Commemorate Anzac Day on a special three or seven-night Murray Princess Anzac Day Cruise. Departing Monday 20 April or Friday 24 April 2020, onboard Paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess, the Anzac Day cruise will honour our Anzacs and celebrate their amazing legacy.
Pay tribute to our Anzacs at a special dawn service on 25 April, followed by a traditional Gun Fire Breakfast and game of Two-Up. Hear some great Aussie Anzac tales, get a group together and test everyone’s Anzac knowledge with a fun Anzac trivia quiz and enjoy a delicious Captain’s Anzac Day Buffet lunch.
In addition to celebrating Anzac Day, explore the Murray River and uncover its history and enchanting appeal.
On the three-night Anzac Day Cruise visit Murray Bridge and explore its township or take a tour of the historic Roundhouse. Learn about the thriving ecology of the river on a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat and get up close to the river, its 20-million-year-old cliffs and amazing birdlife on the ‘Dragon-Fly’ Flat Bottomed Boat at River View Lodge.
Wildlife lovers can spend a morning visiting the unique Monarto Zoo. See Giraffes, Elands, Zebras, White Rhinoceros, Cheetahs, Lions, Hyenas and Wild Dogs on an optional Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour for only an additional $60 per person.
Food and wine lovers can sample some of the Murray and Riverland regions produce and wines with a structured tasting event held onboard in the Sturt Dining Room.
Extend the cruise to a seven-night Anzac Day cruise and visit historic Swan Reach and discover the fascinating town on a guided walking tour before touring Swan Reach Museum (gold coin donation).
Experience the excitement of cruising through Lock 1 at Blanchetown and enjoy a cellar door tasting and tour of the vineyard at Burk Salter Boutique Winery.
Learn about Aboriginal history at the incredible Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve - one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites and take part in a guided boardwalk tour of ancient rock carvings.
At Big Bend fall in love with the animals during a visit to a Native Wildlife Shelter and experience a fun and very Australian Woolshed Shearing Show.
On all cruises be treated to a fine selection of food and wine in the ship’s elegant dining room and bar. Start each morning with a hearty hot buffet breakfast and indulge in a two-course or buffet lunch each day. As night falls watch the sun set and enjoy a delicious cocktail before savouring a three-course meal, buffet dinner and even an Aussie-style campfire barbecue dinner and bush dance on the riverbank.
The three-night “Anzac Day” Cruise departs Mannum at 4.30pm on Friday 24 April 2020 and Early Booking Saver (EBS) fares start from $1941 per person twin share.
The seven-night “Anzac Day” Cruise departs Mannum at 4.30pm on Monday 20 April and Friday 24 April 2020 and Early Booking Saver (EBS) fares start from $2053 per person twin share.
Cruise fares include accommodation, all meals, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, Anzac Day activities, onboard presentations, onboard WiFi, the Captain’s Dinner, use of ship’s facilities including a sun deck, bar, two lounges, restaurant and a mini gymnasium.
Complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide, or secure car-parking in and Mannum post cruise coach transfers to Adelaide CBD or Adelaide Airport, are also included.
Private car transfers for up to four people are also available from and to Adelaide CBD to Mannum and return to Adelaide Airport for $150 per person each way, based on two people travelling.