MELBOURNE STAR CRUISES - Melbourne Docklands
Built in Newcastle in 1970, Victoria Star was formerly the Lady McKell a member of Sydney's fleet of famous harbour ferries. She was named in honour of the wife of Sir William McKell, a former Governor General of Australia. Lady McKell was employed to ferry commuters too and from Circular Quay to Mosman and during off peak times to provide scenic harbour cruises for tourists.
Winner of the great ferry race on three occasions, Lady McKell is fondly remembered by the millions of passengers who travelled on her throughout her quarter century of service on Sydney Harbour.
Finally made redundant in 1993, Lady McKell was auctioned off for further service in Hong Kong. This plan never eventuated and she was all but abandoned in Rozelle Bay until sold to Melbourne Star Cruises in 1998.
Now in Melbourne, a extensive refurbishment has dramatically transformed the Lady McKell into the Victoria Star - MELBOURNE'S LUXURY CRUISE SHIP.