Silversea Luxury Cruises To CRUISING MILFORD SOUND

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Milford Sound

New Zealand fiord country along with Fiordland National Park is one of New Zealand's premier attractions. Incredibly beautiful, wild and remote, the region is an intriguing combination of rugged mountain ranges, dense rainforest, solitary alpine lakes, sparkling rivers and splashing waterfalls. Much of Fiordland is virtually unexplored wilderness and still the habitat of rare birds. As the ship cruises the beautiful Doubtful, Dusky and Milford Sounds, experience the majestic fiordland of South Island's western coast. View more

Captain James Cook sailed along this coast in 1770 and again in 1773, when he anchored at Dusky Sound for a rest and ship repair. Doubtful Sound is one of the region's most majestic fiords. It is ten times larger than Milford Sound. As the ship cruises into Hall Arm, gaze at vertical cliffs and mighty waterfalls plunging over sheer rock faces. In fine weather, mountains and greenery are reflected in the protected waters of the fiord. Farther north lies Milford Sound. Far from any populated area, Milford Sound is famous for its grandeur and spectacular beauty. It is perhaps the best example of New Zealand's renowned classic landscape of steep granite peaks framing glacier-carved inlets with mirrored reflections on dark waters. Dominating the scene is Milford's landmark, the triangular pinnacle of Mitre Peak. Along the sheer cliffs, several waterfalls tumble more than 500 feet (154 metres) into the sheltered Sound. Only a few moored boats and a scattering of buildings at the head of the Sound break the unity of mountains, forest and water. This spectacular beauty and unspoiled setting is yours to enjoy as the ship cruises Milford Sound.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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Land programmes in CRUISING MILFORD SOUND

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Southern Wonders

Ship will stop in Milford Sound only to drop-off guests participating on this Mid-Voyage Land Adventure. No other shore excursions will be offered and no other landings or disembarkations will be allowed.


Experience New Zealand's most breathtaking scenery on this tour across the South Island, from Milford Sound to Queenstown, nestled in the spectacular Southern Alps. Experience one of New Zealand's 'Great Walks' on the world-famous Routeburn Track. Your 3-day tour ends in Dunedin where you will re-join your ship.


Southern Wonders

Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights

Departs from: Milford Sound

Re-join ship: Port Chalmers (Dunedin)

Reserve by: At least 90 days prior to sailing


This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the programme price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for New Zealand. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


DAY ONE - Milford / Queenstown


Upon disembarking the ship, you will tender over to Milford Wharf. Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and depart for a drive south from Milford Sound, passing through the magnificent Fiordland National Park. Weather permitting, you'll stop for photos at the Chasm. Pass through the legendary Homer Tunnel and south along the forest-clad Eglington Valley to Te Anau where lunch is served at a local hotel.


After lunch in Te Anau, your drive will continue on to Queenstown. Along the way, you will cross the Northland Southland Plain, then drive north along the eastern shoreline of stunning Lake Wakatipu. Arrive in Queenstown staying at either Hilton Queenstown or Millbrook Resort.


Born as a 1860s gold mining camp, 140 years later Queenstown has a compact and sophisticated downtown area tucked into a picturesque bay on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Dwarfed by the surrounding mountains, there are amazing views from everywhere. There is also a permanent buzz in the downtown area where you will find a lively café & bar scene and excellent shopping. This area has captured hearts and imaginations since the first Maori came in search of pounamu (greenstone) and the giant Moa bird. More recently, gold miners, adventurers, filmmakers, wine enthusiasts, Hollywood stars and US Presidents have been drawn to this magical region and its intense alpine energy.


In the early evening, transfer to the steamer wharf and board the 1913 historic steamship TSS Earnslaw for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Sheep Station. Walter Peak is the perfect place to enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner of New Zealand local produce. A glass of New Zealand wine or beer will accompany the meal. After dinner, watch a sheepdog demonstration and a sheep being shorn before you return on the TSS Earnslaw to Queenstown and transfer back to the hotel.


Please note: Shopping is possible at Walter Peak. Items available may include wool products, possom/merino blended clothing such as gloves, hats, scarves.


DAY TWO - Queenstown


Enjoy a full cooked buffet style breakfast at the hotel.


Early this morning, travel from your hotel and pass the town of Glenorchy, continuing through Paradise before entering Mount Aspiring National Park, and the start of the renowned Routeburn Track. Here, you will embark on a two-hour guided walk which commences by crossing a swing bridge and entering a spectacular red beech/tawhero dominated forest.


Since the 1880s the Routeburn Track has proved to be one of the most accessible and popular journeys into New Zealand's forests and mountains. The Routeburn Track passes through two national parks, Fiordland and Mount Aspiring, and is part of Te Wahipounamu, UNESCO South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area. After sampling this short section of the Routeburn Track, you will be transferred to Kinloch Lodge on the edge of Lake Wakatipu for lunch.


At Kinloch Lodge, enjoy a lovely lunch in a beautiful, peaceful setting at the head of the lake. After lunch, a short drive will take you to Glenorchy, where you will have free time to explore this picturesque town.


Board your coach and enjoy the scenic drive alongside Lake Wakatipu, and back to your hotel. Arrive back at your hotel late afternoon. Dinner is at leisure.


Please note: The hike on the Routeburn Track represents a 2-hour leisurely walk covering approximately 4 km (2.5 miles). The track has a gentle rise, with well-formed surface of gravel, rock or dirt. The track may get slippery in wet weather. There are rest rooms at the shelter at the start of the track and at about one hour into the walk. Bring along a light rain jacket or poncho. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


DAY THREE - Queenstown / Dunedin


After your breakfast and check-out, depart from Queenstown for your journey past the Shotover Gorge to Coronet Peak for a photo stop at Skippers canyon, then onto Arrowtown, formerly a bustling gold-mining town in the 1860s. Upon arrival, you will have an opportunity to stroll along its quaint, tree-lined streets filled with galleries, cafes and shops.


Continue onto the Kawarau Gorge where a photo stop will be made at the historic Kawarau Suspension Bridge where commercial Bungy-jumping began.


Leave the Kawarau Gorge, and the road crosses the Clutha River to Cromwell. From Cromwell, the road passes through the Central Otago township of Alexandra; it is but a short distance to the lunch venue.


After lunch continue through the valley, which was formed by the construction of the Roxburgh Hydro Dam, and then re-cross the Clutha River for the final time. The route is now by way of Beaumont and Lawrence into historical gold-mining country. Continue by way of Clarkesville Junction and Lake Waihola before crossing pastoral countryside north to Dunedin.


On arrival in Dunedin, a brief sightseeing tour will be undertaken which will allow you to see the principal features of the city including the Railway Station, the Octagon, the Town Hall and the University of Otago. Dunedin is a bustling university city, located at the head of the long, narrow and wonderfully picturesque Otago Harbour. Grand 19th century public buildings and private homes hark back to the days of the 1860s when wealth from the goldfields of Central Otago poured into Dunedin, the then provincial capital. The Otago Peninsula that protects the harbour is a haven for wildlife seldom seen so close to a major city.


At the end of the city tour, you will be transferred to the port to embark aboard your ship.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 4.7 kilometres (2.9 miles), at times over uneven, cobblestone, rocky, grassy, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the boat. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to bring a raincoat and dress in layers as weather is subject to change quickly. Guests are advised to wear flat, closed-toe comfortable walking shoes, and bring medication, camera, charger and adapter from the ship. Make sure hiking boots/shoes are totally clean and free of dirt on souls before leaving the ship. Customs officers may check and could issue fine. No food may be taken ashore. The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. Program details are subject to change. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


The local currency is New Zealand Dollar; credit cards are accepted; local ATMs are available in most locations visited.


Programme Includes:

  • Two-night stay in a Guest Room at Hilton Queenstown
  • Two breakfasts
  • Three lunches
  • One dinner
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items. All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.