Silversea Expeditions is celebrating its 10th anniversary with its first Northeast Passage crossing. The route transits the Arctic Circle above the coastlines of Asia and Europe.
The all-suite, ice-class Silver Explorer (as shown in the photo above) will depart on the 25-day voyage on August 10, 2019. She’ll sail a route of 5,019 nautical miles from Nome, Alaska, to Tromsø, Norway.
“In this special anniversary year, which marks Silversea’s decade of ultra-luxury expedition cruising, we’re particularly thrilled to announce our inaugural crossing of the Northeast Passage,” says Conrad Combrink, senior vice president of strategic development for Expeditions and Experiences. “Continuing our legacy of exploration, this epic Arctic passage will take guests across the top of Asia and Europe to discover extraordinary landscapes, unique cultures, and rare animal species, while enjoying the comfort of Silversea’s ultra-luxury Silver Explorer.”
The journey will include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wrangel Island, home to polar bears, walruses, and migratory birds. It will also visit Champ Island, known for the large stone spheres dotting the landscape; Tikhaya Bay’s Rubini Rock, with its impressive basalt columns and the archipelago of Severnaya Zemlya, filled with fjords and glaciers.
The ship will also spend a day navigating as far north as possible in search of seals, walruses and polar bears on ice floes.
The Silver Explorer accommodates 144 guests in ocean-view suites. She carries a fleet of 12 Zodiac crafts and an onboard Expedition Team of specialists.
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