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Cruise Holiday Overview

  • Ship PS Murray Princess
  • Duration 8 NIGHTS
  • Departure 27 February 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Event
  • Cruise code AUS2236

Includes tours of barossa Valley & kangaroo island

4 night full-board River cruise on board PS Murray Princess 

Exclusive Event

Exclusive Murder Mystery Event on board
PS Murray Princess

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Agatha Christie’s timeless masterpiece as you enjoy an interactive murder mystery break on board the PS Murray Princess.

Begin this unique holiday experience in Adelaide, with a hotel stay and two memorable tours. On a day tour in the Barossa Valley, you’ll sample award-winning wines and explore quaint Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement. You’ll also join a two-day tour on Kangaroo Island.

In Mannum, you’ll embark the paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess, for your cruise along the historic Murray River. Highlights include wine tastings at a boutique winery and explorations of Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, as well as wondrous wildlife experiences during nocturnal tours and a scenic tender boat ride.

This marvellous river cruise will be even more unique and unforgettable, however, as you’ll be immersed in an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery complete with interactive characters, clues, evidence, and a fiendishly clever plot. Experience glamour, luxury, thrills, and excitement as you piece together clues from professional actors to correctly unmask the murderer in your midst.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board 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

Exclusive event

Interactive, on-board murder mystery experience

Hotel Stays

3 night five-star hotel stay in Adelaide at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide with breakfast

1 night four-star stay in Kangaroo Island at the Aurora Ozone Hotel with breakfast, lunch and dinner

Fully Escorted Kangaroo Island Tours

2 day Kangaroo Island tour including:

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery

Clifford’s Honey Farm

In-Flight Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain

Seal Bay Conservation Park guided beach walk

Lunch at Emu Bay Lavender Farm

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

Flinders Chase National Park

Fully Escorted Barossa Valley Tours

Full day Barossa Valley tour with lunch and wine tastings including:

Beerenberg Strawberry Farm

Free time at Hahndorf

Lambert Estate with Lunch & Wine Tasting

Photo Stop at Menglers Hill Lookout

Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting at Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
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Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Adelaide: Hotel Stay

Spend a night in South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital. Compact in size and with a number of major arts institutions and entertainment venues as well as 29 large public parks, Adelaide regularly ranks among the world’s most liveable cities.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Day 2
Kangaroo Island: Tour & Hotel Stay

Embark on a ferry journey to Kangaroo Island. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery for a guided tour and BBQ lunch before witnessing a Birds of Prey show. Finish your day with a beach walk at the Seal Bay Conservation Park.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Aurora Ozone Hotel

Day 3
Kangaroo Island: Tour & Adelaide Hotel Stay

Enjoy more of the attractions of this captivating island with a visit to Flinders Chase National Park. Travel to Vivonne Bay Lodge for a delectable lunch, then onto your final stop of the day at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Day 4
Barossa & Hahndorf: Tour & Adelaide Hotel Stay

Embark on a tour of the Barossa Valley, South Australia’s premium wine region. Soak up the sprawling vineyards of Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre and pay a visit to Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Day 5
Mannum: Embark Ship

Embark PS Murray Princess and step back into the Roaring Twenties. Life’s good – except there’s a murderer in our midst; it’s your job to uncover them as you experience an exclusive Agatha Christie-style murder mystery, complete with red herrings, clues and evidence.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: PS Murray Princess

Day 6

Savour a leisurely morning as you cruise to Blanchetown, where you’ll moor overnight. This evening you’re in for another deadly treat as you continue to gather clues and attempt to unmask the murderer on board before they strike again.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: PS Murray Princess

Day 7
Swan Reach

Cruise downriver to beautiful Swan Reach for a walking tour and a visit to the Swan Reach Museum. Continuing to Sunnydale, you’ll experience your final night of fiendish fun before you finally find out whodunnit.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: PS Murray Princess

Day 8
Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve

Cruise slowly down river to Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve for a guided boardwalk tour to witness ancient rock carvings. Return to your vessel for a further cruise to Younghusband.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: PS Murray Princess

Day 9
Mannum: Disembark & Fly Home

Your Murray River cruise ends today as you sail back into Mannum. Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your journey home.

Overnight: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Barossa Valley Tour
Explore Barossa Valley's renowned wines on an exclusive full-day tour from Adelaide. Enjoy tastings at Jacobs Creek Visitor Centre and Lambert Estate, complemented by a winery tour and lunch. Venture into the scenic Adelaide Hills and historic Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement, for additional superb wine experiences.
Kangaroo Island Tour
Explore Kangaroo Island's beauty on a two-day tour. Start at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, then stroll through Seal Bay Conservation Park with sea lions. Visit Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park for Koalas, Kangaroos, Wallabies, snakes, and endangered species. Immerse in Australia's wildlife and stunning landscapes for unforgettable memories.
Hahndorf Tour
Nestled in the Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Founded in 1839 by Lutheran migrants, its charming streets are adorned with timber cottages, European-style bakeries, and artisanal shops. Discover the town’s ancient culture, distinctive ambiance, and delicious cuisine amid stunning countryside landscapes.
Murder Mystery River Cruise
Exclusive to Imagine guests, experience an Agatha Christie-style mystery with interactive characters, clues, and a clever plot as you attend two Gala Theatre Dinners where the mystery deepens. Dress in 1920s or 1930s attire and unleash your inner detective as you compete to unmask the murderer.

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 Twin Prices from $5,499pp

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
Cruise Code: AUS2236
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Outside Twin Prices from $6,299pp

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
Cruise Code: AUS2236
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Stateroom Prices from $6,999pp

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
Cruise Code: AUS2236
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Your Hotel Stays


Included Hotel

Stamford Plaza Adelaide (Or Similar)

The five-star Stamford Plaza Adelaide hotel embodies luxury and sophistication in South Australia. Nestled along North Terrace, it offers 335 opulent rooms and suites, each blending modern elegance with comfort. With breathtaking views of the city skyline or Adelaide Oval, guests indulge in unparalleled luxury. The hotel boasts exquisite dining options, a rooftop pool, and state-of-the-art conference facilities. Its central location ensures easy access to Adelaide’s cultural attractions and business hubs, making Stamford Plaza Adelaide a premier choice for discerning travellers seeking world-class accommodations in the heart of the city.

Kangaroo Island

Included Hotel

Aurora Ozone Hotel (Or Similar)

Discover the epitome of seaside elegance at the Aurora Ozone Hotel. Nestled on Kangaroo Island’s pristine shores, this charming haven seamlessly blends contemporary luxury with panoramic ocean views. Immerse yourself in refined comfort and indulge in locally-inspired cuisine at our exquisite restaurant. Whether you seek adventure or relaxation, our central location ensures easy access to the island’s treasures. Elevate your experience at Aurora Ozone Hotel, where every moment is a celebration of coastal sophistication and warm hospitality.

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