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Australia’s Biggest Names in Fashion and Racing Sail to Melbourne Cup on Four Carnival Australia-Brand Ships with 8,000 Racing Fans

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Australia’s biggest names in fashion and racing including Madeline Stuart, the world’s first professional adult supermodel with Down Syndrome, will be onboard when four Carnival Australia-brand ships sail in to Melbourne ahead of the race that stops a nation with 8000 excited punters.http://www.tourismthailand.org/landing/landing_en.html

Guests will sail from Sydney on P&O Cruises’ Pacific Explorer and Pacific Eden and Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Spirit with a Brisbane-contingent arriving on P&O Cruises’ Pacific Dawn. The four cruise ships will comprise the largest single group of interstate racegoers attending the Melbourne Cup on November 6.

Among the talent onboard are:

  • Madeline Stuart, the world’s first professional adult supermodel with Down Syndrome who will be headlining P&O’s Fashions at Sea catwalk show
  • Wendy Green, owner of 1999 Melbourne Cup winning horse, Rogan Josh
  • Darren ‘The Gauch’ Gauci, one of Australia’s most successful jockeys;
  • Greg Miles OAM, “the voice” of Victorian Racing” for 36 years;
  • Two-time Melbourne Cup winning jockey, John Letts;
  • Renowned Australian newsreader, author and journalist, Tracey Spicer;
  • Carnival Australia’s Executive Chairman, Ann Sherry.

WHAT: Four Carnival Australia-brand ships carrying 8000 racing fans to the Melbourne Cup

WHEN: Tuesday November 6, 2018

              8:00am: Four Carnival Australia-brand ships docked at Station Pier

             10:00am: Media call onboard P&O Cruises’ Pacific Explorer

WHERE: Station Pier, Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne

VISION OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Four Carnival-Australia brand ships docked at Melbourne Pier
  • Thousands of race-goers disembarking the ships for Flemington racecourse
  • Madeline Stuart, the world’s first professional adult supermodel with Down Syndrome showcasing some of the season’s best racing fashions

Interview opportunities:

P&O Cruises’ Pacific Explorer:

  • Ann Sherry, Carnival Australia Executive Chairman
  • Madeline Stuart, the world’s first professional adult supermodel with Down Syndrome
  • John Letts, Two-time Melbourne Cup winning jockey
  • Jess & Matt, X Factor Australia duo who are performing onboard

Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Spirit:

  • Carnival Spirit’s Captain Adriano Binacchi
  • Cruise Director, Eli Sharplin, who organises all onboard entertainment
  • Wendy Green, owner of 1999 Melbourne Cup winning horse, Rogan Josh

Media wishing to attend must RSVP by 4pm on Friday 2 November, 2018 with security details as requested below*. Due to maritime regulations, only media who have provided their security details will have access to the ship. Name changes are not permitted after the RSVP date.

*RSVP: Please email zoe.finlayson@fleishman.com.au with the following details:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Driver licence or passport number (you will need to bring this on the day)
  • Car registration (if vehicle access is required)

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