Guests aboard Carnival’s Melbourne Cup Cruise will be treated to a series of fashion and beauty workshops, fashion presentations and latest offerings from high street brands.

The cruise line has roped in Australia’s leading beauty and style experts Penny Hunt and Sigourney Cantelo as their onboard talent. Both former Beauty Editors at Vogue will give some styling tips to the Spirit’s 2,600 guests to get race ready.

Penny, who is a former judge of Fashions on the Field at Melbourne Cup, has styled celebs like Cate Blanchett, Ashar Keddie, Jennifer Hawkins and Sonia Kruger

While Sigourney’s website Beauticate features the style and makeup look of leading Australian women like Delta Goodrem, Dannii Minogue.

Carnival Cruise Line Australia Vice President Jennifer Vandekreeke said the guest speakers would make sure punters were race ready. “As our guests cruise south to Melbourne they will be in very stylish and beautiful hands with Penny and Sigourney sharing a lifetime of style tips and beauty wisdom to ensure everyone looks and feels their best on Cup day,” Ms Vandekreeke said.

The workshops are slated to be popular amongst the ladies, as Carnival is also offering its guests a general admission ticket to Crown Oaks day.

Departing Sydney on October 30, well known race caller John Tapp is also aboard for an interactive session with guests and a cup themed degustation dinner. Popular racing personality Richie Callander will also return to Carnival Spirit this year to impart his top tips in the lead up to the big event.

Other racing themed activities will include sweepstakes and a series of special dining experiences, including a Mad Hatters’ afternoon tea and post-Cup recovery brunch. Cruisers will also be able to participate in a Behind the Scenes tour of the Cup at Flemington.

Fares on the eight-night roundtrip Melbourne Cup cruise start from $1299* per person twin share and include entry into Flemington for the Cup and Oaks day races, transfers on Cup day, plus onboard meals, entertainment and activities.

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