COVID Cruise Well Program

Your Health and Safety is our Priority

At PS Emmylou, we prioritise your health and safety above everything else. Our crew members are extensively trained in maintaining proper hand hygiene and sanitisation practices. We take pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and safety measures on all our cruises.

Although we have implemented additional safety requirements to safeguard our guests and staff, your experience onboard the Emmylou remains unchanged. We are an accredited Covid-ready business, certified by NSW Health and ATEC, and recognized by the World Travel & Tourism Council and Safe Travel global branding for our exceptional health and hygiene protocols.


As the Australian Government has revised its regulations, it is no longer mandatory for guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to sail on PS Emmylou. However, Murray River Paddlesteamers still highly recommends that all guests receive full vaccination.

Guests will no longer need to complete the Pre Cruise Health Screening document or undergo temperature checks. While it is no longer necessary to self-isolate after testing positive for COVID-19, we strongly advise that guests refrain from cruising if they have tested positive or are experiencing symptoms.

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Travel Insurance

It is highly advisable to obtain sufficient travel insurance at least 30 days before your departure. The following companies provide competitive travel insurance policies that also cover COVID-19:

Before your cruise, we recommend that you self-isolate and avoid high-risk environments wherever feasible during the week prior. If you are unable to embark on the cruise due to contracting COVID-19 within seven days of departure, you will not be offered a future cruise credit or refund. 

We strongly advise that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes coverage for this possibility. Please be aware that Murray River Paddlesteamers does not endorse, recommend, or receive any form of rebate or commission from the aforementioned companies.