Xmas Sky Deck Lunch

Join us for Christmas Day Lunch on Sydney Harbour aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000. Enjoy upper Sky Deck seating, a 4-course premium lunch plus superior wines, beers and spirits.

This cruise is fully booked. Visit the Christmas Day page for available cruises

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

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

Need to know

  • Christmas Day 25 December 2020 - SOLD OUT
  • Adult $250 | Child 4-15 $189 | T&C's
  • Cruise Flyer | Map | Virtual Tours | Gifts | Covid Safe
  • Credit Card Fraud Prevention
    - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online
  • See More Info for further details

Timetable

Departs Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
Friday 25 December 2020 12.30pm. Disembarking approx 3.00pm

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

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87 % approval from 15 responses

Date
Rating
11 months ago
4/5

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.

11 months ago
5/5

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

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent
Product: Very Pleasant staff and very helpful

11 months ago
5/5

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).

11 months ago
4/5

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

11 months ago
4/5

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

11 months ago
2/5

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.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. Our accessibility policy is located on our website, and clearly states "Sydney 200 has full wheelchair access". The gangway angle is however quite steep: approximately 1 in 5. Customers have independent access to the lower deck (Show Deck) only. Accessible toilets are located on Show Deck. Due to HSE regulations, CCC staff can not physically assist any passengers to the upper deck. this includes customers who require wheelchair access, the elderly, the infirm or people with rams or stroller" We apologise for your misunderstanding.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

11 months ago
5/5

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

11 months ago
4/5

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

11 months ago
2/5

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

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. The timing of our courses is designed to provide customers ample time to both enjoy their meal whilst also leaving enough time to appreciate the stunning views of Sydney Harbour, so we apologise if 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, 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

11 months ago
5/5

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.

11 months ago
5/5

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.

11 months ago
5/5

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

11 months ago
5/5

Service was excellent, food was great

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