Vagabond Cruises, Sydney

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  • Firstly, there was no background music, just the sound of the engine. The lights were beyond disappointing as half of the harbour on this tour was not lit up once you got past the opera house, which w...  more »
  • The lights were spectacular. However, all the rest left lots to be desired. There wasn't enough seating for everyone. You could get a cocktail but you needed to purchase it. Dinner...NO. A few fried a...  more »
  • Due to no fault of Vagabond me and the Mrs missed our cruise due to being stuck on the train for 30 minutes in between Redfern and Central, however thanks to Clarissa and the great staff at Vagabond w...  more »
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  • Extremely upset with their management they cheated me and my friends 65 dollars each because they had to kick everyone out because of alcohol related issues. Completely out of their control and they probably did it rationally for legal reasons to avoid trouble but just super disappointed in general even though it's not their fault.
  • Cruise facilities, Latino Show & Music were great! Extremely cramped seating and unfortunately, the food was very ordinary :( Couldn't even cut the Roast Beef with a knife - like leather! If I book a Vagabond Cruise in the future, hopefully the next experience will be better.
  • Expected a lot more considering what we paid for NYE but it was a total disappointment. The boat vagabond star was old, the music was bad and the whole cruise was too long!The place where the boat stood while the fireworks were on was too far from the bridge and opera house. they had to keep fighting with other boats for space. This is totally unacceptable considering the amount they charge for NYE. People should be made aware of the condition of the boat prior to booking.
  • It was a terrible experience with horrible food. Not even my local mall have such awful food . Buffet was 5 items , beef was rubbery and tasteless . Chicken thighs were over cooked and the 2 salads were worst than the normal supermarket salad πŸ₯— packet . These food looked like they were prepared by a kitchen hand on training . I have no words to describe how disgusting the food was . Starters were some cut vegetables that looked like they were cut the day before with a $3 super market dip. Yuk only good thing was the Doritos πŸ˜‚. Wow here comes the drinks... I was exited since we had a unlimited drinks package . they ended up being really cheap house 🍷, cheapest vodka and cheap scotch . No cocktails no tequila no vodka red bulls no nothing .. just basic drinks. Lucky they had few pieces of lemon πŸ‹.. mind you half way through they ran out as well . Dancers πŸ’ƒπŸΎ were ok but not great . Not at all worth for the money we paid . BTW we got off the boat and headed to Maccas since we were all hungry.
  • We had booked the Retro Cruise as a department Christmas Party outing. We had a small team of 8 in late Nov 17. There were few highlights on this cruise, and despite the beautiful night in Sydney, it was overshadowed by the terrible cruise experience. Firstly the food - the rubber that they paraded as roast beef was like a dog's chew toy. The appetisers on the tables on arrival were minimal but also were limp and clearly not fresh. The "Dance Show" - after dinner they had a bunch of β€œdancers” perform to some music. This may have been the only retro themed part of the cruise. While a bit tacky, this was fine and an icebreaker of sorts for guests to get a little lose. What wasn't welcome was the constant screaming into the microphone and the inability for the MC to position himself where there wasn't constant microphone feedback! The music on the cruise was retro (as advertised) to begin with - but as background music. After dinner and the show, the music was turned up. If you expected a DJ - don't. The music seemed like it was played off an iPod shuffle with long gaps between songs. Also, those expecting a decent space for a dance should also lessen their expectations. The cruise felt like it was run by amateurs or it was their first cruise of the season. Everything felt disorganised and had no polish. This together with the other guests that accompanied us on the night translated to a boring and memorable night – for all the wrong reasons.
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