Vivid 7.30pm Dinner & Drinks

Inclusions

  • Up to 3.5hr cruise aboard "Vivid Sydney" MV Sydney 2000
  • 3 course set menu with a choice of mains
  • Standard bar package of beer, wine & softdrinks
  • See the full canvas of Vivid Lights from the water

Need to know

  • Nightly during Vivid 24 May - 15 June 2019
  • Children (4-15 years) $89
  • Guaranteed Window seating additional $25pp
  • 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 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)

Car Parking  Please check your date for road closures 

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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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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 7.30pm 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

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When first and last impressions count, the Vivid Gold Penfolds Dinner will tick every box. Priority boarding, Sky Deck seating, live music, five-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. Disembark at either Circular Quay or Darling Harbour where you can stroll along the anticipated Vivid Walk. More Info ...

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Vivid 7.30pm Captains Dinner

Our signature a la carte dining experience. The Vivid Captain's Dinner includes three-course contemporary Australian dining, great live music and dancing and a comprehensive list of wines available for purchase. Experience the full canvas of Vivid Sydney lights from the best vantage point - aboard "Vivid Sydney" MV Sydney 2000.  Disembark at either Circular Quay or Darling Harbour where you can stroll along the anticipated Vivid Walk. More Info ...

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Vivid 5pm Sunset Dinner & Drinks

Cruise aboard Vivid Sydney vessel MV Sydney 2000 including contemporary Australian dining with a choice of mains and desserts, plus house still, sparkling wines, beer and soft drinks. This 1½ hour cruise is a popular with early diners and those eager to see the lights of Vivid Sydney turn on every evening at 6.00pm. More Info ...

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Vivid 5pm Dinner & Drinks

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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Be part of the Vivid Sydney Harbour Lights and experience the full canvas of lights from the water. This special one-hour Vivid Lights cruise departs to up seven times nightly from Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1. `Lights On'  from 6.00pm nightly 24 May - 15 June 2019. Book now to secure the best times and dates. More Info ...

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Experience the full canvas of Vivid Lights from the water. This special Vivid Lights cruise departs at 6.15pm on selected dates. Disembark at Darling Harbour where you can stroll along the anticipated Vivid Light Walk. More Info ...

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Vivid Lights 7pm - 302 Redirect

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Vivid Lights 9.15pm - 302 Redirect

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Experience Vivid Lights from the water including the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Botanic Gardens, aboard "the Little Red Vivid Rocket." The Vivid Loop departs every 30 minutes from 5.45pm on Saturday nights. More Info ...

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Vivid Loop 6.45pm

Experience Vivid Lights from the water including the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Botanic Gardens, aboard "the Little Red Vivid Rocket." The Vivid Loop departs 6.45pm on selected dates. More Info ...

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Vivid Loop 7.15pm

Experience Vivid Lights from the water including the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Botanic Gardens, aboard the "the Little Red Vivid Rocket." The Vivid Loop Cruise departs 7.15pm on selected dates. More Info ...

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Vivid Loop 7.45pm

Experience Vivid Lights from the water including the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Botanic Gardens, aboard "the Little Red Vivid Rocket." Departing 7.45pm on selected dates. More Info ...

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Vivid Loop 8.15pm

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1 day ago
5/5

Service: The staff are friendly.
Product: Easy to purchase through the internet

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

1 day ago
5/5

Service: It was a great "cruise" with just the right amount of time to see the lights without rushing anything.
I know time may be short, but stretching the time between meal courses would be really great so that one do not feel rushed.
Product: It was a leisurely cruise with just the right amount of time to see the various light shows.
I know time may be short, but stretching the time between meal courses would be really great so that one do not feel rushed.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

1 day ago
5/5

Service: Staff were very friendly & attentive & we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.
Product: Excellent value.....with the combined cruise & dining option taking in the spectacular Vivid light show.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 days ago
5/5

Service: Fabulous experience. It was a beautiful night, staff were excellent, food was just right!
Product: Excellent value and service.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 days ago
5/5

Service: Very professional, quality service.
Product: Great service, excellent food quality, spacious dining room, lovely ambiance.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 days ago
5/5

Service: Everything was above expectations
Product: It was a great night for all

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 days ago
5/5

Service: The staff were good . Food drinks and vessel good = great night .
Product: good deal and worth the trip to Sydney

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

3 days ago
5/5

Staff were friendly and the food was very good

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

3 days ago
5/5

Service: From boarding and to being seated was easy and found staff extremely friendly.
Product: Food and service very good

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

3 days ago
2/5

Asked four times for drinks which never came and had to go to the bar for service. Food was ok, small portions. Better view of the vivid lights from the $7.50 ferry into circular quay.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

4 days ago
5/5

The Vivid Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour was most enjoyable for many reasons. Delicious food, nice music & smooth sailing viewing the Vivid spectacular. Highly recommend...

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

4 days ago
5/5

Service: excellent food and well looked after by staff
Product: not your fault but was expecting more lights for money

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

4 days ago
4/5

excellent service, good food choices, silver service, attentive staff

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

4 days ago
5/5

Service: Everybody we dealt with was pleasant, helpful and we had a fantastic time. The food was very nice and they were generous with the drinks.
Product: Loved the whole experience. Everyone we dealt with from start to finish was helpful and pleasant

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

4 days ago
4/5

Definitely recommended! One of my best night in Sydney was with the cruise. Thanks for showing me Vivid Sydney in the best way possible. Only wish there were more courses of meal though.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

4 days ago
5/5

Service: The food was outstanding and easy process from booking to boarding. The service was quick and staff were professional and accommodating. The pacing of the meal was good and it gave you time to see the sights.
Product: Easy process to book online

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

4 days ago
5/5

Always so accommodating and beautiful service

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

4 days ago
2/5

% of us attended the Vivid Cruise. We enjoyed the meal we were given but found we were very rushed and plates taken from our table before all had finished eating. We asked that they be left until all finished however this did not happen and they were whisked away and next course on out table.
Waiters friendly Wine fine,
The display of lights was disappointing and our view was from afar.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

4 days ago
5/5

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Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

4 days ago
5/5

Service: We travel from Darwin I was on business trip we book Friday the evening for the dinner cruise and we are happy choose the right choice we both had a great night on the cruise great food and the trip was excellent will do it again next time visit Sydney.
Product: Great food and service was not bad.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

4 days ago
1/5

Service: Vivid on Captain Cook Cruises was a very poor experience and would not recommend that anyone take this dinner cruise in th e future.
The drink package whilst offering two styles of beer only offered one style of white and one style of red - unfortunately I enjoy Chardonnay not the sweet white offered and so was required to pay additional. Our main meal - table of 4 - did not arrive even after repeated requests to staff whose standard reply was “ not part of my order , you’ll just need to wait. Eventually as staff were clearing tables the “ light came on” - I’m terribly sorry your order must have been overlooked. “ . We eventually/got it but it was not what we ordered however accepted what was given as there was no other choice. As we were in a middle isle for seating we’re not able to see much in the Vivid lightshow - especially when all internal lighting was on full . Majority of passengers long finished their meal ventured on top deck for a better view. By the time we could do the same the boat was only doing cart wheels in middle Harbour - not much of Vivid was happening there.
Product: All said above -
Poor choice for drink package whilst meals OK however we had to ask at least 4 times before staff realised order had been lost in the system .

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

4 days ago
5/5

Service: Waiter Joey was very attentive and we didn't have to wait long for any food or drinks. He was very friendly and genuinly happy to look after us.
Product: Food was excellent. Wine was good and quantity adequate. Music/entertainment excellent. Good value for money.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

5 days ago
5/5

Excellent food, service, and a most enjoyable evening.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

5 days ago
4/5

Service: Good service provided on board. Meals and drinks were delivered quickly.
Product: Good value for money, three-course meal, drinks and harbour cruise during Vivid.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

5 days ago
4/5

Service: Queuing was confusing with so many different cruises and people standing around. Would have been helpful to have more staff on the wharf advising people. Then people were pushing in.
Product: We enjoyed the cruise but the food was a little lacklustre.
Entree was couscous salad and dessert was simply cake. Mains were good.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

5 days ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service and friendly staff
Product: Reasonable price and good food.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

5 days ago
5/5

The welcome & service were seamless.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

5 days ago
5/5

Excellent service, beautiful atmosphere, excellent entertainment, we love to come back.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

6 days ago
5/5

Great cruise, great food. Loved it.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

6 days ago
1/5

Nothing to do with your service. We were unable to take our cruise because my husband was admitted to ICU with health issues. I rang to inform them that we would not be going and was told our places would be kept until June 14th. We were unable to go so our money has been put into consolidated revenue by the cruise company I presume.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

7 days ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service food very good and great atmosphere
Product: All good lovely evening - no I don't like having to give feedback on everything one does - you go into Coles and they want to know your experience

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

7 days ago
4/5

Service: Welcome good, food good, visibility of Vivid good. Our particular waiter seemed new and less efficient than the other waiters. Lagged in serving drinks and food. Not very attentive again compared to the other waiters
Product: Good value to see the Vivid with little walking and lovely dinner

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

7 days ago
4/5

Service: We had to continually ask for table water and wine.
Product: Easy to view online and book.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

7 days ago
5/5

Service: so far so good
Product: great service and explanation

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

7 days ago
4/5

Service: Everything happened fuss free
Good value for money
But not a 5 star experience
Product: Good value for money
The process of booking worked well

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

7 days ago
4/5

Service: All good, although the docks said to pick up the tickets at one point and when we walked there they told us we could have got them at an office nearer the boat. This could have been made more clear in the documentation we received.
Product: The service and food was excellent. However the cruise was advertised as 3 1/2 hours and it was not this long

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

7 days ago
5/5

Service: Very friendly staff
Product: Prompt service, attention to detail

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

7 days ago
4/5

Service: The service was efficient and friendly.
Product: A very good dinner. The extra paid for a window seat was worth it.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

1 week ago
2/5

Service: Drinks order was delayed up to 15min, the waiters forgot the order, they then brought the wrong wine.
Cutlery was not fully set
Would not recommend the cruise to family and friends for the price we had to pay
Product: For the poor service I would not recommend the cruise to friends and family. Over priced for poor service levels.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

1 week ago
2/5

Service: boarding experience was poor - not very well organised; meal was pleasant although service was patchy at times during the night; unable to accommodate a basic food allergy request so one of the party went without dessert
Product: reasonable value for money

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

1 week ago
5/5

Friendly attentive always a smile

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

1 week ago
5/5

Organisation, service and food good

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Good customer service and the food was good. My husband had a surprised birthday when they severed a dessert with a candle.
We had a wonderful night. Thank you.
Product: Good deal with entertainment book member

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Great greeting, great food, great service and entertainment.
Will and have recommended this cruise to all family and friends.
Product: The quality was excellent

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Service was polite and efficient, meal and drinks service very good. Entrée and main course of salmon very well presented and cooked and vegetables cooked to perfection.
Product: Service, value for money and the experience of seeing Vivid from the water was much better tan I expected

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Great night - had a fantastic time - great value - piano player was excellent. This was our 4th Captain Cook cruise and will not be the last.
Product: Staff and service were excellent meal was good value, perhaps the beans served with the chicken could have been cooked a little longer

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Very organised and friendly and attentive wait staff. Very good dinner, drinks and cruise to see VIVID.
Product: Excellent service, good views, lovely food and plenty of drinks with a nice ambiance. Only thing as we did have an 11 yr old with us, so a child's option in the food would have been great, he only ate his dessert.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The service on board was first class with friendly staff whom paid great attention to making the experience wonderful. The food and beverage package was great value for money and the night scenes on the harbour was spectacular would fully recommend this product and definitely do this trip again.
Product: Great value with first class service, food and drinks.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
2/5

Service: the staff were friendly but I feel spent too much time at certain tables where their were groups of people.
This was our 4th vivid cruise and we thought that the experience was not as good as previous,the food was not as good only one entree 2 mains and one dessert, not value for money, we also had to wait and ask for more drinks.
Product: This was our fourth vivid and we thought it had lost its wow factor, the staff were friendly but the service was not good we had to wait and ask for drinks, the waitress spent too much time at one table where their were a group of people. The food lacked quality with only the choice of 2 mains and only one entree and one dessert we also had to pay extra for a cup of coffee. The experience was not as good as previous. Also as passed captain cook club members we should have been given a window seat and not have had to pay extra.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: ergwrtgwrtg
Product: boring iwosjcj mfhmhmfgfgn

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
2/5

We were so looking forward to this Vivid dinner cruise.

I have already emailed Captain Cook Cruises 2 days after we arrived home from our Vivid dinner cruise to advised how unhappy we were with the night, especially as this was our 3rd dinner cruise with the company.

Firstly, the cruise boat left Darling Harbour and cruised around to Circular Quay where it sat at the Quay for a good 8-10 minutes. On our reservation ticket it did mention during Vivid no boardings etc would apply from the Quay. So how come after dinner we again stopped at the Quay to allow passengers to disembark.

Our table was a window table at the front of the boat (I paid an extra $50 for the table) and all we could see was the wharf. Secondly, the food served was not up to expectations. The entrée was cold couscous, a very few sultanas with kale, almost inedible. My husband had the chicken and said it was extremely tough, I had the salmon and it was under cooked. We do not complain as a rule, just like to let Captain Cook Cruises know how we saw the night and how our expectations were dashed.

Thanks for allowing us to review the service on the night.

Helen & Joss Jones

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Delicious food & great entertainment from the singer & pianist.
Product: All good although not sure we saw the best of the lights from the ship.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

The service and price were excellent. Great value for money. Atmosphere and outlook were wonderful.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Our Captain Cook dinner cruise was the perfect platform from which to view the coloured canvas of Vivid 2019. From boarding the boat, welcome drinks, entree and main meal the service was superb and our window seats placed us in perfect positions for the full Vivid experience.
Product: First class service, quality food and wine provided us with a very comfortable perspective from which to immerse ourselves in Vivid 2019

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
4/5

Great food and entertainment

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Yes good night out
Product: Very good. ******** and don’t bother me or I’ll spend my money with that other mob.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Good service
Product: Excellent food and bottomless drinks

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
4/5

Good to board a bit early as it was a cold night. Service good, Food good. Enjoyed the evening

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Staff very helpful food great and had a great time in board
Product: Staff helpful food great and cruise great

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
2/5

Overall excellent except it was a dinner cruise and they forgot to serve us our main course!

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Had a lovely evening, service was great. Felt the menu was a bit ordinary, vegetables were very basic. If it was improved with a couple of options for a 3-course meal then they could possibly do an alternate drop rather than giving diners a choice.
Do not believe diners should have to pay for coffee.
Product: Meal wasn't as good as we hoped it would be.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
4/5

Great night out. Jezella our waitress as fabulous.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: C’était parfait 👍 le repas très bon, les boissons à volonté, la croisière vivid de plus de deux heures, l’accès au pont pour les photos, je recommande 👍🥂🎉
Product: Parfait , repas, boissons, spectacle vivid, je recommande

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Very organised. Highly professional wait staff.
Product: Food was great and drinks flowed.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Salmon was perfectly cooked. Service was good. Not possible to see the Vivid Lights from inside the vessel, due to both seating and interior lights, with no announcement advising first timers that there was access to outside. Overall very enjoyable.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

service was excellent.food and drinks choices were above normal fixed type menus. really enjoyed being upstairs this time.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Great food, seating, entertainment...…...just perfect!
Product: Great value! We had a great evening!

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Well organised and good value cruise.
Product: Entertaining and good value. Plenty of food and drinks. Loved the music and dancing.

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2 weeks ago
5/5

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2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: My husband and I did the vivid dinner and drinks cruise 25th May 19. The service was very good, live music, delicious food and drinks were plentiful. A great way to see the vivid lights....In style. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Would we do it again? My oath! Would we recommend? We have!
Product: We ordered and paid online. Quick and easy process.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Great service; started on time. Dinner cruise was really enjoyable.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

We were looked after very well dinner service drinks very good

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: The food was good and we had a great time. We liked the option to get off at Circular Quay to see Vivid on foot. Music was great and we enjoyed a dance.
Product: The only drawback was the boarding was a bit chaotic not being sure whether we were in the right line

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
2/5

The cruise felt look it was put together at the last minute, our food came out 10 minutes after everyone else and we had to wait at least 30 minutes before people came around and offered us drinks. After the first drink we received we still had to wait a significant amount of time to be offered another drink.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service, food and evening in general.
Product: Very impressed with the total cruise, the food and service. Would definitely do it again.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

3 weeks ago
2/5

Service: The seating, i had to turn around to see everything that was uncomfortable the drinks I dont drink beer or wine, I was not allowed spirits like my first harbour cruise with you and it was the same cruise, and the dinner was nice but very small I needed to go and get something else afterwards because I was still hungry. Over all I was quite disappointed with the cruise and unfortunately would not do another from this experience
Product: The seating, i had to turn around to see everything that was uncomfortable the drinks I dont drink beer or wine, I was not allowed spirits like my first harbour cruise with you and it was the same cruise, and the dinner was nice but very small I needed to go and get something else afterwards because I was still hungry. Over all I was quite disappointed with the cruise and unfortunately would not do another from this experience

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: We asked for gluten free meals for 2 of our quests but there was difficulty for us to ensure this is what we
We’re going to get.Otherwise great value.
Product: Confusion with gluten free dinner requests

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3 weeks ago
5/5

Boat was well presented, staff were excellent and food was good.

Really enjoyed the experience and thought it was good value for money

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3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Everything was great, value,booking, food service, experience, entertainment, everything. Totally recommend it. Vivid in Sydney, on the harbour.
Product: Amazing value, great experience.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The food was great and the service was wonderful.
A young lady named Zora attended our table and she is a credit to your business.
Product: Everything happened in a timely and efficient way.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Lovely meal, excellent view of Vivid and absolutely delightful young lady who was our waitress
Product: Quickly served, hot and ample

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Everything was good except for the drink service, we had to wait over 1/2 hour and also had to call someone whenever we wanted another.
Product: Good except for drinks service

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3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: great service, vivid staff support let alone the light show
Product: fantastic staff that made the trip unforgettable

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3 weeks ago
2/5

lack of information on when and where to go on board

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3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: good service and excellent staff, lovely live music, delicious meal and birthday surprise.
Product: excellent food and wine ..

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3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Food was great, and waiters very courteous and helpful
Product: Great food and service. All staff very curteous

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Would definitely go again. The whole experience was fantastic. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the live band and singer were great, food excellent. Would recommend Captain Cook Cruises to anyone
Product: Great, I've just explained everything in my last review. Would recommend the cruise to anyone

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

3 weeks ago
5/5

Well run, overall very enjoyable evening but a bit pricey.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

3 weeks ago
2/5

Limited choice on the menu and the food is a little bland, bar service is poor and attendants rarely come out to serve drinks. Attentive service otherwise for a deck with full load of customers with only 4 servers, you can see they are getting absolutely hammered while still providing the best they can. Majority of the 3 hour cruise route is outside of the vivid zone so it totally missed the point of marketing as a ‘vivid’ cruise. Would still recommend captain Cook cruise but only on sunset routes.

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3 weeks ago
2/5

musician is average / food is good / service is very good. May be good to announce that we can go up to upper deck / will be good to make some announcement when the boat approaching vantage point for photos / would be good to be able to see a bit more lightings, closer. e.g. botanic gardens

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3 weeks ago
4/5

Very well organised and implemented, but why was the first stop at Circular Quay necessary, which wasted viewing time?

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3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Boarding and seating was well organised. Entree and dessert of the meal were straight out of the fridge. Not so tasty.
Product: See previous comments .....

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3 weeks ago
4/5

The meal was very nice. The vivid lights stunning. We loved our dinner cruise. The only reason i gave it 4/5 stars was because of the false advertising. “Up to 3.5hr cruise”.
I would accept anything 3+ hours to match that description, but just 2.5 hrs is quite a chunk short of the advertised description.

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3 weeks ago
5/5

Dinner was perfect, friendly staff and great atmosphere. My daughter and I loved it.

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3 weeks ago
2/5

Service: Good Value good service
Product: good value for money good service

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

3 weeks ago
2/5

Service: Pleasant trip and staff
Product: Pleasant trip and staff lovely

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3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Everything was just as advertised. I would highly recommend them and would definitely book again
Product: Excellent meal and service

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3 weeks ago
5/5

It was wonderful experience, couldn't fault a thing thanks

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3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: All the staff were extremely helpful and pleasant and service was great. The entertainment was beautiful and unobtrusive background music
Product: Was a great enjoyable experience. I don't know how it would work having dinner watching water feature show at Darling Harbour and then continuing on to Opera House etc as it was a bit disappointing not being able to see that as well. Opera House was a little disappointing this year

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3 weeks ago
4/5

The service was very good however some of our passengers had to ask for their entrée while the rest of the group were being served their mains.

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9 months ago
5/5

Great way to see and experience Vivid especially as you avoid the massive crowds at Circular Quay

Review for VIVID 7.30PM DINNER + DRINKS

11 months ago
2/5

Service: Which particular service are you talking about - customer service on booking, on arriving, meal?
Product: Good value for money. xxxx

Review for VIVID 7.30PM DINNER + DRINKS

11 months ago
4/5

Service: The VIVID cruise run by Captain Cook cruises was lovely. We had inside table for 2 which was great as we both had a view of the VIVID lights. The larger tables were disadvantaged as some had their back to the view. I was pleasantly surprised that dinner was not a buffet and each table was served a 3 course meal. The food better than I expected on a large cruise vessel and would certainly come back again next year or even for another event. Well done Captain Cook Cruises.
Product: I bought my ticket via entertainment book so it was a good value purchase.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Everyone was extremely helpful thoughtful - were there to ask what we would like all evening the level of service was great overall!
Product: the venue- with the added benefit of VIVID- and the meal and service - all excellent.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent...nothing to complain about.
Product: Always room for small improvements.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
4/5

Service: The staff very friendly and helpful
Product: The food was warm, not hot, the vegetables were sad, one tiny carrot and two small potatoes , the entree was tasteless, the desert was lovely.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of our Vivid Cruise. We pride ourselves on the service we provide to our customers and we are delighted to read that you have had wonderful experience with this aspect of our cruises. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality, so we apologise that this wasn’t the case on this occasion. Please be assured we have forwarded this to our catering manager.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
4/5

Service: The service was for the seating, drinks and food was fast though limited to what one could have chosen to eat.
Product: It was over priced for what food and drinks we received. The fish my partner had was overcooked. though i was happy with my chicken it was a touch over cooked on the ends where it was thinner than the rest of the meat.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Vivid Dinner and Drinks Cruise. We believe our pricing to be equal to any contemporary dining establishment in Sydney. We continually monitor all aspects of the production chain including receipt, storage, distribution, cooking and presentation to ensure a top quality and consistent product is presented to our guests. We apologise that this wasn’t the case on this occasion and please be assured your comments have been forwarded to our catering manager for review.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

I thought this was a very good service, and I would be happy to use Captain Cook again when I am in Sydney.

The meal was excellent, well presented and it was an enjoyable night out.

Review for VIVID 7.30PM DINNER + DRINKS

12 months ago
5/5

Yes I would recommend Captain Cook Cruises's to my friends.
Everything was well done ie the tables were lovely, the food very nice.

the service was excellent I would like to complement a lady called Mckay I hope that is right so attentive and helpful for our birthday party.

I found the night to be so relaxing and our family enjoyed the dancing.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Really good better than i expected will go with caption cook cruises again for sure

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: The moment we went aboard we were treated with much courtesy and care. The staff handled everyone with efficiency and promptly attended to all requests. The unfortunate person who had to be taken off by ambulance was carried out with discretion and the episode hardly noticed.
The experience was just great and we have recommended the service to several friends already..
Product: I have done so already in the box above.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: I bought Vivid Sydney tickets for my aunt and her friend. They can't speak English fluently. But my aunt told me staffs were very friendly and helpful. They ship is spacious and clean. They had wonderful time and would love to go again next year.
Product: My aunt said foods were delicious!

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
4/5

Service: Serviced us promptly and with good skills
Product: Found the access a bit of a fight on the internet had to have a couple of goes sorting it out.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Vivid Cruise. We pride ourselves on the service we provide to our customers and we are delighted to read that you have had wonderful experience with this aspect of our cruises. We always try to make our website as streamlined and user friendly as possible. Please be assured your comments have been forwarded to our IT department for review.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: The food and friendliness of the staff during our VIVID Dinner cruise was excellent. Great value for the money we spent. Can highly recommend this cruise.
Product: Excellent food and very friendly staff. Great value for the money we spent.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
4/5

Service: Very nice welcome, nice staff good music 10/10 for all that , but I noticed the other diners had almost finished their main meal and we had not been served ours .When I bought this to their attention our meal came out, nice and hot but, then they turned the lights right down and we had trouble eating in the dark. My 75 year old sister had just had an eye operation so this put a dampener on our night.
Product: Our main meal didn't arrive until I bought it to the staffs attention. Although hot and tasty, the lights were then dimmed. We are two elderly people so we had trouble with this.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service was great. Right from queueing when a customer service chap came along the line to ensure that we were all in the right queue. What a refreshing service.
Or meal was great and the service of the staff was exemplary. In light of the weather Sydney has been experiencing, you even ensured a glorious night for our Vivid cruise!

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Well organised, quietly efficient staff who helped make the evening a pleasurable experience.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

We enjoyed our Vivid dinner cruise very much. An enjoyable meal, excellent service & a well organized way to view the Vivid ligts.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
1/5

Service: it Was my friends birthday, and i specified that it was important for me in the booking.

Well i bought the extras, and it said that we had guaranteed a table next to the window.

we arrived, they sat us next to a group of around 50 teenager girls, screaming, and we were sitting just in the middle of the boat i an a small table, i went to speak with the managers, that happily moved us to a nicer table, as in the booking said that we had a guaranteed window sit.

The Night was OK, we had a door to the exterior, where people constantly were opening and closing the door. leaving us exposed to the wind.

When the end of the night were close, they brought desert, which for my surprise, they did not did anything special for us but yes for the others birthday.

Which was very disappointing to be honest. as i though this was going to be an a amazing 5 * dinner, which ended in a OK dinner.
Product: This did not meet any of my expectations. OK dinner in an overpriced tag.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write review of your Vivid and Drinks Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt that the seating and service from one of our crew on your cruise wasn’t to your standards. We have a pre-planned seating arrangement prior to passengers boarding, and we apologise this misunderstanding occured. We are pleased that the issue regarding this was able to be resolved efficiently and effectively. 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 for this is very disappointing to receive. We hope you would accept our apologies for what may have been a breakdown of process on the night, not a lack of genuine care for our customers with their special occasions which we always strive to take care of. Your comments have been forwarded to our hospitality manager for review.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: The whole experience was enhanced by the prompt and friendly service from all staff. Boarding was very quick and smooth, and getting seated was simple. The attention we received all evening was first class.
Product: Value for money was very good and the cruise itself did not disapoint

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: The booking process was very easy... The customer service and hospitality on-board was excellent.. The 3 course dinner was excellent.. I will always book with Captain Cook Cruises for all my groups... Steve Gatland, Coach Tours Australia
Product: At Captain Cook, the Vivid Sydney 07.30pm Dinner Cruise is Perfect for our Coach Tours Australia Groups

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: My wife and I were afforded excellent service all evening. We did the Australia Day cruise earlier this year and believe this cruise was of equal value.
Product: Great value for money. Excellent evening.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
4/5

Good service the waitress was very good

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Great table service with great staff.
Product: Great table service with great staff.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Had a perfect night on a vivid dinner and cruise. Food was perfect, the staff so friendly and nice background live music. Would highly recommend a Captain Cook Cruise.
Product: Great value, best night out

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
4/5

Service: WARM AND WELCOMING.
Product: PROMPT SERVICE. GOOD WINE AND FOOD MATCH AND NICE MENU

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff were friendly and good at there jobs, the view was superb ( its hard to beat Vivid) and the food excellent.
My family had a great night - thankyou.
Product: Please see the comments above

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: service
Product: excellent online communication

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

A spectacular night made all the better by fabulous service, good food & wine and an amazing view. Thanks Captain Cook for such a memorable experience.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Well organised. Lovely friendly efficient service staff. Good value. Very pleasant evening. Love that it's 2 hour cruise not 3. Plenty of time for eating and viewing. Chosen specifically for that reason. Food and wine package looked good and it was. Lovely service lady came looking for us out on deck to let us know food on table. Definitely do it again just for fun.
Product: Good value Service staff attentive and friendly

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
1/5

Poor menu supposedly vivid cruise but pathetic display total waste of money

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Vivid Dinner and Drinks Cruise. Our menu is listed on our website and we always encourage customers to view this to understand the inclusions on their selected cruise. 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. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our catering manager.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything was good about our experience I have recommended Captain Cook to other people already and if I get another opportunity I will cruise with you again
Product: My partner and myself had a great time thank you

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic from the start. Friendly crew and very attentive wait staff. Food was excellent, drinks were flowing, a great view for vivid. A band playing just outside out seating area was great too.
Product: Great service, great food, attentive staff. Great views. Fantastic from booking to conclusion

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

The services, food and ambience was excellent! Would definitely go again.

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Staff were great, welcoming and organised serving and replenishing drinks promptly. Live music and dancing was an added bonus. Had a great night
Product: Great Value for money for a 3 Course Meal, all drinks and entertainment while cruising the harbour and watching Vivid Lights

Review for Vivid Dinner and Drinks 7.30pm

12 months ago
4/5

It was a good overall experience. Crew and vessel were nice and drinks were of expected quality/value. Food was disappointing. My salad came dressed and hers did not, and my dessert was missing things hers had. Quality of food was ok but some more bread would have been good. Also...lighting made the lights tour hard to enjoy as the glare into the boat was bad...due to the glare people had to stand behind window seat tables and press their phones onto the glass. Overall ok...i would be willing to try a different cruise.

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