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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 that immerses guests in the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of each destination, and helps provide a deeper understanding of the places we explore.

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Barcelona - Civitavecchia (Rome)
LE LAPÉROUSE
Shore excursion in each port of call + transfers included
7 nights on board
Dates:
02/10/2025 to the 09/10/2025
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Valletta - Tarragona
L'AUSTRAL
Shore excursion in each port of call + transfers included
7 nights on board
Dates:
03/10/2025 to the 10/10/2025
Athens - Athens
LE DUMONT-D'URVILLE
Shore excursion or activity in each port of call + transfers included
7 nights on board
Dates:
12/10/2025 to the 19/10/2025
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Lisbon - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
LE BELLOT
Shore excursion in each port of call + transfers included
13 nights on board
Dates:
26/10/2025 to the 08/11/2025
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
L'AUSTRAL
Overnight in Buenos Aires + roundtrip flights Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires + visit + transfers included
10 nights on board
Dates:
08/01/2026 to the 19/01/2026
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Dubai - Muscat
LE DUMONT-D'URVILLE
Shore excursion in each port of call + transfers included
8 nights on board
Dates:
13/01/2026 to the 21/01/2026
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Nosy Be - Victoria, Mahé
LE BOUGAINVILLE
Activity in each port of call + one-way flight Mauritius/Nosy Be + transfers included
10 nights on board
Dates:
23/01/2026 to the 02/02/2026
Colón - Puntarenas
LE CHAMPLAIN
Shore excursion or activity in each port of call + transfers included
7 nights on board
Dates:
19/02/2026 to the 26/02/2026
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Puntarenas - Colón
LE CHAMPLAIN
Shore excursion or activity in each port of call + transfers included
7 nights on board
Dates:
26/02/2026 to the 05/03/2026
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Vieux Fort - Fort-de-France
LE BELLOT
Shore excursion or activity in each port of call + transfers included
8 nights on board
Dates:
28/02/2026 to the 08/03/2026
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