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Expedition Kullorsuaq

Kullorsuaq is the northernmost outpost of the Kalaallit (Western) Greenlanders, and most people here still live a traditional Inuit lifestyle, hunting and fishing to supply their families. In Kalaallisut, the name means “the Big Thumb”, after the dramatic Devil's Thumb rock pinnacle which looms over the town. Upon approach to the town expect to see local hunters zipping between vast icebergs in tiny boats, off to check their fishing lines or to bring back a seal for dinner. View more

Although inhabited by Palaeo-Inuit Cultures for as long as four thousand years, the modern town was established as a Danish monopoly trading station, and quickly grew as people from smaller settlements moved to town after the Second World War as trade expanded, and hunters could get a better return on their catch. Kullorsuaq is only accessible by boat or by a long helicopter ride from Upernavik, and things here move at a slower pace. While nods to modernity can be seen (satellite dishes on colourful prefabricated houses, smartphones in hunters' hands) life in Kullorsuaq still revolves around the movement of the prey animals as it has for millennia, with hunters taking seals, whales, walrus and narwhals to feed their families and dogs (still a mainstay of transport in this ancient landscape) throughout the year. The fish factory is the biggest employer in town, exporting fine quality halibut and shrimp from the frigid water to the wider world via the occasional supply ships which visit the area.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

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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.