Caption Cook Cruises, the Starlight Dinner is was great and good opportunity to see the Australia Day fireworks. But had 4 items that were disappointing, first being the Sauvignon wine was not available and second was the 150 Lashes beer was not available either, which then was replaced with Little Creatures Pale Ale. It was disappointing to have ordered both and later to find out they weren't available, it had made it complicated with our international family who couldn't speak English. Third is the staff placing food on the sofa as place to temporarily store, it wasn't the best sight to see that our food is waiting on a sofa instead of somewhere more applicable like a dedicated table. Lastly was our wedding announcement done by the band was organised almost at the end that it wasn't worth to be announced, as most guests had left from the first departure stop. Could understand that the staff were quite busy and felt that the management by Caption Cook Cruises could have been better organised.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises:
Dear Customer, 

Thank you for your review of our Starlight Dinner Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt we were not able to meet your expectations regarding your drinks, food and service. Unfortunately, the variety of beer and wine stock is limited, however we always endeavour to substitute these products with the closest equivalent item when the need arises. 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 manager. We agree that the Starlight Dinner is great and provides fantastic views of the harbour. 

Once again thank you for your feedback. 

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service 
Captain Cook Cruises

3 weeks ago

very good service

1 month ago

Service: Excellent value for money. Staff attentive and helpful.
Product: Fantastic cruise in every way

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