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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
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    Yarra River
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    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. MAIN MENU (Subject to change) ENTRÉE: Tasting platter of; - Lamb Kofta served with minted yoghurt (GF) - Peking Duck on a bed of garden salad (GF) - Seafood Cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce (GF) MAIN COURSE | one choice per guest - Chargrilled Chicken Breast with a porcini mushroom cream sauce, served with potato and vegetables (GF) - Crispy Skinned Moroccan Salmon Fillet with a creamy pimento sauce, served with potato and vegetables - Chargrilled Beef Eye Fillet with a port wine jus, served with potato and vegetables (GF) - Portuguese Lamb Shank served upon mash potato with a confit of vegetables (GF) VEGETARIAN ENTREE: Vegetarian Filo Wrap with with goats cheese & salad (V) MAIN: Whole Baby Pumpkin filled with a stir fry of seasonal vegetables and quinoa, topped with cheese (V) (GF) Dessert & Cheese Tasting Platter is pre-selected consisting of: • Selection of Mini Desserts • Australian Cheeses, dried fruit and nuts served with crackers
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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
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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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 2 weeks ago
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 2 weeks ago
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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Dugg0 wrote a review Dec 2020
Shepparton, Australia188 contributions53 helpful votes
Cruise the Yarra and gave a 3 course meal and all you can drink while watching the lights of Melbourne slowly pass by. All the staff are great and kept my drink filled up all night. The food was restaurant quality but served on a boat. Just a fabulous night out.
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello, We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience with us! We hope to see you again and promise to keep your drink filled all night next time as well!
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CAC wrote a review Nov 2020
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The whole night was an amazing experience from the entrance to the exit. Special thanks to Mary who made our night extra fantastic with her great service, give her a pay rise - she deserves it!!!!!!!!!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your cruise and really appreciate your feedback. We will let Mary know you sent her wishes. Hope to see you again in the future!
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Nurul Aisyah H wrote a review Nov 2020
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the food was amazing! and the staff also very friendly. next time, I will bring my friends and family.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from MRCTeam, Marketing Intern at Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
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Hi Nurul, it’s great to hear you enjoyed our cuisine! Our chefs work very hard to ensure our food is great. Thank you for this response and we hope to see you again with your friends and family next time.
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Melbourne River Cruises
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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Mickyboydb
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Day Out
Saw the river trips advertised got the tickets and got on board fantastic river trip takes an hour full Commentary
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Scenic81957
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Mundane and below average
Most exciting part of the tour was at the start when an altercation between a number of old ladies one of whom had
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chelle1983
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Terrible service
Disgusting service received this morning by the man at the Berth 2 kiosk and Daniel. Having already done the Dock
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HatishMayer
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Great Outdoors Lifestyle
It's Australia ... you can't go wrong! That's the short & long of it. My favourite country without any doubt. Need
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Mats N
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Not worth it
First they arrived 15 minutes late that ment that the other group got a hour and 15 min tour , which means we got a
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1936Chevy
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Sam the Captain was the best.
Excellent informative cruise. Sam the captain was informative with an interesting twist on all his facts. Absolut
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Destination291436
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Yvonne
Great commentary all the way to Williamstown funny, informative. And plenty left to look up for yourself.
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