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Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry

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Address: Wellington Passenger Terminal, 6021, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-471 6188
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Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry sails every day between New Zealand’s North...

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry sails every day between New Zealand’s North and South Islands. The (New Zealand owned) Bluebridge experience offers warm, friendly ‘Kiwi’ hospitality amidst stunning New Zealand scenery.

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they were cheaper than Interislander, & I enjoyed travelling with them in comparison to Interislander. The only reason I didn't give 5* was because Bluebridge cancelled my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
DeuceWooo
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United Kingdom
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246 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

they were cheaper than Interislander, & I enjoyed travelling with them in comparison to Interislander. The only reason I didn't give 5* was because Bluebridge cancelled my return journey & then tried to put me on a trip 5 hours later, luckily my NZ family fought my corner hard & I managed to get on to the next Interislander ferry.... More 

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Thank DeuceWooo
BluebridgeNZ, Manager at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry, responded to this review

Hi DueceWooo, Thank you for your review. I am not quite sure about the circumstances around moving you to a later sailing unless this occurred during the earthquake period but I'm glad to see that it all worked out well in the end. Kind regards Peter More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had the best service experience with Bluebridge Ferry. I accidentally booked a month early. First, they called when I didn't arrive at boarding time to check if there were problems. They followed up with a re-booking and were incredibly friendly in spite of the problem being my own doing. Tom in customer service was fantastic. Thank you, Bluebridge... More 

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Thank lisajx
BluebridgeNZ, Manager at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry, responded to this review

Hi Lisajx, Its good to hear that we were able to assist you with your booking, a big thumbs up for Tom. We look forward to seeing you travelling with us again soon. Kind regards Peter More 

picton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loving the free WiFi. I'm not sure if it's new but I don't think it was available on my trip last year. There is WiFi in the Bluebridge departure lounge and in the passenger areas of the ship. It makes for a very quiet time waiting to board!

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Thank lnz
BluebridgeNZ, Manager at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry, responded to this review

Hi Inz, Thanks for your review. It's great to hear you love the free WiFi and also that you made good use of it, in both the terminal and on the ship. Kind regards Peter More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This service has improved immensley since its early days. Comfortable and good facilities onboard for all the family for the 2-3 hr trip across the Tasman. We'll definately utilise this ferry on our next trip

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Thank Poihakena P
BluebridgeNZ, Manager at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry, responded to this review

Hi Poihakena P, Thank you for your review, and yes I would have to agree that we have come a long way since our early days of operation. We look forward to seeing travel with us again in the future. Kind regards Peter More 

Havelock
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

For the last 5 years we have crossed with Bluebridge twice a year. So after 10 crossings we feel they deserve a 10/10 for service, comfort and reliability. As passengers with a ute and a caravan we have found the staff exceptionally helpful from ticketing to vehicle deck workers to cafeteria staff. Nothing is too much trouble. A great company... More 

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Thank Peter G
BluebridgeNZ, Manager at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry, responded to this review

Hi Peter G, Its great top see that you have been a regular user of our service. We will do our best to ensure that we keep up the standards you have come to expect. We look forward to welcoming you back onboard. Kind regards Peter More 

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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Great service, I usually travel the overnighter and it's great. Often have cheap rates for students. I missed my sailing one time and they put me on the next sailing with no worries.

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Thank Nikki D
BluebridgeNZ, Manager at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry, responded to this review

Hi Nikki D, Its good to hear that you make good use of the overnight service. It is a very popular sailing for those that wish to catch a few hours sleep. Kind regards Peter More 

Mirfield, West Yorkshire
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202 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Good experience, easily booked on line with a welcome discount. Sailed on time both ways and weather was kind to us which I am sure is a big plus. Didn't eat on board so can't comment but staff had us on and off the ferry in double quick time. No fuss.

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Thank James B
BluebridgeNZ, Manager at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry, responded to this review

Hi James B, Thanks for your review, and it good to hear that everything went smoothly with no fuss. I would suggest that you do try the food onboard as it is made fresh daily and we do have quite a few customers telling us how good it is. Kind regards Peter More 

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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Mid week winter late night sailing. The food offering wasn't fantastic but the ladies were very helpful and we got what we wanted. Just fine.

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Thank Solomons13
BluebridgeNZ, Manager at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry, responded to this review

Hi Solomons13, Thank you for your review. The late night crossing does have a limited menu as you suggest but it is good to hear that the crew onboard were very helpful Kind regards Peter More 

Auckland New Zealand
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Bluebridge is a great ferry service and method for transferring between the North and South islands of New Zealand. The journey I too was overnight and had booked a cabin for the duration of the trip so I could get some sleep before having to drive to Christchurch. The cabin was comfortable enough and provided the opportunity to rest and... More 

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Thank Cronus.nz
BluebridgeNZ, Manager at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry, responded to this review

Hi Cronus.nz Thank you for your review and it is good to hear that for the most part you enjoyed the cabin. Kind regards Peter More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Really easy trip on the Cook Strait ferry from Picton to Wellington. Efficient boarding and deboarding, pleasant ride across the strait!

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Thank Cmat07
BluebridgeNZ, Manager at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry, responded to this review

Hi Cmat07, Thanks for your review, and it good to hear that everthing went smoothly. Kind regards Peter More 

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