Time to bring your frock, fascinator and form guide!
Travel to Melbourne in style with a variety of onboard activities. Then kick back, relax and recover as we take care of your every need on the cruise home.
Our Melbourne Cup Cruises
Set your sights on the winning post with this unforgettable round trip to the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day. With exclusive special events from Sydney to Melbourne, you'll arrive in time for all the festivities of the Race that Stops the Nation™.
Your ticket includes general admission entry into Flemington on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day (plus transport to and from the racecourse) and general admission entry into Kennedy Oaks Day (transfers included).
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PLUS Transfers to and from Flemington Racecourse.
Exclusive to Carnival Cruise Line (transfers included).
Learn how to navigate the form guide & place your bets like a pro with Damian Kelly
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Jim Cassidy has two Melbourne Cup wins under his saddle, 104 Group One wins and an indictment into both the AU and NZ Racing Halls of Fame.
Cruisers can get to know the legendary "Pumper" through an exclusive Q&A session and photo opportunity onboard.
Renowned horse trainer, Robert Hickmott, has amassed myriad Group 1 wins including two Melbourne Cups, Caulfield, Sydney and Australian Cups.
Robert will offer a behind-the-scenes look at racing from a trainer's perspective at a very special Q&A session onboard.
Well-loved owner of 1999 Melbourne Cup winning horse Rogan Josh and patron of the Gold Coast's Women in Racing. Wendy Green will board the Carnival Spirit.
Wendy will share her inspiring story and give racing enthusiasts the ultimate photo opportunity.
Former sports broadcaster and racing enthusiast, Damian Kelly, will be our official Master of Ceremonies.
Damian will also host a range of events to get cruisers race-ready. Don't miss out on the chance to see the experienced racing specialist on board Carnival.
Up the style stakes with a special Fashions on the Spirit event hosted by well-known media personality Deborah Hutton and showcasing some of Australia and New Zealand's best fashion. Exclusive millinery and styling workshops will also be on offer.
Well-known media personality, TV host, speaker, entrepreneur, author and former editor of the Australian Women's Weekly.
Deborah Hutton will host Fashions on the Spirit and join the judging panel for our exclusive guest fashion parade on board Carnival Spirit.
Personal stylist and co-founder of luxe gifting brand My Style Box, Naomi relishes the feeling of styling women in a way that makes them feel confident and beautiful.
Naomi will be styling and curating Fashions on the Spirit, judging the guest parade and hosting styling workshops throughout the cruise.
Australian made and perfect for those looking to stand out in a crowd, Jimmy Stuart aspires to inspire their customers with bold, eye-catching and unique designs.
A cruise favourite last year, a range of their statement jackets and shirts will also feature in this year's Fashions on the Spirit on board.
One of Australia's most established milliners, Serena Lindeman, will be sharing some of her millinary secrets in hands-on premium fascinator workshops onboard.
She will also showcase some of her award-winning designs on board Carnival as part of Fashions on the Spirit.
Gibson gives their customers the freedom to challenge convention with a range of suits and separates that deliver a new take on traditional tailoring.
Gibson will be featured in this year's Fashions on the Spirit.
Anthea Crawford has had a powerful influence on Australian fashion since 1976.
This year, a selection of garments from her Spring/Summer 2020 collection will be showcased in Fashions on the Spirit.
Inspired by tradition, tailored for today. Cambridge has been a thriving family business for 150 years.
They will be presenting suits from their collection as part of Fashions on the Spirit.