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The eyes of over a billion people worldwide turn to Sydney Harbour on New Years Eve, not only because we have the first major display but one of the world's best. The Harbour Bridge, city buildings, and specially selected cruise vessels feature in a fireworks, laser display and Harbour Light Parade that cascades down the harbour from Shark Island to the Parramatta River. More Info ...

New Years Eve Cruises - 31 December 2018

NEW YEARS EVE 31 DECEMBER 2018

NYE Sydney 2000 Club Deck - 4 course dinner & drinks
Cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000 for a spectacular Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve - 4 course dining on Club Deck, entertainment and unbeatable viewing for both the 9pm and midnight fireworks displays. Download Flyer

NYE Sydney 2000 Show Deck - 4 course dinner & drinks 
Secure your seats for an amazing Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve - 4 course dining aboard MV Sydney 2000 Show Deck, entertainment and unbeatable viewing NYE fireworks displays. Download Flyer

NYE Captain Cook 3 - Seafood buffet & drinks 
Celebrate New Years Eve Sydney Style with a deluxe seafood buffet dinner, drinks, DJ entertainment and fireworks cruise. Download Flyer

NYE Matilda 3 - Canapes, drinks & fireworks 
Enjoy canapés, drinks & fireworks aboard Matilda 3 for a spectacular Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve. Download Flyer

NYE Rocket - BYO Picnic & fireworks 7.15pm 
BYO drinks & picnic for front row seats to the world famous Sydney Harbour Fireworks aboard a rocket ferry. Download Flyer

The following New Years Eve cruises are fully booked

NYE Sydney 2000 Sky Deck - 5 course dinner & drinks 
Get the best seats to a spectacular Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve - enjoy 5 course dining as upper deck seating aboard Sydney 2000 Sky Deck, entertainment and unbeatable viewing for both the 9pm and midnight fireworks displays. Download Flyer

NYE Rocket - BYO picnic & fireworks 7pm 
BYO drinks & picnic for front row seats to the world famous Sydney Harbour NYE Fireworks aboard a Rocket Ferry. Download Flyer

Regular Cruises
A special timetable operates on New Years Eve 31 December. Download a sample New Years Eve timetable or click on the links below to check availability.

New Years Eve Program subject to change

9.00pm Family Fireworks
Designed and choreographed for children and families, the 9.00pm fireworks dazzle audiences with colour and shape. At the conclusion of the fireworks the Harbour Light Parade will begin with vessels featuring laser displays showcasing the theme of the night.

Midnight Fireworks and Sydney Harbour Bridge
A spectacular fireworks display that makes Sydney the New Years Eve capital of the world. Launched from seven barges on the harbour, the rooftops of seven city skyscrapers and, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

TICKETING & ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Due to extra NYE security at wharf precincts, printed reservation records or tickets must be produced on request at security gates. We cannot guarantee access to your departure point, or our offices without a printed copy. Alcohol free zones apply to normal Darling Harbour access areas. Refer to individual cruise pages for more information. Full details available closer to sailing.

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80 % approval from 15 responses

Date
Rating
8 months ago
4/5

Passamos o Reveillon com eles. Barco grande e vista perfeita para a ponte, ópera e fogos. O preço para um reveillón é caro e vale apenas pelo conforto de não ter que ficar "apinhado" próximo a ponte esperando a passagem do ano. A comida que é servida está longe de ser algo 5 estrelas e pelo preço cobrado poderia ser melhor, de qualquer forma, atendeu ao proposto.

Review for NYE Club Deck Dinner

8 months ago
2/5

Service: The dinner was quite average especially for the price (I could have had three Terauyas dinners for that!), and drinks - cheap and bad. Perhaps this works for 60+ year old foreign tourists but from a Sydneysider’s point of view this was just below average. Also, there was absolutely nothing to do between 9pm and 12pm.
Product: Totally not worth the time (and especially the money) wasted. I should’ve spent this time with friends at home.

If not for the awesome Sydney Harbour fireworks themselves, my rating would have been 1 star. All cruises at this night are the same, as long as they are not massively overcrowded and provide a good vantage point.

Bring your own entertainment with you.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, 

Thank you for the review of your NYE Sky Deck Dinner Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We were disappointed to read that you felt we were not able to meet your expectations regarding your food and drinks. We provide a fine dining experience for those on board our Sydney 2000 NYE cruises and believe them to be equal to other dining establishments on this night. 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. Between the fireworks displays (9pm an 12 midnight) Sydney 2000 and all our dining vessels are part of the Harbour Lights parade and our guests are encouraged to move to the outdoor viewing areas to take part in this great event. We also provide live entertainment and many passengers on Sky Deck were up dancing and enjoying the festivities.

Once again thank you for your feedback and are sorry that you felt you could not enjoy one of the best events on the best harbour.

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service 
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for NYE Sky Deck Dinner

8 months ago
5/5

Everyone was so nice and polite. Great experience!

Review for NYE Club Deck Dinner

8 months ago
4/5

perfect

Review for NYE Show Deck Dinner

8 months ago
4/5

Service: The previous year was much better
Too far from fireworks this year and the distribution of wine/alcohol was very slow and considerably slower than last year
I dont know if I will book again for this NYE
Product: Food isnt the best, needs larger servings

Review for NYE Club Deck Dinner

8 months ago
2/5

Service: We only had 3 drinks each from 7pm till 9.50pm. We waited for 20 minutes each time without a drink
Product: Lobster was tough and the main meal did not have sort of potatoes on the plate. The beef was lovely

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, 

Thank you for your review of our NYE Club Deck Dinner Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt we were not able to meet your expectations regarding your food and drinks. 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. Your concerns have been forwarded to our hospitality manager. 

Once again thank you for your feedback. 

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service 
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for NYE Club Deck Dinner

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Thought the service, food and wine were excellent. Glasses were topped up without having to ask and all the staff encountered were very pleasant and helpful.
Product: A great night eating, drinking and dancing, topped off with an amazing view of the fireworks. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Review for NYE Sky Deck Dinner

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Could not fault the service on board the new years eve cruise , the 4 course meal was exceptional, with quality wine to compliment the meal .The service from the staff was brilliant .
Product: Brilliant value for money.

Review for NYE Club Deck Dinner

8 months ago
5/5

Service: My experience comes from the recent New Years Eve cruise. The meal was excellent, and the waiting staff very good. They were very attentive, and quite sociable.
Product: Could not fault anything. We had excellent seating and lovely food.!

Review for NYE Sky Deck Dinner

8 months ago
4/5

Service: The staff where prompt with serving drinks and food and where helpful with any questions
Product: Considering the price paid, a huge disappointment with the dinner, my partner Rod had the steak it had been at some point microwaved, he had to chew it for some time before he could swallow, my salmon had nil flavor, the best course was the dessert...

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for the review of your NYE Show Deck Dinner Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We were disappointed to read that you felt we were not able to meet your expectations regarding your food. All our food is freshly prepared and cooked on-board. 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.  

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for NYE Show Deck Dinner

8 months ago
5/5

Tanto el servicio de a bordo como el barco y el ambiente fue excelente, lo mismo que la comida. Único tip a mejorar es una menor distancia con el puente a la hora de los fuegos artificiales.

Review for NYE Club Deck Dinner

8 months ago
2/5

All staff were amazing, cheerful & helpful all evening. They were definitely 5 star.
The 'vintage ' wine was very average. Luckily we could have a gin & tonic!
The food was ****** awful, considering the price paid for the evening.
I truely felt the best of the food was the cheap, frozen party pies from Aldi.
Lobster was very average. I did like the vegetables but was unable to eat the salmon. Likewise, my husband couldn't eat the meat.
This, I feel, was disappointing as friends had said the food is usually good on these cruises.
The ship was nice & spacious. I was most impressed by how tidy it was kept all night (particularly the toilets).
The music was great.
Apart from the terrible food it was a good night.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for the review of your Christmas Show Deck Lunch Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We were disappointed to read that you felt we were not able to meet your expectations regarding your food. We provide a menu on our website for customers to view at their leisure so that they know exactly what to expect on their cruise. We can assure you that the wines we serve are from a premium range and are stored suitably for an appropriate duration. We show our wine list on our website to allow customers an insight into which wines are offered per package. 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. However, please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our hospitality manager. 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 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. 

Once again thank you for your feedback and recommendation it is greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for NYE Club Deck Dinner

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Service.
Product: Smooth and easy. Hassel free

Review for NYE Show Deck Dinner

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything was perfect and we had a fabulous evening. Thank you everyone on Sydney 2000
Product: First class service and attention. Good menu great views!

Review for NYE Sky Deck Dinner

8 months ago
5/5

服務很好,跨年郵輪很精采

Review for NYE Show Deck Dinner

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