Silversea Luxury Cruises À PROVIDENIYA

Cultural performance - Provideniya, Russia

Already seen by an early Russian expedition in the mid-17th century, Provideniya Bay’s strategic importance was not recognized until 1848-49, when Captain Moore overwintered there on HMS Plover during the search for Franklin’s lost expedition. He gave the bay its name which in turn was used in the 1930s when a port and city was built in Provideniya Bay as a coaling and supply station for the ships in the Chukotka Region and for the Northern Sea Lane. View more

Until recently huge piles of coal in the harbor were remains of that period. Provideniya is located at the northeastern end of the bay, at Emma Harbor. Originally built for military purposes, the town was meant to grow to have up to 12,000 inhabitants. Today there are some 2,200 residents –many of them Yupik- living along the shore of the northern side of Emma Harbor. On the southern side are the buildings formerly used by the military. For decades the town was all grey, but today many houses are brightly colored. The “House of the Culture” serves to show cultural performances ranging from Russian to local folklore and the small “Museum of Beringian Heritage” has interesting exhibition pieces, including a walrus skull with four tusks. An old anchor in front of the weathered lighthouse commemorates Vitus Bering. The best view of Provideniya Bay to the south and town to the northeast can be had at the cemetery.

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.