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Key Highlights
  • This is Sydney's most popular dinner cruise, places are limited – book ahead to avoid disappointment
  • Your vessel is the MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2 which offers fine dining and million dollar views
  • Upgrades to a window seat
  • Smartphone Vouchers Accepted – No need to print!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Sat (year-round) & Fri (Nov-Mar): 3.5 hours
    Apr – Oct (Year-Round) Except Sat & Fri Nov-Mar):2.5

    Start time

    Year-Round Except Sat (year-round) & Fri (Nov-Mar)
    Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6, 7.00pm. Disembark 9.30pm
    Departs King St Wharf No.1, 7.30pm. Disembark 10:00pm
    Sat (year-round) & Fri (Nov-Mar)
    Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6, 7.00pm. Disembark 10.30pm
    Departs King St Wharf No.1, 7:30pm. Disembark 10:00pm or 11:00pm
    Please arrive at your embarkation point 30 minutes prior to sailing to collect your boarding pass. Boarding commences approx 10 minutes prior to the sailing time

    Meeting Point

    Please make your way to Wharf No 6 Circular Quay, or Wharf No 1 King Street Wharf (Darling Harbour, approx 8 minutes walk north of Sydney Sea Life Aquarium) to board your cruise ship. Circular Quay and Darling Harbour are very conveniently located near most city hotels and major city bus, rail, ferry and taxi stations

    Ending Point

    Wharf No 6 Circular Quay, or Wharf No 1 King Street Wharf

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview Enjoy a delicious dinner while looking out over the incredible Sydney Harbour on this elegant dinner cruise.

    After dinner you can dance to live music, or enjoy the sea breezes from the covered outdoor area or the 360-degree open Star Deck.

    This is the most popular Sydney dinner cruise and a not-to-be missed tour for visitors to Sydney or for those who just love a great night out.

    With this cruise you can create your perfect evening. Now you may upgrade your ticket to enjoy three-course dinner along with a reserved window seat.


    There are two great packages available for this perennially popular Sydney Dinner cruise aboard Sydney's most prestigious cruise ships MV Sydney 2000 and John Cadman 2, Three-Course Australian a la carte dining and Three-Course and Window Seat Package.

    After boarding the cruise ship MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2 relax in your comfortable seat and look out at the spectacular views of Sydney – notably the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House illuminated at night.

    You will enjoy a lavish three-course meal chosen from an á la carte menu. The menus change with the season but a sample is set out below to show you what to expect.

    Australian smoked salmon, shaved fennel, dill, capers with black cavier dressing
    Quinoa and pumpkin salad, with seasonal greens, roasted pinenuts and citrus infused dressing
    Ravioloni pasta, filled with spinach and ricotta, salsa napolitana with grana padano cheese (V)
    Warm lamb salad, baby greens, pumpkin, kalamata olives, quinoa, feta cheese with dijon honey mustard dressing.

    Main Course:
    Tasmanian grilled salmon fillet, accompanied by dutch carrots and asparagus, served with capers and lemon oil (GF)
    Slow cooked duck confit, seasonal greens, sweet potato puree and rich berry jus
    Australian southern highlands beef tenderloin fillet, sautéed mushrooms, served with seeded mustard jus
    Chicken kale, marinated chicken breast, kale stuffing with blended herbs and onion served with chicken jus
    Warm vegetable timbale with kumera, quinoa, sun dried tomatoes, cranberries, chickpeas and pumpkin seeds served with infused lime and dijon mustard (V, GF)

    Orange and chocolate flourless cake, chocolate orange indulgence served with butterscotch sauce (GF)
    Coconut mousse, smooth coconut cream mousse on sponge base topped with toasted coconut
    Chocolate hazelnut cloud, with a silky-smooth centre
    Slow baked lemon and lime tart, soft citrus flavours served with a dollop of mascarpone cream
    Chocolate roche with raspberry coulis (GF)
    Sample menu and subject to change.

    After dinner, you can dance the night away to popular tunes from the Sydney 2000 Band and star gaze from the 360-degree open Star Deck as the million lights of Sydney city twinkle in the background.

    Three-Course and Window Seat Package:
    This option is an upgrade of the one described above. You will be guaranteed a window seat (optional extra) in the dining room and can select three delicious courses from the á la carte menu.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Evening dinner cruise on Sydney harbour
    • Live band
    • Upper deck star gazing
    • 3 course contemporary Australian a la carte dining
    • Window Seat (if option chosen)
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Beverages
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    The dress code is smart and stylish and men are required to wear jackets.

    There should be minimum 2 passengers for guaranteed departure.

    Surcharges apply to all guests on the same table/booking).

    Infants of three years and under are allowed ( no meal provided). However, it is not recommended that such young children should be brought on this tour as they as liable to get restless.

    Please arrive at your embarkation point 30 minutes prior to sailing to collect your boarding pass. Boarding commences approximately 10 minutes prior to the sailing time.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change the timetable, vessels and increase fares without prior notice.

    Fully paid guests will be protected at their booked rate, except for fuel surcharges, government taxes or other surcharges.

    If want a guaranteed window seat, select the confirmed window option upgrade when booking. You can then see the unobstructed views from your dinner table.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

    The cruise operates in sheltered waters, 365 days a year, regardless of the weather. All dining seating is situated inside the vessel in comfortable all-weather surroundings with expansive viewing windows

    Special prices, itineraries and conditions apply on selected special event dates including but not limited to 25, 26 & 31 Dec & 26 Jan, 14 Feb & Vivid Sydney

  • Customer Reviews
    • Sydney

      Habour climb was fantastic Opera house Ok ...

      Marian Luehman, Australia, 24/Nov/2009
    • dinner and tour of harbour

      great entertainment, however the dinner was a little cold on arrival, though still delicious. the staff were very freindly and attentive...

      D G Sharpe, Australia, 04/Sep/2009
    • Sydney Harbour Cruise

      From the time of booking, to the end of the cruise, everything ran like clockwork! The trip was fantastic! I asked my girlfriend to marry me and thankfully she said yes!! We even...

      Neil James Forrest, United Kingdom, 04/Feb/2009

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