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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise provided by Melbourne River Cruises

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
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£78.13
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Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
Tour snapshot
A Melbourne luxury dinner cruise shows you a different side of the city
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
100
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    100
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
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.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3013DINNER
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 4-course dinner (Main choice at check out)
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, premium spirits and liqueurs
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia Southgate Berth 1. Located in front or the Langham Hotel
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 4-course dinner (Main choice at check out)
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, premium spirits and liqueurs
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia Southgate Berth 1. Located in front or the Langham Hotel
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

4.5
86 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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NA- Australia
Dandenong, Australia583 contributions
Seeing beautiful Melbourne- great meal too. We had perfect weather motored past a number of the iconic Yarra River side sights all the way past Toorak. Great service, amenable staff. Only one negative… why the piped music. Loved the evening thank you
Written 20 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Grace T
92 contributions
Dec 2021
A must do! We absolutely loved our experience on the dinner cruise. The staff were fantastic, so friendly and attentive. They never let your drink go empty and really made an impact on the whole experience. The food, delicious! We were lucky enough to get a superb summer evening. We stood on the deck drink in hand and watched the sunset! I'd recommend this to everyone and would love to do it again. Well done team, thankyou for a fantastic evening.
Written 10 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Grace! Thank you for choosing us and providing such a positive review! We're are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience on our dinner cruise and the sunset view. Hope to see you cruising with us again soon!
Written 19 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Deborah B
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Our favourite part of cruise was the hospitality! Amazing! The food was absolutely beautiful 🤩 it was a very special way to spend our anniversary.
Written 30 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Deborah, Thanks for your 5 star review on the Spirit of Melbourne. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time on the cruise and happy anniversary! Hope to see you on board with us again soon!
Written 6 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Courtenay Z
Melbourne, Australia1,415 contributions
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 booking for example lists “tea, coffee and chocolate” as the final inclusion but this just never happened so there were a few disappointing elements given the premium price paid and impacted negatively on value for money.

Overall it was nice to experience once but I wouldn’t go again or recommend it for a special occasion or as a must do experience unfortunately, especially for the priced, I would expect better quality.

To start you get a dinner roll (thank goodness as 7:30 is so late to eat for me I’m getting old lol) then an Entree Tasting Platter each that has Lamb Kofta (served with minted yoghurt) - my favourite of the night, Peking Duck (on a bed of garden salad) & Seafood Cocktail (dressed in a creamy seafood sauce)

You then get a choice of main to be ordered at the time of booking and we shared:

1. Crispy Skinned Moroccan Salmon Fillet with a creamy pimento sauce, served with potato and seasonal vegetables (although salad not actually vegetables and was overcooked)

2. Chargrilled Beef Eye Fillet cooked “medium” with a port wine jus, served with potato and seasonal vegetables (which was also over cooked and definitely not served medium)

You then share a Dessert Platter including (I think these were right as there was no menu on the sat to review) Tiramisu, Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake, Carrot Cake & Brandy Custard (the brandy was so strong if almost knocked my socks off).

Finally we had a Cheese Tasting Platter (Australian Cheeses, dried fruit and nuts served with crackers). As mentioned tea and coffee were listed but never offered or served.

Drinks were included but it’s seated service so you can only get so much, drinks were often empty and waited awhile before replenishment even for this like me who don’t drink alcohol!

The trip itself was nice and takes 2 round trips up towards the MCG and back again.
Written 16 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MRC M
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.
Written 18 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

traja36
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
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 😁😁😁😁
Written 13 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.
Written 24 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Juliana M
1 contribution
Feb 2021
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 a hot night, right next to the door and the window.
I can't wait to return with my family to experience this all over again.
Written 21 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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! :)
Written 24 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alisha S
1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Couples
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.
Written 25 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.
Written 6 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pat G
Geelong, Australia24 contributions
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
Written 17 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 4 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dugg0
Shepparton, Australia195 contributions
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.
Written 10 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 4 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CAC
1 contribution
Nov 2020 • Couples
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!!!!!!!!!
Written 28 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 4 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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