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Themed Cruises from Smithsonian Journeys | PONANT®

Discover the treasures of the land by sea on board luxurious yachts that are built on an intimate, human scale. French crew, expertise, attentive service, and gastronomy. Set sail in a five-star environment and enjoy a travel experience that is simultaneously authentic and sophisticated.

Ponant has designed unique itineraries that will transport you to new destinations and new experiences all around the world: mooring in the heart of Mediterranean hidden bays, sailing between the majestic glaciers of Antarctica, an expedition to the remote lands of Alaska, or island hopping in the Caribbean.

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Smithsonian Journeys

PONANT and Smithsonian Journeys, the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution, have formed a unique alliance to offer themed sailings featuring experiences that embrace local cultures and dive deeper into a destination’s history, cuisine, language, environment, and wildlife.

In addition to the usual elements of the PONANT experience, the listed price for these voyages includes transfers to and from the ship, talks and discussions aboard ship by world class experts, and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call. Plus up to 30% Ponant Bonus available!

Here are a few examples of up-coming journeys in 2022.
Many more cruises are eligible. Please inquire.

Celtic Journey

Dates: 6/17/2022 to 6/230/2022: 7 days, 6 nights.
Glascow, Scotland (return)

Ship : Le Dumont D’Uberville, limited to 184 guests.
Fare From
US$4,490* per person, with 25% Ponant bonus

Included: Shore excursion in each port; transfers; and a program of onboard enrichment provided by Smithsonian Journeys Experts including early British historian Miriam Davis.


* Based on Deluxe stateroom. Price is per person, double occupancy, is based on availability, and subject to change at any time. (The category of cabin to which this price applies may no longer be available.) See terms & conditions.

Highlights
Eilean Donan Castle( Isle of Skye); 
• Colorful Tobermory (Hebridean port town); .
Isle of Iona (Scotland), first Christian settlement in Scotland;
Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Ireland);
Book of Kells (Dublin); and
Caernarfon Castles (Wales).

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Themed Cruises : Tobermoray

Tobermoray

No single supplement Iberian Secrets map

The Dalmatian Coast

Dates: 6/28/2022 to 7/05/2022: 8 days, 7 nights.
Venice, Italy to Athens, Greece

Ship : Le Jacques Cartier, limited to 184 guests.
Fare From
US$4,720* per person, with 25% Ponant bonus

Included: Shore excursion in each port; transfers; and a program of onboard enrichment provided by two Smithsonian Journeys Experts – art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine and Mediterranean historian Dennis Romano.


* Based on Deluxe stateroom. Price is per person, double occupancy, is based on availability, and subject to change at any time. (The category of cabin to which this price applies may no longer be available.) See terms & conditions.

Highlights
• Discover Venice with its canals and art; and Athens with the Acroplis and Museum.
• Picturesque Hvar, Croatia.
• UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Kotor, Montenegro.
• Beautiful Bay of Kotor, reminiscent of a Norwegian fjord..
• The Achillelon built for Empress Sissi on Corfu, Greece..
• The Corinth Canal near Itea, Greece.

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Themed Cruises : Havr

Hvar

Themed Cruises - Map Aegean

Antarctica

Dates: 1/22/2022 to 2/01/2022: 11 days, 9 nights On Board; 1 Night Hotel Pre-cruise.
Buenos Aires, Argentina Round Trip

Ship : L’Austral, limited to 264 guests.
Fare From
US$9,830* per person, with 30% Ponant bonus

Included: Overnight pre-cruise hotel in Buenos Aires; Roundtrip flights to Ushuaia, Argentina; transfers; a program of onboard enrichment provided by two Smithsonian Journeys Experts – astrophysicist Michelle Thaller and geologist Wayne Ranney; and more, please inquire.


* Based on a Superior stateroom. Price is per person, double occupancy, is based on availability, and subject to change at any time. (The category of cabin to which this price applies may no longer be available.) See terms & conditions.

Highlights
• Sailing the Drake Passage.
• Zodiac outings to the White Continent.
• Wildlife encounters and sightings: penguins, humpback whales, seals and seabirds.
• Ancient glaciers and ice floes.
• Coach excursion to the Tierra Del Fuego National Park, Argentina, with entrance fees.
• A night at the Hilton Buenos Aires ( or similar)..

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Themed Cruises - Ushuaia

Ushuaia

Themed Cruises - Antarctica

Whether you choose a Mediterranean cruise or an expedition into the pack ice of Antarctica, on board you will always find the exceptional levels of service for which PONANT is renowned. Their excellent service, customized and attentive, will give you the privileged feeling of sailing aboard your very own yacht.

Experienced staff is fully available to you, responding as precisely as possible to all of your desires and ensuring your voyage is tailor-made.

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Terms & Conditions: All fares quoted are in USD, cruise-only unless otherwise stated,  per person based on double occupancy rate and include the bonus offer. Port fees are included in the fare. All rates listed are subject to availability and therefore subject to change at the time of confirmation.  Ponant’s all inclusive fare includes: accommodation in stateroom, the full meal plan, the Open Bar: beginning with boarding, and during the duration of the cruise, a wide selection of drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, wine, beer, Henri Abelé BRUT champagne, spirits, coffee, tea) is served on request and at any time of the day (certain premium alcoholic beverages on the menu are not included in the Open Bar), free Wi-Fi internet access 24 hours a day (dependent on the ship’s current position), and access to all the common areas. Fares quoted are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions apply.
 A 25% deposit is due to confirm a booking with final payment due 90 days prior to sailing. Please see complete Terms & Conditions for PONANT Smithsonian Journeys sailings. Go to us.ponant.com, please scroll to bottom of homepage, click on Terms of Sales and Select “Particular Terms & Conditions PONANT / SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS CRUISES
For full explanation of terms and conditions, and details on cruising with Ponant, please  consult your travel professional at this agency.
This agency reserves the right to correct any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in this publication at any time without notice.

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