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$710*
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3-Night Murray River Cruise by Classic Paddle Wheeler

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Murray River Cruise

We recently took a 4 night cruise from Mannum in South Australia on the paddle-wheeler Murray Princess. The vessel carries about 120 passengers and was close to full on out trip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Mark C
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We recently took a 4 night cruise from Mannum in South Australia on the paddle-wheeler Murray Princess. The vessel carries about 120 passengers and was close to full on out trip. Generally the trip was relaxing and enjoyable. Besides the fabulous river-side scenery the shore excursions were interesting, including a night-time bush barbeque, a vineyard visit and a trip to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

When I came onboard the Murray Princess I had no idea what to expect but I was soon overwhelmed by the amount of acceptance I received from all the Crew. A few people I must mention, one being the Talented PAUL HAY for the music and Entertainment. I have never met anyone so True Blue! Keeping it low key his... More 

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Burpengary, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

4 couples, 1 week , lots of planning all from Queensland. Our trip on the Murray river leaving from the port of Echuca was not what we were expecting.All to see is trees and Mud .The river isn't signed very well and difficult to get off and go to any attractions No fish to be caught. Our Houseboat hire was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We combined the 3 day and 4 day cruises and had 7 very enjoyable days on board the Murray Princess. If you want luxury, go for a stateroom. There aren't many, so book early. The excursions we great and well thought out. We met some wonderful people on this cruise...we are table 4. The staff attentive and very friendly. The... More 

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Mt Waverley Vic Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We booked the 7night cruise which we found most relaxing and entertaining. The scenery along the Murray River from Mannun SA to Blanchetown was at times quite breathtaking with high cliffs and waterways. The bird life particularly the hundreds of pelicans was quite absorbing. On most days some type of land tour was arranged and at night the boat was... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had the worst holiday ever and will never use Foxtale houseboats again. I think a river cruise is still a great idea but there are other companies to try. The proprietors of Foxtale should not be allowed to manage a hire boat company. We were given a boat that was not compliant so no warrant of fitness certificate was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were staying in Adelaide and took a drive across to Murray Bridge for our first look at the mighty Murray River. There is a park down by the river (Murray River Foreshore Reserve) which provided a place to wander along the river for a while. We then drove down the eastern side of the Murray River before taking the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We booked the 2 night Proud Mary cruise the first weekend in January. Unfortunately the trip was spoilt by a very bad sewerage smell in cabin 17. The crew were aware there was problem with this cabin and told us they had asked management not to book it until it was fixed. The cruise was full and there were no... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Was really enjoying the cruise until the first night when we had to try and sleep in cabin 17 - top deck,which smelt sewerage, and burnt your eyes, Even with air conditioner unit made it impossible to sleep. All I got was a headache, not pleasant for my 72 yr old mother. Perhaps this was a health hazard. After consulting... More 

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Berri, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We have just spent 14 nights on "Possum" houseboat from Magnum Houseboats in Paringa South Australia which was a awesome holiday. The houseboat is ideal for a couple. It has 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, kitchen, lounge, bathroom and toilet. The houseboat is extremely well stocked with kitchen needs. The kitchen has more utensils etc than my kitchen at... More 

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