Luxury Cunard Voyage, Highlights of Adelaide & Murray River Cruise

Includes fully escorted tours of Kangaroo Island and Barossa Valley

Limited Availability | Exclusive to Imagine Cruising | 4 Night Paddlewheeler Cruise of Murray River

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Embrace the magic of South Australia during this incredible adventure where you’ll savour a luxury Cunard voyage, discover the gems of Adelaide and relish a journey along the magnificent Murray River.

In Melbourne, you’ll embark the illustrious Queen Elizabeth, a ship that emulates Cunard’s refined approach to sailing. Decked out in an art deco style throughout, it evokes a 1930s elegance, with a croquet lawn on the games deck and gleaming chandeliers fit for a state ballroom. Savour pre-dinner drinks in the Midships Bar, indulge in delicious afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters or catch an extravagant production in the Royal Court Theatre. Following a day at sea, you’ll disembark in Adelaide.

Nestled on Australia’s south coast, Adelaide is a culturally vibrant city, filled with spacious public parks and surrounded by fertile, wine-producing lands. Relish a full day tour of Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s National Landscapes. Home to a plethora of nature-based activities, you’ll enjoy close encounters with Koalas and Seals and marvel at the stunning scenery of Flinders Chase National Park. You’ll get to sample some of this fabulous region’s acclaimed food and wine on a tour of the rustic Barossa Valley.

Next, you’ll embark the paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess, for your unforgettable cruise along the beautiful historic Murray River. Wind through the serene waters as you drink in the spectacular riverlands, admiring the views of the ever-changing flora and fauna. Highlights of your four night adventure include close encounters with nocturnal wildlife, sampling delicious wines of this famous region and embracing the enchanting landscapes of historical ranches.

Package Includes

All flights, taxes & transfers 

Ocean Cruise

  • 2 night cruise on board Queen Elizabeth with all meals and entertainment
    • Immerse yourself in a stellar array of entertainment in the exquisite theatre
    • Dance the night away in one of Cunard’s famous Gala Balls
    • Catch the sun during a game of croquet on the games deck

Hotel Stay

  • 3 night four-star hotel stay in Adelaide with breakfast

Fully Escorted Kangaroo Island Tour

  • Seal Bay Conservation Park guided beach walk
  • Flinders Chase National Park including Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch

Fully Escorted Barossa Valley Tour

  • Morning tea and tastings at award-winning Pindarie Cellar Door
  • Delicious two-course Barossa lunch and wine tastings at Lambert Estate
  • Visit Mengler Hill Lookout for views over the Barossa Valley 
  • Enjoy house made chocolates paired with wine at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

River Cruise

  • 4 night Murray 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

At a glance

9 nights
Departing 09 Feb 22
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Inside
$3,299 pp
Price based on 09 Feb 2022 departure
Outside
$3,999 pp
Price based on 09 Feb 2022 departure
Balcony
$4,299 pp
Price based on 09 Feb 2022 departure

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Call to book:

1800 924 450

Holiday code:

CRU2245

Opening hours:

AWST: Mon to Fri 7am - 5pm | Sat & Sun 7am - 2pm

Cunard

A Cunard cruise embodies nautical elegance, with white-gloved waiters serving Afternoon Tea, stunning Art Deco styling from carpets to curtains, and sumptuous public areas throughout. Dine on gourmet cuisine, watch lavish stage productions and indulge yourself in the tranquil spa – the Queen Elizabeth is a ship that exudes glamour and refinement. 

Your Itinerary

Cunard Queen Elizabeth. Arrival in Port of Southampton 8th October 2010
DAY 1 | 9 Feb 2022
Melbourne - Embark Queen Elizabeth

Today you’ll embark the regal Queen Elizabeth, one of the finest cruise liners sailing the five oceans and a ship that treats her passengers with the finer things in life. You’ll revel in Cunard’s enviable heritage, sense of occasion and array of activities, including ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls or a posture-building yoga or t’ai chi class under the morning sun. You could even indulge in an elegant afternoon tea in the Queen’s Room. 

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DAY 2 | 10 Feb 2022
At Sea

An English Afternoon Tea on a Cunard ship is something of an institution and not to be missed. Served by immaculate white-gloved waiters, tuck into finely cut sandwiches and cream-filled sweet treats and sip a cup of the finest Earl Grey or Darjeeling in elegant surroundings worthy of royalty. An orchestral backdrop adds to the sense of occasion. 

In 2013 Adelaide was ranked as the fifth-most liveable city in the world. Estimated resident population is about 1.3 million
DAY 3 | 11 Feb 2022
Adelaide - Disembark Queen Elizabeth & Hotel Stay

Cunard cruise complete, today you’ll disembark in Adelaide, South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital. Explore the city’s heart with a visit to Victoria Square. Its vibrant 19th century Central Market bustles with the citizens hunting for fresh produce, seek out more of Australia’s natural beauty, with a visit to Mount Lofty to marvel at the views of city, enveloped in lush trees or enjoy a serene walk around the striking waterfront and stop for a glass of delicious local wine in one of the charming bars. 

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DAY 4 | 12 Feb 2022
Adelaide - Hotel Stay & Kangaroo Island Tour

Fully rested, today you’ll embark on a ferry journey to Kangaroo Island for your full-day tour. Kangaroo Island offers stunning scenery, crystal-clear waters and beautiful wilderness inhabited by native Australian animals. Begin your day with a guided beach walk amongst wild Australian sea lions at the Seal Bay Conservation Park before lunch. You’ll then spend the afternoon at Flinders Chase National Park, renowned as a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. Wander the rugged coastline to Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch where you’ll savour fantastic photo opportunities of the breathtaking sea views. 

Colorful autumn vineyards in southern Moravia
DAY 5 | 13 Feb 2022
Adelaide - Hotel Stay & Barossa Valley Tour
Relish a dreamy day out as you embark on a tour which will allow you to savour the tastes of Barossa’s mouth-watering food and delicious wine. Enjoy the tastiest flavours and chat with winemakers at Pindarie Wines and Lambert Estate, with time for coffee and chocolate port on a sun deck afterwards. Following a delicious two-course lunch with tastings at Lambert Estate, you’ll travel to Mengler Hill Lookout for beguiling views of the valley. Finally, enjoy a stop at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, where you’ll taste the house-made chocolates, paired with Vineyard Road’s handcrafted wines. 
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DAY 6 | 14 Feb 2022
Mannum - Embark PS Murray Princess

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

Danube Delta, Romania. Pelicans at sunrise
DAY 7 | 15 Feb 2022
Murray River Cruise

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 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 as you participate in the “Murray River Cup.” 

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DAY 8 | 16 Feb 2022
Murray River Cruise

Following a hearty breakfast, you’ll cruise downriver to beautiful Swan Reach for a walking tour and a visit to the Swan Reach Museum. Cruising further downriver to Sunnydale, you’ll 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. 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 ink blue sky. 

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DAY 9 | 17 Feb 2022
Murray River Cruise

Today 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 of the farewell Captain’s Dinner and Dance.

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DAY 10 | 18 Feb 2022
Mannum - Disembark PS Murray Princess & Fly Home

Your delightful Murray River adventure complete, today you’ll disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home. 

Welcome aboard the Queen Elizabeth

When Her Majesty the Queen conducted the naming ceremony in her own honour in October 2010, she continued a marvellously regal formal cruising tradition. Cunard has maintained all the refined styling, amenities and service associated with the Golden Era of cruise sailing and added modern facilities, leisure and entertainment opportunities. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are highlights of the glorious Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. Dance in the grand ballroom, enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, watch extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings or simply relax and revitalise beside one of the two lovely pool areas.

Entered service: 2010

Tonnage: 90,900

Number of Decks: 12

Passenger Capacity: 2,092

Total Crew: 1,020

Number of Cabins: 1,046

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 3

Number of Restaurants: 3

Kids Club: Yes

Entered service: 2010

Tonnage: 90,900

Number of Decks: 12

Passenger Capacity: 2,092

Total Crew: 1,020

Number of Cabins: 1,046

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 3

Number of Restaurants: 3

Kids Club: Yes

Queens Room

Head here for traditional afternoon tea or to dance the night away at one of the glamorous balls.

The Garden Lounge

Designed to have the feel of a Kew Gardens conservatory, this is the perfect place to sit back and relax.

Commodore Club

Enjoy a signature cocktail with canapés before dinner while taking in glorious panoramic views.

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 suites, the vessel also has five passenger decks all named after the Murray River’s great pioneers, features include the dining room, a fully equipped gym, a library, gift shop, two bars and two lounges.

Entered Service: August 1986

Tonnage: 1,500

Number of Decks: 5

Passenger Capacity: 120

Number of Cabins: 60

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Entered Service: August 1986

Tonnage: 1,500

Number of Decks: 5

Passenger Capacity: 120

Number of Cabins: 60

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Catch some of the sun’s glorious rays from atop the sun deck and enjoy captivating views at sunset as the amber sun descends over the landscapes.

Sit back and relax as you enjoy the hypnotising view of the paddlewheel in action from the two-storey viewing window.

Savour delicious seasonal menus, including local fresh produce, from salmon and scotch fillet to chicken and lamb shanks, in the single-sitting dining saloon.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 9 February 2022
Inside
Inside $3,299
Outside
Outside $3,999
Balcony
Balcony $4,299
Departing
Departing 9 February 2022
Inside
Inside $3,499
Outside
Outside $4,199
Balcony
Balcony $4,499
Departing
Departing 9 February 2022
Inside
Inside $3,499
Outside
Outside $4,199
Balcony
Balcony $4,499
Departing
Departing 9 February 2022
Inside
Inside $3,499
Outside
Outside $4,199
Balcony
Balcony $4,499

CALL TO BOOK: 1800 924 450

HOLIDAY CODE: CRU2245