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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Below are the normal departure details. Special timetables operate on selected date.

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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

^Timetable changes - Special Events

  • 25 January 2018
    • Cruise departs Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1 only. Disembark Circular Quay or Darling Harbour
  • Australia Day 26 January 2018
    • Cruise departs and returns Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1 only (no Circular Quay option)

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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 CHRISTMAS LUNCH - Congratulations on an excellent luncheon. My family and myself enjoyed the day immensely. Denise Gilbank

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93 % approval from 15 responses

6 days ago

Service: Amazing and such friendly staff great food
Product: Amazing great food and great service

6 days ago

Service: Our hostess was very friendly professional & knowledgeable about menu & drinks available which made our night even more enjoyable
Product: We were given a dinner cruise as a xmas gift & it was very enjoyable

7 days ago

Overall the experience was wonderful. The only bad thing I would say is that the food was a bit rushed and it came out a bit to quickly but our seats are what we paid for and the views were spectacular.

1 week ago

Service: Very inventive service and a beautiful way to capture nice pictures with the opera house and the harbour bridge. The meal was also nice and filling.
Product: Filling and well cooked. Enjoyed it.

1 week ago

Service was good

1 week ago

The waitress was nice but not organized and slow. She forgot to take the antree dishes before serving the main. Also the main course was disappointing a it had arrived cold and The salmon taste not fresh.

1 week ago

Food quality and options could be improved on.

1 week ago

Service: Very enjoyable and pleasant experience - my husband and I had a great time. No complains!
Product: It was more or less what we expected and are satisfied with our purchase overall.

2 weeks ago

Service: We had a party of 15 and were upgraded to a private table. It was a wonderful experience and the staff was very attentive and pleasant.
Product: We had a beautiful night. Food was worth the price and service was very good.

2 weeks ago

From booking to the end of the cruise, the service is great

2 weeks ago

They provided excellent customer service throughout the evening.
Yes I would buy another cruise again.

2 weeks ago

Service: Good food. Excellent attentive service.
Product: Good food and service . Wonderful views.

2 weeks ago

Service: The dinner cruise was fabulous. The food wasn’t great - the pumpkin and quinoa salad was really sweet
And the salmon was very over cooked. We paid for the “premium” drinks package which wasn’y Premium it was at best country pub house wine.
Being on the Harbour was wonderful - the table was lovely and the view was awesome.
Product: The view and cruise and table were
Fabulous. The food was very average the quinoa and pumpkin salad was really sweet and my salmon was so over cooked it was awful.
The premium drinks package we piurchased was hardly premium. It was very disappointing.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, 

Thank you for the review of your Starlight Dinner Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We can assure you that the wines we serve are from a premium range and are stored suitably for an appropriate duration. We show our wine list on our website to allow customers an insight into which wines are offered per package. 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. We agree being on the wonderful Sydney harbour is a fantastic experience with amazing views.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service 
Captain Cook Cruises

2 weeks ago

Service: Very pleasant and enjoyable evening, everyone had great time, the service and food were excellent, and of course stunning views!

Thank you
Product: Very easy booking process.
We needed to change a group of 14 from a 5pm to 7:30pm cruise, and the reservation team was great about it an very helpful!

1 month ago

Service: Service was excellent, staff worked hard. Food was reasonable, but overall I thought it was expensive for what we got.
Product: Service was excellent but overall over priced.
Harbour was beautiful

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, 

Thank you for your recent review of your Starlight Dinner Cruise. We were pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the service provided. We believe that the Starlight  Dining offers exceptional value for money.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

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