VIVID Sydney Ballroom Budget Late Buffet Dinner Cruise
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Discount $40
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VIVID Sydney Ballroom Budget Late Buffet Dinner Cruise

Group Discount
King Street Wharf

Cruise Inclusions

  • 2hr Vivid Sydney budget dinner cruise
  • Value buffet, freshly prepared on board
  • Selection of house spirits, beer, wine & soft drinks
  • Shared reserved tables with full waiter service

Cruise Menu

Cold platter of ham and salami


Beef Stroganoff
Traditional Indian butter chicken 
Penne marinara
​Steamed fish with soy and ginger
Hokkien noodles
Stir-fried vegetables
Basmati rice​


Rocket, pear and parmesan salad (v) 
Potato salad with wholegrain mustard and crème fraiche (v) (gf) 
Kale, quinoa &witlof salad
Chinese cabbage and crisp noodle salad (v) 
Bread rolls


Individual serve of tiramisu

CHILDREN'S MENU (Under 8 years; served to the table)

Chicken schnitzel and mash potatoes | Chocolate cake

*Children older than 8 years have a choice of either children's menu or buffet
*Indicative menu only. Items may be subject to change at any time without notice

*Requests for dietary (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free), substitutions and modifications of menus on board our cruises will be politely declined, as we have an on board kitchen and our kitchen team is required to serve the menus within a required time period, of the respective cruises. All our cruises have at least one vegetarian menu option for seated & served menus and buffets also offer vegetarian choice. We cannot guarantee that certain products or ingredients (halal, nuts, gluten, dairy, etc.) will not be in our food, and we explicitly accept no liability in this regard. For serious food allergies you must make your own decisions on selecting meals. Our staff’s comments are only to assist you in making an informed decision.

Cruise Beverages

BEERS - Choice of any of the beers from the list

Crown Lager
Pure Blonde
Coopers Premium Light


Hardy’s Brut Reserve (Sparkling Wine)
Vibrant bubbly texture and rich fruit flavours and toasty character

The Riddle Sauvignon Blanc
Vibrant tropical fruit flavours, passionfruit lift, green apple crunch, crisp and refreshing

The Riddle Shiraz Cabernet
Rich blackcurrant and raspberry fruit flavours with savoury notes and pepper spice

SOFT DRINKS AND JUICES - Choice of any of the soft drinks or juices from the list

Fruit Juice (Orange & Apple)
Soft Drinks (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Solo, Ginger Ale, Lemonade)

Dress Code

  • Please check the weather conditions prior to travel as jackets may be required

Cruise Highlights & Points of Interest

  • Vivid Sydney lighting on the Harbour Bridge
  • Opera House sails changing colour and designs
  • Restaurant-quality dining with the best Vivid views; unmatched by other waterfront restaurants
  • No overcrowding – quality Vivid Sydney cruise experience

Cruise Additional Information

  • Vivid Sydney celebrates its 12th year in 2020
  • Arrive at the wharf 15 minutes prior to boarding time and please collect your boarding pass
  • Vivid Sydney is organised by the NSW Government and Destination NSW
  • Cruise program and schedule is subject to change
  • Beverage service for the duration of the cruise; from boarding (selection of beer, wine & soft drinks), beverage service will stop 15 minutes prior to end of cruise
  • We adhere strictly to NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol guidelines
  • Please note that whilst we are delighted to welcome well-behaved children on board our vessels/cruising restaurants, we do not provide high chairs due to safety reasons. If you have infants, like an airline, you must book and pay the relevant price and declare at time of booking, as they must be included in the manifest. If infants are booked, we will facilitate extra space for stroller or pram on request.
  •  There are no baby-changing facilities on board
  • All of our special event cruises are usually in high demand and fully booked prior to cruise date. The seating arrangements on board various cruises are planned by our Cruise Directors well in advance. If you have any special requests to be seated next to a particular group/friends booked on the same cruise, please advise us 7 days prior to cruise date.
  • Beverage service for the duration of the cruise: Service begins from boarding (a selection of beer, wine & soft drinks) and stops 15 minutes prior to the end of cruise

Website Terms & Conditions

  • These Terms and Conditions set out the terms on which you (on behalf of yourself and any person on whose behalf you are booking, together "you" or "your") book through Australian Cruise Group Pty Ltd ABN 89 152 554 302 (referred to as, we, us and our, in these Terms and Conditions) for all bookings, reservations, products and cruises operated by us including Sydney Showboats, Magistic Cruises, Cruising Restaurants of Sydney, Magistic Events, and any other cruises, websites, operations or entities operated by us. These Terms and Conditions constitute the agreement between you and us.
  • At the time of booking a cruise, you must pay for it in full. Once booked and paid for, all cruise tickets may be transferred at our discretion. Any requests to transfer a booking to another date or time must be made 72 hours prior to the cruise time, are subject to availability in the class and any promotional price of your booking and will incur a $10 transfer fee for each time a request is made. If in our discretion we agree to any transfers to a different class or promotional price, you must pay the difference between the original booked price and the price of any transferred booking. No agreement will arise between you and us until we have received payment at the time of booking in accordance with this clause. All group bookings and private charters require a 25% deposit in order to confirm the booking and full payment and confirmation is required 7 days prior to the cruise 
  • Cruises once booked are 100% non refundable. If you have less passengers than previously booked, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Please note that whilst we are delighted to welcome well-behaved children on board our vessels/cruising restaurants (excluding Clearview boats), we do not provide high chairs due to safety reasons. If you have infants, like an airline, you must book and pay the relevant price and declare at time of booking, as they must be included in the manifest. If infants are booked, we will facilitate extra space for stroller or pram on request.
  • All cruise fares are quoted in Australian Dollars and include Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • We reserve the right, if we consider necessary (for example, due to mechanical breakdown, for safety reasons or weather conditions), to substitute vessels without notice (including any vessels of a third party), deviate from a vessels advertised route, change any menu, service, schedule, program, performance or cruise fare. We will endeavour to provide a similar quality vessel, route, menu, service, schedule, program, performance or cruise fare (as the case may be) in these circumstances. In such circumstances, we will not be liable for your direct or indirect loss, or to refund any fares or portions of fares, nor will we be liable for any other damage, loss, expense, loss of time, disappointment, inconvenience, or any other consequential loss suffered by you.
  • Most of our menus are prepared in our galleys on board the vessels. Due to the high volume of demand on the catering team it will not always be possible to change a particular menu item to suit your requirements. Where possible, we will try and accommodate your special requests to vary certain ingredients in the menu item. However, we cannot guarantee that certain products or ingredients will not be in our food, and we explicitly accept no liability in this regard. For serious food allergies you must make your own decisions on selecting meals. Our staff’s comments are only to assist you in making an informed decision. In exceptional circumstances, with our prior written consent you (or one of your guests) may bring your own meal.
  • Our cruises operate on busy waterways and are subject to the risks and perils of cruising on such waterways including loss, damage and injury arising out of or in connection with changing tidal and weather conditions and the navigation of other craft. To the extent permissible by law, we will not be responsible in tort, contract or otherwise for any loss or damage arising out of injury or death sustained by you or any other passenger, howsoever arising and whether or not arising as a result of our negligence or failure to render due care and skill. You enter into this agreement and book and travel on our cruises at your own risk. If however any guarantees, terms, conditions or warranties are implied into this agreement by any law of the Commonwealth or New South Wales, the exclusion of which would contravene that law or cause part or all of this clause to be void, then to the extent permissible by law:

    (a) We exclude all other guarantees, terms, conditions and warranties; and
    (b) Our liability for breach of such guarantee, term, condition or warranty is limited to the supply of the relevant cruise again or the cost of re-supplying the cruise.
  • We exclude all liability for any loss or damage to clothing or personal items/belongings howsoever arising and whether or not our liability arises in tort, contract or otherwise.
  • Some of the tours, products and cruises we operate may be considered dangerous and you should be aware of the risks involved before participating, which may include injury or death. Where the tours, products and cruises include activities that could be considered dangerous, you assume all of the inherent risks which are applicable to those activities. Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude you from participating in activities and you are responsible for confirming your ability to participate. You must use caution when participating in activities and inform us of any medical or other conditions.
  • It is a condition of this agreement that any claim for loss or damage must be notified to us in writing within seven (7) days from the day the cruise finishes, and any court action, suit or proceeding must be brought no later than one (1) year from the same day. If you fail to comply with either of these conditions, we will be forever discharged from all claims, suits, actions and/or proceedings relating to or arising out of or in any way connected with the cruise and we will be discharged from all liability whatsoever, including any liability for negligence.
  • We may contract or arrange for third parties to provide the whole or part of the cruise and any related services to you. You must not bring any claims or actions against such third parties. If you bring such a claim or action in breach of this agreement, you agree to indemnify us and the person against whom the claim or action is made against the consequences of that claim or action. You agree that in entering into this agreement, we are acting as the agent of and trustee for each of our employees, officers, agents and subcontractors, and each of these persons is deemed to be a party to the contract for the purpose of entitling each of them to enforce, have the benefit of and rely upon these Terms and Conditions.
  • You must not bring any alcohol or illegal substances onto the vessel. We reserve the right to refuse you entry to the vessel, or to require you to disembark from the vessel, including due to your intoxication or for the safety of other passengers or the vessel.
  • This agreement is to be governed by and is to be construed in accordance with the laws in force in New South Wales. Any action, claim, suit or proceeding arising out of or connected in any way with this agreement or the cruise will only be brought in the Courts of New South Wales.
  • If any of these provisions are unenforceable, this shall not affect the enforceability of any other part of the provision or any other provision. In the event of inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any other terms, these Terms and Conditions will prevail to the extent of the inconsistency. No waiver or variation of this agreement will have binding effect unless such waiver or agreement is in writing and signed by us.
Guest Reviews
  • Thank you for an amazing night!! Great food and atmosphere!! Highly recommend.
  • We had a very enjoyable time on the cruise. The food was of good quality and provided many options. Extremely good value for the money.
  • Wasn't sure at first before getting on boat because of the large number of people going, but was absolutely delighted with everything - the service, food and friendliness of staff were first class. Thoroughly recommend everything about it.
  • It was a great night and we would choose you again, only thing that come across unorganized was while we were waiting to board there was no structure to the line so a lot of people were pushing there way to the boat for no reason as there was assigned seating. A mention to Will the bartender upstairs was very friendly, polite and welcoming also was quite fast with service while being professional.
  • A great way to see Vivid. The food and service was excellent. We had a great table upstairs near a window.
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VIVID Sydney Ballroom Budget Late Buffet Dinner Cruise

*Dates for Vivid 2020 yet to be confirmed*

This budget Vivid Sydney cruise is available during Vivid Festival in 2020 (Vivid’s 12th edition) – a lights festival that promises to transform Sydney with colour and creativity. It departs later in the night and is perfect for those who have spent the evening down at the harbour and would like to enjoy a dinner cruise combined with the best Vivid Sydney views.

Book today and enjoy great savings on this low-value cruise that includes a 2hr dinner cruise, with a value buffet, freshly prepared on board complemented by beer, wine and soft drinks included for the duration of the cruise.

Vivid Sydney is a festival of light and music with art installations around the main harbour. The highlight of the event is the lighting up of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the spectacular projections of images on the sails of the Opera House on the western side.

The vessel has a fully air-conditioned dining saloon with panoramic windows and outer decks and balconies for uninterrupted views of the Vivid Sydney installations. (Views of the Opera House sails are subject to traffic and other maritime restrictions at Circular Quay).

The vessel also has a designated departure wharf making it easier for you to find your boat amongst thousands of people thronging the harbour.

Guests will be seated at shared tables. 


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