CRUISE ON INTO THE MELBOURNE CUP
THE horses, the fashion, the excitement, there is nothing quite like the race that stops the nation – the Melbourne Cup.
While a get together with friends in all your colourful finest may be fun, being trackside at the actual race is something to behold and there is even somewhat of a different way to get there.
P&O's cruises to the Melbourne Cup are a different and exciting way to enjoy one of Australia's favourite events.
Cruise to the most glamorous day of the year and watch the Melbourne Cup live from Flemington with transfers included to and from the event.
Guests also have the chance to upgrade their tickets to sit in the exclusive P&O Enclosure.
Travel and Cruise Bundaberg’s Jenny Gregg said this was a fun way to travel to the Melbourne Cup and was already proving hugely popular.
“In 2018, Pacific Dawn sails from Brisbane on a seven-night cruise to the racing event of the year with one night and two full days in Melbourne, while there are also two cruises to the Cup from Sydney,” she said.
“There are the option of Pacific Explorer and Pacific Eden which depart on a six-night cruise with two nights and three full days in Melbourne allowing visitors to make the most of what this fine city has to offer.”
P&O's Melbourne Cup cruises can carry a field of Melbourne Cup personalities from race callers and jockeys as well as fashion and style entertainers and well known Australian entertainers enabling racegoers to get in the mood from the moment the ships sail from Sydney and Brisbane.
P&O Cruises president Sture Myrmell said he expected the Melbourne Cup cruise to be a winner with Australians choosing to travel to the racing event.
"With accommodation and meals all included in the cruise fare plus transfers and entry to the races, cruising to the Melbourne Cup with P&O is a great value way to experience the race that captures the heart of Australians nationwide," Mr Myrmell said.
There is the opportunity to enjoy the Melbourne Cup from the P&O Enclosure