Long Lunch

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  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000*
  • 3 course Contemporary Australian a la carte dining
  • Main Harbour sights
  • Million dollar views 

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Departs  Circular Quay Wharf No.6 Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
 Daily 12.30pm. Disembark 3.45pm 12noon. Disembark 3.30pm

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In a setting as beautiful as Sydney Harbour, there really is no excuse for anything other than a long lunch. Indulge in three-course a la carte dining, upper deck seating on the superb MV Sydney 2000 and views that easily rival every other harbour in the world. You’re worth it!

Everyone deserves a long lunch and lovely as this. The menu is a la carte offering a superb selection Contemporary Australian cuisine. The seafood selection is always popular, as is the melt in the mouth beef or lamb and desserts the kids will love from the first taste to the last crumb. The wine selection features some of Australia’s best-known labels, plus a small selection of outstanding international wines and liqueurs.

Cruise aboard Sydney’s most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000, seated on the upper restaurant deck with million dollar views. For 360-degree viewing venture to very top of the vessel and enjoy the sunshine as you cruise the most spectacular parts of the main harbour.

A special Childrens Menu is available when pre-ordered - Contact Us

Dress: We recommend Smart Casual

*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.

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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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Rating
1 week ago
4/5

Beautiful day, food was fantastic - good choices, staff very friendly and professional. only down side was the commentary - hit and miss - appeared to have some issues with the audio. We had relatives out from England for the first time and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would recommend the Long lunch to family and friends.

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Most enjoyable cruise.The crew were fantastic.The service staff were very friendly and attentive.They catered for every need and went well beyond to make our cruise memorable.

Product: The cruise was fantastic.Very good value for money.The food was delicious and the drinks were well priced.The meal was served quickly which gave us plenty of time to view the beautiful sights of Sydney on the deck.

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Very attentive

Product: Good value for money

Good menu

2 weeks ago
5/5

We had a very nice experience long lunch while cruising the Sydney harbour,the weather wasn't great but the food certainly was good and both steaks were cooked perfectly .the Staff were helpful and finding where to join the cruise was easy thankyou for a wonderful day

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Our service lady are excellent service to us. So appreciated.

Product: Glad to buy it on special price

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Melanie,

Thank you for the review of your Long Lunch Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are pleased to read that you found the staff excellent and that you enjoyed your cruise. We agree to say it is of good value for money.

Once again thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Booked on line, very easy and collected tickets from harbour office

Product: We had a very enjoyable lunchtime cruise around Sydney harbour, with both my wife and I being pleasantly surprised and delighted with the quality of our three course meal, most enjoyable, together with excellent service, it was our last full day in Australia and a fitting end to our tour !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Booking service very easy ... crew onboard good & meal very nice. All had a very enjoyable day on our beautiful harbour.

Product: No complaints from ease of booking service to the boat itself & very nice meal. A special day on the harbour.

1 month ago
4/5

Food and service was great. 5 star (could not be better)

Harbor cruise was good (great view) but a slightly longer cruise would have been appreciated

Toilets were not clean.

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Enjoyable experience! The meal was great & exceeded expectations. The staff were very professional and helpful.

Product: Wonderful experience. Food was great & staff were very professional. Lovely long 3 hour cruise.

1 month ago
5/5

Service: our waitress vivi was outstanding we have been on a previous cruise at xmas and she looked after us then cannot speak more highly of her skills and service

Product: great except fot he cardanay

1 month ago
4/5

Service: I will recommend to others. Enjoyable lunch.

Photographs taken have no details of the cruise. (Too close up)

Product: Enjoyed the cruise. Good service

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer, 

Thank you for your review of the Long Lunch cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are pleased to know that you would recommend us and that you found the service at your expectations.

Once again thank you or your review and your recommendation, it is appreciated.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

1 month ago
4/5

Service: There were 18 of us , onboard to celebrate a 60th birthday. From the time of boarding, the service we experienced was excellent. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble to accommodate us. Food was great and the meals that were supposed to be hot, were!!.

To top it off the weather was perfect.

This was my third long lunch and would highly recommend it.

I would definitely do it again and those that had joined us agreed

Product: It was very easy to book this lunch and emails confirmed booking so there was no misunderstandings

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Anne Crabb,

Thank you for your review for your Long Lunch Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your party with us and that the service met your expectations. As you know, we strive to provide the best customer service from booking all the way to the end product. We agree to say it is a fantastic way to celebrate special occasions.

Once again thank you or your review and your recommendation, it is appreciated.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

1 month ago
4/5

I feel the cruise would be better if it went more towards the heads and less time around the Darling Harbour. We boarded at 12:30 and effectively where back at Circular Quay at 2:45, when we expected a 3:30 end time.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Christopher,

Thank you for your review for your Long Lunch Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are disappointed to read that we did not meet your expectations as we normally receive good feedback on those senses. Our Long Lunch cruises depart from Darling Harbour at 12pm and from Circular Quay at 12.30pm and returns  at  3:30pm in Darling Harbour, or  at  3:45pm in Circular Quay. The route advertised goes from Darling Harbour up to Shark Island and back. We always encourage our clients to discuss with our cruise director should they have any questions relating to our timings.

Once again thank you and we apologise.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Great customer service from beginning to end. Prompt responses to queries. Willingness to meet all requests .. nothing seemed too much trouble. Well looked after on the day.

Product: Lovely meal and fabulous venue. Good value for money .. and an unbeatable setting.

1 month ago
5/5

Service: The service at the cruise was amazing. I took my family and visiting relatives on a Long Lunch cruise on the 5th of July - without realising that my actual booking was for the 6th!! We were greated at the door by Miho, the staff member, and although there seemed to be a confusion about my booking, she seated us at the table with a smile with no delay. It was only some time later that we looked at the date on our tickets and realised our mistake. We were very impressed by the courteous service.

The catering at the cruise was flawless and the food delicious.

Product: A Long Lunch cruise is a fantastic way to see Sydney Harbour. It offers enough time for a beautiful lunch and enjoying the views from the deck afterwards. The vessel is very comfortable and spacious.

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Was an easy booking process and a great Luncheon for our family.

Product: A fabulous day out for our family

2 months ago
5/5

Service: I have been on many Captain Cook Lunch cruises. The service on my last cruise was perfect. The hard faced, no smile woman in the ticked office was the only exception. On board, everything was wonderful as usual. I love these lunch cruises.

Product: A lovely meal - all 3 courses. Just the wine is a little expensive.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was great from check in to boarding and on the cruise

Food was very good and enjoyed it greatly. Very good value for money

Product: Great value for the money

2 months ago
5/5

Service: With very few dinners aboard the service was excellent without being overpowering.

Product: Food was well preapred and tasted wonderful

2 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a great time. the food and service was excellent. The boat was fantastic.

Product: Everything was perfect and we had the extra part of the long lunch to ourselves. Very relaxing and enjoyable

2 months ago
5/5

Service: very good food and service with the backdrop of the ever changing Sydney Harbour

Product: excellent food and service

3 months ago
5/5

Service: We went on the Long lunch cruise. The food and the service were amazing and the staff were lovely and attentive. I took four overseas guests with me and they said it was one of the highlights of their trip. I would recommend it to any other visitors in the future.

Product: This was a great experience. I took 4 overseas visitors on the cruise and they loved every minute of it and said it was one of the highlights of their trip. The food was amazing and the staff were lovely and very attentive. I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a fabulous long lunch. Great food, wonderful service and Sydney Harbour, what more could you want!!!

Product: We had a fabulous long lunch. Great food, wonderful service and Sydney Harbour, what more could you want!!!

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything from online reservation to high quality meal and service was perfect. Upper deck is just that--comfortable and classy.

Product: Everything to our high expectation--no disappointment

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Great cruise

Great view

Excellent staff highly recommend this cruise to family and friends food was great

Product: Highly recommended this cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff were very friendly and obliging. The booking online was very easy.

Product: Food was perfectly cooked and well presented. We paid extra for a window seat, but there were only a small number on the deck so it was possibly a waste of money as everyone had window seats., but we weren't to know. It was a fantastic way to spend a cloudy day.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Great Customer Service

Product: Good views for money spent

3 months ago
2/5

Service: Staff was absolutely amazing and really friendly but food quality was so poor and disappointing and menu was limited and boring and we got our food cold and tasteless also my chicken was pink from the inside and i got really sick after that

Product: You are so lucky to have staff like yours but you need to work on your menu and the quality of food that you are serving ... really sorry for being dramatic or causing trouble but i thought that an honest review might helps you

Thanks

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Amer El Kurdi,

Thank you for your review with us on Sydney Harbour.  We were extremely disappointed to read that you did not appreciate the meals as we usually receive good feedback on that matter. We strongly encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director if they have any concerns as they would be able to assist you immediately especially regarding food and beverage. Meanwhile, we were pleased to read that our staff was attentive and friendly towards you, we do praise for good customer services.

Once again, thank you for your review, it is appreciated.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic personalised attention...prompt and with personality...beautiful food and we had to make some enquiry regarding gluten free which were handled by Shirley in the best possible way.. a thoroughly enjoyable time

Product: Quality and presentation was wonderful

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Very friendly & responsive to all requests

Product: Navigation of website good but have experienced better.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. Great food, great service and great company.

Would definitely do it again and would recommend it.

Product: The food was excellent. Steak cooked to perfection and salmon melted in the mouth. Entrees and desserts also great.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Good food, attentive staff.

Product: Good food, nice cruise boat.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Good and service were very good. Would recommend that everyone should cruise with captain cook lunch or dinner at least once. I believe the price is quite reasonable too

Product: Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Good food, great wine n great friends to share experience

4 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was attentive, quick and very friendly.

Product: The whole experience was perfect. Food, ambiance, service, duration of cruise.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Service was great, very prompt with meals and drinks. Our waitress very helpful and polite. I have already recommended the cruise to family and friends.

Product: Food and staff were great. The food was just enough and beautifully prepared. My husbands said it was the best steak he had had in a long time.

4 months ago
4/5

We opted for the top deck 3-course lunch and it was great. The only surprising thing on the cruise, was that half way through, we dropped off the folks who had opted for the shorter version - that's fine - but instead of taking us further west on the harbour, towards Parramatta, we went back and did the same circuit we had done during lunch. I think it would have been much better if we would have gone the other way and saw more of your beautiful harbour.

4 months ago
5/5

Excellent welcome, prompt service and lovely food. Good route. Good photos taken by crew. Great weather... 5 stars to our heavenly Father of course!

4 months ago
5/5

Service: A fantastic venue for a 70th Birthday. The Long Lunch is a leisurely way to enjoy Sydney's amazing harbour. The food was very good, the service was great and the views were exceptional. I was especially appreciative of the helpful attitude of staff both at the booking stage and at the actual event. I would recommend this to any large group wanting a memorable day.

Product: The stages of this lunch are particularly good. Miho, who was looking after us, was very clear and helpful about timing and suggestions to enjoy the views from the outside deck linked to our room . Our group filled the space and so we had the sensation of a very private and luxurious function.

4 months ago
5/5

The service was extremely attentive we wanted for nothing. Staff members were very obliging, courteous and friendly.

I chose this experience so that my friend and I could have a beautiful lunch with some lovely wine whilst enjoying sailing around the beautiful Sydney Harbour

It was a beautiful day and we will do it again,

Thank you

4 months ago
5/5

Service: We were hosting friends of ours from Melbourne who thought the cruise and Long Lunch were outstanding. We could not fault the friendly service. We live in Sydney and your cruise showed off our glittering harbour to perfection.

Product: The food was very good and priced well

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Very Nice!

Product: Very Nice!

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4 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was fantastic.

Food delicious

Waiter friendly

Weather exceptional

Product: It was fabulous family memories for a lifetime

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Service and food was excellent. The view magnificent.

Product: View, food and service - all excellent!

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Friendly staff, good value for money

Product: Good value, great sights.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Our Long Lunch Cruise of Sydney Harbour was undoubtedly the highlight of our entire week long holiday in Sydney! The food was perfect, the team on board were friendly and helpful and the boat provided excellent views. We would reccomend this to anyone going to Sydney!

Product: Our Long Lunch Cruise of Sydney Harbour was undoubtedly the highlight of our entire week long holiday in Sydney! The food was perfect, the team on board were friendly and helpful and the boat provided excellent views. We would reccomend this to anyone going to Sydney!

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service, a wonderful waitress who was very efficient and friendly!

Product: The food was delicious and the entire experience was just wonderful. We paid for the window seat and the views were just fantastic! Highly recommended! Will be back to try the sunset and/or dinner cruise someday!

4 months ago
4/5

We were given very nice window seat. Food was okay.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent as always. We had a lovely Nepalese waitress, Arani (not sure of the spelling) and she was a lovely young lady. Sydney turned on a little bit of rain - it was a different perspective but still a great experience.

Product: Always a great time out in unarguably one of the greatest cities and harbours in the world

4 months ago
5/5

Service: what a wonderful way to celebrate my husband's birthday. The scenery of Sydney Harbour is breathtaking. The service was friendly and professional. The food was delicious and we enjoyed our wine.

Product: see previous comment. no more to add

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service, perfect weather, great food, very welcoming staff. Perfect day for family twins birthday and making another booking for 21 birthday.

Product: Premium alcohol package well worth it.

5 months ago
4/5

Second time we have done the long lunch cruise fantastic and worth the effort. Extremely disappointing that there was no commentary, last time we did this cruise there was a commentary. Believe you should run the commentary on the long lunch cruise instead of just being told the other products have the commentary not this one showed total lack of value for money. Apart from that enjoyable time.

5 months ago
5/5

Excellent day as the rain cleared away and the sun decided to shine for the first time in a week. Waitress service was first class and the food was well presented and cooked well.

Wine prices were a bit excessive

5 months ago
4/5

Wife's 60th birthday, weather was inclement but had a thoroughly wonderful time. Food was excellent and would highly recommend it to others.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Staff made us very welcome on embarkation. Wait staff were polite and service was good. Food was well presented and tasty. A most enjoyable experience, but wished we could have had more control over the weather on the day.

Product: Food was good, service was good.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: I was asked to order a gift voucher on behalf of my grandmother. The service was perfect. Then, my in-laws came to visit and we wanted to book another ticket with the gift voucher - not a problem at all.

Product: Such a wonderful experience. From the moment we boarded to the last moments on the boat, we were made to feel so welcome. And the food? Well, that was just to die for. We will be looking into doing these cruises more often.

5 months ago
5/5

Delivered as promised. Timing excellent. Service great and meals better than expected.

5 months ago
1/5

Service: The food was good, but I didn't like that the trip at the end was from one port to the other one. You sell a three our tour, and half of the time we where waitin at the port, that wasn't fare.

Product: The trip was nice at the beginning, but then we where taken from one port to the other one.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your feedback and we were glad to read your enjoyed our menu. The Long Lunch is a combination of the Top Deck Lunch and our Harbour Highlights cruise where we do make brief stops and our two departure and arrival stops to enable other clients on shorter cruises to embark and disembark. We are sorry that you felt we did not met your expectations as the long lunch is very often highly rated.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic service, wonderful food, myself and my visitors from the UK enjoyed it immensely, would recommend highly

Product: Perfect, great way to see the harbour

5 months ago
5/5

Service: We really enjoyed our time aboard for the long lunch cruise. The food was excellent and service was great. Even the few showers of rain did not spoil the view. Would recommend Captain Cook Cruises to our friends.

Product: Excellent day, great food, service and scenery.

5 months ago
1/5

Service: Hi there

On Saturday 4th March we went on your 3 course long lunch Sydney - worst experience ever! Before booking I chatted to one of your customer service representatives and confirmed you cater for vegans. I then booked and stated 3 vegans. The food was horrible and the staff were uneducated. I told the waitress on arrival anyway and just to be sure explained what vegan meant. First course we were offered ravioli - it came with Parmesan cheese, which we sent back, we were then offered without or a salad. We reordered the ravioli (we later found out it wasn't special ravioli and contained eggs). Main course we had vegetable gratin (eggplant and sweet potato) dry and terrible and for dessert "fruit salad" if you can call it that! (See pic). I left hungry!

No milk alternatives available!

We paid $778 for 7 of us.

The food definitely put a damper on the celebrations, my brother proposed to his girlfriend.

To say I am disappointed would be the understatement of the year!

Product: Service wasn't great either...would love someone to call me from customer service.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: My family and friends found the experience amazing, it gave us a new appreciation for Sydney with its amazing Heritage. We found the cruise to be very informative, staff above and beyond and the food was top quality. Highly recommended and will do it again next time we visit Sydney.

Product: Food and staff were amazing, very high standard of service and food was second to none. Very well priced and the drink package was a nice touch.

5 months ago
2/5

Had American visitors. Great boat and good lunch. No commentary on top deck. 3 Hours plus on boat and only did repeat small circle from Quay to Bradleys Head under Bridge to King Street Wharf and back to Quay for drop off-pick up and same circle again. Had to go to bottom deck to get commentary and would have been wiser catching the Manly Ferry and have lunch there. For time on boat saw next to nothing of the Harbour. Very disappointing experience.

6 months ago
4/5

Service: very good day, my interstate guest loved it.

Product: all good.food and drinks very nice.

6 months ago
3/5

Service: Disappointed compared to previous Top Deck Cruises. Wine list prices have increased dramatically and meals were average.

Product: Disappointed. Wine prices dramatically increased and food average.

6 months ago
5/5

Everything was perfect. Service was unbelievably nice and prompt. We enjoyed being on this cruise.

may I just say that I wish I was told about the food menu at time I was booking our cruise. Also I wish we knew that there several stops during the cruise. Actually having the stops were nice and to our benefit. But we did not know about them before hand.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: our long cruise, was excellent. it was just wonderful and were disappointed when it finished. the food was excellent, staff outstanding. trip around the harbour was just perfect with the big windows for viewing. I would recommend long lunch for anyone who wanted a lovely day. I would go again when we visited Sydney.

have told many friends about our trip already.

Product: just wonderful, food staff all excellent.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: We had some visitors from Norway and the long lunch cruise was the perfect way to show them Sydney. Everything went very smoothly, the service and food were excellent.We all had a wonderful day. Thank You.

Product: Good value and great expierience

6 months ago
4/5

Delightful cruise pleasant staff, good food. Would have liked wider cruise to include balmain peninsula

6 months ago
5/5

Service: My husband and I took my godmother and her son on the cruise to celebrate her 90th birthday - we all had a fabulous day and everything was perfect.

Product: Really lovely meal and great service

6 months ago
5/5

Service: I purchased the Long Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour as a gift for my daughter and her partner who is from the UK. They enjoyed both the delicious meal, the professional attention from your top-notch staff, and the wonderful harbour sights viewed from their window table. Thank you for providing them with such a perfect day during their short stay in Sydney.

Product: The Long Lunch Cruise was Perfection, thank you!

6 months ago
5/5

Service: I really cant think of one thing to complain about. Nothing at all - everything was a million dollars....THANKYOU for a great afternoon. Staff were fantastic, service was quick and courteous even though the boat was full of people, and no wonder i was with the quality of the dining experience. Boat was awesome! FOOD OMG was delicious. Views were spectacular but that was to be expected. The best way to spend our first day in Sydney .... thanks Captain and crew we'll be back next trip!

Product: Best value for money out of all we done in Sydney

6 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff we had were all curteous and helpful and help make our 30th wedding anniversary a time to remember.

Product: After having the steak and lobster dinner a couple of days before we were really looking forward to having the variety of the seafood buffet for our anniversary lunch. The entree and dessert were very simular to Sunday's.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Took a friend from the UK on the lunch cruise for her birthday. Having done this cruise before, I knew how good it was to introduce visitors to the wonders of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

This time around the food was still great, but the service got better. We had the best afternoon. Looking forward to trip number 3!

Product: Purchased the drinks package. Well worth the money.

6 months ago
5/5

we had the most enjoyable day of our stay in Sydney on your cruise your staff where excellent and the food was delicious.

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