Guidelines for guests with limited mobility
BOARDING PS MURRAY PRINCESS
Access to Murray Princess whilst at Mannum is via Mary Ann Reserve, across approximately 100 metres of grassed parkland. Boarding is via a gangway onto Randell Deck. The gangway is of suitable width for wheelchair use.
GETTING AROUND THE PS MURRAY PRINCESS
The PS Murray Princess has five passenger decks. All decks are accessible by stairwells of approximately 10 to 14 steps. A lift services three decks – Randell, Cadell and Sturt Decks.
The following public rooms are situated on decks with lift access
Dining Room and Bar: Located on Sturt Deck
Paddlewheel Lounge: Situated at the stern of the ship over two levels. The lower lounge is situated on Randell Deck and the upper lounge is situated on Cadell Deck.
The following public rooms are situated on decks without lift access
Sauna, Spa, Laundry and Souvenir Shop: All are located on Chaffey Deck and are only accessible by stairwells.
Sun Deck: Located on the upper deck and is only accessible by a steep shallow set of stairs
Passenger cabins are located on Chaffey, Randell and Cadell Decks.
Cadell Deck cabins are most suitable for passengers with limited mobility
All cabins open outward, so care must be taken walking around the decks.
All cabins except the Disabled Outside Cabins (Randell 10 & 11; Cadell 59 & 60)have one step up into the bathroom and one step over the shower tray to enter the shower.
Chaffey Deck cabins are only accessible by stairwells.
Randell Deck cabins have one step outside and one step inside to enter the cabin.
There are no steps into cabins for Chaffey and Cadell Decks.
The Murray Princess has four cabins specially designed for wheelchairs. Two cabins feature twin beds and two feature a double bed and a single bed.
- Wheelchair access doors and bathrooms
- Continuous level bathrooms
- Telephone contact with 24hr emergency numbers
- Hand held shower
- 2 mirrors in bathroom – one at normal height, one at wheelchair height
- All cabins have shower chairs and other equipment is available on request
- Height of beds 60 cm from floor to top of mattress to enable passengers to slide off chair onto the bed with no difficulty.
WATER ACTIVITES & GETTING ASHORE
The PS Murray Princess has a tender boat for speedboat rides. Passengers are required to ‘climb’ directly into the tender from the Murray Princess. The deck crew are always on hand to assist and to help passengers with life jackets.
During the course of the cruise Murray Princess stops at a number of riverside locations where passengers can go ashore via the gangway. The steepness of the gangway will vary depending on the location (varying from steep riverbanks to flat historic wharves). The crew are always on hand to assist passengers ashore.