4 Night Murray Princess New Year’s Eve Cruise 2024 MR4NYE

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$1,949 Per Person
Deposit From Only
$390 Per Person
Departs Mannum
Returns Mannum
Departure Date 30 Dec 2024
Group Size 120

4 Night Murray Princess New Year’s Eve Cruise 2024

Cruise Departs Monday 30 December 2024

As the Admiral says, “Always start the way you plan to finish”. What better way to bring in the new year than aboard the PS Murray Princess for 4 nights on the New Year’s Eve Cruise? Celebrate a unique Australian New Year’s Eve on the mighty Murray River. As the sun sets on another year, we celebrate with a spectacular New Year’s Eve Dinner aboard Murray Princess.

The 4 Night New Year’s Eve Special Event Cruise includes:

  • Depart historic Mannum
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Spectacular New Year’s Eve dinner and celebrations
  • Visit the cellar door at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Take a walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (Gold coin donation at entry)
  • See the towering sandstone cliffs at the Big Bend
  • Watch the Sunnydale Woolshed Show & go to the Native Wildlife Shelter
  • Enjoy a riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Go on a Nocturnal Tour in a comfortable purpose-built cart where you may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats and owls (optional – additional cost)
  • Enjoy a Bush Tucker Breakfast (optional – additional cost)
  • Explore the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites with an expert local guide
  • Delight in a scenic tender boat ride
  • Optional Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour after the cruise (additional cost)
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Highlights

  • Depart historic Mannum
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • New Year’s Eve dinner and celebrations
  • Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum
  • Big Bend
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show & go to the Native Wildlife Shelter
  • Enjoy a riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Nocturnal Tour
  • Enjoy a Bush Tucker Breakfast
  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites
  • Optional Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour

Inclusions

  • New Year’s Eve Dinner festivities and dancing
  • All meals (table d’hote and a la carte menus)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks & eco-excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of gym
  • Live entertainment
  • 24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar
  • Lift access from Randell Deck to Sturt Deck
  • Book your return coach transfers from Adelaide or return to the Adelaide Airport or car parking in Mannum (additional cost bookings essential)

Tour Pricing

This is a special event cruise and special event fares apply. All prices are per person.

Twin ShareSingleTriple
Inside Cabin$1,949$2,736N/A
Outside Cabin$2,549$3,606$2,069
Stateroom$3,249$4,621$2,616

^Outside Cabins and Staterooms can accommodate an extra person based on 1 double bed and 1 single bed, but availability is limited.

The above fares are based on cabins with 2 x single beds. Inside and Outside Cabins with a double bed incur a surcharge (no surcharge applies for Staterooms).

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.

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    Itinerary

    Cruise departs Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum on Monday 30 December 2024 at 4:30 pm and returns to Mannum the following Friday 3 January 2025 at 9:00 am.

    • 1 MONDAY 30 DECEMBER 2024

      Mid-afternoon the Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads upriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

      As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Caurnamont, 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.

    • 2 TUESDAY 31 DECEMBER 2024 (NEW YEAR’S EVE)

      Daybreak and it’s time for the keen photographers to be out to capture the special light and the morning movement of wildlife. Prolific birdlife includes pelicans, wrens and swans.

      Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown hrough one of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of the river’s water.

      This afternoon we moor opposite the township of Blanchetown for our overnight anchorage, and to visit Burk Salter Boutique Winery for wine tasting at the cellar door which is fitted out with beautiful red gum bars.

      Tonight, we celebrate the year of 2024 and welcome in 2025 with a spectacular New Year’s Eve Dinner and celebrations.

    • 3 WEDNESDAY 1 JANUARY 2025 (NEW YEAR’S DAY)

      After breakfast we cruise downriver to picturesque Swan Reach. The town was first settled in the 1850s, was originally the largest of five sheep and cattle stations in the area and is now home to native flower and fruit growers.

      When we arrive at Sunnydale, it’s all ashore for the Woolshed Show as we recreate typical Australian woolshed history. Later we visit the Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia’s most interesting native animals are cared for.

      And then of course, there is the great Aussie Barbecue – cooked and served in a bush setting on the banks of the mighty Murray river.

      Optional tour: Sunnydale Nocturnal Tour. Additional cost and bookings can be made on board through your Guest Services Attendant.

    • 4 THURSDAY 2 JANUARY 2025

      After an optional early morning Bush Tucker Breakfast* or bush walk with the Captain, the vessel cruises slowly downriver past magnificent cliffs scoured by the river over millions of years.

      We reach Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, for a step back in time – tens of thousands of years – for a guided boardwalk tour to view ancient rock carvings and to learn about Aboriginal history in the area.

      We return to the vessel to cruise downriver to Younghusband. Along the way, adventure seekers can also take a scenic tender boat ride.

      Tonight, join your fellow guests for a delicious final night dinner and enjoy the evening entertainment.

      *Optional tour: Bush Tucker Breakfast. Additional cost and bookings can be made on board through your Guest Services Attendant.

    • 5 FRIDAY 3 JANUARY 2025

      We leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After breakfast we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf.

      Post-Cruise Optional tour: Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour. Pre-bookings are essential, additional cost.

    • 6 OPTIONAL MONARTO SAFARI PARK WILDLIFE TOUR (additional cost):

      On arrival at Murray Bridge on Saturday (from 9.00 am), a coach will be waiting to transfer you to Monarto Safari Park, one of the largest open-range zoos in the world spanning more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 50 species of exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles. You will travel through part of the zoo and your guide will show you a snapshot of many of the zoo’s inhabitants including Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, White Rhinoceros, Cheetah, Lions, Hyena, and Wild Dogs. After the tour, you will return to Murray
      Bridge and re-board the Murray Princess in time for lunch at 11.25 am.

    • 7 OPTIONAL BAROSSA WINE AND HERITAGE TOUR (additional cost)

      Depart Mannum, and travel into the famous Barossa, Australia’s richest and best-known wine making region.

      Your first stop is at Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, where you will enjoy a light morning tea while taking in the breath-taking views over the vineyards. You will have the opportunity to participate in a structured wine tasting before departing and heading to Lambert Estate in Angaston for lunch. Enjoy a two-course lunch at Lambert Estate, incorporating fresh regional produce available in season. Pair this with a glass of wine (own cost) and take in the magnificent outlook from the deck of this popular vineyard.

      Next visit Seppeltsfield Barossa, established in 1851 and long been renowned fortified wines. On this short walking tour, visitors will learn about the founding Seppelt family history, the estate’s treasure trove of historical buildings, the underground blending cellar and the award-winning wines produced on site for over 170 years. Following the tour, a tasting of a fortified wine accompanied by an Owen Andrews Artisan Cuisine chocolate pecan brownie is included in a private setting.

      For those who choose to upgrade their experience at Seppelstfield, ‘A Taste of History Tour’ (additional cost) is available following the walking tour component of the Heritage Experience. Guests will be taken into an icon of wine history, the historic 1878 Centennial Cellar. Whilst in this jewel in the crown of the Seppeltsfield estate, guests will taste the legendary 100 year old Para Vintage Tawny. This is truly a once in a lifetime wine experience.

      Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you travel back through the picturesque Eden Valley. View the Murrayland flats from a top of Palmer hill as you descend into Mannum where you will re-board the Murray Princess, or journey back to Adelaide arriving at approximately 5:30pm or Adelaide Airport at approximately 6:00pm.

      Departs: 9.30am selected Mondays/Fridays from Mannum and concludes 5.30pm Mondays/Fridays in Adelaide CBD or 6pm at Adelaide Airport

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a sample special event itinerary and is subject to change without notice.

    4NYE CRUISE MAP Murray River Cruises

    Your 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
    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.

    Facilities
    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.

    Accommodation
    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.

    Additional Information

    Cruise Inclusions
    All meals (table d’hote and a la carte menus),  An exciting selection of onshore tours, Guided nature walks & eco excursions, Onboard presentations, Use of the gym, and Live entertainment. Not Included: Drinks, Optional tours & services, Coach Transfers, or Carparking.

    Accommodation
    The boat has 60 cabins and staterooms each with private bathroom ensuite, electric blankets, soap, shampoo, hairdryers, air-conditioning, towels, and daily servicing. Each cabin is approximately 12 sq meters. 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 a 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 60cm from floor to top of the mattress to enable passengers to slide off the chair onto the bed with no difficulty.

    Cruise Check-in
    You will require a Photo ID for each passenger (driver’s licence or passport), or some form of acceptable identification and your travel documents. Your travel is subject to the terms and conditions of the Passengers Cruise Contract, which you will complete when booking your cruise.

    Cruise Departure
    The Murray Princess cruises depart and return to Mannum at 4:30 pm. You can check in from 2.30 pm. Please ensure you arrive at the vessel no later than 4.00 pm. Please refer to your itinerary for boarding times and locations, note that special itineraries may have different departure and return information.

    Coach Transfer Departures
    Coach transfer must be pre-booked, at an additional cost. Coach Transfers depart from the below Adelaide CBD locations:

    • Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street Adelaide at 1:20 pm
    • Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square Adelaide at 1:30 pm
    • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street Adelaide at 1:35 pm
    • Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 27 Frome Street Adelaide at 1:35 pm
    • Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace Adelaide at 1:45 pm
    • The Terrace Hotel Adelaide, 208 South Terrace Adelaide at 2:00 pm

    Coach Transfer Returns
    Coach transfer must be pre-booked. Coach Transfers back to the below Adelaide locations departs Mannum at 9.30 am and arrives in Adelaide at approx. 11:00 am– 11:30amor 5:30 pm after optional Barossa Wine and Heritage tour:

    • Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street Adelaide
    • Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square Adelaide
    • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street Adelaide
    • Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 27 Frome Street Adelaide
    • Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace Adelaide
    • The Terrace Hotel Adelaide, 208 South Terrace Adelaide
    • Adelaide Airport (12:00pm / 6:00pm)

    You may choose to be transferred to the Adelaide Airport, your arrival time will be approximately 12:00 pm or 6:00 pm. Please allow at least 3 hours after arrival for your flights to allow for possible delays getting to the airport.

    PLEASE NOTE: Departure and return times may vary on a few of our Special Event Cruises. Please check your cruise itinerary for this information.

    Cruise Car Parking
    Park your vehicle in the car parking in front of the Murray Princess; after you have checked in and your luggage has been stowed on the vessel, our crew will direct you to the parking facilities. Please note every care will be taken but parking is at the passenger’s own risk. Car parking is subject to availability and pre-booking is required.

    Those who are self-driving can board from 2.30 pm.

    Car parking facilities are unable to accommodate caravans or motorhomes. Please contact the Mannum Caravan Park on (08) 8569 1402 to make a booking.

    Self-drive directions from Adelaide CBD to Mannum
    Travel on the South Eastern Freeway (National Highway M1) and take the Monarto Turnoff. Follow the signs to Mannum. When you arrive at Mannum, turn off Randell Street into Trewartha Street to Mary Ann Reserve. Park your vehicle in the car park in Mary Ann Reserve and proceed to check in on board the Murray Princess.

    Fitness To Travel
    The passenger warrants that they are physically fit and capable of undertaking the cruise. For full details please refer to the Passengers Cruise Contract and Guidelines for Limited Mobility and Fitness to Travel information. The Passenger Cruise Contract and Special Dietary & Allergy Information Form must be completed and returned along with your deposit or within 48 hours of full payment when booking online. Please retain a copy of this Passenger Cruise Contract for your personal reference.
    Travel Insurance is highly recommended.

    All Passengers: The Carrier reserves the right to refuse passage to a passenger, or to disembark a passenger, who has failed to give proper notice of physical disability, illness, or handicap requiring special care, attention, or treatment or who in the Carrier’s opinion is physically or mentally unfit for travel. Please refer to Clause 8 of the Passenger Cruise Contract.

    Download Guidelines for Limited Mobility and Fitness to Travel

    Onboard Food and Drinks
    Menus: Aboard the Murray Princess, and you will enjoy a seasonal menu, 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. *Menus are subject to change without notice.

    Drinks: A wide variety of drinks, including wine, beer, cocktails, aperitifs, and soft drinks, are available for purchase from the bar. There is a large range of wines from South Australian wineries, including Banrock Station, Burk Salter’s Winery, and Yalumba. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails are also available for you to enjoy.

    Special Dietary and Allergy Requirements Form
    All special dietary and allergy information must be advised by completing your Passenger Cruise Contract when your deposit is paid. Where possible, requests will be met. As a guide, chefs regularly cater to Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Diabetic and non-seafood passengers.

    A range of gluten-free products is carried on board the PS Murray Princess including gluten-free/dairy-free bread, a selection of breakfast cereals, gluten-free/dairy-free margarine, soy milk (light and regular), rice milk, a small selection of sweet biscuits, and rice crackers. All of our sauces and gravys’ are made on-board and thickened with gluten-free corn starch. These menus have been prepared for your enjoyment, so please do not hesitate to discuss these options with your waiting staff or Cruise Director. All menus are indicative and subject to change without notice.

    Sale Prices
    Sale prices will be listed on the website and are subject to availability at the time of booking. Discounts are off standard fare price only. Special Conditions and Important Information:

    • 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 or special offer unless otherwise stated.
    • Special prices, itineraries, and conditions may apply to all Sale Offers and Special Event Cruises.

    Booking Terms and Conditions
    Be aware that some confirmed bookings are not refundable if cancelled, and also may not be transferable to another date or otherwise changed. Alternatively, a change may only be permissible subject to payment of an additional fee or charge. Your entitlement to a refund for cancelled bookings is subject to the relevant Supplier’s terms and conditions. Please note that if we are entitled to a service fee for placing a booking, we will remain entitled to this fee if you cancel the booking or the Supplier fails to provide you with the Product for any reason (other than our default), including in an event of Force Majeure. We will be entitled to deduct our service fee from any refund we receive on your behalf before remitting the balance to you. Suppliers’ fees are outlined in their relevant terms and conditions.

    Please review the full Terms and Conditions and Schedule of Fees prior to making a booking.

    Supplier Terms and Conditions Cancellation Summary:
    Full payment is required 90 days from departure (conditions may vary for special offers, event cruises, or group bookings).
    All deposits are non-refundable. In addition to the loss of deposit: More than 60 days before departure – $50 per person. Between 30 and 60 days before departure – Loss of deposit. Between 15 and 30 days before departure – 50% of the total cost. Less than 14 days before departure – 100% of the total cost.

    Cruise Review

    Even better than expected. My best friend and I chose the 3 night river cruise as a way to spend time together while living in separate states. We expected it to be a quiet relaxing few days with lots of “oldies”. In fact we very active 70 year olds were by no means the youngest on board and , with all the activities on offer, we were kept very busy and met such a lot of interesting, fun people over the few days. The crew were friendly and professional, food was good if not adventurous, the scenery absolutely stunning and so varied, all viewed from our gorgeous home vessel the Murray Princess. Yes, the cabins are very basic and tiny but served the purpose. You do need to be tidy! We ladies had such a good time we are planning to take our husbands back for the 4 night trip. It is such an Aussie adventure. Ruth

    We did the 4 day Murray Princess cruise . The cruise is very relaxing with delicious food and very friendly staff. A great experience. The river is so beautiful. I hadn’t expected such gorgeous scenery. The boat was great, just big enough with several lounges. There wasn’t any over crowding in any part of the boat. The excursions were good too. The cabins although small were well set out and we didn’t have any problems with space. Beds were comfy. Only thing I can recommend is that the coffee shop be opened at 7am for us coffee lovers who love a good cappuccino first thing in the mornings. There was a coffee/tea station available 24 hours a day with biscuits and a big fruit basket which was appreciated. All in all a fabulous experience and I recommend everyone take a trip down the Murray River. Colleen

    Starting from Mannum for a Murray River Cruise on the Murray Princess. We had a great 4 night cruise on the Murray Princess last week. We especially liked the time we spent at the Sunnydale property checking out the sheep shearing display and going for a spotlighting tour around the property that night. The Murray Princess crew also put on a great BBQ and show as well. The crew were great in all areas of making sure of our comfort, entertain and food requirements. Judith C

    FAQs

    • Murray Princess departure, arrival and transfer information

      Coach Transfer Departures
      Coach transfer must be pre-booked. Coach Transfers depart from the below Adelaide CBD locations:

      • Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street Adelaide at 1:20pm
      • Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square Adelaide at 1:30pm
      • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street Adelaide at 1:35pm
      • Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 27 Frome Street Adelaide at 1:35pm
      • Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace Adelaide at 1:45pm
      • The Terrace Hotel Adelaide, 208 South Terrace Adelaide at 2:00pm

      Coach Transfer Returns
      Coach transfer must be pre-booked. Coach Transfers back to the below Adelaide locations, depart Mannum at 9.30 am and arrive in Adelaide at approx. 11:00 am– 11:30amor 5:30 pm after optional Barossa Wine and Heritage tour:

      • Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street Adelaide
      • Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square Adelaide
      • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street Adelaide
      • Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 27 Frome Street Adelaide
      • Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace Adelaide
      • The Terrace Hotel Adelaide, 208 South Terrace Adelaide
      • Adelaide Airport (12:00pm / 6:00pm)

      You may choose to be transferred to the Adelaide Airport, your arrival time will be approximately 12:00 pm or 6:00 pm. Please allow at least 3 hours after arrival for your flights to allow for possible delays getting to the airport.

      PLEASE NOTE: Departure and return times may vary on a few of our Special Event Cruises. Please check your cruise itinerary for this information.

      Cruise Car Parking
      Park your vehicle in the car parking in front of the Murray Princess; after you have checked in and your luggage has been stowed on the vessel, our crew will direct you to the parking facilities. Please note every care will be taken but parking is at the passenger’s own risk. Car parking is subject to availability and pre-booking is required.

      Those who are self-driving can board from 2.30 pm

      Car parking facilities are unable to accommodate caravans or motorhomes. Please contact the Mannum Caravan Park on (08) 8569 1402 to make a booking.

      Self-drive directions from Adelaide CBD to Mannum.
      Travel on the South Eastern Freeway (National Highway M1) and take the Monarto Turnoff. Follow the signs to Mannum. When you arrive at Mannum, turn off Randell Street into Trewartha Street to Mary Ann Reserve. Park your vehicle in the car park in Mary Ann Reserve and proceed to check in on board the Murray Princess.

    • I have limited mobility, is there anything I should know for the Murray Princess cruises?

      For the cruises on the P.S. Murray Princess you will have access to a lift if you are booking an outside or stateroom cabin. However if you are booking an inside cabin you will have to manage 10 stairs. The boat has accessibility access and walkways for walkers, wheel chairs and motorised wheelchairs. If you require further information please contact us to discuss.

    • Is there a doctor onboard?

      The ships crews do not include a doctor, however the ship’s Officers are trained in First Aid. There is no pharmacy onboard. Please ensure you bring adequate prescription medicines you may require.

    • Do I need to prove that I am fit enough to undertake a Murray Princess cruise?

      The passenger warrants that they are physically fit and capable of undertaking the cruise. For full details please ask our helpful sales team for more details.

    • Can we swim in the river?
      Yes. If you wish to swim in the river please seek advise from one of the deck staff as to the easiest and safest method of doing so.
    • Are my valuables safe?

      For your convenience valuables may be lodged with the Captain for safe keeping in the Captain’s safe. The company accepts no liability.

    • What will the weather be like?

      Rain or shine, waters on the Murray always make for smooth sailing. As a guide, expected seasonal temperatures range from 16-35 degrees Celsius during summer and 6-17 degrees Celsius during winter.

    • Can I smoke on the boat?

      Smoking is only permitted in the areas designated for smoking, such as the rear deck. As a courtesy to your fellow passengers please refrain from smoking pipes and cigars. Cigarettes are not sold onboard.

    • Is there electricity onboard the boats?

      The ships electricity is AC 240 volts 50 cycle (standard electrical power used in Australia). Hairdryers are provided on the cruises, how ever you are welcome to bring your own shavers and hairdryers if you wish.

    • What should I wear?

      During the day, sportswear and casual clothes are 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. During the evening smart casual wear is recommended – an open neck shirt and slacks for gentlemen and a dress, skirt and blouse or pants outfit 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 blocks. Sandals, low-heeled deck shoes and tennis shoes are most suitable on deck and for shore excursions.

    • How much baggage can I bring?

      Baggage is limited to what you can stow in your cabins, so you would be advised not to over pack. All bags must be clearly labelled with your name. Bags have to be handled by crew and we would appreciate a weight limit of 15 kg.

    • We have a special occasion to celebrate, what can you do for us?
      You may want to order a cake, champagne or make some other celebratory arrangement for that special occasion. Please give two weeks notice before sailing.
    • Can I get picked up for the Murray Princess by the bus at my hotel?

      Coach Transfer Departures
      Coach transfer must be pre-booked. Coach Transfers depart from the below Adelaide CBD locations:

      • Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street Adelaide at 1:20pm
      • Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square Adelaide at 1:30pm
      • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street Adelaide at 1:35pm
      • Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 27 Frome Street Adelaide at 1:35pm
      • Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace Adelaide at 1:45pm
      • The Terrace Hotel Adelaide, 208 South Terrace Adelaide at 2:00pm

      Coach Transfer Returns
      Coach transfer must be pre-booked. Coach Transfers back to the below Adelaide locations, depart Mannum at 9.30 am and
      arrive in Adelaide at approx. 11:00 am– 11:30amor 5:30 pm after optional Barossa Wine and Heritage tour:

      • Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street Adelaide
      • Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square Adelaide
      • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street Adelaide
      • Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 27 Frome Street Adelaide
      • Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace Adelaide
      • The Terrace Hotel Adelaide, 208 South Terrace Adelaide
      • Adelaide Airport (12:00pm / 6:00pm)

      You may choose to be transferred to the Adelaide Airport, your arrival time will be approximately 12:00 pm or 6:00 pm. Please allow at least 3 hours after arrival for your flights to allow for possible delays getting to the airport.

      PLEASE NOTE: Departure and return times may vary on a few of our Special Event Cruises. Please check your cruise itinerary for this information.

    • What do we do with special requests or dietary requirements?

      Once we leave the wharf these ships cannot obtain additional supplies or medicines. Special requests or dietary requirements must be advised to your booking agent as early as possible. Upon boarding please consult with your Cruise Director. Please also ensure you bring any prescription medication you may need.

    • Do I need to bring anything at check in?

      The following information is required at check-in: – Photo identification for each passenger (drivers license or passport) – Your cruise confirmation number (located on your e-ticket) – Your credit card (as security against your onboard Cabin account)