"We've relished lashings of comfort food, absorbed the eucalyptus freshness of the landscape and taken a form of transport that is Australian as it comes"
The Australian, Travel & Indulgence
The ultimate antidote to stress - a mesmerising, totally relaxing river experience on home turf with wonderful cuisine, service and enhancing scenery. Board as passengers, leave as friends!
Andrew Mevissen - Travel Writer
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 1 to 6 night Murray River Cruises and let PS Emmylou step you back to the romantic days of Australia’s Paddlesteamers.
Border Bubble Now Green - Cruises Operating as Scheduled
Effective 6pm Monday 18th January NSW Border Bubble LGAs are now zoned GREEN allowing free travel along the River on either side. All passengers need to apply for this permit which is valid for 14 days from the date of travel which allows the holder to cross the Border multiple times within the period. You can find all the details and apply for your permit HERE. It takes just 5 minutes to apply and your permit is instantly emailed to you.
New South Wales/Victorian border communities will continue to have exceptions and will be able to use local residence identification to cross the border
All cruises remain operating as scheduled.
Book with Confidence - Updated 13th January 2021
We know travel plans may be affected in the future so we are making changes to our Book with Confidence Policy. Effective from today should any of the events below affect you we will provide a 100% future cruise credit valid for 18 months from your departure date.
1. Should you or your traveling partner not be able to travel due to your home address being classified as a RED Zone for the purpose of travel into Victoria 14 days prior to your cruise date.
2. Should you or your traveling partner test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of your cruise departure date.
Final Summer Cabins & New Departures Available
1 Night Cruise
30th January – Upper Deck Twin
3 Night Cruise
30th April – Last Cabin – Upper Twin
New 4 Night Cruise Departures
17th & 31st May
Save 10% on both departures
6 Night Cruise
8th February – 2 Upper Deck Double Cabins – Save 15%
19th April – Upper Deck Queen – Save 10%
New Departure – 15th November 2021
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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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.