Need to get away for a short relaxing break? Departing on a Friday, this all-inclusive 'long weekend' cruise has a new itinerary as it explores the Murray River. Sit back, relax and enjoy watching the scenery float by.
Departing on selected Fridays in August and September 2020, this new 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!
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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 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 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.
Please note this special offer is subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.
VALID FOR SALE UNTIL SOLD OUT for the following cruise departures:
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.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf at 10:00am.
Cruise departs Mannum on selected Fridays at 4:30pm and returns to Mannum on Mondays at 10:00am.
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.
Subject to availability – pre-bookings are essential. Complimentary car parking is available at Mannum (advise at time of booking if required)
Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.
Valid for NEW bookings only. Limited Availability – A select number of rooms have been set aside for this promotion. Once these cabins have been sold prices revert to Standard Brochure Fares. Cabin Types: Discount only applicable on Inside & Outside Cabins. Not available with any other special offers (eg Captain’s Club). Savings apply to cruise fares only - they do not apply to other fees/charges including but not limited to transfers, shore excursions, pre/post accommodation, fuel surcharges, government taxes or other fees as applied from time to time