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Kangerlussuaq to Vancouver Cruise

  • Departure DateWed 24th Aug 2022
  • Silversea Silver Wind
  • 42 Night Cruise From Kangerlussuaq
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Itinerary

  • Kangerlussuaq
  • Kangaamiut
  • Evighedsfjorden
  • Nuuk
  • Sisimiut Holsteinsborg
  • Ililussat
  • Pond Inlet
  • Dundas
  • Beechey Island
  • Resolute
  • Jenny Lind Island
  • Nunavut Canada
  • Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories
  • Smoking Hills, Northwest Territories
  • Hershel Island, Canada
  • Point Hope
  • Nome, Alaska
  • Provideniya
  • Lorino
  • Enmelen
  • Preobrazheniya
  • St Paul Island, Alaska
  • Dutch Harbor, Alaska
  • Geographic Harbor, Alaska
  • Elfin Cove, Alaska
  • Sitka
  • Wrangell, Alaska
  • Behm Canal
  • Vancouver

What's Included

  • Ultra-luxury, all-suite accommodation on board small intimate ships
  • Multiple restaurants with diverse cuisine & open-seating dining
  • Beverages in Suite and throughout the ship, including Champagne, select wines & Spirits
  • Soft Drinks including specialty coffees & bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • WiFi throughout the ship
  • 24-hour room service
  • Full Personalised Butler Service for every Suite
  • Overseas Shuttle Service at select destinations
  • Expedition activities and on-board expert lectures on expedition sailings
  • “Cruise with Confidence” - 30 Day Cancellation & Future Cruise Credit Protection
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • All Port Taxes & Fees

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Day 1 - Kangerlussuaq

Arrive: Wed 24 August 2022 / Depart: Wed 24 August 2022 at 18:00

Kangerlussuaq is a settlement in western Greenland in the Qeqqata municipality located at the head of the fjord of the same name (Danish: Søndre Strømfjord). It is Greenland's main air transport hub and the site of Greenland's largest commercial airport. The airport dates from American settlement during and after World War II, when the site was known as Bluie West-8 and Sondrestrom Air Base. The Kangerlussuaq area is also home to Greenland's most diverse terrestrial fauna, including muskoxen, caribou, and gyrfalcons. View less The settlement's economy and population of 512 is almost entirely reliant on the airport and tourist industry.

Day 2 - Kangaamiut

Arrive: Thu 25 August 2022 at 06:30 / Depart: Thu 25 August 2022 at 12:00

Kangaamiut (the People of the Fjords) is a settlement which clings to the shoreline of Greenland's Arctic Circle region, backed by some of the country's most spectacular fjordlands. The nearby pinnacle-shaped mountains gave the Danish-Norwegian colonial settlement its original name of Sukkertoppen (Sugarloaf) and the town recently celebrated its 250th anniversary. Here, one can experience small-town Greenlandic culture at its most authentic. The town is scattered across a small hill, displaying all the colourful buildings of the town at once; it is impossible to take a bad photo here. View less A system of staircases and boardwalks leads to the top of the hill, an area used to helicopter transport which offers jaw-dropping vistas of the wilderness around the settlement. The locals are proud of their Inuit history and culture, and the people of Kangaamiut are friendly and welcoming to vistors. Depending on the day, one could see local men selling fresh fish or reindeer meat from the surrounding fjords or flensing their catch on the rocks of the harbour, local women selling intricate homemade beaded necklaces and carvings, or even be invited into a local home to share a pot of coffee with some of the friendly residents, who are always happy to have visitors. Although the scenery is world-class, as in many towns in Greenland, wonderful memories of the welcoming residents are the most treasured.

Day 2 - Evighedsfjorden

Arrive: Thu 25 August 2022 at 14:30 / Depart: Thu 25 August 2022 at 19:00

Evighedsfjord (Eternity Fjord) is a large fjord northeast of Kangaamiut in southwest Greenland. The fjord has a length of 75 kilometers and several branches with numerous glaciers coming down from the Maniitsoq Ice Cap to the north can be seen. The Evighedsfjord has several bends and whenever the ship reaches the supposed end the fjord continues in another direction and seems to go on forever. Qingua Kujatdleq Glacier is at its southeastern end. At the northwestern end a U-shaped valley has seven glaciers coming down from the mountains but not reaching the water. The glaciers had their maximum extent around the year 1870 and have gone through several cycles of advance and retreat. The mountains on either side of the fjord can reach in excess of 2,000 meters and the fjord has a depth of up to 700 meters. Evighedsfjord’s snowline is at 1,100 meters and the Evighedsfjord region is famous as one of Greenland’s best heli-skiing areas.

Day 3 - Nuuk

Arrive: Fri 26 August 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Fri 26 August 2022 at 18:00

In the bustling capital city of Greenland, you could be forgiven for forgetting you are in such a vast and isolated country. Nuuk is Greenland's economic and social hub, home to more than a third of Greenland's population, and although it feels like a world capital, scratch the surface, and a uniquely Greenlandic character can be found underneath. Nuuk Cathedral overlooks the gorgeous old Colonial Harbour district and the Greenland National Museum, resting place of the legendary Qilakitsoq mummies, the true highlight of the museum's archaeological collection. View less Above the Colonial Harbour sits downtown Nuuk, with lines of Scandistyle apartments, a bustling shopping district, the Greenlandic Parliament, Nuuk City Hall (which welcomes visitors to see its artwork) and even outdoor cafes selling locally produced food and beer. These nods to modernity compete for space with local artisan boutiques, the meat market selling the catch from Nuuk's vast fjord-lands, and the stunning Katuaq Cultural Centre, where blockbuster movies, as well as local and foreign performers entertain the people of Nuuk. Although Nuuk has long been a melting pot of Danish and Greenlandic ideas, this is a city where Greenland displays its sophistication, with the Country's only traffic lights, roundabouts and University. Most of all, expect to find a multitude of friendly people who are proud of who they are, and equally proud of the city they call home.

Day 4 - Sisimiut Holsteinsborg

Arrive: Sat 27 August 2022 at 09:00 / Depart: Sat 27 August 2022 at 17:00

Sisimiut ('The People of the Fox Holes') is Greenland's second city, the largest Arctic City in North America, and a hub between the warmer South and the frozen North of the country. With a young, dynamic population, including students from all over the country, Sisimiut is one of the fastest growing cities in Greenland. View less Inhabited for more than four and a half thousand years, the Danish Colonial Era saw the rapid development of the city into a trade centre, and the old buildings and artefacts can be seen at Sisimiut Museum, a collection of beautifully restored buildings displaying everything from ancient turf houses to modern Inuit art. The local artisans are considered some of the best in Greenland, and often sell their wares direct from their communal workshop in the harbour, where they barter with hunters for raw materials. Today, modern industry focussed on processing sea food and shipping; KNI, the state-run chain of general stores operating in even the most remote settlements is based in Sisimiut. Most residents still live in the colourful wooden houses Greenland is so well known for. Sisimiut's vast back country offers excellent opportunities for hiking and fishing, and the locals often use sled dogs or snowmobiles to get around their vast mountainous playground during the long winters. In the summer, one can walk as far as Kangerlussuaq International Airport, a trail also used for the gruelling Polar Circle Marathon, one of the toughest endurance events in the world.

Day 5 - Ililussat

Arrive: Sun 28 August 2022 at 07:30 / Depart: Sun 28 August 2022 at 17:30

Known as the birthplace of icebergs, the Ilulissat Icefjord produces nearly 20 million tons of ice each day. In fact, the word Ilulissat means “icebergs” in the Kalaallisut language. The town of Ilulissat is known for its long periods of calm and settled weather, but the climate tends to be cold due to its proximity to the fjord. Approximately 4,500 people live in Ilulissat, the third-largest town in Greenland after Nuuk and Sisimiut. View less Some people here estimate that there are nearly as many sled dogs as human beings living in the town that also boasts a local history museum located in the former home of Greenlandic folk hero and famed polar explorer Knud Rasmussen.

Day 6 - At Sea

Day 7 - Pond Inlet

Arrive: Tue 30 August 2022 at 12:30 / Depart: Tue 30 August 2022 at 19:00

Located in northern Baffin Island Pond Inlet is a small predo¬minantly Inuit community with a population of roughly 1 ,500 inhabitants. In 1818 the British explorer John Ross named a bay in the vicinity after the English astronomer John Pond. Today Pond Inlet is considered one of Canada's "jewels of the North" thanks to several picturesque glaciers and mountain ranges nearby. Many archaeological sites of ancient Dorset and Thule peoples can be found near Pond Inlet. View less The Inuit hunted caribou, ringed and harp seals, fish, polar bears, and walrus, as well as narwhals, geese, ptarmigans and Arctic hares long before European and American whalers came here to harvest bowhead whales. Pond Inlet is also known as a major center of Inuit art especially the printmaking and stone carving.

Day 8 - Dundas

Arrive: Wed 31 August 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Wed 31 August 2022 at 14:00

Austere, remote and a rather severe, Devon Island is as close the closest thing to Mars on planet Earth. The rocky terrain, dry, cold climate and 14-mile wide crater on the north of the island have made it home for a team of research scientists from NASA, who live in the small research station during the Arctic summer. Other than these few men and women, Devon Island is completely unpeopled, and the largest uninhabited island in the world. There was human habitation as recently as 1951, when a Canadian Mounted Police post that had been on the island since 1924 to monitor illegal activities such as whaling closed. At 320 miles long and 80–100 miles wide, it is the largest of the Parry Islands. Dundas Harbour is found in the south of the island. Then island is set in the icy Arctic Ocean, south of Ellesmere Island and west of Baffin Bay. This make it Canada’s sixth largest island. Discovered by English explorer William Baffin in 1616, the island did not make it on to any maps until William Edward Parry’s exploration of the Arctic in 1820. Despite the desolate conditions, the island does show signs of having sustained human life as many as 3,000 years ago, with the remains of a Thule settlement dating back to 1000 A.D., including tent rings, middens and a gravesite providing testament to the fact. The island is named Talluruti in local Inuktitut language, literally translating as “a woman’s chin with tattoos on it”, as from a distance the deep crevasses resemble traditional facial tattoos.

Day 9 - Radsock Bay,Devon Island

Day 9 - Beechey Island

Arrive: Thu 01 September 2022 at 14:00 / Depart: Thu 01 September 2022 at 22:00

Beechey Island is a small island off the southwest coast of Devon Island, separated by a narrow waterway called the Barrow Strait. Captain William Edward Parry was the first European to visit the island in 1819. His lieutenant, Frederick William Beechey, named the island after his father, the artist William Beechey (1753–1839). Beechey Island played a significant role in the history of Arctic Exploration. During the winter of 1845-46, Sir John Franklin and his men camped on the island as part of their ill-fated quest to find the Northwest Passage. Mummified remains of three of Franklin’s crew were discovered, giving a better understanding of what happened before the disappearance of the expedition. In 1850 Edward Belcher used the island as a base while surveying the area. Later, in 1903, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen stopped at the island at the beginning of his successful voyage in search for the Northwest Passage. Subsequently, Beechey Island has been declared a "Territorial Historic Site" by the Northwest Territories government in 1975 and a National Historic Site of Canada in 1993. It now is part of Nunavut.

Day 10 - Resolute

Arrive: Fri 02 September 2022 at 06:00 / Depart: Fri 02 September 2022 at 18:00

Resolute is one of the northernmost communities in Nunavut and Canada with slightly more than 240 inhabitants. The name goes back to HMS Resolute which was trapped and abandoned in the ice in 1850 while searching for traces of the lost Franklin Expedition. On the southern coast of Cornwallis Island it has long winters and as such is known as Qausuittuq (place with no dawn) –with darkness from early November to early February. View less Although Pre-Dorset, Dorset and Thule remains indicate the area had been used for some 2,500 years, it was only in 1953 and the government enforced High Arctic relocation of Inuit that residents were not related to the weather station or the Royal Canadian Air Force base. Immediately north of Resolute’s strategically important airport is Tupirvik Territorial Park where fossils can be found on the beach, a former old seabed. The waters south of Resolute are part of the core area for migrating beluga whales, while neighboring Bathurst Island has the Polar Bear Pass National Wildlife Area, permitting polar bear travel in spring and summer. Rocky coastal bluffs, rolling hills, moraines and small lakes are habitat for arctic birds, including King Eider Ducks and Greater Snow Geese.

Day 11 - Cruise Peel Sound

Day 12 - Gjoa Haven (Nuvanut)

Day 13 - Jenny Lind Island

Arrive: Mon 05 September 2022 at 14:30 / Depart: Mon 05 September 2022 at 20:00

Southeast of Victoria Island and in Queen Maud Gulf, Jenny Lind Island is roughly 20 kilometers in diameter and covers an area of 420 square kilometers. The uninhabited island is named after a famous Scandinavian opera singer and was put on European maps in 1851 when Dr. John Rae of the Hudson’s Bay Company was searching the Canadian Arctic for indications of the fate of Sir John Franklin’s Northwest Passage Expedition. View less The island is a Canadian Important Bird Area with large numbers of Lesser Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese breeding there and a Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat recognized by the Canadian Wildlife Service. The island has a mix of flat and undulating terrain with low-lying wetlands and sedge meadows and supports a small herd of muskoxen. The island has been the site of a Distant Early Warning Line radar station until the 1990s and still is part of the North Warn System.

Day 14 - Nunavut Canada

Arrive: Tue 06 September 2022 at 08:30 / Depart: Tue 06 September 2022 at 18:00

The area around Cambridge Bay was seasonally used by Pre-Dorset, Dorset, Thule, and Copper Inuit to hunt and fish. It was only after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Hudson’s Bay Company decided to set up posts on Victoria Island in the 1920s that outsiders settled, while the Inuit community only came to live at Cambridge Bay in a more permanent way after World War II when a LORAN tower was built. Today Cambridge Bay is one of Canada’s northernmost villages with close to 1,800 residents. It is the administrative center for the Kitikmeot region and an important transportation hub for cargo by sea and air. Arctic char, which is caught in rivers nearby, is Cambridge Bay’s major export article. For many years Cambridge Bay was the home to Roald Amundsen’s ship Maud. Having served in the Arctic for several years, the ship was brought to Cambridge Bay by the Hudson’s Bay Company where she was beset by ice in 1926 and sank in 1930. The Maud was eventually raised and transported to Norway where she is to be exhibited in a museum.

Day 15 - Cruise Dease Strait

Day 16 - Cruise Amundsen Through, Canada

Day 17 - Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories

Arrive: Fri 09 September 2022 at 06:30 / Depart: Fri 09 September 2022 at 18:00

Sachs Harbour is a small community of some 130 residents on the southwestern side of Banks Island, Canada’s fifth-largest island. It is the only settlement on Banks Island and the northernmost community in the Northwest Territories. The name goes back to the 30-ton schooner Mary Sachs, one of three ships in Stefansson’s Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-1916. Sachs Harbour is surrounded by the Banks Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary No 1. View less To the west dry mud cliffs can be found, while the tidal mud flats, river deltas, wetland meadows and barren grounds with Dryas are used by some 95% of the Western Arctic’s Lesser Snow Geese, apart from Ross’s Geese, Black Brants, an estimated 25,000 King Eiders, several thousands of Long-tailed Ducks, Tundra Swans and Sandhill Cranes as key species. Banks Island is also home to more than half of the world's muskoxen, found mainly on the northern side, and Sachs Harbour has been called the “Muskox Capital of Canada”. For the Inuvialuit Sachs Harbour’s indigenous name is Ikaahuk "Place to which you cross" or “Place where one crosses”. The community was started in 1929, when Inuit families from the Mackenzie River Delta came to settle hunting mainly white foxes.

Day 18 - Smoking Hills, Northwest Territories

Arrive: Sat 10 September 2022 at 09:30 / Depart: Sat 10 September 2022

The Northwest Territories’ Smoking Hills show a natural phenomenon which has probably been active for thousands of years. The hills close to the Beaufort Sea were seen by John Franklin in 1826 during his second Canadian expedition looking for indications of a Northwest Passage. Franklin observed that the rocks and soil around Cape Bathurst seemed to be on fire and produced acrid white smoke. They were therefor named “Smoking Hills”. View less The reason behind this phenomenon is neither human-induced burning nor volcanic activity, but the subsurface exothermic reaction between the bituminous shale, the sulfur and the iron pyrite of the area. The heat being released through the oxidation of pyrites in the Cretaceous mudstones along the sea cliffs leads not only to high ground temperatures, but also to hot sulfurous gas being driven off and the possibility of spontaneous combustion. The fumes that are seen contain sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid and are noxious.

Day 19 - Cruise Beaufort Sea

Day 20 - Hershel Island, Canada

Arrive: Mon 12 September 2022 at 08:30 / Depart: Mon 12 September 2022 at 18:00

Three kilometers off Yukon’s north coast, only Workboat Passage separates Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk from Ivvavik National Park. The low-lying treeless island of 116 square kilometers was Yukon’s first territorial park. View less Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk has been declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 1972, classified as a Nature Preserve in 1987, designated a Natural Environment Park in 2002 and as an example of the technologies and techniques used for living and construction over the past several millennia it is now on the tentative UNESCO WHS list! The island is also an important area for Ice Age fossils. Normally snow-covered from September to June, the island shows abundant and diverse wildlife, with many migratory birds, including the largest colony of Black Guillemots in the Western Arctic, caribou, muskox, polar bear, and brown bear on land and bowhead and beluga whales, ringed and bearded seals, and occasionally walrus in its surrounding waters. Seasonal hunting possibilities from spring to fall have led the Inuvialuit using the area for hundreds of years. When Franklin arrived in 1826 he saw three of their camps. Remains of their old dwellings are still visible near Simpson Point. This is where in the late 1800s, American whalers established a now abandoned station. At the height of the Beaufort Sea whale hunting period there were 1,500 residents. Several of the historic buildings by whalers, and later missionaries, traders and the RCMP are still standing –although some had to be moved further inland to escape the rising sea level.

Day 21 - At Sea

Day 22 - At Sea

Day 23 - Point Hope

Arrive: Thu 15 September 2022 at 06:30 / Depart: Thu 15 September 2022 at 17:00

Whales dominate life at Point Hope (Tiki?aq) settlement in the extreme Northwest of Alaska. Tiki?aq, the Inuit name of the settlement, means finger. It describes the shape of the point jutting out into the sea upon which the settlement sits. It is a good location for hunting as Bowhead Whales and other marine mammals swim close to the shore as they round the point on migrations. The Inuit people of Point Hope still rely on hunting for much of their food.

Day 24 - At Sea

Day 25 - Nome, Alaska

Arrive: Sat 17 September 2022 at 07:00

Nome is located on the edge of the Bering Sea, on the southwest side of the Seward Peninsula. Unlike other towns which are named for explorers, heroes or politicians, Nome was named as a result of a 50 year-old spelling error. In the 1850's an officer on a British ship off the coast of Alaska noted on a manuscript map that a nearby prominent point was not identified. He wrote "? Name" next to the point. View less When the map was recopied, another draftsman thought that the “?” was a C and that the “a” in "Name" was an o, and thus a map-maker in the British Admiralty christened "Cape Nome." The area has an amazing history dating back 10,000 years of Inupiaq Eskimo use for subsistence living. Modern history started in 1898 when "Three Lucky Swedes”, Jafet Lindberg, Erik Lindblom and John Brynteson, discovered gold in Anvil Creek…the rush was on! In 1899 the population of Nome swelled from a handful to 28,000. Today the population is just over 3,500. Much of Nome's gold rush architecture remains.

Day 25 - Nome, Alaska

Depart: Sat 17 September 2022 at 17:00

Nome is located on the edge of the Bering Sea, on the southwest side of the Seward Peninsula. Unlike other towns which are named for explorers, heroes or politicians, Nome was named as a result of a 50 year-old spelling error. In the 1850's an officer on a British ship off the coast of Alaska noted on a manuscript map that a nearby prominent point was not identified. He wrote "? Name" next to the point. View less When the map was recopied, another draftsman thought that the “?” was a C and that the “a” in "Name" was an o, and thus a map-maker in the British Admiralty christened "Cape Nome." The area has an amazing history dating back 10,000 years of Inupiaq Eskimo use for subsistence living. Modern history started in 1898 when "Three Lucky Swedes”, Jafet Lindberg, Erik Lindblom and John Brynteson, discovered gold in Anvil Creek…the rush was on! In 1899 the population of Nome swelled from a handful to 28,000. Today the population is just over 3,500. Much of Nome's gold rush architecture remains.

Day 25 - International Date line

Day 26 - Provideniya

Arrive: Sun 18 September 2022 at 10:00 / Depart: Sun 18 September 2022 at 16:00

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.

Day 27 - Lavrova Bay, Russia

Day 27 - Lorino

Arrive: Mon 19 September 2022 at 14:00 / Depart: Mon 19 September 2022 at 17:00

Lorino is a rural locality in Chukotsky District of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia. It is located on the boundary of the Chukchi Sea and the Bering Sea. Population: 1,267; Municipally, Lorino is subordinated to Chukotsky Municipal District and incorporated as Lorino Rural Settlement.

Day 28 - Penkigney Bay

Day 28 - Proliv Senyavina Hot Springs, Russian Federation

Day 29 - Cape Kuyveveem, Russian Federation

Day 29 - Enmelen

Arrive: Wed 21 September 2022 at 13:00 / Depart: Wed 21 September 2022 at 17:00

Enmelen is a village in Providensky District of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, in the Far Eastern Federal District of Russia. Population: 367; Municipally, Enmelen is subordinated to Providensky Municipal District and incorporated as Enmelen Rural Settlement.

Day 30 - Preobrazheniya

Arrive: Thu 22 September 2022 at 06:30 / Depart: Thu 22 September 2022 at 12:00

Preobrazheniya Island (Russian: ?????? ????????????), meaning 'Transfiguration Island', is an island in the Laptev Sea, Russia

Day 31 - International Date line

Day 32 - St Paul Island, Alaska

Arrive: Sat 24 September 2022 at 13:00 / Depart: Sat 24 September 2022 at 19:30

The city of Saint Paul is located on a narrow peninsula on the southern tip of St. Paul Island, the largest of five islands in the Pribilof Islands. These islands are located in the middle of the Bering Sea between the United States and Russia. St. Paul lies 240 miles north of the Aleutian Islands, 300 miles west of mainland Alaska, and 750 air miles west of Anchorage. The city of St. Paul is the only residential area on the island. The first non-natives to ‘discover’ St. View less Paul were Russian fur-traders in the late 1780s, led by the navigator, Gavriil Pribylov. Today, this small city has one school (K-12), one post office, one bar, one small general store, and one church, a Russian Orthodox Church that is registered as a National Historic building. In summer, this island is teeming with wildlife, including about 500,000 northern fur seals and millions of seabirds, including Tufted Puffins.

Day 33 - Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Arrive: Sun 25 September 2022 at 12:30 / Depart: Sun 25 September 2022 at 20:30

With Bald Eagles soaring overhead, emerald-green volcanic peaks chafing the clouds, and raw ocean scenery as far as the eye can see, this far-flung destination is the definition of remote and wild. Part of the outlying Aleutian Islands archipelago, which spirals out across the Bering Sea into the wilds of the Pacific, Dutch Harbor offers a dramatic backdrop and rich military history - as one of the few pieces of US soil to be directly attacked by the Japanese during World War II. The town settles into the embrace of a vast deepwater harbour, which helps to protect from the unpredictable churn of the Bering Sea. Enjoy hikes along coastal trails to birdwatch among more than 100 different species – and look on as huge clouds of cawing seabirds float on gusts of wind, filling the air with their raucous calls. Dutch Harbor is famous for its crab fishing industry – a dangerous, challenging pursuit - and the town is well known to many Americans as the setting of the television show Deadliest Catch. The Aleutian WWII Visitor Center and the Museum of the Aleutians provide extensive information on WWII in the Aleutians, prehistory, the Russian period, Unangan (Aleut) culture and recent history. A visible reminder of the Russian past is the Holy Ascension Cathedral, the oldest cruciform-style Russian Orthodox church in North America and a National Historic Landmark.

Day 34 - At Sea

Day 35 - Geographic Harbor, Alaska

Arrive: Tue 27 September 2022 at 10:00 / Depart: Tue 27 September 2022 at 20:00

Day 36 - At Sea

Day 37 - Cruise Hubbard Glacier

Day 38 - Elfin Cove, Alaska

Arrive: Fri 30 September 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Fri 30 September 2022 at 13:00

Elfin Cove sits snugly on the southern shore of Cross Sound, which leads in eastwards to the Inside Passage. Northwards and across the Sound from the small community lies Glacier Bay National Park and the Fairweather Mountain range. Elfin Cove is a quaint little harbor clustered with attractive timber houses built into the wooded hillsides on stilts. The population swells to about 200 during the summer months, from a rather meager 6 or so during the snowy and isolated winters. Its commercial hub consists of a Post Office, mini-Museum, a General Store, the Coho Bar and numerous sports fishing businesses. In the summer months Rufous-backed Hummingbirds visit feeders scattered around the community.

Day 38 - Cruise Point Adolphus

Day 39 - Sitka

Arrive: Sat 01 October 2022 at 12:00 / Depart: Sat 01 October 2022 at 18:00

Sitka began as a major Tlingit Indian village and was called “Shee Atika,” which translates roughly as “settlement on the outside of Shee.” “Shee” is the Tlingit name of Baranof Island. In 1799, Alexander Baranof, the general manager of the Russian American Company, decided to move his base of operations from Kodiak and set up camp at what is now called Old Sitka, 7.5 miles north of the present-day town. He called the settlement St. Archangel Michael. The Tlingit Indians of the area resisted the occupation and, in 1802, with Baranof away, burned the fort and massacred the Russian settlers. Two years later, Baranof returned and besieged the Indian fort. The Tlingits withdrew and the area was once again in Russian hands. This time, the Russians built the new city on a different site and called it New Archangel. For over six decades, New Archangel was the capital of the Russian empire in Alaska. By 1867, the Alaska colony had become too much of a financial burden to Russia. William Seward, U.S. Secretary of State, negotiated with the Russian Czar to purchase the Territory of Alaska for $7.2 million. The American press scoffed at Seward and the U.S. government for purchasing what they called “Seward's Folly,” “Seward's Icebox,” and “Walrussia.” On October 18, 1867, the Russian flag was lowered at New Archangel and the Stars and Stripes were raised over newly renamed Sitka. The name comes from the Tlingit word “Sheetkah,” which means “in this place.” All Russian citizens living in the former colony were given the opportunity to become American citizens. Many went home, although a few stayed or migrated to California. Sitka remained the capital of the Territory of Alaska from 1867 to 1906, when it was moved to Juneau. The move was a direct result of the gold rush. In plain terms, Sitka did not have any and Juneau did. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Sitka became a full-scale naval base. At one time during the war, Sitka had a total population of 37,000. With the end of World War II, however, the city settled into a quieter existence. The biggest boom in modern days for Sitka came in 1959 when the Alaska Lumber and Pulp Company built a pulp mill at Silver Bay, near the city. Today, picturesque Sitka is known for its fishing and of course its many historic attractions.

Day 40 - Wrangell, Alaska

Arrive: Sun 02 October 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Sun 02 October 2022 at 17:00

Watch salmon leaping and bears pouncing, as Alaska's majestic natural spectacles play out before you in Wrangell. Seeing the bears pawing meaty salmon from the pure, gushing water is one of Alaska's most prized shows, and there are few better places to witness it than Wrangell - a town set amid the fractured lands of the legendary Inside Passage. Having experienced three gold rushes in its history, the immense scenery and thrilling wildlife is an enduring treasure for visitors. View less The mighty Stikine River has been the lifeblood to this region for centuries, cutting through pine-cloaked valleys for 400 miles before unloading into the frigid ocean. Explore via jet-boat and head out to the abundant waters of Anan Creek, an ancient fishing site of the Tlingit people. Visit waters thick with lithe salmon - a bounty that tempts black and brown bears from the confines of their forest shelters. The Anan Wildlife Observatory provides the ultimate viewing point to watch the salmon leaping from the cascading water. Look out from the cover for bears, salmon and bald eagles. Try your own luck fishing in Wrangell's waters, which are teeming with a rich bounty. Clomp through rich forests - beside waterfalls and waterways - on hair-raising hikes, which open out to glorious waterfront vistas. The aptly named Petroglyph Beach is the place to see amazing petroglyph artworks carved into the rocks. Or tour Shakes Island's Tribal House, where you can see a replica of a Tinglit community house. The house is surrounded by fascinating, original totem poles, and a wooden footbridge conveniently links the island with Wrangell's harbour.

Day 41 - Behm Canal

Arrive: Mon 03 October 2022 / Depart: Mon 03 October 2022

Mountaineer John Muir (aka "Father of the National Parks”) said of Alaska “To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world”. If you don’t believe him, then one trip along the Behm Canal will change your mind. Separating Revillagigedo Island from the Alaskan mainland, the roughly 100 miles long Behm Canal is located within the Tongass National Forest. The National Forest supports abundant wildlife, so keep your eyes on the skies for Bald Eagles, Northern Goshawks, and Marbled Murrelets, not forgetting to scan the shores for brown bears, wolves and Sitka black-tailed deer. All five species of Pacific salmon call Behm Canal home. Tongass extends over a massive 16.9 million acres and is the largest wilderness area in Alaska’s forests and the second largest forest in the nation. Originally charted in 1793 by George Vancouver, the Behm Canal is the western border of Misty Fjords National Monument. The “Mistys” take their name from the eponymous shroud of near constant mist that crown the towering mountains. Although this does not detract from it dramatic beauty: with 3 million acres of breathtaking fjords, lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and towering ancient forests with snow-capped peaks, it is unsurprising that the Misty Fjords National Monument is considered as the “Yosemite of the North.”

Day 41 - Rudyerd Bay, Misty Fjords

Day 42 - Inside Passage Cruising

Day 43 - Vancouver

Arrive: Wed 05 October 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Wed 05 October 2022

Boasting mountains, sea, culture, art and so much more, many cities claim to have it all, but few can back it up like Vancouver. Famously livable, just visiting this highrise city - surrounded by staggering natural beauty - is a thrill. Offering all of the creature comforts of an ultra-modern, worldly metropolis - even downtown has a hint of mountain-freshness to its air - and part of Vancouver's appeal is how easily you can swap the skyscrapers for whale-filled oceans and mountain-punctured skies. View less Head up to the Vancouver Lookout Tower for the ultimate 360-degree views of the city glistening, amid the beautiful embrace of the beckoning wilderness beyond. But what to see first? Art lovers might choose the Vancouver Art Gallery or the Contemporary Art Gallery. Nature lovers might rush for the ferry to visit Vancouver Island - where they can encounter grizzly bears, whales and orcas. Culture vultures, on the other hand, will probably head for the sights and sounds of Canada's biggest Chinatown. From steaming dim sum for lunch to Chinese apothecaries offering herbs to soothe any illness, it’s all here thanks to the migrant workers of the 19th century. The one-of-a-kind treasure of Stanley Park brings wild wonder and natural beauty to this cosmopolitan city's doorstep, and the pine-tree clad park offers isolated trails and amazing views. Wander the Seawall that encircles it - a 20-mile coastal path, full of joggers, whizzing skaters and wandering couples. Grab a bike and cycle between Coal Harbour and Kitsilano Beach. You can top up your tan on the shore, as you soak in the glorious views of the mountains and cityscape from the sands.

Silver Wind From Silversea

A major upgrade in December 2018 will see Silver Wind looking better than ever. A second refurbishment in summer 2020 will see her benefitting from a strengthened to ice-class hull and will make her one of the most adaptable ships in our fleet. Still timelessly elegant, still luxuriously relaxed, her improved cruising versatility means she is able to whizz from the Polar Regions at the ends of the earth to the iconic ports of the Mediterranean with fluid ease. So whether you want to get up close and personal to penguins in Antarctica or laze on the golden sands of the Caribbean, get ready for a wealth of diverse destination experiences, in traditional Silversea comfort.

Ship Cabins

Classic Veranda Suite

A Silversea signature, the Classic Veranda Suite is spacious and welcoming. Veranda suites offer floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. Some Classic Veranda Suites accommodate three guests. A must for the world’s best cruise line. One bedroom: 295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors Twin beds or queen-sized bed Sitting area Bathroom with full-sized bath Bathroom with walk-in shower. Effective from November 2020. (For voyages before October 2020, bathroom with full-sized bath) Radio/alarm with iPod docking station Direct-dial telephone Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows Plush robes and slippers Choice of European bath amenities Vanity table(s) with hair dryer Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat screen TV(s) Complimentary interactive mobile content

Deluxe Veranda Suite

The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers unbeatable views. A Silversea signature. Spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers a preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite. No top cruise line would be complete without such a luxury. One bedroom: 295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors Twin beds or queen-sized bed Sitting Area Bathroom with walk-in shower. Effective from November 2020. (For voyages before October 2020, bathroom with full-sized bath) Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe Radio/alarm with iPod docking station Direct-dial telephone Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows Plush robes and slippers Choice of European bath amenities Vanity table(s) with hair dryer Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat screen TV(s) Complimentary interactive mobile content

Grand 1 Suite

Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. The Grand Suite on the Silver Wind ideal for entertaining friends or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. One bedroom: 1,019 ft² / 95 m² including veranda Two bedroom: 1,314 ft² / 122 m² including veranda Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area Separate dining area Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed Bathroom with full-sized bath; bedroom two has additional bathroom with walk-in shower. Effective from November 2020. (For voyages before October 2020, bathroom two has a full-sized bath) Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe Bose audio system Radio/alarm with iPod docking station Illy Espresso machine Direct-dial telephone(s) Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences Plush robes and slippers Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows Choice of European bath amenities Vanity table(s) with hair dryer Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat screen TV(s) Laundry service throughout the voyage Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at officer’s table Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment Complimentary interactive mobile content Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

Grand 2 Suite

Expertly designed and exquisitely appointed. The Grand Suite on the Silver Wind ideal for entertaining friends or enjoying a quiet dinner “at home”. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. One bedroom: 1,019 ft² / 95 m² including veranda Two bedroom: 1,314 ft² / 122 m² including veranda Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area Separate dining area Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed Bathroom with full-sized bath; bedroom two has additional bathroom with walk-in shower. Effective from November 2020. (For voyages before October 2020, bathroom two has a full-sized bath) Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe Bose audio system Radio/alarm with iPod docking station Illy Espresso machine Direct-dial telephone(s) Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences Plush robes and slippers Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows Choice of European bath amenities Vanity table(s) with hair dryer Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat screen TV(s) Laundry service throughout the voyage Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at officer’s table Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment Complimentary interactive mobile content Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

Medallion Suite

A mark of distinction. Sumptuous. Spacious. Rich textures and panoramic views surround you with distinguished luxury. The perfect summary of The Medallion Suite offered by the world’s best cruise line. One bedroom: Suite 741: 667 ft² / 62 m² One bedroom: Suites 801–804: 441 ft² / 41 m² including veranda One bedroom: Suites 527, 627, 723: 517 ft² / 48 m² including veranda Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors (Suites 801–804 only) Three large picture windows providing panoramic ocean views (Suite 741 only) Living room with sitting area Separate dining area (Suite 741 only) Twin beds or queen-sized bed Bathroom with walk-in shower. (Suite 741 has a bath and a separate shower). Effective from November 2020. Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe Radio/alarm with iPod docking station Direct-dial telephone Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows Plush robes and slippers Choice of European bath amenities Vanity table(s) with hair dryer Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat screen TV(s) Complimentary interactive mobile content Laundry service throughout the voyage Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at Officer’s Table Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand Illy Espresso machine

Owner's 1 Suite

The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. The Owner’s Suite is available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Vista Suite so you can enjoy your luxury cruise in style. One bedroom: 587 ft² / 55 m² including veranda Two bedroom: 827 ft² / 77 m² including veranda Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two- bedroom has additional large picture window Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area Separate dining area Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed Bathroom with separate bath and shower; bedroom two has additional bathroom with walk-in shower. Effective from November 2020. Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe Bose audio system Radio/alarm with iPod docking station Illy Espresso machine Direct-dial telephone(s) Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows Plush robes and slippers Choice of European bath amenities Vanity table(s) with hair dryer Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat screen TV(s) Laundry service throughout the voyage Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at officer’s table Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment Complimentary interactive mobile content Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

Owner's 2 Suite

The name says it all. A stylish apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. The Owner’s Suite is available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Vista Suite so you can enjoy your luxury cruise in style. One bedroom: 587 ft² / 55 m² including veranda Two bedroom: 827 ft² / 77 m² including veranda Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two- bedroom has additional large picture window Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area Separate dining area Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed Bathroom with separate bath and shower; bedroom two has additional bathroom with walk-in shower. Effective from November 2020. Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe Bose audio system Radio/alarm with iPod docking station Illy Espresso machine Direct-dial telephone(s) Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows Plush robes and slippers Choice of European bath amenities Vanity table(s) with hair dryer Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat screen TV(s) Laundry service throughout the voyage Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at officer’s table Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment Complimentary interactive mobile content Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

Royal 1 Suite

Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. The Royal suite lives up to its name. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. One bedroom:736 ft² / 69 m² including veranda Two bedroom: 1,031 ft² / 96 m² including veranda Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area Separate dining area Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed Bathroom with full-sized bath; bedroom two has additional bathroom with walk-in shower. Effective from June 2021.
(For voyages before May 2021, bathroom two has a full-sized bath)
Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe Bose audio system Radio/alarm with iPod docking station Illy Espresso machine Direct-dial telephone(s) Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows Plush robes and slippers Choice of European bath amenities Vanity table(s) with hair dryer Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat screen TV(s) Laundry service throughout the voyage Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at officer’s table Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment Complimentary interactive mobile content Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

Royal 2 Suite

Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. The Royal suite lives up to its name. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedroom by adjoining with a Veranda Suite. One bedroom:736 ft² / 69 m² including veranda Two bedroom: 1,031 ft² / 96 m² including veranda Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area Separate dining area Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed Bathroom with full-sized bath; bedroom two has additional bathroom with walk-in shower. Effective from June 2021.
(For voyages before May 2021, bathroom two has a full-sized bath)
Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe Bose audio system Radio/alarm with iPod docking station Illy Espresso machine Direct-dial telephone(s) Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows Plush robes and slippers Choice of European bath amenities Vanity table(s) with hair dryer Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat screen TV(s) Laundry service throughout the voyage Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at officer’s table Dinner for two in La Dame, one evening per voyage Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment Complimentary interactive mobile content Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

Silver Suite

For those wanting more space, Silver Suites are ideal. Stylish and sophisticated. Separate dining and living rooms. Larger verandas. Situated midship on the Silver Wind. Perfection in design for comfortable living. Silver Suites accommodate three guests. One bedroom: 581 ft² / 54 m² including veranda Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest) Sitting area Separate dining area Twin beds or queen-sized bed Two bathrooms: bathroom one with a full-sized bath and bathroom two with a walk-in shower. Effective from November 2020. (For voyages before October 2020, one bathroom with full-sized bath) Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe Bose audio system Radio/alarm with iPod docking station Illy Espresso machine Direct-dial telephone(s) Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows Plush robes and slippers Choice of European bath amenities Vanity table(s) with hair dryer Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery Unlimited Premium Wifi Flat screen TV(s) Afternoon canapés upon request Dinner at officer’s table Complimentary interactive mobile content Laundry service throughout the voyage Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage Champagne on arrival, with special welcome chocolates and fresh fruit stand

Vista Suite

A quiet sanctuary to escape to on your cruise. The sitting area has plenty of room to relax. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. Silver Wind Vista Suites accommodate three guests. One bedroom: 240 ft² / 22 m² One bedroom: Suite 738: 325 ft² / 30 m² Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views Twin beds or queen-sized bed Sitting area Bathroom with walk-in shower. Effective from November 2020. (For voyages before October 2020, bathroom with full-sized bath) Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe Radio/alarm with iPod docking station Direct-dial telephone Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows Plush robes and slippers Choice of European bath amenities Vanity table(s) with hair dryer Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery Unlimited Standard Wifi Flat screen TV(s) Complimentary interactive mobile content
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