Silversea Luxury Cruises A CAPE WARING (Wrangel Island)

CAPE WARING (Wrangel Island)

The ragged slate spit of Cape Waring pierces the clouds above the ice-tiled ocean; it lies on the easternmost point of Wrangel Island, situated only two thousand kilometres from the North Pole and is known for its stunning Arctic beauty and diverse flora and fauna. Wrangel Island was the last place on Earth where wooly mammoths survived, until only four thousand yeas ago. View more

More recently, during the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-16, the HMCS Karluk was crushed by ice in the Chukchi Sea, and the surviving crew managed a desperate struggle South across the ice to reach Wrangel Island. The Captain and an Inuit companion set out across the sea ice to fetch help and eventually arrived in Alaska via Siberia, organising a daring rescue for the survivors from Cape Waring. The UNESCO Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve encompasses the whole island and surrounding waters, and is noted internationally for its exceptional biodiversity, including polar bears, grey whales, and the world's largest population of Pacific Walrus. These charismatic Arctic animals often haul out onto ice flows at Cape Waring, and is one of the few places where it is possible to approach these animals in their natural wilderness habitat. The crags above the ocean are a hotspot for sea birds, and huge numbers of Brunnich's guillemots, horned puffins and tufted puffins lay their eggs crammed together on the cliffs squabbling for space, as they raise their tiny chicks.

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.