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Carnival Backs a Winner with Champion Jockey Joining Cup Cruise

August 9, 2016 Cruise Deals No Comments Email Email

Carnival Cruise Line has shortened its odds ahead of this year’s Melbourne Cup cruise, adding Cup-winning jockey Wayne Harris to its already strong field of onboard talent.


Wayne, who recorded more than 2000 wins during his career including a Cup victory on Jeune in 1994, will join well-known race caller John Tapp onboard Carnival Spirit’s 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival cruise to share stories from their decades in the industry.

The duo will offer entertaining and informative presentations about Australian racing and will also provide expert tips and advice ahead of the ‘race that stops a nation’.

During the six-night roundtrip cruise from Sydney to Melbourne, guests will also be able to enjoy a variety of special themed events including a fashion presentation hosted by popular television presenter Erica Davis of Sydney Weekender, in partnership with Australian fashion designer Karen Gee who has dressed the likes of television personalities Samantha Armytage, Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson.

Carnival’s Melbourne Cup cruise departs Sydney on October 30 and features three days of racing festivities in Melbourne, including the Emirates Melbourne Cup and – exclusive to cruisers on Carnival Spirit – admission to Crown Oaks Day.

On sale until August 29, fares start from $949* per person quad share and from $1699* per person twin share with a bonus $200 onboard credit per cabin.

Fares include general admission tickets into Flemington for the Emirates Melbourne Cup and Crown Oaks Day races, transfers on Cup day (November 1), plus onboard meals, entertainment and activities.

For more information and bookings call 13 31 94, see a travel agent or visit

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