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. The vessel will pick-up from both locations. 

*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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YOUR SAY CHRISTMAS DAY - I would like you to know how great my experience was on the Sky Deck Lunch. The service, food and wine was unbelievable. Judy, Sydney

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Rating
3 hours ago
5/5

I had a relative from Greece with me and we found the whole experience great

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 days ago
5/5

Food and Service were both excellent on this trip. We paid extra for a guaranteed window seat for our lunchtime cruise but found this was not actually necessary as there was not many customers that day so everyone got a window seat. We also paid for the deluxe drinks package but again we would say unless you can drink a lot just pay for your drinks as you want them.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

5 days ago
5/5

Service: Service, food and cruise was great. Our group enjoyed it very much. The cruise itself was smooth, relaxing and just the right amount of time - 3.5hrs.
Product: The service of the staff and food was great. Only 1 area of improvement and that is the coffee service. That was the only downside to the meal. We ordered cappuccinos but they were more like flat whites. The coffee was too strong and not hot enough when ordered. It was not barista made which was expected based on the menu options and pictures shown.

If there is a way to improve access to the Top Deck lunch area for disabled guests that would be great. Understand this is difficult on a boat but something to consider.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Excellent staff and Service, the View speaks for its self,
Product: nice food very small meals

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 weeks ago
5/5

A fantastic experience

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Food and service were excellent
Product: Perfect

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Comfortable boat, good food and friendly service on the most beautiful harbour in the world - how could it be anything but a 5 star experience!
Product: Good food, presentation and service on the most beautiful harbour in the world

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: The right special thing to do for a friend visiting Sydney, of advancing years on perhaps the hottest day of the year. Staff were attentive and helpful. Food was good, although a third prawn with the entree would have been more in keeping with the cost.
That we had finished our lunch before the first pick up at Circular Quay, and intended to to both circuits on the harbor, didn't quite work for us. A tad too much too soon. Better quality coffee, than that provided by the machine would have been very much appreciated given the cost of the cruise.
Product: I actually thought I was booking for a buffet and found I was in an a la carte situation.
Perhaps would have preferred buffet.
On line booking obviously didn't register clearly with me, however I am older and not so savvy with on line booking.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 weeks ago
5/5

Thoughly enjoyable day, great food , great commentary and very good service.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Great service
Product: The barramundi was very tasty

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 month ago
4/5

Service: Generally good. On boarding could have been assisted by telling people which deck to go. Nice meal butcould have been hotter.
Product: Nice meal could have been hotter.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: I booked a 3 course lunch cruise on the top deck for my staff for Christmas.
The boat was lovely, the food delicious and the wait staff were amazing, great service and friendly. I would highly recommend this cruise and look forward to trying more in the future. Thank you Captain Cook Cruises
Product: Booked online, plenty if information, easy to navigate and pay online

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Book on line only one hour before and everything worked smoothly Staff on the boat were excellent and It was just a very enjoyable couple of hours

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: The service on the 27/11/2019 I booked for 16 people for the lunch time cruise to celebrate my 80 th Birthday and there is only word to describe the day including the weather was EXCELLENT
Product: I enjoyed the day on the 27/11/ 2019 I have booked for the start for the Sydney to Hobart 26/12/2019 cruise

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 month ago
2/5

Service: Staff was not friendly. 2-course meal is expensive
Product: The food is average and not delicious

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Very good service. Nothing wrong.
Product: Good price, but an increase may be to much for us pensioner ladies.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 month ago
2/5

Service: Quality and quantity of food very disappointing
Service by staff great always smiling
Product: Quality of Food disappointing

Review for Top Deck Lunch

1 month ago
4/5

Service: Great food and service. This is the second time that we have used Captain Cook. We had 45 guests this time around, but unfortunately we were spread around the deck and not sat with each other. Would have been a 5 star if we were.
Product: Very good value for money. The food was lovely.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Great value for money.
Product: Great value for money, scenic route, friendly staff.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

Excellent food,fantastic view, polite service,next year buy window seats for my husband birthday!

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2 months ago
2/5

Service: As soon as we entered, we were seated and only started to make ourselves comfortable when approached by a very rude staff member demanding that we order immediately. We haven’t even had a chance to look at the menu! The staff was irritated and was trying to hurry us and became impatient when we asked him about certain wine selection. He lacked knowledge in the wine and eventually when I chose the one I had already purchased before, he ended up bringing the wrong one to the table - not to mention he forgot about our wine altogether so that we didn’t have our drinks until we had already finished all our entree and were half way through our main course. It was only brought to us when I had to remind the staff member that we were yet to receive the wine. I asked the staff that I wanted to speak to his manager but he became very aggressive and wanted to stand nearby when I specifically requested to speak in private. I felt really uncomfortable and terrified being on the cruise with him. Long story short, the manager listened to my concerns and made sure he wasn’t serving us.
Product: The service really ruined the whole experience for us.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are disappointed to read that the service on your cruise wasn't to your standards. 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 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

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Service was good, food well presented and well cooked.
The hardest part was getting up the steep stairs to the dining room.

Sadly we may not be ABLE to come again because of those stairs.
Product: Very good food well presented.

Photographer worked well and produced purchasable merchandise.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 months ago
2/5

Service: I expected a 3 hour cruise just over 2 hours
Product: Food was nice

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you very much for your review. Our Top Deck Lunch Cruise runs for 1hr 45min. Our Long Lunch Cruise runs for up to 3hr 30min. We apologize for your misunderstanding.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 months ago
2/5

Service: We were entertaining visitors from Canada and they were going to be impressed by Sydney harbour anyway, but as a local my wife and I thought the experience only average when it could have been much better.

The welcome on board was good. Seating by the window was fine and the table service and food good average for a meal at a good restaurant in Sydney.

The disappointing part was the extent of the cruise. The brochure and website indicated that the pick up was at 12:15 for a 12:30pm cruise time and a 3:45pm return to Circular Quay. We got back to Circular Quay at 2:15pm with the only prospect a second cruise around the same route we had already taken.
Product: See previous comments as above

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are pleased that you enjoyed the service and food on your cruise. Our cruise times are listed on our website for complete transparency for our customers and we follow this as closely as possible. We also display our cruise routes on our website for all our cruises to enable customers the opportunity to know where they will be cruising and what to expect.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Great service and experience!

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

Service: I would recommend them again
Product: Good food efficiently served

Review for Top Deck Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: The booking on-line was easy, the crew were helpful and pleasant, the cruise was informative and interesting and above all, the food was excellent. We had a great time.
Product: Great view and excellent food. We had very attentive waiters and enjoyed the company of those sitting around us. We highly recommend this cruise to anyone wanting good food and a wonderful view of the city.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

4 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Top Deck Lunch

4 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Top Deck Lunch

4 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Top Deck Lunch

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Top Deck Lunch

5 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

6 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Top Deck Lunch

6 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

6 months ago
5/5

Table service was friendly, prompt

Review for Top Deck Lunch

8 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

8 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.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

9 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

Review for Top Deck Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Top Deck Lunch

9 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

Review for Top Deck Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Great Trip

Review for Top Deck Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Top Deck Lunch

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

10 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

11 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

Review for Top Deck Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Top Deck Lunch

11 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.

Review for Top Deck Lunch

11 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

Review for Top Deck Lunch

11 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!

Review for Top Deck Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Top Deck Lunch

11 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

11 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

12 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

12 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

12 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!

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