Silversea Luxury Cruises To Dunedin (South Island)

Clinging to the walls of the natural amphitheater at the west end of Otago Harbour the South Island's second-largest city is enriched with inspiring nearby seascapes and wildlife. Because Dunedin is a university town floods of students give the city a vitality far greater than its population of 122 000 might suggest. View more

Its manageable size makes it easy to explore on foot—with the possible exception of Baldwin Street the world's steepest residential street and home to the annual "gutbuster" race in which people run up it and the "Jaffa" race in which people roll the namesake spherical chocolate candy down it.The city's Scottish roots are still visible you'll find New Zealand's first and only (legal) whisky distillery a statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns and more kilts sporrans and gillies than you can shake a stick at! The Scottish settlers and local Māori came together in relative peace but this wasn't true of the European whalers who were here three decades before as places with names such as Murdering Beach illustrate.Dunedin has always had a reputation for the eccentric. Wearing no shoes and a big beard here marks a man as bohemian rather than destitute and the residents wouldn't have it any other way. The University of Otago was the country's first university and has been drawing writers ever since its founding in 1871 most notably Janet Frame and the poet James K. Baxter. Dunedin also has a musical heritage which blossomed into the "Dunedin Sound" of the 1970s and '80s.

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.

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.