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Seniors cruise from as little as $27.50 between 04-15 April 2018. NSW Seniors Festival is the largest celebration for people over 60 in the southern hemisphere. Captain Cook Cruises are proud to be a participant each year throughout the Seniors Festival. More Info ...

NSW Seniors Festival Cruises 
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NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL 04-15 APRIL 2018 Download Flyer

Sydney Highlights (subject to change)

  • 04-15 April, Daily - Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise
  • 04-15 April, Daily - Harbour Story Premium Cruise including morning tea
  • 04-15 April, Daily - Harbour Story Premium Cruise including afternoon tea
  • Premier's Gala Concerts (International Convention Centre Theatre - Darling Harbour)
    - Thursday 05 April 2018 (times TBC)
    - Friday 06 April 2018 (times TBC)
  • NSW Seniors Festival Expo (International Convention Centre Theatre - Darling Harbour)
    - Thursday 05 April & Friday 06 April 2018
  • Selected dates - A great selection of Seniors Festival events

See our full range of NSW Seniors Festival Cruises including: How to book

Seniors Festival Buffet Lunch Cruise 04-15 April 2018
Cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000 featuring a hot and cold buffet of seafood, vegetarian and non-seafood dishes, desserts and cheese. Departs daily at 12 noon from Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1 and 12.30pm from Circular Quay Wharf No.6 ...

Seniors Festival Morning Harbour Story Premium Cruise 04-15 April 2018
A premium sightseeing cruise including morning tea, commentary and Main Harbour sights. Departs daily 10.00am from Circular Quay Wharf No.6. Duration approx 2 hours ...

Seniors Festival Afternoon Harbour Story Premium Cruise 04-15 April 2018
The best way to see Sydney Harbour including live commentary and afternoon tea. Departs daily 2.30pm from Circular Quay Wharf No.6. Duration approx 2 hours ... 

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ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible, you must hold a NSW Seniors Card (New South Wales permanent residents aged 60 or over and work no more than 20 hours a week in paid employment) or hold an Australian or New Zealand Senior Pensioner Card (means tested). All guests in your booking must hold a valid Seniors Card, and present Card at check-in for verification.

HOW TO BOOK SENIORS FESTIVAL SPECIAL CRUISES

  • When booking online please enter the promotional code SEN-PEN at checkout. This will reduce the total price of the booking
  • Please note it is your responsibility to check the price is correct prior to entering your credit card/payment details
  • All payments made are final and non-refundable
  • Discounts cannot be applied after a booking is confirmed
  • If unsure please call +61-2-9206 1111

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

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91 % approval from 22 responses

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Rating
1 day ago
5/5

Service: Very fridndly and professional services, great meal in a comfortable and very pleasant atmosphere.
Product: Purchased tickets online very easily, and very informative

Review for Sunset Dinner

1 day ago
4/5

Service: only 2 choices of dessert and cheeses and very small
Product: very small dessert and cheees

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 days ago
4/5

Service: 친절한 서비스 그리고 런치 크루즈 좋았 습니다
Product: 조금더 다양한 요리가 있었으면 좋았을 것입니다

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch

2 days ago
5/5

Service: Was first rate service. The food was better than expected and we thoroughly enjoyed the Vivid light show from the harbour.
Product: The tapas was good and enjoyed the salmon. Dessert selection was good too.

Review for Sunset Dinner

2 days ago
5/5

Service: We could not fault our experience with Captain Cook cruise.
Product: Magnificent dinner cruise

Review for Sunset Dinner

2 days ago
4/5

Service: The service and food were very good
Product: The sunset cruise was lovely, but we were disappointed that when I booked it was advertised as a Vivid Sunset dinner cruise and the Vivid Festival ended the day before.

Review for Sunset Dinner

2 days ago
5/5

The premium 2hr cruise around Sydney harbour was fantastic.
Our host, Elizabeth, was brilliant - fantastic commentary.
Highly recommend.

Review for Harbour Story Premium - Morning

2 days ago
3/5

The cruise itself was fine and the staff were very pleasant. However, my food experience was disappointing. I had gone to the trouble of telephoning beforehand to explain that I am gluten and lactose intolerant, so was rather surprised when my bread was not gluten free. I pointed this out and was told they were baking gluten bread for me; this arrived at the same time as my main course which was rather too late, since they were clearing the entree by then! Incidentally the entree was the most inadequate mezze plate I have ever seen in my life (I used to live in Greece) and really doesn’t deserve that name.
My second frustration was the salmon which was very bland, and came with insufficient salsa. I could only eat half of it, and requested a takeaway container so I could give the rest to my cat. I was told this was against company policy. These days food wastage is widely frowned upon, so I really think it is time you reviewed this policy, to avoid bad press! I am sure that customers would be happy to sign a waiver if necessary. Finally, my dessert (orange chocolate pudding) was dry & tasteless; since there was no lactose free cream to moisten it, I could not eat it. Thank god the wine was drinkable!

Review for Sunset Dinner

2 days ago
4/5

Excellent meal and very efficient staff

Review for Sunset Dinner

4 days ago
5/5

場所も分かりやすく、乗船やテーブルへの案内も無駄なくスムーズ、食事も美味しかったし満足できました。

Review for Sunset Dinner

4 days ago
5/5

Service: On a very rainy night, we thought our Vivid experience was going to be a wash out. However, the excellent service, great wine and amazing food absolutely made up for it all. In fact, we enjoyed viewing the slightly watery lights of our lovely city through the windows of a luxury vessel. Thank you Captain Cook Cruises for making our Vivid experience so special.
Product: The service was sensational, and the food was at least a 5 star experience, not to mention the nice wine.

Review for Sunset Dinner

4 days ago
4/5

The food and service was really good. The whole event was well prepared. Would have been good if the cruise was 2 hours and not 1.5 hours which felt a little short.

Review for Sunset Dinner

5 days ago
5/5

Service: It was a wonderful experience - from the ease of booking on-line, the luxury of the cruise ship itself & then the staff who looked after us throughout the whole cruise.
I would definitely recommend Captain Cook Cruises.
Product: Excellent value & outstanding quality of service, food & drink.

Review for Sunset Dinner

6 days ago
5/5

Service: The whole Cruise was fantastic. Thanks you to everyone. Vivid Sydney coming alive at 6pm was amazing.
Product: Everything was great but the sun had already set when we left the dock

Review for Sunset Dinner

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Professional and very customer focused.
Product: Value for money was exceptional.

Review for Sunset Dinner

1 week ago
5/5

Service: We enjoyed our Vivid dinner cruise so much last time we had to do it again with Captain Cook. This was our 2nd time for Vivid. The food was lovely and the service on board was great. I would recommend the MV Sydney 2000 to anyone. It rained but we stayed dry and enjoyed the views.
Product: Food was really good and service was great.

Review for Sunset Dinner

1 week ago
1/5

Good Morning,

I have been misinformed about the service, while booking the 'Sunset Cruise'. The refreshments were pathetic, and unlike anything I was told they would be. To make up and give my guest a consolation price, I wasted more money, purchasing a second cruise, immediately following the Sunset Cruise - on the same boat.

As an example; please consider the behaviour of the waiter who foisted on us a second bottle of wine, with only a short time before the end of the 2nd cruise. I then had to argue with the stuff about sitting a few more minutes, finishing the drink while there were cleaning and cluttering around us.

In short, I feel cheated

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review about your Sunset Cruise experience. We strive to deliver the best food, drinks and service possible to our customers and we were disappointed to read that your experience was not up to your standards. Please be assured your comments have been forwarded to our hospitality manager. Our cruises are cleaned and prepared thoroughly to ensure customers enter our vessel to a fresh environment. Therefore, we encourage passengers to disembark at the allocated time.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Sunset Dinner

1 week ago
5/5

Great service

Review for Sunset Dinner

1 week ago
4/5

Service: We have been three times previous and it has always been excellent. This time they didnt have a table ready for us. It is only a small thing, but the boat wasnt full. Great staff,
Product: No ones perfect, but it was pretty good value for money

Review for Sunset Dinner

1 week ago
4/5

Service: Good service.
Product: Overall we enjoyed the cruise. My only suggestion would be a more well presented meze platter. A few olives, artichoke hearts and sundried tomatoes was quite disappointing.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of our Sunset Dinner Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt the meze plate on your cruise wasn’t to your standards. We hope you would accept our apologies for not quite meeting your expectations in this regard but appreciate the opportunity given to us to improve. A copy of your review has been forwarded to our Catering Manager.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Sunset Dinner

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Very helpful and respectful of our needs.
Product: Great food, well presented and just enough choice.

Review for Sunset Dinner

1 week ago
5/5

The service staff were great, the barman on duty Mark, was very helpful with choosing cocktails.

Review for Sunset Dinner

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