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NOME (Alaska) To NOME (Alaska)

RUSSIAN FAR EAST expedition cruise Silver Explorer

The beauty of a pod of whales and hospitality of a welcoming dance are never to be forgotten. The widest of all the Arctic Ocean shelf seas, the Bering is a rare chance to witness nature in all her raiments. Beautiful tundra walks in almost infinite daylight, cultural demonstrations, and exceptional birding will make this voyage a life changing experience.
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Cruise itinerary

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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.
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.
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.
A U-shaped bay on the Bering Sea, Anastasia Bay appears to be carved out of the mountainous cliffs that make up the land that surrounds the tundra-like Koryak Mountains in Kamchatka Krai, Russia. The rare visitor comes to the bay hoping to walruses and seals, and birders search for Slaty-backed Gulls, Pelagic Cormorants, Horned Puffins, Tufted Puffins, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and White Wagtails, White-fronted Geese, Bean Geese and Whooper Swans.
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.
Established as a trading post in the mid-19th century, Tymlat is a Koryak village in the Russian Far East. The village is located next to the Tymlat River, which in turn flows into the Bering Sea. Some 500 inhabitants, the majority of Koryak descent, make a living fishing for salmon, navaga (a member of the cod family), and herring. The village is home to the renowned State Koryak folk group “Mengo”.
In Yuzhnaya Glubokaya we can see the ruins of a long-abandoned herring plant and abandoned settlement at the head of the inlet. During a tundra walk through the meadows covered in wildflowers one can usually see bears in the distance. Wild mountain sheep, snow sheep, an extremely rare occurrence, have also been seen on top of a distant pinnacle at a dizzying height. Using semi worn paths during the hike, one might have to ford rushing rivers, skirt brushy thickets, and clamber over piles of rocks to enter a vast glacial valley to overlook a glorious lake.
Peter Bay is a small inlet at the foot of the Koryak Mountain range well north of the Kamchatka Peninsula. At the entrance of the bay is a Largha seal haul-out site and a small hidden lagoon flanked by the ocean and the bay. The southern end of the bay has several small lakes that are dammed behind a moraine ridge; the remnant of an ancient glacier. The lakes feed a spectacular waterfall. The western and eastern sides of the bay have steep cliffs that seabirds favor for nesting sites. Their busy comings and goings from nest to ocean feeding grounds punctuate this Far Eastern Russian location.
Six nautical miles south of the entrance to Natalii Bay are the spectacular sea cliffs of Bogoslav Island. The small island rises to 424 meters (1,391 feet) above sea level and is a perfect place to spot Pigeon, Brünnich’s, and Common Guillemots, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Harlequin Ducks, Horned Puffins, White Wagtails, Pelagic Cormorants and Slaty-backed Gulls. Walrus can also be seen at a nearby haul-out.
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.
Yttygran offers a unique natural history experience on this voyage. An array of bowhead whale bones and rock arrangements is stunning – it is a place of great archaeological importance combined with natural beauty. An early morning landing will add to the magic and mystery of the place due to the soft hues and the muffled light conditions. For the more energetic passengers a hike up the steep nearby hill provides an excellent leg stretch.
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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Owner's Suite

728 ft² / 67m² including private balcony

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Grand Suite

618 ft² / 57m² including a private balcony

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Silver Suite

422 ft² / 39m² including 2 French balconies

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Medallion Suite

400 ft² / 37m² including a private balcony

From US$ 23,400 with early booking bonus
Veranda Suite

216 ft² / 20 m² including a french balcony

From US$ 19,890 with early booking bonus
Vista Suite

192 ft² / 18m² with large picture window

From US$ 15,030 with early booking bonus
View Suite

192 ft² / 18m² with view window

From US$ 14,400 with early booking bonus
Explorer Suite

190 ft² / 18 m² with view window

From US$ 13,230 with early booking bonus
Adventurer Suite

167 ft²/15 m² with 2 portholes

From US$ 12,870 with early booking bonus
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Silver Explorer

Silversea’s purpose-built luxury Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions.  A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation (1A) for passenger vessels enables the Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise Ship to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of 12 Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure. 

Suites

Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

Suites

Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite.

Owner's Suite

728 ft² / 67m² including private balcony

From US$ 31,860 with early booking bonus
Grand Suite

618 ft² / 57m² including a private balcony

From US$ 27,360 with early booking bonus
Silver Suite

422 ft² / 39m² including 2 French balconies

From US$ 24,930 with early booking bonus
Medallion Suite

400 ft² / 37m² including a private balcony

From US$ 23,400 with early booking bonus
Veranda Suite

216 ft² / 20 m² including a french balcony

From US$ 19,890 with early booking bonus
Vista Suite

192 ft² / 18m² with large picture window

From US$ 15,030 with early booking bonus
View Suite

192 ft² / 18m² with view window

From US$ 14,400 with early booking bonus
Explorer Suite

190 ft² / 18 m² with view window

From US$ 13,230 with early booking bonus
Adventurer Suite

167 ft²/15 m² with 2 portholes

From US$ 12,870 with early booking bonus
Fares shown are per guest

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Public Areas

Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea's luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships.

2 Hotels

Our land programmes (multi-day mid-, pre- or post-cruise) provide additional opportunities to discover more of the highlights and hidden treasures of the lands you visit.

Your expedition will lead to one discovery after another. A complimentary programme of unique, small-group shore experiences, led by team of expert guides and lectures, allows you to fully experience the lands you'll visit.

voyage highlights

Join us to sail from Alaska to Russia and back across the Bering Sea, experiencing all the natural wonders these starkly beautiful places have to offer. Crossing the Bering Sea we will head for Chukotka and Kamchatka to look for the major walrus haul-out in Anastasiya Bay and hike to lakes and waterfalls in Peter Bay. By Zodiac we will cruise the bird cliffs at Bogoslav Island and will learn about the Koriyak culture of Tymlat. In Yttygran we will see an ancient whalebone alley and at Proliv Senyavina we will hike to relax in some hot springs.
Throughout the voyage, learn about the history, geology, wildlife and botany of these locations from lecture presentations offered by your knowledgeable onboard Expedition Team.

                       
 Voyage Highlights:

Anastasiya Bay, Russia
Anastasiya Bay appears to be scooped out of the mountainous cliffs of the Koryak Mountains. The bay offers a chance to find walruses and seals. Birders search for Slaty-backed Gulls, Pelagic Cormorants, Horned Puffins and Tufted Puffins, among many other species

Tymlat, Russia
Located close to the entrance of Tymlat River, the Koriyak village will welcome guests with drums and singing and all visitors partake in a cleansing ceremony before reaching the dance ground. Traditional songs and dances are going to be performed and close by one can see how the locally caught fish is fileted and prepared. Generous helpings of roe on black bread and fish soup are generally offered. A walk into the village will give an insight into life in rural Kamchatka.

Peter Bay, Russia
Visit Peter Bay, located in a small inlet at the foot of the Koryak Mountain, north of the Kamchatka Peninsula. There is a large seal haul-out at the entrance of the bay and much to see on land. The remnant of an ancient glacier and several small lakes feed a spectacular waterfall that is worth the hike to see.

Bogoslav Island, Russia
Cruise by Zodiac past the towering bird cliffs at Bogoslav Island, home to a variety of birds, including Black-legged Kittiwakes and Slaty-backed Gulls. Tufted and Horned Puffins, Brünnich’s, Common and Pigeon Guillemots, as well as White Wagtails, Harlequin Ducks and Pelagic Cormorants can usually be seen there too.

Yttygran, Russia
Yttygran offers a unique natural history experience on this voyage. An array of bowhead whale bones and rock arrangements is stunning – it is a place of great archaeological importance combined with natural beauty.

Proliv Seniyavina, Russia
We will enter a small lagoon by Zodiac and will hike across tundra and some rolling hills to reach a stream with various hot springs. You can choose to either enter a small pool prepared by the local fishermen, or to go into the stream.

 
 Cultural Highlight:

  • Absorb the culture of the Koriyak people during a visit in Tymlat.

 

Wildlife Watch List:

  • Spotted seals, Northern fur seals, walrus
  • Humpback and grey whales
  • Slaty-back, Glaucous and Vega Gulls, Pelagic Cormorants, Horned and Tufted Puffins, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Northern Fulmars, Common Murres, Pigeon Guillemot, Crested Auklet
  • White wagtails, Sandhill Crane, Harlequin Duck

 

Please Note: 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 and wildlife activity. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

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restaurants & public areas

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