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2020 Cruise Offer
Book a 2020 Cruise before 31st October and Save 10% with a $100 Drinks Credit Per Cabin. Book and pay in full at the time of booking, 2 to 4 Night cruises only.
Revisit the romance of Australia's Paddlesteamers
Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Australia's longest river, The Murray, aboard the world's only cruising wood-fired paddlesteamer and Australia's most luxurious boutique river cruise. PS Emmylou will step you back to the romantic days of Australia's Paddlesteamers. The side-wheel paddlesteamers are distinctly Australian having first plied the Murray river in 1853, establishing a thriving industry which survived until rail and roads began to service the region near the turn of the century. Whether your a nature lover, a budding historian or culture enthusiast, a leisurely journey on PS Emmylou will delve you into the beauty and pioneering history of the Murray River.
Our 2 Night Highlights cruise is an enchanting introduction to the winding upper Murray river. Cruising aboard a traditional wood fired paddlesteamer engages your senses from the moment you board: feel the warmth of the 1906 steam engine as the engineer stokes the boiler with Redgum logs, climb up to the wheelhouse to chat to the Skipper, or just sit and gaze at the changing reflections in the water and listen to the lilting rhythm and swish of the paddlewheels as PS Emmylou takes you back to a bygone era of romantic travel.
During the cruise step off the vessel to experience an onshore tour highlighting places of geographical, historical and cultural significance. Tour St Anne's Winery, the largest producer of wines in the Perricoota Region and Pacdon Park, makers of fine UK small goods and enjoy meeting the owners enjoying complimentary tastings and a cellar tour. Guests will also embark on a small boat eco cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage listed Barmah Forest in search of local flora and birdlife in the world’s longest strand of Red River Gum. With evenings spent on the river bank around a campfire and under a beautiful night sky, this journey is sure to be a highlight of your holiday.
New Deluxe Cabins with Private Ensuites
Welcome to your home aboard Paddlesteamer Emmylou. We invite you to relax in a warm inviting atmosphere of mid 1800’s riverboat charm without sacrificing modern conveniences. Emmylou now features contemporary deluxe cabins with fine linens and plush new bedding which will ensure you are well rested to fully enjoy your time aboard with us.
Melbourne Hotel & Transfer Options
Melbourne Pre Stay & Return Transfer - $850 per couple / $750 Solo Traveller
We are delighted to be partnering with the Pan Pacific Hotels as our preferred Hotel partner. We now offer preferred rates at the luxurious five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne, located near Melbourne’s vibrant South Wharf district & Park Royal Melbourne Airport, directly connected to Melbourne domestic and international terminals. Note weekday nights at Park Royal are $930 per couple & $830 Solo Traveler
Start your cruise experience in style with a stay in one of the above Hotels the night before your cruise. In the morning enjoy a delicious full breakfast before departing for Echuca with a stop in the small town of Nagambie before arriving in Echuca to board PS Emmylou. Your return journey takes you via the historic City of Bendigo where you will visit the endearing Chancery Lane known for it's great coffee, food and art. Drop of points are Bendigo or Melbourne Airport's and CBD Hotel's.
Please note other guests on your cruise may join this transfer.
Melbourne Return Transfer Only - $600 Per Couple / $500 Solo Traveller
Departs Pan Pacific Hotel - South Wharf at 8.00am & Park Royal Hotel Melbourne Airport at 8.30am on the morning of your cruise. Please note pick ups from Melbourne Airport are only available if staying at the Park Royal Hotel. Please note other guests on your cruise may join this transfer.
Bendigo Transfer Options
Bendigo Airport & Hotels Return Transfer - $400 Per Couple / $300 Solo Traveller
Transfer from Bendigo are available from any Hotel on the morning of your cruise departing from 10.30am. Return drop off to Bendigo Airport or Hotels.
Melbourne Return Train Options
Note: Train maybe replaced with coach from Bendigo to Echuca subject to timetable. Please contact our Passenger Services team.
Echuca Car Parking
Secure undercover warehouse parking for cars, caravans and campervans is available for all passenger whilst cruising at $20 per day.
Pricing & Payment Terms
30% deposit with balance due within 60 days of cruise date
For departures between 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020
Departure Time - 6.00pm
For departures between 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021
New Departure Time - Now 2.30pm
Great Murray River Experience
The staff are wonderful and knowledgeable, the food is amazing, the cabins are excellent, especially the ensuite facilities and the off-boat experiences memorable, particularly the Barmah Forest cruise. The Murray is a wonderful destination if you want to make contact with nature.
Gael B. Visited July 2019
I had a fabulous time whilst on board the Emmylou. I did a 2 night Murray River cruise. The crew on board were very accommodating, & the food delicious. I would highly recommend this cruise to all my family & friends. Cheryl C
Visited February 2019