Christmas Cruise

From $2,899.00 pp (twin share)


Monday 23 December 2024

Celebrate Christmas on board the Murray Princess on what will be a very special 7 night Special Event Christmas Cruise.

Discover the dramatic South Australian outback on a cruise along Australia’s great inland highway. This seven-night cruise is a unique historic and nature-based adventure through ancient gorges and red gum forests, past towering sandstone cliffs and exploring historic ports, local vineyards, and nature trails. Enjoy leisurely cruising 320 kilometres of the heart of the great Murray River between Blanchetown and Murray Bridge and take in the breath-taking Riverland.

Christmas Cruise Highlights:

  • Explore the township of Murray Bridge or take a self-guided tour of the historic Roundhouse
  • Optional Monarto Safari Park Wildlife Tour on Tuesday departing Murray Bridge (optional - extra cost)
  • Riverland food & wine tasting (A tasting of 2 Reds & 2 White wines & local produce)
  • Guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat
  • Traditional South Australian Christmas Lunch & a visit by Santa on Christmas Day
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Visit the cellar door at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (gold coin donation at entry)
  • Watch the Sunnydale Woolshed Show and go to the Native Wildlife Shelter
  • Enjoy a riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Go on a Nocturnal Tour in a comfortable purpose built cart where you may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats and owls (optional - extra cost)
  • Optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (optional - extra cost)
  • Big Bend towering sandstone cliffs
  • Explore Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites with an expert local guide
  • Delight in a scenic tender boat ride
  • Christmas themed activities, festivities & carols

This is a Special Event Cruise Itinerary and is subject to change without notice.

  • All meals (table d’hote and a la carte menus)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks & eco-excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Live entertainment
  • Lift access from Randell Deck to Sturt Deck
  • Paddlewheel Lounge
  • Sturt Bar
  • Sturt Dining Room
  • Sun Deck
  • Onboard Souvenir Shop
  • Public Amenities
  • Mini Gym

7 Night Christmas Cruise departs Monday 23 December 2024

Twin Share (pp)Extra Person (pp)Single (pp)
Inside Cabin$2,899n/a$4,159
Outside Cabin$3,999n/a^$5,754

Note: This is a special event cruise and special event fares apply.

How to Get There - Additional CostPrice
Coach Transfers from Adelaide to Mannum and return$110 per person
Secure car parking in Mannum (7 days)$105 per vehicle
Optional ToursPrice
Monarto Safari Park Wildlife Tour$75 per person

NOTE: All prices quoted are per person, in Australian dollars ($AUD). Extra Person prices are based on three people sharing one room with existing bedding and are subject to availability.

7 Night Christmas Cruise

  • Monday 23 December 2024

Cruises depart Mannum on Monday at 4:30 pm. Returns to Mannum on Monday at 9:00 am.

  • Above fares are based on cabins with 2 x single beds. Inside and Outside Cabins with a double bed incur a surcharge of $60 per room per night (no surcharge applies for Staterooms).
  • Prices exclude onboard drinks, optional tours and services and any personal purchases aboard the Murray Princess.
  • The Fitness to Travel Declaration and acceptance of the Standard Fares and Travel Terms and Conditions must be completed at least 60 days prior to travel or with final payment, whichever occurs first.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Private car transfers are available from and to Adelaide CBD as well as return to the Adelaide Airport. Additional charges apply and pre-bookings are essential - Find out more.


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