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Nome is located on the edge of the Bering Sea, on the southwest side of the Seward Peninsula. Unlike other towns which are named for explorers, heroes or politicians, Nome was named as a result of a 50 year-old spelling error. In the 1850's an officer on a British ship off the coast of Alaska noted on a manuscript map that a nearby prominent point was not identified. He wrote "? Name" next to the point.

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Provideniya is a former Soviet military port at the southern limit of the Arctic ice pack. With slightly less than 2000 inhabitants, many of whom are Yupik, it is the largest town and administrative center of the Providensky District. Started as a depot for the Northeast Passage traffic, it now is a port of entry to the Russian Far East and since the decline of the Soviet Union eco-tourism has boosted the local economy. The town has a Technical School and a fascinating museum with interesting and well-presented exhibits about the natural history and wildlife of the region.
Located between the Chuchki Sea and the Bering Sea, Cape Dezhnev comprises the easternmost mainland point in all of Eurasia. The cape was originally named East Cape by Captail James Cook, but has since been renamed for Semyon Dezhnev, the first recorded European to round its peninsula. The cape is the edge of a rocky headland with steep, carved-looking cliffs. Ashore can be found one of Russia’s most famous lighthouses and the monument honouring Dezhnev. The cape was a center for trade between American and European whalers, as well as fur traders.
Located north of Cape Dezhnev in Chukotka along the Bering Strait, the small coastal village of Uelen is the furthest east settlement in all of Eurasia (and is also the closest Russian settlement to the United States). The village is near the Uelen Lagoon and is known by the local Yupik as “Land’s End,” and has a population of around 700 inhabitants. When during soviet times it had been decided to abandon many of the smaller settlements in favor of larger consolidated ones, Uelen was chosen as one of the four villages to take in the inhabitants of other settlements.
Kolyuchin Bay is a large bay on the Chukchi sea on the northern shore of the Chukotka Peninsula in Russia. In 1793 the bay was named Count Bezborodko Bay in honor of a Russian Statesman, but was renamed after nearby Kolyuchin Island because locals could not get accustomed to Bezborodko. Kolyuchin Bay is a huge tidal estuary area made for hiking and exploring. From the boat shorebirds can be seen, while on the tundra visitors might spot ground squirrels as well as larger mammals; even brown bears are said to have been seen occasionally. Bowhead whales can sometimes be spotted around the island.
Kolyuchin Island is a small island in the Chukchi Sea that is uninhabited and covered with tundra vegetation. The island is the site of a famous rescue operation after a Russian icebreaker was crushed by ice nearby. Located close to the Siberian shore this island has been used as the base for a now-abandoned meteorological station at its western end, while walrus hunters had a few huts on the eastern side. The island has steep, dramatic bird cliffs teeming with Pelagic Cormorants, Thick-billed Murres and kittiwakes.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Ayon Island is located off the coast of Chukotka at the eastern end of the Kolyma Gulf. Its size of 2,000 square kilometres permits the small local Chukchi population to herd reindeer. The local population welcomes the rare visitor with warmth and hospitality. The village of Ayon has a school with a museum that was put together by the children of the school. Displayed are mammoth tusks, stuffed birds and some Paleo Eskimo artifacts. The Russian polar station on Ayon Island is one of the few meteorological stations still in use and is staffed by 12.
Also known as Bear Islands, the Medvezhyi are an uninhabited group of islands at the western side of the Gulf of Kolyma in the East Siberian Sea. It is not so much the bears, but the flora and geology that make these six islands stand out. This is a commercial fishing area despite the existence of fast ice that surrounds the islands during much of the year. On Chetyrokstolbovoy Island, flowers, lichen, mosses and mushrooms are abundant.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
The Dimitri Laptev Strait connects the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea and separates the Siberian mainland from the Lyakhovsky Islands (part of the New Siberian Islands). The Laptev Strait is named after Russian Arctic explorer and Vice Admiral Dmitry Yakovlevich Laptev, whose crew were the first Russians to live amongst the area’s indigenous population (who in turn were instrumental in the crew’s survival of a difficult winter). On Great Lyakovsky Island’s southeastern side is a meteorological station, and the island is quite famous for its cliffs, landscape and fossil finds.
The Lyakhovsky Islands are the southernmost group of the New Siberian Islands, which are located along the Dimitri Laptev Strait that connects the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea. The New Siberian Islands had already been seen and visited in the early 18th century by Russian explorers. On Lyakovsky’s southeastern side is a meteorological station, and was featured in two Jules Verne novels (referred to as the Liakhov Islands) in the late 19th century. The Lyakhovsky Islands are known by avid explorers for their cliffs, landscape and fossil finds.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Imagine being surrounded on all sides by glistening sea ice on top of dark, frigid waters. The sound of the ship’s bow crunching through the crusty rime carries on the crisp air with a resounding echo. Perhaps in the distance the expedition team spots an inconsistency of color on the ice – a vaguely yellow patch against the bright white of the snow. Excitement on deck grows as the ship draws closer, and with baited breath it becomes obvious to all aboard that a polar bear is plodding along, jumping from floe to floe, in its eternal quest for the next meal.
The small De Long Islands are an uninhabited archipelago north of the New Siberian Islands and are covered partially by claciers. Both the De Long Islands and New Siberian Islands were hills of the Great Arctic Plain. The De Long Islands are some of the last-discovered islands in the East Siberian Sea and received their name through the ill-fated American expedition led by De Long on the Jeannette. Although discovered by De Long and claimed for the US in 1881, these islands - as they are not part of Alaska - are part of Russia.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Located in the Arctic Ocean between the Chukchi Sea and East Siberian Sea, Wrangel Island is worth a longer visit to experience the Arctic wildlife that resides here. This protected nature area and UNESCO World Heritage Site has the largest amount of polar bears and apparently was the last place where woolly mammoth roamed. The name of the island goes back to the search for land north of the Chukchi Peninsula by Ferdinand von Wrangel, who went in search of the island with coordinates but did not find it on his first expedition.
Cape Florens is located on the less icy northeast edge of Wrangel Island. This bay offers access to tundra nature walks, where visitors will tread upon permafrost and be able to explore the diverse and beautiful vegetation, including shrubs, sedges, grasses, mosses and lichens. This protected nature area and UNESCO World Heritage Site has a large amount of polar bears, which might be spotted if the timing is right.
Visit the place where photographers take their archetypal Arctic photos. Wrangel Island is a protected nature reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site that can be accessed from multiple capes and bays, including Cape Blossom. This cape is the site of a Russian polar station made famous through the work of Nikita Ovsiannikov, a Russian polar bear scientist. This exposed area on the western shore of Wrangel Island is also known for its walrus congregations. Visitors cruising the bay should keep their eyes open for whales, walrus, polar bears and seabirds.
Krasin Bay is one of several landing points to explore Wrangel Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site rich with Arctic vistas and wildlife. Most noteworthy that can be seen from Krasin Bay are the remains of ancient inhabitants of Wrangel Island, a 3,400 year old Paleo-Eskimo camp. In addition, nature trekking to look for land mammals, birds and the varied flora is recommended. Wildlife sightings may include walrus, musk oxen, and possibly even polar bears.
Cape Waring is a dramatic approach to Wrangel Island, an important nature reserve on the Chukchi Sea and a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Arctic beauty and diverse wildlife and flora. Sail between blue and white ice floes, approaching a rocky cliff covered in seabirds and hugged by low-lying clouds. The ice floes are a favorite hang-out spot for walrus as well as seabirds such as Brunnich’s guillemots (thick-billed murres), petite and hearty black-and-white water birds.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
To the Proliv Senyavina Hot Springs. We will go ashore by Zodiac, will enter a small lagoon and hike across tundra and some rolling hills to reach a stream with some hot springs. You can choose to either enter a small pool prepared by the local fishermen, or to go into the stream.
Nome is located on the edge of the Bering Sea, on the southwest side of the Seward Peninsula. Unlike other towns which are named for explorers, heroes or politicians, Nome was named as a result of a 50 year-old spelling error. In the 1850's an officer on a British ship off the coast of Alaska noted on a manuscript map that a nearby prominent point was not identified. He wrote "? Name" next to the point.

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Das Expeditionskreuzfahrtschiff  Silver Explorer wurde von Silversea speziell dafür gebaut, die Gewässer in einigen der entlegensten Regionen der Welt zu befahren, einschließlich beider Polarregionen. Ein verstärkter Rumpf, der im Lloyds Register mit der  Eisklasse 1A für Passagierschiffe eingestuft wurde, ermöglicht dem Expeditionskreuzfahrtschiff Silver Explorer, sich seinen Weg durch die Eisschollen sicher und mühelos zu bahnen. Eine Flotte von Zodiac-Schlauchbooten (12) erlaubt es den Gästen der Silversea Expedition, auch die abgelegensten Orte zu erreichen. Ein fachkundiges Expeditionsteam liefert Einblicke und neue Kenntnisse für jedes unvergessliche Luxus-Kreuzfahrtabenteuer der Silver Explorer.

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Day 1 — Nome, Alaska, USA                         
Once all guests have embarked, you will partake in a mandatory safety drill. Join us at a Sail Away cocktail party as we depart on our spectacular expedition: “East Siberian Sea Exploration”. During the afternoon you will be introduced to important members of the crew and your Expedition Team. We invite you to familiarize yourself with your new home away from home and meet some of your fellow travellers. In the evening enjoy the first of many memorable meals in The Restaurant.
                                                                                               
Day 2 — Provideniya, Russia
During the morning we will be approaching Provideniya. Once we have cleared into Russia, we will start our walking tour of this former military outpost. Many of the houses have been abandoned, but those inhabitants that stayed behind seem to be optimistic that Provideniya will once again be an important port –most probably for the Northeast Passage.
We will have a look at the very well-presented collections of the local museum, and will be entertained by local and Russian songs and dances. For those inclined to more hiking, you can leave the town towards the south in direction of the cemetery for nice views of the town and bay, always accompanied by our Expedition Staff.
                                                                                                                                                        
Day 3 — Cape Dezhnev and Uelen Village, Chukotka, Russia
At Cape Dezhnev we will land at a small pebble beach. The Cape was named East Cape by Captain Cook, but since it had been rounded some 130 years before Captain Cook by Semyon Dezhnev, the Russian authorities changed its name in the late 20th century. Ashore we can hike up to what is considered one of Russia’s most famous lighthouses and the monument honouring Dezhnev. The abandoned village of Aukan is nearby.

The small coastal village of Uelen in Chukotka is north of Cape Dezhnev. Located next to the Uelen Lagoon it is known by the local Yupik as „Land’s End“. The village has a population of around 700 inhabitants. Uelen can claim to be Russia’s easternmost settlement. When during soviet times it had been decided to abandon many of the smaller settlements in favour of larger consolidated ones, Uelen was chosen as one of the four villages to take in the inhabitants of other settlements. The Chukchi and Inuit that now live here are known as excellent carvers, working in walrus, whalebone and reindeer.
Going ashore we will have a welcome and cultural presentation with an opportunity to see many of the excellent carvings.

Day 4 – Kolyuchin Bay and Kolyuchin Island, Russia
Kolyuchin Island is the site of a famous rescue operation after a Russian icebreaker was crushed by ice nearby. Located close to the Siberian shore this island has been used as the base for a now abandoned meteorological station at its western end, while walrus hunters had a few huts on the eastern side. The island has steep, dramatic bird cliffs with Pelagic Cormorants, Thick-billed Murres and kittiwakes. Horned and Tufted Puffins will be another highlight for birders and photographers. Zodiac cruises will not only permit closer looks at the amazing amount of seabirds but also the walrus herds that frequent the shore and water surrounding Kolyuchin. Kolyuchin Bay is a huge tidal estuary area where we intend to go ashore for hiking and exploring the area. Shorebirds can be see, while on the tundra you might see ground squirrels as well as larger mammals –even brown bears are said to have been seen occasionally.
Bowhead whales can sometimes be spotted around the island and a Zodiac cruise will be offered looking for these cetaceans.

Day 5 – At Sea
While Silver Explorer sails further west attend lectures about the human exploration of the area or help our naturalists on deck looking for whales and Short-tailed Shearwater that sometimes frequent the area by the thousands.  

Days 6 —Ayon Island, Russia
At the eastern end of the Kolyma Gulf is Ayon Island. Its size of 2000 square kilometres permits the small local Chukchi population to herd reindeer. The village of Ayon has a school with a museum that was put together by the children of the school. Displayed are mammoth tusks, stuffed birds and some Paleo Eskimo artefacts. The Russian polar station on Ayon Island is one of the few meteorological stations still in use and is staffed by 12.

Since visitors are quite rare we will be welcomed with warmth and hospitality. We will have a look at the village and will try to locate the remains of the Neolithic camps located not too far from the village. These camps indicate that reindeer hunters or herders lived here already during the first millennium AD.

Day 7 – Medvezhyi Islands
Silver Explorer will continue to sail through the Gulf of Kolyma. Our goal is to visit the Medvezhyi Islands (=Bear Islands), an uninhabited group of islands at the western side of the Gulf of Kolyma. It is not so much the bears, but the flora and geology that make these six islands so famous. This will be one of the places visited by us that were described by Nordenskjold in 1878. Despite the fact that fast ice surrounds the islands during much of the year, fishing is done near the islands. On Chetyrokstolbovoy flowers, lichen, mosses and mushrooms will be everywhere, but if we can land we will also see the abandoned weather station and will walk to the imposing rock spires –a round-trip distance about five kilometres to the top of the nearby hill. The major feature of them has been compared to a human couple. The height of up to 30 metres makes these geological features quite impressive and gave the island its name: Four-spires-island. A large field of boulders surrounds the spires, increasing in size with decreasing distance from the centre. 

Going ashore at another of the islands we want to enjoy walking on lush grass, among ponds and many flowers and seeing the many large, frost-created mounds. Herds of reindeer can sometimes be observed, as well as the remains of human habitation, usually small semi-underground dwelling.

Day 8 — At Sea
Our lecturers might expand on the lesser known expeditions into the East Siberian Sea and the different findings. You could also make use of the comfort features Silver Explorer has to offer, visiting the Spa or Gym and enjoying the culinary specialties our chefs have prepared.

Day 9 – Dimitry Laptev Strait and Lyakhovsky Island, Russia
The Dimitri Laptev Strait connects the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea and separates the Siberian mainland from the New Siberian Islands. The New Siberian Islands had already been seen and visited in the early 18th century by Russian explorers and on Lyakovsky’s southeastern side is a meteorological station.

The study of Lyakhovsky is quite famous for its cliffs, landscape and fossil finds. There are several indications that the islands had been visited thousands of years ago, and when the sea level was 100-120 metres lower that today the islands would have been part of the Great Arctic Plain.
We plan to go ashore and have a look at the islands landscape and flora –mainly grasses, sedges and mosses. Prehistoric bones, shells and plant material have been well-preserved because of permafrost and tusks of mammoth and other megafauna’s remains –including sabre-toothed tigers- have been found on the island.

Day 10 – At Sea
Take the next two days to get a feeling for the different approaches to these frigid waters by explorers like Nansen, Nordenskjold and Amundsen. Attend lectures and sample the culinary specialties prepared for you by our chefs or enjoy the Connoisseurs Corner.

Consider that several explorers tried to reach the ice to drift towards the North Pole. Our aim is to see the ice and walruses on the ice floes, polar bears and ribbon seals.

Day 11 — Reaching and exploring the Ice Edge
Based on the latest ice charts Silver Explorer will venture as far north as possible –where few others have been. We will continue searching for walrus, seals and polar bears on the ice, while our Historian might talk about De Long’s expedition and his experience in this part of the world

 

Day 12 — Exploring the De Long Islands, Russia
Silver Explorer will explore the small De Long Islands, which are north of the New Siberian Islands. Like the New Siberian Islands, the De Long Islands were hills of the Great Arctic Plain. These are some of the last-discovered islands in the East Siberian Sea and received their name through the ill-fated American expedition led by De Long on the Jeannette. Although found by De Long and claimed for the US in 1881,the official American version holds that these islands -as they are not part of Alaska- are part of Russia.

Day 13 – At Sea
Silver Explorer will be heading east to reach one of the most famous islands long hidden from Western eyes. Attend seminars or lectures about the flora and fauna of the largest island in East Siberian waters. Let our historian talk about the various explorers and seafarers that went looking for land north of Chukotka.

And do not forget to scan the waters for whales and seabirds from the outer decks. A good opportunity would be to have lunch at the Grill while watching the sea.

Day 14 – Ushakova Cape, Wrangel Island, Russia
Silver Explorer will be exploring Wrangel Island for three days. This protected nature area and UNESCO World Heritage Site has the largest amount of polar bears and apparently was the last place were woolly mammoth roamed. The name of the island goes back to the search for land north of the Chukchi Peninsula by Ferdinand von Wrangel.

On our approach to the island we will be watching for gray whales, bowhead whales and beluga whales. The island is an important breeding ground for polar bears and walrus. Introduced mammals include musk oxen and reindeer. Both seem to thrive but numbers of reindeer are kept low so as to not disturb the nesting birds.

We will land at Cape Ushakova, named after a famous Russian Arctic researcher, near the site of the main settlement, a former fishing village. Here we will pick up representatives of the nature reserve staff in compliance with the rules and regulations for Wrangel Island. During a tundra walk we will look for the rich Arctic flora that was the main reason for the island’s UNESCO World Heritage status –obviously always keeping an eye open for polar bears, musk oxen, lemmings, and reindeer.

Day 15 — Cape Florence and Cape Blossom, Wrangel Island, Russia
Always taking in mind that Wrangel has the largest concentration of polar bears, our landings will depend on whether they are present or not. Cape Florence will offer a walk looking for the two types of lemmings found on Wrangel, arctic foxes, Snowy Owls and obviously the tundra flora.
Our second landing will be at Cape Blossom, the site of a Russian polar station made famous through the work of Nikita Ovsiannikov, a Russian polar bear scientist. This exposed area on the western shore of Wrangell Island is also known for its walrus congregations.

Whenever conditions permit or dictate we will offer Zodiac cruises –looking for whales, walrus, polar bears and seabirds.

Day 16 — Krassin Bay and Cape Waring, Wrangel Island, Russia
The 3,400 year old Paleo-Eskimo camp in Krassin Bay will be one of the goals of today’s exploration. With our onboard naturalists and our Russian park rangers we will hike, looking for the remains of ancient inhabitants of Wrangel Island and will continue to look for land mammals, birds and the varied flora.

Depending on your interest and willingness there will be offers for trekking enthusiasts, the leisurely strollers and those who just enjoy the view from the beach.

Day 17 – At Sea
Leaving Wrangel Island behind, Silver Explorer will head into the Bering Strait. This will be another good time to look for whales that frequent the area.

Our lecturers will recap the various highlights and specialties seen in the East Siberian Sea and will prepare you for the last visit in Chukotka with further talks or seminars.

Day 18 – Proliv Senyavina, Chukotka, Russia
During the early morning we cruise the Bering Strait and Bering Sea to reach Proliv Senyavina. This area is sporadically used by fishermen who have a few huts at a small lagoon. Landing ashore promises a nice tundra hike to reach some hot springs located inland. We will hike to the hot springs following an excellent track in the tundra. The track ascends a low hill and eventually rounds the crest where stone cairn marks the descent to hot springs. On our way we might spot ground squirrels and Sandhill Cranes. For those interested in more activity, our naturalists will offer a longer hike that also passes the hot springs.

Day 19 – Provideniya, Chukotka, Russia and crossing the Dateline (gaining a day)                 
In the very early morning we will briefly stop in Provideniya for our outward clearance. On our way back to Alaska we will be crossing the Dateline again -this time it will work in our favour, as we will have today’s date twice.

Take advantage to sleep in, be on the outer decks to look for marine mammals and seabirds, and attend one of the last lectures recapping our adventures in East Siberian waters. There surely are ways to keep you busy, be it editing your photos, making use of the Spa or Gym, or even if it “only” is sampling the culinary specialties the Hotel Department is preparing for you.

Today our onboard Videographer will present our Voyage-DVD recounting all the different impressions seen and adventures had during our voyage “East Siberian Sea Exploration”.
                                                                                                                                             
Day 19 - Nome, Alaska, USA
Following breakfast, disembark Silver Explorer.

Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather, wildlife activity and ice conditions. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

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