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There isn't another harbour in the world to rival Sydney's beauty and vibrancy. A lunch cruise is the best way to combine million dollar harbour views with spectacular dining. Choose from our range of buffet and a la carte dining options, group special event or sightseeing cruises ...

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See our full range of lunch cruises including:-

Long Lunch
Is there anything better than an invitation to a long lunch with good company, great water views and sensational cuisine? Weekends are fantastic but its even more indulgent during the week.

Top Deck Lunch
Created for the locals, this cruise is an exceptional 360 degree waterfront restaurant experience. The menu is premium a la carte and served on the top of three restaurant decks with the best views in Sydney.

Seafood Buffet Lunch
Sydney, seafood, sightseeing & sunshine. All set on the world's most beautiful harbour and in a casual and relaxed atmosphere aboard Sydney's most impressive cruise ship.

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Australia Day Lunch Cruises 26Jan17 $149pp Visit the Australia Day page for details
Seniors Festival Cruises 03-12Mar17 $25pp Visit the Seniors Festival page for details

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84 % approval from 50 responses

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Rating
28 minutes ago
4/5

I have taken overseas visitors on CC cruises numerous times over the years because I think that there is no better way to see the harbour.

In the past we have been unable to fault the food in the buffet lunch but on our latest cruise we found some of the food not quite up to the usual standards. The sweet chilli chicken was nearly cold and was very bland, the prawns were quite dirty. We also found used dishes piling up on the table.

These are only minor issues and certainly would not deter me from going on future CC harbour cruises when we are hosting visitors.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

19 hours ago
4/5

Service: Great

Product: Overall a good seafood buffet cruise, nice experience, nice boat, good service, on-board commentary was just ok, seafood could have been better as some tasted like it was from the freezer

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 day ago
5/5

The seafood buffet lunch cruise was a wonderfully relaxed way to enjoy Sydney harbor and a fine lunch. The food, views, and narrative were all great. I would do it again.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

3 days ago
5/5

Service: Food was great, service was very good and staff friendly. The commentary given was very interesting. Would certainly recommend it to friends.

Product: As said previously, the Long Lunch Cruise experience was enjoyed greatly.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 days ago
5/5

Service: this was an excellent experience, my partner and I were looking for something special we could enjoy together, this exceeded our expectations :)

Product: good food, nice range and plenty of food

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

3 days ago
4/5

The food was excellent, and the cruise interesting. As it was a long lunch it could have been served a bit slower. And there could have been some information on the table of the cruise sites eg Kirribilli House etc.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 days ago
5/5

Service: From the time of arrival at the wharf the service received from the staff on board was excellent. The lass (MIHO) who looked after us throughout our long lunch was a credit and a asset to Captain Cook Cruises.

Product: The long lunches we enjoyed on board went a long way to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary and our first meeting 67yrs ago. We could not have asked for a better venue.THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
5/5

Service: Friendly efficient staff

Product: The standard lunch would have been sufficient on this occasion

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
4/5

Service: Good cruise however meal felt very rushed. Staff friendly and attentitive.

Product: Tea and coffee should be included when you purchase the bar package.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
5/5

Honestly, my husband and I were very impressed with the service, the food and wine and the overall experience. We had the table service, long lunch and It was a delicious and relaxing afternoon. Couldn't rate it higher, thank you.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
4/5

Enjoyable. Really valued the running commentary; it would have been good to have had a quiet area downstairs for those who really wanted to hear the guided recording as it can get fairly loud with everyone talking around the food tables. Tea and coffee was probably the only thing that let the food side of things down.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
2/5

We paid for bar service - wine was free (I did not want that) but had to pay for sparkling mineral water and coffee - ripped off!

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
1/5

Service: Cancelation fees even 7 days before event ridiculous. $20.00 per ticket fee. So i will not recommend that service.

Product: Nice customer service. Friendly staff members

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
4/5

Service: Service was slow to start with as the waiters each had a number of tables to get drink and food orders and we waited about 25 minutes for drinks.

Product: long lunchers were rushed to suit the shorter time smorgasbord guests downstairs!

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
4/5

The quality of food needs to be improved. Other than that, it was good.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
4/5

The food and service was excellent. Our waitress Amy (Japanese girl) was very friendly and attentive. The only negative was the ladies toilets, which were extremely dirty.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
4/5

Good service, happy workers

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
4/5

I was a good experience , but there is always a room for improvement

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
3/5

Service: Service was average.

Product: Seafood wasn't great for a seafood cruise... calamari was like rubber. Service was alright. Fruit salad had old watermelon in it... Sorry, wouldn't go again or recommend unless it was cheaper.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Had a great time food was very good. Wine a little expensive

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
4/5

Service: The food wasn't the best but the experience was good and great opportunity to enjoy Sydney harbour.

Product: Expensive for the food quality.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
3/5

Service: Dined a la carte, requested a few extra bread rolls. Do you think we got them. We paid for the open bar for seven people and it was very hard to get drink service.

Product: Portion size could be a lot better due to what it cost.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Lovely big boat nicely airconditioned, great choice and taste of food for sit down 3 course lunch, attentive and friendly waiters and as we chose the drinks package we were sufficiently served alcohol as required. And as a birthday cruise I asked if the staff would sing happy birthday which they did with a sparkler in the dessert.

Product: It was like being in a fancy restaurant but with the bonus of sailing the Sydney harbour. Great food and service

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: We had a wonderful time. Good food and wine, good weather - a great opportunity to show an overseas visitor the harbour at its best.

Product: Very nice food with options of seafood or meat dishes. However, a little high on price, but we were on holiday so it didn't matter.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Good experience

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: We had a fantastic time - food was beautiful the service was great and the location was perfect.

Product: Perfect - the lunch was excellent

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
4/5

Service: Was good but our waitress forgot to bring my husbands beer and other customers were offered additional bread rolls and we were not offered extra despite paying for the long lunch.

Product: Good but the waiter forgot to bring drinks we ordered.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Great cruise - nice mix of food - professional, friendly staff

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Excellect experience

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Good food good service

Product: The price to hight , if I buy the full price

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Beautiful day on the best harbour in the world. We caught up with friends which we hadn't seen in a long time. Food was delicious and the staff outstanding. A great day was had by all.

Product: Great day. Awesome cruise and attentive staff. The food was delicious.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: We've had your long lunches before. As in the past service excellent, food & beverages excellent, great seating on the best harbour anywhere and great value

Product: We've been on your long lunch cruises before. As previously excellent service, food and beverages. Top seating on our beautiful harbour

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Easy boarding, friendly staff. Photography person was annoying

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
3/5

I thought the length of the cruise was not long enough. We boarded at King street wharf and was told once we sat down that we could go up and start the buffet which I did not like because we were not even moving yet By the time we ate we were back and did not get at least an hour to relax and take in the vvviewvvview. about an

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
2/5

The view was great but the glass that my drink came in was very dirty and I still had to pay for it. And the meal took ages to come. At the end we where told to go else where because they where setting up for dinner. Wouldn't do it agin.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful experience, attentive, unobtrusive, polite and helpful staff. Commentator extremely informative. Food was very tasty and plentiful. Seeing the commencement of Sydney to Hobart race was an added bonus.

Product: Good food, plenty of it. Very tasty.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
4/5

A lovely cruise, food average, no discount when two people could not come due to illness.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
1/5

Service: It was not family friendly, kids could not eat anything... staff was cold and unwelcoming

Product: Buffet was not enough... only 3 dishes... and lines to get the food

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Everything was lovely, and my family from Scotland enjoyed it. Was a little bit hard for my mother (she's 87) to climb all of those stairs to the top deck but she did get there in the end. Maybe a suggestion I have is putting in a chair lift to help with people with a disability as I know there will be other people with more mobility issues than my mother.

Product: The food was lovely and came out quite quickly, the only thing was we had to pay for coffee/tea and I thought it would have been in the price of the dinner. Didn't mind that the other drinks had to be purchased.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: The food,service and cruise were awesome a little disappointed with the price that we paid for our 4 yr old grandsons for what he received,in general though we had a lovely time and this is our family's special New Year's Day event.

Product: It was really good look forward to our next one.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Very good experience, food great, staff polite and prompt, despite bad weather, my gf and I loved every moment of this Lunch cruise and will be trying a dinner cruise asap!

Product: The price is about right. You get what you pay for, quality!

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: myself and party enjoyed the cruise and the dining experience and the crew did a fine job a great day was had by all thankyou

Product: excellent rating booking online was very easy

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: We had an overseas relative with us and we thoroughly enjoyed showing off our harbour in such a lovely way. The meal was wonderful.

Product: Great way to share a lovely meal and show off the harbour to overseas guest.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

2 weeks ago
2/5

Staff, cruise, food great. Would like to settle in before lunch is served with a couple of champagnes then a break between courses so we can enjoy a different wine with each course. Felt rushed & spoiled the great trip. This was my 4th & last. thanks

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your feedback on our long lunch and we were delighted to welcome you back on board and to read that you found the staff, food and cruise great. We are disappointed to read that you found the service too rushed as our hospitality staff can always be asked to meet your requirements form your group.

We do look forward to welcoming you back on board in the future.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Food was good and the harbour was good pity about the weather

Product: Good selection and food was fresh

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

4 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Well served when arrived, including seating, drinks and curtious staff.

Product: Food was generally good and plentifull except squids were totally horrible, taste like it has been recycled a thousand times.This was the only bad quality, the rest were good.

I suggest that sea food needs to taste fresh, especially the crabs. If its not fresh it not worth eating.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Exceptional service by the staff and food was erfect

Product: Great value for money and a perfect day

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Staff are friendly & helpful efficient & fast polite

Product: Plenty of time to enjoy lunch while taking in the beautiful view

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 month ago
4/5

Service: Service was excellent, and all of our wait staff were very attentive.

There was only one negative, and that was that there were no restroom facilities on the deck we were on for lunch , and we had to go down two decks to access toilet facilities

Product: Good value for money, good food and great service

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 month ago
5/5

We had a fantastic time. The food was excellent but the drink service at times was a little slow. We would definitely come back. Thanks.

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