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If you love celebrating Australian holidays year after year, then you'll love P&O Main Events. We take celebrations to the next level. Whether you want to get your heart racing and watch the Melbourne Cup on the top deck or have a family Christmas at sea, there are so many reasons to celebrate when you’re onboard. Whatever the occasion, make this year the best one yet. Leave the planning to us and spend your special moments stress free and ready to celebrate. We know how to do Australia’s favourite events the right way so sit back and let us entertain you.
Turn your next Australia Day into Australia Days! Join in on the Australia Day festivities with Australia’s favourite cruise line. You’ll enjoy the unmistakably Aussie offerings onboard – as well as enjoying the celebration in Sydney. Definitely an event worth doing!
Australian Open Tennis
We’ve partnered with Tennis Australia and we’re celebrating the Australian Open with two 5-night cruise from Sydney to coincide with the Grand Slam®. Cruise fares include direct transfers and general admission into the grounds. Or enjoy all the benefits and purchase a ticket into Rod Laver Arena (subject to availability). Ace!
Cruise into Melbourne donning your finest for race day and we'll deliver you via coach to Flemington Racecourse. General admission tickets and direct transfers are all included so you won't need to worry about a thing. There's also an exciting range of upgrade packages available closer to the departure date, so get your bets ready.
Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere is all about long sunny days and relaxing by the water with family and friends without having to lift your recently manicured finger. See the look on the kids’ faces when Santa visits on Christmas Day, presents in tow. Enjoy delicious Christmas fare at lunch and dinner, and don’t worry about the clean up-we've recruited some elves to help.
New Year's Eve
The days of finding a taxi on New Year's Eve are over! Forget queuing for venues or next-day tidy up, we've got it all covered. And with multiple venues onboard, there's something for everyone.
Cruise to Hobart's Dark Mofo festival to celebrate the winter solstice and the longest night, with food, film, music, art, light and dark delights. This major annual event includes international music shows at The Odeon Theatre, major exhibitions at the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Tasmania Museum Art Gallery and much more.
The Big Laugh Comedy Festival
What do you get when you take some of Australia’s best comedians onboard a cruise? A side-splitting comedy cruise not to be missed! Our comedy festival cruise has over 36 shows, across 4 days with a huge line-up of comedians.Read more