Save hundreds on Captain Cook Cruises off-ship excursions

Captain Cook Cruises sails the Murray Princess on the Murray River in South Australia.

Captain Cook Cruises exists in a number of forms all around Australia, from commuter ferry services all the way up to a comfortable multi-night ship sailing on the historic Murray River deep in the country’s heart.

This old-world traditional paddlewheeler, the Murray Princess, cruises year-round on three, four and seven-night cruises along the Murray River, sailing from and returning to the town of Mannum in South Australia. These cruises gently meander along the river, stopping regularly in some well-known towns bordering the river and in some which could be considered little more than an outpost. Each stop is steeped in Australian history and loaded with great wildlife viewing opportunities.

In a new incentive, travellers embarking on this trip back into Australia’s colonial era can take advantage of some free off-ship excursions at different points of the cruise.

Some amazing landscapes and a real dose of Australiana can be enjoyed on the Murray Princess paddlewheeler.
Some amazing landscapes and a real dose of Australiana can be enjoyed on the Murray Princess paddlewheeler.

For example, book a three-night cruise in an Inside cabin and receive a free Barossa Food & Wine Experience or a Barossa & Hahndorf tour, both of which are valued at $139pp. This cabin is priced from $926 per person twin share.

Cabins on other itineraries such as the four-night Outback Heritage cruise will earn a bonus of a one-day Kangaroo Island Experience or a Seal Bay Discovery Tour, inclusive of all transfers.

Or for the grand prize, booking an inside cabin on the full seven-night Murraylands and Wetlands cruise, priced from $1,888 per person twin share, will earn the guests two nights at The Sage Hotel in Adelaide to use either side of the cruise and a one-day Kangaroo Island experience. An outside cabin can turn that into a two-day Kangaroo Island tour.

All bonus inclusions are valid on cruises departing in January and February 2017, with the ship departing every week of the year, river levels permitting.