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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

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What could be a more memorable way to enjoy a meal in Melbourne than a gourmet dinner cruise along the Yarra River? Watch the city light up during this 3-hour cruise and enjoy Melbourne's noted fine dining in the comfort of a floating restaurant. Sip wine, beer and spirits while you admire the changing vistas of the city skyline and pass by waterfront parks and attractions like the Royal Botanic Gardens and Federation Square. This is a great activity for those who have been to Melbourne before and are looking for a new way to enjoy the city.

Check out the 14th & 15th of February for our Valentine's Day Special, includes chocolate and flowers on arrival at your table.

Choice of Entree (need to be chosen at check out)
Seafood Cocktail
Lamb Kofta
Ratatouille Filo Parcel(V)

Mains(Choice of Beef,Chicken,Salmon,Lamb or Veg)

Choice of Dessert (need to be chosen at check out)
Sticky Date Pudding
Apple Crumble

Premium Victorian Wines, Sparkling, Spirits and Soft drinks.
You'll start at
Southbank Promenade
Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, AustraliaSouthgate Berth 1. Located in front or the Langham Hotel
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    Your Melbourne dinner cruise starts at Southbank Promenade on the southern side of the Yarra River. Hop aboard the Spirit of Melbourne — your fully enclosed floating restaurant — and set off up the river. As you cruise along the Yarra, admire the lights of the city and pass by waterfront attractions like Flinders Station, Federation Square, the Royal Botanic Gardens, AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena and Riverside Park. Your 4-course dinner is prepared by expert chefs and matched with premium Australian wines. While you dine, enjoy attentive service and the lively yet romantic atmosphere. Choose from a variety of beverages such as beer, spirits, and red, white or sparkling wine, and end your meal with a glass of port or a liqueur. Your unique dinner experience ends when you return to Southbank Promenade. -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- Sample 3-hour dinner menu: Catering is provided for vegetarians and special dietary needs, please advise when booking. Entrée: (One selection per guest) • Imperial Seafood Cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce (GF) • Lamb Kofta served with a mediterranean salad and minted yoghurt (GF) • Ratatouille Filo Parcel served with goats cheese and salad (V) Main Course (One selection per guest) • Chargrilled Chicken Breast with a porcini mushroom cream sauce, served with potato and seasonal vegetables • Crispy Skinned Moroccan Salmon Fillet with a creamy pimento sauce, served with potato and seasonal vegetables • Pan Fried Beef Eye Fillet cooked “medium” with a creamy green peppercorn jus, served with potato and seasonal vegetables (GF) • Portuguese Lamb Shank on a base of mash potato with a confit of vegetables (GF) • Whole Baby Pumpkin filled with a stir fry of seasonal vegetables and quinoa, topped with melted cheese (V) (GF) Dessert: (One selection per guest) • Sticky Date Pudding served with butterscotch sauce & ice-cream • Jubilee Apple Crumble served with ice-cream Beverages - Premium selection of Red, White & Sparkling Wines - Selection of Beers & a range of Spirits - Soft Drinks & Orange Juice - Port or Liqueur (Available upon request during Tea & Coffee service)
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You'll return to the starting point
  • 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’ll board your vessel and take a seat. As you sail down the Yarra River, you’ll 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
Departure Time
7:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Dinner - 4-course dinner(Choose entrée and dessert at check out)
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, premium spirits and liqueurs
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entree and Dessert to be chosen at the time of booking, please make note in the special requirement section. Alternatively you can contact us
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 30 travelers
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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Popular mentions
We booked this evening months before we came to Melbourne and were looking forward to it. We had regular updates from the company which was good and we pre selected our starters and desserts. As it was the day after Valentine’s Day there had been more uptake and they put on 2
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Highly Recommend the Yarra River Dinner Cruise with the Spirit of Melbourne! It's a great way to see the City during the daylight and then the beautiful City lights by night! The food was good, as was the wine and service. We had a wonderful Spring 30 C degree, calm evening to
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Myself and my husband spent a fabulous evening in the Spirit of Melbourne. I’m coeliac and there were lots of options. We had the prawn cocktail and lamb koftas to start with GF bread. I had salmon as a main that was just lovely, then there was a selection of desserts and I had
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Very enjoyable, food was excellent as was the service, glasses were filled fairly rapidly. Very lovely evening on the river.
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You meet at the boat and have an allocated table. Everything is clean and exceptionally well presented. The staff are warm and welcoming. The food is sensational and drinks are ongoing. It is a smooth journey down the Yarra River and I would recommend it and will certainly
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About the operator
By: Melbourne River Cruises
Banstead, United Kingdom
Poor vfm and customer service
The trip was overpriced, the captain’s commentary was lacklustre and to top it all he requested that we (the only
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Maitland, Australia
Not too bad
Peter and John do a good job but if I was doing it again I wouldn't bother with the second section that goes to
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Lovely evening
We booked this evening months before we came to Melbourne and were looking forward to it. We had regular updates
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Ideal way if limited to time.
Took the Yarra River cruise - upstream and downstream. Comfortable enough boat (plastic seats), plenty viewing
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Jan B
Winter Park, Colorado
Spectacular Melbourne Skyline and City Views!!
Highly Recommend the Yarra River Dinner Cruise with the Spirit of Melbourne! It's a great way to see the City
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Marika V
Townsville, Australia
A pleasant evening
I took some elderly interstate visitors on the twilight cruise. They did not have any trouble with getting on/off
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Dublin, Ireland
Really lovely evening
Myself and my husband spent a fabulous evening in the Spirit of Melbourne. I’m coeliac and there were lots of
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Lois A
London, United Kingdom
Melbourne River Cruise
Would recommend doing this river cruise as it was informative and a pleasant way to pass an hour but be warned we
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Perth, Australia
4 course dinner cruise on the Spirit of Melbourne
Very enjoyable, food was excellent as was the service, glasses were filled fairly rapidly. Very lovely evening on
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
Informative and sort of comfortable
Sort of comfortable? It was 43c so not their fault, too bloody hot to be outside but we went anyway. Great
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