Monday, 7 May 2012

Melbourne Cup Cruise: 6 nights in November 2012

 by Paolo Camera Flickr Creative Commons

The Melbourne Cup is a big one on Australia's calendar- the glamour, the the clothes, the hats, the booze make it an amazing event. Oh, and the horses of course! This cruise focuses on the races as entertainment, and the Pacific Pearl features as an incredible place to stay and be entertained when you've finished watching the cup, as well as transport from Sydney to Melbourne. The ship spends 3 days docked in Melbourne, providing a sumptuous base for your Cup viewing and Vegas-style entertainment each night, so you can put your glad-rags to extra good use!

Operator: P&O Australia
Vessel: Pacific Pearl
Ports of Call: Sydney, Melbourne
Sailing Dates: Departing Sat, Nov 3 2012, returning Fri Nov 9 2012.

Cruise Itinerary

Total length: 6 nights

  Day 1: Sydney, departing Sat Nov 3 16:00
Day 2: At sea
Day 3-5: Melbourne, departing Wed Nov 7 19:00
Day 6: At sea
Day 7: Sydney, arriving Fri Nov 9 07:00

About the Pacific Pearl:

The Pearl is up-to-date and full of things to do and places to eat. Your Choice Dining in the fabulous Waterfront main dining room is a treat, or there are casual burgers and chips by the pool, with the buffet nearby. For a small cover charge, chill out with an icecream at the Cafe, or knock your tastebuds' socks off at Luke Mangan's Salt Grill. Entertainment-wise, don't miss the nightly productions in the show lounge to top off your Cup experience. For the sea days, there is the gym, the spa, bars which double as live music venues, pools, rock climbing, mini golf, a casino, shopping and more. Kids can enjoy scavenger hunts, gaming competitions, movies, parties, crafts and other fun activities in 3 different age-grouped kids clubs, and adults can experience total relaxation in luxury sunloungers at Oasis, the adults-only area.

See here for great deals on the Melbourne Cup Cruise!