Race-goers looking to kick off the fun of Melbourne Cup early and turn the iconic day into a fun-filled holiday can set sail on Carnival Spirit Sunday 5 November 2017 and travel from Sydney to Melbourne and back in style.
For 6 nights, passengers will experience a range of racing activities, including tips from racing experts, a fashion parade, sweepstakes and General Admission tickets to Flemington Racecourse, to help make the event more memorable.
A number of extra special guests will also sail to Melbourne, please see an overview below:
• Television presenter, Erica Davis, will provide expert fashion tips onboard alongside Melbourne based stylist and boutique owner Trish G.
• Queensland Racing Hall of Fame and Melbourne Cup winning jockey, Larry Olsen, as well as legendary race caller, John Tapp, will be onboard sharing their love of the sport and provide tips and tricks for a successful Melbourne Cup.
Larry Olsen, who won the Melbourne Cup in 1987 on a horse called Kensei says, “I’m very excited to cruise with Carnival to the Melbourne Cup this year. It’ll be fantastic to feel the energy onboard ahead of the day, see guests making new friends and bonding over the sport, and share tips with the top Melbourne Cup fans.”
For those who’ve missed the opportunity to sail this year, you can snap up tickets for the 2018 Melbourne Cup Cruise here: https://www.carnival.com.au/find-a-cruise?g=M&drf=2018-01
SOURCE: Carnival Cruise Line