Arrivals & Departures Luxury on the water — a Jemm of an idea

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If you feel like treating yourself to a luxurious adventure, consider a cruise on Pacific Jemm, which has been acquired by Eichardt’s Private Hotel. 

Eichardt’s boasts New Zealand’s “most exclusive accommodation”, The Penthouse on Queenstown’s lakefront. Now it also has the region’s first premium nautical offering. 

It will enable travellers to see a “truly unique side” to Lake Wakatipu. 

Oozing old-world charm and plush furnishings for a luxurious experience on the water, Pacific Jemm has overnight stays from $NZ12,500 ($11,480) per night for up to 10 people. 

“Complete with all the modern amenity one expects of the hotel experience, the lavish vessel includes four luxury suites and has at its beck and call two crew alongside Eichardt’s’ famous chef who will prepare custom menus with an emphasis on locally sourced fare,” a spokesperson says. 

Want to raise the level of luxury? Take a helicopter ride to the west coast “for crayfish before anchoring up” to cook the catch. 

“For the truly adventurous, guests can super-charge the experience with their pick of an Aston Martin, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Audi R8 or Porsche 911 to race to Glenorchy before again being helicoptered over the Southern Alps, gathering west coast delicacies and devouring the freshest Kiwi seafood aboard a cruise back to Queenstown,” the spokesperson says. 

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