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A Fashion-Filled Melbourne Cup Program
       P&O Cruises Australia has revealed a   P&O Cruises President Sture Myrmell
       bumper Melbourne Cup cruise 2018    said the cruise line was honoured to
       line up headlined by Madeline Stuart,   have Madeline Stuart headline this
       the world’s first professional adult   year’s ‘Fashion at Sea’ catwalk show
       supermodel with Down Syndrome, a    which is now in its 49th year. “Our
       star renowned for bringing style and   Melbourne Cup cruises are stand out
       flair to the catwalks of Paris, London   events in the calendar where guests
       and New York fashion week. Almost   look forward to donning their finest
       2000 guests on P&O’s flagship, Pacific   racing wear to enjoy the fashion
       Explorer, will have the opportunity to   parades at Flemington and on our
       see Brisbane-born Madeline open     ships at sea,” Mr Myrmell said.
       the cruise line’s highly anticipated   Nearly 6,000 guests will depart on
       ‘Fashions at Sea’ catwalk show      Pacific Dawn from Brisbane and
       featuring more than 20 local and    Pacific Explorer and Pacific Eden
       international designers and brands   from Sydney to enjoy a jam-packed
       including Leona Edmiston, Allanah   line up of fashion-themed activities
       Hill, Swarovski, Nicola Finetti and   including workshops hosted by one of
       Sportscraft. P&O’s biggest fashion   Melbourne’s most in-demand milliners
       show in history will be produced by   Kim Fletcher who will share the latest
       esteemed Australian fashion stylist   trends for statement head pieces and
       Fernando Barraza and choreographer   fascinators.
       Amé Delves.                         Racing enthusiasts will hear from
       Madeline, the international diversity   experts including jockey and twice-
       game changer, who has had           winner of the Melbourne Cup John
       astonishing success and captured    Letts and legendary track-work rider   for grabs in a sweepstake race.
       media attention both in Australia   Joe Agresta known for his success with   With accommodation and meals all
       and internationally, will be joined by   renowned Australian racing family, the
       her manager Rosanne Stuart who      Cummings.                            included in the cruise fare plus transfers
       will partake in a live Q&A about her   Guests looking to maintain their   and entry to the races, cruising to the
       daughter’s rise to fame and how she   winning streak will also get the chance   Melbourne Cup with P&O is a great
       is changing society’s perceptions of   to participate in P&O’s signature   value way to experience the race that
       people with disabilities one photo   onboard annual seahorse racing event   captures the attention of Australians
       shoot at a time.                    where thousands of dollars will be up   nationwide.

       “Explorer Dream” Joins the Dream Cruises Fleet
                                                                                Spa for the ultimate in pampering and
                                                                                Taking the first step to evolve Dream
                                                                                Cruises into “Asia’s Global Cruise Line”
                                                                                by sailing outside Asian waters, from
                                                                                October 2019, Explorer Dream will
                                                                                homeport in Sydney and Auckland
                                                                                where she will embark on 21 seven-
                                                                                night weekly itineraries. They are
                                                                                “Queensland and the Barrier Reef
                                                                                Cruises”, 6 one-week cruises starting
                                                                                27 October 2019, calling at: Mackay,
                                                                                Mooloolaba, Brisbane and Newcastle;
                                                                                “Tasmania and Melbourne Cruises”, 8
                                                                                one-week cruises starting 15 December
                                                                                2019, calling at Port Arthur, Hobart,
                                                                                Burnie and Melbourne and “North
                                                                                and South New Zealand Cruises”, 7
                                                                                one-week cruises starting 9 February
                                                                                2020, calling at Tauranga, Wellington,
                                                                                Dunedin, Milford and Doubtful Sounds
                                                                                and the Bay of Islands.
       Genting Cruise Lines has announced   a US$30 million transformation in March   “We will be accelerating this vision
       the latest addition to the Dream    2019 that will incorporate exquisite   to develop Dream Cruises into Asia’s
       Cruises family with “Explorer Dream”,   new facilities including The Palace,   Global Cruise Line by utilising one of
       a 75,338 gross ton, 1,870 passenger   Dream Cruises’ signature, luxury private   our best-loved ships, SuperStar Virgo,
       cruise ship that will join the fleet in   enclave featuring 50 suites and butler   and converting her into a brand new
       2019 in the role of pathfinder for the   service. Guests will also be able to   sibling alongside Genting Dream and
       brand’s global aspirations. Formerly the   enjoy all new food and beverage   World Dream,” said Tan Sri Lim Kok
       “SuperStar Virgo” of sister brand Star   options combining the best of “East   Thay, Executive Chairman of Genting
       Cruises, “Explorer Dream” will undergo   meets West” and a new Crystal Life   Hong Kong.

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