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 - Just wanted to say how much our group enjoyed the Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise. We really appreciated the delicious food and the excellent service by the staff. We also enjoyed the interesting commentary, even though many of us have lived in Sydney a long time, I'm sure we all learned something new! The fact that it was a fabulous summer day was icing on the cake.  Sue, NSW

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78 % approval from 9 responses

4 days ago

Good service, but no high chair for my little one. Food was basic and now choise for vegetarian...

4 days ago

Good Service. Thanks

2 weeks ago

Service: Great service
Product: The price was right and service excellent.Staff on the night of cruise was very approachable and friendly.Dinner was served on time entertainment was great.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customers,

Thank you for your recent review of our Starlight Dinner Cruise. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed the entertainment, service and food on your cruise. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the end product – so your review for this is very satisfying to receive. Your comments are very much appreciated by all our hospitality and catering staff and a copy of your email has been forwarded onto their department managers. We are sure they will value the positive feedback too. We agree that this fantastic cruise is a wonderful way to experience and capture Sydney’s magnificent harbour.

Once again thank you for your feedback and recommendation.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

2 weeks ago

Average service, average food, and a little over priced.

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, value and service on your cruise. We believe our pricing to be equal to any contemporary dining establishment in Sydney. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality. We continually monitor all aspects of the production chain including receipt, storage, distribution, cooking and presentation to ensure a top quality and consistent product is presented to our guests. We apologise if you felt this was not the case on this occasion. We can assure you that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient service. 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.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service  
Captain Cook Cruises

3 weeks ago

Service: The service was brilliant
Product: The was good but I thought we were having the shell and steak but that is ok because we still enjoyed ourselves

3 weeks ago

Service: The Starlight Dinner Cruise provided spectacular views of Sydney Harbour at night while enjoying a delicious meal. It was a truly memorable evening.
Product: The on-line ordering process was quick and simple.

4 weeks ago

Meal was great. Hospitality was first rate. We were disappointed that sun was set before we got on cruise as it was late by 10 min or so. Very clear night so really enjoyed the city at night.

4 weeks ago

Service: We had a little stressful situation as the girl at the check in told us that kids meal aren't available on this cruise. We were surprise as we called to be sure they will be available. But everything in the boat was perfect and we had kids meal.
Product: Just perfect. We did it with our 3 kids and they enjoy it as much as us.

1 month ago

Service: A group of 15 came from Dubbo to see a production at Riverside Theatre. Everything abnout the trip was excellent and the Captain Cook Cruise finished off the perfect trip. Food was perfect, The Polish singer had a lovely voice, Your staff I couldn't fault. The ship did not feel like it was even going, the weather perfect. What else could you ask for.
Product: I feel the experience could not be improved

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