Arrive in style at the race that stops the nation! A Melbourne Cup cruise brings together everything you could want in a horseracing spectacular – style, excitement and fantastic celebrations.
On the first Tuesday in November at precisely 3 pm, Australia stops in its tracks to watch the Melbourne Cup. All eyes are on Flemington Racecourse, where the finale of the Spring Racing Carnival unfolds and we watch the best battle it out in the world’s richest two-mile handicap. The atmosphere at Flemington is like no other – and you can be there to experience it.
Of course, if you simply want to relax on the ship before the big event, these ships have everything you could want. Relax on the deck, laze in the pool, enjoy the mouthwatering dining venues, and even indulge in a spa treatment or two. Tickets and transfers to Flemington Racecourse are included in the cruise fare, so the only thing you need to worry about is what to wear!
Those cruises that arrive in Melbourne on Monday morning give you plenty of time to explore the city, do some last minute shopping in the city’s famous laneways, and take in the pre-race atmosphere at Federation Square. Why not head to a city salon to get your hair done before the race? Alternatively, an early morning arrival on Tuesday gives you time to dress in your best before boarding your VIP transfer to Flemington.