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Christmas in July Fun on the Murray Princess

March 15, 2017 River Cruising No Comments Email Email

Get your Christmas fix early with Captain Cook Cruises celebrating Christmas in July on-board the PS Murray Princess on all three, four and seven night Murray River cruises between 7 July and 27 July, 2017.

The Christmas in July cruises combine the popular three, four and seven-night cruise itineraries with Christmas in July festivities including atraditional Christmas Dinner or lunch, a range of Christmas themed activities and games, Christmas music, egg nog, and a visit from Santa with presents for all the guests.

In between celebrating Christmas its full steam ahead down the mighty Murray River as guests discover Australian history, culture, and wildlife on the newly refurbished PS Murray Princess, a modern replica of the paddle wheelers that cruised the Murray in the 1800’s.

Sit back in one of two cosy paddlewheel lounges, displaying views of the working paddle wheel, and enjoy the winter enchantment and beauty of the river as the Murray Princess cruises past towering limestone cliffs, through picturesque gorges and along riverbanks lined with mallee scrub and red gum forests.

Each day features exciting day trips to historic ports, sacred Aboriginal sites, a sheep station and woolshed, a native wildlife shelter and guided nature walks to learn about the ecology of the river.

Follow the food and wine trail for tastings at several vineyards and cellar doors or sample some local food and wine with tastings in the Sturt Dining Room and learn more about the Murray and Riverland regions and their produce.

Get up close to the river, its 20-million-year-old cliffs and amazing plant and birdlife including darters, herons, pelicans and egrets on the ‘Dragon-Fly’ Flat Bottomed Boat vessel.

Join the Captain for a general inspection of the wheelhouse, participate in a lively music quiz, play some bocce on the riverbank or relax with some fishing off the ship.

Food is another highlight of the cruise and in addition to a traditional Christmas Dinner or lunch, there is a spectacular Captain’s dinner and dance,a hearty hot buffet breakfast each morning, a two-course or buffet lunch each day and a three-course or buffet dinner each evening.

The three night Christmas in July Discovery Cruise departs Mannum at 430pm on Friday July 7th, 14th and 21st and Early Bird Saver (EBS) fares start from $803.00 per person twin share.

The four night Christmas in July Outback Heritage Cruise departs Mannum at 4.30pm on Monday July 10th, 17th and 24th and EBS fares start from $1099 per person twin share.

The seven night Christmas in July Murraylands & Wildlife Cruise combines the three and four-night cruise and departs Mannum at 4.30pm on the above dates and EBS fares start from $1639 per person twin share.

Prices include accommodation, all meals, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, onboard presentations, onboard WiFi, the Captain’s Dinner and Cocktail Party, live entertainment, use of ship’s facilities including a sauna, spa, sun deck, bar, two lounges, restaurant and mini gymnasium and complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or car-parking in Mannum.

Complimentary return coach transfers are included from selected Adelaide Hotels and from the Adelaide Central Bus Station and a Mannum to Adelaide Airport coach transfer service is now operating post cruise for disembarking Murray Princess guests flying out of Adelaide.

Secure car parking is also offered in Mannum for those guests who choose to drive themselves to Mannum and bookings are essential.

Private car transfers for up to four people are also available from and to Adelaide CBD to Mannum and return to Adelaide Airport for $143 per person each way, based on two people travelling.

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