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View of the Bering Sea Coast near Provideniya, Russia, a port visited on an all-inclusive, luxury expedition Seabourn cruise.

Provideniya, Russia

Provideniya serves as gateway to the Chukchi (Chukotka) Peninsula, part of Russia’s Chukchi Autonomous Okrug (District) and the easternmost headland in Asia. The port sits along a fjord in Provideniya Bay, sheltered from the Bering Sea and surrounded by a range of snowy peaks that reach upward of 6,500 feet high. Settlements were founded here as early as the 17th century to service ships along the Northern Sea Route; yet it wasn’t until 1946 that the Soviets officially established it as a military port. The okrug is homeland to the indigenous Chukchi (Chukchee) People, and Provideniya also has a significant Yupik (Asiatic Eskimo) population. Seabourn guests enjoy a guided walking tour through its downtown, stopping at the Provideniya Regional Museum as well as the local cultural center for a traditional Russian music and dance performance.

Alternatively, guests may join Expedition Team members for a longer walk out to the city’s lighthouse for outstanding views back down the fjord. This group will join the others for the cultural performance.