Vivid 5pm Dinner & Drinks

Inclusions

  • 1.5hr cruise aboard "Vivid Sydney" MV Sydney 2000
  • 3-course set menu
  • Standard bar package of beer, wine and softdrinks
  • See the lights of Vivid turn on from the water approx. 6pm

Need to know

  • Nightly during Vivid 24 May - 15 June 2019
  • Children (4-15 years) $69
  • Guaranteed Window Seating additional $19pp
  • Vivid Peak Nights - Saturdays
    - 25 May 2019
    - 01, 08 & 15 June 2019
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  • 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

Timetable

Departs Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
Nightly during Vivid 24 May - 15 June 2019 5.00pm. Disembark 6.30pm

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Our popular early dinner option offers front row seats to “lights on” every evening at 6.00pm.  Cruise aboard Vivid Sydney vessel MV Sydney 2000 including contemporary Australian dining and drinks. This 1½ hour cruise is a favourite with families and those eager for an after dinner wander along the Vivid Walk. More Info ...

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Vivid Highlights 24 May to 15 June 2019

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

The Vivid festival includes the NSW June long weekend.

Dress: We recommend Smart Casual.

Special Diet? Please visit our Menus page for information or Contact Us. Download vegetarian menu or child menu for the Vivid 5pm Dinner Cruise.

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

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Amazing value, cruising aboard the aboard "Vivid Sydney" MV Sydney 2000, enjoying three-course dining and an open bar of house still and sparkling wine, beer and soft drinks. Experience the full canvas of Vivid Lights from the best vantage point - Sydney Harbour. Disembark at either Circular Quay or Darling Harbour where you can stroll along the anticipated Vivid Walk. More Info ...

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88 % approval from 51 responses

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Rating
10 hours ago
4/5

Service: Food was presented nice Food was tasty Drink service was quick and good When I asked for a second drink off 2 different waiters it never came When you consider we only had 2 glasses of white wine it was pretty miserable that I could not get another I thought lousy Sorry I had a Hahn Lite also
Product: Lights never came on till 6pm We only hsd 30 minutes and the boat was back under the bridge and virtually no lights I could not get a second drink The later cruise would have been so much better

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

17 hours ago
5/5

Service: booked a VIVID dinner cruise. Staff were friendly, food was great and we got great views of the lights. Excellent value for money
Product: Excellent value for money

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

18 hours ago
5/5

Service: We had an enjoyable experience - Boarding was easy. I paid for Windows Seatsf or our cruise, and this was a masterstroke. Our Waitress was great - she delivered our meals and when I reminded her of my son's allergy, she swapped out his meal for a suitable one. After that she was attentive, and the meal was great. After the meal we went upstairs to the top deck and enjoyed the Vivid lights.
Product: The Dinner Cruise was a great experience for my Son and Myself.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

1 day ago
2/5

Service: Well, I am very disappointed and unhappy with our cruise me and my partner was expecting to see the light having to have purchase a vivid festival cruise we were not told that lights were not even on we had the 5:pm vivid cruise with dinner but I felt that we were mislead by the advertisement of Captain Cook Vivid lights Cruise we thought dinner will be serve and after that lights will be on by then. They should have been honest and make us inform that there will be no lights in that particular cruise so we could have chosen the much later time. We purchase twice as we’ve missed the originally scheduled date and have to re book the next day. We didn’t really enjoy as the highlights of the light festival for vivid 2019 experience we had with Captain Cruise me my partner and the whole group are all unhappy for not being told that in the 5pm vivid cruise will be not on yet or it’s very limited and should have extended the time at least for the 5pm cruisers so we can also witness the beautiful lights.
Product: I’m am not happy. We weren’t told that lights not on at 5:pm it’s false advertisement of Captain Ciook

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 days ago
5/5

Service: The service was brilliant and so so quick for drinks and meals to arrive.
Product: Excellent value for the price.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 days ago
2/5

Service: We were both really looking forward to the experience, my husband's meal was very good the chicken, the vegetarian was not great at all, so much so that i did not eat anything much, i even handed it over to him to taste and he agreed it was awful too, such a shame, won't return to Captain Cook Cruises and couldn't get great pictures on an empty stomach, so disappointed with that, also we did not understand the hovering in nowhere land in the boat like they were waiting for a turn, really weird that. Have been on Cruises before and nothing like that ever happened. Maybe Vivid has become too into the future Vivid, would like my money back or an exchange, would never have replied, but here you are asking me, OK it's done, no more cruises.
Product: Not a fulfilling experience.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 days ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service.
Product: Good value. Thanks a lot!

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 days ago
5/5

Service: Service with a smile, quality food and not shy with the wine! Combined with a beautiful evening and the vivid lights it made for very memorable occasion
Product: Easy process and great value

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 days ago
5/5

Service: Well organised. I will refer to my friends
Product: I am very like the service

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 days ago
4/5

Everything right from the start was excellent. Great experience inside the cruise and we enjoyed it thoroughly. However the food could have been better. Decent food but it's not that great, would have liked more flavour and other food options.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 days ago
1/5

Service: Very bad
The lady in call center can’t help me for booking or charge timetable anyway!
Product: Can’t refund if you can’t go in cruise

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 days ago
5/5

Service: Great service and overall experience!
Product: I really enjoyed the cruise. It was a great experience!

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

5 days ago
5/5

Service: Service was very efficient and friendly. All staff helpful - really enjoyed the cruise.
Product: Purchased online was quick and easy to use.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

5 days ago
4/5

Service: Service was excellent. The staff and crew were extremely helpful and efficient. I would like to see a kids menu available, especially for cruises targeting families like the early Vivid Dinner Cruise.
Product: Good value for the price. Got a great table with only 2 hours to departure. Other operators were booked out.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

6 days ago
5/5

Service: It was a fabulous experience from the moment we boarded to when we left. Great food and service. Would definitely book again.
Product: Every minute was great. Food and service exceptional

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

6 days ago
4/5

We enjoyed being shown to a window table - the outlook was great. The food was very enjoyable but could have been much hotter. The staff were excellent.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

6 days ago
4/5

Service: Fantastic service, fantastic food, enjoyable evening, only down fall was meal wasn't child friendly and no activities for children
Product: Awesome cruise and food, fantastic service, enjoyable evening. Not child friendly, no activities for children and meal wasn't child friendly, was either adult meal or a young child meal, my child was a tween

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

6 days ago
4/5

Service: The service was fantastic and the sightseeing was magnificent. The only thing was that the waiters were almost too efficient. I know it's a tight turnaround for the next cruise but I felt like they were hovering waiting for us to finish our meal. They were clearing our plates while the rest of the table was still eating. In saying that, they were nice and friendly.
Product: It was good value for money but it would be better if we had more time to view the lights. We only got 30 minutes of lights including the time it took to get back to King Street Wharf from CQ. Perhaps a 5.30pm to 7.00pm would be better. I found 5.00pm an early start to eat dinner.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

7 days ago
5/5

Service: Food and service was excellent!
Well done team.
Product: Food and service was excellent!
Well done team.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

7 days ago
5/5

Service: Great service and food.
Product: Brilliant food and wonderful service

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

7 days ago
5/5

Service: Brilliant food and fantastic service
Product: fantastic service and food, our group thoroughly enjoyed it.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

7 days ago
5/5

Service: Brilliant food, and service ! our group thoroughly enjoyed it
Product: Great service and fantastic food.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Excellent friendly and attentive services. Great night out!
Product: Helpful, responsive and great support

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

1 week ago
2/5

Service: 5pm dinner cruise not the best one choice on the menu so if you dont like that you starve would of been better as a buffet apart from that not to bad
Product: Menu ****, no choice for the price abit ripped off

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

1 week ago
5/5

Plenty of staff on hand at all times, no waiting on anything

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

1 week ago
2/5

Service: It was advertised as a 2hr cruise however the cruise went from 5pm and we were off the boat by 6.30pm.....
Product: Advertised as a 2hr cruise but only sailed for 1.5hrs

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service and wonderful Vivid experience!
Product: Great experience and meal good

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

1 week ago
4/5

Staff were very friendly and helpful . Good way to see some of vivid lights without having the crowds .

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

1 week ago
4/5

Service: Online purchase, no hassles- no problem checking in. Cruise left on time. Meal was excellent, views of Sydney Harbour were great. Vivid show was disappointing.
Product: Great cruise and meal. Boat was less than half full though.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

1 week ago
4/5

Service: The staff was efficient and friendly
The food was excellent
Product: It was great value for money

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

1 week ago
5/5

Service: They did it all so well. Lovely service. Great food.
Product: Lovely food Even got us lactose free food with no fuss

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Great service! Good outing!
Product: Food was a tad small. But the drinks were great!

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Staff not aware what we bought ie choice of mains and that drinks were included
Product: Wish it was longer cruise, and that you let your staff know what’s included ie drinks choice of main

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: We were boarded and seated well. Service was prompt and the food was lovely.
Product: Simply lovely night on Sydney harbour. Great service and food.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: We had a great night cruising Sydney harbour for the vivid lights night cruise. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The cost was very reasonable.
Product: Had a wonderful night cruising Sydney harbour for the vivid lights night cruise. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Value of cruise amazing.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 weeks ago
4/5

Everything was good, the Vivid light were great. didn't like the kale on the chicken.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Very well organized, and executed perfectly from the greeting on the boat, the service, the food and drinks selection and the timing for the vivid lights. Would do it again.
Product: Well organized and Perfectly executed by a professional team.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The cruise was fantastic and the staff were friendly and very professional the only thing was the meal was great but too quick a three course in less than an hour very rushed i realize you are under pressure but next time we probably would not go for a 5pm start.
Product: I have on the first question

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: The event was well organised from receiving the email about the event to disembarking from the cruise. Two couples wanted to join us & all went without a hitch. We were allocated a table for 6. The staff were courteous, well presented and attentive. The food and drinks were genreous & service was prompt . Were were not aware that we could disembark at Circular Quay to explore more of the Vivid sites, which we would have liked to have done. Instead we were advised to upstairs to look at the view from there & disembarked at Wharf 1 King Street. We then caught the feet home & missed a lot of the lighting displays around Circular Quay & the Opera House..
Product: We felt the cost was money well spent for an enjoyable event and get together with friends.Everything wentbto plan without a hitch.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: I brought a group of 25 college students who were studying abroad in Sydney and it was a great experience. The food and drinks were wonderful and the staff were very nice and accommodating to those students with dietary restrictions. Our cruise was the first night of Vivid so the views of the harbor area were even more spectacular. It exceeded my expectations!
Product: The food and drinks were excellent and the views were amazing. The price was very good for all that it included.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

11 months ago
4/5

Service: Mediocre food, and directions were not clear which harbor to go to it said to check in at circular quay but the boat was in darling harbor and we had to rush over really quickly to catch the cruise
Product: We bought our tickets ahead of time and the day of the tour there were signs around promoting the tour with the same company for cheaper

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Vivid Dinner experience. We always try to prepare and present our food to the highest standards and we are disappointed to read that this was not up to your standards. Our Vivid cruises departed from Darling Harbour, as wa s listed on our website and signage around Circular Quay. Our staff are always happy to insist with any inquiries that you may have. The price reflects the supply and demand of the product. The pricing reflects the guarantee of your booking, which assures you of your place onboard our cruise, as selected days and times are often sold out during this event.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

12 months ago
5/5

it was easy to reach the cruise from king street wharf and on arrival we were quickly seated at a window to view vivid. meal service was quick and the staff were pleasant

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

12 months ago
4/5

Yes I would we loved our seats and the meal was good staff need to better trained had water spilled over me

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

12 months ago
4/5

Service: Very enjoyable,delightful food ,top service.
Product: Just right,nice food,I dont drink, but service was still bewt

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything from boarding to disembarking was perfect. My gluten-free meal was delicious. The dessert was probably the only low point.
Product: Meal was excellent, except for dessert, which we moticed mist people only partially ate. Drinks great!

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

12 months ago
5/5

Great experience, lovely staff and service.
Have recommended your cruise to other colleagues

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

12 months ago
2/5

Service: I was very disappointed that we saw so little of the Vivid Lights,that was my main reason for going on the cruise, i have Arthritis in my hips and find it difficult walking a lot, the meal was nice and our waiter Tobias was very attentive, i wondered why we did not go into Farm Cove to view the lights from the Botanic Gardens,we stopped at a wharf in Circular Quay(why i do not know) i felt the time spent here could have taken us into Farm Cove instead.
Product: Won't go again, didn't see enough Lights

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of our Vivid Cruise. Whilst we enjoyed and admired Vivid Sydney’s amazing displays for the 10th year celebrations and try to present this in the best way possible to all our passengers, we unfortunately do not have any control of this. This is a government run program that we do not have any input into. Our cruise stopped at Circular Quay give our passengers the option to disembark and to give all passengers an unobstructed, 360-degree, panoramic view of the full canvas of lights within the Circular Quay precinct.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service was amazing. Food was way better than expected. And the highlight was going to the outdoor balconies when they opened them up for the best vivid views! Would do again, highly recommend

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 5pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service from all of the staff, very friendly and efficient. I also appreciate the effort taken by the dining room staff to cater to my need for a totally gluten free diet, very much appreciated.
Product: Excellent dinner, service by staff, and attention to my need for gluten free dinner

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