Smithsonian Journeys and PONANT partner for a series of co-branded 2023 sailings, with each of the 21 itineraries led by two Smithsonian Journeys Experts. Expertise from an art historian, solar astrophysicist or international relations expert provides guests on these sailings with a deeper knowledge of the places visited.
One of the sailings offered in 2023 brings guests along Iceland’s west coast to witness vast glaciers, fjords, volcanoes and boiling geysers. Running Aug. 13–20, this trip sees geologist and oceanographer Katryn Wiese and Scandinavian languages and literature expert Elisabeth Ward bring these landscapes to life through engaging discussions and unique adventures.
Stops on this trip include Reykjavik, the bay of Grundafjördur, Snæfellsjökull, Grímsey, Akureyi, Lake Myvatn, Húsavik and more. The trip ends in Reykjavik, where guests have the chance to travel to the mythic Golden Circle to experience Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Geothermal Area.
Rates start at $8,020 per person.
Other PONANT and Smithsonian Journeys trips include a cruise of the Greek Islands of the southern Aegean, a trip to Antarctica, a journey around the Caribbean’s Windward Islands and a Celtic adventure through the Hebrides and Irish Sea, as well as a cruise timed to the 2023 solar eclipse. See all of the 21 itineraries here.
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