Melbourne Cup Lunch

Cruise aboard thoroughbred cruise ship MV Sydney 2000 for the race that stops a nation on the first Tuesday in November. Great prizes to be won including best dressed, sweeps and lucky door prizes! Tuesday 5th November 2019. Enjoy premium 3-course dining with individual table seating and million dollar views. Take a stroll on the top deck, snap a winning selfie and be the envy of your friends and colleagues.

MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH CRUISE - Tuesday 05 November 2019

Sweeps, Raffle & Best Dressed
Free sweep, and great prizes to be won including best dressed, and lucky door prizes - fantastic odds of winning with just a few hundred people onboard!

Show Deck Race Lounge 
The Show Deck Race Lounge is open to all passengers and equipped with a large screen broadcasting all the action live

Star Deck
The Star Deck on the top of MV Sydney 2000 offers open air 360 degree views of Sydney Harbour 

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


Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy


  • 3-course Premium Menu
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine
  • Free sweep
  • Best dressed & lucky door prizes to be won 
  • Live race day broadcast 
  • Menu

Need to know

  • Tuesday 5 November 2019
  • Event Special - $119 per person
    - Normally $165
    - Limited availability
    - Terms & conditions
  • Optional Extras
    - Guaranteed window seating additional $25pp
  • Wi-Fi onboard Sydney 2000
  • Mobile TAB at King St Wharf - place your bets before you board
  • Download flyer
  • Special Event Conditions
  • Credit Card Fraud Prevention
    - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online


Departs Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1
Tuesday 5th November 2019 12.00 noon. Returns 3.45pm

Car Parking  Please check your date for road closures 

YOUR SAY ZOO EXPRESS - These guys are professionals and know their business very well. Highly recommend them for any trips on Sydney Harbour. Anonymous, TAS

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86 % approval from 7 responses

10 months ago

Service: excellent service and staff.
Product: Lost my money,but still had a good day.

10 months ago

Service: Seven guests for Melbourne cup luncheon. Good experience excellent service friendly staff good food. A great atmosphere
Product: Value for money with parties good savings food and atmosphere great

10 months ago

Service: The staff were very attentive to my needs e.g. if my drinks were low they would asked if a new drink was required.
Product: The food was well prepared and tasted realy good.

10 months ago

Service: It was a very well organised cruise and it was very friendly and The Melbourne Cup day experience plus Sydney Harbour was perfect for my first time visitors.The staff were courteous and it went smoothly,having a photographer take some nice photos was a bonus.
Great way to spend almost 4hrs
Product: The overall event was memorable.

10 months ago

it took a long time for the initial drinks service - it appeared more staff were required

10 months ago

We always have a good time,
The staff are really good. Food is great
Keep up the good work

10 months ago

The MC was great. Serving staff inexperienced the wine we started with was not available for second bottle. Waitress kept trying, too hard, to upsell. Was disappointed that there was no glass of bubbles on arrival and food selection has decreased from past years.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

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

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