South Australia promoting Murray River cruises

By Michelle Baran
In an effort to get in on the popularity of river cruising, South Australia is hoping to promote its Murray River region as a viable option to fans of floating along inland waterways.

The region’s tourism marketing organization noted that “North Americans are flocking to river cruises in record numbers, making it one of the hottest trends in travel.”

Cruises along South Australia’s Murray River, such as those offered by Captain Cook Cruises, include stops in historical ports as well as excursions to aboriginal sites and to native wildlife shelters. On-shore guides lead passengers on nature walks and ecotours and take them to food and wine tastings at the region’s vineyards. Weather permitting, passengers might also experience an Aussie-style campfire and barbecue on the river bank.

The Captain Cook Cruises along the Murray River take place on the 120-passenger paddlewheeler Murray Princess. There are two spas and saunas onboard, a sun deck and bar, two lounges and a dining saloon.
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