January 6, 2015

Recipe: Spicy Meatballs

If you feel like showing off at your next dinner party, then this recipe for tasty meatballs is for you.


Recipe: Spicy Meatballs
Makes 30 meatballs

500g x Beef Mince
500g x Pork Mince
1 x medium Brown Onion, finely chopped
5 x Garlic Cloves, peeled & crushed
1 Tbs x Oregano, chopped
1 Tbs x Thyme, chopped
4 x 55g Eggs Whole
2 x Egg yolks
1 cup x Bread Crumbs, fine white
2 tbs x Vegetta
3 tbs x Ketjap Manis
3 tbs x Sweet Chilli Sauce
1/2 Cup x Carrot, finely grated


Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, put on the rubber gloves and start mixing.

When you are happy that everything is well combined, weigh the mix into 50g balls and place them on flat baking trays lined with baking paper 10mm apart.

Bake for 8 mins at 180 degrees Celsius and serve with your favourite dipping sauce.


Recipe by Head Chef Greg Spence.
Ph (07) 5527 6361

December 29, 2014

New Year's Eve Cruise, Gold Coast

We'll be celebrating the end of 2014 in our usual style... on the beautiful Gold Coast waterways.

With spectacular fireworks along the broadwater, you’ll have the best views of the night!

This special event begins with sparkling & canapes on arrival, followed by performances by our roving magician, live entertainment over 2 decks, international & seafood buffet dinner plus dessert buffet and selected beer, wine & soft drink.

Adults $199, Children (3-17) $139, Infants (under 3) Free.

Join us for the festivities on Wednesday, 31st December. Boarding 8pm at Marina Mirage.

Book online now or call 5527 6361.

December 9, 2014

Recipe: Flourless Orange Cake

Valencia Oranges are great this time of year, so grab 2 medium sized Valencia’s and have some fun.

And remember, the brighter the colour the sweeter the orange!

Flourless Orange Cake

Serves 6


Whole Valencia orange [medium] x 2
White Sugar x 250g
Eggs whole x 5 each
Almond Meal x 250g
Baking powder x 2 tea spoon

1 x 8 inch round spring form cake tin lined with baking paper

Boil oranges in 1.5 litres of water for 1 hour in a medium size pot covered with a lid, drain then cool for 10 minutes

Blend whole cooked oranges in a food processor for two minutes or until they are a little chunky and place them in a large bowl

Whisk eggs & sugar into the orange paste for 3 - 4 minutes

Using a spoon, fold the almond meal and baking powder into the orange mixture

Spoon the cake mixture into the lined cake tin and bake on 160 degrees Celsius for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on your oven

The middle of cake should feel just set

Allow to cool for an hour before turning the cake out

Serve with strawberries

I also like to add a little double cream or vanilla ice-cream


Recipe by Head Chef Greg Spence
Ph (07) 5527 6361

November 26, 2014

Cocktail of the Month

Our guest Hawaiian barman has come up with a tasty little creation for coffee lovers... the Coffee Crunch Martini.

This masterpiece is made with a shot of Merlot coffee, kahlua and vodka.

As he has returned to his native island, we can now reveal the secret ingredient and present it to you as our martini of the month.

What's the secret you ask? Add a half shot of butterscotch liqueur for a deliciously sweet finish.

The martini of the month can be purchased on any cruise for the special price of $12 until the end of 2014... or until our barman returns from Hawaii!

BOOK ONLINE NOW or call (07) 5527 6361

October 27, 2014

Melbourne Cup Day Cruise Luncheon, Gold Coast

You're invited to a Melbourne Cup Day event on the water!

Don your best racing attire and join us for a day of bubbly, sensational food and loads of fun.

Our Melbourne Cup Day cruise includes a fabulous selection of canapes and sparkling on arrival, a delicious seafood & international buffet, live performances by Sitory Groove Jazz band featuiring Peter Tuitama, sweepstakes and a four hour cruise on Gold Coast's stunning waterways.

Have some fun with our sweepstakes and door prizes and watch the race live onboard!

Our Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise includes:
• Scenic 4 hour cruise
• Live Jazz Band
• Canapes and sparkling on arrival
• Seafood & International Buffet
• Sweepstakes
Tuesday, 4th November 2014
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Tickets: $99 per person

Make a booking online or call (07) 5527 6361

October 10, 2014

Christmas Parties on the water!

Looking for your Christmas Party venue?

Our Ultimate Christmas Party cruise is for you!

We take care of all the work, all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy.

The Ultimate Christmas Party event includes a three hour scenic cruise on the sparkling broadwater, a delicious Christmas themed buffet dinner and Gold beverage package including beer, wine & soft drink.

Theming and entertainment is also taken care of, with festive decorations adorning the grand MV Voyager and Peter Tuitama performing Christmas classics and party favourites all night long.

We have three dates available, each offering a unique and unforgettable function experience.

Dates: 29th November, 6th December & 13th December
Boarding 6:30pm for a 7pm departure. Returning 10pm
Price: $135 per person

Make a booking online or call (07) 5527 6361

Prefer another date or exclusive use of our luxury fleet? We can tailor a function package to suit your needs.  Contact our event coordinator for a quote.

August 27, 2014

NEW Showboat Cabaret Entertainment

We are pleased to announce the all new Showboat entertainment line up and brand new website, showboat.net.au. Rivers' Showboat Cruises offer live, fun and exciting cabaret style entertainment every weekend!

Every cruise now features the sensational seafood & international buffet, spectacular views and LIVE cabaret style entertainment!

Island Carnivale Dinner Cruise

Sunday Jazz Lunch Cruise