Watch the ponies through a new dawn

P&O Cruises is offering punters the chance to attend Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on 6 November and take in a seven-night sailing on board the Pacific Dawn, departing and returning to Brisbane with a single port stop in Melbourne between 2-8 November.

Packages start from $1,099 per person twin share and include all major facilities on the ship such as kids clubs, cinemas, adults only comedy club, and a plethora of eateries like the Curry House, Nic & Toni’s, and Mexicana. A variety of accommodation options are also on offer. Guests can choose Oceanview, Suite, Mini Suite, or Balcony rooms.

Ticket price includes admission to the Melbourne Cup, with the opportunity available to upgrade and attend the exclusive P&O Enclosure at the Flemington Racecourse.

Outside of the race, P&O offers other land excursions while in Melbourne such as visits to Philip Island to watch the Penguin Parade, and explorations of the Dandenong Ranges on board the iconic Puffing Billy railway.

The only element not included on the cruise is a guarantee of which horse will win on Cup Day, that part is down to your skill and Lady Luck. Giddy-up!

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