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Celebrate the race that stops the nation aboard Sydney's thoroughbred cruise ship MV Sydney 2000. Our Melbourne Cup Lunch will get you to the winners circle in style with a premium 3 course lunch and live viewing race lounge plus race sweeps, best dressed and lucky door prizes to be won. Secure your seats asap and join the fun on the first Tuesday in November. More Info ...

Melbourne Cup Cruises
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MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH CRUISE - Tuesday 7 November 2017

The big day is fast approaching. Secure your seats today and celebrate in style.

Melbourne Cup Lunch SOLD OUT
Cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000 for the race that stops a nation. Great prizes to be won including lucky door prizes, sweeps and best dressed. Download flyer

Melbourne Cup Program (subject to change):


  • Best Dressed
  • Lucky Door 


  • Race Live Broadcast


  • Sweep Winners

The first Melbourne Cup was held in 1861 and won by "Archer", a horse from Nowra NSW who had walked 800km to get to the race. Archer's owner collected £170 and a gold watch. Today the winner takes home over 3 million dollars and approximately half of the horses are from overseas stables. 

Two race horses have cemented their places in the hearts of the nation. During the Great Depression, "Phar Lap" was so good that racing officials changed the rules to make the race more of a contest, with no effect. In 1930 he won the Melbourne Cup at the record low odds of 8-11 (1.73). In 2005, "Makybe Diva" became the only horse to win three Melbourne Cups, and in consecutive years. 

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