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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.

Sydney Harbour 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.

Gold Lunch Series 
A new seasonal series of Gold Lunch cruises showcasing some of Australia's finest food and wine producers. Join us for the Spring Series with AQUA TONIC on Sunday 28 October hosted by Huon Aquaculture and Tyrrell's Wines.

Special or limited timetables operate on 25, 26 & 31 December, 26 January and selected special events.

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Grandparent's Day Lunch Cruises  28 Oct Visit the Grandparent's Day page for cruise options & bookings
Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise  06 Nov Visit the Melbourne Cup page for cruise options & bookings
Christmas Day Lunch Cruises 25 Dec Visit the Christmas Day page for cruise options & bookings
Boxing Day Lunch Cruises 26 Dec Visit the Boxing Day page for cruise options & bookings
Australia Day Lunch Cruises 26 Jan Visit the Australia Day page for cruise options & bookings

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January 26
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February 14
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December 25
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December 26
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May - June
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November
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May
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September
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March
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November - December
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Good Food Month
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May - November
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March
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March - June 
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March - April
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88 % approval from 179 responses

Date
Rating
1 day ago
4/5

Service: excellant
Product: Service was excellant, meal good

Review for Long Lunch

3 days ago
5/5

Service: Fit for a Queen
Product: Couldn't fault anything
The whole experience was marvelous
From the Master Chef onboard to All Staff, making our cruise very memorable

Review for Long Lunch

6 days ago
4/5

Beautiful harbour cruising - even on a rainy day - excellent food, friendly help for a person with mobility problems (2 flights of stairs ! ) wait staff most cordial ,but not too attentive to detail. The perfect place to see our harbour, thank you.

Review for Long Lunch

6 days ago
5/5

Service: Highly recommend.
Product: Delicious meal, and service.

Review for Long Lunch

6 days ago
5/5

The two young women who served our table were amazing. friendly and helpful throughout the cruise.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

7 days ago
5/5

From the moment on board our host V was good humoured and hospitable. The cruise was very comfortable, meal very good quality and the drinks flowed making this experience worth every cent. Brilliant Sydney!

Review for Long Lunch

7 days ago
5/5

Very enjoyable cruise, helpful and friendly staff. excellent qualiry and value 3 course lunch and wine.

Review for Long Lunch

7 days ago
4/5

Service: Excellent service provided by the staff. Friendly and approachable. They even waited an additional 5 mins so that one of the group members (who was delayed) was able to make it for the cruise on time.

The only area of improvement would be the choice for vegetarian options. The entrée and dessert was good, however the main was not very enjoyable. Maybe consider other options. Thank you
Product: Easy to book and great discounts provided for large groups

Review for Long Lunch

1 week ago
5/5

Yes & Yes

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Very friendly, helpful staff
Product: Good selection of food and plenty of it, coffee although available was not very good

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

1 week ago
4/5

I wanted to acknowledge Elmer (our waiter) for his kindness towards my mother who was struggling up the stairs. He came to her assistance unsolicited, demonstrating care and courtesy and helping an old lady feel respected. Thank you Elmer.

Review for Long Lunch

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: We experienced very efficient service on arrival and during the luncheon. The charm and warm greeting by our attendant during the lunch, especially her extra effort made by Mickie when she learnt that it was to celebrate my husband's birthday by creating a small cake from the dessert, complete with candle and brought to our table with 'Happy Birthday' song. This just completed the wonderful experience we enjoyed.
Product: The seafood, plus additional salads was excellent - fresh and nicely served.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Well organised. The food was great although we did run out of desert but it was replenished a bit later. The drinks were very expensive!
Product: The actual cruise and buffet lunch was good value, but the drinks were very expensive - $54 for 3 jugs of softdrink and about $55 for one bottle of wine.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: We had a wonderful time on the Captain Cook Cruise! Service was attentive with lots of friendly smiles.
Product: We thoroughly enjoyed the 2-course lunch - food was delicious!

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 weeks ago
5/5

It was awesome! The service was also great! Thank you!!!

Review for Long Lunch

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Excellent service and cruise,the buffet lunch was very good,food lovely and fresh,
Commentary was very informative,our overseas visitors really enjoyed their Sydney Harbour Cruise
Product: The food was fresh and well presented

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Amazing 6th wedding anniversary lunch cruise. Enjoyed the experience and the food!!
Product: Great 6th wedding anniversary lunch

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 weeks ago
5/5

It was a very relaxing afternoon. The food was delicious and l would have expected the same dish in a 5 star restaurant.
Great value! Wonderful views!

Review for Long Lunch

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: The staff were very attentive. The meal was wonderful. The location is of course first class!!
Product: Very good value and wonderful service.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The staff were excellent and looked after us for the 3 hours we were on board. Would recommend the trip to everyone.
Product: A few extra vegetables would have been nice.

Review for Long Lunch

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: service and food
Product: good food and friendly service

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 weeks ago
2/5

Ensure that the waiters don’t get the order wrong as he did with me on more than one occasion. If cooking beef tenderloin to a medium request, that it is cooked right through and not raw in the middle as was mine. I actually fainted and vomited my food because of my inability to digest the raw meat.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Long Lunch Cruise experience. 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 review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Great views, great food and great service! A very pleasure cruise!

Review for Gold Lunch Series

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: La comida ha sido excelente. Hubiese deseado tener más información sobre los beneficios de cada una de las opciones disponibles para el momento de la compra de los boletos.

Aún cuando he quedado muy satisfecho con la experiencia, en general, estoy muy seguro que de haber optado por el almuerzo en la parte superior de la embarcación, hubiese sido una experiencia aún más grata.
Product: Muy buena experiencia, pero hubiese deseado tener mayor información sobre las opciones disponibles al momento de comprar.

Review for Long Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: It was very relaxing and the service was perfect. Lovely staff that counldn't do enough for us...I have already booked 3 of us for Aqua Tonic...can't wait
Product: The meat was mouth watering

Review for Gold Lunch Series

3 weeks ago
2/5

Service: Disappointed...we have been on lots of Captain Cook cruises and have loved them. This cruise was well below par. Food was sloppy and cold even though we were one of the first tables to eat after leaving Darling Harbour Wharf. Staff were standing around chatting and looking totally fed up, no energy or engaging with customers. The ship looked very untidy, items thrown in corners and just general mess. There was no music or running commentary. I took my husband for his birthday as we have many times before for family celebrations ( Xmas, Mothersday, Easter and Vivid also), but I am sad to say we will probably not be returning after the sad and disappointing cruise we had on Sunday.
Product: Hot food was cold even though it was on the bain maree...Curry and chicken dishes were sloppy and unappetising.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Excellent experience at the Gold lunch with Tyrell’s wines. Great food, great service
Product: We had a great time . The food was particularly delicious and the serving staff were great.

Review for Gold Lunch Series

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: We celebrated my mum’s 70th on the boat for a seafood luncheon for 26 people. It was a wonderful experience. A little short time wise could of gone and extra 1/2 hour but the food and service was lovely. Thank you for allowing us to celebrate this special day with you.
Product: Food was lovely and plenty to go around.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Celebrating my mother’s 90th birthday - overall we had a great day, once we were on! The info on the website was a bit hard to follow and finding the actual wharf where the boat left could have been better communicated. We only just made it onto the boat in time.
Product: Celebrating my mother’s 90th birthday - overall we had a great day. Could have had a really awesome day!.

Review for Long Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: We staff were wonderful and at your service (not that we required much service).
Product: It was delicious, I feel one extra dish would of been great.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Excellent delicious food promptly delivered.
Very comfortable dining setting with great views from every angle.

Review for Long Lunch

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Enjoyed the cruise and service.
Product: Yummy food. Just need a better kids menu

Review for Long Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The staff were very pleasant and the service very good.
Product: Every one of the 21 meals served were enjoyed by all and in particular the steaks were very tender and cooked to everyones taste.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Perfect lunch cruise.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful, food was great, service superb and a fabulous view
Product: Greta, all went swimmingly

Review for Long Lunch

3 weeks ago
4/5

Food was good and service was good but lunch was rushed.

Review for Long Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Great experience, great staff, great boat, great food. Would definitely do again!
Product: Great experience, great staff, great boat, great food. Would definitely do again!

Review for Long Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

A wonderful way to spend a beautiful day on Sydney harbour.
The meal & wine were excellent.
Tony saw that one of our group had not touched their main beef dish and he arranged for it to be replaced by salmon, which was greatly appreciated.
Juliane our waiter was wonderful and supplied great service & her chats with our group were great
I rate this one of the best days out that I have had in a long time
10/10 for the day
Mike Foster

Review for Gold Lunch Series

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: I would recommend both the lunch and dinner cruises Excellent food & wine made all the better for the amazing staff on board.
Product: Booked online, quick easy process

Review for Gold Lunch Series

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The staff were very attentive without being intrusive. We could not fault our Long Lunch cruise with Captain Cook Cruises. From the food to the service it was a most enjoyable day. Thank you.
Product: It's great value for money.

Review for Long Lunch

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Service was exceptional, from welcome us onboard, during the cruise and when we left.
Product: Excellent service from start to finish

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The whole experience of the top deck luncheon was amazing - the delightful menu/food, the service, the environment and views and of course the beautiful and perfect weather on the day. This cruise was recommended by one of my sisters who experienced the same cruise 2 years ago. I would certainly recommend it to others. My daughter and I enjoyed an awesome few days in Sydney and this cruise was one of our highlights. The one thing I would recommend with the lunch is that tea or coffee be included as we paid extra. Thankyou so much Captain Cook Cruises.

Anne Dubois and Rani Baker.
Product: I have written all my comments in the previous box.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Staff were excellent, menu was great, cruise was fantastic, day was the best.
Product: It was a perfect day with good friends.

Review for Long Lunch

3 weeks ago
2/5

Service: Vegetarian options very limited
its 2 options, take it or leave it..
Product: Of course the cruise, harbor is great. Lunch is not the main inventive for cruise.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Top Deck Lunch Cruise. Our menu is listed on our website and we always encourage customers to view this to understand the inclusions on their selected cruise.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Top Deck Lunch

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Very easy to make and manage booking with responsive online and text updates.
Product: Lovely food, well presented and quite tasty. Had booked for buffet but was changed to Long Lunch by Captain Cook Cruises. This ok by us. Service was competent and will likely get better with increasingly experienced staff.

Review for Long Lunch

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: absolutely Awesome
Product: Great service great staff

Review for Long Lunch

4 weeks ago
2/5

Service: We didn’t like:
The beer was flat and warm.
The Champagne was Unpalatable.
The entree of ravioli was under cooked.
We did like:
The steak, it was good.
Product: We didn’t like:
The beer was flat and warm.
The Champagne was Unpalatable.
The entree of ravioli was under cooked.
We did like:
The steak, it was good.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Long Lunch Cruise. 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 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 review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

4 weeks ago
5/5

According to my passengers the cruise, meals and service could not be faulted, Well Done . Regards Washington Vinoles Mobile Manager Itravel

Review for Long Lunch

4 weeks ago
5/5

As a travel agent, i wanted to have an experience that showed me the sights and that I will be able to sell to my customers. This was by far the best option as it sves the travel and to include such a lovely lunch was a bonus. The no commentary was great also as I could sit back relax and take in the view. Many thanks for the experience.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

4 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Very good
Product: I appreciated the fact that due to my wife being unable to join the Cruise, the cost of her ticket was transferred to the Bar Tab. A splendid outcome.

Review for Long Lunch

4 weeks ago
2/5

Service: The visual experience was spectacular but the dining experience was underwhelming.The medium rare steak was overdone and quite dry.I commented about this to the lady who served us but there was no offer to rectify the situation.Her English was poor and she may not have understood.Cooking a steak is not rocket science and I am surprised that the task was beyond the so called chef.I thought that a coffee would be supplied in the cost of the meal.It was not.I received an instant coffee for $4.00.That's right...an instant coffee!If I was rating this on the food alone it would probably rate 1.5 stars.
Product: I already did.To summarise the medium rare steak was closer to well done and was dry and the coffee was an extra charge when it arrived was intant coffee not brewed.Also all staf should be able to communicate well in English.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Long Lunch Cruise experience. We can assure you the all of our hospitality and catering staff are all fluent in English and we employ a range of nationalities from many countries. 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 review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The service food and the whole experience was great
Product: The food we were served was delicious

Review for Top Deck Lunch

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Lovely seating with a large window. Friendly crew. Exceptional food over and above what was expected. Nice timing. Not too long. Very happy experience for a 60th birthday with a number of youngies.

kind regards
Brian Jepsen
Product: excellend food- over and above expectations

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Couldn’t find fault- staff, service & food was excellent. Would buy again & would certainly recommend to others for a special event.
Product: Everything was perfect - would buy again and recommend to others

Review for Long Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Personnel takes care of the passengers, meal was outstanding, boat was clean, the guide was very good, a marvelous experience for my wife and me
Product: We had an excellent lunch

Review for Long Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

The quality of the food was excellent as was the service. Very happy with the cruise.

Review for Long Lunch

1 month ago
4/5

Service: The food and trip was great but your head chef cracked up quite loud about a few different things one being people weren’t lining up right. We were only told go help yourself no directions were given that there is a proper way to leave me up.
Product: Food was lovely but don’t put ice on top of fresh seafood takes always the flavour

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: We bought the lunchtime cruise for Louise and Marty as a special gift for them, visiting from Adelaide for their birthdays. They were overwhelmed with the excellent service they received from all the friendly staff on board. We wanted to do something special for them considering they'd never been on a harbour cruise in Sydney before and the experience was everything we could have hoped for. They also appreciated the insights provided by the commentary and felt it was a great addition to their experience. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a great way to experience the beauty that Sydney has to offer.
Product: Decent value, our parents really enjoyed the food and remarked on the great quality of each course.

Review for Long Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Best best best. Food has really improved and its better than before. The service was greaaaaat.

Review for Long Lunch

1 month ago
1/5

Service: The service? You mainly service yourself at a buffet.
Product: It was all average food to me. Nothing stood out or was particularly special. The views were good... that’s it.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise experience. 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. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our catering manager.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

1 month ago
2/5

Service was poor. Had to ask for bread rolls and main course. We disembarked the boat an hour earlier as the experience was not enjoyable due to poor service.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Long Lunch Cruise experience. 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 review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

1 month ago
4/5

Service: overall pleasant experience though we would have wanted more mint brownies and it was not replenished.
Glad we availed of the Father's day promo
Product: expected more variety in food

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

1 month ago
4/5

Service: Nice meal, nice views, nice trip
Product: Nice meal. Nice location.

Review for Long Lunch

1 month ago
2/5

The buffet table was small for the amount of people on the cruise. The prawns were small & you could tell they had been frozen and defrosted as the quality of the prawns was poor for a ‘seafood buffet’. Service was good though & the staff were very friendly.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Whale Watching experience. We always monitor the weather forecasts so that our cruises can view the whales when the weather is at its best, but at sea the weather can change unexpectedly. This appears to be the case in this instance, and we apologise for this unexpected development in your cruise. We hope that our whale guarantee can fulfil your hope of viewing these incredible creatures.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

1 month ago
4/5

Service: Staff were okay
Product: Food was so so..paying for view not quality.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Seafood Buffet Lunch experience. We pride ourselves in the service we provide to all our customers and we are happy to read that you had a good experience in this regard. We can assure you that all our products are sourced and prepared fresh so we were disappointed to read that this was not up to your standards. Please be assured your comments have been forwarded to our catering manager.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: We had a lovely relaxing day cruising the harbour with excellent service and fabulous food when we purchased the long lunch option from the Captain Cook cruise website. Highly recommend!
Product: Lovely menu choices and perfectly presented

Review for Long Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: From my ticket purchase to our greeting on boarding to the beautiful food and friendly staff . It was an amazing afternoon.
Product: I did a phone booking with immediate email acknowledgment.
I also receive a very quick response to a special request .

Review for Long Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Attentive staff. Very polite and happy faces. This is now a go to for me. Nothing like a good meal by the window floating around our beautiful harbour. I grab a friend now and then when I want to indulge and very good value
Product: Very good staff and food. Enjoyed window table. Spoily outing

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

The seafood buffet luncheon cruise was perfect. It's not just for tourists, it's great for locals too. The food was delicious with a great selection and the service was professional, friendly and efficient. It's a lovely way to spend an afternoon sailing on the harbour.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Lovely staff and fillet was tender and cooked to perfection

Review for Long Lunch

1 month ago
2/5

Boat had strong engine fumes, which made sitting inside somewhat uncomfortable. lunch was nice. Staff were friendly.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Top Deck Lunch experience. We pride ourselves in the service we provide to all our customers and we are happy to read that you had a good experience in this regard. 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, so we’re glad that your lunch was to your standards. We apologise for the fuel fumes that permeated the rear end of the vessel in your experience. We do operate under strict environment controls for all our fuels used on our vessels, and like all vehicles using petroleum the fumes are funnelled via our exhaust.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Fabulous staff were great, one of best well done steaks I’ve ever had compliments to chef. View pretty awesome also.
Product: Lovely lunch was yummy thank you

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Long lunch menu was value for money - 3 courses X 3 choices is in line with Sheraton / Westin/ Intercontinental.
Staff attentive, efficient & courteous - went the extra yard not only for my wife's birthday ( sparkler on her desert & sang happy birthday to her) but also to the couples either side celebrating wedding anniversaries ( sparklers on both dessert & verbal congratulations).
As I am still recovering from pulling both hamstrings they could see my wife's concern about the 24 steps down the toilet. They took the effort to check on me , without my being aware, & then advised her I was OK.
Product: As indicated above the standard of the 3 courses X 3 choices was comparable to Sheraton/ Westin / Intercontinental main restaurants & at discounted $79 PP good value while the full price of $99 PP is of comparable value.

Review for Long Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Very enjoying cruise around Sydney Harbour - highly recommend
Product: Enjoyable lunch - very well done

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

1 month ago
4/5

I had to call to make a booking as the is no option for infants online. I was assured that I could have a highchair for my 8 month old only to be told that they only offer a booster seat which was far too small for her to reach the table.
Whilst this was unpleasant, the service we received was great. They offered to move our table due to a large rowdy group next to us and the food was superb. Despite a rocky start, the whole 3.5hr cruise was a lovely day out.

Review for Long Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful day absolutely will be recommending to all. Specially recommend the service it was fantastic.
Product: Excellent day and well worth the price. Would do it again without hesitation

Review for Long Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Service: They did everything very well. I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of taking a lunch cruise on Captain Cook cruise. God bless you all.
Product: all good and fresh and delicious

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Service: It was a great experience and I will recommend it to all my friends. However I’m still waiting for my complimentary birthday voucher which was included in the offer. When will I receive that?
Product: Best harbour in the world, great food, good service

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Service: We really enjoyed the 3 course meal and a lovely cruise around the harbour
Would recommend it to anyone
Cheers
Product: A great experience one for the memory bank!!

Review for Long Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Service: The Top Deck lunch is of the highest quality, staff are always friendly, the cruise itself shows Sydney Harbour at its finest and value for money is very good
Product: Good quality and selection served by friendly staff

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Great thing to do for sightseeing Sydney from the harbour areas..
Food was just Ok bit worth of having it with a reasonable paid price...
Product: Minimal varities but worth of selection based on the price paid...
Taste was acceptable...

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff were very friendly and obliging! The seats very comfortable and the food very nice! Views spectacular!
Product: Same as before! The staff, comfort, food were a very high standard! Views unbelievable!

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 months ago
4/5

Service: I would have given 5 stars except because of the train fiasco, i rang ahead as I didn't think my friend and would make it even though we managed to get a taxi from Turella train station it was touch and go. I asked the reception if they could still let my niece and husband board ( as they were over from Perth and i wanted to shout them the cruise )and if we didn't make it so be it that we would forfeit those fares. The answer I got was no even though i quoted the booking number etc. My email address was the same name as my credit card. I think in those circumstances with the rail network going down there could have been some understanding shown. We did make the cruise with a few minutes to spare and thoroughly enjoyed it as did my Niece and Husband.
Product: It's just always a wonderful way to see the harbour and enjoy a lovely lunch.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Good cruise. Enjoyed it. Staff we’re all good. Only negative was the barramundi was extremely over cooked. (Dry)
Other food was good.
Product: Barramundi was dry, over cooked

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Very friendly informative service. The wait staff explained the extra time on the cruise well which gave us the opportunity to have a rest before desert was served. Decaffinated coffee was found and served. We got some nice photos taken.
Product: Enjoyed the salmon. It was great to have a vegetarian option for our guests.

Review for Long Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Service: The ship was enormous, seating and views spectacular, staff so friendly and helpful, food was amazing! Would definitely recommend to anyone and would totally visit again.
Product: Amazing food, fresh and delicious and a great variety and selection

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Friendly staff made for a great experience
Product: Food was good and more than enough to satisfy any hunger

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 months ago
4/5

Service: My husband & I enjoyed seeing all the Sydney sights while enjoying a nice lunch on the harbour
Product: Reasonable priced lunch with a view. We got a good price due to winter offseason

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Fresh seafood. Friendly staff. Have been on this cruise twice and will definitely go again!
Product: Seafood variety and freshness!

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Service: I would definitely recommend Captain Cook cruises. We had a lovely day and found the staff outstanding. What a beautiful harbour to cruise around.

We did start out with a small problem where my daughter bought along an ice cream cake for my birthday and asked the staff to put it into the freezer. The cake was only put in the fridge and it melted. Your staff not only replaced our cake with another one but also gave us a free bottle of wine. And not only that we were given an extra trip around the harbour - just our little group on our own. We were more than impressed with the exceptional attention the staff on board provided us with. Every one left the boat so happy and loved the day. I don't think I have every been treated so well by staff anywhere. They were so lovely. Thanks again for a lovely day.
Product: A fantastic day with Captain Cook cruises on our beautiful harbour. Only one complaint the food does not cater enough for children. We had a 9 year old with us and not much appealed to him even though we'd paid a lot for his meal. We all thought there could have at least been fish and chips or chicken and chips or even pasta that appeals to children. Maybe worth looking into.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Have purchased long lunch tickets for my mother and I on line three times now and have had no issues . The on line discount is also a bonus, food delicious - so thanks.
Product: Experience & Price are both great

Review for Long Lunch

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Service was good,plenty of food but the seafood was poor quality.
Product: Poor quality, too expensive

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Seafood Buffet Lunch experience. We pride ourselves in the service we provide to all our customers and we are happy to read that you had a good experience in this regard. We can assure you that all our products are sourced and prepared fresh so we were disappointed to read that this was not up to your standards.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

The crew could not have been more attentive and helpful. We loved the glass of whisky with sparklers to celebrate my husband's birthday, The seafood was plentiful and fresh. All in all a very enjoyable day.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Our long lunch was FANTASTIC, the food & service was great, best Stakes we have had in Australia in the last 10 years, the whole cruise from start to finish was perfect, we will do it again and recommend the cruise to all our friends.
Product: Fantastic Sydney 2000 cruiser, followed by the food & staff, making it a wonderful day out.

Review for Long Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Service: The lady who helped serve us during our cruise was fabulous!! Forgot her name but she was lovely!
Product: It was good although I was dealt with by a few representatives & sometimes had to repeat myself because the last person had no idea what I was querying.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

me and my 2 teenage girls loved it. we are planning to come back with the whole family and will be taking this cruise again, food was amazing , it was great experience and would recommened this

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Magnificent boat; great views; good service and terrific food.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

Punctual, nice food, good service, window seats and did well in catering for my group.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
2/5

Service: The service staff were friendly and helpful. The quality of the seafood buffet was very ordinary, quite disappointed.
Product: Small seafood and very little choice.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Seafood Buffet experience. We were delighted to read that you found the service staff to be friendly and helpful. 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 and we were disappointed to read that this was not up to your standard.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Wonderful staff, thank you for a great day.

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Great Service, great VFM, really helpful - made for an excellent experience.
Every Guest loved it!
Product: Great Food, Service and location! Very well looked after (especially Vivienne)

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

The food was nice, but I felt like because I rode alone, the wait staff didn’t pay as much attention to me. I also thought the music (80s hits) didn’t match the vibe of the cruise and was a little obnoxious. The views were nice and I liked that rode past places multiple times so I could get plenty of pictures.

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Vivienne our was wonderful and entertained our grandchildren and provided excellent service to our family.
Product: Food was nice although serving adult size food to our grandchildren was a waste.

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
2/5

Service: Very tasty seafood buffet BUT windows need washing please?
Product: Very high price.

rude customers (group) around without their manners

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Seafood Buffet experience. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our wonderful seafood buffet. Our windows are cleaned thoroughly and regularly, however the salt water can sometimes make the windows appear otherwise. We believe our pricing to be equal to any contemporary dining establishment in Sydney. If you experience any negative behaviour from other customers, we encourage customers to talk to the Cruise Director as he/she can address the issue immediately.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

The food, service and music were all good and the view was fantastic!

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

Service: It was fantastic experience, friendly staff very helpful
Product: Great way to have lunch and explore Sydney water

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

Service: The staff was very helpful and engaging. The restaurant was clean and the food was excellent. When we travel to Sydney next we will book again.
Product: The food was excellent. Wi down seating is essential to take photos of the harbor. Staff was very friendly.

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: I am unsure of the lady's name who served our table but she went above and beyond to accomodate our group of 10 people for my mums 60th birthday. I can't fault any of the staff on the day please pass on my thanks to your team for making our day better than we could have imagined. We will definitely be back! Thanks again
Chris
Product: Food portions were a good size and the main meal steak was unbelievable

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Good service, good environment and a pleasant journey

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

Service: The meal was excellent, but the service was a bit slow. Some of the staff were hard to understand.
A wonderful way to spend an afternoon on the world's best harbour
Product: A good choice, and the meal was cooked perfectly. The steak was very tender, and the lemon and lime tart really finished off the meal

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

Service: We have been on this cruise at least four times now and have always enjoyed it very much .the only problem I could say we had was we would have liked a window seat and was told that we couldn't and yet there where tables at the window with no one at them also one waitress said she would organise our drinks and we are still waiting for her. luckily for us there was a lovely young man who helped us .yes we will go on the cruise again and yes we will be recommending it to others
Product: Beautiful enjoyed every bite

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
2/5

Service: Lack of directions getting on board
Windows in dining area dirty hampering view of harbour
The prawns on buffet were old and below par
Product: The prawns were very average

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise. Our windows are cleaned thoroughly and regularly, however the salt water can sometimes make the windows appear otherwise. We can also assure you that all our food is sourced and prepared fresh.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

we had a marvoulous day, thank you

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Great experience thank you!
Product: Very nice yummy thanks.....

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent
Product: Good and make sense with the service

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Staff were very helpful and polite. Food was delicious.
Unfortunately we had to go up and down 2 flights of stairs to get to the toilets. They were crowded and filthy. i advised a staff member so hopefully this was dealt with promptly.
Product: Excellent food and service.

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Presentation and service was excellent

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Great service, excellent food. Thumbs up!

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: It was absolutely fantastic, and would do it again tomorrow.
Product: The whole experience was great

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Restaurant service is very good
Product: Rather small servings not quite enough for a man

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Best experience to view the harbour.
Product: The plating was topnotch and service was supperb.

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Staff were very friendly & their service was great. Meals were delicious, perfectly cooked. Also liked the photo idea.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: The wait staff were very attentive
Product: Food quality was excellent

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 months ago
2/5

The view was fantastic and the waitress that serves was very friendly.
The food was average.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Top Deck Lunch Cruise. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed the service and views on your cruise. 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 that this wasn’t the case on this occasion and please be assured your comments have been forwarded to our catering manager for review. 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.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything was perfect except I would have liked commentary on the top floor.
Product: The meal was perfect, also catered for a fussy eater.

Review for Long Lunch

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Friendly staff, on time, lovely meal, good service.
Product: Meal was really great, good presentation, very tasty

Review for Long Lunch

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Staff were very pleasent
Product: relaxed and peaceful time

Review for Long Lunch

4 months ago
2/5

We booked the steak and lobster dinner cruise. Was disappointed that the lobster was cold and not tender at all. Steak over cooked. Not worth the price we paid.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Sunset Steak and Lobster Cruise. 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 that this wasn’t the case on this occasion and please be assured your comments have been forwarded to our catering manager for review.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

4 months ago
5/5

Great service, the commentary was good and seaffod buffet w

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

4 months ago
4/5

FOOD AND SERVICE VERY GOOD.PERHAPS CRUISE COULD HAVE GONE FURTHER DOWN THE HARBOUR INSTEAD ON DOING 2 LAPS.

Review for Long Lunch

4 months ago
4/5

Service: What they did wrong.

Communication, MINUS ONE.
Tired to organise a birthday cake, seemed impossible, as no communication back from answer phone, and COMPLETE INABILITY to talk to anyone.

Food better than expected.

Shuffle between pick up and drop offs, longer and more than expected, but not a complaint Reality I guess.
Product: iN ADVANCE 100 PERCENT TOO LONG, ESPECIALLY AS BOAT HALF EMPTY, ON OUR LEVEL.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruise experience. 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 disappointing to receive. We always try to communicate with our customers as effectively and efficiently as possible. We apologise that this wasn’t the case on this occasion. Please be assured your comments have been forwarded to our hospitality manager for review.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

4 months ago
2/5

Service: Service is OK. I booked a seafood buffet but didn't really meet our expectation of a seafood buffet. It's like a normal buffet in a 2-3 star hotel with seafood on the side.... The duration seems to be a bit short considering guests need to eat and see the views. We were mostly rushing up and rushing down.... Overall, it is good for a one-time experience.
Product: Not the seafoos buffet I was expecting. And the little seafood that was there don't taste very good.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality – so we’re very disappointed that you felt this was not the case on this occasion. Please be assured your comments have been forwarded to our catering manager for review. Our Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise operates for 1 hour and 30 minutes. If customers would prefer a longer duration of cruising, then we also offer a variety of dinner cruises that cruise for a duration of 2 hours and 30 mins, to 3 hours and 30 mins.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

4 months ago
2/5

Service: Should have some entertainment in place
Photographer should tell the customer that their will be a cost of photo before taking the photos.
Product: Food was okay, served very quickly

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Long Lunch Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt the entertainment and photography wasn’t to your standards. Selected cruises offer entertainment; however, the design of the Long Lunch Cruise is focused on a conversational ambience and the stunning setting. We outsource photographers as an additional optional courtesy for customers who may want a memento to remember their time on the harbour.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

4 months ago
5/5

Great friendly service & good food

Review for Top Deck Lunch

4 months ago
4/5

Staff was well presented and always helpful as required. I was happy 😊 with the meal and well presented.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

4 months ago
4/5

Service: only 2 choices of dessert and cheeses and very small
Product: very small dessert and cheees

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

4 months ago
4/5

Service: 친절한 서비스 그리고 런치 크루즈 좋았 습니다
Product: 조금더 다양한 요리가 있었으면 좋았을 것입니다

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Great
Product: Great steak no cheese available

Review for Long Lunch

4 months ago
4/5

Although we booked a LONG LUNCH, we had completed our meal and been given our drinks bill by the end of the first round. We got the feeling that they wanted us off the boat then, rather than provide service for the second round.

Review for Long Lunch

4 months ago
2/5

Service: Good, but has been better in the past.
Product: Has been better in the past.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Top Deck Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt the cruise wasn’t to your standards. 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.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

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