Captain Cook Cruises has announced it will, for the first time on the Murray River, operate a seven night Mannum to Loxton cruise departing 29 November 2013 and a Loxton to Mannum cruise departing 6 December 2013.
Both cruises will be operated by the paddle wheeler, PS Murray Princess.
“We are really excited to be able to offer our new Loxton cruise. It is a very unique cruise and with the very good water levels now on the Murray we are able to offer this new area.” Explains Anthony Haworth, General Manager, Captain Cook Cruises.
‘Come and join us in one of the outstanding Australia Outback areas reliving our historic past and experiencing the challenges that make this voyage a great river adventure.”
The Loxton cruise takes in over 339kms of the Murray River, passing through three locks between Mannum and Loxton. Following in the wake of the great 19th Century pioneers, the PS Murray Princess will negotiate massive sandbars and submerged forests, cruise past towering limestone cliffs, through picturesque gorges and along riverbanks lined with mallee scrub and red gum forests.
The Mannum to Loxton cruise visits River View Lodge, Sunnydale, Blanchetown, Morgan, Waikerie and Kingston-on-Murray before arriving at Loxton where passengers will disembark and travel back to Adelaide by complimentary coach. An Adelaide pick up service is available too.
The Loxton to Mannum cruise will pass through New Residence, Kingston-on-Murray via Cobdogla, Waikerie, Morgan, Blanchetown, Sunnydale and Younghusband via Ngaut Ngaut before arriving at Mannum where passengers will disembark and travel back to Adelaide by complimentary coach.
Each day will feature exciting day trips including a visit to historic ports, museums, vineyards, sacred Aboriginal sites and a native wildlife shelter. There’s even a food and wine trial that enables tasting at a number of vineyards and cellar doors, and one evening passengers can enjoy an Aussie-style campfire barbecue on the river bank.
The Mannum to Loxton cruise departs Mannum on 29 November 2013 at 4.30pm and disembarks at Loxton on Friday 6 December at 9.00am. The Loxton to Mannum cruise departs Loxton at 4.30pm on Friday 6 December, 2013 at 4.30pm and disembarks at Mannum on 13 December at 9.00am. Coach transfers are available from Adelaide departing at 1.30pm on 29 November 2013 and 9.30am 6 December 2013.The seven night cruises starts from $1799 per person twin share and include accommodation, all meals, guided nature walks and eco-excursions, onboard presentations, use of ship’s facilities, the Captain’s Dinner and Cocktail Party, live entertainment and complimentary scenic coach transfers to and from Adelaide.