Thursday, 21 February 2013

Murray River Cruise savings with Captain Cook

Murray Princess
Murray Princess

Winter just got Warmer on the Murray with Savings of up to 25%

Winter on the Murray River just got a whole lot warmer with Captain Cook Cruises Winter-Warmer sale. From June to August 2013, passengers can save 25% on most 3, 4 and 7 night Murray River Cruises and discover the winter enchantment and beauty of the Murray River.

The historic cruise starts with the ship itself, a modern replica of the paddle wheelers that cruised the Murray in the 1800’s. The PS Murray Princess has two spacious, yet cosy paddlewheel lounges featuring polished wood and gold trimmings, an elegant spiral staircase and spectacular two-story glass windows of the working paddle wheel.

“ Winter is one of the most picturesque times to experience the Murray River with crisp mornings, the mist on the river and a great value fare offer”, added Richard Doyle Head of Sales and Marketing for Captain Cook Cruises.

Sit back in the warm and cosy paddlewheel lounges and enjoy the amazing views as the Murray Princess cruises past towering limestone cliffs, through picturesque gorges and along riverbanks lined with mallee scrub and red gum forests.

High water levels combined with the winter activity on the river will see an abundance of Australian wildlife and birdlife including Swans, Swamp Hens and Wood Ducks and their young. Plant life is also thriving with Lignum bushes flowering and rushes and reeds getting a vibrant green colour to them. Led by on-shore guides passengers can enjoy nature walks, eco-tours and learn about the thriving ecology of the river.

Each day features exciting day trips to historic ports, sacred Aboriginal sites, a sheep station and woolshed and a native wildlife shelter.

There’s a food and wine trial that enables tasting at a number of vineyards and cellar doors, and one evening passengers can even enjoy an Aussie-style campfire barbecue on the river bank. A free Barossa Valley Tour is also available for any passengers on the 7 night Murray River cruise.

The three nights Discovery Cruise departs every Friday at 4.30pm and prices start from $666 per person, normally $888 per person.

The four nights Outback Heritage Cruise departs Mannum every Monday at 4.30pm and prices start from $899 per person, normally $1199 per person.

The seven nights Murraylands & Wildlife Cruise departs Mannum every Friday and Monday at 4.30pm and prices start from $1349 per person, normally $1799 per person.

Prices include all meals, accommodation, most tours, scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or onsite car parking and all onboard facilities.

The Winter-Warmer sale is valid for travel 01 June to 31st August 2013 and on sale until 31 August 2013.

As an extra bonus any passengers that book a group of four or more adults will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine in each cabin on arrival. The Murray Princess will also celebrate The 3 night Christmas in July cruise departs July 19.

For further information visit www.captaincook.com.au