Save 20% on Last Remaining 3 or 4 Night Main Deck Cabins in 2019

Offer 1

  • 20% Discount - Twin Share
  • No Solo Surcharge - Save 50%
  • Two Bottles of Henry's Crossing Wine to take home
  • Complimentary Car Parking

    Offer 2

    Book a Main Deck Cabin at the Upper Deck Twin Cabin Price, (not Solo Price) and get exclusive use of the Shared Bathroom. Subject to the other Main Deck Cabin being available at the time of booking.

    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

    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

  • Premium Melbourne Hotel Stay Begins Your Journey (optional)
  • Premium Melbourne or Bendigo Return Transfers (optional)
  • Premium Echuca Hotel Stay with transfers to PS Emmylou Dock (optional)
  • Multi-Course Dining Prepared By Our Onboard Chefs
  • Riverside Dining & Campfires
  • Comprehensive Shore Excursions
  • Iconic Wood-fired Paddlesteamer
  • Daily Historical Commentary
  • Air-Conditioned Deluxe Cabins
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Pre Stay - PS [email protected] Botel (optional)
  • Maximum 18 Guests Only

    Included in your fare

  • Onboard Accommodation
  • Multi-Course Chef prepared meals
  • On Shore Tours - 2, 3 & 4 night cruises
  • Riverside grand dining under night skies - 3 & 4 night cruises
  • Espresso Coffee, Tea & Bottled Water
  • All Gratuities

    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 Suite

    The 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 Cabins

    Main 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.

  • Whole Boat Group Charter

    Perfect for that special celebration, PS Emmylou is available for Private Groups and you can save 10% off normal retail rates. All Charters include everything detailed on a 1 to 4 night itinerary and can be customised to you personal requirements. Drinks are charged to a bar tab and payable at the conclusion of the cruise.

    Call or email us today to discuss your next special occasion. Bookings 6 months in advance are highly recommended.

    Solo Standby Fares

    We 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.

  • No deposit required
  • No single supplement or surcharges, just pay Twin share rate
  • Cruise in your preferred cabin class
  • Full payment required upon confirmation

    Email us today [email protected]

    Not included in your fare

  • Drinks consumed onboard excluding bottled water.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transfers to & from Echuca unless pre purchased

    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.

    Package Inclusions

  • 1 night stay in King or Premier Room with full buffet breakfast for two
  • 8.00am Departure from Melbourne | 8.30am Departure from Melbourne Airport
  • Mercedes Benz Valante or Deluxe Coach Transfer to Echuca and return
  • Visit the regional towns of Nagambie & Bendigo
  • Drop off at Melbourne or Bendigo Airports or CBD Hotels

    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

  • $65pp Adult
  • $35pp Concession

    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