Silversea Expeditions is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the introduction of its first crossing of the Northeast Passage, a remote cruising route above the Arctic Circle.

The voyage will take place on the 144-guest Silver Explorer on a 25-day voyage, departing 10 August 2019, from Nome, Alaska, to Tromsø, Norway. Double-occupancy prices start from $37,260pp.

Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s senior vice president of Strategic Development for Expeditions and Experiences, said: “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.

“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 trip will include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wrangel Island, where polar bears and walruses roam and migratory birds nest; Champ Island, known for its large, mysterious stone spheres; Tikhaya Bay’s Rubini Rock; and the archipelago of Severnaya Zemlya, famous for its fjords and glaciers.

Silver Explorer will also spend a day navigating as far north as possible, in the direction of the Ice Edge, in search of seals, walruses and polar bears on ice floes. There will also be a visit to Murmansk.