Paddle Steamer Murray Princess

About the cruises

Let the P.S. Murray Princess take you on a trip that will show you the lifestyles of Australia's early settlers.

Many years ago, hundreds of paddle wheelers cruised the Murray River's waters as they built Australia's early prosperity from river trading. Today passengers can experience their legacy in old riverside ports and in the surrounding country for which the paddle wheelers were a lifeline.

Prior to the paddle steamer days and many thousands of years ago, Aboriginal people were living traditional lives close to nature and the mighty Murray River. During your Murray River cruise you may have a chance to witness the marks our indigenous people left these many years ago.

Aboard your cruise boat you can experience the Australian nature, history and culture. At night sit on the decks as the boat cruises the river under floodlight that will bring you up close with native Australian wildlife, while visiting the banks of the Murray River at dusk and dawn.

The days of your Murray River cruise can be as active as you wish. Take some time to make new friends, appreciate the Australian bird life and native animals from the decks of your boat, or perhaps you may want to join one of onboard expert guides for a walk ashore, where you will learn more on the Murray River's natural and historical past.

For a relaxing, educational and interesting cruise holiday, get on the P.S. Murray Princess for an experience of a lifetime!

About the P.S. Murray Princess

This amazing river cruise boat is a true inland paddlewheeler, purpose built for the Murray River. This classic river boat was designed as a modern romantic representative of a river boat similar to hundreds of such vessels who used to trade up and down the Murray River. These days most Murray River vessels have imitation paddles, however this boat boast authentic, massive stern propelled paddlewheels used to cruise the river.

Catering to just 120 passengers, the boat offers passengers a unique river boat small ship cruise on the Murray River. Join only the finest Captains and crew who are passionate about what they do and are delighted to share with you their knowledge and stories. Onboard the paddlewheeler the dining saloon is spacious with a character and charm of yesteryear. The paddlewheeler will offer you a relaxed and informal experience coupled with the warmth and friendliness so unique to a Murray River cruise.


Dining aboard includes delicious table d'hote menus, Captain's Dinner and buffet dining, with a special campfire barbecue on the banks of the Murray River during the Heritage Cruise (four night only). Breakfasts are buffet style.


Two spas, two saunas, sun deck; two bars, two lounges, single-sitting dining saloon; speed boat; gift shop, library and video; lift (on certain decks only); guest laundry and 24-hour tea and coffee facilities.


The boat has 60 cabins and staterooms each with private bathroom ensuite, adjustable air-conditioning, electric blankets, soaps, shampoo and towels; serviced daily. Each cabin is approximately 12 sq metres.

Staterooms (6) open onto the outside deck and are the largest cabins on the boat plus they include a fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. Four of the six staterooms have a double and a single bed.

Outside Cabins (45) open onto the outside deck and have picture windows. (twin/double/triple)

Inside Cabins (9) open onto an inside passageway and have portholes facing the outside (twin/double)


The P.S. Murray Princess sets off for the following cruises:

3 Night Wetlands Cruise Departs every Fri 4:30pm returns Mon 9:00am
4 Night Heritage Cruise Departs every Mon 4:30pm returns Fri 9:00am
7 Night Murraylands Cruise Departs every Fri and Mon 4:30pm returns Fri and Mon 9:00am
7 Night Upper Murraylands Cruise Departs one Fri monthly 4:30pm returns following Fri 9:00am

Deck Plan

Deck Plan P.S. Murray Princess


The PS Murray Princess has 60 cabins and staterooms each with private bathroom ensuite, air-conditioning, electric blankets, soap, shampoo, towels and daily servicing. Each cabin is approximately 12sq metres. Four of the outside cabins and their ensuite bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Two cabins located on Randell Deck are opposite the lift for easy access to the dining and lounge decks.

Stateroom (6)
Our spacious Staterooms are located on the Randell and Cadell decks. Each stateroom offers a double bed (some have an extra single bed) and open onto the outside deck area. Mini-bars, fridges and tea and coffee making facilities are also included.
Outside Cabin (45)
Outside cabins are located on Randell and Cadell Decks and the majority of these cabins have twin bedding with limited double bedded cabins available. Each outside cabin opens onto the outside deck area with picture windows to view the passing scenery.
Inside Cabin (9)
Inside cabins are located on the lower Chaffey Deck and open onto a wide inside passageway. Inside cabins offer twin bedding with limited double bedded cabins available and have portholes facing the outside.