Silversea Luxury Cruises A CAPE FLORENS, WRANGEL ISLAND

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Cape Florens Uria Aalge

Cape Florens is a promontory on Wrangel Island’s western shore. For some 10 kilometers north-northeast of Cape Zanes, Wrangel Island’s westernmost point, the coast between Cape Zanes and Cape Florens is generally high, with famous bird cliffs at Ptichi Bazar and its colonies of Black-legged Kittiwakes, Brünnich’s Guillemots, Black Guillemots and Pelagic Cormorants. The landscape then shows flatter ground and soggy tundra as parallel mountain ranges dissect the island running from east to west, sheltering wide river valleys between their towering ridges. View more

The Sovetskaya River discharges at the root of a spit separating Lake Komsomol from the sea, with Gusinaya (Goose) River discharging at Cape Florens. Cape Florens is the only projection of the west shore, extending as a small spit. Named by Berry in 1881 as Cape Florence while he searched for USS Jeannette, the Russian version of the name is Mys (Cape) Florens. Gusinaya River’s tundra steppe shows willow, poppies, cotton grass, collared and Siberian lemmings, Arctic foxes (thriving because of the lemmings), mammoth tusks, nesting Baird’s Sandpipers -and even wolverines and introduced musk oxen might be present. North of Cape Florens is one of the four Black Brant concentrations on the island, while some of the largest polar bear den concentrations are known to be east and south of Cape Florens and polar bears can be expected in the area.

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.