This one’s the perfect all-rounder. Stay cosy below deck with diverse musical and dance performances and quick delivery of your three-course dinner, or head upstairs and do the Jack and Rose pose on the bow, as the city lights sparkle from the shore. When Time Out visited, it was the Sydney Showboats staff that shone the brightest. The waiters were quick on their toes and provided table service throughout the cruise, the performers made you feel seen in the crowd, and we even had a lovely chat with the burly sea captain on deck.
Sailing the seven seas while you work your way through as many courses of dinner, drinks and dessert has got to be on everyone's Sydney bucket list. You could take a peaceful turn around the harbour with the sails unfurled in an authentic tall ship, or sing and dance your heart out for a wonderfully kitsch night of themed fun. Either way, there’s food, booze and unrivalled harbour views to enjoy along the way. So batten down the hatches, anchors aweigh, and go full steam head for these dinner cruises in Sydney.