Book a three, four or seven-night Murray River cruise more than 60 days prior to departure and save up to 15% with Captain Cook Cruises ‘Early Booking Saver’ (EBS) fares.
These historic cruises start with the vessel itself, the PS Murray Princess. Finished with polished wood and gold trimmings and featuring a winding staircase, full-length windows and a paddlewheel encased in glass, the Murray Princess replicate’s the paddlewheelers that first cruised the Murray in the 1800’s.
Then cruise down the Murray River for incredible terrain, wildlife and Australian history, culture and adventure.
Bird watchers will love the abundance of Australian birds along the Murray River including Swans, Swamp Hens and Wood Ducks and their young.
Each day features exciting day trips to historic ports and guided nature walks to learn about the ecology of the river. The four and seven-night cruise visits a sacred Aboriginal site, sheep station and woolshed and a native wildlife shelter.
Follow the food and wine trail for tastings at several vineyards and cellar doors or sample some local food and wine with tastings in the Sturt Dining Room and learn more about the Murray and Riverland regions and their produce.
Get up close to the river, its 20-million-year-old cliffs and amazing plant and birdlife including darters, herons, pelicans and egrets on the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat.
Join the Captain for a general inspection of the wheelhouse, participate in a lively music quiz, play some bocce on the riverbank or relax with some fishing off the vessel.
On-board sit back in one of two air-conditioned paddlewheel lounges and watch the working paddle- wheel through a spectacular two-story glass window while enjoying the amazing views as the Murray Princess cruises past towering limestone cliffs and along riverbanks lined with mallee scrub and red gum forests.
Food is another highlight of the cruise. Indulge a hearty hot buffet breakfast each morning, a two-course or buffet lunch each day and a three-course or buffet dinner each evening. There is a spectacular Captain’s dinner and dance to enjoy and even an Aussie-style barbecue dinner and bush dance on the river bank.
The three nights Discovery Cruise travels between Walkers Flat and Murray Bridge and departs every Friday at 4.30pm with Early Booking Saver (EBS) fares starting from AU$803.00 per person, twin share. An exciting new onshore tour from Murray Bridge to the Monarto Zoo is available at a price of $60.00 per person (pre-bookings essential).
The four nights Outback Heritage Cruise travels between Mannum and Blanchetown and departs every Monday at 4.30pm and EBS fares start from AU$1099.00 per person, twin share.
The seven nights Murraylands and Wildlife Cruise travels between Blanchetown and Murray Bridge and departs every Friday and Monday at 4.30pm with EBS fares starting from AU$1639.00 per person, twin share including a complimentary Barossa Wine & Heritage tour.
The seven night Upper Murraylands Cruise explores the northern area of the Murray River from Mannum to Morgan, before returning to Mannum and departs 11th August, 15th September, 13th October and 10th November, 2017 and 12th January, 16th February and 16th March, 2018. EBS fares start from $1902 per person twin share.
Prices include accommodation, all meals, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, onboard presentations, onboard Wi-Fi, the Captain’s Dinner and Dance, live entertainment, use of the sauna, spa, sun deck, bar, two lounges, restaurant and mini gymnasium and complimentary scenic coach transfers from and to Adelaide or secure car parking in Mannum and post cruise coach transfer to Adelaide airport.
Private car transfers for up to four people are also available from and to Adelaide CBD to Mannum and return to Adelaide Airport for $143 per person each way, based on two people travelling.
For further information visit www.murrayprincess.com.au