Melbourne Cup Finish Line

P&O's Melbourne Cup Cruising Trio

Posted September 5th, 2016

The 2016 Melbourne Cup is almost here and P&O has its specialty cruises into Melbourne for the event. P&O’s three ships — Pacific Jewel, Pacific Dawn and Pacific Pearl — will all be docked at Station Pier for “the race that stops the nation”. Pacific Pearl and Pacific Jewel will depart Sydney on October 29 on their six-night Cup cruises, while Pacific Dawn’s seven-night cruise will depart Brisbane on October 29.

So why not cruise into Melbourne, put on your finest race day ensemble and P&O will deliver you 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.

No matter which ship, all three P&O cruises offer some wonderful ways to experience the Melbourne Cup, be sure to take a look at P&O’s exclusive offers:

Upgrade Packages


Located under the Hill Stand, the Lawn Stand offers a prime position to view all the heart-stopping action from the track. With brilliant views of the winning post, you’ll hear the thunder of the hooves as the horses cross the finish line.


The Precinct is the perfect place for guests looking to immerse themselves in the social atmosphere for which the Melbourne Cup Carnival is renowned.


The Village is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed race-day atmosphere. Located in the beautiful surrounds of the leafy Elms Enclosure, this al fresco area offers the perfect backdrop to enjoy a day of racing.


The Parade Lounge is perfectly positioned above the horse stalls with uninterrupted views of the parade ring and city skyline. With views of the track, this stylish marquee will place you and your guests at the heart of all the on-course action.


Whether you are looking to entertain guests or dining with friends and family, the Makybe Diva Marquee offers race-goers a strategic location to observe the Finish Line and soak up the sensational atmosphere.


This stunning multi-tiered marquee combines first class hospitality with breath-taking views of the racecourse. Experience the Melbourne Cup Carnival in grand style and give your guests a premium dining experience they will never forget.

Exclusive P&O Shore Excursions


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.


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


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.

Set sail on a dream holiday with Cruiseabout or call 1300 769 228 to speak with a Cruiseabout consultant.


Tara Young

The experience of travel changes a person. I see my job as highlighting what amazing travel opportunities there are to broaden your knowledge of that great big world beyond your doorstep and what you may learn about yourself on the way.

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