Anadyr, Russia / EmbarkEmbark this evening between 5 and 6PM and settle into your luxurious accommodations as you prepare for your Arctic cruise to set sail.
Arakamchechen, RussiaArakamchechen Island lies in the Bering Sea north of Cape Chaplino. Separated from the continental shore by an 8 km wide sound. Visit the inhabited island's main town, Yanrakynnot village, and enjoy the rich wildlife found here.
Ittygran Island - Whalebone Alley, RussiaVisit Ittygran Island, south of Arakamchechen in the Bering Sea. Beluga whales frequen t this region, so be sure to keep an eye out. Your visit may also include a stop and the infamous Whale Bone Alley, where whale skulls, whale bones and stones have been arefully arranged in long rows.
Preobrazhina, RussiaStop at this island on your southerly route. Details about your optional excursions are forthcoming.
Cap Navarin / Gravilla Bay, RussiaCape Navarin marks the place where the land bridge to North America began when sea levels were much lower. Strong tides around the cape have created an abundance of food, drawing numerous marine mammals and birdlife. Even Gray whales are known to congregate here.
Pika RiverA walrus haul-out along the banks of the Pika River is a common stop. Depending on conditions, you may see some of these interesting animals.
Anastasia Bay - Glubokaya, RussiaContinue sailing southward. On your way, make a stop at Glubokaya in Anastasia Bay. Excursion information if forthcoming.
Olyutorskiy, RussiaA site of regional and historical importance, today Olyutorskiy is an administrative center. And in 1714, it was home to as ostrog (fortress) that controlled the coast and land route from Kamchatka to Anadyrsk. Although, the site lost its importance after the sea route from Okhotsk was opened.
Verkoturova, RussiaDetails about your stop in Verkoturova are still being finalized.
Tymlat - Karaginsky, RussiaEstablished in the mid 1800's as a trading post, today the village of Tymlat has roughly 500 inhabitants. Karaginsky Island is an uninhabited island, but home to numerous species including reindeer and a variety of indigenous birds.
Commander Islands - Bering Island - Nikolskoye, RussiaLocated off the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Commander Islands are the most western of the Aleutian chain. Visit the archipelago's only permanently inhabited village, Nikolskoye. Much of the remaining islands and surrounding marine areas are part of the Komandorsky Zapovednik natural preserve. Because of the protected areas and rich waters, the region is host to wildlife including sea otters, Stellar sea lions, sperm whales, orcas, right whales, and others.
Kronotsky Biosphere Reserve, RussiaCreated in 1934 as a nature area reserved for scientific research, the reserve is now a UNESCO WOrld Heritage Site. Home to geysers, volcanoes, as well as the largest population of protected Eruasian brow bears - the Kronotsky Reserve is a rare treat for visitors to Russia's Far East.
Lisvenichnaya, RussiaLisvenichnaya is on the southeastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Eastern Russia near to Petropavlovsk. Today is spent sailing Avacha Bay.
Kekurney Cape - Russkaya Bay , RussiaSail into the fjord-like Russkaya Bay today. Admire the narrow, deeply curved bay walls while you also keep your eyes out for the sharks, whales, and sea-lions who make the protected area home.
Petropavlovsk, RussiaArrive in the capital and largest city on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Located on the Avacha Bay, the town is unreachable by road and is entirely surrounded by high, snow-capped mountains and volcanoes. Your optional excursions in this port are still being finalized, but may include activities from wildlife viewing to touring the city's many historic monuments and landmarks.
Petropavlovsk, RussiaDisembark this morning for your continued journey home.