Fathers Day

FATHER'S DAY

The first Sunday of Spring is Father’s Day in Australia. It’s a special day to show our appreciation for the fathers, stepfathers, fathers-in-law, foster fathers and father figures in our lives. Spoil him with a special dinner cruise or take in the sights over a leisurely Long Lunch or Buffet.

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Date
Rating
2 months ago
4/5

Service: The service and food were great. Not your fault that the weather clouded any view of the harbour and foreshore. Very impressed with the beautifully set table and thankyou for the birthday sparkler for our friend's 60th birthday. Would definitely recommend.
Product: Easy to book and no trouble getting tickets at wharf.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

2 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

2 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

3 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

3 months ago
5/5

Everything was perfect

Review for Long Lunch

3 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

3 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 months ago
5/5

I would recommend Captain Cook Cruises to anyone and everyone. I have done the lunch buffet cruise 4 times. I have brought family from europe to sydney and have done the lunch buffet cruise with them. They all enjoyed the experience. The food is always fresh and plentiful. The service is excellent. The cruise always departs as scheduled.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Very friendly staff. Nice bar and good food.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 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

3 months ago
5/5

Great

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 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

3 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: fantastic, staff could not do enough for us
Product: great, excellent variety, yummy

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Was good value for money young ladies waiting at tables very helpful

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

good overall but a bit to exspansive

Review for Long Lunch

3 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

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Helpful friendly staff. Good food.
Product: Seniors special.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: All the staff treated us as their special guests. Nothing was too much or too difficult. My 8 year old granddaughter said it was the best day of her life. My 92 year old mother loved the cruise. The whole experience was easy and enjoyable even with my Mother’s limited mobility. Thank you to all the staff.
Product: Fresh seafood and salads. Something for everyone to choose from.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
2/5

The buffet selection was average/limited and could not hear the commentary from allocated seat. Buffet was on lowest deck which I understand was not normal. Coffee in the urn ran out. Help with booking was excellent.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is standard for our Buffet Lunch to either be on the Show Deck or Club Deck of our Super Cruise Sydney 2000. As you're aware, finding the right balance for volume for our GPS commentary can be difficult as each customer has different tastes and preferences. 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.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 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

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was quick and staff very helpful and happy
Product: Food was amazing for adults but i had a 4 and 6 year old they didn't eat anything for them it was not the sort of food they would

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 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

3 months ago
5/5

Ji would certainly recommend.

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

Service: The food was plentiful and good quality, the service was Ok but it would have been better if the comprehension of English was better. Table and layout was excellent, we would look at this again for future cruises. It was great boarding at Darling Harbour as there were far less people than at Circular Quay.
Product: Reasonable value for money and good food.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

Good food, informative cruise.

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
2/5

Service: Cruise it’s self was lovely and clean.
Product: I didn’t feel the food was of value. No options for children and there desserts were very below average

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are disappointed to read that your cruise experience wasn't to your standards. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality - so your review for this is very disappointing to receive. Please be assured that your feedback will be forwarded to our hospitality and catering manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 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

3 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was great,loved the lady's knowledge telling us all what to look out for.
Product: Was a little disappointed at the quantity and quality of food on offer, Last year was much better but maybe a different chef. I felt uneasy that overseas guests would think the same

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 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

3 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

3 months ago
4/5

The service was good & the waitresses were very polite & helpful. The quality of food was also good but it would be better to have a more variety of seafood to choose from on the serving table.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Booking was easy and staff were very helpful accommodating my requests. The family said the lunch and cruise was perfect in every way, a really enjoyable experience!
Product: The family all thought the buffet was great! Fresh, with a good variety to choose from and well presented.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 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

3 months ago
5/5

Service: It was a lovely experience, great food, lovely people, great cruise ship,
Product: Great experience

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Once again a very enjoyable lunch and cruise. Excellent food and the attention to detail from the staff was excellent. As usual the ship was very clean.
Product: Purchase of tickets was easy with no problems.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Staff at all points were efficient and courteous. Food was excellent and plentiful. Commentary was measured and not intrusive. It was good to know that it was "live" and to meet Elizabeth.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Great service as always, such a pity to see so few people this time .

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

The service was excellant

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Service: My second cruise both amazing received warm welcome on arrival food was delicious nice and clean. Fantastic surprise we were celebrating my aunties 80th and a cake was brought out and everyone sang happy birthday. Was brilliant to see her excitement so overall once again enjoyed our cruise thankyou 👌
Product: I look for presentation and of course taste and found a nice variety of food. Desert could of had less sugary sweets and didn’t enjoy the coffee machine however the brew was nice

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
2/5

I didn’t like that the food was already out and you were basically made to go up and get your food straight away. I was there to sight see I wasn’t interested in food the moment we stepped on board. I thought we would get on, someone would give us a run down of what to expect on the trip and then the food would come out and as we liked we could go up and get food. We got our food and went back to our table to finally start sight seeing and listening to commentary when someone came up and asked us if we would like drinks, which was nice but I had already got our drinks. Then just as we started eating again, a photographer came up and kept taking our photo not sure how we are meant to sight see or listen to commentary when we keep getting interrupted. About half way through the cruise I wanted another drink, of course no one would come near us then nor was anyone ever at the bar to go and get one myself, I never got another drink. Right at the end of the cruise I discovered that there was an outside deck you go out on, this would have been nice to be informed about at the start.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We always encourage customers to view the company website to understand the cruise product and inclusions on their selected cruise. The timings onboard our cruise is optimised to provide the best timing for food, as well as allowing customers to enjoy the ambience and views unobstructed by food. We apologise you felt this was not the case on this occasion.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

3 months ago
5/5

Very enjoyable trip and meal, the staff was great!

Review for Long Lunch

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff, vessel and food were excellent & contributed to making it a very enjoyable harbour cruise.
Product: A great choice for a family harbour buffet lunch cruise with something for everyone (except for the limited soft drink/soda selection). Nice modern vessel and wonderful staff.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago
4/5

Service: The service was excellent. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful
Product: The buffet lunch was delicious. Thought there may have been mmore seafood, however the prawns, smoked salmon and oysters weretops and the roast meats were well cooked.
Desserts were fantastic and must admit 2nds were in order

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

4 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

4 months ago
5/5

Absolutely fabulous trip , lovely food so chilled atmosphere lovely day

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Good service, most staff were friendly. Especially the lady who showed us to our seats. Very nice views
Product: We had the buffet lunch, we didn’t really like the food and wasn’t much variety but a lot of other people seemed to enjoy it. Otherwise it was a nice experience

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

4 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

4 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

4 months ago
5/5

great customer service. good food.

Review for Long Lunch

4 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

4 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

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Good service, timely departure and arrival.
Product: Easy to purchase online and good customer service help

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

4 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

4 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

4 months ago
5/5

Service: That's what we meant, you guys are just 5 star service, excellent all round, from the ease of booking online, to getting there by train, to getting tickets to boarding to table to lunch (AMAZING!) to the cruising and the sight seeing, on top of good price offer on Wednesday! I can't wait for my next trip, given half a chance in Sydney again.
Product: We don't see any reasons you and your cruise should be rated any less.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

4 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

4 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a wheel and disabled clients the staff were excellent. Staff were helpful and accommodating. The food was served at the table to a large group and was amazing
Product: Will definitely book more events

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

4 months ago
5/5

Service: The Captain Cook Buffet Lunch / Harbour Cruise was a wonderful, low-key way for us to celebrate a wedding anniversary - enjoying the iconic views of the harbour, while enjoying a delicious meal, all for a very reasonable price!
Product: The meal was exceptional value, the cruise was very enjoyable, and we enjoyed the sights of the harbour.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was wonderful
Product: Not enough variety

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

4 months ago
5/5

Service: excellent ship and staff
Product: great seafood and plentiful salads

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

4 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

4 months ago
4/5

Nice harbour cruise with a good lunch menu

Review for Long Lunch

4 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

4 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

4 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

4 months ago
5/5

Meal and service was fantastic would defiantly recommend.

Review for Long Lunch

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was very good, we had purchased a drinks package. The waitress was very attentive and organised. The food was presented well and delicious.
Product: Great service and value for money.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 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

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Staff was lovely
Product: Initial purchade was a la carte but downgraded to buffet bad choice

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. Our menu is listed on our website and we always encourage customers to view this to understand the inclusions on their selected cruise. 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. 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 Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 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

5 months ago
5/5

Wonderful way to see our beautiful harbour...very relaxing and the food was amazing....l will be recommending this cruise to my friends.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 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

5 months ago
4/5

Service: The food and service was very good. We have recommended the cruise to other people and we want to try another one one day
Product: Nothing is perfect

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 months ago
5/5

Fantastic food and service!

Review for Long Lunch

5 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

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Service and environment, view is very good. Food need to upgrade a little bit will help 😀😀
Product: Good price

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 months ago
4/5

good

Review for Long Lunch

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Okay
Product: The food wasn't that nice and it mainly catered for people who can eat seafood. It also didn't cater for people with food allergies.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Very good
Product: Service and food excellent

Review for Long Lunch

5 months ago
5/5

The Service was excellent , Michelle books these lunch cruises every year with the support from her carer.
Michelle is wheel chair bound and the staff went over and beyond to make us comfortable.
Helping us out getting our meals and drinks

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

5 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

5 months ago
4/5

Was good food, table service staff were friendly & helpful, however a bit tardy, had to refill our water glasses several times ourselves. Was a good cruise just the sane

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 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

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Service is good but can you add more menu to choose from in the buffett?
Product: More menu to choose from please...

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 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

5 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

5 months ago
1/5

I cancelled my travel to NSW/Sydney because of cathastrophic bush fire. I already cancelled a week before the trip but they said no refund. They should have an option for refund in case of an act of nature because it is not my fault that I cancelled for the safety of my family.

Thank you

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. As per our terms and conditions, all cancellations incur a $20 per person cancellation fee. Cancellations notified less than 24 hours prior to sailing incur a 100% cancellation fee. In special circumstances such as the one you have listed, if notified in advance we will change the booking to another date that suits the customer. We always encourage customers to contact our reservations regarding any issues or enquiries.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything about the lunchtime trip was excellent. At the last minute we decided to take our brother-in-law out for his birthday as he had never been on this type of cruise before and everything was so good with the staff and the food was delicious. We are planing to use the Captain Cook service again very soon.
Product: Excellent on every point of the cruise

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 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

5 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

5 months ago
4/5

Very good all round

Review for Long Lunch

5 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

5 months ago
5/5

Service: The waiter Hugo was very attentive & polite and was a fine young man. The food service was prompt with staff refilling the dishes promptly as required.
The Seafood Buffet had all my favourites. There were generous amounts of all the food, hot and cold salads .........ennough for having more. The dining area was spacious & the buffet area not crowded. The choice for dessert, if you still had room was limited but l enjoyed the cheese platter. The commentary was excelent, l would highly recommend this cruise and was surprised there were so few tourists
Product: Quality of food , good service & not crowded.Pleasant staff

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

5 months ago
2/5

Service: Great atmosphere. Not much of a food selection though. No music or entertainment. Service from waiters was great.
Product: Great atmosphere. Not much of a food selection though. No music or entertainment. Service from waiters was great.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the product - so your review for this is very satisfying to receive. Your comments are very much appreciated by all our hospitality and catering staff and a copy of your email has been forwarded onto their department managers. We are sure they will value the positive feedback too.

Selected cruises offer entertainment; however, the buffet lunch features our GPS commentary giving highlights of Sydney Harbour. Our aim is always to provide extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality Our menu is listed on our website and we always encourage customers to view this to understand the inclusions on their selected cruise

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 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

5 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

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Great time and food
Product: value for money

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 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

5 months ago
2/5

Service was ok but the variety of food wasn’t like before especially dessert. Don’t feel like coming back or recommending to friends.

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. 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 Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 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

5 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

5 months ago
5/5

friendly service

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 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

5 months ago
5/5

Amazing!!

Review for Long Lunch

5 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

5 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

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Cruise on time, food excellent, commentary great
Product: Excellent choices and plenty of it

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 months ago
5/5

Service: the lady that waited on us was so polite and nothing was to much trouble at all I would give her a 10 out of 10 The service was excellent
Product: food a bit of a disappointment but the harbour cruise was excelent

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 months ago
2/5

Service: The food was very average. Nothing special in it! The rice was awful.
Product: Food was very average.

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 very disappointed to read that this aspect of your cruise was no to our standards. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, especially regarding food 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 Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff were great and really went the extra yards for my Mum's 80th (14th December 2019). Couldn't fault the cruise itself.
Product: Thought that there might have been more options for kids on the buffet

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Even though the smoke was bad and a crazy storm hit while out on the boat it was still great and the food was fantastic
Product: Excellent

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

5 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

5 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

5 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

5 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was incredible. The food was varied and well presented. None of our group was disappointed. The table service was excellent and the staff could not do enough for us. It was an incredible day for the family to celebrate an important birthday. Thank you.
Product: Great value for money. Could not fault the experience when arranging the tickets.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 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

6 months ago
4/5

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Review for Long Lunch

6 months ago
5/5

Service: fabulous helpful and hardworking staff, plenty of seafood constantly restocked. Great experience
Scott the manager on the jetty was very funny, comforting and helpful
Product: great value, easy booking process

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Easy to book with, vessel was very sleak and smart. Staff boarded you well and seated you quickly. Buffet was very good plenty of selection and topped continusly. Service to table very attentive and helpful. Excellent cruise around harbour area. First Glass lunch.
Product: Value for money and was as it said

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Great service, food and boat!
Product: Good value.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 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

6 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

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Easy booking process with helpful polite call service. Enjoyed the commentary & delicious plentiful food.
Product: Enjoyable harbour cruise. Value for money.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

6 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

6 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

6 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

6 months ago
5/5

Service: The residents really enjoyed the meal and said the service was fantastic
Product: Great meal with a good range of food choices

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 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

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Plenty seafood on menu , sure I got money's worth with prawns & oysters , while our group observed the Ovation of the seas , our next trip next year .
Product: Enough seafood to satisfy us all , got my money's worth of prawns & oyster , with couple drinks each ,.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Thank you so much for all of your assistance, with help sourcing food and drinks, being in a wheelchair made it difficult to do this on the day, but your staff were fantastic in helping.
Product: Food was amazing

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 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

6 months ago
5/5

The service was exceptional

Review for Long Lunch

6 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

6 months ago
4/5

Service: The food was lovely, the drink service could have been better though, when we initially ordered our drinks, the bubbly, they asked did we just want it by the glass,
we said ok but then after the first one I couldn't get another, I should have asked for the bottle to be left at the table! Also after ordering our drinks they were left at the bar and not brought to the table! Other than that everything else was good.
Product: The food was great.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Great service!
Product: The buffet was good and include deserts. The drinks are not included.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent Crew and Service.
Product: Excellent allround

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 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

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Very pleasant and comfortable trip around the harbour
Product: Good value

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 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

6 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

6 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was excellent,especially that the team leader saw there was ten grandchildren so we were allocated the whole lower deck for the cruise and lunch, the food was very very good also the service with lovely staff. We had previously been on a Vivid cruise and when we decided to hold the 70th birthday party for Carole we decided why would you go elsewhere
Product: Very very good food and service

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 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

6 months ago
4/5

Service: excellent service, food presentation was good. and plenty of it.
Product: good service good food and plenty of it, I like to put my seafood on separate plates and eat that first before going back for my other dishes which was a plus for me.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 months ago
5/5

Nice cruise, good service and good buffet. I took along older relatives from Canada and they thoroughly enjoyed it

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

6 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

6 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 months ago
5/5

Service: Beautiful boat, lovely staff all dressed in crisp clean uniforms. The food, although there wasn't a lot of choices what they did have was good quality and everything was very tasty, sometimes at a buffet everything is bland but this was delicious and the flavour in the deserts was amazing, probably the nicest and tastiest deserts I have ever had at a buffet, can't wait to go again!
Product: One of the best buffets !!

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

We thoroughly enjoyed the food and scenery whilst cruising around the Harbour. The staff were attentive and the whole event ran smoothly.
I would recommend this Lunch Cruise.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

We often use the Capt Cook Harbour Cruise that include meals, always a pleasant outing

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 months ago
5/5

amazing! Food was delicious, service was excellent

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

7 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

7 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

7 months ago
5/5

Good value. Excellent staff, great food, it was my birthday present to a friend from overseas. He was stoked :)

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

7 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

7 months ago
2/5

Firstly the instructions regarding the service of the food were not clear and not spoken loud enough for all to hear. There were some ‘nibbles’ type food but no mention of their provision. The hot food was not labelled to indicate the name of the dish and its contents or wether it was vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Admittedly we did not specify any special needs but that would not negate the need for food labelling.
The commentary and other services were satisfactory.
The assistance given to me in the organisation of our Bus travel and Cruise has been very helpful and greatly appreciated.

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 apologise for not having some of the items on our Buffet Lunch Cruise listed. We always encourage customers to bring this to the attention of staff, to allow us to rectify any issues such as this. 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 Seafood Buffet Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
5/5

Service: Everyone was very helpful. From the people taking the booking, to those assisting with extra requests for tickets, the people at the wharf as well as all the staff on board.
Product: Everyone in the group enjoyed the seafood buffet.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

7 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

7 months ago
4/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Long Lunch

7 months ago
2/5

Service: Very poor service, the food portions were small and the buffet didnt even last an hour. The staff were packing up after 40 minutes and the remainder of the journey was practically site seeing. For the amount paid its not worth it at all.
Product: The buffet was mediocre every thing was average. Felt like being served at a cheap style wedding. Also the buffet only lasted 40 minutes and the staff were packing everything away. The remainder of the time was practically site seeing.

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 food on your cruise wasn't to your standards. Our buffet Lunch 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. We do apologise for the misunderstanding. As you know we value customer feedback, therefore your comments were forwarded to the relevant managers on that matter.

Thank you once again for you feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

8 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

8 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

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Great welcome aboard and staff were very friendly and gave great service. Were always close by if needed assistance
Product: Great photos that you can treasure and remember the cruise

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

8 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

8 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

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
4/5

Service: all positive except on point: The person who served us initially insisted that drinks were not included, even though we had the bar option
Product: all food was good quality and fresh. the only item I thought was a bit lower standard was the carvings

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

8 months ago
1/5

Service: Really bad food
Product: Food taste really bad, just like canteen food. Seafood not even fresh and not many varieties to choose.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality. We can assure you that all our products are and prepared fresh. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concern, especially regarding food, drinks and services as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. Please be assure 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 Seafood Buffet Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: very good, but it was a quiet day so service was excellent.
Product: food was very good, loved the prawns and oysters

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

8 months ago
2/5

Service: The food was delicious and the wine we ordered passable but exorbitantly priced for what it was. The waitress tried very hard but her English was almost non existent and she couldn't answer a single question we asked. Surely on a cruise of this nature, mostly for tourists, she should be able to identify what is out the window. I had been told there was a commentary on the second turn around the harbour. When there was silence, I asked again. No, no commentary I was told. Our visitors had to endure our commentary instead. And then someone went to the toilet and heard the commentary downstairs! We would have gone down had we known. All in all, I was very disappointed and would definitely not recommend this to visitors.
Product: The food was delicious. The wine was expensive.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

I was not there physically but I was told it was really a great experience. Our guests enjoyed it.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
4/5

Service: Meal was good and service was good as well
Product: Was not aware that 3 hour cruise went over the same route twice

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the product - so your review for this is very satisfying to receive. Your comments are very much appreciated by all our hospitality and catering staff and a copy of your email has been forwarded onto their department managers. We are sure they will value the positive feedback too. 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

8 months ago
5/5

Service: The service, the staff, the food and the amazing views from the boat, made for an awesome experience and a very different way to view the iconic bridge and opera house, plus all the million dollar homes .. would do it again!
Product: Great choices and delicious. Fast friendly service

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: From start to finish ALL staff (especially Arina our waitress) were welcoming, friendly and attentive. Couldn’t fault a thing. Food was plentiful and very tasty. We were celebrating 2 special birthdays and had sparklers on our dessert which was great! The boat itself was very clean and tidy and decor etc was in great condition. Thought with the constant use it might be a bit shabby but it wasn’t at all. It truly is a top-class floating restaurant that could hold its own anywhere. One issue we could see was the lack of a lift to the top deck. My husband is recovering from a knee replacement and found it quite difficult to climb the stairs.
Product: Great value for money. Only disappointment was that we thought the boat could have cruised further than it did. It seemed to go very slow compared to every other boat (big and small) on the harbour. We all agreed that was the one and only thing we were slightly aggrieved with.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Staff were lovely and excellent service. The food had good variety and plentiful. The cruise and commentary were excellent.
Product: Lots of variety and plenty to eat

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

8 months ago
2/5

Service: Better to get the buffet..more economical and more choices of fodd
Product: Better get the buffet..more choices and get more value on your money

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality. The Long Lunch consists of a 3-course a-la-carte menu. our menu is listed on our website and we always encourage customers to view this to understand the inclusion on their selected cruise. 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

8 months ago
5/5

Great food and service.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Staff were very friendly, professional and helpful on the day

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Great meal and service
Product: value for money and a great day out on water

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: The cruise itself was great. The food was really good and the staff were excellent - professional, helpful and friendly. I can't fault this cruise at all.
Product: The menu on this cruise provided good options and everyone loved their meal. The drinks were reasonably priced as well. At over 3 hours cruising, this was great value for money.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was fantastic. The harbour experience was breath taking.
Product: The food selection was terific. Complementary tea and coffee would be a great addition.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: The whole experience on the ship was excellent from the very start to the very end. I could not have asked for better service
Product: Meal was excellent. Nicely cooked and presented. Just a wonderful all round experience

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
4/5

Service: A warm heartfelt welcome, service was great, my family enjoyed the lunch menu.

The harbour view was fantastic, the weather was good, nice cruise.
Product: Menu was fantastic, enjoyed by the family

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
4/5

Service and food was very good.

Review for Long Lunch

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Boat great food great crew great lovely cruise on Sydney Harbour
Product: Everything about the lunch cruise was great would do it again

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

We had a party of 23 for a long lunch. Janaki looked after us in a private room on level 3 at the front of the boat. Excellent room with a balcony for a large group. The food was very good, meal sizes not large. I highly recommend this experience whether a group or a couple. Thank you

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: Very good cruise staff were very efficient and friendly. Meal was excellent very tasty and filling.
Product: Was great good variety for all

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent. Recommend the window seat
Product: Plenty of seafood but also other options for those who don’t like seafood

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: the window is a bit dirty
Product: The quality of food is good but need more quantity and variety.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
2/5

Food was good but the quality of the boat and interior was very average. It wasn't organised and they kept changing to the boarding location without any notice. We had to go and find out.. We rang and they told us to board on one pier but then we found out it was wrong. The speakers were terrible and they went very loud we had to block our ears.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,


Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. Our cruise departure locations are listed on our website for complete transparency for our customers and we follow this as closely as possible. 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. The wharf and its sound system is managed by the government, and therefore outside of our control. We apologise for the inconvenience.


Thank you once again for your feedback.


Kind Regards,


Head of Customer ServiceCaptain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Very attentive. Positive customer feedback. The wait staff had smiles on their faces the whole trip. Friendly and helpful.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: The service on board was good the staff were very polite and well presented.
the staff on the booking desk were amazing and very informative of all the criuse packages.
Product: food amazing definate value for money

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: My husband and i had an absolutely lovely time on the lunch cruise, food and wine were superb. Staff were so helpful and polite. Would highly recommend you do this cruise.
Only criticism is that i thought it was a guided tour with someone explaining the sites. A little disappointed that we didn't know exactly what we were looking at.
Product: Food and wine was superb.
Purchased tickets with ease and emailed Captain Cook Cruises asking for a window seat, was emailed back within an hour with a reply

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
1/5

Service: We had enjoyed the Captain Cook Top Deck Lunch for almost 15 plus years and only had one bad experience when the Air Conditioning broke down on a very hot day.
However our recent experience was pathetic and I put it down to cost cutting at the expense of quality of service.
We booked a TOP DECK LUNCH expecting to be seated on the Top Deck as we had the last 10 or 12 times, with very intimate service, lovely offering of a variety of breads with olive oil etc,and after lunch coffee and top ups on the extended long lunch.
However we did not get a TOP DECK LONG LUNCH instead we were "coralled into the 2nd deck along with everyone else on board" those that had ordered Asian Lunch, High Tea, etc, we were sent to the front of the boat along with about 40 other patrons and given a table Number 61 in the corner with timber pannelling almost completely blocking our view. we requested to be relocated to the usual seating on the Top Deck and were told it was not available. Even to be relocated into the centre of the ship would have been a more pleasant position however it appeared to be allocated to those patrons having High Tea??.
The only reason I can see why this situation arose was that the manager decided to position everyone on the one deck so that he required less staff to cater for the day.
Cost cutting at the expense of the customer.
NOT GOOD ENOUGH !!!
You cannot sell someone something called a TOP DECK LONG LUNCH and give them a MIDDLE DECK SLAP UP TUCKED IN THE CORNER.
Captain Cook Cruises have changed for the worse and the only positive thing is that you gave me the opportunity to tell you what we thought of your changes before I went onto facebook to warn others of your new practices.
Product: Cost cutting at the expense of the customer experience.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,


Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are pleased to note that our hospitality manager has resolved this issue with you already via email. As explained, unfortunately we had to undertake urgent repair work to the bar on the Top Level on this day and we certainly regret that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion.


Thank you once again for your feedback.


Kind Regards,


Head of Customer ServiceCaptain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
2/5

Service: Unfortunately the sound system was not working properly and we could not hear the commentary. This was our first trip and we especially wanted to hear about the hatbour highlights. Very disappointing. There also seemed to be some confusion with staff service maybe more training required. Meal and weather was grear though.
Product: Great food especially the seafoos

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 out Buffer Lunch 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. We apologize for the GPS commentary not working properly on this occasion. We may have experienced technical difficulties, which were addressed as soon as possible.


Thank you once again for your feedback.


Kind Regards,


Head of Customer ServiceCaptain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
2/5

The food are average, i order the long lunch cruise, maybe the route can be further more, not only in circular and darling Harbour only. maybe is the weather keep raining, so the view also average.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,



Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are disappointed to read that our Long Lunch Cruise wasn’t up to your standard and you were unable to enjoy the view due to bad weather. However, weather is not something we can control. Regarding the cruise route, 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 ServiceCaptain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

The food quality was excellent for a fixed menu deal. Both the food and beverage service by Olga were also excellent.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: Excellent food, great service and a fantastic view.
Product: Reasonable price for trip

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
2/5

Service: We boarded at Circular Quay and were shown to our table. Not long after we were offered water from the carafe - this was the last time we were offered water. Our entrees were served very quickly and they asked if we would like to wait to our mains-we said yes. They then came out not so long after. We pulled into Darling Harbour for the first time and the waitress asked if we would like our dessert now or did we want to wait. We said we'd wait. As we got around to the harbour bridge, we were given our dessert. We said, when asked at Circular Quay, that we were staying on board as we had booked the Long Lunch Cruise 3 1/2 hours. In retrospect, we should have got off. The food was great, but the drink service was virtually non-existent. No one asked if we would like coffee or offered to replenish our water and having already been on the first outbound trip, we did an even shorter version - not sure why you sell it as a 3 1/2 hour cruise.
Product: Please read all my comments re the service, or lack thereof. From where the boat turned around and started heading back to the wharf at Darling Harbour, the staff were more preoccupied with moving tables, chairs and setting up, presumably for the evening cruise.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. 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. 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

9 months ago
5/5

Staff were very patient and pleasant

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: Service was good
Product: Food was good, and a great variety, drinks a bit pricey

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Food was delicious the service was polite and professional.
Product: perhaps a little more variety

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

The staff were very friendly and the food and service were without fault.I would definitely recommend the long lunch to family and friends.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff were attentive, the food was excellent and the drink (with a drinks package) was frequent and available when requested. The views around the harbour were spectacular and the cruise was at a pace where everything could be taken in.
Product: The food was well presented, very tasty and extremely enjoyable

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Always fantastic cruising on Sydney Harbour and Captain Cook give so many options for a great time. Staff are very friendly and professional and always make sure you are happy. The food is very good.
Product: Very good value for 3 course dining on Sydney Harbour

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: The cruise was great the food excellent and the staff courteous and helpful
Product: The food was excellent and a variety for different tastes

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
2/5

Service: The staff was okay. After we complained they explained that there wasn't much fish at the buffet this time, which was really disappointing.
Product: My family from Germany came to visit me in Sydney. I wanted to take them on a cruise around the Harbour with Seafood. We were all very excited and couldn't wait to get on. To say that we were disappointed in the food and the cruise in general would be an understatement.. Nothing was as it was stated on the website.
I wasn't aware that chicken and roast were considered "seafood". There was one type of fish and some oysters, the rest was rice, chicken, roast and a few salads and some dry bread rolls. We took a photo of one of our plates to compare to the photos online. Online we were promised a variety of fish and prawns and not just dry fish and oysters. After telling the staff, they had some excuse as to why there was only two types of seafood. The food was absolutely miserable and a waste of money. We should have gotten fish and chips from Circular Quay, it would have not only been tastier and more authentic but also not a complete waste of money.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
1/5

Service: In the buffet section, the seafood and vegetarian options were horrible. It was like having raw fish! On top of that the environment wasn't enjoyable. There was no music!
Product: In the buffet section, the seafood and vegetarian options were horrible. It was like having raw fish! On top of that the environment wasn't enjoyable. There was no music!

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,


Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. 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 can assure you that all our products are sourced and prepared fresh. Our menu is listed on our website and we always encourage customers to view this to understand the inclusions on their selected cruise. Selected cruises offer entertainment. However, please be assured we have forwarded your comments onto our entertainment manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.Kind Regards,

Head of Customer Service

Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: Yes, would recommend
Product: Reasonable lunch menu, however, not a great choice for non seafood clients

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
2/5

The experience overall was fine. Maybe the food needs to be improved

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. 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 feedback has been sent to our catering manager for review.

Thank you once again for your feedback.Kind Regards,

Head of Customer Service

Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: ran to schedule efficient and courteous staff food excellent
Product: Food we had was marvellous however your advertising is strong on you serving ocean prawns
I had a party of 16 including my wife the birthday girl who is a seafood lover and particularly loves prawns however we did not see a prawn served all day and so that was very disappointing

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

My fiancé and I enjoyed the service, the food, the views & the entire experience- an amazing day.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: Overall the experience was very good and the food and the service excellent.
However the were a few minor issues that were a little off putting - We had a couple of older people in our group and all the stairs to get up to the dining level and then up and down to the toilets was problematical and it was a reasonably hot day and the air conditioning was not fantastic and it was difficult to get out side to get some fresh air as there seemed to be a couple of private functions going which limited access to the deck areas.
Product: The food, service and drinks package was excellent

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
1/5

Service: When we booked onto the cruise, there was no indication that the lunch was to be conducted upstairs. On arrival to the boat we were directed to go up the stairs where lunch was to be served. My wife is disabled and could not climb up the stairs. We were seated on main deck level, a table was prepared for us. We were seated alone in a rather large room with a window seat. To travel all the way from south west Victoria to see the Harbour on a luncheon cruise was on our to do list. Our experience was disappointing to say the least. There was no ambience to the occasion. We will not be recommending any of your services to any of our friends.
Product: Should we have received the service you advertised it was good value. however in our case your advertised experience fell way short of expectation.

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, 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 Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: I enjoyed this cruise with my cousin from Russia who was wowed at the views of Sydney Harbour. We had a lovely buffet lunch with incredible views of all the famous sights!
Product: Delicious prawns and oysters!

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: Our waiter didn’t seem to understand English, so you missed out on five stars.
Apart from that, all was very good, a great afternoon.
Product: $59 for a bottle of sparkling wine was atrocious.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We can assure you that all our hospitality and catering staff are all fluent in English and we employ a range of nationalities from many countries.

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: The service was excellent. We had a lovely table. The food was good and it took into account that I couldn't have dairy
Product: It was certainly a good experience and matched the previous time

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Waitress was very attentive. Food came with good spacing between courses. Staff pleasant.
Product: Service was very good, food was good, but could be a bit better. Seating was excellent. Drink package and single bottles excessively priced.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Excellent staff and comfortable cruising!

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Wonderful cruise. Fantastic service.
I was suppose to take a lady in a large electric wheelchair. Luckily she was sick and wasn’t able to attend I had rung and was told the John Cadman was wheelchair accessible.
I had explained it was a very large electric wheelchair. I had plan ed to rebook for the lady in the wheelchair but on checking while there the ramp is very steep and at the top there is a thick metal bar which the wheelchair would be unable to navigate.
Must be very careful when you say wheelchair accessible. Need to clarify. It would of been awful if I had brought the lady and been unable to access the John cadman.
☹️☹️

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
4/5

Service: We had a lovely cruise the food was good the service good and the wine was good.
The boat was clean and tidy. On the voyage we did see a lot of the harbour but could have gone a bit closer to see manly wharf as we had friends form South Australia with us.I am not sure if they did tell us but we were not aware for a while that the information was only on the top deck. Would tell anybody to do this trip thoroughly enjoyed it..
Product: Food and wine good fair value

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
2/5

Service: Please play the music at least to make the atmosphere better as we just felt too empty when we were having our lunch.
Product: The foods just average, still need more improvement.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are disappointed to hear your experience on our long lunch cruise wasn’t up to your standard. The Long Lunch Cruise includes ambient music with no commentary. If customers would prefer live entertainment, we offer a variety of dinner cruises featuring live music including our Captains and Gold Dinner Cruises. With food our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality. Our menu is listed on our website and we always encourage customers to view this to understand the inclusions on their selected cruise.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,Head of Customer ServiceCaptain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Everything worked out as planned and the venue is how I imagined my wedding to be, intimate and fun. I would also like to call out the event coordinator and the crew who looked out for us during the event. Everything is lovely, the food is delicious and words cant express our gratitude.

Review for Long Lunch

9 months ago
5/5

Service: My team had a FANTASTIC afternoon! The staff were absolutely wonderful. Helpful, kind and made the cruise a wonderful experience
Product: The food was good. One vegetarian option, a few meats and a couple of seafood options. The salads were nice though! Desserts and cheeses were nice too.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

9 months ago
2/5

The 2 entrees we had were both very ordinary - Tiger prawns, and the Ravioli pasta.
The Tenderloin main course was very good.
The desserts were pretty small and looked like they had been out for a while.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are disappointed to read that you weren’t completely satisfied with the food on our Long Lunch Cruise. 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 feedback has been sent to our catering manager for review.

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

We had a party of 9 - the food was fine and the waiter service was fine, except our 'fine' waiter advised us the cruise was over once we had returned to Circular Quay at approx 2.15pm and we all disembarked. Upon later research we realised we had been short changed by an hour and half! The issue was also mentioned by another of our party members via on line complaint . - The situation was an obvious misunderstanding by the staff member of the cruise length, we are sure he did not knowingly mislead us. Some of our party were quite satisfied with the cruise to that point anyway and had basically seen enough. Overall the experience was enjoyable
however we have missed an opportunity to enjoy more of Sydney Harbour !

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,
Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are pleased to read that your experience on our Long Lunch Cruise was up to your standard. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the end product – so your review for this is very satisfying to receive. With our Long Lunch Cruise customers have the option to disembark early at 1.45pm King St Wharf No.1 or at 2.20pm Circular Quay. We apologize for the miscommunication. Our cruise times are listed on our website for complete transparency for our customers and we follow this as closely as possible.
Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,Head of Customer ServiceCaptain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
4/5

Service: We really enjoyed our lunch and cruise. We only had a short stay in Sydney and this was a great way to enjoy a meal and the lovely views of the harbour at the same time. Would recommend.
Product: I'm not a seafood eater but my husband is. He enjoyed the seafood and I enjoyed the beautifully cooked ham and salads.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

10 months ago
4/5

Service: Good food and group experience that is a little more special than the usual waterfront dining
Product: Lunch was great. Good to see vegetarian options on the menu. Sides as an option and /or bigger servings would have made it better.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Booked the top deck long lunch cruise to catch up with friends in a space with good food and service. The cruise met all our expectations and as a bonus the Pianist provided just the perfect accompaniment to the the views.
Product: Excellent value package. The standard bar selection offered good quality wines delivered without fuss.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
2/5

Service: Service was good, but the food could have been better
Product: Entree was good, mains lacked flavour, dessert was quite basic and underwhelming

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer, Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are happy to hear the service was up to your standard. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the end product – so your review for this is very satisfying to receive. However, we are disappointed to hear that you weren’t completely satisfied with the food options available on our Long Lunch Cruise. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality. 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 ServiceCaptain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was great, the staff were professional and friendly. There was a good variety of food and it was delicious. we enjoyed it very much.
Product: already answered this question

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

10 months ago
4/5

Service: We spent a lovely long lunch cruising Sydney Harbour. The meal was enjoyed by all. We all felt that it would have been a lot more enjoyable if the 2nd part of the cruise went to different part of the harbour and not back around the exact same area.
Product: Due to the time of year of our booking it was hard to contact via the phone, but all emails were answered promptly and with all the relevent information.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
4/5

Overall everything was done well.Would have been nice to have been informed that we needed to collect boarding passes before we boarded Nobody asked us after boarding whether we would like drinks. Once this was asked for the drinks kept coming. Food was great. A great afternoon out.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

My wife and I booked on the Long Lunch Cruise to celebrate my wife's 80th birthday.We were welcomed on board by a very pleasant waitress and then served with an excellent 3 course meal while taking in the sights of Sydney Harbor.My wife said this was the highlight of her birthday holiday in Sydney and would highly recommend it to visitors to your city.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was excellent
Product: Food was excellent but I thought the main and the entree could have been a bigger portion

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are glad to hear you were pleased with the service you experienced on our Long Lunch Cruise. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the end product – so your review for this is very satisfying to receive. Your comments are very much appreciated by all our hospitality and catering staff and a copy of your email has been forwarded onto their department managers. We are sure they will value the positive feedback too. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality, so we are glad you enjoyed your food. However, we are disappointed to hear you were not satisfied with the sizing of the food. We try to find a balance with our portions so that we are able to efficiently serve everyone on board.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: All the staff that served the meal were great happy to help and nothing was too much trouble
Product: Food was average, if the focus of the experience was the lunch it was disappointing, I treated myself to a cocktail but was less than impressed with what i got they didn’t even have a umbrella! This was a once in a lifetime experience for me but i felt letdown there was no flare no special touches what i got was a boat trip around the harbour and lunch there is so much scope for that to be turned into something special but it wasn’t and the trip gave itself an early mark, i realise there wasn’t supposed to be commentary but that too would have made the experience better, considering lots of people on the cruise would have been visitors to Sydney some explanation of what we were seeing would have been good, the dressed up “captain cook” seemed to be trying to blend in rather than sell the product I’m sure if he was more vocal he could attract more business fo you

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are disappointed to hear you were not completely satisfied with your Long Lunch Cruise. All of our cocktails and inclusions are clearly listed on our website. The Long Lunch Cruise has a focus on creating a friendly, relaxed ambience. Therefore, commentary is not used for this cruise. We always encourage guests to thoroughly read our website regarding the inclusions involved with their cruise. Our reservation staff are always happy to assist with any enquiries you may have regarding your cruise.

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: The food was not up to standard different to what was on the menu
Product: other then the food it was a beautiful cruise

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are disappointed to hear you were not satisfied with the food on our Seafood Buffet Cruise. Our menu is listed on our website and our reservation staff are always happy to assist with any inquiries customers may have, as we always encourage customers to view this to understand the inclusions on their selected cruise. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality, which is why we have made these adjustments to the menu.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Fantastic service, great food. We had a thoroughly enjoyable cruise.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was faultless. Friendly, requests were sorted immediately. Lovely people.
Product: The welcome on board was friendly. The vessel was superb. Very comfortable. Not squishy. Everything accessible.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
2/5

Service: Could not hear the commentary whatsoever.
There was smoked salmon & oysters..... I don't eat raw fish nor oysters so all I could have was the chicken plus prawns. Would be nice to have maybe some cooked fish & maybe some beef. Just not enough variety.
Product: Not enough variety. I don't eat smoked salmon or oysters. Cooked fish would've been nice & maybe beef as there was only chicken drumsitcks plus a veg curry

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We apologize you were not completely satisfied with your Buffet Lunch Cruise. Our GPS commentary is used to provide a general insight into the history and fun facts of the harbour. This is set at a volume so as to not interrupt or be obtrusive to the conversations and ambience of fellow passengers, whilst still at an appropriate volume for customers to listen to at their leisure. If customers prefer a live, personalised and interactive commentary, we provide live commentary on our Harbour Story cruises.

We also aim to always provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality. We are disappointed to hear that you did not find the options satisfying. Our menu is listed on our website and we always encourage customers to view this to understand the inclusions on their selected cruise.


Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,

Head of Customer Service

Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Very Good !
Thank You for your service & Smile !!

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
2/5

Service: Only a small selection of choices for what is called a buffet.
Don't know if this was because they usually have a larger boat?
Hospitality staff were very good
Product: already said why.
selection not that good

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We apologize you were not completely satisfied with your Buffet Lunch Cruise. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality, so we are disappointed to hear you did not find this to be the case. Our menu is also listed on our website and we always encourage customers to view this to understand the inclusions on their selected cruise.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,

Head of Customer Service

Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Excellent experience, service and food!

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Yes, I would recommend them and use them again

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Service: The entire Long Lunch Cruise is conducted professionally, from the boarding of the boat to the disembarking. Location of tables, service by staff and the range of food are all very good. This was about the 8th cruise we have done and all were good. Recently we were on the smaller boat than before and I would probably lean towards the larger one for experience. One little issue which I'll mention, without a solution is, the issue of the double trip which we have taken every time and enjoyed. Perhaps a clearer explanation to guests as to their options and the procedure would be helpful. We have felt , on a couple of occasions that we were not welcome to stay on for the second tour around the harbour, when the Afternoon tea group boards. Could I suggest a possibility that you consider some token addition to the Long Lunch guests who stay on for the second run of the harbour. Perhaps a glass of bubbly at the same time as the high Tea guests get theirs, or a cup of tea or coffee simultaneously. We took our daughter on the last Long Lunch recently , which was her first time, she enjoyed it very much. But she was puzzled as we set out on the second tour around, all the guests on the other side were getting their high tea and we were sitting watching the harbour views. I just think, if you offer the second tour around, then some form of inclusion would not go astray. I know everything costs money but you do really want all the guests to feel they are part of the trip for the whole of the experience.
Product: I have just written a fairly complete comment in which I said we enjoyed the Long Lunch and this is about our 8th such trip over the last 2 or 3 years. I also suggested some attempt to include the Long lunch guests on the second Harbour trip for the afternoon with the High Tea guests would not go astray.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Service: Good food, good service
Product: Plenty of good food and choice available

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: very enjoyable, great food . helpful & engaging staff
Product: very enjoyable, friendly & helpful staff. great food

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Wonderful afternoon

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

The food was great. Thumbs Up

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
2/5

Service: Needs improvement. Food has not been good this time around and the commentary was not available at this trip which was available in previous trips.
Product: Food has gone downhill since.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, Thank you for your review. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality so we are disappointed to hear that you thought the quality of our food has decreased. Unfortunately our GPS commentary experienced technical issues on the day of your cruise. Please email us at [email protected] for a complimentary Harbour Story Cruise as recompense for this issue.

Thank you once again for your feedback.
Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Friendly staff & great food

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: The crew could not have been more courteous and helpful.
Product: Great food, excellent service great ambience

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Service: very professional and genuine Great vibe
Product: very good food just a little hesitant with serving drinks Cruise trip perfect just a touch rushed from customer perspective when there was plenty of time

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Thought it was an excellent experience.
Food was good plenty of choice with Premium Drinks Package.
Service was good and very friendly
Product: Value for money - great food and drinks package

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
2/5

Service: Although there were a very small number of people booked for lunch the service provided by staff was very poor. They confused the initial drinks order and forgot the coffee order at the end of the meal. We were given a basket of bread rolls for 4 people but no butter. When I asked for butter it took a long time to deliver and there were only 3 pieces of butter
Product: We were upgraded to the long lunch as not enough people had booked the buffet. We would have preferred the buffet as I assume there would have been a greater choice of dishes.
Also I paid extra for window seating but on the day there were so few customers that everyone had a window seat.

On a positive note the food was beautifully cooked and presented

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
5/5

Would thoroughly recommend. The service, food and history of Sydney was great. The view from the boat was terrific and the weather was kind to us. Boat was clean and tidy.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

good attentive service, not over top, easy to move around, window option is worth it if you just want to sit and enjoy the views

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: I had 9 other friends join me on the cruise on 22 June 2019 and they all praised the quality of the food and the presentation, the staff and the overall cruise experience - we had a ball and thank you Captain Cook, we will be back.
Product: Lunch was superb, the food well presented and my friends are now raving about the fantastic cruise

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
2/5

Service: thought it was meant to be a relaxed long lunch..
after boarding some people had boarded earlier & were half way through lunch which meant we were neglected a little as staff we busy serving .. I had to get up & get water myself as we were not offered any drinks & were looking for a drink
Product: easy enough to make booking with accurate date & seating options

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are happy to read that you found the booking process easy. However, we are disappointed to read that you felt neglected. 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 can assure you that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient service.

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: Friendly staff - and quick responses to queries on email re arranging a birthday cake
Product: Nice lunch - lots of food. vegetarians well catered for

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
1/5

Service: We expected more of the cruising AND expect to get coffee or tea with this expensive menu.
Very disappointed.
When we order a drink I saw waiter squeeze small lemon pieces into jug and then tossing the lemon in the jug. Not very hygienic.
Product: Disappointing with cruise, lunch and no coffee with this expensive menu. Cruise should go further

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. 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 are disappointed to hear you did not find this to be the case. Also, like all fine dining restaurants, tea and coffee are an additional extra and therefore payment is required for these luxuries. Finally, 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 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
2/5

Service: - Table service was average. Water had to be self filled as we didn't order additional drinks so were ignored.

- Food arrived promptly which was good. Food was above average in quality, except for the desserts which were on the smaller food court like appearance side.
Product: Value for money was debatable. Probably better for tourists who want good views.

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. 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 ServiceCaptain Cook Cruises

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Food was excellent but served a bit too quickly for the "long lunch" cruise. It was a long cruise with a quick lunch. Also the 'long cruise' was two circuits of the same route so we disembarked after the first circuit. Others stayed on for the second loop. However, a very enjoyable experience.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Great experience and really good food, my steak was cooked to perfection. Crew were friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely do this cruise again, if we are ever we are back in Sydney.
Product: Service and food was great, steak was done to perfection, and on such a beautiful harbour. Loved it.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Yes would recommend this cruise to my friends in WA. Service was great with friendly staff - it was a perfect way on a wet afternoon as a visitor to Sydney to enjoy and see the famous Harbour landmarks while being dry, comfortable and enjoying lovely food at the same time.
Product: All the food was excellent very enjoyable.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Second cruise we have done. Food excellent, staff even better. Great value.
Product: Second cruise we have done. Excellent food and even better staff. Great value

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Friendly and helpful crew. Very good with some difficult passengers
Product: Scrumptious and just enough

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: very very good... the staff are so poLite and Looking after me and my famiLy...
Product: very easy onLine, safe and hassLe free

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

Service: Service and meals were without fault. Staff were congenial, well spoken and attired.
My only disappointment was the photographer did not advise of costs prior to unudertaking photography.
Product: Cost per capita and time pleasing

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

The staff were extremely friendly and made us feel comfortable. The 3 course meal was outstanding. We couldn’t rate it more highly

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: We were seated promptly by smiling staff. Food was plentiful and delicious, and serving staff very efficient and friendly.
Product: Delicious and varied. Plenty of food .

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Our waitress, Vivien if I remember correctly, was lovely and made our afternoon delightful. We felt very welcome.
Product: The price we paid for the cruise and three delicious courses was remarkably cheaper than what I would have expected!

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything was wonderful. The staff, the food and the views were of a very high standard.
Product: Food, staff and cruise were great.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Everything was perfect...didn't want to get off...

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

Service: Everything was good. I will come back.
Product: Last time about 3 years ago the buffet lunch had more variety.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

Service: It was a very good itinerary as they didn’t speak all the time.
Product: It was value for money. It was good how they kept topping the dishes

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Done very well, kind staff, Delicious food well presented. Amazing views of harbour
Product: I dont eat seafood but the salads were amazing.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: A great day on the World's best Harbor
Product: Good service showing Empathy to oue requests.

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