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1. What's the Minimum and Maximum the M.V Jerry Bailey Holds?
The MV Jerry Bailey can accommodate up to 185 guests maximum, depending on your party size and what you have in mind we recommend the following as a guideline for your Sydney Harbour Cruise with Sydney Princess Cruises.
Transfer 185 guests
Cocktail Style Menu 185 guests
Buffet Style fully seated 90- 100 guests
Buffet Style informal up to 120 - 150 guests
Formal dining 90 guests maximum
Minimum 2 guests (dependant on season)
As mentioned these are a guideline, so if you are unsure please contact us for further options.
2. Do you have set packages for your cruises?
Private Harbour Cruise:
Majority of our Sydney Harbour Cruises are private functions. That means you will have the entire vessel to yourself. When you choose this option you get to have your friends/family/colleagues only onboard which means you will not be sharing with any other parties. With this option, it also allows you to work with our friendly team to tailor a package that is right for you and makes for a much more personal experience for your big event.
We do have harbour cruises where there are set packages and these are normally on special event harbour cruises. For example:
New Years Eve,
Boxing Day Sydney to Hobart
To mention a few plus other one-off type harbour cruises that come up throughout the year
3. How long do the cruises go for?
Standard length of a harbour cruise is 4 hours, most guests find this is ample time for their event. If you require shorter or longer duration for your Sydney harbour cruise please contact our friendly team to discuss options available.
4. Can we decorate the boat?
Yes you are welcome to decorate the MV Jerry Bailey for your event, we ask you to contact our friendly team to find out what is allowed and when is a suitable time for you to come and decorate for your Sydney harbour cruise. As a general guide we like you to use blu-tak as the main form of sticking things on. We are more than happy to arrange the decorations for you to save you the time and hassle of running around, just talk to our team and tell us what you have in mind.
5. Is there wheelchair access?
There is room for wheelchair access onto the vessel however the bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.
6. Im worried I might get sea sick, what should I do?
The MV Jerry Bailey has been specially designed by expert engineers and has excellent stability, making for an extremely smooth cruise on your Sydney Harbour cruise. If you are really concerned we recommend you consult a medical professional.
7. Is there an age limit? Is it ok for kids and the elderly to come on board?
There is no age limlit for your guests, we quite reguarly have babies in prams and young families onboard right through to grandparents in their 90s. We do ask that all children be fully supervised at all times by a responsible adult.
8. Is there a dress code?
Private harbour Cruise:
Your dress code is up to you for your private Sydney harbour cruise, many guests quite often have a theme for everyone to dress in a certain style of clothing.
With our shared special event cruises we ask all guests to dress in a minimum of smart casual so as to not offend others on their Sydney harbour cruise.
9. Where do we get picked up from?
There are numerous places you can be picked up from around Sydney Harbour, we recommend the areas for majority of Sydney Harbour cruises to be picked from the Darling Harbour, King St wharf, Casino or Circular Quay areas. Please talk to our friendly team for an option that will best suit your gusts requirements as different wharves are better for different transport requirements such as if everyone is catching public transport, hiring a bus, driving their own car and need somewhere to park.
Bookings and Payments:
1. How do I secure my cruise date?
When you decided you would like to book your cruise with Sydney Princess Cruises we require a deposit payment from you to secure your date and time slot. The deposit amount will be what has been agreed on by yourself and our team as per your proposal you would have received when you first enquired. Once we have received your investment we will forward you an invoice to confirm all funds have been received.
2. How can I make my deposit or final payment?
We accept the following, visa, mastercard, american express, eft, cash, money order. Note: visa and mastercard attract a 2% bank surcharge and american express payments attract a 4% bank surcharge
3. When do final guest numbers need to be confirmed?
Final guest numbers and final money amount owing need to be paid for two(2) weeks prior to your cruise. If your guest numbers increase for your Sydney Harbour cruise after this date you can notify us and the additional balance must be paid for at the same time.
4. What if my guest numbers decrease after I have confirmed?
If your guest numbers decrease for some reason after you have confirmed and paid for your final numbers we cannot refund you as orders will already have taken place for scatering and staffing.
Food and Beverage:
1. Can we bring our own food on board?
We do not recommend you bringing your own food onboard, you are going on a sensational harbour cruise, so why not let us take care of everything for you, we have a range of menus to choose from including light cocktail style food, a range of buffets or fully seated 3 course formal dining for your selection. Contact our team for menu options we are sure to have something to suit your taste and budget.
2. Can we bring our own alcohol on board?
NO, we are fully licensed and governed by the NSW Liqour, Gaming and Racing Board. We operate under the same rules as going to a pub or a club so No BYO beverages are allowed. All beverages are to be purchased at our fully licensed bar. We have quite a large range of beverages to choose from for you to enjoy on your Sydney harbour cruise including soft drinks, juice, beer, wine, sparkling wine, spirits and more.
3. Can we purchase a pre paid alcohol package?
Yes pre paid packages are available for purchase and must be purchased by the entire group. Other options are to run a tab where you pre pay a set amount and we serve only what you instruct us to or you have a full cash bar where everyone buys their own as they go along. Please contact our team for further information and options.
4. Can you cater for Vegetarians and Vegans or Gluten Free?
Yes we cater for all of the above, we ask that you let us know if there are any dietary requirements at the time of your booking and a minimum two (2) weeks prior to your cruise. In exceptional circumstances, if you or one of your guests wishes to bring their own meal we are happy to accommodate them.
5. Do you have a Halal Menu or any other International Menus?
Yes we cater for all of the above, we ask that you let us know if there are any dietary requirements at the time of your booking and a minimum two (2) weeks prior to your cruise.
1. Can we bring on our own DJ or entertainment or do you organise that?
DJs are a great way to help you get the most out of your Sydney harbour experience, we can organise great DJs with karaoke or you are welcome to supply your own, if you do wish to bring your own DJ then the DJ needs to supply all their own equipment including speakers, amps, decks etc.
Other entertainment options that you may be interested in:
Remote control yacht racing
And much, much more, just ask our friendly team.
2. Can we use your sound system?
Yes we do have a sound system onboard for you to connect your IPOD or MP3 player to so you can control the music, the sound system is loud enough for background music and dancing however it is not a powerful DJ setup. This is available for hire.
3. Can we run a slide show on the cruise?
We do have a projector (with PC connection only) and a screen available for hire onboard, please talk to our team to discuss your requirements.