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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3013DINNER
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.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Several menus to choose from
  • Free drinks included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees 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.

Sample menu (subject to change)
Please note: You MUST select your main course at time of booking. Catering is provided for vegetarians and special dietary needs.

Tasting platter:
  • Smoked kangaroo with a red cabbage and cranberry jelly
  • Shredded chicken tossed through a sesame glass-noodle salad
  • Prawn and scallop cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce
  • Roast pumpkin, spinach and feta pappardelle pasta served with a Napolitano sauce (vegetarian)

Main course (choice of one):
  • Chicken breast marinated and char-grilled in a basil pesto atop a corn polenta wedge served with green peas and a porcini cream sauce
  • Crispy skinned salmon fillet served with saffron mayonnaise alongside roast potatoes and a mixed leaf salad
  • Char-grilled beef eye fillet garnished with a prawn sitting on a potato and pumpkin mash, broccolini with a creamy garlic jus (served medium)
  • Seared pork loin served with roasted potatoes, carrots and capsicum with a dash of vincotto and truffle oil
  • Baked vegetable filo wrap on a puree of spinach served with a garden salad (vegetarian)

Dessert and cheese tasting plates:
  • Selection of fine desserts to share
  • Selection of Australian cheeses served with biscuits and nuts

Coffee, tea and chocolates:
  • Served with your choice of a port or liqueur

Beverage options:
  • Premium red, white and sparkling wines
  • Selection of beer
  • Comprehensive range of spirits
  • Soft drinks, orange juice and water (mineral, soda and tonic)

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Southgate Promenade Berth 3, Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct
Departure Time:
7:30pm
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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Chicken Main Course
Code: CHIC

Chicken breast marinated and char-grilled in a basil pesto atop a corn polenta wedge served with green peas and porcini cream sauce

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$91.32
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Salmon Main Course
Code: FISH

Crispy skinned salmon fillet served with saffron mayonnaise alongside roast potatoes and a mixed leaf salad

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$91.32
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Beef Main Course
Code: BEEF

Char-grilled beef eye fillet with a prawn garnish on a potato and pumpkin mash, broccolini with a creamy garlic jus (served medium)

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$91.32
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Vegetarian Main Course
Code: VEG

Baked vegetable filo wrap on a puree of spinach served with a garden salad

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$91.32
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Pork Main Course
Code: PORK

Seared pork loin served with roasted potatoes, carrots and capsicum with a dash of vincotto and truffle oil

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$91.32
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Pricing information

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

Inclusions:
  • 4-course dinner
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, basic spirits and liqueurs
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Stephanie C, December 2014

Overall a beautiful and amazing, experience!
Great for couples, a family (18 year old minimum) and parties!
Food: 4 star (Beautiful food, but could be a bit more creative with entrees and mains)
Free drinks inckuding beer, wine and spirits... could have had a wider sele tion of beer (only crown lager)

This cruise goes very slow so if you suffer from seasickness this will not be a problem.
overall a great experience and service was very well and staff were very friendly!

Reviewed by: Josephine W, December 2014

wonderful meal, great service, that was very friendly

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Tour code: 3013DINNER