Forget the limo, now you can catch a cruise to the Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup Cruise

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Cruise enthusiasts and budding punters looking forward to the Melbourne Cup get excited because two of your great loves are about to converge with this exciting cruising opportunity.

If you thought hiring a limo, or jumping into an Uber LUX, was particularly fancy, then you’re in for a real treat because there is something even more luxurious to make your Melbourne Cup experience that much more enjoyable.

Read more: Tips for first-time cruisers from the Travel at 60 community

8,000 lucky guests will be given the opportunity to jump on board a P&0 cruise and be personally delivered to the race, from Sydney.

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But it’s not just one ship that is heading to the big day, there are four cruise liners that will be making their way to Victoria for the race that stops a nation and they’re expected to inject $7 million dollars into the local economy.

There’s no need to worry about who they designated driver is, where you’re going to park the car, or how long you have to wait for your taxi to arrive, because the cruise ship, along with the series of shuttle buses to get to and from the cruise terminal, have that all taken care of.

Departing from Sydney on the 29th of October, the cruise liners arrive in Melbourne in time for the big race on Tuesday, November 1, before setting sail back to Sydney and arriving at the harbour on the 4th.

Read more: How to get the most out of your river cruise

More than 100,000 people usually attend the big race at Flemington Racecourse, so you want to make sure you get in and get yourself a good spot. Set yourself up in prime position on the Lawn Stand and get the best view of your horse, hopefully, coming in at first place.

Would you catch a cruise to the Melbourne Cup? Or have you done it before? Let us know in the comments section below.

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