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 »(Dec) Xmas Lunch
 »(Nov) Moonraker Cruise
 »(Nov) Voyager of the Seas
 »(Nov) Luncheon @ Trios
 »(Oct) The Graduate
 »(Sep) Vintage Clothing Tour
 »(Aug) Elixir Cafe
 »(Jul)Wings & Fins
 »(May) Black & White Nite
 »(May) Trios Bistro
 »(Mar) Benito's
 »(Feb) Queenscliff







Pink Slips

EVENTS From 2013

Pink SlipsPink Slips Christmas Lunch
Friday Dec 13th


Join the fun at this famous annual social get together!
We return to Benito’s Restaurant at Nepean Hwy, Mornington from noon. Enjoy a drink on arrival followed by a Christmas Special two course lunch as well as lots of fun and giveaways. All for the great price of $45 per head.

Bring a wrapped gift to the value of around $10 if you’d like to share in the fun of Kris Kringle. This lunch is always a sellout so don’t delay in buying your ticket from the girls at the LGC tables at prior events or email Cheryl at

Pink SlipsCouples Christmas Cruise “but on a boat”!
Saturday Nov 30th

Join us for our Couples Christmas Cruise on the ‘Moonraker’ out to South Channel Fort situated in the southern end of Port Phillip Bay. Starting from Sorrento pier at noon the cruise and tour will conclude at 3:00pm. The cost per adult of $40 includes BBQ lunch and guided tour of the historic South Channel Fort built back in the 1880. Places are limited so don’t delay. Register with Cheryl at any LGC or email her at

Payment in advance will be required by the November Cruise Night to secure your place on this unique get together. For those interested in kicking on, we will arrange a dinner venue after disembarking.

After clearing Customs & Immigration 60 Cruisers departed Sorrento for a leisurely 3 hour cruise on the SS Moonraker.
Brilliant sun shine, open bar, great company.
We soon arrived at the South channel Fort , After a guided tour of the Fort a delicious BBQ lunch was served on board with bubbles & beers followed by fruit platters ,lamintons, tea and coffee.
The time passed so quickly no one wanted to get off. A great day had by all.

Pink Slips Luncheon at Trios, Cranbourne Racecourse.
Friday Nov 15th 

By popular demand we’re returning to Trios Bistro for our Nov Friday lunch from noon. Secure your place at our tables by registering with the girls at the LGC tables at our cruise night or email Cheryl at .
Please note the later date than normal for this lunch due to the Voyager of the Seas cruise the weekend before.

Pink SlipsInvite you to come Ocean Cruisin’ with us on a 2 night ‘Sampler Cruise’ departing from Sydney on November 7th 2013 on Royal Caribbean’s Cruise Liner, Voyager of the Seas.

The 138,000-ton, 3,114-guest Voyager of the Seas became the world's largest cruise ship when it entered service in November 1999. This ship is a revolutionary marvel of naval engineering and includes many one-of-a-kind features like an ice skating rink, the Royal Promenade and a rock-climbing wall, just for starters.

To find out more about the Voyager of the Seas features and this Sampler Cruise log on to and enter this cruise’s date on the cruise finder.

The best way to see this amazing ship’s features is to view an 8 minute video available on u tube by logging It will be nearly impossible to enjoy everything this ship has on offer in the two days we’re on board. But we’ll give it a good try! You always sleep when you get home!

Our Pink Slips Sampler Cruise Package
We have put together a three night ‘group discount deal’ that includes two nights cruisin’ on the Voyager of the Seas and one night’s accommodation at the luxury Langham Hotel adjacent the Rocks area in Sydney on the Saturday night after disembarkation. Our group deal gives you have the choice of two rooms on the Voyager of the Seas.

For the 2 nights on the Voyager of the Seas
Ocean View Room 2 Adults at $380 per person.

Interior Room 2 Adults at $330 per person.
These nicely appointed rooms are excellent value.

Included: Shipboard accommodation, ocean transport, most meals, some beverages and most onboard entertainment. Not Included: Transfers; items of a personal nature, speciality restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, tips/service fees, medical services, etc. Note that the cruise departs at 7:00pm but passengers are expected to be able to board the cruise ship around mid afternoon. The ship returns to Sydney at 6:00am on Saturday and disembarkation is usually a couple hours later.

Staying over on Saturday night.
Langham Hotel
Why not stay over on Saturday after disembarking in the morning, enjoy Sydney’s many attractions and travel home Sunday? Many of our group who have already booked this cruise are doing so. Our travel agent has already secured a group discount at the Langham Hotel [previously known as the Observatory Hotel]. This 5 star hotel is a short walk from the International Wharf and is conveniently located between the Rocks and Darling Harbour areas in the heart of Sydney. A City View Room is available under our deal for $340.00/night. If anyone wishes to upgrade to a Water View it is an extra $75.00. If you’d like to reserve a room at the Lanham, you can do so when making your cruise booking with our travel agent Shannara Thompson.

Other Hotels in the Rocks area adjacent the Wharf.
Travel agent, Shannara will be investigating further discount deals with these and other hotels later in the year or you can make your own arrangements. Holiday Inn The Rocks in Georges St #02 9252 0524 Harbour Rocks Hotel in Harrington St #02 8220 9999 Rendezvous Hotel in Harrington St #02 9251 6711

Travel to and from Sydney
Shannara will be searching out air travel options to Sydney in early 2013 for those registered in our group cruise deal and interested in obtaining her assistance with this. With the many different flights and ticket prices expected to be available between Melbourne and Sydney between now and November next year, you are of course free to arrange your own air/train/road travel to Sydney and return. Just make sure your travel plans enable you to be ready to board the ship on the afternoon of the 7th before the 7:00pm departure.

How do I make a reservation for this Cruise?
To secure the group discounts we’ve been able to arrange, firstly decide which cabin you’d like to reserve on the cruise ship, whether you’d like to take up the Langham Hotel option for staying over on Saturday night and then contact our coordinating travel consultant, Shannara Thompson at Escape Travel in the Centro Centre in Mornington. Call in personally or call Shannara on 5975 7788 and she’ll assist you with your reservation. To secure your cabin on the cruise ship with our group discount, a $200 per person deposit is required when making your booking. If you’d like to reserve a room at the Langham for the Saturday night a further deposit to hold a room is also required. Payment of the balances will be required in July 2013. The discounts obtained by taking up our ‘group deal’ will only be available until the 21st of October. Don’t delay.

What if I decide to join the cruise at a later date?
Yes you can decide to come along at a later date but our group discount deal will have closed and you’ll have to take the risk whether cabins are still available and pay the full advertised rates. This sampler cruise is expected to be very popular and sell out early!
Each individual couple will receive their own quote with their selected room type as well as being registered as part of the Let's Go Cruisin’ group. Escape Travel is at Shop 22, Centro Mornington, 78 Barkly St Mornington VIC 3931. Ph: (03) 5975 7788 | Fax: (03) 5975 9726 Email:

If you require further information about this cruise see our Pink Slips/Let’s Go Cruisin’ Cruise Coordinator Cheryl Hutson at an LGC event or call her on #0439 456 653

Photos from the Voyager of the Seas Sampler Cruise

Pink Slips“The Graduate” Live Matinee at Her Majesty’s Melbourne
Wednesday Oct 9th

See Jerry Hall star as Mrs Robinson in this iconic live show with Pink Slips and receive a big discount on normal ticket price. Adults in this group booking are $60 [normal price $90] and $56 for concession holders. Those of us travelling from the Peninsula plan to catch the 10:00am train from Frankston and meet for a pre show lunch at the Spaghetti Tree at 11:30am.

Seats are limited at this group price so register with Cheryl at any upcoming LGC event or email her at Payment will be required in advance to secure your seat.

Pink SlipsVintage Clothing Tour & Lunch
Friday Sept 13th

You’re invited to join the Pink Slips on what promises to be a very special luncheon. We’ve booked a tour commencing at 10:30am of the Loel Thomson Costume Collection located at 39 Greenaway St in Bulleen. This is reputed to be the best collection of Australian Vintage Fashion in the country. Loel donates the $5 tour fee to an aged care facility in the Goulburn Valley. Lunch will follow at the Manningham Club. The tour group is limited to 30 so register with Cheryl at the LGC tables to secure your place.
P.S. Loel is the wife of well known motor sport identity Bryan Thomson.

Pink SlipsPink Slips Lunch
Friday Aug 9th
At Elixir Cafe
[rear of Tyabb Packing House]

This venue is one of our favourites with some great indoor browsing followed by lunch at Elixir starting from noon. Register with Cheryl at any event or drop her an email at

AT "WINGS & FINS", Tooradin Airport
On Friday July 5th, from noon.

Join the Pink Slips for a fun day at “Wings & Fins” Restaurant at Tooradin.  We will have a $10 Kris Kringle for those who wish to take part and some lucky spot prizes.
Lunch will be a la carte and for a sample of their extensive menu log on to their web site

Bookings are essential so be sure to sign up at any LGC event or contact us at to secure your seat.

Pink SlipsWould like to invite you to our
Black & White Charity Nite
On Saturday 25th May 2013 from 7-7:30pm
See event report and photos here.

At Benito’s Restaurant Nepean Hwy Mornington
Live Entertainment from ‘The Headliners’
$55/head [drinks at bar prices]
Includes:  1st Drink & Nibbles on arrival 2 Course Dinner Tea/Coffee
Lots of fun with door prizes, charity spinning wheel, lucky spots
All proceeds will be donated to

Tickets are selling fast so see the girls at the LGC tables at our coming events or email us at

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Pink Slips Lunch Friday May 10th from 12 noon

Cranbourne Racecourse Grant St Cranbourne
With a moderately priced a la carte menu, Trios is the ideal place for Family dining. The Terrace is also wonderful for sun soaked lunches and romantic evening dining.

Reserve your seat by registering with the girls at a cruise night or email us at 

Pink Slips“Lunch on the Deck” at Benito’s - Friday 8th March 2013 from 12 noon.
Pink Slips invite you to join us as we again enjoy a lunch at Benito’s restaurant Nepean Hwy Mornington this time out on the garden deck.
Register by signing up at any LGC event or contact us at to secure your place at the table.     
Please Note: We will not be hosting a Pink Slips lunch in April due to it falling straight after Easter holidays. Plans are being finalized for an exciting get together on May 10th so keep the date free.

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Pink Slips“Lunch in Queenscliff” - Friday 8th February 2013
Pink Slips invite you to join us as we catch the 10.00am Sorrento Ferry to lunch in Queenscliff.  We will travel as foot passengers for $10 each way, concession $9, lunch in Queenscliff and return after some browsing and shopping.  The Ferry service runs hourly so you can return at your leisure.
We plan to car pool to Sorrento, so either arrange your own group, or contact us at and we will endeavour to help you with your transport.     
If you plan to join us for this fun day out, please sign up at the next cruise night or contact us via email for further details

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