Many of the travelers aboard decided to disembark and venture into the port city.
Hospitality providers, tourism operators, and retailers across Dunedin were preparing for the 4180 guests and 1300 crew, along with 2 other/smaller ships - Le Soleal and Seabourn Odyssey, to descend on the city and visit their businesses.
Dunedin is often nicknamed "Edinburgh of the South" because it resembles the Scottish city of Edinburgh. It attracts cruise passengers with interesting city tours and day trips. A popular overnight trip is Milford Sound (via Queenstown).