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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Captain Cook's Murray Winter Sale

To celebrate winter and all its beauty, passengers on Captain Cook Cruises Murray Princess can bring their friend or partner for half the price on any 3, 4 or 7 night cruise over the winter months of June, July and August and as an added surprise every three night cruise in July will celebrate Christmas in July.

There is no better way to discover the winter enchantment of the Murray River, secrets of Australian history and the taste sensations of the Murray's food and wine trail than on the romantic paddle-wheeler PS Murray Princess.

Enjoy the warmth of the cosy paddlewheel lounge and the amazing views it offers as the Murray Princess cruises past towering limestone cliffs, through picturesque gorges and along riverbanks lined with mallee scrub, red gum forests and century old stone causeways.

The river in winter attracts an amazing array of Australian wildlife and over 350 species of birds. Led by on-shore guides, passengers can enjoy nature walks, nocturnal eco-tours, a backwater boat tour and learn about the 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 in the evening, an Aussie-style campfire barbecue on the river bank.

Or stay on-board and heat up in one of two spas or saunas.

The three nights Discovery Cruise departs every Friday at 4.30pm and prices start from $775 for the first person and from $388 for the second person. The four nights Outback Heritage Cruise departs Mannum every Monday at 4.30pm and prices start from $1033 for the first person and from $517 for the second person. The seven nights Murraylands & Wildlife Cruise departs Mannum every Friday and Monday at 4.30pm and prices start from $1596 for the first person and from $798 for the second person.

All cruises depart from Manumm and prices include all meals, accommodation, most tours, scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or onsite car parking and all onboard facilities including use of two spas, two saunas, sun deck, two bars, two lounges, single sitting dining saloon and entertainment

The sale is valid for travel 01 June to 31st August and on sale until 31 August 2009

For reservations and enquiries please contact Captain Cook Cruises toll free on 1800 804 843, Int +61-2-9206 1111 or

email: murray@captaincook.com.au or visit www.captaincook.com.au


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