Top Deck 2 course

Created for the locals, this cruise offers an exceptional cruising restaurant experience. The menu is premium a la carte and served on the upper restaurant deck of MV Sydney 2000* with sensational views of Sydney. More Info ...

The Top Deck Lunch is immensely popular with local groups looking for a more sophisticated experience than just a sightseeing cruise. There is no commentary to disrupt the flow of conversation and the menu is Contemporary Australian a la carte. Celebration cakes are despatched to every corner of the deck leaving a trail of sparkles in their wake.

Guests can choose their favourite two courses. An entree and main, a main and dessert, two entrees, or if you have a dentist in the family, two desserts. Additional desserts can be purchased onboard if anyone decides they would like a third course. 

Depending on your afternoon schedule there is a choice of early or late disembarkations. For visiting international corporate clients this cruise is the perfect blend of business and pleasure. The pre-defined finish time allows hosts to conclude their social business in a timely manner and be back at the office without the awkward `time to ship out and shove off' moment.

Also available at additional cost

  • Third course. Note cheaper if purchased at time of booking but all guests must select to have the additional course. Alternatively individuals can purchase an additional course onboard.

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.

*From time to time due to maintenance and scheduling, vessels may change. Vessels may include John Cadman 2 or Captain Cook 3. 

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

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy

Special Diet? Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice - Contact Us

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Below are the normal departure details. Special timetables operate on selected dates.

Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6 Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1
 Daily   12.30pm. Disembark 2.15pm or 3.45pm  12noon. Disembark 1.45pm or 3.30pm

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93 % approval from 60 responses

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Rating
1 week ago
4/5

Service: I was happy with the service ! keep it that way
Product: Fair values ! great service.

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4 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Just the harbor - you can't go wrong
Product: much better than the bistro and just as cheap

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4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Beautiful food, great service and friendly staff. Very enjoyable. Highly recommend.
Product: Very tasty and well presented.

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1 month ago
5/5

Service: Just WOW!!!
We went for top deck lunch cruise last Friday with my family and board by hospitality manager and he helped to lift my baby pram to take upstairs too,so kind.The staff were so welcoming and friendly from start to finish.The food was absolutely fabulous and wonderful view.
If you are in Sydney I highly recommend.
Product: It is reasonable price and great place

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: SERVICE & FOOD WAS GOOD. WOULD RECOMEND. THIS IS OUR THIRD TIME ON CRUISE
Product: GOOD OVERALL EXPERINCE AGAIN

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Easy going and relaxing. Food was fresh and tasty. For those with big appetite better to choose baffet cruise.

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2 months ago
2/5

Service: Just felt it was a bit dated
Product: It was ok , nothing great, but disappointed

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. Our vessels are always reviewed to maintain a modern image, including a recent renovation of the Sydney 2000; the vessel our lunch cruises operate on.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,

Head of Customer Service

Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 months ago
4/5

Service: OK nothing out of the ordinary
Product: again ok steak was cooked well

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2 months ago
4/5

Service: Food could have been a little bit hotter and there was no salt on the table. But everything else was fantastic and a lovely photographer.
Product: The meal could have been a bit hotter and there was no salt on table. Otherwise very good.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Table service was friendly, prompt

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4 months ago
5/5

Service: I love this cruise best ever service is amazing food awesome
Product: Amazing love everything about captain co o k cruises would sail with them anytime

Review for Top Deck Lunch

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Good experience. Food excellent, but vegetable variety could perhaps have one more veg.
I paid extra for a guaranteed window seat, but there were so few people that we could hav e had one without the added fee. Perhaps on these occasions you could get some goodwill (especially to Captain Cook members) if you refunded the extra amount.
Product: Lunch was excellent, but as I mentioned above the vegetable variety could perhaps had one more veg in each selection.

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5 months ago
5/5

Service: Services desk lady on day of departure courteous and efficient. Welcome aboard excellent. Food good. Enjoyed trip
Product: Easy to navigate site, plenty of information

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5 months ago
4/5

The meal was good,service was good as well,the only negative was the cost of the wine

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5 months ago
5/5

Service: very enjoyable cruise great harbour great service from Captain Cook Cruises
Product: every thing was efiecient and very enjoyable great service

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5 months ago
5/5

Great Trip

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6 months ago
5/5

Service: Amazing experience with fantastic views and service!
Product: The food is good and big portion!

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6 months ago
4/5

Service: Hi, All 11 of us had a great time, however we had a very inexperienced waitress for most of the trip that either didn't ask around the table if we wanted drinks, so would deliver one and then walk away. At times there were obviously finished plates and they weren't cleared away promptly even though she was at the table to deliver a drink. I know this is due to inexperience, but she should have been with someone more experienced to guide her. There was another very experience staff member who was really amazing who we only got to meet late into the cruise.
Also on the top deck we couldn't hear any of the commentary that the lower decks received. It would have been nice to hear about some of the harbour icons, or who lives where, or the name of the islands that we pass and some of its history. Shame.
Product: We purchased on line and due to the large number of people we were given a discount. When we wanted to add another 2 people onto the list I called and the lady that I spoke to was very helpful and we qualified for the discount on the extra people also. Thank you very much

Review for Top Deck Lunch

7 months ago
2/5

Service: The crew were great, efficient and polite. Very shocked with the price of a bottle of wine!! Friends recommended us to take the lunches. Cruise but as pensioners, we were appalled to see the price on a low level brand of wine at such a shocking price!! As we lashed out for the lunch all we could was to buy the wine! Not very happy but loved the cruise???
[email protected]
Product: Just did!! In last message

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for the review of your experience of your Cruise. We believe our wine pricing to be equal to any contemporary dining establishment in Sydney.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Top Deck Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: Fabulous cruise would recommend it and the service was fantastic.
Product: Top Deck lunch was very nice

Review for Top Deck Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: They were very prompt at serving us. The food was good. The cruise was good, but the wine was too expensive. We have been on Captain Cook Cruises several times and enjoyed it each time.
Product: food good wine expensive.

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7 months ago
5/5

Service: I would definitely recommend Captain Cook Cruises and I am already planning a return visit. I have also told friends and work colleagues it was wonderful experience and they should book. i have already emailed to advise that when I called Captain Cook direct I was very impressed with Summer as she went out of her way to be helpful. I had originally called to see if another site I was going to book through was using Captain Cook vessels. I would now only go direct to CCC and this is due to Summer. Congratulations to Summer. I also want to express thanks to our lovely waitress - Gisele. She attended to our every need and was so happy and attentive. She was busy and everyone wanted her attention and no one had to wait and she always was smiling. You have two great employees and I am sure many more so keep hold of them. On boarding all the staff were extremely pleasant.
Product: Left comments on previous page of our Top Deck Lunch.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: I go on a lunch cruise with captain cook cruises 4 times a year, always a pleasant experience and the food great
Product: Thoroughly recommend... I prefer the shorter cruise and a super way to see this beautiful city. Food was great too

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7 months ago
4/5

Service: They tried to please us in everything.
Product: Everything was most satisfactory.

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7 months ago
5/5

Steph and the rest of the staff are really helpful and very professional and the Trish MS Research Foundation's volunteers are extremely grateful for Captain Cook Cruises' very generous support.

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7 months ago
4/5

Service: Did not realise the amount of steps up to top deck and not so agile as used to be. Spoiled the start of lunch as very tiring with a stick to negotiate. Very surprised don’t adhere to disability and discrimination act as we have to in UK.
Product: Excellent lunch and quality of food exceptional

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7 months ago
5/5

We had a great top deck lunch cruise with lovely food. It was worth paying extra for the premium drinks and the window seat. Huge bonus was going round twice which we hadn't realised was going to happen. It meant we could enjoy our food inside with no commentary on the first trip then go to the outside for photos and with commentary on the second trip. Great afternoon!

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7 months ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic experience, outstanding
Product: Amazing food and service :)

Review for Top Deck Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Great afternoon out. Highly recommend it to any visitor to Sydney. Boat was very well presented.
Product: Food was great. Awesome afternoon

Review for Top Deck Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Was really good. and accommodated when i asked for something that was originally gluten free. Brandon was really nice to us as well! made sure we were satisfied and had a very enjoyable experience

Review for Top Deck Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: I use lunch and dinner cruises a few times a year either with close friends as a super-relaxed time out together or with overseas visitors to show them something truly different and special about Sydney. Your meal cruises fulfil those aims admirably.
In particular with a limited but good menu, you offer very nice meals with minimal fuss and timing which must be a ****** to keep to. With a glass or two and the effortless views, the whole trip makes for an unforgettable experience. Many thanks.
Product: I already did in No. 1. It was great.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: My husband and I had a most delightful day on Captain Cook Top Deck lunch cruise celebrating my birthday. Staff food and drinks were all very good. The weather was perfect.
Product: Excellent day with helpful staff, lovely food and drinks.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Fabulous, attentive service & top quality food
Product: Great value - imagine >>> full sit-down lunch of the best quality, afloat in one of the top tourist destinations anywhere in the world - all for below $70; unbeatable value!

Review for Top Deck Lunch

9 months ago
1/5

The food was good,service awlful, waiters passed us by,dirty dishes were not removed.It is was to be a special day for us, but we were very disappointed in something we have enjoyed many times.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for the review of your experience of your Cruise. We can assure you that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient service. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, especially regarding food, drinks and service as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our catering and hospitality manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Top Deck Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Joey our waiter was spotless! Marvelous food and drinks. We also got an amazing window table at the bow of the ship - I suggest you pay extra for this. And the weather was also perfect for it. Recommend!
Product: We had the Salmon and the Beef. Cooked perfectly! Drinks menu also very good.

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9 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent viewing and great food!!
Product: View was 10star easy. Food was grear too. Well worth it!!

Review for Top Deck Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Was very impressed with the food & beverage service, the staff were excellent & very nice.
Product: Very good, excellent food & service

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9 months ago
5/5

I highly recommend the top deck lunch cruise. The service was excellent and the food was superb. The cruise was to celebrate a birthday. The staff went out of their way to decorate the dessert and present it with a sparkler with very little notice. They even sang happy birthday when they brought out the dessert. Thankyou for making a very memorable birthday experience.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: We had the most perfect day on Sydney 2000 the weather was excellent staff were very pleasant and the meal was very enjoyable and of course the setting was first class
Product: excellent value for everything on board

Review for Top Deck Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything was great, thank you.
Product: Staff & food were great..

Review for Top Deck Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

The customer service was fantastic and friendly. The views and food were amazing. It was all punctual and well organised.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

10 months ago
4/5

the Sydney harbour cruise lunch was nice and enjoyable. Thank you for the service.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

10 months ago
2/5

Service: service was only average meal was forgotten was asked if we had eaten only after everyone else had eaten. food was excelent
compared to last time service needs to be improved
Product: food was excellent desert could be inproved

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for the review of your experience of your Cruise. We can assure you that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient service. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, especially regarding food, drinks and service as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our hospitality manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Top Deck Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Very good service
Product: Wine was far too expensive

Review for Top Deck Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: As usual the service was excellent with the staff on board catering to all our needs. The food was also well received by all and up to the standard we have come to expect form Captain Cook Cruises.
Thank you very much
Product: Given the challenge of feeding 40 very hungry men at one time, the food was excellent

Review for Top Deck Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Once again a very enjoyable day out. The food and service was great and nothing was a bother. This is the second time we have done the cruise....we even had a window seat.....a great day out!!!!!
Product: Good value.

Cheaper than last year which was a pleasant surprise.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Service: Great service..great meal and great cruise
Product: Good value for a delicious meal

Review for Top Deck Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: The whole experience was excellent with helpful and friendly staff, lunch was served promptly, the boat left on time and returned on time and the weather was great. aircon was a little cool but overall experience great
Product: Food was excellent and staff friendly and courtious

Review for Top Deck Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Great food, well organised, thoroughly enjoyable day on the harbour
Product: Maybe a bit pricey but a great day

Review for Top Deck Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Excellent service, excellent staff and fantastic lunching experience all round for our group of 9. Keep up the good work guys!

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11 months ago
4/5

Service: LOVELY SMOOTH RIDE, GOOD LUNCH, VERY PLEASANT STAFF
Product: good food well presented.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Great experience with my mum. Beautiful food great service!
Product: Easy to use great customer service

Review for Top Deck Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

Service: The service was very good . The menu choice was not as good as previous lunches.
Product: Price was expected. Fair.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Great Service and very friendly.
Wonderful meal.

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