PS Emmylou Cruises

Welcome Aboard the PS Emmylou

This majestic vessel is the world’s only wood-fired cruising paddle steamer offering regular scheduled accommodated river cruises. PS Emmylou offers one to four-night boutique tours along the picturesque Murray River.

It departs from the Upper Murray regional town of Echuca, which is located about two-and-a-half hours north of Melbourne. PS Emmylou was recently relaunched as Australia’s most luxurious inland river cruise, following an extensive refurbishment.

Guests are treated to luxury cabins with private ensuites, while each cruise includes all meals and onshore tours. The steamer, powered by a restored Marshall and Sons engine, has just eight rooms, accommodating a maximum of 16 people.

PS Emmylou was named after American country singer Emmylou Harris, who has even taken a trip aboard the vessel. The paddle steamer also featured in the Australian TV series All The Rivers Run, starring Sigrid Thornton, in which it was named PS Providence.

Vessel Features

8 Cabins

Twin Single, Double/Queen

Onboard bar

Dining on deck

Ensuites

Hair dryers

Airconditioned

Daily Servicing

WiFi available

Tea & Coffee Facilities

Emmylou Cruises

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About the PS Emmylou

Facilities

On the Emmylou there are just 8 cabins and a maximum of 16 passengers you can be sure of excellent attention and service form friendly and professional crew. Perfect for a small group that wants to have the boat to themselves. All river journey cruises are fully inclusive of all meals and onshore tours. Restaurant, bar, under the stars deck dining, AC 240 volt power, Free Wi-Fi, on-board account for drinks and souvenirs, hair dryers, air conditioning /heating, tea and coffee facilities.

Dining

Dinning is open air, allowing you to enjoy the experience of cruising. Our onboard Chef takes full advantage of our rich and diverse bounty of fresh, local ingredients to fashion uniquely Australian dishes whilst our staff charm you with friendly local hospitality and attentive service. All meals are fully inclusive of your tour price and most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice. The bar stocks a range of drinks for purchase to enjoy with your meal.

About the P.S. Emmylou

The Paddle Steamer Emmylou is one of the most recognisable and iconic paddlesteamers along the Murray River, Echuca. The PS Emmylou is the only wood fired paddlesteamer in the world offering regular overnight cruising. Powered by a beautifully restored 1906 Marshall and Sons steam engine. Fuelled by redgum logs the Emmylou exudes old-world charm whilst offering modern comfort in recently refurbished cabins.

The Emmylou was named after the country singer Emmylou Harris, the PS Emmylou has been host to thousands of people, delighting even her namesake during the late 1980s. Alongside the PS Pevensey, the PS Emmylou starred in the TV series ‘All the Rivers Run’ renamed for the TV series as the PS Providence. Step back in time and let Emmylou connect you to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine. You will enjoy riverside campfires, BBQ’s, winery visits, world heritage wetlands and cultural experience, all whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of Australia’s most famous river, the Murray!

Accommodation

The 8 cabins provide you with a choice of accommodation to suit you and your travel companion as well as your budget. All cabins have been recently refurbished, so they are all lovely. Emmlyou Cabin Plan

  • Main Deck Queen Bed, Private Ensuite (1 cabin)
  • Upper Deck Twin Beds, Private Ensuite (2 cabins)
  • Upper Deck Double Bed, Private Ensuite (2 cabins)
  • Upper Deck Queen Bed, Private Ensuite (2 cabins)
  • Emmylou Suite Double Bed, Private Ensuite (1 cabin)

Cabins have either twin, double or queen beds; individually controlled air conditioning units and private en-suite. Hair dryers are provided in each cabin. Tea and coffee making facilities are in the bar area.

The Upper Deck requires passengers to climb a staircase of 14 steps which are quite upright.

The vessel’s electricity is AC 240 volts, 50 cycle (standard electrical power used in Australia). Free Wifi is available in your cabin and around the vessel. Ask the crew for details onboard.

As Emmylou has no laundry, passengers are asked to hang their towels on the racks provided in your cabin to allow them to dry. Towels are changed on request.

Smoking is not permitted on the PS Emmylou.

 

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