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ANNOUNCEMENT: ATTENTION OUR CHECK IN TIMES HAVE CHANGED. SOME MEMBERS HAVE RECEIVED AN E-MAIL FROM P&O OTHERS DIDN’T RECEIVE THE E-MAIL.
YOU NEED TO GO BACK INTO CRUISE CONTROL AND SELECT A BOARDING TIME. https://cruisecontrol.pocruises.com.au/
KYLIE OUR TRAVEL AGENT WILL BE SENDING YOU A FOLLOW UP E-MAIL.
THIS DOES CHANGE OUR PLANNED FIRST NIGHT. BUT WE HAVE A PLAN B FOR US TO MEET OFF SHORE FOR A DRINK BEFORE BOARDING. MORE DETAILS TO COME
UPDATE CRUISE IS NOW SOLD OUT – Any-one who booked the cruise, before they knew it was going to be one of our events is welcome to join us for a small fee.We need to confirm numbers for dinning/ bar etc. so if you are interested please contact us ASAP. firstname.lastname@example.org
Other members who booked through Kylie (Travel Agent) you will receive an e-mail from us soon with our fun events planned for the cruise.
Yes, it is that time!! Our P & O Cruise is back, and we are excited. Singles Over 40 Short Break Cruise 80’s Theme … Departing and Returning to Melbourne.
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 pair you with another member to share a cabin or you might already have another member in mind.
Boarding P&O Pacific Explorer for a 3-night cruise, departing Melbourne at p.m.. Boarding 12pm to 5pm on Friday 10th February, arriving back in Melbourne on Monday 13th February 7am 2023
This cruise is an 80’s themed cruise, time to travel back in time and rock some seriously big hair! 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 ……..
How do I book and/or find out more information?
If you wish for a “SINGLES ROOM” or ALREADY HAVE A CABIN BUDDY. Fill in the questions below and e-mail them direct to our travel agent Kylie Brady at email@example.com. Please make sure both parties sharing the cabin have filled in the form below and only the ONE e-mail with all the details are attached.
If you DON’T have a CABIN BUDDY, fill in the form below and send it to Sales@steppinoutevents.com.au I have a list of both male and female members looking to share.
FORM – PLACE “SINGLES CRUISE” IN THE SUBJECT LINE
Are you on Facebook: Yes/No
Room Type Preference : Inside no view
Inside Ocean View
Full name as written on Government Issued ID
Date of Birth
Smoker or Non-Smoker
Any questions just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING EVERYONE ON THE CRUISE.
How do I book and/or find out more information?
Please send an e-mail to Kylie Steppin’ Out Events Travel Agent at email@example.com
In the “subject” line please type “Singles Cruise”, then supply your Full Name, DOB and a contact phone number.
Along with the best time to call you.
NOTE: A lot of work has gone into putting together this cruise/package.
If you book outside of our travel agent you won’t be included in our onboard events or seen as being a part of the Singles Cruise / meeting members.
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.
Where do I board the P&O Pacific Encounter?
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?
Vaccination requirements may vary by itinerary and you will be advised in advance of any specific requirements for your destinations if they differ. For cruises to and from Australia, as part of the Eastern Seaboard and Western Australian Cruise Protocols, all guests 12 years and older are required to be ‘fully vaccinated’ with a COVID-19 vaccine that is approved or recognised by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to board any P&O Cruises’ ship.
Guests with a valid recognised medical exemption will need to advise us at the time of booking and provide proof of their medical exemption to be approved to travel, noting that prior infection with COVID-19 is not grounds for a medical exemption as outlined in the Eastern Seaboard and Western Australian Cruise Protocols. No more than 5% of all guests on each cruise departure can travel with a medical exemption. For more details on medical exemptions and required proof please refer to **Question 8 under our Vaccination FAQS.**
Guests 12 years and older, will need to provide proof of their vaccination status or valid recognised medical exemption before they embark their cruise. Failure to provide required proof of vaccination or a valid recognised medical exemption may result in denial of boarding.
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.