Celebrate this year’s running of the historic Melbourne Cup in an equally historic fashion during a Sydney Harbour Cruise aboard a 75 foot luxury motor cruiser. Enjoy the carnival that stops a nation from beautiful Sydney Harbour.
The Melbourne Cup had its first Thoroughbred race in 1861 and was first made a public holiday in Melbourne in 1877. Ever since then the Melbourne Cup Race, running on the first Tuesday of November, has become a legendary event. The entire nation practically comes to a standstill while everyone watches the annual running as it is broadcast live for television, radio and Internet audiences everywhere. Race fans in Sydney that can’t attend the Cup in person celebrate its running in other ways, like closing up the shop or office and taking a Sydney Harbour Cruise for the afternoon. This is guaranteed to be a winning event for everyone in your party.
A Sydney Harbour Cruise on Race Day has become a tradition in its own right. Sydney race fans don their finest suits, dresses, hats and yellow roses and board a luxury motor yacht like the MV Sea Escape, chartered by Sydney Harbour Corporate Cruises, for an afternoon cruise around the harbour. The cruise is a gala event with live coverage of the Melbourne Cup televised on a huge 55 inch screen and online TAB access for those guests wishing to place wagers. The constant live coverage of the lead-in events of the Cup’s Carnival keeps everyone aboard informed of the action at the racetrack in Melbourne. Guests enjoy a professional and freshly prepared luncheon buffet served from the vessel’s full galley featuring fresh fruits, canapes, meat pies and other race fare to keep every fan’s energy level high. A cash bar is also available for those guests wanting their favorite beverage or perhaps a glass of champagne to toast their favoured entry.
Racing fans on the Sydney Harbour Cruise can stay engaged in the build up to the running of the Melbourne Cup inside the yacht’s air conditioned deck areas. Revelers can also enjoy the scenic view of Sydney from the waterfront on any of the vessel’s four decks. The harbour itself comes alive on Melbourne Cup Day as other charters and race fans watch the horse race of a nation. Celebrating the Melbourne Cup on a Sydney Harbour Cruise can only be topped by one event-the next year’s Cup!