Seafood Buffet Lunch

Inclusions

  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2*
  • Delicious buffet featuring Sydney rock oysters or mussels, ocean prawns, succulent fish, plus a full range of non-seafood and vegetarian dishes, dessert & cheeses
  • Main Harbour sights & commentary

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Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6 Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1
Daily 12.30pm. Disembark 2.20pm 12noon. Disembark 1.45pm

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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 ...

One of the great delights of living and working in Australia is the great abundance and diversity of local seafood. As an island nation where 90% of the population lives on the coastal fringes, seafood has become a staple of the Aussie diet.

On the buffet, Sydney Rock Oysters or mussels, Ocean King prawns and succulent fish are our most popular treats. Non-seafood eaters, meat lovers and vegetarians can take pleasure in the abundance of international hot and cold dishes, salads, desserts and cheeses.

Enjoyed by thousands of international visitors from around the world every year, this cruise combines a great sightseeing experience with lunch. The atmosphere is more casual than the Top Deck Lunch and the commentary provides a fascinating insight into Sydney of the past, present and future.  After lunch you may like to wander up to the open top deck for some Sydney sunshine, a close up photograph of the Opera House as we slowly glide by, or to wave at the climbers as we cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Also available at additional cost

  • Guaranteed Window seating
  • Bar package including Tyrrells sparkling & still wines, Tooheys New draught beer and soft drinks

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.

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

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YOUR SAY SUNSET DINNER - Just wanted to say thank you. My partner and I took the Sunset cruise on Saturday 11th Feb. We had a wonderful time, food was great, and would definitely recommend. Meagan, VIC

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Date
Rating
2 days ago
5/5

All was perfect,staff,food,coffee

4 days ago
4/5

Service: Arrangements very good. Staff on vessel attentive and helpful. Food very good but perhaps faster stocking of dessert table would have been better. ( My group were like "Hoovers".)

Vessel clean and day went very well. We appreciated that the commentary was not deafening but was informative.

All comments from group---"Great Day"

Product: Very Good --see previous.

4 days ago
5/5

Service: Excellent food and service. Alcohol very expensive; could be cheaper, therefore, would be able to sell more, as we did not have to drive. Our transport was by coach.

Product: Good food, however, more non fish dishes would be appreciated.

4 days ago
3/5

Service: Very good service and food was lovely. My grandchildren especially loved the experience.

Product: Very nice food. Even my daughter in law who is gluten free had plenty of choices.

4 days ago
4/5

Service: Great lunch, commentary was a bit hard to hear

Product: good value, enjoyed the afternnoon

5 days ago
5/5

Service: The staff and the food were first class

Product: The wine was a bit expensive. I thought eight dollars a glass would have been reasonable

5 days ago
3/5

Service: Too rushed. Poor quality food at buffet

Product: Glad we only paid pensioner price. Did not enjoy.

5 days ago
5/5

Service: I bought 2 tickets for the Seniors Week cruise and sometime later needed to buy 1 more ,there was no problem.One of us ladies is disabled and she was unable to get up the stairs the staff were great giving us a table on the lower deck .The food was wonderful and plentiful.The commentary was very good .The ship was very comfortable All in all we had a great day in our great harbor on a sunny day in Sydney

Product: the meal ,staff, cruise was great

5 days ago
5/5

Service: Very friendly staff in the cruise and the food are great too.

Product: Very friendly staff in the cruise and the food are great too.

5 days ago
5/5

Service: We enjoyed both the cruise and the lunch. We did it for my partner's birthday and being senior's week the tickets were heavily discounted.

Product: Great value, the food was lovely

5 days ago
4/5

Service: Was a lovely day and a great trip.

Product: Good range of food and well labelled (I have some food allergies)

5 days ago
5/5

Service: The food and the atmosphere was outstanding

Product: The food was lovely - with a great selection

5 days ago
4/5

It was to be a seafood buffet ,but seafood was short on supplly.

6 days ago
5/5

Service: Food was great, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the scenery was magnificent

Product: Great value, we got a seniors discount so it was extra special value

6 days ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service , staff were well trained and smartly dressed, food was very very good.

Product: great would do the trip again

6 days ago
4/5

Service: Lovely cruise with a good selection at the seafood Buffet Lunch. A little pricey on the wines but overall great value on the day.

Product: Good selection of seafood.

7 days ago
5/5

Service: Excellent. Back again soon.

Product: Excellent. Plenty of it. Staff very attentive.

7 days ago
3/5

Service: This was a special priced cruise to celebrate Seniors week.

With the discount represented good value for money with a good spread at the buffet.On this day the weather was dull and raining which detracted a little from the experience. However the main problem is the prohibitive cost of wine.You can get a package but for that you only get a poor Shiraz.The offered Merlot was $A55 which doubled the cost of the day

Product: Very Good Choice and well organised

7 days ago
1/5

Service: I went on a harbour lunch cruise. the cruise was excellent and the food was well

Product: The harbour cruise was excellent, the food was well presented and a very good selection of seafood. but I ended up with food poisoning projectile vomiting and the ambulance being called out to me with a drip inserted to re hydrate me. what more can I say

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Mr Westacott

Thank you for taking the time to advise us of your feedeback.. As you can appreciate we are deeply concerned about any reports from customers in relation to health issues.

Food hygiene is of paramount importance to our business. Consequently we are rigorous in our approach to ensuring that all food is handled appropriately, and in accordance with the highest standards in our industry. 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.

Whilst we sympathize deeply with your situation we are confident that we are offering a safe eating environment. Food poisoning or symptoms which appear to be like food poisoning can occur for a range of reasons. Given the uncertainties in this regard and the fact that we have no other reported issues on the day where many customers ate the same dishes including our staff, unfortunately we cannot accept that we were the cause of the problem.

Many thanks again for your feedback.

7 days ago
5/5

Service: We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the cruise

Product: The prawns were not very nice but the oysters were great

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Have been on a few of their cruises. My only complaint this time was that the fish was dry. I did think some whipped cream would have been nice to serve with the fruit. It is only a small thing. Overall the staff are always attentive and seeing our harbour while cruising is fantastic.

Product: Just that this time the fish was dry..seemed it had been cooked too long. would have liked some cream or yoghurt served with the fruit.

1 week ago
5/5

Service: always a great day ,this has been our 4th time and love the spread.

Product: Great food, great service, great views.

1 week ago
4/5

Boarding was easy. Raining heavily but not much cover on dock. Food was very good quality and choice.

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Iam always Crusing with Captain Cook Food and Service was excellent I really like my Window table thanks for I had very happy day

Product: Foods and Service was very good

1 week ago
5/5

Service: There was a ticket date mixup. Ticket said March 6 when it was March 12 so we did not have a table on the list. The staff were great and we were given a table. no problems whatsoever.

Product: Very happy with food choices

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Food fabulous, view great, staff well mannered, all went well again.

Product: Had seniors week day, great

1 week ago
4/5

Service: I purchased 4 tickets on 21 January 2016 for the Seniors Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise. When we boarded the boat one of my friends was ahead of me in the queue. She was told by one of your staff that we would have to sit in the bow of the boat well away from the rest of the passengers as she could not find my booking on her sheet. She said that I must of booked late and wouldn't listen to my friend. Eventually when I got to the head of the queue I spoke with her and she still couldn't find my booking. I produced my receipt which had the booking date of 21/01/2016 on it. She showed us to a table in the main dining area and went away to check the booking. All was sorted out eventually and we enjoyed the lunch and cruise. This was my fourth such cruise and the first time that I have had any problems. It was quite embarrassing as we held up the queue for some considerable time and other people were getting annoyed. Other than that we had a lovely time and I look forward to going again next year.

Product: The buffet lunch and cruise was excellent except for the problem with the booking not being on the list when we boarded the vessel

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Great tour and food was enjoyed.

Product: Excellent food that was a high quality.

1 week ago
5/5

Service: A great day food wonderful. Felt very special something that is nt normally in our price frame

Product: Wonderful experience nice to be spoiled

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: The food was an excellent choice, relaxing trip around the harbour.

Product: I found it very delicious and a goo assortment

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The service was excellent. The staff were very friendly. The choice and quality of the food was very good. I really enjoyed the whole trip.

Product: Excellent. I would thoroughly recommend.

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The whole Cruse ,except for the weather,was perfect.

Wine ( we purchased a bottle) a little expensive .

Geoffrey

Product: A great lunch with plently of food

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: the food was incredible the service was not reel good but ok except for one special lady on board and the cruise was sensational and enjoyable.

Product: great good enjoyable fun

3 weeks ago
3/5

Service: The cruise itself was really great and the staff were fabulous. The downfall was the food. There was hardly any variety of salads etc and the seafood was to be fair quite dismal.

I felt that the bar package was expensive as you didn't have loads of time to have beers and a bottle of bubbles so value for money it wasn't great.

Product: I was disappointed in the food as I said in the review above

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Service was great, food was yummy, and enjoyed the tour.

Product: Great variety of seafood, all fresh and yummy.

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Te staff were professional, however warm, friendly & helpful

Product: Great range of food, Food was fresh & looked & tasted good

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: What a great way to see Sydney! Really attentive Staff, beautiful food and a very comfortable Cruise.Great value for money !

Product: Beautiful and very tasty '

4 weeks ago
3/5

Service: We thought the cruise was great! 👍😃

The staff were helpful, although not all understand English very well.

We had the seafood buffet , the food on offer was ok. Not enough variety . Also the food was running out by the time we got to it . 😔

Product: The food on offer was good . Although we thought not enough variety, and it was running low by the time we got to it .

4 weeks ago
4/5

Service: I had visitors from the USA who had 8 hours in Sydney! What to do? The lunch cruise was the perfect mid-point. It was relaxing, with variety of wonderful Australian produce and well organised, Staff were very helpful and helped make it a memorable afternoon. A bonus was that Sydney turned on the beautiful summer day so the harbour looked magnificent.

Product: Good value and showcased Australian produce.

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: I loved everything about this cruise and intend to take Spanish relatives again in the next few weeks. A really relaxing way to see the wonderful Sydney harbor.

Product: I wide selection of food and enough for all tastes

1 month ago
4/5

Beautiful views, beautiful narration of Australian history, fresh sea food

hope that the buffet is open throughout the whole duration of the cruise

better choices for the salad bar, cheese and desserts

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Captain Cook Cruises always provide excellent service.

Product: Excellent. Your service is always terrific.

1 month ago
3/5

Service: Foods are good. However, we expect more variety although the main focus is definitely on seafood. The dinning time is short for people who are on board at Circular Quay because the staff will close the buffet before the cruise goes back to Darling harbour. This surprised us negatively.

But still it was a OK experience for our group.

Product: Please refer to my another review

1 month ago
5/5

Had a great cruise! Thank you

1 month ago
4/5

Service: Great experience. Food was delicious.

Product: Great day out. Service was good.

1 month ago
4/5

Service: The ambience was pleasant but sometime semi chaotic. Food was not sufficient for the number of guests and lining up was time consuming to enjoy the cruise.

Product: Food was limited to basic sea food. Should have a much bigger variety

1 month ago
2/5

Service: I was books on the wrong cruise by the the telephone operator. Having previously bought 2 lots of 2 adult vouchers for the seafood buffet. I wanted to purchase and additional 2 adults and 2 children's tickets but was sold tickets for the long lunch instead.

When I arrived on the day of the cruise I was offered after much discussion and negotiation a bar credit of $108. Given I paid

Product: Calamari was raw and unedble by the entire party who all love calamari. When I mentioned it at the end to the staff it seemed to not matter.

Rice was hard and cold.

I was told the prawns were good. And the salmon was also very tasty and fresh.

Dessert was barely edible. Fruit salad was the highlight and the only thing our group ate after taking the other 2 items to try. (Chocolate mouse type cake and a berry type cake)

Bread rolls were delicious, hot steaming rolls were the best thing we ate on the cruise with many of us going back for a second bread roll as we were still hungry.

Overall the staff on the ship were attentive and friendly.

Food was not upto standard.

1 month ago
4/5

Service: Great to cruise on Sydney Harbour with Captain Cook again after 20+ years.

Vessel was comfortable and clean. Seafood was nice. Table seating by the window was appreciated. Made the mistake of ordering cocktails which were very average. Should have stuck to wine and beer from the bottle.

Product: selection was adequate, quality was average

1 month ago
3/5

Service: Commentary could have been louder & better

Product: Good nice But not a huge variety

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Happy, professional, courteous staff who went the extra mile to help me celebrate my birthday.

Product: Seafood was lovely as were the salads.

2 months ago
3/5

It was okay but not enough seafood choice, as charged that price

2 months ago
5/5

Service: My husband and i enjoyed the experienced so much eventhough that was my third time already. Food was enjoyable but the staff was really good specially the young guy that looked after us..Overall it was an a wonderfull exprience and will do it again in a future. Thank you for the job well done..

Product: It is a wonderfull experienced..

2 months ago
2/5

Service: I found the experience to be lacking in service and choice of food. With limited selection of seafood, salad and vegetables. Fish was overcooked and tasteless. Prawns were old and had obviously been frozen as one I had wasn't defrosted completely. The dessert and cheese selection wasn't enough for everyone. And very basic. The history that came over the speakers had inaccuracies eg the naval history. And there was no instructions at all as to say the cruise had come to an end. Overall we were very dissatisfied with the cruise.

Product: Food was disgusting and service non existent

2 months ago
3/5

Service: The cruise trip was fine.. the onboard buffet lunch was very limited in choice and quantity for volume of people on this particular journey.

We are very.open minded people and accepting of all people. However the number of tour people onboard made for cramped lunch seating and eating at times and also being subjected some in undesirable behaviour and noises from other visitors.

We would most likely not go on another trip during peak seasons to try and avoid the influx.of such tour groups.. or at least enquire at time of booking.

Product: Refer previous commentary

2 months ago
5/5

All nine of us enjoyed the two hour seafood buffet cruise on Sydney Harbour. Every aspect of the experience was positive, from the comfortable seating, good spread catering to most tastes, the scenery is second to none and the commentary was good.

Once we found the directions, we had no problems following them to board the cruise. Navigating the confusing website was not particularly easy.

2 months ago
2/5

Service: Could not hear loudspeaker because guests so very loud. Could not hear info. Not a quality experience. Would not do again. No recommend to others.

Product: Liked crab. Not oysters. Nice buffet overall

2 months ago
5/5

Service: So Amaizing.

Food was so good the cruise was fun.

Love to return again oneday for sure

Product: Good price for family and yummy food

2 months ago
3/5

Service: The crew where fabulous and so sweet, however the food was terrible no variety the only good thing was prawns.

Product: The crew was brilliant so nice and helpful but the food was terrible

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your feedback from your recent cruises with us where your ticket was provided as a gift voucher.

We were disappointed to read your comment as we do provide a very large selection of Buffet items including – six choices of Seafood , four salads plus three choices of main course including either Roast of day of Beef Lamb or Chicken. At the end of this a cheese board and a seasonal selection of fresh fruit and a selection of cakes. We are sorry if you felt that this was perceived as not a sufficient selection.

Finally, we are glad you found our service and experience great as this is what all our staff strive to deliver and a copy of your review has been sent onto our Hospitality and Catering teams to share your comments.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a Excellent Day. The Staff was Very Friendly. The Food & Service was Very Good. We all Loved the High Quality of the Photo"s that Your Photgrapher suppled for use as a Remembrance Of The Day. no Complains, we all had a Great Day On The Water. looking forward to doing it all again.

Product: Good Selection. Very Tasty. there was something for very one.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was first class, pure serenity sailing round the harbour enjoying the food and hospitality. Just loved it

Product: Food excellent fine wine and great company

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Food was great and the length of the cruise was great

Product: Excellent thoroughly enjoyed it

2 months ago
3/5

Service: Selection of food and alcohol was limited. Great service and experience.

Product: Not what i would call a buffet.

Limited selection on both food and alcohol.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your feedback from your recent cruises with us.
We were disappointed to read your comment as we do provide a very large selection of Buffet items including – six choices of Seafood , four salads plus three choices of main course including either Roast of day of Beef Lamb or Chicken. At the end of this a cheese board and a seasonal selection of fresh fruit and a selection of cakes . As your group had chosen our inclusive bar package which includes Tyrrell’s Moore Creek Sparkling, Tyrrell’s Moore Creek Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Tyrell’s Moore Creek Shiraz, Toohey’s New draught & Hahn Premium Light beer, soft drinks and fruit juices. We are sorry if you felt that this was perceived as not a sufficient selection.
Finally, we are glad you found our service and experience great as this is what all our staff strive to deliver and a copy of your review has been sent onto our Hospitality and Catering teams to share your comments.

2 months ago
4/5

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

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

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

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Great

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

2 months ago
5/5

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

2 months ago
5/5

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

Product: good food, nice range and plenty of food

2 months ago
4/5

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

2 months ago
4/5

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

2 months ago
4/5

Good service, happy workers

2 months ago
3/5

Service: Service was average.

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

2 months ago
4/5

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

Product: Expensive for the food quality.

2 months ago
5/5

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

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

2 months ago
5/5

Good experience

2 months ago
5/5

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

Product: Perfect - the lunch was excellent

2 months ago
5/5

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

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Good food good service

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

2 months ago
5/5

Easy boarding, friendly staff. Photography person was annoying

2 months ago
3/5

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

2 months ago
5/5

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

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

2 months ago
1/5

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

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

3 months ago
4/5

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

Product: Good selection and food was fresh

3 months ago
4/5

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

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

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

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Had a wonderful time.Food was great and plenty of it

Product: Good value great ambience,good service

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent food & service

Product: The food was excellent with plenty of variety

3 months ago
3/5

Was a good experience overall. Staff on our level was very attentive and helpful. Disappointed that there wasn't wheelchair access to upper levels limiting options for those people.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Very professional, organised, informative cruise feast.

Product: Plenty of food variety in the fresh seafood and a couple old favourite dishes and salads.

3 months ago
1/5

Service: We booked this breakfast harbour cruise from interstate because we were disembarking from a NZ cruise at 6.30am on Sunday morning, and had several hours to kill before we could check in to our hotel. Unfortunately when we arrived at Circular Quay at the specified time, we were told, to our surprise, that we were in the wrong place, and that we had misses the cruise. We were told that an email had been sent on 24/11, and when we explained that we were on the high seas on a cruise liner, and not able to receive emails, we asked for a refund, but this was refused - "No refunds on the day is our policy". When I asked what our options were, I was told we could take a lunch cruise, provided I paid the difference in price. I ended up paying the difference of around $70, but our morning was ruined as we then had to hang around for several hours until our hotel room was ready. I have chronic back pain, and cannot spend time walking as others might have in the circumstances. I think your companies response to our circumstance was very poor - we had booked the breakfast cruise many months in advance for a specific purpose, and through no fault of ours, we did not receive your email about the change of place of departure. You should have provided an apology and a refund.

Product: The Buffet Lunch was taken in lieu of the Breakfast Cruise, as detailed in the previous comments. My wife forfeited her cruise because of the upset caused by the Breakfast Cruise problems

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your review of your breakfast cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We were disappointed to read that our customer service did not meet your expectations despite attempting to find an alternate solution for you. We apologise if this did not meet your expectations and we have also replied directly to you t for the inconvenience that occurred.

3 months ago
5/5

great lunch value for money and friendly staff and beautiful Sydney Harbour, what more could you want.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Servie was outstanding. Our waitstaff Guil was amazing.

Product: Food was awesome.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: The trip was very enjoyable I love it thanks

Product: Very good

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Great Company. A bit of confusion loading from the two gates and split stairwell.

Product: Nice food, a little slow to re-stock platters. Inexperienced staff when ordering a bottle of wine, our girl had no idea about availability of wines or how to pour from a bottle into a wine glass, a fair bit missed the glass.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Service was fine. Perhaps it would be useful to know that there was a limited time to get food from the buffet and the desert/cheese buffet.

Product: The seafood was excellent, but the vegetarian option was quite poor on this occasion. Either vegetarian diners shouldn't have to pay as much, or the quality needs to be improved.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: The cruise itself was excellent. The staff very friendly and helpful.

Product: It was a shame that all the salads were coated in some sort of dressing of condiment, none of which we can handle. This made out meal choices very difficult.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your feedback on your Buffet Lunch cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We were disappointed to read your review as we often receive good feedback on our choice of salads & menus. Once again thank you for your feedback.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Good

Product: Decent. Lacking variety

4 months ago
5/5

Service: All well done - will come again

Product: Most enjoyable

4 months ago
4/5

Service: No comment.

Product: The food was poor.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your review of your Buffet Lunch cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We were disappointed to read that the food did not meet your expectations as feedback on our choice and quality of food is very good. Once again thank you for your review.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: it was my 6th cruise , was a very enjoyable experience , great staff all friendly from the office to the boat.

Product: the selection was wonderful . I loved the cheese and biscuits. The presentation was perfection and was constantly topped up. I use the captain cook cruises all the time as I know it will always be good and value for money.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Pleasant staff....service was good....wouldn't say excellent....

Product: Cruise was good... S/Food buffet was Ok....

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Great window seat and good service. Buffet was a bit average.

Product: Buffet was in my opinion a bit average

4 months ago
4/5

It would have capped off the experience if better desserts and "top quality" coffee were included. Yes good quality coffee was available at a price, but I believe it should be included and the dessert was very low standard. The rest of the buffet was good enough quality and our group enjoyed the experience very much.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Brought friends fron Spain for the buffet lunch we all had an unforgettable experience lovely everything will definately be returning 10/10

Product: 10/10

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Our overseas guests were impressed and would like to come back.

Product: Staff courteous and knowledgeable and lunch delicious.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Very enjoyable 2 hours. Staff were friendly and helpful

Product: Plenty of good food. prawns, oysters, muscles and other hot dishes & salads.

Only criticism is the crab was washed out too much with fresh water making it tasteless.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: fantastic set up and enjoyable experience

Product: delish

4 months ago
4/5

Service: it was all god

Product: more verity of fish

4 months ago
4/5

Service: I had previously gone on a 10 am cruise which was a 2 hour trip right to the spit bridge.

Where this was a much shorter cruise.

Product: I was however disappointed with the seafood lunch. Not much seafood.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Great service & well organised

Product: Fresh and tasty

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything was very slick. Boarding, seating, information

Product: Great quality and good replenishment of dishes.

Would come again!

4 months ago
4/5

Service: The service was a little slow. They could not get the gas to work for the carbonated drinks so water had to suffice for our non drinkers.

Product: The seafood was great, but limited salad choices. Still very enjoyable. Thank you.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was excellent by all staff!!!

Product: The Captain Cook Cruise vessel was very tidy, service from all staff was excellent, and the seafood lunch was very enjoyable. Great commentary!!

4 months ago
4/5

Service: The staff are always pleasant and knowledgeable

Product: Extremely disappointed with this cruise. We have done numerous breakfast, coffee and dinner cruises and have been really impressed with the standard. However, we were very disappointed this time. We were celebrating my husbands 60th birthday with family and the lack of food was unsatisfactory. We chose this cruise because it implied there would be enough choice for non seafood lovers and vegetarians....not so. The cheese and crackers platters and the cake platters had only scaps left by the time we finished our meals. We paid $700 for our family to join us and feel it was not worth the money

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Staff were efficient and friendly

Product: Seafood was poor quality. Taiwanese prawns. Not good enough.

Requiring payment for drinks when ordering indicates lack of trust in customers

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Found the cruise to be great

Product: really enjoyed the buffet

4 months ago
5/5

Service: A beautiful way to spend a relaxing afternoon in Sydney. Staff are very polite and cruises are well organised.

Product: A beautiful way to spend a relaxing afternoon in Sydney. Staff are very polite and cruises are well organised.

Seafood Buffet Lunch is fresh and constantly replenished.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Very organised and helpful.

Product: Overall, good quality food and drinks, attentive staff, value for money.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: The commentary was a bit loud and allowed little time for conversation. It was good of the man ticking off names and bookings to notice that we had made two bookings but wanted to sit at the same table. there was no room on the booking to request that.

Product: i think the lunch was a bit rushed. We were only half way through our meal when we told it was almost over. Next time I will look at lunches that are more than 2 hours. we had to pay for our drinks in cash, it was a good thing we went to an ATM before the cruise. I would have expected that we could have paid by card. It took a long time to get drink service. When I first went to the buffet there were no oysters and I only got some when someone else from my table thought to bring some back for me. There were no special plates for the shells and such of the seafood. There was a lot of shells on our table which was only cleaned away near the very end. Some improvement would go a long way.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent

Product: Excellent

4 months ago
4/5

Service: poor food quality

Product: Food choice and quality poor

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Great cruise

Product: Great food and service

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Ship staff good, wharf staff efficient but not particularly friendly.

Product: The food was not as good as it could have been, bland and not very tasty.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: We had 15 people for the seafood buffet lunch for my husbands birthday. Was alittle disappointed the crab was uneatable as it was dry and tasteless. And deserts ran out and not replaced. This was our 3rd cruise with your company and the food seems to get worse and worse. Why???

Product: As above.

But the cruise and service were great.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: All crew were friendly and polite. The cruise was beautiful. Stunning summer day made it even better. Thanks for providing a wonderful service.

Product: The lunch was very nice. Good variety including desserts and accommodated patrons who were allergic to seafood. Many thanks.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Staff were efficient, courteous and very pleasant. particularly as my wife was in a wheel-chair.

Product: Food was excellent, plentiful and presentation was superb

4 months ago
4/5

Service: There was an altercation at the bar and a bit of rudeness in tone and other behaviour was the outcome. However, the bar manager redeemed himself and was lovely for the rest of the day. I think the introduction of the new WV concept needed adjusting to. All else was great, service was very good - prompt. And the rest of the staff were friendly and accommodating.

Product: The seafood buffet had a very good selection. I would have liked to know the fish available as I was at the buffet (a staff member told me, and it was an excellent choice). 9 of 10! Very lovely.

4 months ago
5/5

Seating organisation was a little disconcerting with us being shepherded upstairs only to be redirected downstairs again, this was a little challenging for our older guests

4 months ago
5/5

My friends and I was always use Captain Cook Cruisse when there is

a visitor coming from overseas. We love the service of the crews.

Thank you.

4 months ago
4/5

Service was really good. Just wished the photographer did not just take photos straight away and instead asked us whether we wanted photos taken or not. At least the photos where good though.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was excellent, food beautiful. A great time had by all in our party.

Product: Food was fresh and plentiful

4 months ago
5/5

Service: I have enjoyed the day and will recommend this for any occation!

Product: Very enjoyable day service and lunch was excellent!.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: It was really good.

Product: Was good...not much choice though

4 months ago
4/5

Service: If I am buying a photo for $12 a photo, I would have expected a digital copy of the photo!

Product: If I am buying a photo for $12 a photo, I would have expected a digital copy of the photo!

4 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a window seat and it was a lovely calm way to spend lunchtime relaxing between touring the rocks and walking across the bridge.

Product: Food was plentiful, likes our seats/ table was alocated before boarding so no rush. initial rush to buffet but after 10 mins crowd died down, foods brought out continuously till 1.30pm, staff super helpful.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: We enjoyed the cruise for the sightseeing and information.

Product: The seafood was terrible and we could not eat it. The seafood was very bland and tasted very fresh. Apparently it was cooked without salt and spices to add flavour and enhance the taste. Very disappointed.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Ended up at the wrong location. Listing of location difficult to find on line and in the confirmation. Should be clearly stated and not in the fine print. Cost us an extra $20 to take a taxi to new location.

Product: Good lunch.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Was a most enjoyable time.

Product: Very enjoyable.

5 months ago
5/5

Staff were extremely efficient and courteous. Could not be faulted.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: No problem letting us where to go and easy quick boarding process.

Product: We got food as quickly as we could, as it goes very fast. What we had was delicious!! Some people were waiting for clean plates for about three to five minutes. Staff were most friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately we couldn't hear much of the commentary as either the speakers on our side weren't working properly or too much noise from other guests. Cleaning up before the cruise was finished felt like you were being rushed a bit. The wet weather didn't dampen our enjoyment of the cruise. Thank you Captain Cook Cruises for a lovely anniversary lunch.

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Good duration of the cruise and excellent route.

Product: The food was removed from the tables very quickly. After we came back from the top deck after the stop at Darling Harbour, everything had been cleared. We've missed on the main course and desert.

5 months ago
4/5

Service: I had taken Captain Cook cruises on several previous occasions but was disappointed with several aspects of this cruise, especially as I had made a 1200 km + round-trip from Leeton in southwest NSW just to spend one day in Sydney to meet two Austrian friends to take them on this cruise. Approximately 20 minutes of the cruise was spent moored at Darling Harbour environs.

Commentary was too quiet for the more elderly.

However, the crew provided excellent service

Product: In comparison with previous cruises: The variety of seafood was limited; the crab legs were too small to eat easily; the oysters were very small; some items were not very abundant.

5 months ago
5/5

Enjoyable and pleasant staff. Food good

5 months ago
5/5

Service: The friendly and efficient service rendered by the staff, headed by Vivi and Jira was excellent.

Product: This was an excellent Lunch Cruise, which was enjoyed by all of us.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Great food and beautiful sites

Product: Food was delicious

5 months ago
4/5

Service: nil

Product: Admittedly the view was stunning, ambience was good, place was clean and waitresses were extremely efficient and friendly. However the choice and availability of food was pathetic. We boarded at 12:30pm at circular quay, and by 1:30pm most of the food were gone and there were no more refills. Totally missed out on the desserts since there were none left.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a great time!! Thank you.

Product: Ousters were so fresh!

5 months ago
5/5

Service: We celebrated my dad's 60th that day and our family had such a wonderful experience. Thank you! The service was great, the ship was amazing and the food was delicious.

Product: Perfect! Fresh and very yummy. We have been telling everyone!

5 months ago
5/5

Service: great atmosphere and service

Product: large range of beautiful food

5 months ago
5/5

Service: It was a lovely trip!

Product: Pretty good.

5 months ago
4/5

Service: I booked a lunch cruise for myself and 3 friends to celebrate our 70th birthdays. Captain Cook Cruises is a very professional company, their website was easy to use, and the price was reasonable other than charging $15 extra each for a guaranteed table at the window ( a bit expensive). Overall we were very happy with the service.

Product: The cruise itself was wonderful - Sydney Harbour must be the best harbour in the world. But the seafood in the buffet was not as good as I expected. The calamari was tough and the prawns weren't very fresh. The rest of the food was of reasonable standard. However, it didn't stop me and my friends from enjoying the cruise. The commentary was a little hard to hear over the chatter of the people.

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Service is acceptable.

Product: Food is acceptable.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Very friendly staff

Product: excellent food and good quantitive

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Service efficient.

Product: Quality of the Buffet pretty good. It would be better with music.

5 months ago
5/5

very relaxing. good service overall.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Helpful staff, good food.

Product: Very good.

5 months ago
4/5

Service: The booking was difficult on line so had to phone the booking. It may have been my computer. The cruise was great.

Product: The fish was not hot and the choices limited.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: I had a great time and enjoyed it thoroughly

Product: Excellent range of food and could not complain

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent

Product: Very good service

5 months ago
5/5

Service: We went on the cruise to show my sister-in-law around Sydney Harbour, after being on the cruise only three weeks previously for my partners birthday, and as we enjoyed our first day, we had no reservations about returning the second time to show a visitor around in a pleasant surrounding

Product: The girls went back for seconds for both the seafood and the desserts although thinking about fitting into their dresses for my son's wedding in a few days time. Would of liked some cream with the desserts but may have passed because of the dress fittings in a couple of days later

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Easy access I have a disability I found it easy to move around the whole cruise and stairs hand rails were available

Welcome from crew was warming and welcoming

Product: Good variety platters were always full.... made my day enjoyable

Thank you Cook Cruises!!

5 months ago
2/5

Nobody take the drink order and no one service around until we go half way.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Nice enviornment

Product: Friendly staff, nice fresh food.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Best service we've had a the children well catered for

Product: Amazing dishes and fresh too

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Loved it especially being a part of world ventures & just the amazing views and atmosphere & yummO food. Wasn't long enough

Product: Loved it

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Staff were helpful answering my questions. They were well dressed amd groomed. The boat was clean. Good customer service.

Product: Commentary was too loud but yet inaudible. Food was pleasant. Was happy there was curry. Food was nice but think there should have been more ice around the seafood.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent friendly service and comfortable pleasant atmosphere. Good seating next to the window, not overcrowded

Product: Plenty of variety, good food. Loved the desserts especially the chocolate mousse :)

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Food was beautiful, staff professional and attentive

Product: Lovely fresh seafood. Great variety and plenty for all.

The desserts were a bit of a disappointment. Poor selection not up to the standard of the first course which was delicious. Most of it had gone when we went to get some. Unlike the first course this wasn't replenished

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Great company

Product: Great product and experience

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Service and food was amazing! Cant wait to travel to Sydney again and go on the Cruise once more

Product: Beautiful fresh seafood, yummy!

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Crew greeted us on boarding. Everything was ready and waiting for us. Buffet was plentiful and fresh. Staff and customers were all happy.

Product: Plenty of food and lovely and fresh with a great variety to choose from.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: I loved it from the time I hopped on, the service was second to none.

Product: The presentation of the food was excellent, the range of food and freshness was excellent. The dining room was spotless and the staff were very helpful and polite. The whole experience was fantastic. Thank you very much.

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Great company and service.

Product: I was a little disappointed with the food. The seafood wasn't top quality.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Staff were friendly and efficient, patient, polite and smiling.

Very good ambiance and I appreciated very much that music and unavoidable noise were kept at a pleasant level.

Product: Food and drinks were excellent.

Being vegetarian the choice was a bit limited since I do not like spicy food but it is no fault to the cruise management as it is advertised as a Seafood Buffet, and being with my group club I had to go along. Otherwise what I could eat was near perfect!

5 months ago
5/5

Service: It was an awesome experience. Great service and happy faces.

Product: As much as you could eat. 👍

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Part of a Dreamtrip which was lots of fun.

Product: Heaps of food and lovely.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic service and experience.

Product: Food was plentiful and top quality.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything ran smoothy and on time.Thanks

Product: We loved the food.Plenty and delicious

5 months ago
5/5

Happily recommend the Seafood Buffet Sydney Harbor Cruise it was a quality experience with friendly staff, great food and fantastic facilities. 10/10 Cheers

5 months ago
2/5

Service: Did a night a la carte last year and loved it. the day lunch buffet has much to be desired

Product: Food range was very ordinary and not very fresh. Website didn't explain if a drink could be purchased on board or whether drinks package is only option. Commentary on board seemed very outdated like it was still the 80s

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your feedback and delighted to welcome you back on-board. We are very sorry to read that we were unable to meet your expectations as we are very proud of the product that we deliver. Our ratings are over 94% for this product and we consistently monitor our customer feedback on-board as well through other channels. All our questions relating to bar packages and purchases on board are located on our FAQ section on the grey tab on the website under the photograph. Again we are sorry we were unable to meet your expectations.

Best Regards,
Customer Service Team
Captain Cook Cruises

5 months ago
4/5

Service: The staff were friendly

Product: Not enough food at all. Buffet should have a variety of foods and a lot but there was nothing for children at all. Not even fish and chips or nuggets. We couldn't feel full and my children had only deserts

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Great service!

Product: Fresh and plentiful.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Prompt, excellent staff, good quality food and fantastic views...bliss. Thank you

Product: Loved the seafood buffet. Would definitely recommend to friends. Thank you

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Thanks for the excellent lunch cruise, the staff were lovely.

Product: Excellent food, thanks.

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Ok

Product: Ok

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Good service

Product: I would like more types of food to choice

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Very very good

Product: Fresh excellent

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Nice staff.

Product: Could have more variety

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Very enjoyable

Product: Great!

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Really good food, helpful efficient staff and clean boat. A thoroughly enjoyable day!

Product: As above

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Staff very welcoming and friendly.

Product: Calamari not that well cooked but rest of meal very good.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Loved it, had a great time, great staff, great way to see the harbour.

Product: Our party enjoyed it, nothing bad to say.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: staffs are friendly. thank you.

Product: top up of some seafood which had been consumed sometime not quick enough to meet demand.

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Was good

Product: But needed to have more table to avoid congestion had to wait for so long.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic Cruise - Views were amazing

Product: Food was great, Range of seafood was good. However could include a few more hot foods & salad ingredients

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Confusion of where to line up on wharf. Communication to us by wharf deck attendant needs improvement. Otherwise was well organised.

Product: Calamari not the best. Would like a better selection.

6 months ago
4/5

Service: good commentary although a little hard to hear at times. Great seating, well organised

Product: A bit more variety of seafood would have been good. More variety of salads. Food was good quality though.

6 months ago
2/5

Service: The table we booked was occupied by someone else, and it took 15 mins before they were able to seat us at a different table.

Product: Food was excellent

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Dont listen to the complainers on line. Totally good services and good product. Fully recommended. Full stop.

Product: Excellent food. FRESH seafood. Yes.... dont compare the amount nor presentation to buffet at high hotels.... but... hey.... hotel buffet dont take you around the harbour which is a great experience on itself....

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Very helpful and kind staff

Product: It would be great if have ice cream.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent value for money

Product: Good food. We enjoyed it 👌

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent value and food on a thoroughly enjoyable cruise round the harbour

Product: Food was excellent quality and lots of choice. Staff were very friendly and efficient.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Crew were very helpful and friendly

Product: Seafood was fresh and beautiful

6 months ago
4/5

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