Silversea Luxury Cruises A Church Bay, Rathlin Island

Church Bay, Rathlin Island

Tiny Rathlin Island has been settled for more than 6,000 years. Today it has a population of just over 100 persons and is a popular bird-watching destination. Rathlin has been designated as a special conservation area and its bird colony is home to tens of thousands of seabirds, including Common Guillemots, kittiwakes, puffins and Razorbills – about thirty bird families in total. Shaped like a boot, the island is eight miles long (12 km) and less than one mile wide (1. View more

6 km) and surrounded by impressive limestone and basalt sea cliffs reaching 400 feet (122 m) in places. Three lighthouses stand as testament to Rathlin’s wild coast.

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.

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Church Bay, Rathlin Island