Vivid 7.30pm Dinner & Drinks

Inclusions

  • Cruise aboard "Vivid Sydney" MV Sydney 2000
  • 3 course Contemporary Australian set menu
    - Download Menu
    - Download Vegetarian Menu
  • Includes Standard bar package
  • See the full canvas of Vivid Lights from the water
  • UPGRADE to the Captain's Dinner
    - Includes a la carte dining & live music from $125pp

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Timetable

Departs Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
Nightly during Vivid 25 May - 16 June 2018 Depart 7.30pm Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1 ONLY 
Disembark Circular Quay 9.30pm (10.30pm Sat) or
Disembark Darling Harbour 10.00pm (11.00pm Sat)

Download the Vivid Cruises timetable 

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Secure your seats now for the best deals. Experience the full canvas of Vivid Lights from the best vantage point - on Sydney Harbour aboard "Vivid Sydney" MV Sydney 2000. This special Vivid Dinner Cruise departs at 7.30pm nightly from Darling Harbour. Enjoy dinner and drinks, then disembark at either Circular Quay or Darling Harbour where you can stroll along the anticipated Vivid Walk. More Info ...

2018 highlights coming soon - refer below as a guide

Vivid Highlights 26 May to 17 June 2017

2017 Vivid Light - more than 70 interactive light installations from 6.00pm to 11.00pm daily. 

Sydney Harbour Bridge - Eora-Bennelong & Harbour Lights
Sydney Opera House - Dreamscape
Museum Contemporary Art Australia - Organic Vibrations
Cadmans Cottage - MUSIC Box
Martin Place - Light installations, code-driven light shows and divine fare from Sydney’s hippest purveyors of food and beverage
Darling Harbour - Magicians of the Mist
Barangaroo - A day in the light
Royal Botanic Gardens - 3D Projections and a tunnel featuring tens of thousands LED lights
Taronga Zoo - Be the Light for the Wild light sculptures 
Chatswood - "Retro-futuristic" Smart City installations through the CBD
Kings Cross - Vivid KX will see the Coca-Cola LED billboard light up in vibrant colours for the first time in 40 years
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? Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice - 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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Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy

YOUR SAY NEW YEARS EVE - I would like to compliment all your staff on New Year's Eve for the outstanding service aboard your Captain Cook III. Helen Talbot

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96 % approval from 52 responses

Date
Rating
4 months ago
5/5

Great food and service. Amazing way to enjoy Vivid.

5 months ago
5/5

I spoke to Kate to start my inquiry about the cruise as I have MS and have trouble with seating, access , food and toilets. Kate was very patient and helpful and on the night of the cruise we were pleased that she had listened and my concerns had been addressed . The dinner and the service from all staff was great and the cruise was most enjoyable. We will be recommending Cpt Cook cruises to our friends.

6 months ago
4/5

It was a very enjoyable night with adequate cuisine and friendly staff, thank you.

6 months ago
5/5

Great service and great food th as nk you

6 months ago
5/5

Service: The food was yummy. The cruise wth vivid lights were amazing. I would recommend Captain Cook dinner cruise to anyone who is after a cruise around the harbour in the night time just spectacular and the service was excellent.

Product: Cruise spectacular food delicious service excellent.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful such friendly staff and extremely helpful

Product: Vivid cruise was great value for money

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was wonderful, staff were friendly and very attentive. Would definitely recommend Captain Cook to others.

Product: The vivid dinner and drinks cruise was a wonderful night out. Great ambience on the boat and food was delicious

6 months ago
5/5

Our waitress was very nice and an top of things. She really knew what she was doing. Great

6 months ago
5/5

We had a won derful experience. Service, food and drink all excellent. Only disappointment was that the entertainment was only on the floor above us.

6 months ago
5/5

I have been on many dinner cruises over the last 20 years and every time exceeds expectations. Thank you for a lovely evening :)

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Boarding was surprisingly easy and welcoming. Staff was friendly and professional. Boat was clean.

Product: We expected rubbery chicken and soggy vegetables but the dinner of quinoa salad and salmon main was fresh, well presented and tasty; beverage selection was good. Service was quick.

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Good attentive service throughout the meal, as well as before and after. Good selection of drinks available, very nice food.

Product: not so much the cruise itself but the vivid lightshow was a little underwhelming with the Opera House being a standout - the cruise itself on the ship was great.

6 months ago
4/5

It was lovely dinner and cruise, however, I booked online and did not have a widow seat oprion when booking. I asked when on the boat as there were many spare window seats (and prepared to pay the extra) however the girl never got back to me after telling me she would check. This was disappointing.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Samantha, 

Thank you for your review of the Vivid Dinner Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are very pleased to know that you found the dinner and cruise lovely. We do offer a guarantee window seating when booking online by checking the box on the extras. Although we are disappointed to read that our hospitality team did not meet your requirements. We strongly encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director if they have any concerns as they would be able to assist you immediately. 

Once again thank you for your review and we are sorry to not have met your expectations.

Kind regards, 
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

6 months ago
5/5

Good service

6 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff were professional,helpful and friendly.Amazing experience!!!😘😘Perfect evening 😀

Product: The staff were professional,helpful and friendly 😘Great food and drinks 😀Amazing experience and would love to do it again if time permits 😀😀Thank you😇

6 months ago
5/5

Great experience and servce

6 months ago
4/5

Once on board were made welcome. Food n dinner cruise was good quality and service excellent. Would have prefered more choice of wine.

6 months ago
4/5

Service: I thought the whole experience was very good. The meal was good, although portions were quite small. The staff were attentive, courteous and friendly. I thought it was just a little cramped as there were many table and they were very close together.

Yes I would recommend CC Cruises to others.

Product: Great opportunity to enjoy this event!

6 months ago
5/5

Very friendly efficient staff. Well organised

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Attentive, friendly and helpful.

Product: Great value for a unique perspective of the Vivid spectacle.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: My sister and I did the cruise on Thursday 15th June. It was my birthday present to my sister. We were on table 58 and Tanya, our waitress was amazing. She was highly personable, friendly and we never had to wait to have our plates removed or wine poured. Courses arrived promptly and a good time frame between them. She was really terrific and when she found out it was my sister's birthday, she wished her a happy birthday and checked that we were enjoying our experience on a number of occasions, which we were.She is a real asset to your organisation and was so humble when we praised her for her efforts. Full marks Tanya, you made our cruise an unforgettable experience.

Thank you,

Jo

Product: If you mean dinner, it was very good.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Jo Hansen, 

Thank you for your review of the Vivid Dinner Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are delighted to read that you found Tanya wonderful and attentive and that you had an unforgettable experience with us. As you know we do strive to deliver the best customer service and to offer our clients an excellent and unforgettable experience. 

Once again thank you for your review, it is appreciated.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

6 months ago
5/5

Sharon the waitress was fantastic. Very bubbly and her personality was great. She is so suited for the job. Excellent food. All round great experience.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Garry Anderson, 

Thank you for the review of your Vivid Dinner Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are delighted to read that you found our staff friendly and attentive and the food on board was of your standards. Your comments on Sharon will the passed on to our hospitality manager and we are sure they will appreciate the feedback. We are pleased to know that you did enjoy your evening with us and hope to see you on board very soon. 

Once again thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated.

Kind regards, 
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

6 months ago
4/5

Service: The service and attention to detail was fantastic. We had a great night but I would have to say it is not the ideal way to see Vivid. You need to be closer to the lights and sounds to fully capture the Vivid experience.

Product: Food and drinks were great but as previously stated you need to be closer to Vivid for the full impact. Cruise is ideal for those with mobility issues because you get to see our beautiful city at it's best.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Bill Meeehan, 

Thank you for your review of your Vivid Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are very pleased to read that the service on board was attentive and that you spent a great evening with us. As you know we strive to deliver the best customer service from booking all the way to the end product. Our scenic route is governed by the Maritime services and at all times we proved the best viewing aspects of vivid based on these restrictions.

Once again thank you for your review, it is appreciated.

Kind regards, 
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

6 months ago
5/5

Service: There customer service, food, waitress service just loved it!

Product: Reasonably priced for a 3 course harbour cruise and drinks

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Lorraine Downie,

Thank you for the review of your Vivid 7.30PM Dinner cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed Vivid with us and that our hospitality and catering staff provided great service. We agree that it is good value for money.

Once again thank you for your feedback, It is very much appreciated by all our teams.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

6 months ago
5/5

Service: We booked this for my Mum's 80th birthday. Everyone was so helpful, prioritising us to the front of the queue and getting us on-board ahead of the rush.they really looked out for my elderly mum. Our meals were delicious, restaurant quality and our wait staff were amazing! This cruise really was the highlight of mums' whole birthday celebrations! The addition of the onboard photography was a bonus especially at a great price as well. Overall a magical night for all my family, thank you!!!

Product: Awesome night, meals amazing,service amazing!!!

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear costumer,

Thank you for your review of your Vivid 7.30PM Dinner Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We were pleased to read that our staff was friendly and helpful, and that you enjoyed your food on such a special occasion with us. We agree that the photography service provided on board is a distinctive feature.

Once again thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

6 months ago
5/5

Service: The waitresses were very attentive and friendly. I would recommend the dinner cruise. The entertainer sang and played enjoyable songs from the past such as by Gordon Lightfoot, Kingston Trio, Beatles, Belafonte etc. Great food and fun evening.

Product: I love seafood so enjoyed the salmon for mains and the unusual quinoa salad.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear costumer,

Thank you for your review of your Vivid 7.30PM Dinner Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are very pleased to read that our staff were attentive and friendly and that you enjoyed the food and the entertainment onboard. Your comments are appreciated by our hospitality and entertainment teams and your review has been forwarded onto them, we know they will appreciate the very positive feedback. Thank you for your recommendation.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

6 months ago
5/5

Tanya was an amazing server!

6 months ago
4/5

very good service overall

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Mrs. Woods,

Thank you for your recent review of our Vivid Lights Dinner. We were happy to read that you enjoyed your night with us and that the service was of good standard. As you know we care a lot about our customer services.

Once again thank you for your review, it is appreciated.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

6 months ago
2/5

Service: This was our second Vivid cruise. The food was very ordinary and I found the salmon dry and overlooked . The entre was more of a side dish. The music seemed to cater for a very old crowd. On the whole we were very disappointed and left the crusie early . I would not book this again

Product: Refer to earlier comments

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear costumer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Vivid 7.30PM Dinner & Drinks Cruise. 
We were very disappointed to read that the cruise did not meet your expectations as we usually receive very good feedback on this product. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on-board on the evening if they have any concerns as they would be able to assist immediately to solve any service delivery issues. Our cruise does offer two disembarkation points – the first at Circular Quay at around 9.30pm to enjoy the lights of VIVID around the City and the second at King Street Wharf approximately thirty minutes later. 

Once again thank you for your review and we are sorry we were unable to meet your expectations.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

6 months ago
4/5

Service: The staff were very friendly and prompt with service. We didn't want the white wine or beer, but they offered a refill of the sparkling which was appreciated. They also allowed us on the top deck which was a fantastic view point for the Vivid lights. The entree was very healthy and fresh quinoa salad, mains lovely. Dessert was a disappointment - a chocolate/gluten/dairy/sugar concoction which I viewed as unhealthy, I recommend a light natural sorbet.

Product: Great value. I didn't purchase the photos.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Terrific service and great night out

Product: Terrific service and great night out

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Friendly and efficient.

Product: Excellent way to see the lights without the crowds. Dinner was lovely, and the drinks plentiful. Very pleasant and efficient staff. Great value for money.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: The whole night was service service service good music drinks and attention to detail we had aa fantastic night would do it again one day

Product: It was a great night with good service and good value

6 months ago
5/5

Service: We enjoyed the excellent friendly service and the food was excellent.

Product: The purchase process on line was efficient.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was second to none. Meal was great and the cruise of the harbour to watch VIVID was fantastic. Thanks CC!

Product: It was value for money. The meal was excellent and drinks were aplenty!

6 months ago
5/5

Service: It was fantastic great value for money great service ,fantastic food

Product: Great everything was fantastic great value

6 months ago
5/5

The service was fantastic your staff were accommodating and the food was magnificent. This cruise was organized by my sister who did it last year and all her glowing reports lived past our expectations

6 months ago
5/5

Service: We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise the staff and service were excellent

Product: staff great service terrific avd very helpful

6 months ago
4/5

The lady serving us kept forgetting our drink order, she was very pleasant, but probably needs a little more practice

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Well organised

very welcoming

good value product esp with discount

just enough time for cruising

staff hospitable

plenty to drink

Product: great value overall experience

6 months ago
5/5

Service: The cruise was a night out for my mum as I have done the lunch cruise on the same boat a few years back.The moment you step on the boat the greeting is very professional which for me as I work in the event management industry is a key thing for me and then complimented with drinks is a very stylish way to be greeted, then being seated and being looked after but not smothered was perfect.The dinner was simple but hit the right spot and the desert was a perfect way to finish of a very enjoyable meal.The cocktails were very very nice as i had to indulge with them.I was extremely satisfied I paid for a window seat it just set things of for mum with the whole night as I have done shore based vivid last year and mum has not seen part of it before but her bad knee's won't allow her to walk for a few hours..Overall a night mum said she will not forget, well done to all staff very smart and professional team.

Product: As I wrote in the prior thoughts very professional,great staff the moment you step on the boat you just know it is going to be a great night.

6 months ago
5/5

It was a Xmas present. My family loved the whole experience. My so is healthy with his eating & loved the meal. They want to organise a family trip. To me I am happy it was a success..... thank You 👍

6 months ago
4/5

Service: The service is fabulous, staff are friendly and attentive. However I was a bit disappointed with the lack of choice with the menu on the Vivid Cruise

Product: The value is good, however the limited choices on the menu this time were a bit disappointing. The staff as always are exceptional in their service.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Made welcome , prompt and friendly service by all staff

Product: Lived up to expectations ,great evening

6 months ago
5/5

Service: From start to finish the whole experience was really professional and excellent. Angelina Bagdassarian was really wonderful in her approach to the booking throughout our communication. The food and service were excellent. The only thing that didn't click with timing was the serving of the champagne for the toasts - it was late. To improve your offering, may we suggest you also serve non alcoholic wine. We had 4 x guests and 2 x children who had to have soft drink for the toast. The Vivid sites were a bonus and very beautiful.

Product: The food and service were excellent; however, the bar tab seemed excessive at $753 for only 23 people, given that we excluded spirits and cocktails.

6 months ago
5/5

Great service and beautiful food. Had a great time on board. The only thing that I was disappointed with was that it ended so quickly. Time flew so quickly when your having fun

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Friendly atmosphere, comfortable seating arrangements

Product: Enjoyed the evening meals were reasonable and did see the Vivid highlights, just felt the package should have included a cofee or tea at the end as part of the dining package

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Great vivid dinner cruise. Food and service was great. Recommend it to anyone

Product: Top service and great food

6 months ago
4/5

Yes I would buy again. Easy booking and well organised. Excellent table service.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: excellent

Product: excellent service and ambience

6 months ago
5/5

Great food and excellent location at the front of the ship

6 months ago
3/5

Service: Booking, welcome on boarding and actual cruise were very good as was the staff service. We booked a window table and upgraded to the next drinks package. The drinks flowed freely and the service was very good.

Product: The food was average with a small salad for entree, salmon was well cooked but the dessert was a chocolate offering that none of us (3) could eat. It had no taste and a strange consistency and texture. The drinks package was worth the upgrade.

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