Top Deck Lunch Cruise

Long lunches are a revered and infamous Aussie pastime, where friends and family start by coming together with endless plates of food and wine but finish with memories that can last a lifetime. At Captain Cook Cruises, our Top Deck Lunch Cruise on the harbour offers an exceptional restaurant experience for you and your loved ones. Featuring à la carte dining and endless Sydney Harbour views this is one waterfront restaurant you won't want to miss.

For 50 years Captain Cook Cruises has been in the business of making family memories and our Top Deck Lunch on the water will be the purveyor of many, many more. This lunch cruise with a view features 3-course à la carte dining and contemporary Australian cuisine. Our chef’s local seafood selection is a guest favourite, as are our tender Australian beef steaks.

There is a reason this lunch takes place on the upper restaurant deck of our most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000. These Harbour views while floating across Sydney Harbour don’t get much more premium than this.

Welcome aboard to our Top Deck Lunch experience.

Dress Code:

  • Harbour Bar & Restaurant: Casual - no thongs or singlets
  • Lunch, High Tea & Sunset Dinner: Smart Casual 
  • Brilliant, Gold & Platinum Dinners: We recommend Smart & Stylish - collared shirts for men and jackets in winter

Menus & Special Diets 

  • Lunch, High Tea, Sunset Dinner & Brilliant Dinner menus have at least one vegetarian and gluten-free entrée, main and dessert 
  • Gold and Platinum are specialty menus and we regret there are no special diet variations available 
  • A Children's menu is available on Premium Dining 
  • A Kid's menu is available on Casual Dining
  • Vew our menus for further details 

Car Parking 

About Your Vessel
Cruise aboard Sydney’s premier cruising restaurant, the spectacular MV Sydney 2000. World leaders, dignitaries’ celebrities, president’s, Prime Minister’s and sport stars have all enjoyed the magic of Sydney harbour from a Captain Cook vessel. Our air-conditioned restaurants are as waterfront as it comes, with 360-degree million-dollar views and expansive outdoor decks. Oversized windows throughout offer superb viewing no matter where you are seated on the vessel. From time to time, due to maintenance and scheduling, vessels may change. Our restaurant fleet includes Sydney 2000, John Cadman 2 and Captain Cook 3.

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​​Children Under 18 Years

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

Credit Card Fraud Prevention

  • At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online

Terms & Conditions 

  • Special payment and cancellation conditions apply to all special offers and special events. View our terms and conditions

Inclusions

  • 3-course à la carte dining
  • Up to two circuits of the harbour – each circuit approx. 90-minutes
  • Expansive windows, premium upper deck seating offering million-dollar views
  • Personalised service
  • Menu

Need to know

Timetable

View of the full schedule of pick up and drop off times for the Harbour Bar & Restaurant. First pick up is Darling Harbour, followed by Circular Quay before completing each circuit of the Harbour. Please note special timetables operate on selected dates

Departs Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1 Circular Quay Wharf 6 
Friday - Sunday
Check availability for additional departures
Depart  12:00pm, 1:30pm
Disembark 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm
Depart 12:30pm
Disembark 2:00pm, 3:30pm

Check Your Date   Check your date for special events & changes to the normal cruise program

Car Parking Specials  Remember to also check your date for NSW road closures 

Find Us

Wynyard Station to King St Wharf Map - 6 minute walk

YOUR SAY HIGH TEA - Our experience was 10/10. Food and cruise exceeded expectations. Johnathan & Laura

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85 % approval from 145 responses

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Rating
7 months ago
5/5

We were very well looked after, we enjoyed our meal and the whole experience

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
2/5

On reaching the vessel, the ushers led us to a small table hardly enough to fit two adults, let alone with a three year old.
Later, another staff took us to larger table, thanks to her.
While other patrons were having the main course we had to call the attention of the crew for them to take our order. The whole experience was like having to wait for everyone before we are served. Food was good other wise my rating would be two star

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
2/5

We were extremely disappointed with the incompetent administration staff at the Captain Cook Pier 26 office. We missed our boat because the woman told us to wait at King St Wharf no 8. She drew the location on a map, but failed to give us the map. We waited 45 minutes at the wrong wharf and missed our boat, then had to walk to Circular quay. When phoning the office for options, they were also very unsympathetic and offered very little service except 'you'd better walk fast' .
We were a party of ten - including two seniors over 60, a heavily (9 months) pregnant young lady and a woman with a broken foot in a cam-boot, and two children. The walk was 1.5 kms and we only had 15 minutes until the boat left.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to note that we have already corresponded via email. We always encourage our customers to check the website concerning more information about your cruise. Our departure points are listed on our website, and on this occasion there may have been a miscommunication between you and your staff member. Please be assured your feedback has been forwarded to our reservations manager for review.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Everything was perfect

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: Service is always excellent which makes the whole experience very enjoyable
Product: Excellent food and friendly service

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Excellent service. Great food and drink. Informative commentary. Exceptional value for money. Would highly recommend.

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything!! Superb service. Beautiful Food. We had friends from the USA and we found it the perfect way to show them around the harbour. Our table service was brilliant.
Product: We had a superb experience Lovely food.

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: It was magic - Service was excellent and food was tops
Product: The personal service and food was fantastic

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

The service throughout the cruise was very good. As soon as we were seated, the wait-staff were already chasing gluten-free options for me. Everyone was welcoming and attentive.

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful trip showcasing one if the worlds great harbours. 4 Hours including a 3 course meal of impecable quality. The Sydney Opera House and Bridge were best seen in this relaxed mode. Our American guest in her late 70's totally enjoyed it.
Product: It enabled us to relax and enjoy the scenery

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: The lunch cruise was great from the moment we stepped onto the boat. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Having our 'own' table waitress made us feel more comfortable and more important.
Product: The price is very good for all the service and the time we spent on the boat. The food was delicious. A little disappointed that tea and coffee aren't included in the price even if that means raising the price a little.

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

We did the 3 hour Long Lunch to celebrate a Wedding Anniversary.
The food was very nice and well presented.
Staff were very professional, and gave us a special treat for our Anniversary.

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Wonderful service from the moment we checked in. Our 3 course long lunch was excellent and I was so pleased that my American guests enjoyed our gorgeous harbour so much. Will certainly recommend this cruise to anyone

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: The cruise and the service high class
Product: The food and hospitality

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
4/5

good overall but a bit to exspansive

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a wonderful day on the Harbour Cruise.
The service was good, the wine was good and the food was good.
The boat was clean and maintained well.
Product: Same as above

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: Yes I would recommend them. All the staff were lovely and very courteous. The food was excellent.
Product: Good menu excellent service excellent food

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: Very pleasant ,relaxing with good menu and drinks on a special day.
Product: Quality, portions, faultless

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Ji would certainly recommend.

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
4/5

Good food, informative cruise.

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
4/5

Service: The food and service was really good the overall experience was very enjoyable. It was nice not to be rushed just sit back enjoy view. The price of photos was also resonable as this sometimes is just out of the roof.
Product: It was just a great day on tbe harbour with good foof and good service

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: Good seating and good service with the drinks package
A good time had by all
Surprised by a vacancy at last minute as it was my Birthday as well as Valentine’s Day
We have done a number of Captain Cook cruises and have recommended to a lot of friends including from Overseas
Product: Internet would not work and had to phone but then all good

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent cruise, service and food made for the perfect day on the world's best harbour.
Product: The best way to spend an afternoon on Sydney Harbour. Great food, great service and exceptional value.

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
4/5

Good presentation and service. Quick, and tasty food. Great ambientation. Ok portion size.Suggest that people can request a window seat when booking.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
4/5

Service: Service was great, friendly staff, loved the food.
Highly recommend..
Product: Highly recommend

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Very enjoyable trip and meal, the staff was great!

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Service before and during the Long Lunch Cruise was amazing. My work team unfortunately had to cancel our Xmas Lunch Cruise at the last minute in December 2019 (out of our control) and the service team understood and although the cost was not refundable, they provided a credit for a future cruise which we took in February when we were all back from leave. Re booking was no problem and the food and service onboard was fantastic.
Product: Amazing food and food choice. Very filling and tasted fantastic! Wine choice was also great and the option to get off earlier suited some of our work team and for those who didn't have to rush back to the office, we enjoyed the 4.5hours cruising around the harbour. Only fault was the coffee wasn't great.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: The booking was easy to make online. Easy pickup of tickets at the wharf. The waitstaff were courteous and efficient and the food was excellent. I did find the commentary hard to hear at times, however I don't know how this could be fixed without it being too loud.
Product: Excellent food and service.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: From the booking agent to the waiters the service was excellent
they were friendly and polite
Product: As this was a special lunch celebrating our wedding anniversary I would of like to have white table cloth on the tables...to look a bit more formal.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: service, booking, food and crew were all excellent
Product: I could not break down the drinks package to include 3 premium and one standard, not sure if this is an option but for the difference in price it didn't matter, easy to do online booking other than that, thankyou

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
4/5

Service: Good environment, good food and nice service. Only that staff need more attention in customers caring.
Product: Staff are helpful and nice.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
1/5

Service: Would never go again terrible
Product: I hated the heat no air conditioning

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy your cruise experience. Our dining cruises do feature air conditioning. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, including the cruise temperature, as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. Please 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 Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
4/5

Service: Overall as good as our past experiences. Idling at piers fills ship with diesel fumes which is unfortunate when you are enjoying dining.
Product: Good food and good service.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was very good and staff were friendly
Product: The tiger prawn entrée was only made of 2 medium prawns and every person who order this was disappointed by this amount as it was not sufficient for an entrée, a few more would have made a difference in the rating

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality. 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 manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: it was great food/service/view
Product: great value of money

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

great customer service. good food.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent food, plenty of time to eat, chat and go up deck to take in the views. Would certainly do it again, especially with international guests.
Product: Great food, very tasty and just the right portion sizes.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
2/5

The cruise itself was great, and we took the long lunchtime cruise so went up on top for the second run around the harbour - this was quite entertaining and we enjoyed the narration that plays.

The lunch itself though was quite ordinary. The meat was dry, the food fairly tasteless, just not particularly enjoyable.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. 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. 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 Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Outstanding service, great food, nice wines, one of the best ways to spend a long lunch is to take a Captain Cook Long Lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour. The staff were happy, friendly and attentive, and they made our experience top notch.
Product: Good value for money, combining good food, great attentive service and outstanding comfort.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
2/5

Service: I have been on the top deck cruise before and found our meals were not quite up to previous standards
Product: As above

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. 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, so we are disappointed that you felt this was not the case on this occasion. Please be assured your feedback has been forwarded to our catering manager for review.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
4/5

Service: My son and I enjoyed our lunchtime cruise on Sydney Harbour immensely. Our waitress, Enid, was lovely. She was polite, friendly and efficient and made sure all our needs were taken care of.

We had booked a window table, however our table was next to a large and very loud group booking. We asked to be moved and Enid arranged it quickly, with no fuss. She relocated us to another window table away from the group. The rest of our cruise was delightful.

The menu was small, however it had something for everyone. My son enjoyed the ravioli for entree, a perfectly cooked eye fillet for main and a 'stone' coconut concoction for desert which he said was delicious! I ordered the king prawn entree, the eggplant vegetarian dish for main and the chocolate caramel for desert. All were mouth-watering delicious.

We will definitely do this cruise again.
Product: Excellent food, excellent service, excellent views. A perfect way to spend the day on Sydney Harbour.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
4/5

Service: The long lunch cruise was very enjoyable, meal was more than satisfactory although on the small size. My major disappointment was for the second half on the cruise there was practically no waiter service as all were too busy setting up for the dinner cruise. Trying to get a drink was an effort and we had prepaid for drinks.
Product: Think that the lack of waiter service spoilt what was a a very enjoyable cruise.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Very good memories of a trip on the ship "Captain Cook".
Great lunch, polite staff, sunny and warm weather!
What more to wish!
Thanks for all.
Product: Buying lunch on your boat was very successful. We were fed an excellent dinner, we saw and photographed the sights of Sydney.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
2/5

The service was great but the food wasn’t as good as I had hoped. The drinks were quite expensive and I think it‘a a shame that there’s no kids menu.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. 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. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our catering manager for review. We believe our 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 Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Unfortunately the day we had booked was very smoky but I think captain cook made an excellent day. We got to see all the tourist attractions very close and the staff was amazing. We got a beautiful window seat for 6 people, and we didn't pay extra for that. Big plus. I really recommend to book long lunch, and 3 course. The food was perfect, and also you will have more time to see things. :)

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
4/5

Nice harbour cruise with a good lunch menu

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
4/5

Well run. Food good for this type of service. Staff well trained/friendly.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: We have dined on the Sydney 2000 several times for both Lunch and Dinner and the quality and service has been absolutely world class always from the booking thru to the welcome aboard, the table wait staff, the menu choice a d presentation all tops!
Product: Good value

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Outstanding food. Exceptional service. Thoroughly wonderful lunch.Three and a half hours of enjoyment.
Product: It was an outstanding experience - from start to finish.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Meal and service was fantastic would defiantly recommend.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: The booking was done quickly and well. The Crew were very respectful and kept us informed. They looked for our well-being with getting on and off the vessel - saw us to our assigned places, made friendly comments and hoped that we would have a pleasant time on the Harbour.
Our table occupants next to us were very friendly and we found out that we had some connections with family previously unaware of. They found out that we were Religious Sisters celebrating our 65th Anniversary of becoming Sisters, and bought us our wine as a friendly gesture. One of the Staff (Laura) who was attending to us, noticed what was happening, and enquired the reason for our celebrating. At the end of our meal she brought us a beautiful ice-cold flute of champagne with a fizzing sparkler, and that was the most beautiful gesture we could imagine.
Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy the Harbour with your Captain Cook Cruises, and thank you to all the Crew who made the afternoon a time to remember.
Product: The food was delicious and beautifully set out. A sight for the eyes and the senses!

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

The food was delicious. It was a great experience to take my mum on who was visiting from the UK. The only recommendation I would make is some entertaining for those who have booked the long lunch.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Have done this cruise twice last year and this year. The food and the service is fantastic. I took a friend with me this year a first time experience which exceeded her expectations. The long lunch three course cruise is the best way to experience the bay and relax. Would recommend to anyone visiting Sydney.
Product: It was an easy transaction.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Overall it was good, not great. Service was initially very slow-we ordered the drinks package and we were seated for 45 mins and had our entree before a glass of wine arrived. Service speed did improve after this. Food was good although not amazing-the fish was a little dry. Beautiful views of the harbour and a nice way to see it on a very hot day -I had visitors from Canada who loved being able to see our beautiful harbour in the comfort of air conditioning.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

I live in the East Sydney and enjoy it’s harbour. My London friend wanted a boat experience w lunch. I chose a high end experience and was not disappointed. Service n staff very friendly. I say this even tho there was a mix up w my window seating. Yet problem solved w ease. Food was really Cook n my steak cooked to perfection. And the scenic views of our harbour is a delight.
Thank you and I will take all visitors on this cruise.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful lunch cruise with our friends from the central coast spending a day on the harbour. Staff were very accommodating and courteous.
Product: Easy to purchase on the website

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

A most enjoyable cruise on New Year's Day.
Food was excellent and the service great.
Definitely recommend. We will be back.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
2/5

Service: All staff were very polite. Our waitress Bibi was very attentive.
Product: We had guests from Chicago and quite frankly were embarrassed with the meal. Firstly, it wasn't the long leisurely lunch we thought it would be. Everything came out so fast and we were through the meal before we knew it. Three out of four of us ordered the barramundi and it was so dry. The fourth guest didn't eat much of her meal. I would have preferred to have fresh fruit than the desserts offered. For paying close to $100 per head I would have expected a better standard of food.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. Our cruise duration is optimised to provide the best timing between courses, as well as allowing customers to enjoy the ambience and views unobstructed by food. We apologise if you felt this was not the case on this occasion. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality. 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 our feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Fantastic food and service!

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
2/5

Service: We boarded at Darling Harbour at midday and by 1.20 p.m. we had only had our entree and one drink, the waitress was extremely busy and did not have time to return to our table for orders. Our booking was for 6 with long lunch and premium drinks package. Every year we have friends from Germany and Melbourne who come to Sydney for a lunch harbour cruise with us. Normally we book with Majestic, but this year we felt that your cruise offer was superior, unfortunately this was not the case, as we were disappointed with the delay in service. We had to follow up on our main meals as other tables had received and finished their mains and we had not been served.
Product: Service of 3 course meal was very slow.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

good

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Very good
Product: Service and food excellent

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: The on board service and on time departure
Product: Worth for the money

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
2/5

Service: two prawns, a small piece of fish, isn't really an entrée and main meal. Service was slow, in direct contrast to what we experienced last year on the xmas day cruise(hard to believe its the same company). Positive, was the young Chinese man Tomotero? who held the boat to wait for a couple of our stragglers, and then organised for a late arrival to join us at Circular Quay, he was very good.
Product: not enough to eat, no potato, chips, rice or pasta

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality, so we apologise if you felt this was not the case on this occasion. Our menu is listed on our website and we always encourage customers to view this to understand the inclusions on their selected cruise. 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 Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: everything was fantastic great way to spend our anniversary thankyou.. would recomend to our friends
Product: food was fantastic and wait service

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

The service was really professional. Food was deliciously awesome. I would use Captain Cook whenever I get a chance.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
2/5

To be honest we were a little disappointed. The food was great but there were issues with the service.

Our waiter had no idea what was going on. He gave us the wrong drinks menu and did t even know how long the cruise was for. He was slow and looked flustered.

Then we got held up getting back to Circular Quay due to a cruise ship leaving. While I appreciate it wasn’t the crew’s fault they didn’t provide us with information couldn’t tell is when we were getting in and wouldn’t let anyone even get a drink from the bar. The hold up was in the end close to an hour.

Also with the one boat trying to accommodate several different cruise options it didn’t feel personal we just kind of felt hearses through.

We have been on several cruises on the harbour in Sydney and other harbours around the world and this was left me a bit wanting.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. 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, drinks and service as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. Our Cruise Director should also relay any information provided regarding the any external situations, so we apologise for this inconvenience. 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 Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Have been on the Long Lunch cruise many times, it’s that good! The food is lovely, and we love that it’s not a buffet, and the service is excellent also. A very pleasant and relaxing afternoon.
Product: Great lunch with excellent views and we love that it’s not a buffet lunch. Have been on this cruise many times and we will be back.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Yes recommend them to anyone who asks. Very friendly and kept an eye on us in case we needed anything
Product: Delicious all of it very happy with the food and service

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Very good all round

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff and crew were very accommodating
Product: Wonderful food and choices

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: Great service and it was a great day. Thank you
Product: Everything was great, thanks

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: On the whole the service was very good except for one important request for my elderly parents to be near the bathroom and preferably have no stairs. They were on the second floor the furthest table from the entrance and bathroom with 2 flights of stairs. Mum didn't fall and break anything and they had a lovely lunch but it could have been disastrous as she's 80 with shocking balance and osteoporosis.
Product: the food, views and tour was lovely, my parents had a great day on the harbour

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
2/5

Service: Abit average. Waiter was hardly around or available. Service was below average. Meal was average. Overall i was disappointed this time and this is our third xmas cruise lunch with group
Product: Price is reasonable if it matched the service. Otherwise our group had a hood timr with our company.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality, so we are disappointed that you felt this was not the case on this occasion. 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 catering and hospitality manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Great overall service from all team members. Could not fault them whatsoever. I organised a 3 course lunch cruise for my work Christmas party. Great quality and friendly service. The food was very tasty and promptly served. The cruise itself was the perfect amount of time to enjoy all 3 courses and enjoy some sight seeing. I would definitely recommend.
Product: The 3 course long lunch was delicious. The boat was also very nice. The cruise itself was the perfect amount of time to allow us with time to enjoy the meal and spend some time on the deck enjoying the views. Overall, a very well organised and managed cruise.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was very good, the staff who looked after us were polite and friendly.
Product: The food was very nice however the portion size was small for my group. My group can be described as hungry, thirsty men.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: Food was amazing! service a little slow towards the end. a person was left on-board after our Christmas party as they were in the toilets when we docked. Perhaps announcements on docking and leaving should be considered. We were docked for a long time in the middle of our cruise, again an announcement would have been appreciated. However, overall it was great!
Product: Food was amazing! service a little slow towards the end. a person was left on-board after our Christmas party as they were in the toilets when we docked. Perhaps announcements on docking and leaving should be considered. We were docked for a long time in the middle of our cruise, again an announcement would have been appreciated.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: Service was great however one of our tables did not get the same service as the other 4
Product: The food was excellent, everyone's meal was fabulous. Chicken tender and the beef was delicious.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Amazing!!

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: Service was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble for staff. We had a very enjoyable lunch
Product: Good value for very good food. Drinks a little expensive

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Great cruise with plenty of room for everyone. Wonderful staff and service and the food was fantastic.
Product: Great selection of refreshments and food

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: Enjoyable cruise. Nice cruise boat. Friendly and helpful staff.
Product: We enjoyed the cruise but were disappointed that there was no commentary at all in the dining room. No welcome aboard, no explanation of what was happening, and no indication of points of interest.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
4/5

Very good waiter service. The wine was very expensive $50 a bottle!!! WHY

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service and value for money.
Product: Excellent value for money and great food

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
4/5

Service: pretty good service and food
Product: Not bad value for money

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
4/5

Service: Our team were rather impressed with the ship and the service.
The 3 course luncheon was great & the drinks were nice.
When cruising the harbour, we thought the cruise was over when the ship pulled up to the wharf, after a couple of minutes. The boat took off again. Would have been nice to know that the ship was pulling up a couple of times, so I could let staff aware if they wanted to leave early they could. Besides that we all had an amazing time.
Product: The payment side of things was really easy. We paid in two installments(deposit & final payment) via credit card, there is an additional charge but it was a rather easy process.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
4/5

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Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
2/5

Service: Bigger meals and free coffee and tea
Product: Could be bigger meals, should have free coffee and tea available

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. Like all fine dining restaurants, tea and coffee are an additional extra and therefore payment is required for these luxuries. 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, so we are disappointed that you felt this was not the case on this occasion. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, especially regarding food, drink and service ass they will be able to solve the problem immediately. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our catering hospitality manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
2/5

Service: 1. The quality of the food has declined in the last 12 months. Also, smaller portions and not served piping hot.
2. We paid for a premium bar package, but it was not much different to a standard package.
Product: See above................

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. 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, so we are disappointed that you felt this was not the case on this occasion. We offer a range of bar packages, with a variation of prices resulting in a greater selection of beverage options available. 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 Long Lunch

10 months ago
4/5

Service: Could do boarding arrangements better. Separate lines for each deck
Product: Good food and service

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service. Absolutely no complaints. Would thoroughly recommend Captain Cook Cruises.
Product: Thoroughly enjoyed a number of Long Lunches we've been on. Will continue to do so while ever the standard remains as it is.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent cruise, great food, fabulous wait staff
Product: bit late getting onboard, but everything else was perfect

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: AAA service food was excellent
Product: I was given a voucher for a birthday present

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service was great. Very professional and pleasant.. The cruise was a nice circuit to follow offering some iconic picture opportunities and facts along the way. Note, I could only hear the audio narrative when upstairs and outside. I think there should be screens inside with the audio and subtitles running.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: My whole group all had an excellent day. The food was great the service brilliant and tour
around the harbour could not have been any better - perfect !
Product: The staff especially Blaire were very helpful at all calls, even on Sunday morning

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was great. We had the best time for our work xmas party lunch and having our own waitress was brilliant.
Product: The selection of dishes on the menu was great and catered well for all dietary requirements.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Thoroughly enjoyed the lunch cruise. Would recommend to anyone. Food was good. The wait staff very friendly. The only small negative was asking for some drinks a couple of times and they seem to have forgotten. In the end we got drinks so nothing too bad. Also, didn't realise the ship berthed twice at both docks. Was about to get off at Circular Quay the first time and then the ship left again. So nice to stay on but an announcement might have been good to let us know it was a choice to get off or not.
Product: Value for money.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: We have used Captain Cook many times with the same vessel and the same package. The quality of service and food seems to improve each year.
Product: Sometimes a cruise similar to this people are served up very ordinary food. This is not the case with Captain Cook. The food is of very high quality and the wine is from a very well respected vineyard in the Hunter Valley.
No skimping on cheap food by Captain Cook

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

The service was exceptional

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Such a wonderful way to spend a cruising day on the harbour , clean and comfortable. The staff do a wonderful job.
Product: The food choices were great as we all have different tastes , the selection of wines and beers were wonderful.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

We just loved our long lunch and were blown away by the great service and food. On a return trip we would definitely do this again.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
4/5

Service: We had a great time on the cruise. Food was good and service was friendly.

Only negative was the delay from ordering a drink to receiving it. One order did not make it to the bar staff. I did have to go to the bar twice to order or receive the drinks myself.
Product: Overall happy with the long lunch.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: I had the most wonderful three course luncheon on the Captain Cook's Sydney Harbour. The service was friendly and considerate and the table settings immaculate.
The view was fabulous and the speed and direction of the cruise very suitable for sightseeing and photography. The food was five star. I'd do it again and recommend it highly.
Product: Fabulous food and presentation, timed well and generous portions.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
2/5

The lunch and service was good.
We didn't enjoy the fact that we spent a lot of time (around 40%) in the docks rather than actually cruising in the harbour.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Great food, great service, excellent views, lovely atmosphere. Definitely recommend the 3 course long lunch
Product: Great service, food, atmosphere, and amazing views

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Service: Good food and service, except for desserts which were a bit disappointing (not very tasty and looked like it might have been random mass produced frozen desserts). Overall a great experience with great views, but still on the expensive side. I would recommend for tourists but maybe not for Sydneysiders who are already familiar with harbour views and sights.
Product: Good food and service, except for desserts which were a bit disappointing (not very tasty and looked like it might have been random mass produced frozen desserts). Overall a great experience with great views, but still on the expensive side. I would recommend for tourists but maybe not for Sydneysiders who are already familiar with harbour views and sights.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Service: We had a very good experience food, service and tour. The 4 star rating is that there always room for improvement. E.G We were seated at a window seat however felt closed in because of the couple sitting right next to us. Otherwise a good experience
Product: The entrée was not what we expected. Just the 2 x Prawns. The Barra for mains was good as to the dessert.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
1/5

Service: Very ordinary food - steak asked for rare instead fairly well-done
$50 for a bottle of very ordinary wine is a bit over the top
For 3 1/2 cruise a lot of the time spent going in and out of wharf
Product: See previous comment - not saying any more won't recommend to others

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. Our aim is always to provide the best possible service and food, so we are disappointed the food on your cruise wasn't to your standards. 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. We believe our pricing to be equal to any contemporary dining establishment in Sydney. We 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 Long Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Service: Food was amazing. drinks package was limited in what you could get for standard drinks and two of my group, ended up buying wine, because there was no choice of wine to their liking.
Product: The food was great, came out hot, tasty and we all loved the various meal choices. there were eight in our group.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

We had a German girl looking after our table ( Anne ). Had a good time, would definitely recommend.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
2/5

Service: Service was rushed, missed one drink order
Product: Main and dessert was nice but entree was tasteless.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you very much for your review. 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, 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 Long Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Good service and meal selections, but the servings size was a bit small for me

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Both food and drink service was great. Food was delicious!!
Product: ruise was beautiful.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a guest with us who could only eat pureed food. Your staff did this and he was thrilled that he could eat the same as us. The food, service and cruise were all excellent and I have already recommended your company to friends.
Product: Excellent value for money. Will be doing this again

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
2/5

Service: The food was delicious and the scenery on the first half of the cruise was spectacular. We did not realize that the "long lunch" was a repeat of the first half. Also, the service was unbelievably slow. We had gotten the premium liquor package but it took us a half hour to get our first drink. If would have been preferable to do a different route on the second half, and if the server is being trained, have him/her shadow someone for at least a week or assign them initially to people who do not pay for premium liquor and window seats
Product: The purchase was quite easy. It would have been better to make it clear that you need to exchange your reservation confirmation for actual tickets and exactly where the transaction should be done, but everyone was so customer focused!

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your kind review. We are disappointed to hear that the service on your cruise wasn't to your expectation. 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 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. We 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. 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, so we are pleased that you enjoyed this aspect of your cruise.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Being six in our party, we were made so welcome and placed in full view of your glorious harbour. Our waiter was delightful and efficient as was the wine waiter. We didn,t want our cruise to end, but have been left with many happy memories of our Captain Cook Cruise.We are back in N. Z. but the photographs have widely displayed.
Product: We are not big eaters, but your food presentation was excellent and appetizing. The relatively short time from gathering the menu details until the food arrived was either very short or we were talking too much! Being with a friend with whom I grew up in England, was very special as we emigrated 60 years ago, with one going to Sydney eventually and the other to N.Z.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything the staff and food and perfect weather made the day very enjoyable I have booked for 27/11/2019 for lunch cruise for 16 people to celebrate a 80th birthday
Product: Good value and the launch was very impressive and also the staff

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Great food, great customer service, wonderful scenic cruise of Sydney harbour.
Product: Great food and customer service, and of course, a great scenic cruise around Sydney harbour.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Lovely crew. Great experience from booking to disembarkation. Delicious food. We had a group of four friend and we all agreed we had a lovely experience.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was excellent & we appreciated being moved to a window.
Product: This was a present & I would recommend this cruise.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
1/5

The service was the worst I have ever experienced on a lunch cruise.

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, 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 Long Lunch

11 months ago
2/5

Service: Staff could have been more attentive, was not asked if we wanted refills on our drinks or whether we wanted coffee, fine by us by you would be missing lots on the up sells?
Product: the lunch is always good value for money

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We always strive to deliver the best customer service possible, so we apologise if you felt this was not the case on this occasion. Please be assured your feedback has been forwarded to the relevant managers on that matter.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a nice time cruising the bay!
Product: Excellent food! Could have been longer!!

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
2/5

Service: Service was fine
Product: the food although nice was a little sparce for the price

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. Our menu is listed on our website and we always encourage customers to view this to understand the inclusions on their selected cruise. We believe our pricing to be equal to any contemporary dining establishment in Sydney. As you know we value customer feedback, therefore your comments were forwarded to the relevant managers on that matter.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Service: nice cruise n food
Product: nice food and cruise food

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: A very enjoyable time was had. Staff were excellent and we couldn’t fault them. Meal was so great and there were no complaints about anything!!
Product: Great value for money.
Staff were excellent
Meal was most enjoyable.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Friendly crew great service
Product: Nice meal good value. No rush to eat meal. The only recommendation to improve is you should include tea and coffee in the drinks package.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Cruise was amazing The meal was excellent. Staff were friendly
But disappointed they don't cater for the elderly. No lift and too many stairs.
Would have reconsidered if told about this prior to booking

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Great cruise and meal. We would have liked it to continue longer.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was prompt, polite and very friendly. I would recommend this cruise to anyone who love to see the harbour and eat amazing food.
Product: The food was well prepared, fresh and was promptly served.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic day on the harbour, great food, cold drinks and attentive service.

Highly recommended.
Product: Good value for money and the best views in the world.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

Food is good. Service is good. Multiple on off points are convenient. A little flyer showing the cruise route would be ideal.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was excellent. The waitress we had was very attentive and professional. The food was good, although the prawn entrée was a little skimpy.
Product: All meals were tasty and well presented

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