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POSTPONED ( UNABLE INSURANCE ) Lionel Loves Vinyl rocks the boat on our 4 HR Sunset Party Cruise | Singles 40+

Saturday 16 March @ 7:30 pm - Sunday 17 March @ 12:00 am

Dear valued Steppin’ Out Events cruisers, 😔

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the postponement of our much-anticipated cruise. This would have marked our 13th spectacular party cruise, and we were eagerly looking forward to celebrating with all of you. If you’ve already purchased a ticket for this event, rest assured that you will receive an email, and no one will lose their hard-earned money.

The backstory: After the challenges posed by the pandemic, we faced an unexpected hurdle. Despite our efforts, we were unable to secure insurance coverage from any Australian companies. Consequently, we had to explore options overseas. Our insurance history includes a reputable global company—one that has stood the test of time. However, just four days ago, our insurance broker delivered disheartening news: they would no longer be insuring “any outside events.” This left us without the safety net of insurance for our cruise.

Over the past four days, we’ve tirelessly reached out to various insurance providers, only to receive the same response. With a mere six days remaining until the scheduled cruise, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the event. Our priority is to resolve the insurance situation promptly, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all our guests.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we humbly ask for your patience and understanding. Rest assured, we are committed to finding a solution and appreciate your unwavering support. Together, we’ll navigate these challenging waters and set sail once again.

Thank you for being part of the Steppin’ Out Events family.

Warm regards,

Kathy Edwards Founder, Steppin’ Out Events1.




Join us for an amazing night of cruising, dancing, and mingling with 200 like-minded singles over 40. This is the only boat cruise in Melbourne exclusive to singles over 40, and the only event in Melbourne with 4 hours of cruise time on the most sought-after open-air rooftop boat. Our party boat cruises are very popular and always sell out, so book your ticket today and don’t miss out!

You will enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival, delicious canapes, and plenty of great entertainment along the way. You will also get to see the beautiful Melbourne skyline from the river at night, with stunning views of famous landmarks and scenery.

You will have two parties to choose from on the night, with different music styles and vibes. Downstairs, you will find live music  featuring Lionel Loves Vinyl playing  all your favourite hits from the 80’s, 90’s, and today. They will make your night fun and get you on the dance floor with their high-energy performance. Upstairs, you will find our Disco floor, with DJ DAVE from Groove Traders spinning the tunes. You can switch between the two parties as you like and enjoy the mix of all genres.

The Carol Dee is a huge double-decker party boat with an open-air upper deck and a spacious lower deck, both with 270-degree windows that ensure amazing views everywhere you look. You can also enjoy delicious cocktails, spirits, and shots at the bar.

We will cruise downstream on the Yarra River, under the Bolte and Westgate bridges to Williamstown. On the way back, we will turn up the party and take in the city view via Port Melbourne and St Kilda.

Don’t worry if you’re coming solo, you’ll be welcomed by our friendly male and female hosts. They will help you check-in, explain what will happen during the night, and introduce you to others. You don’t need a wing person to attend our events, you’ll find one there.

Don’t miss this chance to have an unforgettable night on the water with Steppin’ Out Events. Book your ticket now and get ready to party like never before!


Accommodation – Partnership Melbourne Marriott  Hotels Docklands (10 mins walk)

We are very excited and proud to partner with Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands offering our members a special discount rate on rooms available. When it comes to 5-star hotels in Melbourne, Marriott Docklands is one of a kind. This amazing offer also includes use of  the most exciting feature: Rooftop Infinity Pool the 28-metre wet-edge rooftop infinity pool, completed with sunken loungers and pool service. Melbourne’s only outdoor heated hotel pool of28°C (82.4°F) is open daily from 6am to 9pm.

*   Optional upgrade small free to receive the buffet breakfast

  • Valet parking, fee: 60 AUD daily – Multiple collections and drops off included. Subject to availability.
  • Off-site parking, fee: 30 AUD daily in multi story parking across the road, per exit. Valid only at The District Docklands East or West Car Park.
    Please present your parking entry ticket to the Concierge or Front Desk to redeem the self-parking rate. 15 Waterfront Way, Docklands.

Discount on all the accommodation at Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands using this link Book your special rate for Steppin Out Events



Platters will be available downstairs on arrival, then hot and cold canapes. We have Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free and other assorted canapes available. Clearly labelled to suit everyone’s dietary needs. NO MEALS ARE AVAILABLE.

Bar accepts both cash and Eftpos.

Dress Code: Dress to impress

The boat can be fully enclosed and will be warm onboard.

This is a singles event, suitable for Over 40’s, 50’s and 60+. Yes you can bring a non-single wingman along 
.. we understand.

Smoking upstairs, outside front deck.

NO BYO alcohol, alcohol will be confiscated on arrival and you may be refused entry.

Timing: 7.30pm boarding for an 8.00pm departure SHARP,12.00am return.


Pick up / drop off location: Cow in a tree sculpture – 131 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands (Dock 14) Boat CAROL DEE, will be at meeting point at 7.30pm
Located right out the front of marvel stadium you can find parking either onsite at marvel or off-street parking, after 6 pm it becomes free around docklands.
Trams that run along the esplanade, the numbers 11 and 48 head down Collins street. You will be able to jump off at the corner of Collins and Harbour Esplanade and it’s a short 200m walk from there.
Southern Cross is the closest train station, take the Collins Street exit for a 12 mins walk to the dock.
Flinders Street Station Trams 70 and 75  200m walk to dock.
Ramp from meeting point down to the boat (no steps). Boat is a double story,  back outside deck on the bottom level, small step inside ground floor. Ground floor bar, toilets, canapes and seating around the outside of the boat.
Top level 12 steps with a hand rail, dance floor and music, small front outside deck, seating around outside but top floor mostly standing and dancing.
If you have special needs please call our office to discuss your requirements. We cater for all requirements and honor the governments “companion card” (please inform us prior to the event if you wish to use your “companion card”)
Please Note No refunds or amendments (transfers) once you have booked the experience / late arrivals and no-shows will forfeit their experience and will not be entitled to a refund. In the event of inclement weather, the cruise will still go ahead. We serve alcohol in accordance with RSA licensing laws. Steppin’ Out Events is a covid-safe venue and operates in compliance with the applicable Government regulations.


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Saturday 16 March @ 7:30 pm
Sunday 17 March @ 12:00 am
$79.00 – $99.00
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Carol Dee
131 Harbour Esplanade
Docklands, Victoria 3008 Australia
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