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Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruises

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by Melanie D (subscribe)
A recent graduate of Creative Writing, Melanie enjoys shopping for vintage goods and exploring new places.
Published November 12th 2011
The spectacular sights of Sydney Harbour at night

Feel like having a dining experience with a difference? Why not enjoy your meal whilst listening to live music and gently cruising along the sea. The best place to enjoy such a relaxing experience is Sydney, Australia's best known city, with its' famous and breathtaking sights such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Taking to the sea on a cruise ship to enjoy your dinner, whether it be at sunset or under the starlit night sky, is by far the most enjoyable way to take in the city and all it has to offer.

Captain Cook Cruises is Australia's premier cruise company, running in Sydney since 1970. Captain Cook Cruises are located at Circular Quay, less than 200 metres from Circular Quay railway station. Many fine dining experiences to suit every budget are on offer, ranging from dinner and drinks watching the sunset to the Gold Dinner, featuring a six-course degustation menu.

Both the Sunset and Starlight Dinners include three-course dining and contemporary Australian cuisine. You can also enjoy an extensive wine list whilst viewing the main attractions of the Harbour at a relaxing and leisurely pace.

Although slightly more expensive, the Captain's Club Dinner includes contemporary a la carte dining and private dining rooms available. You can enjoy dancing to a live band, as well as full bar facilities and upper deck stargazing, perfect for both tourists and locals looking for a great night out.

For those willing to pay a little extra, the Gold Dinner truly lives up to its' expectations. Guests can enjoy food and service of the highest quality, as well as sophisticated lounge entertainment and a friendly welcome reception with champagne and hors d'oeuvres out on the deck before departure.

If you're after a dining experience with a twist, then why not try one of the many themed dinner cruises operating in Sydney. From Cabaret shows to Comedy, it seems as though there is a theme to make everyone happy.

Sydney Showboats have been operating since 1987 and whilst dining, you can enjoy a one hour cabaret show, as well as being treated to a magic show. There is a three-course menu on offer, comprising of Australian and international cuisine, as well as the luxury of a fully air-conditioned cruise. The cruise runs for three hours, allowing guests to experience all of the beautiful sights Sydney Harbour has to offer. Sydney Showboats are located at King Street Wharf 5, less than ten minutes walk from Wynard Station.
Enjoy a live, international show while you dine

Rythmboat Cruises also provides a multitude of themed dinner cruises whilst showing guests the sights of Sydney Harbour. The Comedy Cruise is available on Friday and Saturday nights, providing diners with a hilarious comedy show featuring Australia's best comedians, as well as a comic magician and illusionist. After your three-course meal, you can dance the night away to a Carribean Party DJ.

If you fancy more dancing, then there is also a Salsa Cruise available on selected nights. Not only will you enjoy a buffet dinner whilst sightseeing around Sydney Harbour, but you can also learn to dance with the best Latin dance entertainment. If you would prefer to sit back and relax, then you are quite welcome to do so whilst enjoying live Latin music and a Latin Dance Floor show.

Even more themed dining experiences on offer from Rythmboat Cruises include ABBA, Retro, Rock n Roll and Bollywood, allowing a wide range of themes to suit everyone. Rythmboat Cruises are located at Pyrmont Bay Wharf, only a short walk across Pyrmont Bridge from Town Hall Railway Station.

Whether you're after an affordable and enjoyable night out, a themed cruise you'll always remember or a first-class splurge, a Sydney dinner cruise will prove to be a fantastic night enjoyed by all.
Watch a glorious sunset as you wine and dine.

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Why? For an excellent dining experience taking in the glorious sights of Sydney from the sea. Perfect for every budget and occasion.
When: All Year Round
Where: Sydney Harbour
Cost: From $53 - $199 per person
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