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Country Music Cruise on the Murray River (Feb 2024)

A beloved river tour with a unique musical twist!

Enjoy great country music with friends on the beautiful Murray Princess paddlewheeler. Enjoy wine and wilderness by day, then dance the night away with a great variety of nightly entertainment on board.

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About this holiday

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Enjoy a warm and welcoming on-board atmosphere

3 Night Country Cruisin' Special Event Highlights and Inclusions:

  • Friday night entertainment
  • Saturday night 'Country Cruisin’ Music Show, featuring Dave Freeman, including hits from Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, John Denver, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley and many more!
  • Music Quiz (with great prizes to win)
  • Game of Bocce on the riverbank
  • Sunday night entertainment and music performed by our special guest
  • Free time to explore the township of Murray Bridge or take a tour of the historic Roundhouse
  • Optional Monarto Safari Park Wildlife Tour on Saturday departing Murray Bridge (additional cost)
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat cruise
  • Optional Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour at the conclusion of the cruise (additional cost)
  • Riverland food & wine tasting (A tasting of 2 Reds & 2 White wines & local produce)


  • 3 Night Murray River Cruise
  • All meals (table d’hote and a la carte menus)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks & eco-excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Live entertainment


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Inside Cabin, 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


3 Night Music Cruise departs Mannum on Friday 16 February 2024 at 4:30 pm and returns to Mannum on Monday 19 February 2024 at 9:00 am.

  • Inside cabins from $1,399* per person twin share / $1,879 solo
  • Outside cabins from $1,799 per person twin share / $2,439 solo
  • Staterooms from $2,349 per person twin share / $3,209 solo

*Pricing for Inside Cabin based on 2 x Single Beds.



Mid-afternoon, the Murray Princess departs historic Mannum and heads downriver. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and cocktails (own expense) from the Sturt Bar along with an introduction to your crew who will look after you for the duration of your cruise. Also meet our guest entertainer Dave Freeman and enjoy his music during your Welcome Dinner as we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Mundurra.


Departing Mundurra early, we head downriver where we moor alongside the township of Murray Bridge. In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built here 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 to Monarto Safari Park*. A shuttle bus is available to the main street of Murray Bridge or if you’d prefer, take a walk across the bridge or a leisurely stroll along the pleasant river front lawns and area. Tonight, we will moor at Salt Bush Flat and after dinner, Dave will thrill you with his Country Cruisin’ Music Show which includes hits from Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, John Denver, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley and many more!


After a delicious breakfast, join the First Officer at the gangway for a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat. Depart late morning and enjoy a regional Riverland/Murrayland local food and wine tasting presentation in the Sturt Dining Room. During lunch we will continue cruising downriver with time to relax and enjoy the on-board facilities. Catch up with friends over a coffee or a drink and reminisce about last night’s entertainment whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery. This afternoon we will moor at River View Lodge (near Piggy Flat/ Coolcha) where the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat awaits you. Travel in small, personalised groups and explore the river, getting up close to the 20-million-year-old limestone cliffs and view the amazing birdlife, including darters, herons and egrets that inhabit the areas along river’s edge. This afternoon, enjoy a fun game of bocce on the riverbank or try your hand at fishing. Tonight, join your fellow guests for a delicious final night dinner and more great music and songs from Dave.


We depart Riverview Lodge early in the morning while enjoying breakfast in the Sturt Dining Room before docking at the Mannum Wharf.

This is a sample special event itinerary and is subject to change due to weather, water levels and other operational requirements. Murray Princess reserves the right to amend itineraries and tours without notice.



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.Coach transfers are available to/from the Adelaide CBD as well as a return to Adelaide Airport.

  • Coach Transfers from Adelaide to Mannum and return $100 per person

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. Car parking is available at Mannum (advise at time of booking if required)

  • Secure car parking in Mannum (3 days) $45 per vehicle
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