Silversea Luxury Cruises À Chegitum

Chegitum

The small village of Chegitun sits near the mouth of the Chegitun River on the Chukchi Peninsula (also called Chukotka Peninsula). The peninsula is the easternmost projection of Russia, and in fact the Eurasian Continent. Next stop east is Alaska, across the Bering Strait. This was the ancient migration route for animals to cross to and from the Americas, and for the first people to enter North America. View more

Chegitun was a seasonal village the Chukchi people occupied each year for gathering berries, fishing, and hunting for marine mammals including seals, Walrus and Grey Whales. The Chegitun River is spawning waters for fish including Arctic Char and Taranets Char, a specialist of the glacier lakes and rivers of Chukotka. Other fish include Siberian, Pink, Chum and Sockeye Salmon. Each summer, adult fish still swim upriver. Chegitun was occupied from about 500 CE (AD) to the 1960s when the remote settlement was closed and the population permanently transferred to Inchoun. You may see the Chukchi people travelling about today, as they are still reliant on fishing and hunting for food. The tundra is snow-free for only a few months, but the long days of sunlight allow time for birds to nest in early summer. Some birds are resident, while migratory shorebirds fly to distant shores before late summer. Coastal seabirds also nest early, with some only staying briefly and others persisting for months. Sighting a rare Snowy Owl takes luck but it will create excitement, especially for Harry Potter fans.

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.