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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise provided by Melbourne River Cruises

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Southbank Promenade
    Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    Southgate Berth 1. Located in front or the Langham Hotel
    See address & details
  • 1
    Yarra River
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Southbank
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Southbank Promenade
    Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
    Southgate Berth 1. Located in front or the Langham Hotel
    See address & details
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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 
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 4-course dinner (Main choice at check out)
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, premium spirits and liqueurs
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra River
  • Entry/Admission - Southbank
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • If wanting to add children please contact us
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
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.
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Courtenay Z wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia1,415 contribution114 helpful votes
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I decided to book the dinner cruise as part of hubby’s birthday present this year. It was a relatively nice experience with a beautiful view the whole 3 hour trip (we were lucky enough to get a window table) but the atmosphere and value were a little bit of a let down. The
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Response from MRC M, Marketing Intern at Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Spirit of Melbourne dinner cruise. We truly value your opinion and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. Our goal is provide our customers with the best possible hospitality and service. We take pride in our food served on board and we are deeply sorry that you weren't able to enjoy it. We hope you can give us another chance to surpass your expectations. We hope to see you again in the future and wish you the very best.
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traja36 wrote a review Mar 2021
Sydney, Australia20 contributions1 helpful vote
As I do travel alone quite often ! I like to do these dinner cruises in different major cities. This was all I expected and more. The 4 courses were all amazing food. The service was friendly and made the night just that little bit more again. Highly recommend 😁😁😁😁
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
Responded 24 Mar 2021
Hello, thanks for travelling down all the way from Sydney and coming on a cruise with us! We love hearing that you have enjoyed your time on the cruise, and glad that you feel that way about our service and food. Feel free to come down to Melbourne and visit us again.
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Juliana M wrote a review Feb 2021
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The whole experience was so amazing. The food was very high quality and delicious. The staff are amazing, all very warm and welcoming even when we made them late as I had the wrong location in mind :( I had asked for a window seat at booking and it was the most perfect spot on
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
Responded 24 Mar 2021
Hi Juliana! Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had a pleasant cruise with us! Can’t wait to see you with your family again, and we will be sure to wait for you! :)
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Alisha S wrote a review Dec 2020
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The staff was rude when I asked them for window table. The booking option didn’t allow to choose table of my choice, when I asked the staff onboard for window table their response was really rude.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Dear Alisha, We are extremely sorry that you had an unpleasant experience with us. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention, our company strives to provide an excellent experience for all customers and unfortunately, we did not achieve it this time. We are looking into this issue now to ensure optimal experiences are provided going forward.
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Pat G wrote a review Dec 2020
Geelong, Australia21 contributions8 helpful votes
Really enjoyed the evening. The service was excellent and the food very good. It was a relaxing trip with a great view of Melbourne by night
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
Responded 4 Jan 2021
Hi Pat, Thank you for this feedback, we greatly appreciate it. Hopefully we will see you again for a relaxing trip on one of our day cruises next time!
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About the operator

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By: Melbourne River Cruises
lync19
lync19
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Great river cruise
We went on the two hour cruise both ways from Southbank Berth 2 Peter was the captain and did a fantastic commenta
DTrainTravels
DTrainTravels
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Good Way To Spend An Hour
We did the A and B option travelling up and down stream. Probably the better option is the one towards the Port of
traveller262
traveller262
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A pleasant sight-seeing voyage
An enjoyable 1 hour upriver cruise (cruise B). Saw a side of Melbourne CBD I hadn't seen before. Commentary was inf
Sarabun139
Sarabun139
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Melbourne River Cruise
Really enjoyed the cruise. Relaxing and interesting. Would recommend to families and couples. Williamstown is a nic
jakeh620
jakeh620
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30th Birthday Function! THANK YOU
Celebrated my 30th birthday on Yarra Empress. couldn't have asked for a better crew and boat. Blew away my expecta
Masterofsolotravels
Masterofsolotravels
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Great high tea cruise with Magic Charters
Nearly a year in the making, my aunty and I (Trip Advisor PLEASE fix the families option! The world doesn’t revolve
Solo003
Solo003
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Great cruise
Great cruise very relaxing. Beautiful scenery along the river. Awesome city views. I did the A & B cruise. Really
619jeffry
619jeffry
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Take a water-level view of Melbourne
Melbourne without the Yarra would be like London without the Thames. The Yarra, despite its great improvement, rema
Claireklaus
Claireklaus
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Unbelievable
The best night out I’ve had in a long time. Food is great and there is plenty of it. Staff are friendly and helpful
desi0810
desi0810
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Fantastic Christmas Function
We book 3 hours cocktail cruise for Christmas Function. It was an amazing experience from Melbourne River Cruises.
810reneem
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Ms Renee Martin
Had a wonderful time on board and the trip up and down the Yarra River was one I'll remember forever. Staff on boar
Gwendoline B
Gwendoline B
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Perfect Venue for Saturday Night Dinner
Had a wonderful dinner cruise from Berth 1, Southbank BVD. Staff were, professional and warm at the same time prov
619jeffry
619jeffry
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Take a trip down the Yarra
It's worthwhile taking a cruise down the Yarra and across Port Phillip Bay to Williamstown. Williamstown was once V
619jeffry
619jeffry
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Across the Bay to Williamstown
Williamstown was once Victoria's principle port but now it's a bayside suburb. . The cruise down the Yarra River an
920bee
920bee
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Great Day.
We were on the ferry from Southgate to Williamstown early March departed 2.00pm. We just wanted to pass on our than
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