Captain Cook Cruises is offering 25% off all Murray River cruises from June to August 2010 so passengers can discover the winter enchantment and beauty of the Murray River, secrets of Australian history and the taste sensations of the Murray's food and wine trail
The historic cruise starts with the ship itself, a modern replica of the paddle wheelers that cruised the Murray in the 1800's. The PS Murray Princess has two spacious, yet cosy paddlewheel lounges featuring polished wood and gold trimmings, an elegant spiral staircase and spectacular two-story glass windows of the working paddle wheel.
Sit back in the warm paddlewheel lounges and enjoy the amazing views 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, 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 $583 per person, normally $777 per person.
The four nights Outback Heritage Cruise departs Mannum every Monday at 4.30pm and prices start from $779 per person, normally $1039 per person.
The seven nights Murraylands & Wildlife Cruise departs Mannum every Friday and Monday at 4.30pm and prices start from $1199 per person, normally $1599 per person.
As an extra bonus Captain Cook Cruises will celebrate Christmas in July on the Murray Princess's July 23rd and 26th departures and feature a special Art Lovers Cruise departing August 27th and 30th departures.
All cruises depart from Mannum 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 2010
For further information and bookings, please contact Captain Cook Cruises toll free from Australia on 1800 804 843; Int +61-2-9206 1111, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.captaincook.com.au.