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 BUFFET LUNCH - So worth it! The food was delicious and the service was fabulous. Kudos to Edward who was attentive and very kind. I will be happy to recommend to anyone looking for a Harbour Cruise. Maisie

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90 % approval from 10 responses

2 days ago

Service was friendly and efficient. Views were spectacular. The ship itself was a joy to be on.

6 days ago

The service was excellent, on arrival, at the table and an overall pleasant experience.

1 week ago

Service: The cruise was more than we expected, the food was great, the staff super friendly, and the views amazing! Is totally worth the money!
Product: Really easy thru the web page

1 week ago

Service: Organizzazione molto buona. A volte non chiara per questione di comprensione della lingua, ma sono comunque tutti molto disponibili ad aiutare
Product: Abbiamo passato una splendida serata anche se il servizio era troppo veloce per questioni di tempo

2 weeks ago

Service was good. Our server did not speak great English. The food was marginal, but great views and good company.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for the review of your Starlight Dinner Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are disappointed to read that we did not meet your expectations with our food and service. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director or our hospitality staff on board if they have any concerns, especially regarding food & beverage as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. We can assure you that all of our hospitality and catering staff are fluent in English and we have employ a range of staff form many different countries and nationalities. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the end product – so please be assured that your comments have been noted.

Once again, we apologise for not meeting your expectations.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

2 weeks ago

Service: Last nights Starlight dinner cruise crew were nothing short of AMAZING. The customer service which my guests and I were offered was extraorinary. I myself, have been employed in customer service roles for over 45 years and I must say that I was absolutey IMPRESSED. It makes me feel sooo proud that I am working for such a WONDERFUL Company. Thank you sooo much "Captain Cook Cruises"!!
Product: Outstanding experience. Extremely impressive customer service, lovely food and great entertainment. Certainly a night to remember. Thank you sooo much "Captain Cook Cruises"!!

2 weeks ago

Service: Service was very good, and the complementary champaign on arrival was a class touch. However, waiter staff could improve by filling up table water and providing a drinks menu, both of which I had to go out of my way to get
Product: Very glad I made this purchase, had a wonderful night. However the prices were slightly more than reasonable.

4 weeks 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..

4 weeks ago

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

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 the food variety on your cruise. 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 manager. 

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,   
Head of Customer Service   
Captain Cook Cruises

1 month 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

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