Turn the race that stops the nation into the holiday of a lifetime!
Join in on the racing festivities and set your sights on the winning post with a Carnival cruise to Melbourne Cup onboard Carnival Spirit. Departing Sydney on 3 November 2019, this unforgettable six-night cruise features an array of onboard activities, an impressive lineup of racing and fashion talent and includes admission and bus transfers to both Lexus Melbourne Cup Day and Kennedy Oaks Day.
Carnival Spirit will this year feature a stellar list of talent, including Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Jim “Pumper” Cassidy, and esteemed media personality Deborah Hutton. Other star talents include fashionista Naomi Bell, who will join Deborah Hutton in the “Fashions on the Spirit” judging panel. Milliner Serena Lindeman will set sail too and run a hands-on fascinator workshop for guests onboard. Australian sports broadcasting legend Damian Kelly will also attend as the official Master of Ceremonies, as will Wendy Green, owner of 1999 Melbourne Cup-winning horse, Rogan Josh.
Departing from Sydney, the cruise offers a range of racing-themed activities including Q&As with racing greats, a Cup themed fashion show, a Melbourne Cup edition of the Mad Hatters High Tea*, a Betting Masterclass, an exclusive Degustation Dinner* and the famous Bloody Mary Recovery Brunch*. The annual Fashions on the Spirit catwalk will feature a range of selected garments from Anthea Crawford, Jimmy Stuart, Gibson and Cambridge.
*additional charges apply
Your cruise fare includes general admission entry into Flemington on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day plus transport to and from the racecourse. Exclusive to CCL, guests on Carnival Spirit will also stay on for Kennedy Oaks Day, receiving admission entry and transfers for the wonderful ladies’ day.
• Departs and returns: Sydney
• Destination: Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day
• Ship: Carnival Spirit
• Date: 03 Nov – 09 Nov 2019
Overseas Passenger Terminal @ Circular Quay West, Circular Quay