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					Module 4: Sydney Harbour
A stunning harbour with 250km’s of foreshore, eyeball fine Sydney real estate, learn some history, dine by
the lights of Sydney Harbour, wake up next to the Opera House and explore Sydney. Captain Cook Cruises
has twenty sightseeing and dining cruise departing from 9:30am to 7:00pm daily. All cruises depart from No
6 Jetty Circular Quay, Sydney. Dining cruises also pick up from King St Wharf. There are optional pick-ups
available from Darling Harbour (Sydney Aquarium) for sightseeing cruises. There is a wide range of cruise
products to suit all markets, from locals enjoying the Top Deck Lunch, to backpackers and families on the
Harbour Express to international and interstate visitors experiencing the world famous Coffee Cruise.

Sightseeing Cruises

        Coffee Cruise - The longest running and most popular cruise in Sydney Harbour, covering the
         Main and Middle Harbours with live commentary and morning or afternoon tea.
        Harbour Highlights Cruise - Short and concise cruise of the Main Harbour. Takes in all the main
         harbour highlights with commentary.
        Café Cruise - The Café Cruise is your chance to admire a great harbour aboard a great ship. The
         MV Sydney 2000, Sydney’s most prestigious cruise vessel, tours Sydney’s best-known landmarks
         in the Main Harbour. The cruise includes afternoon tea and commentary.
        Harbour Express – up to eight times daily. Your choice of a one hour round trip of Sydney Harbour
         or a Hop On Hop Off Day Pass. The cruise stops at major attractions along Sydney Harbour and
         passengers are welcome to stay on board or disembark and rejoin the cruise on the next circuit.

Dining Cruises aboard MV Sydney 2000

Many vessels ply the water but there is only one MV Sydney 2000. It is the most prestigious cruise ship on
Sydney Harbour. Each of its three dining decks operates as a separate restaurant complete with cocktail bar,
dance floor, entertainment faculties and first class service. Panoramic views from every deck present the
harbour like a picture postcard plus the 360 degree open Star Deck.

       Breakfast Cruise - Sydney shines in the morning and a Sunday Breakfast Cruise is a fantastic way
        to start the day for the whole family.
       Seafood Buffet Lunch - All the sights of Sydney’s Main Harbour with a full commentary and
        delicious buffet featuring Sydney rock oysters or mussels, ocean king prawns, succulent fish, plus a
        wide range of non-seafood and vegetarian dishes, dessert, chesses & coffee.
       Top Deck Lunch - Up to three hours 15 minutes cruising the sights of Sydney Harbour with Upper
        Deck seating affording million dollar views plus personalised service and ambient music. Two or
        three course contemporary Australian a la carte dining and coffee.
       Sunset Dinner - Cruising the harbour with a special seasonal flavour through spring twilight,
        summer evenings, winter city lights or autumn sunsets. Quality two-course contemporary Australian
        dining and a selection of sparkling and still wines, beer and coffee.
       Starlight Dinner - Cruise the harbour under the glow of city lights and enjoy the spectacular views
        on Sydney’s most affordable dinner cruise. The cuisine: Quality three-course contemporary
        Australian dining and coffee.
       Captain’s Club Dinner (formerly Sydney 2000 Dinner) - Sydney premium dining experience.
        Dance the night away to popular tunes from the Sydney 2000 Band and star gaze from our 360
        degree open Star Deck as the million lights of Sydney city twinkle in the background. An evening to
        remember, with upper deck seating and superb dining. Quality three-course Contemporary
        Australian a la carte dining and coffee.
       Opera Dinner - Principal Australian opera singers bring you the world’s favourite arias as you glide
        across the world’s greatest harbour and gaze starwards from the open Star Deck. Quality three-
        course contemporary Australian dining and coffee. Departs selected dates.
       Gold Dinner - Five star, personalised service begins from the moment you arrive with priority
        boarding at 6.30pm, welcome reception, exclusive Sky Deck seating and an opportunity to visit the
        Wheelhouse. Sophisticated lounge entertainment and million dollars views complete the ultimate
        dining experience on Sydney Harbour. Deluxe seven-course degustation menu with specially
          selected vintage Australian wines served to complement each course plus an open bar of house
          spirits, beer and soft drinks.


Points to help you understand and sell Captain Cook Sydney Harbour Cruises
70% of all Sydney tourists take a Harbour Cruise (Lumlely Australian Economic Trends July 1995). With
cruises ranging in price from the Harbour Highlights to the Gold and Lobster Dining we cater for all
segments of the market.

    1.    Prime departure point
          No 6 Jetty Circular Quay is right between the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge in the prime
          tourist location. Undercover boarding and other transport are very close.
          Please note that we also pick up fro No. 1 King Street Wharf on selected cruises if more convenient
          for passengers.
    2.    Excellent Standards
          We offer the highest level of service available on Sydney Harbour and have over 39 years of
          consistent operation.
    3.    World Famous Commentary
          Cruises have a commentary that gives a fascinating detailed description of the sights of Sydney
          Harbour.
   4.    Huge Capacity – Specific Cruises for all Tastes.
          Captain Cook Cruises has 9 vessels on Sydney Harbour, with approximately 20 departures
          everyday. Cruises have been designed to suit every market segment.
   5.    Commission
          If you do not sell clients a cruise they will buy it when they arrive anyway (70% take a cruise). The
          commission on the whole booking is better if you include a cruise.
   6.    Open Dates Vouchers
          We now have the facilities to issue clients with open dated vouchers. This is a great way to get the
          booking and payment without securing a date.


New Timetable
Captain Cook Cruises is very committed to continually reducing our carbon footprint, with our latest initiative
being the launch of our new eco-friendly and fuel-efficient Sydney Harbour timetable.

By consolidating our Captain Cook Cruises and Matilda Cruises Coffee, Highlights and Lunch Cruise
products, we are able to offer a clear choice for our customers.

See our Sydney Harbour pages for full information.

         Did you know that Captain Cook Cruises is the only operator on Sydney Harbour to use ultra low
         emission diesel fuel, which has a particulate concentration of less than 10% of standard diesel, and
         the only operator on Sydney Harbour to donate our left over food to Oz Harvest? We are one of Oz
         Harvests largest donors.


Captain Cook’s Explorer
Experience Sydney from an extraordinary perspective aboard your own small cruise ship. MV Captain
Cook’s Explorer takes you off the beaten track to places only the locals know and up close to some of the
most beautiful and famous aspects of Sydney Harbour. The views are worth the journey alone – a
breathtaking sunset over the sails of the Sydney Opera House, to a sparkling dawn on the cliffs of the north
shore. Evenings on board are a blend of top class food and wine, spectacular harbour sights, getting to
know new friends and enjoying great entertainment.

Points to help you understand and sell the Captain Cook’s Explorer
    1. Spectacular Destination
         The most beautiful harbour in the world. Sydney’s most unique tourist product. Dining and dancing
         by the lights of the city skyline. Waking up in front of the Opera House to the most spectacular
         views of Sydney in the quiet of the harbour in the morning – a truly unique experience.
    2.   Relaxing
         Explore Sydney avoiding the roads.
    3.   A Social Event
         Entertainment during evening meal times. Meet lifelong friends.
    4.   Excellent Standards
         We offer the highest level of service available on Sydney Harbour and have over 39 years of
         consistent operation.
    5.   Small Ship Advantage
         A maximum of just 120 guests will be sharing this experience. Single seating at each meal. Up
         close and personal with the most beautiful harbour in the world. Explore the city and foreshores like
         you have never seen them before.
    6.   Value for money
         There are NO hidden port taxes or tipping fees. Inclusive of all meals, 2-night’s accommodation
         and guided foreshore excursions. Prices start from as little as $420 per person for 2 nights. The
         diagram below illustrates what you would pay for Captain Cook’s dining product over a 2-day
         period.

                  Dinner                     $129
                  Breakfast                  $49
                  Lunch                      $69
                  Dinner                     $129
                  Breakfast                  $49
                  Lunch                      $69
                  TOTAL                      $494

                  Thus, your accommodation is FREE!!!

Links

Please continue to the Sydney Harbour Exam. The answers to the questions can be found by looking at the
below links.

        Sydney Sightseeing
        Sydney Dining
        Sydney Overnight
        Sydney Overnight Helpful Information
        MV Sydney 2000
        MV Captain Cook’s Explorer




Whale Watching
In another partnership, Captain Cook Cruises is pleased to continue offering Whale Watching cruises
departing Sydney during the whale migration season.

Cruises for 2009 will operate daily between 16th May and 30th November. There are two departures every
day aboard the 75 passenger, 16-metre super sea-catamaran purpose built for whale watching. It features
two passenger decks with spectacular open air viewing and comfortable all weather lounge area.

If there are no whale sightings on the cruise guests can choose to either cruise again during the 2009
season, or if they have travelled in June or July you can get a 50% money back guarantee.

Related links
Sydney Harbour Whale Watching
Tribal Warrior
Commencing Friday 10th April 2009 Captain Cook Cruises proudly joined with Tribal Warrior to sell a unique
Aboriginal Cultural Cruise around Sydney Harbour.

The cruise features informative and entertaining commentary about significant Sydney landmarks and their
Aboriginal names & history. Passengers are then taken to Clark Island, which is part of the Sydney Harbour
National Park in the centre of the harbour for an authentic Aboriginal cultural performance.

Tea & Coffee is included and the cruise operates from Tuesday to Sunday departing at 1.00pm from No.6
Jetty Circular Quay and returning at 2.45pm.

Related links
Sydney Harbour Tribal Warrior

Celebrations
Now is the time to celebrate those important occasions, and Captain Cook Cruises offers the perfect
experience. Suggest a Dinner Cruise – we have four scheduled dinner cruises operating every night. Or
maybe something different like a breakfast or lunch cruise.

Exclusive private rooms – the Sirius Saloon & the Endeavour Lounge or entire vessel charters are also
available. Our fleet is so versatile; we will have the perfect venue suitable for any celebration.

Your local fitness club, library or neighbours may be the ones celebrating (Birthdays, Xmas parties,
Farewells) – why not suggest a cruise for their event?

Catering from 2 to 700 guests on individual vessels, or in private dining rooms, we can assist with planning
any event including, product launches, team building days, client entertaining or even special occasions like
birthday parties and weddings.

Related Links
Sydney Harbour Fleet
Sydney Harbour Charters

Special Events on Sydney Harbour
There is always something happening on Sydney Harbour. It’s no longer just about New Years Eve.

As such, we have a specific Special Events web page you should visit any time you want to find out all the
details of what is going on, and the cruises we are offering to take advantage of these events.

Related links
Sydney Harbour Special Events