To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Silversea Cruises will sail the Northeast Passage above the Arctic Circle, for the first time in the line’s history, when the Silver Explorer journeys there during a 25-day sailing that departs on Aug. 10, 2019.
"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," said Conrad Combrink, Silversea's senior vice president of strategic development for expeditions and experiences.
The 5,019-mile route will go from Nome, Alaska, to Tromsø, Norway, stopping at Wrangel Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site inhabited by polar bears and walruses; Champ Island, an island located in Franz Josef Land, Russia, and home to mysterious stone spheres; Tikhaya Bay’s Rubini Rock; and Severnaya Zemlya, where travelers will be able to see iconic dome-shaped glaciers.
"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."
Silver Explorer will sail the cruise with 144 guests. It will offer ocean-view suites, a personal butler, 12 Zodiac crafts for onshore exploration, an expedition team to guide travelers and lead Zodiac trips, complimentary WiFi, and in-suite 24-hour dining.
Double-occupancy rates start at $37,260 per person.