Carnival Cruise Line sails into Melbourne Cup

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Carnival Cruise Line sails into Melbourne Cup

Carnival Cruise Line sails into Melbourne Cup

Carnival Spirit sailed into the Port of Melbourne, with over 2,000 guests getting frocked up in preparation for the annual Melbourne Cup festivities at Flemington Race Course.

The ship departed Sydney on Sunday 5 November 2017 and guests enjoyed a range of fun-filled racing activities on their journey down to Melbourne. Please see highlights below:

A couple of legendary Aussies – race caller, John Tapp and retired jockey and 1987 Melbourne Cup winner, Larry Olsen, shared a presentation to over 1,000 guests. John made hearts race as he did his famous ‘Phantom Race Call’ leading to a standing ovation.

The Race Call was based on him actually pretending he was calling today’s race and tipping who he thought would win, putting Marmelo, ridden by Hugh Bowman (the winner of three Cox Plate wins on champion mare Winx).

Television presenter, Erica Davis, and Melbourne based stylist and boutique owner Trish G, delighted guests with their fashion expertise. The duo also ran a competition for a guest makeover so they were fully primed for the big day out in Melbourne.

Eli, Carnival Spirit’s Cruise Director, also received a sharp makeover and demonstrated to passengers the art showing of the perfect suit. Lucky guests were also treated to new clothing items to flaunt at the races with a bounty of giveaways.

For more information about Carnival Cruise Line’s Melbourne Cup cruise and to book for next year’s 6-Day cruise, departing 04 November 2018, please visit your travel agent, or call 13 31 94.

About Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line is the largest cruise line in the world with over four and a half million guests travelling every year. Carnival Spirit is the largest and newest cruise ship to call Australia home year-round and she is joined by her sister ship, Carnival Legend every Summer. With more than 45 activities to enjoy each day, including 2 waterslides and a SplashZone, Carnival offers fun-loving families and couples memorable and great value holidays. For further information or to book your next cruise visit

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