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2018 dates announced for Upper Murraylands Cruise

February 7, 2018 River Cruising No Comments Email Email

Captain Cook Cruises has released the 2018 departure dates for their seven-night Upper Murraylands Cruise, onboard Paddlewheeler, PS Murray Princess.

This popular cruise explores the northern area of the Murray River from Mannum to Morgan, before returning to Mannum. Departing once a month its diverse itinerary ensures this cruise offers something for everyone.

The Upper Murraylands 2018 cruise departures include 16 February, 16 March, 20 April, 11 May, 8 June, 17 August,14 September, 12 October and 21 December. 2019 departures include 15 February and 15 March.

The Upper Murraylands cruise visits the historic towns of Waikerie, Morgan and Swan Reach, where guests are taken on fascinating guided walks and can visit their historic museums. At Blanchetown guests will be enthralled with the experience of going through Lock No. 1 (one of thirteen along the river).

Wine lovers can indulge with lunch and wine tastings at Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre and a vineyard tour and cellar door tastings at Burk Salter Boutique Winery. At Caudo Winery visit the cellar door and tour its beautiful gardens and orchards.

Learn about Aboriginal history at the amazing Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve – one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites and enjoy a guided boardwalk tour of ancient rock carvings.

Experience a fun and very Australian Woolshed Shearing Show at Sunnydale and fall in love with the animals during a visit to a Native Wildlife Shelter Wildlife lovers can spot an abundance of nocturnal wildlife on the riverbanks including kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises and many other species.

Get up close to the river, its 20-million-year-old cliffs and amazing bird life including pelicans, wrens and swans on-board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat bottomed boat scenic boat rides.

Onboard guests can sit back in one of two air-conditioned paddlewheel lounges or on the top sun deck and enjoy the ever-changing scenery as the Murray Princess cruises past towering limestone cliffs and along riverbanks lined with mallee scrub and red gum forests. In the paddlewheel lounge watch the working paddle wheel through a spectacular two-story glass window.

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. There is a spectacular Captain’s dinner and dance to enjoy and even an Aussie-style barbecue dinner and bush dance on the river bank.

Early Booking Saver Fares start from A$1902 per person twin share and include accommodation, all meals, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, onboard presentations, the Captain’s Dinner and Dance, live entertainment, use of the ships facilities including sun deck, bar, two lounges, restaurant and mini gymnasium and complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or secure 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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