The Fiordland Jewel is a 24m, three-deck catamaran offering a luxury Milford Sound cruise experience to a few lucky guests


The Fiordland Jewel is a custom-built 24 metre twin catamaran sleeping 18-20 guests in its nine ensuite cabins with sea views. Designed for the waters of Milford Sound and the surrounding Fiordland waterways, the Fiordland 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 helipad that allows guests to travel to or from Queenstown directly, avoiding the crowds that can gather at the Milford Sound Wharf. 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 from December to March, 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 form December to March; 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