Xmas Sky Deck Lunch

Join us for Christmas Day Lunch on Sydney Harbour aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000. Enjoy upper Sky Deck seating, a 5-course premium lunch plus superior wines, beers and spirits.

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

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  • 5-course premium menu
  • Superior wines, beers, spirits & soft drinks
  • Upper Sky Deck individual table seating
  • Cruise aboard MV Sydney 2000
  • Sample Menu

Need to know

  • Christmas Day 25 December 2020
  • Adult $269, Child (4-15 years) $189
  • Special Event conditions
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  • Credit Card Fraud Prevention
    - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online


Departs Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
Friday 25 December 2020 12 noon. Disembarking approx 3.00pm

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88 % approval from 17 responses

6 days ago

Service: The staff were very friendly. Any question we had they were able to answer. The food was excellent and the environment very nice - very important for a Christmas lunch cruise. We would certainly book for another cruise in the future.
Product: It was very good value for money.

2 weeks ago

Service: Fantastic lunch for Xmas day, great food and great views, great staff who looked after us
Product: Easy to purchase on line and pay

3 weeks ago

Service: Excellent
Product: Very Pleasant staff and very helpful

3 weeks ago

Service: Excellent service, food and good value. A nice easy way to spend Christmas Day
Product: Great way to spend Christmas, however, would benefit from a Christmas option for the mains (ham and turkey).

3 weeks ago

Service: Everything was great
Product: We have done this cruise before and really enjoyed ourselves

3 weeks ago

Went a few years ago and it was much better this time. Mutch better menus and improved quality.

3 weeks ago

Service: Lovely to dine, wine and view the harbour. Food was good and staff friendly/ efficient. Key issue is lack of accessibility to the sky deck for people with limited or no mobility noting these people have paid a lot for their meal up there and I don't recall there being advice on the website about lack of lift to or lack of toilets on the sky deck (apologies if I am wrong). I do not have any mobility problems but my guest did. After struggling with her cane up the flights of stairs, she was only then told that the toilets were on the bottom deck and so she had to "hold on" until after the meal when we were leaving. I am pretty sure that you have responsibilities under the Disability Services Act about enabling access when providing services and can't see why a disability access toilet could not be built on each deck - including for the older/aged of which there were a fair few on the sky deck. I was really quite shocked that a company like Captain Cook did not provide for this. Sad to say, I will be checking out things further in the new year.
Product: See above. The vessel needs to be able to provide fair access - it is reasonable to expect an access toilet on each deck especially at the prices charged for the meals.

3 weeks ago

Service: Great service, great food and a lovely way to spend Xmas lunch
Product: Friendly helpful staff. Easy to deal with, simple process, smooth service

3 weeks ago

Service: Boarding was again a shamble. Paying over $300.00 per head, we expect priority boarding for Sky Deck. Food, beverages & decor were 1st Class. Service was below par this year. Had to constantly seek / call staff for topping up drinks, extra bread rolls, spoons to eat our desert.as such, did not consider we got good value for money on The Sky Deck this year.
Product: Same comments as per Customer Experience

3 weeks ago

Service: This was the 7th year that my brother and his family and I (5 people) have done the Christmas lunch on the Sky Deck and by far the most disappointing. We all agreed that the service wasn't as good as it had been in previous years. We felt quite rushed - although the cruise duration is from midday until 3.00 p.m., by 1.40 our first dessert (the trifle) was served before we had even finished with our main course. The Christmas pudding was delivered a few minutes later. We may have missed coffee as we went outside for a short time between about 2.00 and 2.30. Coffee wasn't offered but we also had the feeling that, given there was a card on the table with coffee prices, that coffee wasn't included in the price of the package. The food was fine except for the jelly in the trifle which was very rubbery. It's a great pity because we have always enjoyed our Christmas Day on the harbour, but we will probably look for an alternate option next year.
Product: Not as good as the previous six years. A little disappointing

3 weeks ago

Service: Purchased 4 Sky Deck tickets in July....Yes that far out!
Received emails regularly after explaining cruise etc etc
Monday 23rd visited Quay & staff gave me tickets and a very welcome plan to Whard area to board. Staff on board were a sheer delight. Prompt in serving - drinks and food. Happiness was the order of the day - gals were beautiful. Food served on the 5 course menu - excellent produce and all served hot . Thank you to all the chefs and services in the kitchen - well done.
Product: Excellent . Sky Deck terrific. We (4 in group) summary - 5 star in all areas.

4 weeks ago

Service: Excellence in everything. The decorations the service and the delicious food of top quality.
Most impressed.
Product: Perfection Cruising the glorious Harbour with wonderful service good and generous wines. Delicious food. Can’t fault it.

4 weeks ago

Service: Food, atmosphere, Service and staff excellent.
Product: Food, service, atmosphere and staff excellent. Booking no problem.

4 weeks ago

Service was excellent, food was great

11 months ago

Service: Christmas with the Captain n crew is such an amazing way to spend an often stressful time. But not when relaxing with this gang n other travellers. Lunch, drinks, fantastic company, wonderful views: excellent. Catching up with ol' friends n making new ones. Everyone is up for a fun time n that's what you find...
Product: Value plus that bit extra

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