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
Revisit the romance of Australia's Paddlesteamers
PS Emmylou will take you back to the romantic days of Australia's Paddlesteamers. The side-wheel paddlesteamers are distinctly Australian having first plyed 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. PS Emmylou, the world’s only wood-fired cruising paddlesteamer is now an Australian Icon of the river and has recently been refitted to luxury standards offering 1 to 4 night authentic cruises in comfort and style. Experience riverside dining, cosy campfires, winery visits and historical and cultural wonders as you wind your way down one of the longest river systems in the world.
Built in the style of the 19th Century paddlesteamers, PS Emmylou recently underwent a specially designed luxury upgrade and fit-out and now features 9 cabins accommodating just 18 guests. The refitted contemporary cabins and ensuites include fine linens topped with silky duvets. Cruising aboard a traditional wood fired paddlesteamer engages your senses from the moment you board: smell the warm oil of the 1906 engine, feel the heat 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.
Onboard dining, prepared by the Emmylou’s Chef, features local produce and wine from across the Heathcote and Perricoota wine regions. Riverside campfires are offered in the evenings, with stunning night skies to complete this unique experience. Join us and experience the warm tradition of country hospitality on Australia’s greatest waterway aboard this iconic and authentic Paddlesteamer
Travel Writer, Tim Richards recently cruised with us on a 3 night cruise, read about his experience in Traveller
Travel Writer, Chloe Cann recently cruised with us on a 4 night cruise, read about her experience in the UK Telegraph
Luxury Boutique Australian River Cruising
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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.
Emmylou SuiteThe boats premier accommodation and most spacious. This elegant suite provides a warm ambiance located on the Upper Deck at the front of the boat with French Door opening to the deck. Featuring a seating area, ensuite and plush queen bedding guests can relax with a drink and watch the river banks of the Upper Murray drift by.
Upper Deck Cabins
Guests enjoying Upper Deck Cabins can now choose from Queen, Double & Twin Single Cabins all with private ensuites, with doors opening to the outside affording neighbouring guests the unique opportunity to enjoy a social atmosphere, swapping stories and forming lasting friendships with fellow travellers.
Main Deck CabinsMain Deck Cabins offer guests Twin Single Beds with a shared Bathroom situated just outside the cabins. From our Main Deck to the Emmylou Suite, PS Emmylou now has accommodation for a variety of lifestyles and budgets and features free Wifi throughout the boat and cabins.
Solo Standby FaresWe encourage Single Travellers and also understand the extra cost involved can be an issue. That's why we are delighted to introduce our Solo Standby Fares. If you would like to travel in your own private cabin without paying the 50% supplement then sign up today. Once we have your details we will place you on our Standby List for any 1 to 4 Night Cruise. Just nominate your preferred cruise & cabin class (you can choose up to 4 cruises dates) and we will contact you approximately 3 weeks from departure dates. Guests will be contacted on a first come, first serve basis. Whilst Standby Fares do not guarantee you a cabin until confirmed, it is a great way to save and cruise. Applicable to Standard Cabin Prices only before any discounts. Pre Cruise Hotel and Transfers are paid at advertised Solo Traveller rates.
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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 stays 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.
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