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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

By Melbourne River Cruises
Recommended by 91% of travellers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
If you’ve already explored Melbourne on foot, see the city from a different perspective on an evening dinner cruise—a great way to avoid the daytime heat and see Melbourne illuminated by night. Without having to jostle among crowds, sail the Yarra River and pass Federation Square, Flinders Station, and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria while enjoying a 4-course meal and unlimited sparkling wine, beer, and spirits all night. **The Cruising Restaurant may sometimes operate on the Yarra Countess and the Yarra Empress, depending on demand, weather, major events, river closures, and tides**

Ages 18-99, max of 100 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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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 

  • 4-course dinner (Main choice at check out)
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, premium spirits and liqueurs
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Your evening excursion begins at Southbank Promenade, where you board your vessel and take a seat. As you sail down the Yarra River, 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.

Start:
  • Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    Southgate Berth 1. Located in front or the Langham Hotel
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3013DINNER

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • 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
    • Please advise if you are joining together with another pre-existing booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 100 travellers

    • 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.

    The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
    Are vegetarian options available during the Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise?
    Vegetarian selections are available. (Whole Baby Pumpkin filled with a stir fry of seasonal vegetables and quinoa or similar) Please specify in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout if you require the vegetarian option.
    Answered Dec 2021

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3013DINNER

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    Olivia S
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    If you are thinking of doing river cruise, this is the one
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    Hi Olivia, Thank you for leaving your feedback! We truly appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you and your partner back on board soon!
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    593MarkL
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    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Simply the perfect river cruise, constant pouring of wine accompanies a great 4 course meal that is well prepared. The crew are excellent, so attentive and friendly
    Written 24 February 2024
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    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a perfect river cruise experience with us. We appreciate your kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back aboard for another fantastic cruise in the future!
    Written 26 February 2024
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    Maryse M
    Lake Como, Italy27 contributions
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    We dud not know what to expect but then we were pleasantly surprised.... From the friendly and super helpful crew, followed by great food and good wine to the best views ever.!! The views were really breathtaking. We loved how it was perfectly timed to stop outside crown to watch the fire display.
    Lived in Melbourne over 50 years but to see our city this way was just beautiful.
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    Hello, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're glad you enjoyed your time on the Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise. Your feedback means a lot to us. We hope to serve you again soon!
    Written 21 February 2024
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    Brenda S
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    Feb 2024 • Couples
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    Hello, Thank you for leaving us your review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience on the Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise! Thank you for your recommendation, we hope to serve you again soon!
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    Michael B
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    Feb 2024 • Family
    My wife and I enjoyed the 3 hour Melbourne dinner cruise last night. Weather was excellent as was the food and beverage offering. Lovely 4 course meal finished off wish coffee. Free flowing drinks through the evening was most enjoyable. A really great experience. Staff were excellent, and attentive. Would highly recommend.
    Written 18 February 2024
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    Hi Michael, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you and your wife had a wonderful time on our Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise! Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back on board for another memorable cruise soon.
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    Fiona C
    County Kildare, Ireland3 contributions
    Feb 2024 • Family
    Fabulous experience. Food was amazing and the city skyline views at night were out of this world. Quite a moving experience also as I never thought I’d see this view in real life. Onboard staff were great - chatty and friendly. Highly recommend.
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    Hello, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience on the Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise! Thank you for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon for another memorable cruise!
    Written 19 February 2024
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    Michael Brian H
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    Feb 2024 • Couples
    We had a fantastic evening last night on the dinner cruise. Food was amazing and all inclusive drinks fabulous. We were well looked after. Service was excellent, highly recommend
    Written 11 February 2024
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    Hello Michael, Thank you for leaving your review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic evening on our dinner cruise. Thank you for recommending us, and we look forward to welcoming you back on board soon for another memorable experience!
    Written 12 February 2024
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    Wilma C
    Homer Glen, IL32 contributions
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    The dinner cruise was amazing with lots of wonderful views of the river and Melbourne. We had fish for dinner (barramundi) and it was delightful and lots of drinks. This was a great evening experience.
    Written 11 February 2024
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    Hello, We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time on our dinner cruise! Thank you for sharing your great evening experience with us, and we hope to welcome you back on board soon for another memorable cruise!
    Written 12 February 2024
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    John O
    Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    Only one way to describe this cruise.
    Amazing. The food was great and the service by Felicity and Lilly could not be faulted .We were even presented with a small cake for our anniversary
    A must do in Melbourne
    Great value for money
    Written 9 February 2024
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    Hi John, We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience on our cruise! It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the great food and faultless service provided by Felicity and Lilly and we will make sure to pass your positive comments to them. Thank you for considering our cruise a "must-do" in Melbourne, and we're glad you found it to be great value for money. We look forward to welcoming you back on board soon for another memorable experience!
    Written 12 February 2024
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    Vicki S
    1 contribution
    Brilliant dinner cruise with superb sights and wonderful staff. Incredible attention paid to detail - esp when drinks were running low. Food was excellent and beautifully displayed. 3 hr long cruise which was a lovely length of time. Highly recommend and book early as gets booked up.
    Written 8 February 2024
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    Hi Vicki, Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a brilliant dinner cruise with us. Thank you for recommending us, we look forward to welcoming you back on board soon for another memorable experience!
    Written 12 February 2024
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