Murray Princess

The PS Murray Princess is a true inland paddlewheeler built for the Murray River. Catering to just 120 passengers, she brings the unique advantages of small ship cruising to the remarkable setting of Australia’s outback.

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Discover the magistesty of cruising on the Murray Princess

  • Don't be fooled by most modern-day imitation paddlewheelers where the paddle is often on the side and just for show
  • The Murray Princess is an authentic paddlewheeler which is propelled by its massive stern wheel
  • Murray Princess is grand in name, with a character and charm of yesteryear, and the largest inland paddlewheeler in the southern hemisphere
  • The onboard atmosphere is relaxed and informal by style
  • The lounge features a magestic view of the paddlewheel in action through the two story vewing window
  • View the paddlewheel in action through the massive two story window in the Paddlewheel Lounge
  • Upper and lower lounge areas are accessed by the classic brass and mahoganny style spiral staircase

Murray Princess has five passengers decks, Sturt, Randell, Cadell, Chaffey named after the Murray River's great pioneers, plus the Sun Deck.

Fitness to Travel 

Please note the ships crew does not include a doctor, however the Ship’s Officers are trained in First Aid. There is no pharmacy onboard. All medical and medical transport services are at the passenger’s expense. The passenger warrants that they are physically fit and capable of undertaking the cruise. A certificate of fitness of travel by your doctor is required for passengers over 75 years of age and/or passengers with limited mobility. For full details please refer to the Passenger Cruise Contract, with particular attention to Clauses 8b, 8e and 8f, and the Guidelines for Guests with Limited Mobility

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  • Spa, sauna & gym
  • Sun deck
  • Bar and two lounges
  • Single-sitting dining saloon
  • Gift shop
  • Library, video and DVD
  • Lift (Randell, Cadell & Sturt Decks only)
  • Guest laundry
  • Speed boat
  • 24-hour tea and coffee facilities


  • REGISTRY: Mannum, Australia
  • TONNAGE: 1,500 tonnes
  • LENGTH: 67 metres
  • BEAM: 15 metres
  • DRAFT: 1.2 metres
  • SPEED: 6 knots

Passenger Capacity

The PS Murray Princess offers accommodation for 120 passengers in 60 cabins and staterooms each with private bathroom ensuite, air-conditioning, electric blankets, soaps, shampoo and towels; serviced daily.

Staterooms (6) on Randell and Cadell Decks open onto the outside deck and include fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Four staterooms have a double and a single bed (twin/double/triple) and two have a double bed only.

Outside Cabins (45) on Randell and Cadell Decks open onto the outside deck and have picture windows (twin/double/triple). 

Inside Cabins (9) on Chaffey Deck open onto an inside passageway and have portholes facing the outside (twin/double)