Hot August Night Music Cruise back for 2020!!

Hot august night murray princess performance


Captain Cook Cruises spectacular, “Hot August Night” Music Cruise, on-board paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess is back for its third year in 2020 for one departure only, on Friday August 21, 2020.

Over three nights guests will be taken on an intimate journey into the music of Neil Diamond through entertainer and storyteller, Dave Freeman. Experience the Neil Diamond voice, Neil Diamond story and amazing Neil Diamond show.

Enjoy a welcome three-course dinner and dance to the live tunes of keyboard artist, Paul Gill. On Saturday night get ready for a show to remember when Dave performs his “OMG Neil Diamond Sounds Like Me” show including storytelling, songs, dancing and music from Neil Diamond’s famous Hot August Night Album.

On the final evening, dance the night away as Dave and Paul provide live entertainment, singing all-time favourite songs during the Captain’s Seafood Buffet Dinner and Dance.

By day, the Murray Princess will travel along the Murray River between Walker Flat and Murray Bridge visiting historic towns and attractions along the way.

In Mannum join the Captain for a walk along the riverbank to the Mannum Dock Museum (entry is an additional cost of $5 per person) or simply take a walk around town.

At Murray Bridge explore the township and take a tour of the historic Round House or wildlife lovers can spend a morning visiting Monarto Zoo. See many of the Zoo’s inhabitants including Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, White Rhinoceros, Cheetah, Lions, Hyena and Wild Dogs on a private Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour (additional costs apply).

At Salt Bush Flat learn about the thriving ecology of the river and its flora and fauna on a guided nature walk, while at River View Lodge get up close to the river, its 20-million-year-old cliffs and amazing birdlife including darters, herons and egrets on the ‘Dragon-Fly’ Flat Bottomed Boat vessel.

Onboard the Murray Princess join the Captain for a general inspection of the wheelhouse, participate in a lively music quiz with Paul Gill, or play some bocce on the riverbank with Dave Freeman.

Enjoy the everchanging Murray River scenery from the open top deck. Relax in comfort in the paddlewheel lounges and watch the paddlewheel turn while admiring the rivers natural beauty including the magnificent towering limestone cliffs and riverbanks lined with mallee scrub, willows and red gum forests.

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 or buffet dinner.

The three-night “Hot August Night” Music Cruise departs Mannum at 4.30pm on Friday August 21, 2020 and Early Booking Saver fares start from $931 per person twin share.

Fares include accommodation, all meals, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, onboard presentations, onboard WiFi, the Captain’s Dinner and Cocktail Party, the “OMG Neil Diamond Sounds Like Me” Show, entertainment by Dave Freeman and Paul Gill, use of ship’s facilities including a sun deck, bar, two lounges, dining room and a mini gymnasium.

Complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide, or secure car-parking in and Mannum post cruise coach transfers to Adelaide 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.



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