Story: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Tourism on Stewart Island: cruise ship in Paterson Inlet, 2009 (2nd of 2)

Tourism on Stewart Island: cruise ship in Paterson Inlet, 2009

The cruise ship Volendam visited Stewart Island in December 2009. In the 21st century numerous cruise ships call into the island during the summer season. The Volendam’s 1,450 passengers outnumbered the Stewart Island population by about three to one, though not all went ashore.

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Reference: 30 December 2009
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Carl Walrond, 'Stewart Island/Rakiura - History and society since the 1850s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/node/227968 (accessed 24 October 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 13 May 2015