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Until August 31, 2023, Murray River Paddlesteamers is offering half-price deposits, savings of up to $1190 per couple and a zero solo surcharge on overnight cruises from Echuca in 2024 and 2025 aboard its boutique riverboat, PS Emmylou.

Plying Australia’s longest and most famous river, the Murray, the charm-filled, wood-fired paddlesteamer, Emmylou, starred in the hit 1980s TV mini-series, ‘All the Rivers Run’, starring Sigrid Thornton, and is still one of the most recognisable and iconic paddlesteamers in Australia. A perfect blend of heritage and contemporary comfort, PS Emmylou is the world’s only wood-fired paddlesteamer carrying overnight guests.

Carrying just 16 pampered guests, powered by a restored 1906 steam engine and totally refurbished with deluxe cabins and ensuites, the legendary PS Emmylou offers authentic, all-inclusive journeys along the mighty Murray with stops to visit wineries, historic farm stations, indigenous sites, wildlife along tributaries and country towns. Each evening, PS Emmylou ties up at tranquil and remote moorings, allowing guests to experience the serenity and wildlife of the bush at night.

Each luxury cabin has a private ensuite, is individually air-conditioned, has Wi-Fi and opens directly onto the paddle steamer’s large timber deck. Guests enjoy gourmet meals on deck or in the charming saloon, riverside picnics and a memorable campfire dinner on the riverbank.

Savings for 2024/25 cruises booked by August 31, 2023

Until August 31, 2023, Murray River Paddlesteamers is halving the booking deposit from $400 to $200 per person and offering savings for couples of up to $1190 for cruises leaving from April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025.

Including the discount, fares for cruises from April 1, 2024, are available from $1445 per person, twin-share, for a three-night sailing (winter sailings) – a saving of $710 per couple. Four-night cruises are priced from $1985 per person, twin-share – a saving of $830 per couple – and seven-night departures are available from $3605 per person, twin-share – saving $1190 per couple.

And in another big offer, a zero surcharge for solo travellers during winter 2024 has cut the cost of a three-night cruise to $1800, a four-night sailing to $2400, and a seven-night journey to $4200. A reduced 50 per cent solo surcharge applies for other months in 2024.

The half-price deposits and savings for couples and solos on cruises from April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025, apply to bookings made by August 31, 2024.

Fares include onboard meals, daily shore excursions and experiences, V Line train between Melbourne and Echuca, cruise transfers, Wi-Fi, gratuities, selected beers and wines with dinner and soft drink, bottled water and tea/coffee throughout the cruise. The special offers are subject to availability and conditions apply.

Call Murray River Paddlesteamers on 03 5482 5244 or visit www.psemmyloucruises.com