Captain Cook Cruises
Discover the big river bends and towering sandstone cliffs the Murray River has carved out of the South Australian outback.
Discover the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic South Australian outback, its unique flora and fauna, the rich legacy of old riverside ports and indigenous culture aboard the paddlewheeler Murray Princess.
Captain Cook Cruises offers a unique historic and nature-based adventure past mallee scrub and ancient red gum forests, through towering gorges and ochre-coloured limestone cliffs. Along the way visit historic ports and lush vineyards as you navigate the Murray’s big river bends. You can hike around a boardwalk trail or join a guided nature walk.
Take a small boat safari, visit a riverside village and enjoy all the fun of a riverside barbecue. Sample some of the local produce at the cellar door, or take your camera and catch some memorable scenes of the abundant birdlife.
Extend your cruise with an optional full day tour of Australia’s richest and best-known wine-making region – the Barossa Valley. All Cruises depart Mannum, South Australia. Complimentary transfers from Adelaide.
3-Night Cruise (weekly) 4.30pm Fri - 9am Mon
4-Night Cruise (weekly) 4.30pm Mon – 9am Fri
7-Night Cruise (weekly) 4.30pm Mon & Fri – 9am Mon & Fri
Prices from $698pp
Dining is an integral part of cruising life. Murray Princess features a single sitting dining room with tables for 10-12 guests, so all guests can dine together and share stories of their day’s adventures. Menus (both buffet and à la carte) are international and feature fresh local delicacies, prepared on board by international chefs.
Murray Princess offers plenty of choice with 60 cabins and staterooms, each with private bathroom ensuite, adjustable air-conditioning, electric blankets, soaps, shampoo and towels; serviced daily. Each cabin is approximately 12m2.
3, 4 & 7-night cruises every week
• Nature based adventure with expert local guides • Cruise aboard an authentic working paddlewheeler • 2 lounges with spectacular two-storey windows • Choice of 3 accommodation levels • Visit historic ports & lush vineyards • Ancient gorges & big river bends • Australian crew with a wealth of local knowledge • Buffet and à la carte dining