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Stewart Island (Photo:Greg Brave/Shutterstock)

About Stewart Island

At the very bottom of New Zealand's South Island is Stewart Island, known for lush rainforest and crystal clear waters surrounded by sweeping sands, rare flora, fauna and natural beauty.

Cruise lines only visit occasionally, so there are no large wharves or ports for big ships to tie up. Instead there's a sturdy jetty at Halfmoon Bay used by the interisland ferry and another at Golden Bay that are perfect for tenders bringing guests ashore from ships anchored in the bay for a comfortable dry landing. Both sites are an easy stroll into Oban township.

In town you will find a small supermarket, souvenir store, post office, ATM, Internet cafe and The Red Shed (visitor information centre).


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  • 22 Night
    Cruise to Stewart Island

    Leaving:
    Dunedin
    Visiting:
    Enderby Island, Macquarie Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Silversea Cruises
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    22 Night Cruise to Stewart Island Route (Silversea Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Dunedin
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Enderby Island
    • Day 4
      Enderby Island
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Macquarie Island
    • Day 7
      Macquarie Island
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Antarctica
    • Day 12
      Antarctica
    • Day 13
      Antarctica
    • Day 14
      Antarctica
    • Day 15
      Antarctica
    • Day 16
      Antarctica
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Campbell Island
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Stewart Island
    • Day 23
      Dunedin
    Ship Details

    Silver Explorer - Silversea Cruises

    Pros

    Excellent service, expedition team, accommodations and cuisine, with passenger safety the top priority

    Cons

    Gym and spa are tiny

    Bottom Line

    Perfect ship for thrilling adventure coupled with a luxury cruise experience

    Reviews

    Silver Explorer Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    Silver Explorer is an all-suite ice-class (1A) ship delivering a true expedition experience wit...

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    David1250
    Sail Date May 2019
    Silver Explorer. Badly in need of a refit
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    statusquobuster
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Over priced, poor quality
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    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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      Soda and Juice
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      Beer, wine, and spirits
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  • 14 Night
    Cruise to Stewart Island

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Tauranga, Wellington ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Silversea Cruises
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    14 Night Cruise to Stewart Island Route (Silversea Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Tauranga
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Wellington
    • Day 5
      Picton
    • Day 6
      Kaikoura
    • Day 7
      Akaroa
    • Day 8
      Dunedin
    • Day 9
      Stewart Island
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Milford Sound
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Hobart
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Melbourne
    Ship Details

    Silver Muse - Silversea Cruises

    Pros

    Ship knows its audience and targets it perfectly with entertainment, suites, cuisine

    Cons

    Spa and fitness center are small, high upcharge for unappealing thermal suite

    Bottom Line

    Personalized service, large suites and interesting destinations create luxury experience

    Reviews

    Silver Muse Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    With its 2017 debut, Silver Muse became Silversea's flagship cruise vessel; with 596 passengers...

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    CuteCarms
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Absolutely amazing
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    steveab1
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Fantastic!
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      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
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    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 14 Night
    Cruise to Stewart Island

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Port Canaveral, Christchurch ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    14 Night Cruise to Stewart Island Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 4
      Christchurch
    • Day 5
      Dunedin
    • Day 6
      Stewart Island
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Melbourne
    • Day 12
      Philip Island (Rhyll)
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Eden (Australia)
    • Day 15
      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Star Breeze - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Small-ship cruising, port-intensive itineraries

    Cons

    Limited entertainment and enrichment activities

    Bottom Line

    Terrific upscale yet casual cruise line for active travelers

    Reviews

    Star Breeze Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    The 212-passenger Star Breeze, which joined Windstar's fleet in May 2015, is a yacht-style smal...

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    Middlesister63
    Sail Date Jan 2019
    Panama Canal-Wonderful Cruise with Friends Bucket List
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    plight0
    Sail Date Jul 2019
    Desperately ready for an overhaul
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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 21 Night
    Cruise to Stewart Island

    Leaving:
    Sydney
    Visiting:
    Nelson, Wellington ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Silversea Cruises
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    21 Night Cruise to Stewart Island Route (Silversea Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Nelson
    • Day 6
      Wellington
    • Day 7
      Akaroa
    • Day 8
      Dunedin
    • Day 9
      Stewart Island
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Milford Sound
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Burnie
    • Day 14
      Melbourne
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Adelaide
    • Day 17
      Kangaroo Island
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Albany (Australia)
    • Day 21
      Busselton
    • Day 22
      Perth (Fremantle)
    Ship Details

    Silver Muse - Silversea Cruises

    Pros

    Ship knows its audience and targets it perfectly with entertainment, suites, cuisine

    Cons

    Spa and fitness center are small, high upcharge for unappealing thermal suite

    Bottom Line

    Personalized service, large suites and interesting destinations create luxury experience

    Reviews

    Silver Muse Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    With its 2017 debut, Silver Muse became Silversea's flagship cruise vessel; with 596 passengers...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    WanderingKiwi
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Taste of Silver Sea
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    twinklles
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Owner's suite Alaska
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 12 Night
    Cruise to Stewart Island

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Napier, Picton ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Silversea Cruises
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    12 Night Cruise to Stewart Island Route (Silversea Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Napier
    • Day 4
      Picton
    • Day 5
      Kaikoura
    • Day 6
      Christchurch
    • Day 7
      Dunedin
    • Day 8
      Stewart Island
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Milford Sound
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Melbourne
    • Day 13
      Melbourne
    Ship Details

    Silver Muse - Silversea Cruises

    Pros

    Ship knows its audience and targets it perfectly with entertainment, suites, cuisine

    Cons

    Spa and fitness center are small, high upcharge for unappealing thermal suite

    Bottom Line

    Personalized service, large suites and interesting destinations create luxury experience

    Reviews

    Silver Muse Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    With its 2017 debut, Silver Muse became Silversea's flagship cruise vessel; with 596 passengers...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    QueSeraSera
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Great Time on the Muse
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    djukkestad
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Big Disappointment
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 17 Night
    Cruise to Stewart Island

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Port Canaveral, Christchurch ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    17 Night Cruise to Stewart Island Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 4
      Christchurch
    • Day 5
      Dunedin
    • Day 6
      Stewart Island
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Melbourne
    • Day 12
      Philip Island (Rhyll)
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Eden (Australia)
    • Day 15
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 15
      Port Douglas, Australia
    • Day 16
      Port Douglas, Australia
    • Day 17
      Cairns
    • Day 18
      Cairns
    Ship Details

    Star Breeze - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Small-ship cruising, port-intensive itineraries

    Cons

    Limited entertainment and enrichment activities

    Bottom Line

    Terrific upscale yet casual cruise line for active travelers

    Reviews

    Star Breeze Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    The 212-passenger Star Breeze, which joined Windstar's fleet in May 2015, is a yacht-style smal...

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    REO
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    Had a Wonderful Cruise
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    Jackrosie
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    Great
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 17 Night
    Cruise to Stewart Island

    Leaving:
    Auckland
    Visiting:
    Tauranga, Wellington ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Silversea Cruises
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    17 Night Cruise to Stewart Island Route (Silversea Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Auckland
    • Day 2
      Tauranga
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Wellington
    • Day 5
      Picton
    • D