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Sydney Harbour Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • This is the most luxurious of our Sydney Dinner Cruises and is perfect for special occasions
  • Benefits include priority boarding at Circular Quay, premium seating and a welcome reception on the upper deck
  • Dine on an exquisite 5 course degustation menu with complimentary wines
  • Sophisticated entertainment is provided by a pianist and lounge singer
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    2 - 3.5 hours

    Start time

    Sunday - Thursday (Year round) and Friday (Apr - Oct):
    7:00pm - No. 6 Jetty Circular Quay. Disembark 9:30pm.
    7:30pm - No. 1 Jetty King Street Wharf. Disembark 10:00pm.

    Saturday (Year round) and Friday (Nov - Mar):
    7:00pm - No. 6 Jetty Circular Quay. Disembark 10:30pm.
    7:30pm - No. 1 Jetty King Street Wharf. Disembark 10:00pm or 11:00pm.
    Priority boarding & welcome reception not available with King Street Wharf departure.
    Please arrive at your embarkation point at least 30 minutes prior to sailing to collect your boarding pass. Priority boarding commences approximately 30 minutes prior to the sailing time.

    Duration: Sunday - Thursday: 2.5 hours
    Friday - Saturday: 3.5 hours (2.5 hours from Apr - Oct)

    Meeting Point

    Please make your way to No 6 Jetty Circular Quay, or No 1 Jetty King Street Wharf (Darling Harbour, approx 8 minutes walk north of Sydney 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

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

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Experience la dolce vita when you embark on this supremely luxurious dinner cruise in Sydney’s glorious harbour. Your experience begins with priority boarding, a welcome reception on the Star Deck.

    At dinner you will be comfortably seated on the Sky Deck in the best seats on the ship. You will be served a five-course degustation menu of delectable dishes accompanied by specially selected Australian vintage wines and you can also take advantage of complimentary house spirits, beer & soft drinks.

    This VIP cruise is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion with loved ones.


    This Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise aboard the flagship MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2 is the ultimate Sydney dining experience. The five star, personalised service begins from the moment you arrive at the jetty with priority boarding 30 minutes prior to sailing time. You will then enjoy a welcome reception before you are shown to your priority seating on the ‘Sky Deck’.

    At dinner you will be treated to a five-course degustation menu prepared by an acclaimed chef. This will offer you a delightful selection of tempting morsels prepared from the finest ingredients New South Wales can provide.

    Specially selected wines will be served with the meal and you can also enjoy a complimentary range of house spirits beer and soft drinks from the well-stocked bar. The dinner menus change with the season but a sample is set out below: FIRST COURSE:
    • Seafood tasting plateFresh oysters with lemon dill salsa, smoked pickled seaweed lobster medallion, wasabi aioli & avruga caviar
    • With Pinot Grigio

    • Oxtail ragout spinach gnocchi
    • With Rose

    • Grilled scampi with sea salt seared salmon, beurre blanc & salmon pearls
    • With Sauvignon blanc

    • Seared aged beef fillet sweet potato puree, spinach, cauliflower puree, porcini crumble & red wine reduction
    • With Bordeaux merlot

    • Espresso Petite fours & Limoncello sorbet

    As you dine you will enjoy attentive service and sophisticated entertainment from a piano player and lounge singer. All around you will be million dollar views of Sydney Harbour brilliantly illuminated at night.

    To make a wonderful evening perfect, select the window seat upgrade for the best views.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Star deck welcome reception
    • Priority boarding at Circular Quay
    • 6 course degustation menu.
    • Penfolds gold selection of bin and vintage wines
    • Live music and entertainment
    • Guaranteed window seat (if Window Seat Package option chosen)


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    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.

    Infants of four years and under are not permitted on these cruises.

    Please arrive at your embarkation point at least 30 minutes prior to sailing to collect your boarding pass. Priority boarding commences approximately 30 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.

    Any amendments made to any booking will also incur an AUD 50.00 approx per person administration fee.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    A certificate of fitness of travel issued by a doctor is required for passengers over 79 years of age and/or passengers with limited mobility.

    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.

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