Silversea Luxury Cruises A UELEN VILLAGE

UELEN VILLAGE

Located on a sandspit wedged in between Uelen Lagoon to the south and the Chukchi Sea to the north, Uelen Village is located approximately 8 nautical miles from Cape Dezhnev, the easternmost point of Eurasia. Within the Russian Beringia National Park Uelen is one of only six rural communities in Chukotsky District. The former names “Land’s End” and “Flooded Place” indicate Uelen’s exposed location near rocky and high cliffs. View more

The area has been in use for fishing and hunting marine mammals for more than 2,000 years, but after the forced relocation of residents from what in the 1950s were considered uneconomical villages, Uelen is now the easternmost settlement and less than 100 kilometers from mainland Alaska. A pebbly beach with mostly laminated siltstones leads up to the village and Eurasia’s easternmost church, the Russian Orthodox Chapel of the Resurrection built in 2002. Chukotka’s first school was set up in 1916 and the village has become a major artistic center. Apart from cultural performances, prints are being produced and carvings made by local artists from reindeer antlers, whale bone and walrus ivory. These items are highly coveted. The walrus ivory carving museum has outstanding objects and new carvings are sometimes offered for sale, as the local hunters have permits and monthly quotas for bowhead and grey whales as well as walrus.

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.