Silversea Expedition Cruises To SHUMSHU ISLAND

SHUMSHU ISLAND

Shumshu, unlike many other islands in the Kurils, shows extensive marshland and many lakes on its 388 square kilometers and is the northeasternmost island within the Kuril chain. East of the Second Kuril Strait and west of the First Kuril Strait, Shumshu is only 11 kilometers away from Cape Lopatka at the southern tip of Kamchatka, yet it belongs to the Sakhalin Oblast. The island has had an indigenous Ainu population and its proximity to Kamchatka has led it to be under Japanese and Russian claims. View more

The Japanese set up a cannery on Shumshu’s eastern side and, apart from the civilian presence, military bases were started and reinforced during World War II by the Japanese Army and Navy. Remains of bunkers, tanks, gun emplacements, Kataoka harbor and seaplane base as well as the outlines of two airfields on Shumshu are still visible. Shumshu has had the only military battle in the Kurils between Russian and Japanese forces at the very end of World War II. Today sea otters, active in the kelp beds along its northwestern shore are the main attractions.

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OTARU (Hokkaido) To OTARU (Hokkaido)
  • Departure
    Jun 18 2020
  • Duration
    18 Days
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    Silver Explorer
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An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.