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  • Outside Cabin

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  • Inside Cabins

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  • Queen Stateroom

  • Staterooms

  • Stuart Dining Saloon

  • Paddlewheel Lounge

  • Eco-Bush Walk

  • Winery Tour

Murray Princess - Captain Cook Cruises

Murray Princess itinerary and upcoming sailing dates
Mar 22, 2019 Murraylands and Wildlife, 7 nights from $1980
Mar 22, 2019 Wetlands Discovery, 3 nights from $965
Mar 29, 2019 Murraylands and Wildlife, 7 nights from $1980
Mar 29, 2019 Wetlands Discovery, 3 nights from $965
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Murray Princess Overview

The Australian outback is well known for its scorching hot deserts, magnificent scenery and flat roads - but did you know there's water, too? You can cruise up the Murray River with Captain Cook Cruises on the PS Murray Princess, a small purpose-built paddle-wheeler. These river journeys offer a wonderfully unique cruising experience.

Specs: PS Murray Princess at a glance
The PS Murray Princess weighs 1,500 tonnes and measures 67 metres in length. She can accommodate 120 passengers and reach a speed of 6 knots.

Accommodation: PS Murray Princess rooms and suites
There are 60 rooms across three categories on board the PS Murray Princess: 6 staterooms, 45 outside cabins and 9 inside cabins. The staterooms are a touch larger than the rest and include tea and coffee making facilities. The 45 outside cabins open out onto the deck. The 9 inside cabins are an affordable option and have porthole windows to the outside world.
All rooms are serviced daily and come with a private bathroom, complimentary soap and shampoo, air conditioning and electric blankets for cool nights. 

Entertainment: things to do on board the PS Murray Princess
Don't be misled by the size - for a small ship, the PS Murray Princess offers plenty of entertainment. Below are some highlights: 

  • Relax and unwind at the spa or sauna
  • Keep fit at the small yet well-equipped gym
  • Soak up that famous Australian sun on the sun deck
  • Socialise with fellow passengers in the bar or one of two lounges
  • Enjoy some quiet time at the library
  • Browse for presents to take home at the gift shop

Food: PS Murray Princess restaurants
All food is included in your PS Murray Princess fare, from the delightful buffet breakfast to dinner in the evening. Due to the small size of the ship, everyone dines together - this is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow passengers.
The helpful crew do their best to cater for all tastes and dietary requirements, but if you have any specific requests you must let them know two weeks before your departure. 24-hour tea and coffee facilities are also available.

PS Murray Princess itineraries
The PS Murray Princess operates a choice of 3, 4 or 7 night cruises along the Murray River. They also offer a holiday package which includes 1 night in Adelaide and 2 nights on Kangaroo Island.
There are plenty of chances to get off the boat and onto dry land as you cruise up the river. From nature walks to wine tours to a classic Aussie BBQ by the river, a trip on board the PS Murray Princess is the perfect way to get acquainted with the famous Australian outback.


I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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Inside Cabins

  • Inside cabins are located on the lower Chaffey Deck and open onto a wide inside passageway. Inside cabins offer a twin or double bed configuration and have portholes facing the outside
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Gift Shop

  • The Gift Shop is located on Chaffey Deck and contains a selection of souvenirs, toiletries, film and hats.