Vivid Lights Cruises

Vivid Sydney is set to return 6-28 August 2021

Update as at 14 October 2020: Dates have been announced for the return on Vivid Sydney in 2021 after the 2020 event was cancelled on the recommendations of the Australian Government and health authorities regarding organised gatherings of more than 500 people as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic. 

We can't wait to share more details as they become available - stay tuned!

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

  • Smart Casual - no shorts or thongs

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 

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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


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Other Options

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. 

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Vivid Brilliant Dinner

Cruise aboard this signature, premium à la carte dining experience that embodies everything that makes our city so special. Experience the full canvas of Vivid Lights while enjoying quality Australian food and live entertainment from the ultimate vantage point.

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Vivid Sunset Dinner

Enjoy 3-course a la carte dining and million dollar views of the Vivid Lights as they turn on at 6:00pm. This is the perfect start to an evening or stunning end to an amazing day in the greatest city in the world.

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Vivid 7:00pm Special Dinner

Amazing value Vivid dinner cruise, enjoying three-course dining and the full canvas of Vivid Lights from the best vantage point - Sydney Harbour. 

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Vivid 5:00pm Special Dinner

Secure your seats now for the best deals. Our popular early dinner option offers front row seats to “lights on” every evening at 6.00pm. This 2 hour cruise is a favourite with families and those eager for an after dinner wander along the Vivid Light Walk.

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Vivid Bar Cruises

Jump onboard a new Vivid Harbour Lights experience for 2021 - the all new Vivid Bar. Approx. 1½ hours of cruising and live music in a relaxed lounge-style bar enjoying the full canvas of Vivid lights from the water.  

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Vivid 7.30pm Gold Dinner

With Sky Deck seating, live music and 6-course degustation dining, all accompanied by the spectacular back drop of Vivid Sydney, the Gold Dinner ticks all the boxes. Disembark at either Circular Quay or Darling Harbour where you can stroll along the anticipated Vivid Light Walk.

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Vivid 7.30pm Captains Dinner

Our signature a la carte dining experience. The Captain's Dinner includes 3-course contemporary Australian dining, great live music and dancing with 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 Light Walk.

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We dont have any reviews for this page at the moment but you can see our other reviews here: Captain Cook Cruises Reviews

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