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PS Emmylou Cruising
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Authentic Australian Murray River Cruises

Enjoy one of our majestic Murray River Cruises at an ambling speed aboard the world’s only accommodated wood-fire paddlesteamer. PS Emmylou seamlessly blends the old with the new to offer authentic luxury Murray river cruises that immerse you in a bygone era but with modern-day comforts.

The old saying ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’ is indeed true for all our cruises offered as all-inclusive experiences. You’ll feel the warmth of the 1906 steam engine as the engineer stokes the boiler, you can climb into the wheelhouse to chat to the skipper, or just sit and gaze at the changing reflections in the water. Whether you’re captivated by the river, the region’s pioneering history or you’re yearning for relaxation, PS Emmylou Murray river cruises offers it all.

As PS Emmylou, or Emmy as the locals call her, gracefully steers past the twin townships of Echuca Moama and surrounding properties, her celebrity-like status is clear. Children wave to the steamer in the hope of a river greeting whistle, and fishermen in tinnies tip their caps and give a wave to the skipper as they cast their lines.

With a maximum of 16 guests and four crew, the only crowds you’ll experience are the flocks of Australian White Ibis feeding in the marshes, Kingfishers hunting for a meal, and mobs of kangaroos. If you’re lucky, you may spot a few long-necked turtles warming themselves on a fallen River Red Gum too.

The old-timer cruiser, powered by a 116-year-old steam engine, provides a warm inviting atmosphere of a mid-1800s riverboat but without sacrificing modern conveniences. Each luxury cabin has a private ensuite, is individually air-conditioned, has WIFI and opens directly onto the paddle steamer’s large timber decks. 

Grand Resilience Sale - Save 15% on 2023-24 Departures

Book before 15th December

River Now Open

We are delighted to advise that the River is now open from Friday 2nd December.

Daily cruises will recommence from Saturday 3rd December and Overnight Cruises from Monday 5th December with temporary minor changes to itineraries.

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Choose Your River Cruise

We are delighted to launch our biggest-ever program of overnight cruises for 2023-24, with a new brochure showcasing, for the first time, an entire year of back-to-back cruises on the Murray and longer journeys in response to record-high demand for multi-day cruises on Australia’s longest and most famous river.

From April 1, 2023, the enchanting Emmylou, will offer three-night ‘Discovery’ cruises along the meandering Murray River, plus four-night ‘Explorer’ cruises with guests able to combine the different itineraries to book our all-new seven-night ‘All the Rivers Run’ journey round-trip  – the longest itinerary ever for Emmylou. 

These cruises allow our guests to enjoy an immersive and varied experience, spending more time in the most beautiful parts of the river, with new complimentary coach transfers between Echuca and Torrumbarry Weir included, making Echuca the meeting point for all departures. Our 2 and 6 night cruises will no longer operate from 1st April 2023. 

2 & 6 Night Cruises Operating Until 31st march 2023

Special Offers & News

Save up to 20%

Hop in quick, Last minute cancellation for our  last remaining 2022 Cruises. Save 20% but you must be quick to book these cabins 

Summer Cruise Savings

Join us for some Summer Cruising in 2023. We  have scheduled 4 new January cruises with some special inclusions and discounts for the Holidays 

All New 2023-24 Brochure

We are excited to release our all new 2023-24 season Brochure featuring our new look 3, 4 and Now 7 night cruises. Plan ahead today! 

Read Jay's Cruise Review

Travel Writer and Sydney Observer Editor Jay Kamdha was recently a guest aboard PS Emmylou. Read Jay’s review of his experience.  

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.

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