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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Captain Cook Cruises Turns Pink to Support the McGrath Foundation

Captain Cook Cruises is turning Sydney Harbour Pink this September, to support the McGrath Foundation's mission to ensure every family experiencing breast cancer in Australia has access to a breast care nurse and to increase breast awareness across the community.

Donating 10% from every Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise and Top Deck Lunch Cruise sold between 31 August and 30 September to the McGrath Foundation, Captain Cook Cruises hopes to raise much needed funds to help the McGrath Foundation place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities' right across Australia.

The cruises will see an array of surprises, including hot pink attired waiters, best dressed prizes for those in pink, and on some cruises, a special guest attendance by McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director, Tracy Bevan.

Head of Sales and Marketing for Captain Cook Cruises, Richard Doyle, says Captain Cook Cruises are thrilled to be turning Sydney Harbour pink to support the McGrath Foundation. 

"We've seen icons like Test Cricket and Facebook turn pink for Breast Cancer and we think it's time Sydney's most famous icon, Sydney Harbour, turns pink to help support those experiencing the disease. The McGrath Foundation is a wonderful charity that funds the placement of McGrath Breast Care Nurses throughout Australia and we are delighted to be supporting them."

"Captain Cook Cruises has always had a strong corporate social responsibility and we understand the benefits it brings. Passengers have a wonderful time, the McGrath Foundation earns vital funds and our staff are enthused and inspired as we come into the busy spring-summer season."

"We hope everyone gets behind our efforts to turn Sydney Harbour Pink this September by either joining us for a High Tea, purchasing tickets to our Top Deck Lunch cruises or simply by spreading the word through social media. If groups purchase four or more tickets for a cruise, Captain Cook Cruises also promises to get the party started with a free pink welcome cocktail" says Richard Doyle.  

McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director, Tracy Bevan, says the McGrath Foundation is fortunate to have friends like Captain Cook Cruises who are committed to supporting the McGrath Foundation.

"Funds raised from initiatives like these are essential to ensure the work of the Foundation's 84 McGrath Breast Care Nurses continues. With the help of the community, the McGrath Foundation is one step closer to reaching our goal of 150 McGrath Breast Care Nurses supporting communities right across Australia." 

"I am looking forward to attending a few Captain Cook pink cruises in September and thanking passengers onboard for all their support" says Tracy Bevan.

Captain Cook Cruises High Tea at Sea cruises departs every Wednesday and Saturday from Jetty 6, Circular Quay at 2.30pm. The High Tea menu features a variety of savoury and sweet foods and includes an extensive tea menu with 15 different teas to choose from. High Tea at Sea is priced from $55.00 per adult which includes a glass of delectable pink bubbles.

Captain Cook Cruises Top Deck Lunch Cruise departs daily and passengers can indulge in a two or three course Australian a la carte menu including tea and coffee. The cruise includes magnificent harbour views, personalised service and ambient music. The two course Top Deck lunch cruise departs Jetty 6, Circular Quay at 12.30pm and No.1 King Street Wharf at 12 noon. The Top Deck Lunch is priced at $75 per adult and $45 per child (5-14 yrs).

Visit Captain Cook Cruises "Turn Sydney Harbour Pink" webpage on for details of how passengers can save up to 20% off adult fares when they book before 19 August 2013 or phone: +61-2-9206 1111.

For further information and bookings, please contact Captain Cook Cruises +61-2-9206 1111, Email: or visit

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