Silversea Luxury Cruises To IONY ISLAND

IONY ISLAND

Located in the northwestern part of the Sea of Okhotsk, tiny Iony Island is found some 220 kilometers north-northeast of Sakhalin and 500 kilometers due south of the town of Okhotsk. This small and isolated cone-shaped island of 1.6 by 0.85 kilometers is sparsely vegetated and has several small islets and rocks surrounding it. Discovered accidentally in 1789 during the Billings-Sarychev expedition, the island is in an area frequented by bowhead whales. View more

This led to a concentration of UK and American whalers around the island in the 1840s and 1850s with at one stage 46 whale ships operating there at the same time. Today Iony Island is home to more than 4,000 Steller sea lions, which occupy the rocks and shore, and several thousand Brünnich’s Guillemots, Black-legged Kittiwakes and Northern Fulmars. Pelagic Cormorants, Whiskered, Least and Crested Auklets, as well as Harlequin Ducks have also been seen.

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.