Capt CookMurray Princess

Discover the beauty, history and culture of the Murray River between Mannum and Blanchetown, South Australia while sailing on board Captain Cook Cruises’ paddlewheeler “Murray Princess”.

The four night cruise takes you past picturesque scenery as you cruise at a leisurely pace along the Mighty Murray. Sitting in the spacious glass walled lounge at the aft of the ship, you become mesmerised, watching the giant paddlewheel turn.

The “Murray Princess” cruises past towering red limestone cliffs, through ancient gorges and along riverbanks lined with mallee scrub and red gum forests. Each day features exciting day trips to historic river ports, Aboriginal archaeological sites, a working sheep station and woolshed, a native wildlife shelter and vineyard and cellar door tasting.

A special four night Murray River Celebrity Cook Cruise, departing Monday, 9 March 2015 will see MasterChef winner, Julie Goodwin, on board “Murray Princess” for her third cruise, working with Captain Cook Cruises. Julie will be holding three cooking demonstrations on board and hosting a three course dinner for passengers. The dinner menu will be selected by Julie and prepared by the Captain Cook Cruises’ kitchen.

Julie Goodwin low res imageJulie first hosted a specialist cruise with Captain Cook Cruises in 2013 and again this year. She is looking forward to the cruise saying “I had such a great time cooking on “Murray Princess”, when I was asked to do a third cooking cruise I immediately said yes. I’m looking forward to meeting even more passengers on this cruise and having a lot of fun cooking in the kitchen with them. I also can’t wait to return to the beautiful Murray River.

Richard Doyle, Head of Sales and Marketing at Captain Cook Cruises said “Past passengers made it very clear how much they loved Julie’s food and wanted her to return. The opportunity to meet and chat informally with Julie throughout the cruise was a major highlight.”

The cruise includes all meals, accommodation, three cooking demonstrations by Julie Goodwin, a hosted dinner with Julie, Captain’s dinner, most tours, scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or onsite car parking and all facilities on board, including the use of spa, sauna, gym, sun deck, two bars, two lounges, single sitting dining saloon and entertainment.

If four nights is not long enough, why not extend to seven nights, by including the three night Discovery Cruise departing Friday 6 March 2015 which includes a free Barossa Valley day tour

Julie Goodwin became the first winner of MasterChef in 2009. Viewers loved her honesty, sense of humour and humble cooking style. When her first cookbook, Our Family Table, was published, Julie became one of Australia’s best selling authors; her book held the number one slot in the book charts for over ten weeks. In 2012, Julie dusted off her MasterChef apron for charity in MasterChef AllStars, raising an incredible $15,000 for Oxfam in the process. Julie writes a regular column in Australian Women’s Weekly and released her latest cookbook Gather in March 2013, which celebrates the family focused style of cooking she loves. Her next book is due out in October 2014.

Sandra Tiltman


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