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We have put all the information you need to know about cruising with us on one convenient page for you. Click the Learn or Read More Buttons to read information about the topic your interested in. 

You can book any cruise online directly or call us 7 days during working hours on 03 5482 5244. You can also email us at and we will return your inquiry generally the same day or within 24 hours. We look forward to welcoming you aboard soon.

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It’s a seamless journey from start to finish that places you, our guest, at the heart of everything we do. It’s stepping you back in time to a slower pace as you journey the mighty Murray River. Let us take you to the lesser-known places of historical, geographical, and cultural significance, where you will learn about the rich history of this beautiful river area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about our river cruises? We’ve answered the most common questions we’re regularly asked  or use can use the chat box in the bottom right-hand corner of this website. It also has all the answers to our most popular questions. Of course you can always call us 7 days a week during business hours. Our friendly team are there to assist you.

View the Deck Plan

When you step onto the oiled timber deck of the PS Emmylou, not only will you find yourself on one of the most iconic Australian paddle steamers, but the world’s only commercial paddle steamer offering overnight cruises. Cabins are located on the upper deck with the exception of one queen cabin located on on the main deck. 

View our Cabins

Featuring eight contemporary luxury cabins, complete with private ensuites, plush bedding and fine linens, each cabin has individually controlled air-conditioning and windows that bring in the fresh country air and cabin doors that open directly onto the outside deck or veranda. Complimentary WIFI is also available throughout the boat and is your cabin. 

River Cruise Map

All cruises depart and return to Riverboat Deck, Watson Street, Echuca. Discover where each of our 2 to 6 night river cruises explore. There is a river cruise experience for everyone to enjoy. Whether it is for a short break to escape the city or an extended 6-night cruise you will feel refreshed and relaxed from the minute you step aboard. 

COVID Cruise Well Program

Is it time to reconnect with travel? From bow to stern, we’re taking extra measures to ensure your health and safety when on board. All crew are trained on appropriate hand hygiene and sanitising practices, and we monitor and maintain these practices to the highest standards on every cruise. While there may be a few additional requirements to protect our guests.

Free Melbourne Train Fares

Experience the convenience and beauty of regional Victoria with our complimentary V/Line train fares on all cruises. Relax and take in the picturesque countryside during your 3-hour 30-minute journey from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Railway station to Echuca. 


Secure Echuca Car Parking

Convenient secure undercover car parking is offered at $25 per night so you can rest easy whilst you are on your magnificent river cruise. Our car parking station located at 19-29 Cornelia Creek Road, Echuca, one hour prior to departure. Our crew will commence your check-in here and transfer you and your luggage to the PS Emmylou, ready for departure

Regionally Inspired Dining

Inspired by Australia’s heartland, our onboard chef takes full advantage of our region’s diverse produce to create hearty meals, but with a contemporary flair. You’ll start your day with a range of continental choices, including delicious pastries, cereals and fresh fruit or a traditional full English breakfast – the choice is yours to enjoy….. 

Echuca Hotel Stays

Echuca Moama is a destination in its own right and truly worth exploring. Staying a day or two before boarding your cruise, or after you return to dock, is a great way to immerse yourself in regional Australia.

We’re delighted to partner with the award-winning Mercure Port of Echuca Hotel conveniently located close to the port. 

Join our Skipper's Club

Our members receive exclusive benefits. By signing up to our Skipper’s Club, you’ll receive special cruise deals, last minute offers and information about upcoming events. The Skipper’s Club is free and open to everyone interested or passionate about cruising. Simply register your details. The more you cruise the more benefits you can enjoy! 

Discover our Steam Engine

In 1842 William Marshall bought the defunct engineering works of William Garland and Son at Back Street Foundry in Gainsborough. In 1849 he renamed it the Britannia Ironworks and began to produce road steam engines. In 1857 his son James Marshall become a partner and the company name was changed to William Marshall and Son.

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