Main Deck Special Offer - Your Own Private Bathroom
Book a Main Deck Cabin at the Upper Deck Twin Cabin Price and the Shared Bathroom is all yours. Limited cabins and cruise dates are available for remaining 2019 cruises only. Cabins are available on a first come first serve basis and subject to availability at the time of booking. Call our passenger services team today on 1800 896 881 to secure your cabin.
Last Weeks for Early Bird 2020 Fares
Book before 31st August and save 10% - Just book and pay in full at the time of booking
About the Cruise
Our popular 3 Night Discovery cruise will connect you to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine along Australia's longest and most famous river. Enjoy our signature riverside grand dining, campfires, day & night cruising to see the river from a different perspective and travel on a half day excursion to world heritage wetlands for a small boat Eco cruise with lunch at a riverside winery.
Travel Writer, Tim Richards recently cruised with us on a 3 night cruise, read about his experience in Traveller
Highlights of a 3 night cruise
Inclusions on your cruise
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.
Uniquely Australian Dining
Dining aboard PS Emmylou is an Australian epicurean affair that pleases the palate and warms the soul. Our onboard Chef takes full advantage of our rich and diverse bounty of fresh, local ingredients to fashion uniquely Australian dishes whilst our staff charm you with friendly local hospitality and attentive service. All meals are fully inclusive of your tour price and most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.
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 travel between 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2020
For travel between 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021
Three nights on the Emmylou slowly meandering along the river was exceptional. The old world charm and pace from the start automatically made you slow down and appreciate what we have. Low clouds and drizzle, with puffs of smoke drifting past while having dinner on the back deck on the first night set the tone for the trip - and the experience continued for the rest of the trip. Really helpful staff that do everything they can to make trip perfect. Beware, there is a lot of great food, you do run the risk of over indulging, but that's just a part of a slow trip on the river. John W, Woorim Australia
Visited November 2018