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Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry sails several times a day between New Zealand’s North and South Islands. The Bluebridge experience offers warm, friendly ‘Kiwi’ hospitality amidst stunning New Zealand scenery.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
50 Waterloo Quay | Wellington Terminal, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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We used Blubridge ferries to cross the Cook Strait to Picton. Our car hire company (Apex) included the crossing as part of our car hire so we didn’t really have a choice.
The ferry had a great range of food though the queue took a...More
Could not believe the state of this ship, does not appear to be cleaned between sailings at all. Crumbs over the tables, dead flies in the porthole window areas along with more food waste. Toilets smell like old public toilets, the smell of urine was...More
Our journey was just awful : we had more than one hour and half late, the crew was not nice at all, there was vomite from the previous journey just next to us which was never cleaned, the all place stincked from it, the toilets...More
After getting to the departure line before time it eventuated that there was noone directing 'traffic'. Thanks to a kind motorist we got into the one and only queue. (7pm sailing, 11 January).. Eventually we were told why we weren't loading on time (completely acceptable...More
Our trip to Nelson was cut short as our ferry was unable to sail. We had to sail at 2m on the same day (2am in the morning instead of 7pm). That might have been bearable but the ferry obviously wasn't cleaned in between sailings....More
Ok basic ferry. Quite old. Nowhere to charge electronic devices. Outside space has limited seating and bit grubby. Cafe menu/food and service was quite good. Left on time but despite glorious weather arrived a little late and took sometime to get off with the car....More
We booked bluebridge because it offered sleeping cabins whereas interislander does not.
The room was quite spacious and had an attached bathroom, which was quite convenient.
Unfortunately, the ferry was late. We departed about 1.5-2 hours after the planned departure time and since it was...More
Didn’t depart on time, about 20 minutes late. Very friendly staff but the smell inside and outside was awful. There was a lack of helpful signage to let the walk on group know where to go to get off the boat.
We don’t travel much on the ferries, and this was the second time in a dozen years on Bluebridge. The first time we were late by many hours, with a young family, due to the service running on one engine and departing late. Today’s experience...More