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
  • Menu 

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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! More Info ...

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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Please note children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult on all dining cruises.

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YOUR SAY VIVID DINNER & DRINKS - Captain Cook staff just keep getting better the more we sail with them. The meal was very good and the lights were magnificent. This company and this tour are highly recommended. Thank you Captain Cook Cruises for a great night. Anonymous, NSW

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93 % approval from 72 responses

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Rating
2 weeks ago
3/5

Service: Insgesamt durchaus positiv, das Service and Bord und auch das Lunch selbst; der Hafen von Sidney ist beeindruckend und eine Rundfahrt wert.

Etwas unerwartet für diie gebuchte "Long Lunch Cruise" (12-15.00h) war allerdings der Umstand, daß wir bereits nach 90 Minuten an den Ausgangspunkt bei King Street Pier 1 zurückkehrten und die verbleibenden 90 Minuten lediglich ein Round-Trip zum Circular Pier gewesen wäre, wo wir bereits bei der Hinfahrt anlegten und weitere Passagier aufnahmen. An dieser Wiederholung hatten wir allerdings kein Interesse und empfanden sie eher unangenehm nahe an einem Etikettenschwindel.

Product: Die tatsächliche Rundfahrt war nach 90 Minuten zu Ende, anstatt der erwarteten knapp 3 Stunden.

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Vivi is great

Product: great very nice food n good staff thanks

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Good attitude of staff regarding customer service.

Product: Good customer service and staff attitude was friendly.

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: The service from our waitress was very good. However, the food was served too quickly

Product: It should not be called the Long Lunch - it should be called the Long Cruise. We expected to be able to linger over lunch and so were very disappointed when we were served our entrée immediately after leaving King Street Wharf and before arriving at Circular Quay. We asked for a rest before the main, which we got but then the meat was overcooked. We enjoyed the lunch and the cruise but not the fact that we had to eat the meal so quickly.

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Great service

Product: Excellent views, excellent food

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The luncheon cruise was a highlight of our Sydney stay. Friendly staff who were very accommodating. Lovely meal and beautiful day. While the commentary didn't interrupt the lunch we were able to listen to this above deck in the sunshine.

Product: Well worth the money. Wish we had done it sooner to get our bearings about Sydney.

3 weeks ago
4/5

It was a most enjoyable experience and one that we have had before. The trip was gentle, the food first class and our attendant (Christiana) was a delight.

Be assured that we have recommended your service highly to others and will be doing it again ourselves.

A better organisation prior to boarding would ave yielded the other star.

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Love the food snd service. Staff are very friendly

Product: Nice food and very tasty. Worth it

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Food excellent, harbour cruise was great , we were a little disappointed in the staff not being very attentive, had to ask for drinks and coffee there was not a lot of people having lunch , then we felt a little rushed while still waiting for dessert , the young lady waitress asked were we getting off , I said we had booked for a 3 hour cruise and we hadn’t had desert yet . They need to follow up on bookings so these sort of things don’t happen , waitress very inexperienced , kind regards Annie

Product: Our lunch was delicious, cruise was great , the only disappointing thing was staff were not very attentive, we had to ask for drinks and coffee , also felt rushed , we waiting for dessert and young waitress asked us were we getting off, I said we had booked a 3hour long lunch and we had not had dessert yet or coffee , the waitress was very inexperienced. Cheers Annie

1 month ago
5/5

Service: This is the 2nd long lunch cruise my wife & I have completed with Captain Cook cruises. The food was very good & service was pleasant

Product: A great day out seeing the sights of Syd Harbour

1 month ago
5/5

Service: The service was fantastic from initial booking through to table service on the day

Product: Great values, quality and fun. Outstanding service

1 month ago
5/5

Excellent service and great place to celebrate birthday with family.

we have a relaxing moment with the cruise exploring the beautiful sydney.

1 month ago
1/5

Service: The table service was good, but other aspects of the cruise were not. One of our party developed food poisoning and is certain it was because of the fish served to her. Also, we were aware the company seemed to be running two or three different cruises in one. We followed the same route twice, which was really annoying when we could have gone much further afield eg into Middle Harbour or further westward. Sydney 2000 is looking really tired and needs a refurb. So much unfashionable dark timber.

Product: A tired vessel in need of a refurb.

We followed the same route twice rather than following a more expansive itinerary.

One of our group got food poisioning.

1 month ago
5/5

Service: The lady serving our table was great. She was knowledgeable of what we were seeing, very friendly and a happy person to have around. The boat was very well fitted out and the food good. Would recommend to anyone - the ala carte was much more enjoyable than the buffet I have tried on previous occasions.

Product: Far better than I expected

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Had a lovely day out with the family. Great food, great service & fantastic veiws.

Product: Value for money. Views second to none, great food and fantastic service.

1 month ago
5/5

Service: The crew were very friendly and accommodating. The meal and wine package was excellent value and of a very high standard. Would recommend this tour package to anyone.

Product: The meal and wine package was excellent value and of a very high standard. Would recommend this tour package to anyone.

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Staff were very professional, accommodating, responded immediately to all my queries and offered many choices

Product: Very professional staff and exceptional service, food was superb and the service excellent. Beautiful views of Sydney Harbour from the private deck. This our 4th booking.

1 month ago
4/5

Service: Good, especially appreciated the subtle enquiry about a "special" day, with the follow-up sparkler in dessert.

Meal well timed over cruise.

Product: Good cruise, close to land, but cruise shortened by combining long-lunch cruise with buffet cruise, which meant that cruise around harbour was limited and some sections repeated.

1 month ago
5/5

great service although cruise could have gone up past the heads so was a little short. Also on the long lunch we did a shorter cruise as well that just back pedaled over the same area the first loop had already gone on so a little disappointing.

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Great day, great service, best harbour in the world

Product: Really good. Food good, view good.

1 month ago
4/5

Good, helpful service. Yes will do

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Service was polite and prompt. Due to public transport, some of our group were running very late and the crew were very co-operative about waiting until the last of them arrived, right on departure time. After a very stressful morning, a delightful lunch cruise. No problems with an extra child and an infant coming along on the day.

Product: Everyone in our group was very happy with all 3 courses and the extra time after lunch allowed us to change places and talk to each other while we enjoyed the Harbour.

1 month ago
5/5

Service: The service was exceptional, the food was really good.

Product: We had a fabulous time. Three of our party had never been to Sydney before and they absolutely loved the event.

2 months ago
4/5

Waitresses were super efficient without being annoying! Food came out very quickly, too. :-)

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Nothing was to much trouble for the staff.

Product: The meals offered covered all our guests needs.

2 months ago
3/5

Service: Most disappointed that $39 PREMIUM beverage package excluded all spirits and desert wines and only included seemingly "house" wines.

Service was wonderful after the staff got their work done and finished waiting on the noisy birthday party....and....why ask if water is required, then ignore the answer and fill the water glasses anyway?

Have been dining on Captain Cook periodically for over 30 years and service is nowhere near as personal as it used to be.

Product: This question highlights the problem. Please see above.

2 months ago
5/5

My party and I had an absolutely marvellous time. Boat left on time. We were upgraded to the top deck. It wasn't overcrowded. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was delicious. We spent a good 3 hours on the water. Well worth the time and money paid. I strongly recommend this outing to all😀

2 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was friendly,courteous and vey efficient.

Product: The whole package was fantastic. One of the best lunches we have eaten. The steak in particular was superb.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: It was a beautiful moment to celebrate my family members 50th birthday it was excellent like you get million dollars the atmosphere you created.

it was a great help( services) from the girls of spontaneous providing a moment of magic to the birthday girl.

I already recommended for my families and they are interested and wanted to come and celebrate their anniversary in the Cook Cruise.

Product: I love it because it was a discount price of that lunch its worth the purchase I made.

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2 months ago
5/5

The meal, service and setting were exemplary.

2 months ago
5/5

I chose a Long Lunch cruise as a surprise birthday gift for my sister.

What a great choice !

Everything was perfect. The top deck venue was spacious with great views of Sydney Harbour. The staff was welcoming and efficient, catering for our every need.The a la carte menu was generous, tasty and elegantly served.

We felt safe throughout the cruise.

The Long Lunch was excellent value for a 3 hour plus leisurely way to view Sydney Harbour with plenty of room to move.

I recommend it highly and would not hesitate to do it again for any occasion.

Special mention to all the staff and crew please...hope they read this !

2 months ago
5/5

Service: staff very friendly and helpful, excellent day

Product: cruise was awesome, lunch was alright

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Onboard service excellent. Staff especially dining great.

Booking by cellphone was exceeding difficult. What a job!

Product: Great to cruise round the harbour. BUT The duplicated part of the trip is a total have. Judging by the few people (two tables) who did the whole trip, the word is out. Poor foreign tourists

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Very attentive staff who looked after us thoroughly

Product: Very enjoyable lunch and amazing scenery of the Harbour

2 months ago
4/5

Good food and ambience. Dessert could be better and soft drinks + juices should be included in the fee rather than separate.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Perfect day. Friendly staff. Great food. Great views.

Product: Food was amazing...service was great

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Staff were friendly, courteous and happy to assist with any inquiries. Vessel was clean, easy to get around. Tour arrived and left promptly as advertised. The commentary was clear, informative and relevant. Food was delicious and ample quantity.

Product: Food was excellent -- delicious and sufficient quantity. I felt the soft drinks purchased by the glass were over-priced and over-filled with ice. A window seat was guaranteed at additional cost. Cruise was limited and the route was repeated to make up the full length of time. Staff were courteous and polite.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: The food was excellent, The service was fantastic,

Product: The hole process was very easy

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Awesome day on the harbour, the kids really enjoyed the history and we all loved the food. The staff were friendly and helpful, not a single thing I could fault them on.

Product: Amazing food, beautiful scenery and top notch staff

2 months ago
5/5

Everything was perfect. Lovely food and great service. Definitely will go again!

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything went as expected.

Yes we would travel again

Product: Everything went smoothly as expected

2 months ago
2/5

The meal was not to our standard .the chichken needs more sauce or gravy on it ,same as fish,,I am also a cook and cook for more than 60 people a day .sorry ,it was my sons 21st that's why I chose your company ,but was nothing exciting

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re so sorry to hear you were not happy with your Long Lunch Cruise. We usually get really good feedback so we definitely want to make sure everyone keeps having a great time on our cruises. Our food and menu go through a thorough vetting procedure to fulfil the highest criteria. We’ve taken your comments on board as we will try to constantly evolve.   

Again, thank you for giving us feedback, we really appreciate it.If there’s anything else we can help with, we’re always here.

2 months ago
3/5

Onboard staff great, office staff on darling harbour need to be little friendlier. Got off early rather than do the same cruise area again, would have liked coffee or tea

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us.We’re glad you enjoyed your Long Lunch Cruise.
Our long lunch option is for those who really want to soak in the Sydney Harbour and. It’s a very popular option for those who want to see the area thoroughly. 
We take great pride in our cruise and the customer service we deliver and we are very sorry if you felt we were not consistent and we value the feedback to ensure our customers’ expectations are being met.

Thank you for the feedback again.

3 months ago
5/5

Had a great time. Thanks.

3 months ago
5/5

Friendly staff, fantastic food and wonderful way to celebrate our dad's 90th birthday.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Very nice attentive and served as expected. Their service was great but a few things I thought weren't nearly as nice as other times we've done this long lunch. Took overseas visitors and beautiful day on harbour. Tables weren't set with tablecloths only place mat and also the food wasn't that great. Ok but usually it's been equivalent to a nice restaurant and this time we didn't think it was.

Product: Food not so great this trip

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Very attentive

Product: Good value for money

Good menu

3 months 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

3 months 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 months 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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months ago
5/5

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

Product: A fabulous day out for our family

5 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.

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 months ago
5/5

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

Product: excellent food and service

5 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.

6 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!!!

6 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

6 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

6 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.

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