Date: 25 th August 2023
Boarding begins at 7PM with the cruise departing promptly at 7:30PM
( Pier VH08, 131 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008 )
To make the check-in process as smooth as possible, we recommend arriving at the dock at least 10 minutes before the boarding time. Lady Cutler and our staff will be present to guide you through the check-in procedure and provide any assistance you may require.
Pre-Paid Parking is available in these locations, Please pre-book the parking to ensure you get a spot.
Public Transport Options:
If you prefer using public transportation, The nearest Train stop is Southern Cross Station and Tram Stop is D2 Central Pier and Harbour Esplanade (Route 35, 70, 75) which is just a short walk to the venue.
Attire and Weather:
We encourage you to dress comfortably and elegantly for the occasion. The weather is expected to be cold so please dress accordingly and consider bringing a jacket or wrap for the evening breeze.
Dinner Cruise Highlights:
Prepare to indulge in a delectable culinary experience while taking in breathtaking views of Melbourne City Our chefs have crafted a mouth-watering menu featuring a variety of dishes to satisfy all palates. Our onboard entertainment and activities will ensure that the evening is filled with laughter and joy.
Q. Is the Lady Cutler weather dependent?
The Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat is built to Lloyds A1 Safety Standards and is completely safe and enclosed for cruising in all weather conditions, literally rain, hail or shine! We have been operating for over 10 years and have never had any safety issues and have never cancelled a cruise due to weather conditions.
Q. Where is the Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat located and where do I board her?
Berth 14, Central Pier Docklands 3008. She is located on the right-hand side of the Central Pier off Harbour Esplanade, opposite Channel 7
Q. How do we get there?
Q. Is there parking area?
Yes, however parking options are very limited in Docklands. There is Valet Parking on Central Pier for between $20 – $40, there is very limited meter parking on surrounding streets. There is also paid parking at Etihad Stadium.
Q. Where does the Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat cruise?
Cruising downriver under the Bolte and Westgate Bridges into Williamstown, Port Melbourne and then into the Bay to see the views of Melbourne and its sea side suburbs. We will take you to places you have never been before, to see from the water the Spirit of Tasmania and Station Pier, the yachts at St Kilda jetty and the boat houses of Brighton Beach, as well as Webb and Swanson Docks, to view the activities of the large container ships.
Q. How long does the cruise go for?
For private hire, our basic cruise package is 3.5 hours including boarding and disembarking time.
Q. Is the Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat wheelchair accesible?
The Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat is not properly built for disable acecess, however certain types of light and manual wheelchairs can access the upper deck through our stable ramp. Please note, toilets are located on the main deck and unfortunately there are no disabled toilet facilitie. The toilets need to be accessed by stairs to the main deck.
Q. Will I get seasick?
The Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat is a large stable vessel and our cruise will tour the smooth waters of the rivers and the calm bays. It is extremely unlikely that you will suffer from any form of motion sickness, in fact in 9 – 10 years of cruise not one guest has been motion sick. Occasionally you would feel it moving but is very unlikely to get rocky!
Q. Is there a cloak room?
We have a storage facility on board in the lounge area. You are more than welcome to leave your items, jackets and coats etc at your own risk. However, we do not take any responsibility on any of your items. Make sure to take all the valuables with you during the cruise.
Q. Is there any dress code?
Your dress code is up to you but we do insist that passengers wear footwear.