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Departing 4 November 2017


Start a new tradition

Our Melbourne Cup cruises are the best way to enjoy one of Australia's favourite events.

As well as the excitement of donning your finest for a day Flemington and watching the race itself, you'll also spend six nights away from home on a well-earned break. Tickets and transfers to Flemington Racecourse are included in your cruise fare.

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Highlights

 6 nights  1 port
Departs Sydney
Ship Pacific Jewel
Date 4 Nov 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
Cruise J747
Ports
  • Sydney ,

    Sydney


    Sydney is home to two of the world’s most famous landmarks – the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, both perfectly situated on the magnificent harbour.

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  • Melbourne ,

    Melbourne


    Bordered by the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne is set on the Yarra River at the top of Port Phillip bay.

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  • Sydney

    Sydney


    Sydney is home to two of the world’s most famous landmarks – the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, both perfectly situated on the magnificent harbour.

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Melbourne Cup Carnival Upgrades:


General Admission

Racecourse admission on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day has been included in your cruise package and prices are listed to reflect this.

Included in Your Ticket

2017 P&O Package Upgrades

When you travel with us, you can upgrade your admission tickets to secure exclusive spots available only to P&O passengers. Book your cruise today and we'll notify of the upgrades closer to departure date. Enjoy the ultimate Melbourne Cup Carnival Experience with P&O Cruises.

2017 P&O Upgrades Options Coming Soon

Exclusive Melbourne Cup Shore Tours


SportsNet Cup Day Gala Breakfast

A chance to be part of the only Melbourne Cup Day breakfast event of its kind. Hosted by a well-known special guest and featuring an exciting line up of guest performers, unique experiences and prizes. Includes a scrumptious breakfast, premium beverages and more.

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VRC Oaks Club Luncheon

Exclusive access to Victoria Racing Club Oaks Club Luncheon. This highly sought after and must-attend event on the racing calendar features an exciting line up of special guests, live entertainment and an incredible array of fabulous door prizes.

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Melbourne Cup Behind the Scenes

An exciting behind the scenes tour of Flemington Racecourse, offering the chance to check out the mounting yard and famous Flemington arch, the horse tunnel, the parade ring, the exclusive Birdcage and “millionaires row”, together with a Morning Tea.

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P&O Perks

- What you get on a P&O holiday -


Included in your fare

Accommodation

You’ll find all of the luxuries of a hotel room like a comfy bed and fluffy white towels, flat screen TV, personally-controlled air conditioning and wardrobe.

Entry into all bars, pubs & nightclubs

With a minimum of nine different bars on each ship you can choose your favourite or try them all.

For the kids

Keep the kids happy! From kids vs kids-at-heart laser tag to enjoying an Island Adventure show together, there’s loads of activities to share.

Dining options

Breakfast
  • A la carte menu at Waterfront Restaurant
  • Plantation Restaurant
  • The Pantry+
Lunch
  • A la carte menu at Waterfront Restaurant**
  • Plantation Restaurant
  • The Pantry+
Dinner
  • Four course a la carte dining at Waterfront Restaurant
  • Casual dining at Plantation Restaurant
  • The Pantry+
  • Angelos
  • Dragon Lady

Onboard Activities

  • Swimming pools
  • Organised pool games
  • Spas
  • Fitness centre
  • Trivia & game shows
  • Organised crew vs guest games
  • Karaoke
  • Deck games: table tennis, deck chess, quoits, golf putting
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Board games

Entertainment

  • Production shows
  • Guest entertainers and comedians
  • Live music
  • Cinema
  • Party nights
  • Laser light shows
  • Big Screen (sports, recent release movies and more)
  • Adults-only Sit Down Comedy Club
  • Game shows

Optional Extras

Activities

  • P&O Edge Adventure Park
  • Yoga, Pilates, personal training, Bootcamp at Sea
  • Wine and spirit tasting
  • Cocktail, martini and coffee making classes
  • Art and craft classes
  • Race car simulators
  • Jackpot bingo
  • Casino with poker machines, roulette and blackjack^

Shore Tours

  • Over 600 Shore Tours to choose from

day spa

  • Hair salon
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Swedish, hot stone and bamboo massage
  • Special therapies including acupuncture, teeth whitening, botox and more

bars, pubs, nightclubs & RESTAURANTS

  • Drink purchases

More dining options

  • Australia’s only celebrity chef restaurant at sea, Salt grill by Luke Mangan
  • Asian banquets at Luna
  • Chef’s Table
  • Snacks at The Cafe
  • Snacks at Charlie’s Bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • New Zealand Natural ice-cream
  • Snack options at The Grill

Facilities and services

  • Internet cafe and WiFi
  • Laundry services
  • Late night child-minding (10:30pm to 1am)
  • Snorkel, mask and fin hire

Shopping

  • Tax and duty free shopping including alcohol, perfume and cosmetics, fine jewellery and watches~
  • Photo, video and Tech Store
  • Essentials – for those essential items you may have left at home
  • Art auctions
  • Chocobloc
  • Expressions Studio By Joe Craig professional photography
Facilities, services and entertainment vary by ship. Please refer to the adequate pages more information.
~ Tax and duty free shopping is not available on Australian coastal cruises except Queensland cruises featuring Willis Island.
^Due to gambling restrictions the casino does not operate on some cruises departing from Fremantle.
**Waterfront Restaurant is closed for lunch on some port days.
#Fridges are not available in Interior, Oceanview and Balcony Rooms on Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden.
+The Pantry is only available on Pacific Jewel, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden.

main events

Mix up tradition by spending your big events with P&O. Ring in the New Years in the South Pacific or do Melbourne Cup with us; we've got the perfect plan.

Fresh Food

On P&O, we focus on locally sourced food made fresh daily. With at least eight dining experiences on each ship, that's a lot of cooking!

The Pantry

Goodbye buffet, hello delicious! The Pantry is now on Pacific Jewel with a variety of food outlets with cuisines from around the world. Also available on Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden.

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