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$1 DEPOSIT SALE! 8 Night Melbourne Cup Cruise 2021 (Roundtrip Brisbane)

Upgrade to a Balcony for the price of an Outside Cabin!

Cruise to the most glamorous day of the year and watch the Lexus Melbourne Cup live from Flemington. Plus you have the chance to purchase upgraded tickets to sit in the exclusive P&O Enclosure.

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About this holiday

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With an inspiring collection of museums, gardens and beautiful colonial buildings, the choices are endless. There’s the Victoria Police Museum, the Immigration Museum, beautiful Federation Square and Flinders Street Station, Parliament Gardens, Treasury Gardens as well as Fitzroy Gardens and Cook’s Cottage

As well as the excitement of donning your finest for a day Flemington and watching the race itself, you'll also spend six nights away from home on a well-earned break. Tickets and transfers to Flemington Racecourse are included in your cruise fare.


  • General Admission to Flemington Racecourse
  • Transfers to and from Flemington
  • Accommodation onboard Pacific Explorer
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner from selected dining experiences, entry into all bars, pubs and clubs
  • Selected activities and entertainment
  • Includes taxes, fees and port expenses.


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Pacific Explorer - Something for Everyone!

Get ready to explore our Pacific Explorer! Whiz down waterslides by day, enjoy great restaurants and bars in the evening and catch an edgy new stage show at night. There’s something for every member of the family.

When it comes to dining guests will be spoilt for choice with 12 dining experiences all included in the cruise fare

All this combined with P&O’s stylish yet relaxed modern Australian interior designs. We can’t wait to welcome you onboard.

Travel dates


Set sail on 29 Oct and return 6 Nov 2021

Book your Cruise before 9 June 2020 and with a $1 deposit PLUS receive a Balcony room for the price of an Oceanview!

  • Interior from $1,599 pp twin share
  • Oceanview from $1,899 pp twin share
  • Balcony from $1,899 per person twin share
  • Mini-Suite from $3,299 per person twin share

*Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate during the campaign period without notice.



Day 1 – BRISBANE 29 Oct, Departing 3PM

Days 2 & 3 – SEA DAYS 30 & 31 Oct

Days 4 & 6 – MELBOURNE 1 Nov 9AM - 3 Nov 4PM

Days 7 & 8 – SEA DAYS 4 & 5 Nov

Day 9 – BRISBANE 6 Nov, Arriving 7AM


Do I have to Tip?

Tipping is not required but if you’d like to thank the crew who provide you with great service, you are welcome to tip them personally or visit the Reception Desk to have the tip added to your onboard account.

What is the dress code onboard?

Guests are requited to cover-up swim suits when entering the ship’s public rooms. During the day, casual clothes are suitable. After 5.30pm, smart casual attire is required in the public lounges and restaurants or as published in the daily newsletter  'Good Times'.

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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

*Fares are cruise only, per person in AUD in a complete quad or twin room based on lead categories available at publication date (6 May 2020 ), inclusive of all discounts, charges and taxes (which are subject to change). Campaign commences 6 May 2020 and ends 9 June 2020. Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and may fluctuate during the campaign period. Campaign offers only available on P&O’s Value and Value Plus fares types only. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. Supplements apply for other room categories. Some oceanview rooms have obstructed views. ~Fare based on specified departure dates. Different fares apply to other dates listed. ^Room Upgrade offer is available based on the price difference between the lead interior to lead oceanview for quad and twin rooms on Pacific Aria & Pacific Dawn, and from lead
oceanview to lead balcony rooms for quad and twin on Pacific Explorer & Pacific Adventure and Pacific Encounter. Upgrades are subject to availability of rooms in the higher grade. #AU$1 deposit per person is non-refundable and deposit conditions differ from the standard P&O Booking and Travel Conditions. Offer applies to cruises departing from 21 Jul 2020 booked at least 76 days prior to departure. Pay AU$1 per person deposit upfront and the remainder of the standard adult deposit amount for all passengers, including children as follows – for cruises departing between 1 Mar 2021 and 31 May 2021, 95 days prior to departure; for cruises departing between 1 Jun 2021 and 31 Aug 2021, 150 days prior to departure; for cruises departing after 1 Sep 2021, 180 days prior to departure. For cruises departing between 21 Jul 2020 and 28 Feb 2021, remainder of deposit and final payment for cruise due 75 days before departure. Full payment is required for sailings booked within 75 days of departure. Standard cancellation and refunds conditions apply as per Booking and Travel Conditions.