Small-Ship Ocean Cruises with Smithsonian Journeys

A Cruise from Lisbon to London <p>Experience some of the rich highlights of England, France, Spain, and Portugal—four nations that have had a major impact on European and world history. </p>

A Cruise from Lisbon to London

10 days | May 2 - 11, 2021 | May 3 - 12, 2021

A Cruise of Japan  <p>Experience the timeless splendor of Japan while cruising the full length of the tranquil Inland Sea, plus stop in South Korea's port of Ulsan for a special visit to historic Gyeongju, the “museum without walls.”</p>

A Cruise of Japan

12 days | May 16 - 27, 2021

A Celtic Cruise <p>Trace the strands of Celtic, Viking, and Norman civilizations during this special cruise from Glasgow to Honfleur (or vice versa), which concludes with a focus on D-Day. </p>

A Celtic Cruise

10 days | Multiple departures between 2020 & 2021

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With the mindset of explorers and the goal of fresh experiences, Smithsonian Journeys travelers ply the oceans around the world. Unpack once and enjoy an informal, relaxed ambiance aboard our ideal small ships—often aboard the elegant French Ponant fleet, accommodating just 180 to 220 guests—where casual clothes and attitudes, mixed with curious travelers and engaging conversation, combine for an exceptional experience. You’ll easily become acquainted with fellow travelers and your Smithsonian Journeys Expert, and also get to know members from other leading cultural institutions who may share the ship with our group. Plus, our ships feature a chic décor with all-suite cabins, upscale amenities, an open bar, and excellent cuisine. And staff members are known for their friendly and efficient demeanor.

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A Celtic Cruise

10 days | Starting at: $7,895
Multiple departures between 2020 & 2021

malta-sicily-amalfi

Voyage from Rome to Malta

9 days | Starting at: $4,595
Multiple departures between 2020 & 2021

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An Arctic Cruise of Norway’s Svalbard

11-41 days | Starting at: $6,995
Jun 9 - 19, 2020
Jun 16 - Jul 26, 2021

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Iceland Voyage

9 days | Starting at: $6,595
Multiple departures between 2020 & 2021

baltic-sea-cruise

Cruising the Baltic Sea

10 days | Starting at: $6,795
Multiple departures between 2020 & 2021

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Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage

8 days | Starting at: $5,295
Jul 29 - Aug 5, 2020
Jul 26 - Aug 2, 2021

adriatic-aegean-cruise

A Cruise of the Adriatic and Aegean

9 days | Starting at: $5,495
Multiple departures between 2020 & 2021

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Great Lakes Grand Voyage

8 days | Starting at: $4,995
Sep 12 - 19, 2020
Sep 30 - Oct 7, 2021

spain-portugal-cruise

A Cruise of Spain and Portugal

9 days | Starting at: $4,695
Multiple departures between 2020 & 2021

greece-cruise

A Cruise to Ancient Greece

9 days | Starting at: $4,895
Multiple departures between 2020 & 2021

riviera-cruise

Cruising the Rivieras of Italy, France, and Spain

9 days | Starting at: $4,995
Oct 10 - 18, 2020
Oct 6 - 14, 2021

vietnam-coast-cruise

A Cruise along Vietnam’s Coast

15 days | Starting at: $7,995
Nov 3 - 17, 2020
Oct 22 - Nov 5, 2021

antarctica

Expedition to Antarctica

14 days | Starting at: $9,995
Jan 13 - 26, 2021

tahiti-polynesia

Voyage to French Polynesia

11 days
Jan 26 - Feb 5, 2021

lisbon-london-cruise

A Cruise from Lisbon to London

10 days
May 2 - 11, 2021
May 3 - 12, 2021

japan-cruise

A Cruise of Japan

12 days
May 16 - 27, 2021

scotland-norway-cruise

Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords

9 days
Multiple departures in 2021