Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 3-hours (2-hours for Sunday Dinner Cruise) (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.


  • 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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Southgate Promenade Berth 3, Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct
Departure Time:
7:30pm (unless you have chosen the 2-hour Sunday cruise departing at 6:30pm)
3-hours (2-hours for Sunday Dinner Cruise)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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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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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

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

  • 4-course dinner
  • 3-course dinner (Sunday dinner)
  • Beer, wine, soft drinks, basic spirits and liqueurs
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years
Sample dinner menu (subject to change):
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 one passenger but would like different main meals, please note this in the 'special requirements' field 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
  • Roast pumpkin, spinach and fetta 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 a potato rosti, avocado salsa and caper mayonnaise (GF)
  • Pan fried Beef Eye Fillet garnished with a prawn sitting upon a potato pumpkin mash and broccoli with a creamy garlic jus (served medium) (GF)
  • Portuguese Lamb Shank with mash potato and seasonal vegetables (GF).
  • Oven 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)

2-Hour Sunday Evening Dinner Cruise Menu:
  • Soup Du Jour (Chef's Choice) (GF)
Main Course (a choice of)
  • Tandoori Chicken Breast with mint yogurt
  • Chargrilled Eye Fillet with red onion jam & green peppercorn creamy jus (GF)
  • Pan Fried Salmon Fillet with brut dill creamy sauce (GF)
  • Calzone with roasted onion, spinach, mushroom & ricotta cheese (V)
All mains served with potato gratin and seasoned vegetables

  • Selection of Assorted Gateau
  • Variety of herbal teas and coffee with dinner and mints
  • Premium selection of Red, White and Sparkling Wines
  • A selection of local and imported Beers
  • Soft drinks and orange juice
  • Spirits available at bar prices
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: mjtpena, July 2016

It was fantastic! The crew are nice and very generous. The food is very delicious! Just don't drink too much especially if you are sea-sick. : Thank you for the experience.

Reviewed by: Kylie S, July 2016

Cruise was amazing

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