Carnival Cruises and P&O Australia have launched their cruises for Melbourne Cup 2024.

Held at Flemington Racecourse, the Melbourne Cup draws thousands of punters each year. The event also makes way for cruise lines to offer special event sailings that allow race enthusiasts to cruise in style to this iconic horse racing festival. 

Melbourne Cup 2024
Melbourne Cup at the Flemington Racecourse

Carnival Cruises Melbourne Cup Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line is highlighting one of Australia’s favourite events- the Melbourne Cup via a 6-day voyage from Sydney. This voyage aboard Carnival Splendor has a starting rate of $1473 and is scheduled to sail on November 3. 

Meanwhile, the Melbourne Cup sailing includes the following:

  • General Admission tickets and transfers
  • Access to exclusive upgrade offers
  • 3 days at sea with 3 days in Melbourne
  • Melbourne Cup activities and workshops

Cruise itinerary

Departing from Sydney, this 6-day Melbourne Cup cruise spends three days in Melbourne. Aside from experiencing the horse-racing event, cruisers will also get to explore World Heritage-listed landmarks, the Melbourne Zoo, the Yarra River, and the different wildlife and wineries. 

Melbourne Cup Itinerary- Carnival Splendor
Melbourne Cup Itinerary- Carnival Splendor

P&O Cruises Melbourne Cup Festival 2024

P&O Cruises is offering a 6-night Melbourne Cup Carnival from Sydney via Pacific Adventure. This sailing has a starting rate of $1174 per person scheduled on November 2. 

On the other hand, P&O Cruises is also having a 7-night Melbourne Cup cruise departing from Brisbane also on November 2. The Pacific Encounter voyage is priced at $1499 starting rate per person. 

Additionally, P&O Australia is also offering a Buy 2 Bring 2 promo plus Onboard Credit. 

The line’s Melbourne Cup offering includes:

  • General Admission to Flemington Racecourse
  • Transfers to and from Flemington
  • 4 days at sea and 2 days in Melbourne

Cruise itinerary

For the 6-day cruise from Sydney, Pacific Adventure will sail two days at sea and three days in Melbourne before heading back to Sydney for disembarkation. 

Melbourne Cup Itinerary- Pacific Adventure
Melbourne Cup Itinerary- Pacific Adventure

Meanwhile, for the Brisbane-based voyage, Pacific Encounter will be having four sea days and 2 days in Melbourne before going back to Brisbane to disembark. 

Melbourne Cup Itinerary- Pacific Encounter
Melbourne Cup Itinerary – Pacific Encounter