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Have you always wanted to go on a cruise but had no-one to go with? Maybe you just love cruising and would enjoy going with a group of likeminded singles? This cruise is for you!!
We can find a “cabin buddy” (another member) to share a cabin or you might already have another member in mind. We average over 100 like-minded Singles Over 40 and host “Private Events”.
Boarding P&O Pacific Explorer for a 3-night cruise, departing Melbourne at p.m.. Boarding 12pm to 5pm on Friday 24th January 2025 arriving back in Melbourne on Monday 27th January 7am 2025
This cruise is an Aussie Classics themed cruise, we have some amazing “Classic Aussie Rock Bands” lined up. Join us for a blast from the past on this epic cruise.
All your meals prepared for you, huge selection of Bistros and Restaurants on board.
New celebrity chef dining venues include Luke’s Bar & Grill by Luke Mangan and 400 Gradi by award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny di Francesco. If you’re feeling more casual go to Luke’s Burger Bar or Gradi Pronto for delicious laid-back options.
The Lobby, located on deck 5 is our favourite new hang out place, from morning to night. It is the perfect place to sit and watch the (ship’s) world go by. Choose from three fabulous bars for your favourite drink, a snack, a quick lunch, or a cheese platter. We’re sure the Lobby will also be your favourite new hangout place. If you’re in the mood for something more lively head to Altitude, our nightclub on Deck 18.
Familiar favourites include Waterfront, Angelo’s, Dragon Lady, and Shell & Bones or go casual in The Pantry. Head to the child-free Oasis for a cocktail and a perfect view of the ship’s wake or the chilled-out vibe in the Ocean Bar, or for a true pub experience, head to Encounter Hotel.
At night, choose from live entertainment and lively signature P&O production shows including, Blanc de Blanc, a feast for the senses.
Your Steppin’ Out Events Host will send out private invites on the location and time for members to meet on the first night. Then sit back and choose which events you would be interested in attending.
This will be a fun escape away from the day-to-day grind, so when you rock up to work Monday and your work colleague insists on making bad small talk in the left and gives you the “how was your weekend?” line, you instantly smile and say ……..
Register you interest, book cabin and or request “Cabin Buddy”
E-MAIL ONLY email@example.com Please place “Singles P&O Cruise” in the subject line.
We will e-mail you a form to complete with the questions we need answered to secure your booking.
Once you fill in the form and pay the $150 deposit your booking is locked in at that price. This means when P&O change the price, you WON”T be charged the new price.
Closer to the date you will be required to pay the balance of the cruise, you will receive an invoice and a deadline to pay the amount.
You can also arrange with our Travel Agent to pay off the cruise a little bit at a time. START SAVING!!
How will I know who is a part of our group?
We will organise on the first night a meetup to hand out lanyards and VIP Steppin’ Out Cards. These will be worn around your neck and easy to identify.
You will also be invited to a private Mix N’ Mingle on the first night to meet everyone.
Why is the price slightly higher than what I can pay online?
We charge a small fee to cover our Administration, Promotion and private Host / Events.
I don’t know anyone to share a cabin with, can I still come?
Yes, for sure, we will match you up with a same sex member.
Are there any other expenses?
We do highly recommend “Travel Insurance” although it’s an Australian Cruise they do not recognise Medicare onboard so charge significant amounts for any medical attention required. It’s well worth the small cost involved. Our friendly Travel Agent can assist.
Some drinks are included, others you will have to pay for as you go (alcoholic drinks)
Some restaurants aren’t included in the package, but most are and a very large selection of dining experiences and variety of cuisines
Shopping on board the cruise like gifts, chemist etc.
Can I bring my kids?
No this is an event for Singles Over 40
Where do I board the P&O Pacific Explorer?
Melbourne Cruise Terminal, Station Pier, Waterfront Place Port Melbourne
Distance to/from City: 15km/20mins
Distance to/from Airport: 17km/30mins
Do I need to be Vaccinated against Covid-19 to Cruise?
No longer a requirement.
Public Transport available?
All passengers leave Station Pier via the Gatehouse and can be met in Waterfront Place.
Ticketed passengers and authorised staff only are permitted on Station Pier on cruise ship days.
Car drop off / pick up
Dropping off embarking passengers
Private vehicles including commercial passenger vehicles and taxis can drop off embarking passengers and are allowed on to the pier. Please proceed in your vehicle to the Gatehouse entrance and have boarding passes / ticketing documents ready for the security guards to check before allowing access to the pier.
Picking up disembarking passengers
Short-term car parking
Limited public parking is available in Waterfront Place next to Station Pier. (Charges apply.)
There is a taxi rank on the pier on cruise ship visit days. For information about fares, visit the Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria website.
Public transport to and from Melbourne CBD
To travel between Station Pier and the Melbourne CBD, catch the Route 109 tram or bus.
Tram Route 109 leaves from Stop 129 Beacon Cove/Light Rail, a short walk from Station Pier.
Bus Route 109 runs express from Station Pier from 8 am to 5 pm on cruise ship days when there is no Turnaround cruise visit. Please check the cruise schedule.
You need a myki ticket to travel on public transport which you can buy at the myki customer service desk in the International Cruise Ship Terminal.
For more information, either:
Check with your travel agent to see if they are operating transfers to / from Melbourne Airport or to / from regional centres such as Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo.
Skybus operates between Melbourne Airport and the bus terminal at Southern Cross train station in Spencer Street, Melbourne. (Trams on Route 109 stop near the corner of Collins and Spencer streets close to Southern Cross station.) For more information, visit the Skybus website.