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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

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What could be a more memorable way to enjoy a meal in Melbourne than a gourmet dinner cruise along the Yarra River? Watch the city light up during this 3-hour cruise and enjoy Melbourne's noted fine dining in the comfort of a floating restaurant. Sip wine, beer and spirits while you admire the changing vistas of the city skyline and pass by waterfront parks and attractions like the Royal Botanic Gardens and Federation Square. This is a great activity for those who have been to Melbourne before and are looking for a new way to enjoy the city.
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Check out the 14th & 15th of February for our Valentine's Day Special, includes chocolate and flowers on arrival at your table.

Choice of Entree (need to be chosen at check out)
Seafood Cocktail
Lamb Kofta
Ratatouille Filo Parcel(V)

Mains(Choice of Beef,Chicken,Salmon,Lamb or Veg)

Choice of Dessert (need to be chosen at check out)
Sticky Date Pudding
Apple Crumble

Premium Victorian Wines, Sparkling, Spirits and Soft drinks.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Southbank Promenade
Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, AustraliaSouthgate Berth 1. Located in front or the Langham Hotel
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    Yarra River
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    Your Melbourne dinner cruise starts at Southbank Promenade on the southern side of the Yarra River. Hop aboard the Spirit of Melbourne — your fully enclosed floating restaurant — and set off up the river. As you cruise along the Yarra, admire the lights of the city and pass by waterfront attractions like Flinders Station, Federation Square, the Royal Botanic Gardens, AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena and Riverside Park. Your 4-course dinner is prepared by expert chefs and matched with premium Australian wines. While you dine, enjoy attentive service and the lively yet romantic atmosphere. Choose from a variety of beverages such as beer, spirits, and red, white or sparkling wine, and end your meal with a glass of port or a liqueur. Your unique dinner experience ends when you return to Southbank Promenade. -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- Sample 3-hour dinner menu: Catering is provided for vegetarians and special dietary needs, please advise when booking. Entrée: (One selection per guest) • Imperial Seafood Cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce (GF) • Lamb Kofta served with a mediterranean salad and minted yoghurt (GF) • Ratatouille Filo Parcel served with goats cheese and salad (V) Main Course (One selection per guest) • Chargrilled Chicken Breast with a porcini mushroom cream sauce, served with potato and seasonal vegetables • Crispy Skinned Moroccan Salmon Fillet with a creamy pimento sauce, served with potato and seasonal vegetables • Pan Fried Beef Eye Fillet cooked “medium” with a creamy green peppercorn jus, served with potato and seasonal vegetables (GF) • Portuguese Lamb Shank on a base of mash potato with a confit of vegetables (GF) • Whole Baby Pumpkin filled with a stir fry of seasonal vegetables and quinoa, topped with melted cheese (V) (GF) Dessert: (One selection per guest) • Sticky Date Pudding served with butterscotch sauce & ice-cream • Jubilee Apple Crumble served with ice-cream Beverages - Premium selection of Red, White & Sparkling Wines - Selection of Beers & a range of Spirits - Soft Drinks & Orange Juice - Port or Liqueur (Available upon request during Tea & Coffee service)
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • A Melbourne luxury dinner cruise shows you a different side of the city
  • Combine sightseeing with a culinary experience
  • Admire the city of Melbourne when its illuminated by night
  • Take advantage of free-flowing beer, wine, and spirits 
What to Expect
Your evening excursion begins at Southbank Promenade, where you’ll board your vessel and take a seat. As you sail down the Yarra River, you’ll see top Melbourne attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Flinders Station, Rod Laver Arena, and Riverside Park illuminated by night.  Enjoy a premium 4-course meal of Australian-inspired cuisine, including lamb, beef, and seafood, accompanied by free-flowing wine, beer, sparkling wine, and spirits. Your meal culminates with cheese, coffee, and a glass of port or liqueur. At the end of the cruise, the boat returns to Southbank Promenade.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Departure Time
7:30 PM
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Dinner - 4-course dinner(Choose entrée and dessert at check out)
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, premium spirits and liqueurs
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entree and Dessert to be chosen at the time of booking, please make note in the special requirement section. Alternatively you can contact us
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair access
  • If wanting to add children please contact us
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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My husband and I decided we wanted to do something special while we were in Melbourne for a couple of days. So I booked the spirit of Melbourne dinner cruise. It was easy to book and by the next day we had an email to select our main meal from the menu. Once we did that we then
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visited australia countless times and this is the first time ive really felt ripped off. Booked and paid for 5 people and turned up to find we had booked a week later so had to cancel with 7 days notice only to be told 10 days notice was minimum. They were going to take all $700
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Cruise was disappointing as we initially went up and down between 2 bridges (right in front of our Hotel) as the tide was too high for us to get under it. After the tide dropped, we did move on but it was dark and there was nothing to see! The food was ok but the alcohol was
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We did a Sunday night cruise (much quieter than the Friday or Saturday night, highly recommended). The food was terrific, great quality and a bonus cheese plate at the end (which we sure didn't need, but appreciated). It's a lovely experience and view from the boat, and lovely
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My husband and I had a lovely night on the Dinner Cruise, we have to thank Mary who was amazing , friendly , caring and went out of her way to make sure our night was special. The food was delicious and we will definitely return.
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By: Melbourne River Cruises
830 reviews
Cosmopolitan766027
100
Great way to see the city
A nice cruise that goes up and down the Yarra River. There was a lot of wind the day I took the cruise. I had been
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92georginam
10
A romantic night out
My husband and I decided we wanted to do something special while we were in Melbourne for a couple of days. So I
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KellyCrichton
10
Loved it ❤️
Myself and 16 yr old done the river cruise from city to Williamstown.We both loved it.The captain and his team
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Incrediblesfamily
Whakatane
63
Major rip off
visited australia countless times and this is the first time ive really felt ripped off. Booked and paid for 5
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SylviaTourstein
14525
Simple and enjoyable day boat ride
Melbourne River Cruise - Yarra Princess ⭐️⭐️⭐️ A choice of one or two hour sightseeing cruise. We took the two
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JulietteD911
Foxton Beach, null, New Zealand
9525
A lazy hour on the river
We had this hour long trip as part of a cruise ship excursion. Things were very orderly and well organised. The
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Collette B
Horsham, United Kingdom
263
Bit of fun
Cruise was disappointing as we initially went up and down between 2 bridges (right in front of our Hotel) as the
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ZippyLondon
London, United Kingdom
381328
The floating greenhouse
Spent an hour on the Princess which is effectively a floating greenhouse. Hot, humid and deeply uncomfortable. The
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171stevenz
Rose Bay, Australia
6621
Raining but well put together
One never knows what to expect - however the food was excellent - generous proportions, very tasteful and food of
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Rachel H
Padbury
114
Great views, food and service
We did a Sunday night cruise (much quieter than the Friday or Saturday night, highly recommended). The food was
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Sue F
93
Melbourne River Cruises
We thoroughly enjoyed our Yarra cruise, impressed not only by the sights but by the excellent and friendly staff
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TerryH558
Eltham, Australia
224
Must do - Wow factor
To celebrate my wife’s 70th birthday we took the family on a Melbourne River Dinner Cruise. Wow what a way to
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jenniferwren64
Cairns, Australia
132
Informative look into Melbourne history
I have been to Melbourne many times and this was well worth doing. You get to see things from a different
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DebL279
Melbourne, Australia
4629
Dining on the Yarra
My husband and I had a lovely night on the Dinner Cruise, we have to thank Mary who was amazing , friendly ,
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bhyland
Virginia
2413
Visitor must-see in Melbourne!
Loved the afternoon ferry ride to Williamstown. Great narration by the extremely knowledgeable captain as we
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