Ponant has joined forces with Smithsonian Journeys to curate select voyages beginning in 2022. The new themed sailings will feature notable experts and experiences that embrace local cultures and dive deeper into a destination’s history, cuisine, language, environment, and wildlife.
This partnership will offer nineteen departures exploring Antarctica, Japan, Iceland, the Mediterranean, British Isles, Great Lakes, and Norwegian fjords and more. Guests will have opportunities to engage with a variety of experts, ranging from archaeologists and scientists to anthropologists and historians.
“PONANT has been a pioneer in immersing travelers in destinations in meaningful ways for more than 30 years. We are proud to launch a collaboration with Smithsonian Journeys, the enduring leader in cultural enrichment, to continue to deliver unparalleled experiences alongside guides that have traversed the globe for decades and top experts in their field,” said Navin Sawhney, Chief Executive Officer, Americas, PONANT.
“We are thrilled to be teaming with PONANT to bring the Smithsonian experience to guests on board PONANT’s state of the art expedition ships. As travel begins to resume, we believe guests will be more interested than ever in meaningful and enriching experiences that help to better interpret and understand the places they’re exploring,” noted Lynn Cutter, Senior Vice President, Smithsonian Travel.
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