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$1 DEPOSITS: Melbourne Cup Cruise (Sydney roundtrip, 2022 or 2023)

Extra onboard credit!*

Cruise to the most glamorous day of the year and watch the Melbourne Cup live at Flemington! Book your cruise before 1 March 2022 for $1pp deposits and extra onboard spending money!*

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About this holiday

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Enjoy a fun-filled roundtrip to Melbourne for one of the year's most exciting events!

Book your Cruise before 1 March 2022 and receive extra onboard spending money!*

6 Nights (Sydney - Melbourne - Sydney) on the Pacific Adventure

Departing 29 October 2022 or 4 November 2023

Melbourne Cup Carnival cruises are the best way to enjoy one of Australia's favourite events. Cruise to the most glamorous day of the year and watch the Lexus Melbourne Cup live at Flemington Racecourse.

Passengers also have the chance to purchase an upgrade to their tickets so they can watch the race from the exclusive P&O Enclosure.


  • 6 night cruise - Sydney to Melbourne and return
  • Transfers to and from Flemington Racecourse
  • General Admission to Flemington
  • Food from selected dining experiences, entry into all bars, pubs and clubs, selected activities, entertainment and selected kids activities.
  • Taxes, fees and port expenses.

As well as the excitement of donning your finest for a day at Flemington and watching the race live, you'll also spend six nights away from home on a well-earned break.


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Byron Beach Club P&O Cruises Australia will be offering a limited number of guests exclusive access to a private ‘beach club’ onboard its newest ship, Pacific Adventure. The retreat will be available to guests booked in to Pacific Adventure’s suites and selected mini suites.

Book your Cruise before 1 March 2022 and receive extra onboard spending money!*

  • Inside and Outside cabins - up to $50 per cabin
  • Balcony, Mini-Suite and Suite cabins - up to $100 per cabin

29 October 2022

  • Interior - From $1,099 pp twin share
  • Oceanview - From $1,474 pp twin share
  • Balcony -From $1,449 pp twin share
  • Mini Suites - Waitlisted
  • Suites - Waitlisted

4 November 2023

  • Interior - From $1,324 pp twin share
  • Oceanview - From $1,619 pp twin share
  • Balcony -From $1,749 pp twin share
  • Mini Suites - From $2,249 pp twin share
  • Suites - From $2,949 pp twin share

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

Did you know about the added extras included when you book a Suite?
  • Private balcony* and spacious living area
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with dressing area, desk with chair
  • Nespresso coffee machine & fridge
  • Priority bookings for shore tours
  • Priority embarkation, disembarkation and tendering
  • Priority dining & spa reservations
  • Pillow concierge (choice of up to 6 different types of pillows)
  • Invitation to senior officer's private cocktail party (on cruises over 5 nights)
  • Turndown, laundry, and shoe shine service
  • Canapés on cocktail evenings
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Complimentary bathrobe and slippers
  • Optional complimentary afternoon tea served in suite
  • Optional complimentary breakfast served in suite

Solo traveller prices available on request. Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 for details or to book your cabin.

Travel dates


Departing Sydney, Returning Sydney 29 October 2022 or 4 November 2023


  • Day 1- Sydney depart 4pm
  • Day 2 - at sea
  • Day 3 & 4- Melbourne arrive 8am (2 night stay)
  • Day 5 - Melbourne depart 4pm
  • Day 6 - at sea
  • Day 7 -Sydney arrive 6:30am


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 cruise line booking conditions apply. Please enquire for more information.

P&O's Take me away sale ends 1 March 2022

P&O Cruise line plan is to restart operations with cruises for fully vaccinated guests and crew. Our planned vaccination-only policy aligns with Australian governments public statements linking society returning to normal once sufficient numbers of eligible Australians have been fully vaccinated. As of 27 August 2021, their protocols and policies are still in development and we recommend you check protocols and policies closure to your departure date.

A non-refundable AU$1 deposit per person is required at time of booking. A 2nd deposit which is the remainder of the standard adult deposit for all guests including children, is due as follows: Cruises between 1 Jul 22 & 31 Aug 22, 95 days prior to departure; cruises between 1 sep 22 & 31 oct 22, 150 days prior to departure; cruises between 1 nov 22 & 31 dec 22, 180 days prior to departure; cruises between 1 Jan 23 & 31 aug 23, 250 days prior to departure; and for cruises departing after 1 sep 23, 450 days prior to departure. For cruises departing between 2 Mar 2022 and 30 Jun 2022, remainder of deposit and final payment for cruise is due 75 days before departure. Standard cancellation and refunds conditions apply as per Booking Travel Conditions. Sailings departing on or before 30 June 22 and booked prior to 1 Mar 2022 are eligible for P&O Assurance. This fare also includes onboard spending money (OBC) and applies to the first 2 guests in the booking. OBC can't be used at the medical centre or casino. Any unused OBC expires at the end of the cruise & is not redeemable for cash. Not combinable with Go fare/short sales