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Cruise Murray River’s Winter Wonderland and save 25%

April 7, 2014 Cruise Deals No Comments Email Email

Captain Cook Cruises is offering 25% off Murray River cruises, with their Winter Sun sale from June to August 2014. Passengers can discover the winter enchantment and beauty of the Murray River and the taste sensations of the Murray’s food and wine trail with prices starting from as little $674 per person.

The cruise experience starts with the ship itself. The PS Murray Princess is a modern replica of the paddle wheelers that cruised the Murray in the 1800’s. The PS Murray Princess has two spacious, yet cosy paddlewheel lounges featuring polished wood and gold trimmings, an elegant spiral staircase and spectacular two-story glass windows of the working paddle wheel.

Sit back in the warm paddlewheel lounges and enjoy the amazing views as the Murray Princess cruises past towering limestone cliffs, through picturesque gorges and along riverbanks lined with mallee scrub and red gum forests. PS Murray Princess Paddle Wheel

Winter birdlife on the Murray River includes an abundance of Australian favourites including Swans, Swamp Hens and Wood Ducks and their young. Plant life is also thriving with Lignum bushes flowering and rushes and reeds getting a vibrant green colour to them. Led by on-shore guides passengers can enjoy nature walks, eco-tours and learn about the thriving ecology of the river.

Each day features an exciting day trip to historic ports, sacred Aboriginal sites, a sheep station and woolshed and a native wildlife shelter.

Follow the food and wine trial for tastings at a number of vineyards and cellar doors, and in the evening, an Aussie-style campfire barbecue on the riverbank one night.

The Winter Sun sale is valid for travel 02 June to 29 August 2014 and on sale until 29 August 2014.

The three nights Discovery Cruise departs Mannum every Friday at 4.30pm and Winter Sun prices start from $674 per person twin share, normally $899 per person.

The four nights Outback Heritage Cruise departs Mannum every Monday at 4.30pm and Winter Sun prices start from $922 per person twin share, normally $1229 per person.

The seven nights Murraylands and Wildlife Cruise departs Mannum every Friday and Monday at 4.30pm and Winter Sun prices start from $1387 per person twin share, normally $1849 per person.

As an extra bonus Captain Cook Cruises will celebrate Christmas in July on the three night Murray River cruise departing 11 July,2014. A range of Christmas festivities will take place including a traditional Christmas dinner and passenger Christmas Carol sing along.

Prices include all meals, accommodation, most tours, scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or onsite car parking, the use of a spa and sauna, gym, sun deck, two bars, two lounges, single sitting dining saloon and entertainment.

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