PS Murray Princess

Launched in 1988, this vessel offers three decks of accommodation for 120 passengers in 60 cabins and travels at six knots. The ship offers a wonderful array of amenities and cabins spread across five spacious decks.

At 67 metres long, the Murray Princess is the largest operational paddle steamer that sails on the Murray.

Accommodation includes a multi-roomed upper deck with panoramic views of the river as you cruise. On board activities include live music and entertainment, dinner cruises, fishing excursions, nature walks, bird-watching tours, and more.

With an eventful history, the PS Murray Princess continues to serve as a sustainable heritage attraction while providing quality on board experiences.

For those who want to explore more ashore, there are plenty of excursions available. The PS Murray Princess is your gateway to a magical journey down one of Australia’s most enchanting waterways.

  • Occupancy 120
  • Tonnage 1,500 tons

Life on Board PS Murray Princess

Daily life on the Murray Princess can be exactly what you want it to be, whether it’s relaxation you crave or something a bit more active.


There is a great variety of food available on board the Murray Princess, and you’ll enjoy seasonal produce cooked by the skilled onboard chef. They also cater for different dietary requirements.

  • The Stuart Dining Room
  • The Bar


There are plenty of amenities to enjoy on board Murray Princess. Get active in the mini gym or relax with your favourite cocktail on the sun deck.

  • Bar and two lounges
  • Sun deck
  • Free wifi
  • Single-sitting dining room
  • Gift shop
  • Tender boat
  • Mini gym
  • Library, video and DVD collection
  • Lift
  • Sauna


To keep you entertained during the tranquil days on the water there’s a variety of events and activities such as lectures, wine tasting, and evening dinner and dance events.

  • Captains’ dinner and dance
  • Onshore BBQ
  • Theme Cruises
  • Wine tasting
  • Nature Walks
  • Enrichment lectures

Cabins and Suites

The accommodation on the Murray Princess is comfortable with all the amenities you would expect from a river cruiser.

Inside Cabin

Located on the lower deck the inside cabins are cosy and compact with a traditional porthole and offer double of twin bed options. Some are wheelchair accessible.

  • En suite bathrooms
  • Daily servicing
  • Electric blankets
  • Hair Dryers
  • Toiletries

Outside Cabin

The outside cabins are mostly twin-bedded rooms, with large windows creating a light and interesting space.

  • En suite bathrooms
  • Daily servicing
  • Electric blankets
  • Hair Dryers
  • Toiletries
  • Twin beds (a few double bed options, too)
  • Access to outside deck
  • Picture windows


The staterooms are spacious, light and airy, and have some added extras such as a mini bar and fridge.

  • En suite bathrooms
  • Daily servicing
  • Electric blankets
  • Hair Dryers
  • Toiletries
  • Queen size bed (extra bed in some rooms)
  • Access to outside deck
  • Mini bar
  • Fridge
  • Tea/coffee facilities

PS Murray Princess FAQ's

Where does the Murray Princess river cruise ship go?

The Murray Princess River Cruise Ship sails through the stunning landscapes of South Australia and takes guests on a 3-night adventure between Mannum and Murtho, along the mighty Murray River.

What facilities are available on board?

The Murray Princess is fully equipped with a range of modern amenities for your enjoyment including air-conditioned cabins, spacious sundecks, bar/lounge areas and onboard entertainment.

How can I book a cabin on board?

You can enquire about booking a cabin aboard the Murray Princess by visiting our website or calling our customer service team directly. They offer comprehensive packages that include accommodation, meals and other activities during your journey.

Is there Wi-Fi access on board?

Yes, free Wi-Fi access is available on board.

What types of cabins are available on the PS Murray Princess?

The PS Murray Princess offers a range of modern, comfortable and well-appointed cabins for every budget. There are three sizes of cabin—Solo/Twin, Double, and Family—each with air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom. Each cabin also has a TV and direct dial telephone.

Are there any safety precautions in place on the PS Murray Princess?

Yes, safety is a top priority on the PS Murray Princess and all passengers must adhere to strict rules relating to life jackets and adherence to Australian Maritime Regulations. As part of their commitment to passenger safety, staff members are trained in such areas as fire suppression and prevention, first aid and CPR.

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