MasterChef Julie Goodwin and the PS Murray Princess

December 19, 2012 on 1:36 pm | In Australia, Cruise Boats, Dine Drink, New South Wales, South Australia, Sydney, Victoria | Comments Off



Australia’s first ever ‘MasterChef’ winner and resident cook on Channel Nine’s Today Show, Julie Goodwin, has partnered with Captain Cook Cruises and will be holding three cooking demonstrations for passengers onboard the 4 night Murray River cruise departing Monday 10 June, 2013.

In July 2009, Julie Goodwin, wife and mother of three boys, took out the title as Australia’s first ever ‘Masterchef’. Since then Julie’s life has been a whirlwind. Julie wrote her first cookbook, ‘Our family table’ which went immediately to No 1 where it stayed for over 10 weeks and is one of Australia’s largest selling cook books ever.

Julie also became a regular columnist for the Australian’s Women’s Weekly, and resident cook on Channel Nine’s Today Show. She also fronted her own cooking show Home Cooked!

When this unique opportunity to cook on the paddle wheeler, PS Murray Princess, presented itself Julie thought it was too good to pass up.

‘I’m so looking forward to working with Captain Cook Cruises and visiting the beautiful Murray River again. I’ll be creating some delicious dishes using the amazing produce from the South Australia region, and it will be great meeting the passengers and having some fun in the kitchen with them. I am also excited to have the opportunity to partake in the cruise with my family.” says Julie.

Captain Cook Cruises is thrilled to have Julie as part of the team and are confident the cooking cruise will sell out.

“With just 120 places available on the cruise, food and wine lovers wishing to combine their passion with a visit to the Murray, a region famous for its food and wine, and the opportunity to meet Julie Goodwin, would need to move quickly to guarantee their place on board.” says Richard Doyle, Head of Sales and Marketing, Captain Cook Cruises.

The four nights Murray River cruises allows passengers to discover the beauty of the Murray River and secrets of Australian history and culture between the historic riverport of Mannum to Blanchetown.

Each day features exciting day trips to historic ports, sacred Aboriginal sites, a sheep station and woolshed, a native wildlife shelter and vineyard and cellar door tasting.
The scenery is picturesque as the Murray Princess cruises past towering limestone cliffs, through picturesque gorges and along riverbanks lined with mallee scrub, red gum forests and century old stone causeways.

The four night Julie Goodwin Cooking Cruise departs from Mannum on Monday June 10, 2013 at 4.30pm, returning to Mannum on Friday June 14 at 9.00am. Prices start from AU$1299.00 per person, twin share.

Passengers also have the option to stay onboard and extend to a seven night cruise and visit the region between Walkers Flat and Murray Bridge, including a tour to the Barossa Valley and its wineries. The seven night cruise returns Monday, 17 June 2013 at 9.00am and with prices starting from an extra $600 per person twin share, that’s a total price from $1899 for seven nights.

Prices include all meals, accommodation, three cooking demonstrations by Julie Goodwin, most tours, scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or onsite car parking and all onboard facilities including the use of two spas, two saunas, sun deck, two bars, two lounges, single sitting dining saloon and entertainment.

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