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Welcome Aboard the PS Murray Princess

The PS Murray Princess is the largest inland paddle wheeler in the southern hemisphere. Built specifically for the Murray River, it has all the character and charm of yesteryear.

The vessel has 60 cabins and staterooms, which can accommodate up to 120 passengers. Each features an ensuite and comes with electric blankets, soap, shampoo, hairdryers, towels and daily servicing.

In addition to the suites, the PS Murray Princess also has five passenger decks named after some of the region’s great pioneers, Sturt, Cadell, Randell and Chaffey, plus the Sun Deck.

The lounge features a majestic view of the paddlewheel in action through its two-storey viewing window. Guests can access the upper and lower lounge areas by a classic brass and mahogany spiral staircase.

The PS Murray Princess offers three, four and seven-night tours along, the iconic river system, each departing from the idyllic town of Mannum, located in the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region.

Vessel Features


WiFi available

Sun deck



Gift shop

Onboard Gym

Hair dryers provided

Two onboard bars

Tea & Coffee Facilities

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About the Boat

This amazing river cruise boat is a true inland paddle-wheeler, purpose-built for the Murray River. This classic riverboat was designed as a modern romantic representative of a riverboat similar to hundreds of such vessels that used to trade up and down the Murray River. These days most Murray River vessels have imitation paddles, however, this boat boast authentic, massive stern-propelled paddlewheels used to cruise the river.

Catering to 120 passengers, the boat offers passengers a unique river boat small ship cruise on the Murray River. Join only the finest Captains and crew who are passionate about what they do and are delighted to share with you their knowledge and stories. Onboard the paddle wheeler the dining saloon is spacious with a character and charm of yesteryear. The paddle wheeler will offer you a relaxed and informal experience coupled with the warmth and friendliness so unique to a Murray River cruise.

Dining aboard includes delicious seasonal menus, including local, fresh produce. Salmon, scotch fillet, chicken, quiche, lamb shanks, and pork cutlets – you’ll have the option to enjoy them all in the Dining Room on the Sturt Deck. Each meal is accompanied by coffee or tea. There is also a Captain’s Dinner and buffet dining, with a special campfire barbecue on the banks of the Murray River during the 4 and 7-night cruises. All special dietary and allergy information must be advised. Where possible, staff will endeavour to meet your requests. As a guide, we regularly cater to Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Diabetic and non-Seafood passengers.

Gym, two bars, two lounges, single-sitting dining saloon; speed boat; gift shop, library, and video/DVD; lift (Randell, Cadell & Sturt Decks only); free Wi-Fi, guest laundry, and 24-hour tea and coffee facilities. Please be advised that the sun deck, all cabins, and public rooms are non-smoking.

Smoking is permitted in designated areas of the outside decks only. As a courtesy to your fellow passengers, please refrain from smoking pipes and cigars. Cigarettes are not sold on board. Smoking areas are restricted to the Sturt Deck in front of the bar area and the Randell Deck forward deck.

The boat has 60 cabins and staterooms each with a private bathroom ensuite, electric blankets, soap, shampoo, hairdryers, air-conditioning, towels, and daily servicing. Each cabin is approximately 12 sq 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. View the deck plan.

Staterooms (6) spacious Staterooms are located on the Randell and Cadell decks. Each stateroom offers a queen bed (four have an extra single bed) and opens onto the outside deck walkway. Minibars, fridges, and tea and coffee-making facilities are also included.

Outside Cabins (45) 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 (9) 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.

Getting around the Murray Princess
The PS Murray Princess has five passenger decks. All decks are accessible by stairwells of approximately 10 to 14 steps. A lift services three decks – Randell, Cadell, and Sturt Decks.

Public Rooms
The following public rooms are situated on decks with lift access:

  • Dining Room and Bar: Located on Sturt Deck
  • Paddlewheel Lounge: Situated at the stern of the vessel over two levels. The lower lounge is situated on Randell Deck and includes gift shop and café and the upper lounge is situated on Cadell Deck The following public rooms are situated on decks without lift access:
  • Laundry and Gym: Located on Chaffey Deck and are only accessible by stairwells
  • Sun deck: Located on the upper deck and is only accessible by a steep shallow set of stairs

Accessible Cabins
The Murray Princess has four cabins specially designed for wheelchairs. Two cabins feature twin beds and two feature a double bed and a single bed. Please note the images above show one of the accessible cabins.
Special Features:

  • Wheelchair access doors and bathrooms
  • Continuous level bathrooms
  • Telephone contact with 24hr emergency numbers
  • Handrails
  • Hand-held shower
  • 2 mirrors in the bathroom – one at normal height, one at wheelchair height
  • All cabins have shower chairs and other equipment is available on request
  • Height of beds 60 cm from floor to top of the mattress to enable passengers to slide off the chair onto the bed with no difficulty.

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