Milford Sound's premier luxury cruise boat, the Fiordland Jewel is a three level purpose-built twin catamaran with nine ensuite cabins complete with a hot tub on the top deck


The Fiordland Jewel is a custom-built 24 metre twin catamaran sleeping 18-20 guests in its nine ensuite cabins. Designed for the waters of Milford Sound and the surrounding Fiordland waterways, the Jewel has ample viewing areas on its front and rear decks across three levels. Unique features of this luxury vessel include a hot tub on the top deck, and a remote underwater vehicle delivering a high resolution live underwater view for guests to enjoy throughout their cruise. A helipad allows guests to travel direct to Fiordland Jewel from Queenstown avoiding the crowds that can gather at the Milford Sound harbour. While cruising, guests have access to kayaks and tender excursion options (weather and time permitting).

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What's Included
  • All meals including three course dinner at night
  • Coffee and tea
  • Use of kayaks and tender boat excursions (weather permitting)
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Location & Access

Fiordland Jewel operates in Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and on extended journeys of Fiordland as far south as Stewart Island. Most cruises depart from Milford Sound, with road and helicopter transfer options available from Queenstown and the South Island's best options. Private charters are available on request. Please contact us for tailored options to suit your plans.

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What You Need to Know
Best Room

Governor cabin, located on sun deck with direct access to the hot tub

Suitable For

Couples, families and private groups

Best Nearby Walk

Beach and bush walks on the 6 night Fiordland cruise; or pair with a Milford Track hike

Best Nearby Park

Fiordland National Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

Fresh seafood dining onboard

Best Place for Relaxation

The hot tub on the top sun deck


Cruise options depart year-round; view specific departure dates on the journey pages

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Words fail me in trying to describe how wonderful it was...
Fiordland Jewel guest - 2020