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Murray River Authentic Luxury Cruising

Murray River Cruises from Echuca. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Australia’s longest river aboard the world’s only cruising wood-fired paddlesteamer and Australia’s most luxurious boutique river cruise. Choose from 2 to 6 night Murray River Cruises and let PS Emmylou step you back to the romantic days of Australia’s Paddlesteamers. 

Welcome Back Melbourne & NSW

In line with government advice, from Friday 22 October 2021 and until further notice, all staff and guests aged 16+ must be fully vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption to enter our ticket office or cruise with us. Please ensure you have your digital certificate loaded to the Services Victoria App or is in your smartphone wallet.   

We are delighted that the Victorian/NSW border is once again open and all Victorian’s are welcome for any departure from Saturday 30th October.

Book one of the last remaining cabins in 2021 or a 2022 cruise which are already 50% sold out.  

For the serious planners, until the end of November, you can book a 2023 cruise at 2022 prices!

2022 Already 50% Sold

Book With Confidence - COVID-19 Policy

If you cannot cruise due to a COVID restriction or the cruise cannot operate due to government-imposed restrictions within 14 days of departure, guests will be offered a future Cruise Credit for 100% of any funds paid, valid for 18 months from the original departure date. Guests can use this credit to book any future cruise or cabin. Refunds will not be offered and any extension beyond 18 months will be at management’s discretion. Full payment for the original cruise cost must be made as per terms and conditions.

Special Limited Expedition Cruises
October & November Departures Only

We are offering Guests the opportunity to cruise aboard PS Emmylou on these special limited cruises.  Due to the Murray Rivers high water level and COVID-19 related cruise cancellations, we have an exciting opportunity to offer these limited expedition cruises to destinations not normally accessible. Cruise to Koondrook through Lock 26 downstream or to the quaint township of Barmah upstream from Echuca. These cruises are strictly limited to October & early November whilst the river is high so don’t miss out! 

Just $800 Deposit with full payment due 7 days prior to departure. Full refund if cruises do not depart.  

Koondrook Cruises

  • 08th Nov – 3 Night Echuca to Koondrook – SOLD OUT
  • 11th Nov – 4 Night Koondrook to Echuca – SOLD OUT
  • 08th Nov – 7 night Echuca to Koodrook Return – SOLD OUT
  • 15th Nov – 3 Night Echuca to Koondrook – SOLD OUT 
  • 18th Nov – 4 Night Koondrook to Echuca – SOLD OU T 
  • 15th Nov – 7 Night Echuca to Koondrook Return – SOLD OUT  

Barmah Cruises

  • 5th November – 2 Night Echuca to Barmah Return – SOLD OUT

Cruise upstream from Echuca visiting Cape Horn Winery and Barmah.

Torrumbarry Weir Cruises

  • 1st Nov – 3 Night Echuca to Torrumbarry Return – 2 Cabins Left

PS Emmylou passages through Lock 26 twice on this cruise. 

Choose Your River Cruise

Special Offers & News

Save 10% Final 2021 Cabins

Can you pack your bags and go? – Book one of our last remaining regular cruises in 2021 and Save 10%. Check our special offers page now 

Winter Sun Savings - 10%

Save 10% and enjoy complimentary Wine & Beer with Dinner. Use Promo Code WINTER1022 for 2022 cruise departures in June, July, August  

Hotels & Transfers

Commence your river experience in style with a Melbourne or  Echuca Hotel pre-stay with optional return luxury transfers included

Rolling on the River

Travel Writer, Jeremy Bourke was recently a guest aboard PS Emmylou. The Australian Travel &  Indulgence, November 21st 

Authentic Luxury

Welcome aboard PADDLESTEAMER Emmylou, the world’s only wood-fired cruising Paddlesteamer is now offering Australia’s most luxurious boutique river cruises from Echuca. 

With a maximum of 16 guests and 4 crew PS Emmylou is an open-air vessel with alfresco dining and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the river views. Each luxury cabin with ensuite is individually air-conditioned for your comfort. So whether you are a nature lover, a budding historian or culture enthusiast, a leisurely cruise aboard PS Emmylou will delve you into the beauty and pioneering history of the Murray River.

PS Emmylou Couple in front of Suite
Suite Seating Area

COVID-19 Cruise Well Program

Your health and safety are our priority. Our Cruise Well Program is therefore all about ensuring we follow strict hygiene standards and procedures for you and our crew’s health and safety whilst cruising with us. We are now accredited as a COVID ready business with NSW Health and ATEC as a business operating inline with the NCCC COVID safe guidelines and other relevant state-based guidelines. We are also delighted to be awarded by the World Travel & Tourism Council, the Safe Travel global branding as recognition of our high level of health and hygiene protocols. 

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