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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. If you are booking for more than 1-passenger but would like different main meals, please note this in the 'special requirements' box when booking.

Tasting platter:
    • Balsamic glazed smoked lamb on mash potato
    • Shredded Chicken tossed through a sesame glass noodle salad
    • Prawn and Scallop cocktail dressed in a creamy seafood sauce
    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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    Departure Dates:
    Departure Point:
    Southgate Promenade Berth 3, Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct
    Departure Time:
    7:30pm
    Duration:
    3 hours (approx.)
    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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    USD $82.31
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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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    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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    Vegetarian Main Course
    Code: VEG

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

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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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    2-Hour Sunday Dinner Cruise
    Code: 2SUNDAY

    2-hour Sunday Dinner Cruise. Includes 3-course meal, beverages and cruise. Departing at 6:30pm from Southbank Promenade Berth 3. Please advise of your dinner choice as per itinerary when booking.

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    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
    • Please note: If you are booking for more than 1-passenger but would like different main meals, please note this in the 'special requirements' box when booking.
    Itinerary:
    2-Hour Sunday 3-Course Dinner Cruise Menu:

    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. If you are booking for more than 1-passenger but would like different main meals, please note this in the 'special requirements' box when booking.

    Entree:
    • Soup du jour (chefs choice) (GF)

    Main Course (choice of one):

    • Tandoori chicken breast with mint yoghurt
    • Char-grilled eye fillet with red onion jam and green peppercorn creamy jus (GF)
    • Pan fried salmon fillet with brut dil creamy sauce (GF)
    • Calzone with roasted onion, spinach, mushroom and ricotta cheese (V)

    All mains served with potato gratin and seasoned vegetables

    Dessert:

    • Selection of assorted gateau

    Tea and Coffee

    • A variety of herbal teas and coffee with dinner mints

    Beverages:

    • Premium red, white and sparkling wines
    • Selection of beer
    • Soft drinks, orange juice and water (mineral, soda and tonic)
    • Comprehensive range of spirits (own expense)
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    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Beverley S, July 2015

    From start to finish our evening was lovely. The crew were very attentive to our needs. The food was excellent and our glasses never empty. It was a wonderful dinner cruise and I would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by: Karen S, July 2015

    Everything was so pleasant. The dinner was lovely and the crew was friendly.

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