Specifications of PS Murray Princess
|Year built||1988 / Age: 33|
|Owner||Sealink Travel Group|
|Operator||Captain Cook Cruises|
|Speed||6 kn / 11 kph / 7 mph|
|Length (LOA)||67 m / 220 ft|
|Beam (width)||15 m / 49 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||1506 gt|
|Passengers||60 - 120|
|Decks with cabins||3|
PS Murray Princess Review
Review of PS Murray Princess
PS Murray Princess is a paddle-wheeler operating from her homeport of Mannum South Australia, along Murray River. The regular cruise schedule offers a 3-night itinerary departing each Friday, a 4-night itinerary departing each Monday or a 7-night combined itinerary departing either Friday or Monday. There are also "special" Murray Princess cruises, like the 7-night one-way itineraries from Mannum to either Renmark or Loxton. The paddle-wheeler has 5 decks, of which 3 are with cabins (passenger and crew staterooms).
The vessel is Australia-flagged (MMSI tba) and registered in Mannum (South Australia).
Murray Princess has 60 cabins which include inside, outside and limited mobility (wheelchair accessible) staterooms. Probably the most popular onboard place is the double-story stylish PaddleWheel Lounge, with floor-ceiling windows that look out on the riverboat's large stern paddlewheel. The 4th Deck (Sturt Deck) is home to Sturt Deck Bar and Sturt Dining Room, both with an inviting feel. During the sunny days, passengers can venture up to the ship's Sun Deck and enjoy the scenery pass by. There are also a Gym, Sauna Room, Spa (massage room).
The Murray Princess paddle-wheeler is the latest of such ships that date back to the late 19th century. At a little more than 67 m (220 ft) in length and weighing just more than 1500 tonnes, PS Murray Princess is the biggest paddle-wheeler ever to operate on River Murray, as well as the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere. For similarly-designed (but way larger) paddlewheel riverboats in the USA, you can check the fleets of American Cruise Lines and the American Steamboat Company.
Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.
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