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Private cabins

For supreme comfort during your Cook Strait ferry crossing, treat yourself to a private cabin. Cabins are a popular option for many customers despite our relatively short journey time - find out why below.

How to book

Your private cabin is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day sightseeing and our unobtrusive hospitality crew will ensure that you enjoy a high degree of comfort and service.

You can pre-book your private cabin on the Straitsman and Strait Feronia online. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Look for the blue bed/cabin symbol on the availability screen (step 1 of the booking process).
  2. Select a sailing with cabins available  
  3. Where it asks "Do you wish to book cabin accommodation during your crossing?" select yes
  4. Choose the cabin type/s you would like to add to your booking by selecting the drop down boxes out to the side of each to adjust quantities
  5. Click the green 'Continue' button to proceed to step 2 of the booking process

This symbol indicates that the sailing has private cabins available on board.             

This symbol indicates that the Sleeper Service is offered on that sailing.


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Cabins on the Straitsman

All cabins have air-conditioning, a power point, a desk with chair, wall-mounted reading lights, hanging space with coat hangers, a telephone with wake-up call instructions and a wall mirror. Complimentary fresh linen, towels and body wash are also included.

 

Single rooms feature: 

SM single

  • One single bed
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Private ensuite bathroom with shower
  • From $30.00 per crossing (1 person max)

Twin rooms feature:

SM twin

  • Two single beds (choice of side by side or bunk style configuration)
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Private ensuite bathroom with shower
  • From $40.00 per crossing (1-2 people max)

Family cabinFamily rooms feature:

 

  • Four single beds (bunk style configuration)
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Private ensuite bathroom with shower
  • From $60.00 per crossing (1-4 people + small child/infant max)
  • Porta-cot available on request, subject to availability

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Cabins on the Strait Feronia

Our latest vessel, the Strait Feronia also has private cabins available. All cabins have air-conditioning, power point, wall-mounted reading lights and ensuites. Complimentary fresh linen, towels and body wash are also included.

 Single rooms feature:

cabin single

  • One single bed
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Private ensuite bathroom with shower
  • From $30.00 per crossing (1 person max)

 Twin rooms feature:

cabin twin berth

  • Two single beds (choice of side by side or bunk style configuration)
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Private ensuite bathroom with shower
  • From $40.00 per crossing (1-2 people max)

 Double room features:cabin double

  • One double bed
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Private ensuite bathroom with shower
  • From $50.00 per crossing (1-2 people max)

 Family room (four berth) feature:

cabin four berth

  • Four single beds (bunk style configuration)
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Private ensuite bathroom with shower
  • From $60.00 per crossing (1-4 people + infant or small child max)
  • Porta-cot available on request, subject to availability

 Family room (five berth) feature: 

cabin five berth

 

  • Five single beds (bunk style configuration)
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Private ensuite bathroom with shower
  • From $75.00 per crossing (1-5 people + infant or small child max)
  • Porta-cot available on request, subject to availability

 

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The Wellington - Picton Sleeper Service

We can’t think of a more relaxing way to start your holiday than our Sleeper Service on the Straitsman. Enjoy the impressive views of city lights as we allow you to you drive or walk-on to our ferry in downtown Wellington before midnight. Once on board grab a snack from our supper menu or retire to your private cabin to awake refreshed and ready to begin the unforgettable South Island holiday ahead. You can even pre-order from our express breakfast selection and enjoy that “to-go” espresso as you depart the ferry at 6am!

And if you’re really keen we recommend you set a wake-up call (see instructions in your room) so you can watch the sunrise as you cruise through the breath-taking Queen Charlotte Sounds.

The only additional cost to this service is the hiring of your private accommodation on board. Here's some other important information about this service:

  • The cut-off reporting time at our terminal to be allowed early boarding is 11pm
  • Boarding will take place shortly after (between 11.30pm-11.45pm). Please note this time is approximate and can differ depending on operational requirements and on time performance. 
  • Operation of this service is reduced during scheduled maintenance periods throughout the year i.e. dry-docks and layovers. 
  • Departure time from Wellington: 2.30am
  • Arrival time in Picton: 6.00am
  • Low season departures (1 May 2015 - 31 October 2015) boarding on the following evenings: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • High season departures (1 November 2015 – 30 April 2016) boarding on the following evenings: Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Please search availability online for your required travel dates or contact us for assistance.

Luggage

We ask that you only take one small overnight bag up to your cabin. All large pieces of luggage must be checked in at the terminal when you check-in. For more information on checked in luggage click here.

 

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