Christmas In July

Christmas In July - Friday 10th July 2015 - 3 Nights from AU$695pp

When winter comes around it's time to break out the mince pies, puddings and Yuletide treats. For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, that transforms into Christmas in July, snuggled up in the warm cosy lounges of Murray Princess with a mulled wine and great company. Extend your cruise to 7-Nights from $1416pp.

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Sample Highlights - subject to change

  • Christmas festivities, carols and a traditional Christmas Dinner
  • Historic Mannum
  • Nocturnal floodlight cruise
  • Murray Bridge
  • Guided nature walk
  • Big river gorges & towering sandstone cliffs
  • Riverland food & wine tasting
  • Backwater wildlife tour
  • Captains Dinner and dance
  • Optional Barossa Valley Tour

Christmas in July celebrations first began in 1933 in North Carolina where it became an annual event for a  summer camp. Australia has a thriving multi-cultural society and in South Australia many townships such as German Handorf have strong Winter Christmas traditions. Murray Princess brings the best of our Northern Hemisphere winter culture to the Murray River for a 3-Night Christmas in July cruise.

Bonus Features 

  • Nature based adventure with expert local guides
  • Cruise aboard an authentic working paddlewheeler
  • Two lounges with spectacular two-story windows
  • Choice of 3 accommodation levels
  • Australian crew with a wealth of local knowledge
  • Fantastic value Solo Sailor fares for single travellers 

About Your Vessel PS 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.

Dining

  • Dining aboard Murray Princess includes delicious table d'hote menus, Captain's Dinner & buffet dining. Breakfasts are buffet. Download Sample Menus. Special Diet? Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.

Coach Transfers from Adelaide

  • Complimentary Coach Transfers depart Adelaide every Friday & Monday 1.30pm Adelaide Central Bus Station (85 Franklin Street), 1.45pm Stamford Plaza Adelaide (150 North Terrace) & 2.00pm Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide (125 North Terrace). Return Friday & Monday 12.00noon-12.30pm. 

Parking in Mannum

  • Complimentary car parking is available at Mannum subject to availability – bookings essential. 

What is not included

  • Cruise fares exclude drinks, optional tours & services

Barossa Valley

  • An optional Barossa Valley tour is available at the conclusion of your cruise, departing Mannum approx 9.30am and returning to Adelaide 5.30pm

Adelaide Accommation

  • We offer a choice of two hotels in Adelaide for pre and post cruise accommodation
  • Mercure Grosvenor and Stamford Plaza 

Adelaide Sightseeing

  • We recommend Adelaide Sightseeing for additional touring options during your stay in Adelaide

Kangaroo Island

  • This cruise can be easily combined with Kangaroo Island
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Inclusions

  • Christmas festivities, carols and a traditional Christmas Dinner
  • All meals (buffet & a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of shore-side tours
  • Guided nature walks & eco-excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of spa, sauna & gym
  • Captains Dinner & Cocktail Party
  • Live entertainment
  • 24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar
  • Complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or car-parking in Mannum

Timetable

Christmas In July 3-Nights Friday 10th July 2015

  • Cruise departs Mannum Friday 4.30pm. Returns Mannum Monday 9.00am
  • Optional Post-cruise Barossa Valley tour returns Adelaide 5.30pm​
  • Extend your Cruise to 7-Nights including Free Barossa Valley Tour 

Coach Transfers depart Adelaide 1.30pm Adelaide Central Bus Station (85 Franklin Street), 1.45pm Stamford Plaza Adelaide (150 North Terrace) & 2.00pm Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide (125 North Terrace). Return Monday 12.00noon-12.30pm

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  • 4 Nights from $950 pp twin share – normally $1266 every Monday
  • 7 Nights from $1416 pp twin share – normally $1888 every Friday & Monday
  • Summer Sun Sale prices Jan-Feb 2016

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Winter Sun Sale

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BONUS - Christmas In July Cruise - Departing 10 July 2015

2015 Winter Sun Sale prices

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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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