Built in 1980 and named after the country singer Emmylou Harris, the PS Emmylou has been host to thousands of people, delighting even her namesake during the late 1980s. Alongside the PS Pevensey, the PS Emmylou starred in the TV series All the Rivers Run in which she was renamed the PS Providence.
The PS Emmylou, like The Pride of the Murray and PS Canberra, operates as a tourist attraction in Echuca operated by Murray River Paddlesteamers www.murrayriverpaddlesteamers.com.au. It is one of the most recognisable and iconic Paddlesteamers in Australia.
Emmylou is now the only wood fired Paddlesteamer in the world offering regular scheduled accommodated river cruises.
Emmylou was recently relaunched (Sept 2018) as Australia's most luxurious boutique inland river cruise after the cabins were refitted to a luxury standard with ensuites, including the new Emmylou Suite. Guests can step back in time and let Emmylou connect them to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine. Guests enjoy riverside campfires, BBQ's, winery visits, world heritage wetlands and cultural experience, all whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of Australia's most famous river.
Emmylou operates on weekends for normal sightseeing, lunch & dinner cruises and is also available for weddings, corporate functions and private events subject to availability.
PS Emmylou is powered by a restored 1906 wood-fired Marshall and Sons steam engine.
- "P.S. Emmylou". Murray River Paddlesteamers. Retrieved 22 May 2012.