Voyage to the Vineyards Melbourne and Adelaide - March 2018

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Our short-break Voyage to the Vineyards wine-themed cruise tour is a brilliant way to explore the wines of Southern Australia. The gleaming blue and gold 58RM rail motor, affectionately known as the 'DERM' (Diesel Electric Rail Motor), will take us from Melbourne to Seymour and the vineyard-filled Goulburn Valley for a special luncheon and wine tasting event. We then board the mighty Golden Princess for a two night cruise west to Adelaide where we’ll head to the famous Barossa Valley for fine wine tastings and lunch at one of Australia’s most celebrated wineries and a visit to Maggie Beer's Farm Shop. A final night is spent in Adelaide.


Life is too short to drink bad wine and it's said the best wines are those shared with friends so gather yours together or make new friends on this celebration of the finer things in life on land and at sea.




  2 nights accommodation at the Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne (or similar) including breakfast daily

 Welcome cocktail reception

 Full day tour to Seymour aboard a heritage train, including wine tastings and lunch featuring Goulburn Valley wineries and local producers

  2 night cruise aboard Golden Princess including all main meals, entertainment and onboard gratuities

 Exclusive onboard wine pairing lunch

 Full day Barossa Valley tour with wine tastings and lunch

 1 night Adelaide accommodation at the Mayfair Hotel (or similar) including breakfast

 Select group transfers

 The services of a Cruise Express Tour Manager

Need airfares? We can help with your flight arrangements to join this tour - just ask!









  Inside Cabin
 Approximately 15.6 m2  to 16.9 m

: $1,890* per person twin share
from: $2,490* per person sole occupancy
  Oceanview Cabin  
 Approximately 13.6 m2 to 19.1 m

: $1,990* per person twin share
from: $2,690* per person sole occupancy


Balcony Cabin  
 Approximately 20.6 m2 with 3.8 m2 balcony

: $2,090* per person twin share
from: $2,890* per person sole occupancy


 Approximately 26.6 m2 with 3.8 m2 balcony

from: $2,190* per person twin share
from: $3,390* per person sole occupancy

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58RM Railmotor

The 58RM rail motor car was built by the Newport Railway Workshops, Victoria, and completed in January 1930 under license from Electro Motive Company for the Victorian Railways. In the early 1950’s the Winton six cylinder petrol engine that turned the main generator was replaced with two Detroit General Motors series 71 six cylinder diesel engines. The 58RM is looked after and operated by DERMPAV Victoria, based at Newport and currently operates on broad gauge across Victoria.

Built: 1928 Newport Railway Workshops, Victoria     Entered Service: 1930
Length: 18 metres     Weight: 43.07 tons
Capacity: 57 passengers     Maximum Speed: 80 kmh

Golden Princess

Escape completely onboard Golden Princess. Pamper yourself with a calming massage in the Lotus Spa® or de-stress as Serenity stewards offer you refreshing beverages and light snacks in The Sanctuary®.  Providing you with a wide array of restful venues onboard, including the Piazza and Movies Under the Stars®, Golden Princess is truly a relaxed, rejuvenating retreat at sea.

Registry: London - United Kingdom 
United Kingdom     Built: 2001     Builder: Fincantieri, Italy     Gross tonnage: 108,865 grt

Passengers: 2,600    Crew: 1,100    Length: 290m    Beam: 26m    Speed: 22.5 knots


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A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of reservation.

There is no charge for direct deposits or payment by cheque. Credit card payments incur the following fees: 1.2% Visa & Mastercard / 3% Diners Club & American Express.

*Offer is not combinable with other promotions, is capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice.  All fares are subject to the terms and conditions as set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers, which may be obtained at the time of confirmation. All fares and inclusions may be withdrawn at any time. Heritage rail equipment and timetables are subject to change. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions, and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such error or omission. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at the time of booking. 


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