A cruise offering from Smithsonian Journeys and PONANT 

Trace the legacy of ancient empires on an 8-day cruise, exploring numerous World Heritage sites as you follow the spectacular Adriatic coast to the legendary ports of Dubrovnik, Hvar, Venice, and more.

Starting at: $4,580 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Traditional street in Dubrovnik  The Grand Canal at dusk  The coastal town of Hvar  Fort and Old City of Dubrovnik  Iconic harbor of Dubrovnik  Bay of Kotor, Montenegro  <i>Dying Achilles</i> at the Palace of Achilleion Museum, Corfu  The island of Corfu  Temple at Delphi  The Corinth Canal  The Acropolis of Athens

Cruising the Dalmatian Coast and the Ionian Sea

From Venice to Athens (2022 Le Jacques Cartier) / Athens to Venice (2023 Le Lyrial)

8 days from $4,580

A cruise offering from Smithsonian Journeys and PONANT 

Trace the legacy of ancient empires on an 8-day cruise, exploring numerous World Heritage sites as you follow the spectacular Adriatic coast to the legendary ports of Dubrovnik, Hvar, Venice, and more.

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Jun 28 - Jul 5, 2022 Departure
Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Aneta Georgievska-Shine is a scholar of the Renaissance and the baroque eras, yet as an art historian, her interests range from ancient to contemporary art.  In addition to her affiliation with the University of Maryland, she frequently presents lectures for museums and art institutions in the Washington D.C. area, including the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, and the Smithsonian. Her publications include scholarly books and numerous articles in U.S. and international journals, as well as essays in exhibition catalogs.

A popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, Aneta has led numerous journeys to France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, as well as Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to her art historical expertise, she brings a deep knowledge of the history, politics, and languages of Central and Eastern Europe. Aneta is a native speaker of Macedonian and has working knowledge of several other European languages.

Jun 28 - Jul 5, 2022 Departure
Dennis Romano

Dennis Romano

Dennis Romano is the Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History emeritus at Syracuse University where he also had an appointment in the Department of Art and Music Histories.  A specialist in the history of Renaissance Italy and the Mediterranean, he is the author of dozens of articles and five books including The Likeness of Venice:  A Life of Doge Francesco Foscari published by Yale University Press.  He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.  He is currently writing for Oxford University Press a history of Venice from its origins as a Byzantine military outpost to its current status as a World Heritage site. He places special emphasis on Venice’s Dalmatian and Ionian colonies and its efforts to control the Adriatic Sea.