Small Ship Cruise


Vessel Type: Motor Yacht 

Passenger Capacity: 18

Onboard STARDUST we silently convert salt water to make 8 tons of pure fresh water per day, endlessly recycle waste water to a level above 99% purity before harmlessly discharging this overboard away from the coast, discretely recharge numerous working batteries from an array of solar panels above the bridge, neatly compact our rubbish to minute proportions and generally do as much as we possibly can to leave a minimal footprint of our activity.

Every square inch of this ship has been carefully designed to provide the utmost pleasure for our guests who are accommodated in hand crafted comfort and style. When many companies are cramming crew into smaller spaces, we continue to provide generous cabins for our crew with comfortable relaxing areas. We stand in the knowledge that our onboard team is one of our most valuable assets.

Since the beginning, ship designers have turned to mother nature for technical and structural inspiration. STARDUST incorporates beautiful hull design to offer smooth sailing and also dramatically enhance your cruising experience. Axillary power comes in the form of two super quiet, highly efficient generators. Very low decibels, zero vibration together with frugal consumption ensures the correct combination for our whisper quiet onboard cruising experiences. We invite you to come along with us and enjoy the unique experience that is Island Escape Cruises.


Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel totally exclusive, STARDUST is beautifully designed and decorated in a classical modern theme. The spacious lounge, dining room and aft deck define our ship. Bi-fold doors allow the opportunity to expand and integrate the dining and saloon area into the open wide aft-deck to create an alfresco entertaining area of an enormous almost 130 square metres. Those wishing to keep up with the world beyond our intimate destinations will appreciate wireless internet, i-pod docking stations and satellite telephones on the bridge for regional and international calls.

The helicopter pad is located on the upper deck to avoid disturbance to guests during helicopter operations. There is a further panoramic viewing area on this deck complete with seating and sun beds. Two 7-metre aluminium landing craft are each equipped for 8 guests. Snorkel and fishing equipment, twin and single kayaks and standup paddle boards are carried onboard. Officers and crew are professionally trained to ensure your safety and comfort. Our housekeeping crew aim to present the ship as if you are the first guests ever to step on board.


We have carefully designed a wide range of interesting activities and attractions, both in the water and on the land that are included in our cruise packages.

Travellers today demand the creature comforts and service that they deserve while fully expecting a cruise experience to offer rewarding memories to last a lifetime - to be there, to touch and feel and reserve the experience that only a few can share - all being within our child-free all-inclusive dream-cruiser experience. We have selected the absolute best of the New Zealand and South Pacific activities for your enjoyment, entertainment and of course amusement.

During each trip, our officers and crew are on hand to share their knowledge of the ocean and the local activities. Our landing craft are designed to provide fast and efficient guest transport to and from the ship and is well suited for exploring the local bays, islands, and lagoons.


Relaxation, exceptional food and award winning wines are an essential part of your cruise. Fresh sea air not only clears your mind, it makes you hungry. Select wines, spirits, beers, soft drinks, bottled water, teas and coffees are included in your cruise fare.

Our chefs are dedicated to ensure that every meal be magnificent. Local seafood, maybe even some that you caught yourself, is featured daily. You’ll enjoy locally sourced specialities and even have an opportunity to accompany the chef ashore to the local markets.

The best quality lamb, poultry and beef, fresh produce and award winning cheeses, all presented by our chefs with a European flair. Our on-board wine cellar is brimming with a selection of award winning wines from Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

We welcome the opportunity of presenting our guests with a delicious Pacific inspired dining experience.

*** Photos & deck plans will be available soon ***

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