Christmas Day Lunch


$135.00 / per child
  • 3 hour cruise
  • Christmas buffet
  • Drinks included
  • Sit-down event
  • Limited availability

Christmas Day Lunch Flyer

Take the stress out of Christmas and spoil your family with a relaxing 3 Hour Lunch [12:00PM to 3:00PM] cruising along the scenic Yarra River.  We’re certain you’ll all love spending the afternoon dining on a boat with your nearest and dearest, so why not celebrate Christmas Day or Eve on one of Melbourne’s most exclusive cruising experiences.

Let Melbourne River Cruises take care of all the festive arrangements.

  • To book online click the Book Now button above (maximum allowance of 10 x Adult Tickets per online booking).
  • For large group bookings (above 10 Guests) call us for assistance.
  • Call us now for an enquiry or click on the Enquire Now button above.

Duration: 3 hours approx

Christmas Day Prices

  • $285.00 PP | ADULT
  • $155.00 PP | CHILD (14-17 Years of Age)
  • $135.00 PP | CHILD (2-13 Years of Age)

Please inform us of any “Dietary Requirements” prior to the Service Date to ensure we can accommodate them.
Sit Down Event – All inclusive of food, beverages and cruise.

Hot Buffet

  • Roast Turkey with cranberry sauce (GF)
  • Roast Pork Loin with apple sauce (GF)
  • Penne Pasta with tomato & mushroom (V)
  • Roasted Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables (V)

Cold Buffet

  • An assortment of Summer Salads (Chef’s Selection)
  • Smoked Victorian Leg Ham (GF)
  • Tasmanian Smoked Salmon (GF)
  • Fresh Prawns (GF)
  • Roasted Sirloin Beef (GF)
  • Antipasto


  • Selection of Mini Desserts (Chef’s Selection)
  • Fresh Fruit Platter (V) (GF)
  • Cheese Platter (V)


  • Selection of Red, White & Sparkling Wines
  • Selection of Beers
  • Soft Drinks & Orange Juice

  • Berth No will be confirmed closer to the event date however departure will be  from Southbank Promenade

Important Information

  • Check-in starts at 11:45AM and closes at 12:00PM Sharp

Ticket Kiosk & Departure Locations

Below is a list of our all our key locations:

Locations Address Purchase Tickets Departure Location Map Hours Of Operation
Southgate BERTH 1, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 | Cruising Restaurant NO YES Click Here | Google Maps 9:30AM to 3:00PM (MON-SUN)
Southgate BERTH 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 YES YES Click Here | Google Maps 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Federation Wharf VAULT 10, Federation Wharf (Princes Walk), Melbourne VIC 3000 YES YES Click Here 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Head Office VAULT 11, Banana Alley, 367 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 YES No 9:00AM to 5:00PM (MON-FRI)
Williamstown GEM PIER, 1 Syme Street, Williamstown VIC 3016 No YES Click Here N/A

Click Here For Departure Times And Fare Information

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

Unfortunately, our vessels (including the on-board restrooms) are not wheelchair accessible and we do not have the facilities to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Passengers must be able to manage stairs to board and disembark the vessel on there own or be assisted by their carers only as our staff are not permitted to assist (by carrying any passengers for boarding) in any way.


We do not offer bookings for groups less then 15 guests for our sightseeing cruises however you are able to purchase a prepaid voucher from our website.

Please note that this does not secure a time or a date and we do recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to the cruise time you are after to secure your spot.

Yes, as our schedule is subject to weather and tidal conditions you will need to call us from 9.45am on the morning of your preferred cruise date. Please call 03 8610 2600

Yes. Spending the day is Williamstown is a great way to see a different part of Melbourne. Return times are 1 hour after the ferry leaves the City but must be confirmed on the day.

You will find us located across from the Langham Hotel on the rivers edge.

All beverages as listed are included and served throughout the cruise.

We ask that guests please arrive no later than 7.15pm for boarding.
Please note that our cruise will leave at 7.30pm sharp and will not wait for late guests.

The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant cruises up river, passing the Botanical Gardens and sporting stadiums.
Please note that our cruise path is subject to weather and tidal conditions.

We operate our dinner cruise Thursdays to Sundays at 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Alternative days can be arranged for groups of 15+

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

The Spirit of Melbourne can accommodate up to 90 passengers and the floor plan is designed for the bookings that evening. Each booking will have their own table, large groups of 15 or more may be split across two tables.

Yes we do welcome children on board. In the interest of other guests children must remain seated at all times.

Please see our menu for details. Much of our menu is Gluten Free and we also offer vegetarian catering.

Smart casual.

Unlike the ocean the Yarra River is very calm and flat. It is very unlikely that travelling on our vessels will cause any motion sickness.

Cakes can be purchased at a cost. At least 7 days notice is required to order these items. Call us for sizes and pricing.


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