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Hot August Nights Music Cruise with Neil Diamond is back for 2018!!!

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After a successful inaugural sailing, Captain Cook Cruises, “Hot August Night” Music Cruise on-board paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess, will be back by popular demand in 2018!

Join entertainer, Dave Freeman and experience the Neil Diamond voice, Neil Diamond Story and Neil Diamond Show on this special event, three-night cruise departing Friday August 24, 2018.

Dave Freeman Hot August Nights

Dave will take guests on an intimate journey into the music of Neil Diamond through his “OMG Neil Diamond Sounds Like Me” Show. Dave is not an impersonator, but like Neil Diamond, he is a storyteller.

On Friday night guests will enjoy the welcome dinner and dance to the live tunes of keyboard artist, Paul Gill, while on Saturday night Dave will perform his “OMG Neil Diamond Sounds Like Me” show including storytelling, songs, dancing and music from Neil Diamond’s famous Hot August Night Album.

On Sunday night Dave will be joined by Paul as they entertain guests during the spectacular Captain’s Dinner and Dance.

By day, the Murray Princess will visit Murray Bridge and Mannum. At Murray Bridge guests can explore the historic township and take a tour of the historic Round House. In Mannum join the Captain for a walk along the riverbank to the Mannum Dock Museum (entry is an additional cost of $5 per person) or simply take a walk around town.

Instead of exploring Murray Bridge, wildlife lovers can spend a morning visiting Monarto Zoo on a private Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour (additional cost). See many of the Zoo’s inhabitants including Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, White Rhinoceros, Cheetah, Lions, Hyena and Wild Dogs.

Enjoy a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat and learn about the thriving ecology of the river. At River View Lodge get up close to the river, its 20-million-year-old cliffs and amazing birdlife including darters, herons 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 with Paul Gill, or play some bocce on the riverbank with Dave Freeman.

As the Murray Princess cruises along the Murray River, enjoy its enchantment and beauty from the ships open top deck or from one of two air-conditioned paddlewheel lounges displaying views of the working paddle wheel. Cruise past towering limestone cliffs, riverbanks lined with mallee scrub and red gum forests and amazing everchanging scenery.

Food onboard the Murray Princess is a highlight of the cruise. Guests will enjoy 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 “Hot August Night” Music Cruise departs Mannum at 4.30pm on Friday August 24, 2018 and Early Booking Saver fares start from A$897 per person twin share.

Fares include accommodation, all meals, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, onboard presentations, onboard WiFi, the Captain’s Dinner and Cocktail Party, the “OMG Neil Diamond Sounds Like Me” Show, entertainment by Dave Freeman and Paul Gill, use of ship’s facilities including a sun deck, bar, two lounges, restaurant and mini gymnasium and complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or car-parking in Mannum.

A new Mannum to Adelaide Airport coach transfer service is now operating post cruise for disembarking Murray Princess passengers flying out of Adelaide.

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

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