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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. 

Cruise Update

Daily cruises aboard PS Emmylou will commence again for Regional Victorian guests from Monday 20th September for the School Holiday Period. 

PS Emmylou will operate 4 daily cruises. A morning & afternoon 1-hour cruise plus two extended 1.5-hour cruises which will also offer a Cafe style lunch menu available to be purchased on board. 

For our Accommodated Cruise guests, we are monitoring the situation and how it affects passengers from Victoria and other States. We will be in contact with all guests 30 days from your departure and again at 14 days. If you or your cruise cannot depart caused by COVID restrictions you can rebook your cruise to another departure within 18 months. 

If you have any questions regarding your booking please email us at [email protected] as our office is currently closed. We will respond to you at our earliest opportunity. 

Book With Confidence - COVID-19 Policy

If you or the cruise cannot operate due to government-imposed restrictions 14 days prior to 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 Koondrook Expedition Cruises

4 October Departures

Now Open to NSW Border Bubble Residents

We are offering Victorian Regional Guests, and now NSW Border Bubble residents  the opportunity to cruise over 400kms aboard PS Emmylou on a return 7-night cruise or choose a 3 or 4-night one-way cruise. 

Due to COVID-related cruise cancellations, we have an exciting opportunity to offer these limited expedition cruises. These cruises are strictly limited whilst the river is running high so don’t miss out! 

Cruise through Lock 26 on the way to the lovely river township of Koondrook for the first time in over 20 years. 

You will feel like a pioneer as Emmylou explores parts of the river rarely seen downstream from Torrumbarry Weir. Enjoy secluded Victorian bush moorings only available to Emmylou when the river runs high and visit the lovely township of Koondrook. 

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

12th September – SOLD OUT

4th & 18th October – 7 Night Return Cruise from $3750pp – Book Now
11th October – 3 Night One-Way Cruise from $1600pp – Last 2 Cabins
14th October – 4 Night One-Way Cruise from $2150pp – last 3 Cabins

Choose Your River Cruise

Special Offers & News

Last Minute Savings

Can you pack your bags and go? With COVID restrictions causing travel interruptions, check our special offers page for Last Minute Offers.   

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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