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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise provided by Melbourne River Cruises

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
If you’ve already explored Melbourne on foot, see the city from a different perspective on an evening dinner cruise—a great way to avoid the daytime heat and see Melbourne illuminated by night. Without having to jostle among crowds, sail the Yarra River and pass Federation Square, Flinders Station, and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria while enjoying a 4-course meal and unlimited sparkling wine, beer, and spirits all night.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Southbank Promenade
    Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    Southgate Berth 1. Located in front or the Langham Hotel
    See address & details
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    Yarra River
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Your Melbourne dinner cruise starts at Southbank Promenade on the southern side of the Yarra River. Hop aboard the Spirit of Melbourne — your fully enclosed floating restaurant — and set off up the river. As you cruise along the Yarra, admire the lights of the city and pass by waterfront attractions like Flinders Station, Federation Square, the Royal Botanic Gardens, AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena and Riverside Park. Your 4-course dinner is prepared by expert chefs and matched with premium Australian wines. While you dine, enjoy attentive service and the lively yet romantic atmosphere. Choose from a variety of beverages such as beer, spirits, and red, white or sparkling wine, and end your meal with a glass of port or a liqueur. Your unique dinner experience ends when you return to Southbank Promenade. MAIN MENU (Subject to change) ENTRÉE: Tasting platter of; - Lamb Kofta served with minted yoghurt (GF) - Peking Duck on a bed of garden salad (GF) - Seafood Cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce (GF) MAIN COURSE | one choice per guest - Chargrilled Chicken Breast with a porcini mushroom cream sauce, served with potato and vegetables (GF) - Crispy Skinned Moroccan Salmon Fillet with a creamy pimento sauce, served with potato and vegetables - Chargrilled Beef Eye Fillet with a port wine jus, served with potato and vegetables (GF) - Portuguese Lamb Shank served upon mash potato with a confit of vegetables (GF) VEGETARIAN ENTREE: Vegetarian Filo Wrap with with goats cheese & salad (V) MAIN: Whole Baby Pumpkin filled with a stir fry of seasonal vegetables and quinoa, topped with cheese (V) (GF) Dessert & Cheese Tasting Platter is pre-selected consisting of: • Selection of Mini Desserts • Australian Cheeses, dried fruit and nuts served with crackers
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  • You'll end at
    Southbank Promenade
    Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    Southgate Berth 1. Located in front or the Langham Hotel
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • A Melbourne luxury dinner cruise shows you a different side of the city
  • Combine sightseeing with a culinary experience
  • Admire the city of Melbourne when its illuminated by night
  • Take advantage of free-flowing beer, wine, and spirits 
What to Expect
Your evening excursion begins at Southbank Promenade, where you board your vessel and take a seat. As you sail down the Yarra River, see top Melbourne attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Flinders Station, Rod Laver Arena, and Riverside Park illuminated by night.  Enjoy a premium 4-course meal of Australian-inspired cuisine, including lamb, beef, and seafood, accompanied by free-flowing wine, beer, sparkling wine, and spirits. Your meal culminates with cheese, coffee, and a glass of port or liqueur. At the end of the cruise, the boat returns to Southbank Promenade.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 4-course dinner (Main choice at check out)
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, premium spirits and liqueurs
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra River
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entree and Dessert to be chosen at the time of booking, please make note in the special requirement section. Alternatively you can contact us
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair access
  • If wanting to add children please contact us
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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julie B wrote a review Oct 6
Devizes, United Kingdom637 contributions227 helpful votes
so- taken me a while to write this review. In fact all of my reviews of our trip to Australia in January 2020.A little thing happened called the Pandemic. As a nurse I was obviously busy - and my reviews took a back seat. However, as late as it is- I feel that reviews are
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Wayne Burgess wrote a review Apr 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
We spent an evening on the Spirit of Melbourne to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we had a loverly relaxing experience. The Food, the Wine and the staff were all very good. Thank You. We would recommend to all.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MRC M, Manager at Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
Responded May 11, 2020
Thank you for the kind review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations and hope to see you again in the near future. :D
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ankibjohansson wrote a review Mar 2020
Molnlycke, Sweden4 contributions
The food and service was really great. There was hardly no cruising though due to the tide... We moved 500 meters then back, and then the same 500 meters and back once more...
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Dear customer, we really appreciate you spending your precious time sharing your experience with us. We are also pleased to hear that you had enjoyed the food and service on the cruise. Unfortunately, the cruise was not going really well due to the high tide and we are so sorry about that. We would love to have you on board again when the condition is better for cruising!
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Kathy B wrote a review Mar 2020
Phoenix, Arizona21 contributions21 helpful votes
We love anything on the water, so we were excited to experience a new city this way. The food was good, and the service spectacular. It was a great way to see the city from the river.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Hi Kathy, we really appreciate your feedback. We are also pleased to hear that you had enjoyed our cruise. We are working very hard to keep this up and improving our standards of service from time to time. We would love to see you coming back!
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Julie G wrote a review Mar 2020
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A special girls evening, this dinner cruise lived up to expectations. Food was fantastic, the staff very attentive and the views incredible. This is a must for anyone visiting Melbourne.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Hi there, we really appreciate you spending your precious time sharing your experience with us. We are also pleased to hear that you had enjoyed our cruise. We are working very hard to keep this up and improving our standards of service from time to time. We would love to see you coming back!
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By: Melbourne River Cruises
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Ms Renee Martin
Had a wonderful time on board and the trip up and down the Yarra River was one I'll remember forever. Staff on boar
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Gwendoline B
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Perfect Venue for Saturday Night Dinner
Had a wonderful dinner cruise from Berth 1, Southbank BVD. Staff were, professional and warm at the same time prov
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619jeffry
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Take a trip down the Yarra
It's worthwhile taking a cruise down the Yarra and across Port Phillip Bay to Williamstown. Williamstown was once V
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619jeffry
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Across the Bay to Williamstown
Williamstown was once Victoria's principle port but now it's a bayside suburb. . The cruise down the Yarra River an
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920bee
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Great Day.
We were on the ferry from Southgate to Williamstown early March departed 2.00pm. We just wanted to pass on our than
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Mickyboydb
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Day Out
Saw the river trips advertised got the tickets and got on board fantastic river trip takes an hour full Commentary
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Scenic81957
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Mundane and below average
Most exciting part of the tour was at the start when an altercation between a number of old ladies one of whom had
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chelle1983
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Terrible service
Disgusting service received this morning by the man at the Berth 2 kiosk and Daniel. Having already done the Dock
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HatishMayer
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Great Outdoors Lifestyle
It's Australia ... you can't go wrong! That's the short & long of it. My favourite country without any doubt. Need
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Mats N
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Not worth it
First they arrived 15 minutes late that ment that the other group got a hour and 15 min tour , which means we got a
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1936Chevy
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Sam the Captain was the best.
Excellent informative cruise. Sam the captain was informative with an interesting twist on all his facts. Absolut
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Destination291436
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Yvonne
Great commentary all the way to Williamstown funny, informative. And plenty left to look up for yourself.
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VEGE34
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Not much to see, and boat not fit for a sightseeing cruise
We took this cruise wanting to see parts of the city that we would not visit otherwise. The cruise boat we got on d
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HardyWhite
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Poor vfm and customer service
The trip was overpriced, the captain’s commentary was lacklustre and to top it all he requested that we (the only 2
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jgzjgul
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Not too bad
Peter and John do a good job but if I was doing it again I wouldn't bother with the second section that goes to the
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