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About MV Southern Cross Cruises
The MV Southern Cross offers a range of cruises that can introduce you to Canberra and her monuments, museums and political battlegrounds. Available cruises include sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises and special events. Check the website for up-to-date schedules.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely vessel, spotless and pleasant cruise - lots of cushions !! BYO shade umbrella if sitting outside ... arrogant young man doing commentary - quite dry about landmarks for first time visitors. The guy doing commentary can steer well as captain and there was a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MoiraM168
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I were booked on the MV Southern Cross for the New Years Eve mid night cruise and it was an amazing night. The Staff were very attentive, the food was amazing and the captain new exactly were to position the boat so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank exploringtheworld25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately this 90 minute tour was very disappointing. As visitors to Canberra we were hoping for an interesting and informative tour instead most of the time was spent slowly picking up passengers with minimal commentary. Canberra has a rich and interesting history with Lake Burley...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

APPALLINGLY, from the time we entered the vessel to the time we got back to land. For $195 per person we expected more, we wish we had stayed home for a decent meal. 35 minutes before we were offered a drink, when we declined white...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Voo457
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Partner & I booked the Christmas Day lunch cruise this year to celebrate our Christmas as we would be child free so thought we would splurge on something a bit special. I will start by saying that it really was very nice being out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lih1965
Reviewed 24 November 2018

We had a nice lunch cruise. Initially we were told to sit out in the deck as our table wasn’t ready. Ok but no one told us it was done. After some time we came in to see it was. The meal, three course is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sasasunset
Clare B, General Manager Marketing at MV Southern Cross Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi optionalextras Thank you for providing some feedback on your cruise. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your lunch. Thank you as well for your comments on the service you received. This level of service is well below our standards and we will...More

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

On a cold, windy, rainy night we felt immediately relaxed when seated at our crisp White clothed table overlooking the lake. There were only 2 other “couples” tables among groups of Xmas party revellers, but they discreetly placed all 3 couples along one whole side...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FuudTrip
Clare B, General Manager Marketing at MV Southern Cross Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi FuudTrip, Thank you for your feedback on your recent dinner cruise. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed the cruise. We have just launched a new menu that features local produce including local beverages. I have discussed your comments with our chefs to...More

Reviewed 14 November 2018

Lovely day out on Lake Burley Griffin. We took the lunch cruise. Excellent food and catered well for vegetarians. Very relaxed and lovely way to see the beauty of Canberra. 3 course meal plus coffee and tea included in price. Bar on board. Wines were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 371mareek
Clare B, General Manager Marketing at MV Southern Cross Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 371mareek, Thank you for the lovely review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed our vegetarian options and your time on the lake. Kind regards, Jason Lowe, General Manger Yacht Club

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful sightseeing cruise with the kids. The skipper was friendly and the commentary was informative but also fun and interesting for all ages.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MelbourneChina
Clare B, Marketing Manager at MV Southern Cross Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Hi MelbourneChina, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad to hear your enjoyed your lake cruise, and will pass your feedback onto the skipper. Kind regards cCare

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We booked our adult family in for an evening dinner cruise to celebrate a birthday. It was a wonderful evening and a lovely different way to experience the beautiful city. Nice meal and catered for Vegan as well.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank catdrew1
Clare B, Marketing Manager at MV Southern Cross Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hi Catdrew1, Thank you for taking the time to review, I'm so glad to hear that your family's birthday celebration on board the MV Southern Cross was so enjoyable. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Clare

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