Vivid Gold Penfolds Dinner

When first impressions count, the Vivid Gold Penfolds Dinner will tick every box. Upper Deck seating, live music, 6-course degustation dining and Penfolds selection of private bin and vintage wines to complement each course, all accompanied by the spectacular back drop of Vivid Sydney. 

Vivid Highlights 2021 coming soon. Refer below as a guide.

2019 Vivid Light - more than 50 interactive light installations from 6.00pm to 11.00pm daily. 

Sydney Harbour Bridge - 'Eora-Broken Spear' projection & Harbour Lights
Sydney Opera House - 'Austral Flora Ballet'
Museum Contemporary Art Australia - Light projections
Customs House - 'Under the Harbour'
Darling Harbour - Robot SPACELand
Barangaroo - 'Winter Camp'
Royal Botanic Gardens - 'Firefly field' 
Taronga Zoo - Lights for the Wild light sculptures with new Sumatran Tiger Cubs lantern
Chatswood - 'Co-existence' 
Luna Park - new ride 'Volaré' makes its sparkling debut for Vivid 2019 
Vivid Music & Modulations @ the Carriageworks
Vivid Ideas Exchange @ the MCA
Vivid Live @ the Sydney Opera House

Dress Code

  • We recommend Smart & Stylish - collared shirts for men and jackets in winter

Menus & Special Diets 

  • Lunch, High Tea, Sunset Dinner & Brilliant Dinner menus have at least one vegetarian and gluten-free entrée, main and dessert 
  • Gold and Platinum are specialty menus and we regret there are no special diet variations available 
  • A Children's menu is available on Premium Dining 
  • A Kid's menu is available on Casual Dining
  • View our menus for further details 

Car Parking 

About Your Vessel
Cruise aboard Sydney’s premier cruising restaurant, the spectacular MV Sydney 2000. World leaders, dignitaries’ celebrities, president’s, Prime Minister’s and sport stars have all enjoyed the magic of Sydney harbour from a Captain Cook vessel. Our air-conditioned restaurants are as waterfront as it comes, with 360-degree million-dollar views and expansive outdoor decks. Oversized windows throughout offer superb viewing no matter where you are seated on the vessel. From time to time, due to maintenance and scheduling, vessels may change. Our restaurant fleet includes Sydney 2000, John Cadman 2 and Captain Cook 3.

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Children Under 18 Years

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

Credit Card Fraud Prevention

  • At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online

Terms & Conditions 

  • Special payment and cancellation conditions apply to all special offers and special events. View our terms and conditions

Inclusions

  • Nightly at 5.00pm & 7.00pm 
  • Vivid Lights from 6:00pm
  • 6-course degustation fine dining 
  • Penfolds gold selection of private bin vintage and bin wines to complement each course
  • Selection of house spirits, liqueurs, beers and soft drinks
  • Guaranteed window seating
  • Live music 
  • Expansive windows, premium upper deck seating offering million-dollar views
  • Gold personalised service 
  • Food & Penfolds wine menu
  • Gold Dinner - 6 course degustation dining without drinks also available - Food only menu 

Need to know

  • Nightly during Vivid 06-28 August 2021
  • Captains Special from $159
    - Normally $179 | T&Cs 
  • Cruise Options
    - Gold Penfolds Dinner from $199
    - Gold Dinner from $179
  • Vivid Peak Nights - Saturdays
    - 07, 14, 21 & 28 August 2021
  • As this is a specialty menu we regret there are no special diet variations available
  • Vivid Flyer | Map | Virtual Tours | Gifts | Covid Safe
  • Credit Card Fraud Prevention
    - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online

Timetable

Departs Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
Nightly during Vivid 06 - 28 August 2021 Depart 5.00pm, 7.00pm
Disembark 7.00pm, 9.00pm, 10.30pm

Car Parking Specials  Remember to also check your date for NSW road closures 

Find Us

Wynyard Station to King St Wharf Map - 6 minute walk

YOUR SAY BRILLIANT DINNER - Thank you for a perfect evening. Rob & Gill

85 % approval from 13 responses

Date
Rating
10 months ago
2/5

Service: Average says it all.
No priority boarding as promised
Bar service slow, lots of drinks not available
Only 5 courses rather than the 6 advertised
Food nice enough, service fine
Closed bar half an hour before end.
Looks like they are preparing to close soon
Product: Expected better than Average.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. Our Gold Dinner does include 6 courses, including the canapes upon the Priority boarding & welcome reception, which as per the website is part of our Circular Quay departures only. We can assure you that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient service. Each course is matched with a selected glass of Penfolds Wine, with additional beverages available at any time.
Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

11 months ago
5/5

Service: The food, cruise and staff were 5 stars but I was very disappointed I did not have time to start my dessert or drink the last 3 wines as we had to get off. If I was to do this again it would need to be at least half an hour longer so you can relax and enjoy eating and enjoying the wines.
Product: see above

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

11 months ago
5/5

Service: All in all an amazing experience! Got a little stressed making sure we were boarding at the right place. Instructions are a little confusing. Once there, everything was great!
Product: Amazing!

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

11 months ago
1/5

Boat left without us

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. Our departure locations and times are located clearly on our website. Unfortunately, our cruise has a schedule to keep for the hundreds of passengers, so we are unable to delay the departure.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

11 months ago
5/5

A great night all round. Excellent, food wine and service. Would definitely do it again.

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

11 months ago
5/5

Service: As a group we all had an amazing time and we will all be back
Product: Great value

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

11 months ago
5/5

We did the same cruise 5 years ago and the service, food and experience were just as good this time around as it was then.

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

11 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a great time on the valentines cruise, the food was fantastic, the wine was amazing and the service top notch. Could not have asked for better!
Product: Food and wine was amazing

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service, flawless. From booking all the way to boarding and serving, it was spotless. Thanks to our waiter
Product: We’ve got the private room on top of the vessel. Definitely value for money! The views were amazing.

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

11 months ago
5/5

We felt like special guests from the moment we stepped on board. The canapes and champagne on the top deck were delicious and there was much room to roam. Our servers were outstanding and fun too. The food and wine were outstanding.

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Starting from the greeting the customer service was fantastic. Food and wine selection was of an excellent quality. I’ll be coming back onboard and recommending to others.
Product: Great customer service

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

12 months ago
4/5

Pick up was a bit late, so the beginning was rushed. However, he wait staff was exceptional.

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