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See Australia from a whole different perspective on this double cruise combo. Award-winning Grand Princess sets sail from Sydney harbour to Adelaide and stops off at Melbourne and spectacular Kangaroo Island en-route. Then in South Australia, discover the delights of the Barossa Valley and spend four nights cruising the iconic outback river highway with another princess, this time, the paddle-wheeler variety – the Murray Princess.

Start this unique sea, land and river adventure in Sydney, embarking the Grand Princess cruise ship for a marvellous five-night cruise. Your first port of call is Melbourne, Victoria’s cosmopolitan capital, where you’ll relish the world-class dining and café culture, fantastic shopping and vibrant arts and sports scene. Next stop is Kangaroo Island, just off South Australia’s mainland, but almost another world away. Amid this pristine wilderness, native Australian animals thrive, which you can observe in the wild, including sea lions, penguins and naturally, kangaroos.

Your cruise concludes in Adelaide, South Australia’s historic capital, where you’ll disembark the Grand Princess for a memorable four-night hotel stay. There will be plenty of time to savour all that this charming city offers, but the highlight of your stay will be three fully escorted tours.

First savour a full-day tour of the Barossa Valley, South Australia’s internationally-acclaimed wine producing region. Your tour incorporates picturesque Seppeltsfield Estate, home to ancient vineyards, gardens and heritage-listed architecture, Lambert Estate, for a sumptuous lunch and wine tastings and Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, where you can sample a divine pairing of artisanal hand-crafted chocolates and wines.

Then in one memorable day, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Adelaide, taking-in all the city’s key attractions, including historic North Terrace and world-famous Adelaide Oval and later, a tour of Hahndorf, a small town known for its 19th century Germanic architecture and artisanal food. You’ll also explore Hahndorf’s scenic surrounds, including typically quaint villages and bucolic landscapes.

From Adelaide, then transfer to Mannum Wharf and embark the authentic paddle-wheeler, PS Murray Princess for a four-night cruise along the historic Murray River and its captivating landscapes. You’ll enjoy close encounters with nocturnal wildlife and a scenic tender boat ride, as well as exclusive off-boat experiences, highlights include wine tastings at Burk Salter Boutique Winery and a tour through one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, led by an expert local guide. As you disembark at Mannum Wharf, your unforgettable holiday concludes, but the memories will last a lifetime!

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Welcome aboard the PS Murray Princess

With all the character and charm of yesteryear, the PS Murray Princess is the largest inland paddlewheeler in the southern hemisphere. Built specifically for the Murray River, this enchanting vessel offers a true authentic experience for anyone who cruises with her. Guests can expect a taste of a bygone era, with the grandeur and convenience of modern-day cruising. Accommodating up to 120 passengers, she evokes a sense of intimacy and offers passengers a unique river boat cruise experience through the captivating landscapes of Australia’s Outback. In addition to 60 rooms and suites, the vessel also has five passenger decks all named after the Murray River’s great pioneers, features include the dining room, a gym, gift shop, one bar and two lounges.

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Dining

Savour delicious seasonal menus utilising local produce in the single-sitting dining saloon. Enjoy special dining occasions, including the Farewell Captain’s Dinner and unique presentation of Riverland food and wines.

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On Board

Sit back and admire the majestic view of the paddlewheel in action, or nocturnal wildlife grazing at the riverbank under floodlight, from the two-storey viewing window in the lounge or catch the sun’s glorious rays from atop the sun deck.

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Experiences

Enjoy a variety of exciting off-ship tours that cover a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat and exploring the river birdlife on a Dragon-fly flat-bottomed boat, as well as scenic trips to Murray River Bridge and the historic Roundhouse.

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The Grand Princess Experience

Another majestic gem from the illustrious Princess fleet, the Grand Princess presents a cruise ship that is elegant, beautifully designed and with all the facilities you could ever wish for. Busy and active with fun for adventure seekers, or serene and intimate for that perfect romantic getaway, you’ll enjoy your holiday however you wish on this alluring cruise ship. Amongst many highlights, savour the poolside Movies Under the Stars® and giant screens showing the latest blockbuster releases and big-name pop concerts and sporting events, the lavish Princess Theatre with its multi-talented singers and dancers and The Sanctuary, a luxurious haven of tranquillity reserved for adults-only. On board this Princess cruise, you’ll discover what it means to have a ‘grand time’ at sea!

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Dining

Indulge your appetite whenever you wish with the ship’s unparalleled inclusive dining options and diverse array of culinary delights, from endless buffet choices to decadent desserts and more. Regarded as amongst the best at sea, the Speciality Restaurants deliver an extraordinary experience, with dishes created from the freshest sourced ingredients and menus reflecting regional flavours from around the globe.

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Activities

The ship’s activities promise to keep you engaged and entertained every moment of your cruise holiday. Indulge in some luxurious retail therapy at The Shops of Princess, celebrate cultures at the Festivals of the World, learn a new talent, rejuvenate at The Sanctuary, or join a game of volleyball at the modern Sports Court.

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Entertainment

Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightspots that get your feet movin’ and groovin,’ there’s something happening around every corner of the Grand Princess. Luckily, you have plenty of cruise of days and nights to experience it all, from spectacular music productions at the Princess Theatre to toe-tapping piano bars and nightclubs.

Your 13 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

21 October 2023

Embark the Grand Princess in Sydney for the start of your memorable Southern Australian voyage

In harbour city, Sydney, embark the Grand Princess for your memorable five-day cruise. With a fantastic range of dining options, engaging activities and stellar entertainment, the Grand Princess sets a high standard for Princess’ new MedallionClass™. Foodies couldn’t find a ship better than the Grand Princess, where every mouthful is a decadent treat, from melt-in-your-mouth steak in the Crown Grill℠ to trattoria-style dishes in Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria. Along with top deck dining venues, Slice Pizzeria, The Mix, Salty Dog Grill and Coffee & Cones, there’s even more tempting options to choose from. You’ll also delight in the marvellous range of activities and entertainment on board, from Movies Under the Stars® and  Chocolate Journeys℠ to lavish musical productions showcased at the Princess Theatre.

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Day 2

22 October 2023

With your first day cruising at sea, indulge in a leisurely day on board, enjoying the freshwater pools, spa and everything in-between

Begin your blissful day of leisure by taking a dip in one of the freshwater pools or simply relaxing in the hot tub. You could also indulge in a spot of pampering and a luxurious massage in the sumptuous surrounds of the serene Lotus Spa. For a particularly sweet afternoon, be indulged by Chocolate Journey’s™, a heavenly partnership between Princess Cruises and master chocolatier, Norman Love. In the name of decadent chocolate, savour delicious chocolate creations and even divine spa treatments good enough to eat. Round-off your leisurely day, enjoying a unique cinematic experience under star-clustered skies at Movies Under the Stars®.

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Day 3

23 October 2023

Discover trend-setting Melbourne, Australia’s cosmopolitan cultural and sporting capital

Your first port of call is Melbourne, the trend-setting coastal capital of Victoria, where you’ll have time to discover world-class dining and café culture, exhilarating sports and shopping. Not to mention, a vibrant arts and culture scene – why Melbourne is regarded as Australia’s ‘Culture Capital.’ Pay a visit to bustling Federation Square, the city’s main culture and entertainment hub beside the Yarra River, where you’ll discover galleries, pop-up bars, special events, cultural exhibitions and a plethora of shopping and dining. Stroll through Melbourne’s atmospheric laneways, a wonderland of colourful street art, al fresco cafés, intimate wine bars and quirky boutiques and if you’re a sports fan, take a tour of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Day 4

24 October 2023

Get active and engaged on board as you cruise towards your next exciting destination

If you’re feeling active, take advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness and sporting facilities, either at the superb fitness centre or the multi-functional Sports Court, with a game of golf, volleyball, basketball and more. Perhaps you’d rather admire – or even bid for – artwork in the ship’s refined art gallery or go shopping at the chic boutiques housed in the Piazza, styled on an Italianate town square. There’s nothing like a Princess party to help bring people together and Festivals of the World hosts onboard events from lively music and dancing to themed movies, folkloric performances and enriching activities that you can fully immerse yourself in. End another brilliant cruise day, dancing the night away in the pulsating nightclub.

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Day 5

25 October 2023

Enjoy a day exploring beautiful Kangaroo Island, a pristine wilderness where native Australian wildlife thrives

A short distance by ferry from the South Australian mainland, Kangaroo Island reveals a nature-lovers playground and pristine wilderness, filled with spectacular coastlines, dense bushland, towering sand dunes and wetlands. With over a third of the island protected in nature reserves, Kangaroo Island is inhabited by abundant native Australian wildlife. Take an unforgettable guided beach walk amongst a colony of wild sea lions at Seal Bay Conservation Park; gaze out to sea and you may catch glimpses of migrating whales with their calves. You could also explore Flinders Chase National Park, renowned as a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies and koalas, besides remarkable penguin colonies. Here, wander along the rugged coastline to admire the sculpted Remarkable Rocks and stalactite-covered Admirals Arch.  

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Day 6

26 October 2023

Disembark your cruise ship in Adelaide to enjoy a hotel stay for four exciting nights in South Australia’s beguiling capital

Today, sail into Adelaide and disembark the Grand Princess. Your cruise concludes but you’ll then be transferred to your hotel for a memorable four-night city stay. You’ll soon discover South Australia’s charming capital bursts with culture, flavours, events and entertainment and is resplendent with wide boulevards, lush gardens and diverse architecture extending to striking churches – why Adelaide is known as ‘The City of Churches.’ This historic yet cosmopolitan city is renowned for its regional gourmet cuisine and wines, which can be savoured at the award-winning restaurants and burgeoning small-bar scene. Take-in some of the city’s respected museums, including the Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum, which offer fascinating insights into Australia’s natural and artistic heritage.

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Day 7

27 October 2023

Savour a marvellous full-day tour of the Barossa Valley with a gourmet lunch and tastings of world-renowned wines at illustrious estates

Today, this fully-escorted tour brings you to South Australia’s premium wine region, the Barossa Valley, where you can savour some of the region’s finest wines, delicious gourmet food and stunning scenery. First stop is The Seppeltsfield Estate, nestled amidst rolling vineyards, where you’ll tour the pretty gardens, Jam Factory and  Vasse Virgin soap shop. Then relax and enjoy a gourmet, two-course Barossa lunch and wine tasting at the Lambert Estate, in Angaston. You’ll then meander through the picturesque Adelaide Hills, stopping en-route at the Mengler Hill Lookout for beguiling views of the valley, before the final stop at Tanunda. At the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company,  sample artisan house-made chocolates, paired with Vineyard Road’s hand-crafted wines – a match made in heaven! 

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Day 8

28 October 2023

On your day at leisure in Adelaide, soak-up the city’s cultural, culinary and natural attractions

Today, enjoy a day at leisure in charming Adelaide.  Famed for its year-round festivals, including the Adelaide Festival, an acclaimed annual international arts gathering, don’t be surprised to find some kind of cultural or arts festival happening during your stay. Pay a visit to bustling Victoria Square and its vibrant 19th century Central Market, renowned as the place to snap-up the region’s exceptional fresh produce. Soak-up more city ambiance with a stroll along Port Adelaide’s historic waterfront, home to boutique cafés, shops and bars. If you fancy relaxing at the beach, head to historic Glenelg, Adelaide's premier beachside suburb, or for amazing views of the sprawling city enveloped by lush trees, be sure to visit Mount Lofty.

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Day 9

29 October 2023

Today, enjoy two fascinating fully-escorted tours, sightseeing Adelaide and exploring quaint Hahndorf and surrounds

Begin with a sightseeing tour of historic Adelaide, taking-in the key cultural boulevard, North Terrace, home to the city’s University, Library, Art Gallery and Museum, then North Adelaide. Then savour two impressive photo opportunities at St. Peters Cathedral and the Adelaide Oval. You’ll also stop at the National Wine Centre of Australia, with free time to explore the Wine Discovery Journey Museum. On your second fully-escorted tour, meander through the picturesque Adelaide Hills for charming Hahndorf. Here, you’ll have time to explore Hahndorf’s main street, lined with numerous boutique arts and crafts shops and galleries; perhaps stopping at a café or pub for a glass of South Australia’s fine wines and lunch. Later, you’ll visit Beerenberg Strawberry Farm and Mount Lofty Summit Lookout, then drive past Bridgewater Mill water wheel and quaint villages of Crafers, Stirling and Aldgate, before returning to Adelaide.

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Day 10

30 October 2023

Embark the PS Murray Princess, an authentic paddle-wheeler, for the start of your memorable cruise along the Murray River

Spend some time at leisure this morning in Adelaide, before transferring to Mannum Wharf,  where you’ll embark the PS Murray Princess for a unique four-night cruise along the Murray River. This remarkable paddle-wheeler vessel was built specifically for the Murray River and offers a true taste of a bygone era to anyone who cruises with her. Embrace the character and charm of yesteryear as you savour your elegant surroundings. You’ll head downriver as you tuck into a delicious Welcome Dinner. As you cruise under floodlight, you may spot nocturnal wildlife grazing on the riverbanks before finally mooring at Caurnamont. 

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Day 11

31 October 2023

Catch the riverine wildlife at dawn and relish wine tastings at a local boutique winery

Keen photographers and early risers will enjoy the chance to capture the morning movement of wildlife at daybreak including the prolific birdlife of pelicans, wrens and swans. Savour a leisurely morning as you cruise upriver to Blanchetown where you’ll later moor overnight. As daylight begins to fade, you’ll visit Burk Salter Boutique Winery and relish wine tasting at the cellar door, detailed with stunning red gum bars. Following a delicious dinner, enjoy an evening of excitement on board as you participate in the ‘Murray River Cup.’ 

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Day 12

1 November 2023

Enjoy visits to a Woolshed Show and Native Wildlife Shelter, then savour a riverside Aussie barbecue and exciting nocturnal tours

Following a hearty breakfast, you’ll cruise downriver to beautiful Swan Reach for a walking tour and a visit to the Swan Reach Museum. Then gliding further downriver to Sunnydale, you’ll then experience a Woolshed Show, before discovering the Native Wildlife Shelter, which looks after some of the country’s most interesting animals. Come evening, relish a great Aussie Barbeque on the banks of the river. Afterwards, you could then embark on a Nocturnal Tour in a purpose-built cart or enjoy a Dark Sky Night Tour to marvel at the awe-inspiring sights of the Milky Way across the clear, inky blue sky.

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Day 13

2 November 2023

Explore the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites on a fascinating guided tour and later, a scenic tender boat tour

On your final day on board the PS Murray Princess, you’ll cruise slowly downriver past magnificent cliffs to Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites. Take a step back in time during a guided boardwalk tour where you’ll witness ancient rock carvings and learn more about Aboriginal history in the area. You’ll return to your vessel for a further cruise downriver to Younghusband. Adventure seekers can enjoy a scenic tender boat ride through the emerald waters en-route. Savour a final night celebration at the farewell Captain’s Dinner and Dance.

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Day 14

3 November 2023

Disembark the PS Murray Princess and transfer to the airport for your onward flight home

After disembarking the PS Murray Princess at Mannum Wharf, your delightful adventure across land, river and sea concludes. Filled with amazing memories, you’ll then be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home.

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Your Hotel Stays

Stamford Plaza Adelaide
★★★★

This luxury five-star property comes conveniently located in the heart of Adelaide, on the capital’s key cultural boulevard and opposite Parliament House. Some of the 335 elegantly furnished and spacious guestrooms and suites provide beautiful views over Adelaide’s historic parklands. Signature restaurant La Boca Bar and Grill is unique in town for its authentic Argentinian flavours and prime meat cuts slow-cooked over an Asador (open fire pit), while Cascades Cocktail Lounge is perfect before or after dinner for impressive cocktails in relaxing surrounds. Facilities extend to an outdoor heated pool and fitness centre on the hotel rooftop.

Touring Experiences

Barossa Valley

A 50-minute drive or so northeast of Adelaide brings you to South Australia’s Barossa Valley, an internationally acclaimed wine producing region where you’ll enjoy a fantastic full-day tour. Established around 160 years ago, the Barossa Valley has garnered its fame from seven generations of local grape cultivators and winemakers. The succession of high-profile wineries here, boasting some of the oldest vines on earth, offer tours and cellar-door tastings for their award-winning wines; Shiraz grapes are the local speciality. The region encompasses the towns of Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa and quaint stone cottages and Lutheran churches here bear testament to a 19th-century wave of German settlers.

Your Holiday Summary

 

Cruises

  • 5 night full-board cruise on board Grand Princess from Sydney to Adelaide
  • 4 night Murray Princess River cruise on board PS Murray Princess with all meals and sightseeing
    • Wine tasting experience at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
    • Walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum 
    • Watch the Sunnydale Woolshed Show and visit the Native Wildlife Shelter
    • Explore the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites with an expert local guide
    • Ride in a scenic tender boat

Hotel Stays

  • 4 night four-star hotel stay at The Stamford Plaza Adelaide with breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Fully Escorted Adelaide sightseeing & Hahndorf Tour
    • Visit the famous Adelaide Oval, historic North Adelaide & visit St. Peter's Cathedral
    • Enjoy free time in Hahndorf wandering along the main street exploring the many shops
    • Visit Beerenberg Farm Shop and drive past Bridgewater Mill water wheel and the villages of Stirling and Aldgate
  • Fully Escorted Barossa Valley Tour
    • Seppeltsfield visit to the gardens, Jam Factory, Vasse Virgin soap shop
    • Delicious two-course Barossa lunch and wine tastings at Lambert Estate
    • Enjoy house made chocolates paired with wine at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

All flights, taxes & transfers

Prices

13 Nights |  Departing 21 October 2023

Departing

21 October 2023

Inside

$3,499pp

Outside

$4,199pp

Balcony

$4,599pp

Suite

$4,999pp

Duration: 13 Nights
Grand Princess Cruise Begins: 21 October 2023
Murray Princess Cruise Begins: 30 October 2023
Itinerary Includes: Sydney, Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Hahndorf, Barossa Valley, Mannum, Blanchetown, Swan Reach, Sunnydale, Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, Mannum

Departing

21 October 2023

Inside

$3,999pp

Outside

$4,699pp

Balcony

$5,099pp

Suite

$5,499pp

Duration: 13 Nights
Grand Princess Cruise Begins: 21 October 2023
Murray Princess Cruise Begins: 30 October 2023
Itinerary Includes: Sydney, Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Hahndorf, Barossa Valley, Mannum, Blanchetown, Swan Reach, Sunnydale, Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, Mannum

Departing

21 October 2023

Inside

$3,699pp

Outside

$4,399pp

Balcony

$4,799pp

Suite

$5,199pp

Duration: 13 Nights
Grand Princess Cruise Begins: 21 October 2023
Murray Princess Cruise Begins: 30 October 2023
Itinerary Includes: Sydney, Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Hahndorf, Barossa Valley, Mannum, Blanchetown, Swan Reach, Sunnydale, Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, Mannum

Departing

21 October 2023

Inside

$3,699pp

Outside

$4,399pp

Balcony

$4,799pp

Suite

$5,199pp

Duration: 13 Nights
Grand Princess Cruise Begins: 21 October 2023
Murray Princess Cruise Begins: 30 October 2023
Itinerary Includes: Sydney, Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Hahndorf, Barossa Valley, Mannum, Blanchetown, Swan Reach, Sunnydale, Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, Mannum