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3-night Murray River Discovery Cruise

Book early and save up to 20%

Need to get away for a short relaxing break? Departing on a Friday, this all-inclusive 'long weekend' itinerary is as relaxing and varied as they get! Sit back, relax and enjoy watching the scenery float by.

DURATION
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3 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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  • restaurantAll meals
  • local_activitySelected entry fees
  • airport_shuttleSelected transfers
  • local_barSelected drinks

About this holiday

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Watch the scenery float by from the deck of the PS Murray Princess

Book more than 90 days in advance & save between 10%* and 20%^ off standard fares

  • *Save up to 10% off standard fares for travel during the Peak months of March, April, May and September to December (excludes Staterooms).
  • ^Save up to 20% off standard fares for travel during the Off Peak months of June to August, January and February.

Scroll down to "travel dates" below for dates and pricing, or call 1300 414 198 for a quote.

This 3-night 'long-weekend' cruise travels upriver from the historic port of Mannum with overnight stops at Salt Bush Flat, Big Bend and River View Lodge.

During this cruise, you’ll be treated to delicious meals in the dining room prepared by the onboard Chef, join guided nature walks, watch a very entertaining typical Australian woolshed show, partake in a small boat wildlife tour, enjoy a riverside great Aussie Barbecue and much, much more.

The new itinerary also offers the option of taking a new Dark Sky Night Tour to the internationally recognised Dark Sky Reserve to observe the stars of the Milky Way with night viewing binoculars and telescopes. An amazing experience not to be missed!

While on the 3-night cruise, you'll have the opportunity to...

  • Depart historic Mannum
  • Explore the township of Murray Bridge or take a tour of the historic Roundhouse
  • Take a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat
  • Taste Riverland food & wine (a tasting of 2 reds & 2 white wines plus local produce)
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat
  • Optional Monarto Safari Park Wildlife Tour on Saturday departing Murray Bridge (optional - extra cost)
  • Optional Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour at conclusion of cruise (optional - extra cost)

While on board, you'll enjoy...

  • Relaxing in one of the two lounges, with spectacular scenery views
  • Hanging out on the Sun Deck at the top of the vessel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Delicious a la carte lunches
  • Dining each evening with fellow passengers
  • Onboard entertainment

Inclusions

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  • Complimentary return coach transfers from and to selected Adelaide CBD Hotels OR complimentary car parking* is available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals (table d’hote and a-la-carte menus)
  • Guided nature walks and eco excursions
  • On-board presentations
  • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar

Accommodation

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Inside cabin on the PS Murray Princess

The PS Murray Princess has 60 cabins and staterooms each with private bathroom ensuite, electric blankets, soap, shampoo, towels, hairdryers and daily servicing. Each cabin is approximately 12sq metres. Four of the outside cabins and their ensuite bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Two cabins located on Randell Deck are opposite the lift for easy access to the dining and lounge decks.

Outside Cabin:

Outside cabins are located on Randell and Cadell Decks and the majority of these cabins have twin bedding with limited double bedded cabins available. Each outside cabin opens onto the outside deck walkway with picture windows to view the passing scenery.

Inside Cabin:

Inside cabins are located on the lower Chaffey Deck and open onto a wide inside passageway. Inside cabins offer twin bedding with limited double bedded cabins available and have portholes facing the outside. Inside Cabins are accessed via stairs, there is no lift access to this deck.

Travel dates

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Please note this special offer is subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

Inside Cabin:

  • Twin Share - Early booking saver fare from $836 per person (usually $1045pp)
  • Sole Use - Early booking saver fare from $1137 (usually $1421)

Outside Cabin:

  • Twin Share - Early booking saver fare from $1108 per person (usually $1385)
  • Sole Use - Early booking saver fare from $1507 (usually $1884)

Departure Dates

  • 14, 21 May 2021
  • 4, 11 June 2021
  • 2*, 9*, 23*, 30 July 2021
  • 6, 27 August 2021
  • 3 September 2021
  • 1, 8, 22 October 2021
  • 12 November 2021
  • 7, 14 January 2022
  • 18 March 2022
  • 8, 15*, 29 April 2022
  • 20 May 2022
  • 3 June 2022
  • 1*, 8*, 22*, 29 July 2022
  • 5 August 2022
  • 2, 16, 30 September 2022
  • 7, 21 October 2022
  • 18 November 2022
  • 13, 27 January 2023
  • 24 February 2023
  • 17, 24, 31 March 2023

*Special event cruises

Itinerary

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This is a sample itinerary only and is subject to change due to weather, water levels and other operational requirements. Captain Cook Cruises reserves the right to amend itineraries and tours without notice.

FRIDAY:

Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads downriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Mundurra, you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises, egrets and many other species. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.

SATURDAY:

In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built at Edwards Crossing, which quickly became the bustling township of Murray Bridge. After a hearty breakfast, choose to join a guided tour of the town’s historic landmarks and local attractions or go on a wildlife tour at Monarto Safari Park (additional cost).

Those who choose to experience Monarto Safari Park will arrive back on board the Murray Princess in time for lunch then join us in the Sturt Dining Room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the Riverland. This afternoon, we continue our journey upriver and tonight we moor at Salt Bush Flat. After dinner, enjoy being entertained by our talented crew.

SUNDAY:

This morning, join a guided nature walk where our guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna. It’s a great way to get in a little exercise before the PS Murray Princess departs and cruises downriver.

Near Fromms Landing, we turn and head downriver to River View Lodge (near Piggy Flat / Coolcha) where your discovery vessel awaits for a wildlife tour. Travelling in small, personalised groups, we explore the maze of the river and the birdlife is amazing. Watch for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river’s muddy edges. The afternoon offers a choice of bocce or fishing challenges before a delicious final night dinner in the Sturt Dining Room.

MONDAY:

After breakfast we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf at 10:00am.

Questions

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Cruise departs Mannum on selected Fridays at 4:30pm and returns to Mannum on Mondays at 10:00am.

DRESS:

During the day, sportswear and casual clothing is suggested. We kindly ask that you do not wear bathing suits, singlets or brief attire in public rooms and lounges, especially in the dining room. Footwear is requested in both the dining room and lounges at all times. During the evening, smart casual wear is recommended – an open neck shirt and trousers for gentlemen and a dress, skirt or pants and blouse for the ladies. At the Captains Dinner on the final night of the cruise, a jacket and tie would not be out of place for gentlemen and a cocktail dress or pants outfit for the ladies. Be sure to bring a sun visor or hat, sunglasses and good sun block/sun screen. Sandals, low-heeled deck shoes and tennis shoes are most suitable on-deck and for onshore excursions.

ADELAIDE COACH TRANSFERS:

Subject to availability – pre-bookings are essential. Complimentary coach transfers are available to/from the Adelaide CBD as well as a return to Adelaide Airport. Please refer to the Adelaide Coach Transfers Map for selected hotel pick-up locations and times in your Murray Princess Passenger Cruising Guide.

PRIVATE CAR TRANSFERS:

Additional charges apply and pre-bookings are essential. Private car transfers are available to/from the Adelaide CBD as well as a return to Adelaide Airport.

CAR PARKING:

Subject to availability – pre-bookings are essential. Complimentary car parking is available at Mannum (advise at time of booking if required)

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply. Please enquire for more information.

For travel until 31st March 2023.

Book more than 90 days in advance & save between 10%* and 20%^ off standard fares.

Special Conditions and Important Information:

  • *Save up to 10% off standard fares for travel during the Peak months of March, April, May and September to December (excludes Staterooms).
  • ^Save up to 20% off standard fares for travel during the Off Peak months of June to August, January and February.
  • Limited availability - a select number of cabins have been set aside for this special fare.
  • Once these cabins have been sold, prices revert to Standard Fares.
  • Valid for new bookings only.
  • Savings apply to cruise fares only - they do not apply to other fees/charges including onboard drinks & services, onshore tours, pre/post accommodation or other fees/surcharges that may be applied from time to time.
  • Not valid with any other discount of special offer unless otherwise stated.
  • Early Booking Saver Fares may not be available for some Special Event Cruises. Special prices, itineraries and conditions may apply to all Special Event Cruises.