Tours to the Melbourne Cup in 2018, Cruise - Photo
2018 Cruise to Melbourne Cup from Brisbane - Photo
Cruises to Melbourne from Brisbane to Melbourne Cup 2018 - Photo
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Day 1. Sat 4 – Board the Pacific Dawn in Brisbane

All fillies and colts are invited to join us on this magical Melbourne Cup event. Make your way to Brisbane’s Portside Wharf to meet your Fun Over 50 host/ess then board the Pacific Dawn to check-in to your Oceanview Cabin. At 2pm we set sail for Melbourne.(D)

Day 2 & 3. Sun/Mon – Pacific Dawn

Enjoy the ship’s facilities during these two days at sea. Lose yourself in a world of production shows, circus performances, comedy shows, live music, a casino and theme nights. (B,L,D)

Day 4. Tue – Melbourne Cup

An early morning arrival in Melbourne gives you time to don your fancy hats, dresses and ties in readiness for cup fever! All cruise passengers have entry tickets to the race, but we have arranged something extra that will be the envy of the others. Board your private ‘Gold Class’ coach for transfers to Melbourne Cup Race Day at Flemington, oncourse in the Rose Room with private tote, including race guide & morning tea, five-course plated lunch, afternoon tea and standard beverage package. A very special Melbourne Cup day to remember! Please note: Due to security there is only one entry point. We then have a walk to the Rose Room which does include a steep hill climb. (B,L,D)

Day 5. Wed – Melbourne Touring

Discover Melbourne City on-board our ‘Gold Class’ coach Join our local shopaholic tour host exploring the back-street warehouses, pop-up sales and discount shopping streets such as Swan Street, Bridge Road and Smith Street. We then experience Australia’s best Little Italy – perfect for an Italian indulgence. Brunetti’s in Lygon Street, Carlton is set in a sophisticated, Roman aesthetic, complete with marble, murals and mosaics. On completion of our lunch, we return to the Pacific Dawn and say farewell to Melbourne (B,L,D)

Day 6 & 7. Thu/Fri – Pacific Dawn

Relax on-board with two full days at sea. Why not try your hand at a game of trivia, partake in a dance class or play a round of quoits on the deck?(B,L,D)

Day 8. Sat – Arrive Brisbane

Wake up this morning as the Pacific Dawn docks in Brisbane at 8.00am. Indulge in one last breakfast before disembarking and making your way home. (B)

B = Full Breakfast; MT = M/Tea; L = Lunch; AT = A/Tea; D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2018
$4830 $7075 3 Nov
  • Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking $2500pp
  • N.B. Tour price on board P&O Cruises ship Pacific Dawn is based in categories OD, OE & OF oceanview cabins. Bathroom amenities in the cabin will be shower over bath. Cabins will be allocated at the discretion of the cruise ship.
  • Tour price excludes sundries and onboard P&O Cruise tips/gratuities. Tour price is subject to change due to fuel levy fluctuations applicable to services.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory and it is recommended that it be purchased at time of paying deposit.
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 3 (ACTIVE/MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
    • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up
    to 20 minutes
    • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs, without stopping
    • Stand for 30 minutes, without needing to sit down
    • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
    • Getting on and off transportation multiple times unaided

Highlights & inclusions

  • 7 nights on-board Pacific Dawn in an oceanview cabin
  • All on-board ship meals (excluding some specialty restaurants), entertainment and activities
  • Private ‘Gold Class’ coach in Melbourne including transfers on Melbourne Cup race day
  • Melbourne Cup Race Day at Flemington, oncourse in the Rose Room with private tote, including race book, morning tea, five-course plated lunch, afternoon tea and standard beverages package
  • Half day Melbourne shopping tour
  • Italian lunch on Lygon Street
  • 20 meals

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