P&O Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line Australia both offer fantastic packages, which include entry tickets and transfers, so there are multiple options for the keen racegoer. You can also get onboard a Melbourne Cup cruise from Sydney or Brisbane - great news for Queenslander's who can embark in their home state. P&O also offers an exciting range of upgrades which become available closer to the departure date, so keep an eye out for those as you count down the days.
A Melbourne Cup experience - without the hassleA cruise makes a trip to the Cup simple and free of hassle, combining your transport, accommodation and tickets in one easy booking. Just step onboard at your port of departure, and the holiday begins. A day at the races has never been easier!
The Melbourne Cup is one of Australia's most beloved sporting events, and cruising is fast becoming one of the nation's favourite ways to holiday. A combination of the two is an unforgettable trip and the best way to kick off November. Experience the thrill of the race, the glamour of a day at the track, the excitement of a sea voyage and the relaxation of a cruise ship pool all wrapped up in one memorable package.