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Silver Explorer, ex Auckland to Dunedin

10 nights | Silversea Cruises

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10 Night Cruise sailing from Auckland to Dunedin aboard Silver Explorer.

Aotearoa or New Zealand, one of the world's most isolated countries is also one of the greatest. Its small compass houses an amazing range of scenery, incorporating just about every natural phenomena that you can think of - geysers, volcanoes, fjords, mountains and stunning wildlife. Yet this is not only a voyage of unforgettable landscapes, expect also sophisticated cities and architectural jewels along the way.

Highlights of this cruise:

Auckland
Auckland is called the City of Sails, and visitors flying in will see why. On the East Coast is the Waitemata Harbour - a Mori word meaning sparkling waters - which is bordered by the Hauraki Gulf, an aquatic playground peppered with small islands where many Aucklanders can be found mucking around in boats.Not surprisingly, Auckland has some 70,000 boats. About one in four households in Auckland has a seacraft of some kind, and there are 102 beaches within an hour's drive during the week many are quite empty.

Tauranga
The population center of the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is one of New Zealand's fastest-growing cities. Along with its neighbor, Whakatane, this seaside city claims to be one of the country's sunniest towns. Unlike most local towns, Tauranga doesn't grind to a halt in the off-season, because it has one of the busiest ports in the country, and the excellent waves at the neighboring beach resort of Mount Maunganui - just across Tauranga's harbor bridge - always draw surfers and holiday folk.

Napier
The earthquake that struck Napier at 10:46 am on February 3, 1931, was - at 7.8 on the Richter scale - the largest quake ever recorded in New Zealand. The coastline was wrenched upward several feet. Almost all the town's brick buildings collapsed many people were killed on the footpaths as they rushed outside. The quake triggered fires throughout town, and with water mains shattered, little could be done to stop the blazes that devoured the remaining wooden structures.

Picton
The maritime township of Picton (population 4,000) lies at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound and is the arrival point for ferries from the North Island, as well as a growing number of international cruise ships. It plays a major role in providing services and transport by water taxi to a multitude of remote communities in the vast area of islands, peninsulas, and waterways that make up the Marlborough Sounds Maritime Park. There's plenty to do in town, with crafts markets in summer, historical sights to see, and walking tracks to scenic lookouts over the sounds.

Bluff
The most southernmost town in New Zealand, Bluff (or The Bluff as it is locally known) is perhaps the most European of all the settlements in the country. Called Campbelltown until 1917, the city was officially renamed after the 265 meter conical hill that towers above it. One of the farthest corners of the British Empire, the inaugural Royal Tour of New Zealand by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, concluded at Bluff in January 1954. Nowadays however, it is the Bluff oysters that are the stars of the show.

Dunedin
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.

Itinerary

Days
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
DAY 1
Friday 11th Dec
Auckland, New Zealand
05:00 PM
DAY 2
Saturday 12th Dec
Tauranga, New Zealand
08:00 AM
11:00 PM
DAY 3
Sunday 13th Dec
White Island, New Zealand
06:30 AM
12:00 PM
DAY 4
Monday 14th Dec
Napier, New Zealand
07:30 AM
01:00 PM
DAY 5
Tuesday 15th Dec
Ship Cove, New Zealand
07:00 AM
12:00 PM
DAY 5
Tuesday 15th Dec
Picton, New Zealand
02:30 PM
07:00 PM
DAY 6
Wednesday 16th Dec
AT SEA
 
 
DAY 7
Thursday 17th Dec
Milford Sound, New Zealand
09:30 AM
08:30 PM
DAY 8
Friday 18th Dec
Dusky Sound, New Zealand
07:30 AM
06:30 PM
DAY 9
Saturday 19th Dec
Snares Island, New Zealand
07:30 AM
04:00 PM
DAY 10
Sunday 20th Dec
Bluff, New Zealand
06:30 AM
12:00 PM
DAY 11
Monday 21st Dec
Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
07:00 AM

Select Your Cabin

Please select your preferred cabin and we will provide you with an obligation free quote (no booking is made). Where you see “Price on Request” we will confirm the current price and availability and advise you.

Suite
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Single
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Quad
O1 - Owner's Suite

O1 - Owner's Suite

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O1 - Owner's Suite

O1 - Owner's Suite

The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. For those who expect the finest from a luxury cruise.

One bedroom: 728 ft² / 67m² including private balcony (158 ft² / 15 m²)

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
Unlimited WiFi Internet access
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
Balcony with wooden parquet and patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
Living room with sitting area
Alarm with iHome docking station
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Vanity table with hair dryer
Writing desk
Illy® espresso machine
Afternoon canapés upon request
Dinner at officer's table
Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
Plush Etro® bathrobe

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Single

Triple

Quad

G1 - Grand Suite

G1 - Grand Suite

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G1 - Grand Suite

G1 - Grand Suite

Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. Ideal for entertaining friends while you cruise or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”.

One bedroom: 618 ft² / 57m² including a private balcony (86 ft² / 8 m²)

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
Unlimited WiFi Internet access
Alarm with iHome docking station
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
Balcony with wooden parquet and patio fourniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
Living room with sitting area
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Vanity table with hair dryer
Writing desk
Illy® espresso machine
Afternoon canapés upon request
Dinner at officer's table
Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

SL - Silver Suite

SL - Silver Suite

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SL - Silver Suite

SL - Silver Suite

Spacious, with a welcoming sitting area, a marbled bathroom and your own private balcony.

Silver Suites can accommodate three guests.

One bedroom: 422 ft² / 39m² including 2 French balconies (30 ft² / 3 m²)

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
Unlimited WiFi Internet access
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
Two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Vanity table with hair dryer
Sitting area with writing desk
Afternoon canapés upon request
Dinner at officer's table
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

ME - Medallion Suite

ME - Medallion Suite

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ME - Medallion Suite

ME - Medallion Suite

A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury.
The perfect summary of The Medallion Suite offered by the world’s best cruise line.

One bedroom: 400 ft² / 37m² including a private balcony (86 ft² / 8 m²)

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
Unlimited WiFi Internet access
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
Balcony with wooden parquet and patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with full-sized bath and separate shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Sitting area with writing desk
Vanity table with hair dryer
Afternoon canapés upon request
Dinner at officer’s table
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

VR - Veranda Suite

VR - Veranda Suite

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VR - Veranda Suite

VR - Veranda Suite

A Silversea cruise signature, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony.

One bedroom: 206-216 ft² / 19-20m² including a French balcony (16 ft² / 1,5 m²)

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
WiFi Internet access an hour per day
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Sitting area with writing desk
Hair dryer
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

VI - Vista Suite

VI - Vista Suite

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VI - Vista Suite

VI - Vista Suite

A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views.
The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed.

One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with large picture window

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
WiFi Internet access an hour per day
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Sitting area with writing desk
Hair dryer
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

VS - View Suite

VS - View Suite

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VS - View Suite

VS - View Suite

Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window.

Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Or cozy up under fine bed linens to watch an on-demand movie on the flat-screen television. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day.

One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with view window

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
WiFi Internet access an hour per day
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
View window
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Sitting area with writing desk
Hair dryer
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

EC - Explorer Suite

EC - Explorer Suite

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EC - Explorer Suite

EC - Explorer Suite

Welcoming and comfortable, the View Suite provides a relaxing haven for even the utmost adventure-seeking guests. Complete a day spent exploring onshore with an evening unwinding in the comfort of your sitting area. Capture passing ocean scenes through your view window.

Freshen up in your beautiful marbled bathroom before enjoying an elegant onboard dinner. Or cozy up under fine bed linens to watch an on-demand movie on the flat-screen television. Fall asleep easily, dreaming of the incredible experiences that await you the following day.

One bedroom: 192 ft² / 18m² with view window

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
WiFi Internet access an hour per day
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
View window
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Sitting area with writing desk
Hair dryer
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

AC - Adventure Suite

AC - Adventure Suite

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AC - Adventure Suite

AC - Adventure Suite

Even guests who plan to spend only sleeping hours in their stateroom will appreciate the distinctive touches of this cosy suite. After spending the day on a dynamic shore excursion, unwind in the ample sitting area or rejuvenate the mind with a soak in the marbled bathroom’s tub. Here you can watch passing ocean scenes through two porthole windows. Reminisce the day’s travels by journaling at your writing desk. Watch a movie on the flat-screen television. Or fall sound asleep within the comfort of fine bed linens ­– with your choice of nine pillow types.

One bedroom: 157-167 ft²/14-15 m² with 2 portholes

Features
Butler service
Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
Pratesi® fine bed linens
BVLGARI® bath amenities, plus a choice of other European brands
A choice of pillows
Personalised stationery
Umbrella
Direct dial telephone(s)
220-volt outlets
WiFi Internet access an hour per day
Flat-screen television(s) with Interactive Media Library
Two portholes
Twin beds or queen-sized bed
Marbled bathroom with shower
Fitted wardrobe with personal safe
Sitting area with writing desk
Hair dryer
Alarm with iHome docking station
Plush Etro® bathrobe

Twin

Single

Triple

Quad

Prices are indicative only based on information provided to us by the cruise line.   They are subject to change and confirmation with the cruise line.  Unless otherwise stated they are quoted on a per person twin share basis. In some cases the price may not include gratuities which certain lines require to be prepaid. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Images are for illustration only and should not be taken to mean that your cruise itinerary will visit this port.



The Ship - Silver Explorer

Length 354 ft | Passenger Capacity 144 | Onboard Currency US Dollars (US $)

Silver Explorer Ship

Silversea's purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both of earth's polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd's Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 12 Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure.

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