Kodiak is the second largest island in the area of the U.S., state of Alaska, after the island of Hawaii. Salmon, halibut, the unique Kodiak Bear, Sitka Deer (black tail), and mountain goats invite hunting tourists as well as fishermen to the Kodiak Archipelago.
Atlasova Island is the northernmost island and also the highest volcano of the Kuril Islands, in Russia. The island is a volcanic cone of Alaid volcano, which rises 2,339 meters above sea level. Atlasova is named after Vladimir Atlasov, a 17th-century Russian explorer who incorporated the nearby Kamchatka Peninsula into Russia.
Attu is the westernmost and largest island in the Near Islands of Alaska, and the westernmost point of land relative to Alaska, the United States, and North America. The island is currently uninhabited. It is a rugged island with beautiful mountains.
The Chiswell Islands are a group of rocky, uninhabited islands within in the Gulf of Alaska. They are part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and an important bird sanctuary. The area is very active seismically and evidence of this can be seen in the rugged landscape. This island appears to rise vertically out of the sea since there are no horizontal beaches. Starfish, barnacles and other sea life that thrive in a rocky habitat are abundant.
Dutch Harbor lies within the city limits of Unalaska and is connected to Unalaska by a bridge. The Aleut or Unangan have lived on Unalaska Island for thousands of years. The Unangan people, who were the first to inhabit the island of Unalaska, named it "Ounalashka" meaning ‘Near the Peninsula’. Dutch Harbor was so named by the Russians because they believed that a Dutch vessel was the first European ship to enter the harbor. The port of Unalaska / Dutch Harbor is the main port and field base for the storied Bering Sea king crab fishery.
The Russian influence is best viewed by touring the Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Cathedral, one of the oldest cruciform-style Russian churches in the country. The Cathedral is a National Historic Landmark and houses one of Alaska's largest and richest collections of Russian artifacts, religious icons and art pieces, some having been donated to the church directly from Catherine the Great. Dutch Harbor is also known to War veterans and history buffs as the only land in North America, besides Pearl Harbor, that was bombed by Japanese zeros during World War II. Tour the many remnants and remembrances of military presence throughout the island as well as at the WWII Historical Center. The sites and the Historic Center are part of the WWII National Historic Area opened by the National Park Service in 2002.
Holgate Glacier is a glacier located in the U.S. state of Alaska, in Kenai Fjords National Park. There are rangers from the National Park that can be on board to narrate your journey, point out sights, explain the natural history, and answer questions. Watch humpback whales, catch a glimpse of sea lions sunning themselves on warm rocks and listen as the ice of the massive Holgate Glacier pops and cracks.
Chignik is a city in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. Chignik Bay is located on the Alaskan Peninsula. It is a remote fishing village in a remote part of the world based around two fish plants. Its summer time population is approximately 200 people.
Kiska Harbor is an inlet on the east coast of the island of Kiska in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. During their occupation of Kiska Island from June 1942 to July 1943 during World War II, the Japanese used Kiska Harbor as a naval base.
Korsakov is a city in Russia. The town features a museum with an exhibit describing the local frontier history, and the Japanese possession of the city . Local market on the Sovetskaya Street offers great strawberries in the summer, and nicely prepared Korean delicacies. Foreign tourists are now able to visit the town without visa for 72 hours.
Petropavlovsk is a Russian city on the shores of the North Pacific. It is the second city in the world that cannot be reached by road. It is a scenic port town on the Avacha Bay, surrounded by lofty, snow-capped mountains and volcanoes. It offers a wide range of activities. Taking a boat out on the bay, you will witness spectacular views. Whale watching is, also, a famous activity here. Skating or mountain skiing are highly recommended.
Sapporo is a large city located on Hokkaido island, in Japan. Many beautiful parks are jewels in the city and they host interesting festivals every year. It is a popular tourist destination with many historical landmarks that a tourist should visit. Especially, Sapporo Clock Tower offers amazing views. Serene lakes and lush green forests make the scenery unique. A visit at the nearby beautiful port city of Muroran will be an interesting experience.
Seguam Island is a mountainous volcanic island in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA. The island has only one inhabitant as of 2000 census.
Seward is one of the oldest and most picturesque communities in Alaska, known as "gateway" for the National Park of Kenai Fjord. Visit the Alaska Sea Life Center and study walruses, sea otters, seals, fishes and other species of local marine life in their natural environment.
Tyuleniy Island is a small island in the Sea of Okhotsk, just east of Russia's Sakhalin island, Northeast Asia. It is a nature reserve which is known for its colony of thousands and thousands of seals as well as sea lions that are also found here by thousands.
Yankicha Island is a scenic volcanic island part of the Kuril Islands. The views, here, are just spectacular and the wildlife wonderful. Sea otters, arctic foxes and beautiful birds will be seen, certainly. The hiking to the the lagoon with the hydrothermal field will be a unique experience. The hot springs are amazing!
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Silver Explorer expedition cruise ship has been designed specifically for navigating waters in some of the world’s most remote destinations, including both of earth’s polar regions. A strengthened hull with a Lloyd’s Register ice-class notation for passenger vessels enables Silver Explorer to safely push through ice floes with ease. A fleet of Zodiac boats allows Silversea Expedition guests to visit even the most off-the-beaten path locations and an expert Expedition Team provides insight and understanding to each unforgettable Silver Explorer luxury cruise adventure.
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SILVERSEA CLASSIC FLEET
Silver Cloud - 296 Guests Resembling a private yacht, Silver Cloud sets the standard of excellence as the inaugural ship. Recently refurbished in 2012, she provides the most intimate sailing experiences, the luxury of space and the ability to slip into exotic ports off the beaten path.
Silvel Wind - 296 Guests Embraces Silversea's most lauded features ... fewer guests, more space and highly personalised service. One of the most intimate ships, afloat, she is still large enough to offer multiple entertainment venues, plenty of room on deck and a spacious spa.
Silver Shadow - 382 Guests takes award-winning, all-suite luxury to the next level while maintaining Silversea's genuine hospitality and intimate, elegant ambience. This ship features one of the highest space-to-guest ratios in cruising.
Silver Whisper - 382 Guests Maintaining an intimate ambience offers many amenities usually found only on larger ships. She reinforces Silversea's reputation for combining small-ship service with a choice of wide-ranging facilities.
Silver Spirit - 540 Guests combines our distinctive luxuries and celebrated lifestyle with new enhancements, including six dining venues, an expansive 8,300 square foot spa, a resort-style pool, four whirlpools, and the largest suites in the Silversea fleet - 95% with private verandas.
SILVERSEA EXPEDITION FLEET
Silver Explorer - 132 Guests Designed for navigating waters in some of the world's most remote destinations, including both polar regions, our purpose-built expedition ship can push through ice floes with ease. She offers a level of luxury and service unmatched in expeditiong cruising.
NEW Silver Galapagos - 100 Guests With a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galapagos Islands, the newest addition to our fleet is naturally suited for in-depth explorations of this spectacular region. Rest assured, she offers Silversea's intimacy and elefgant sophistication.