A new cruise offering from Smithsonian Journeys and PONANT 

Set sail from Venice’s fabled waterways to explore the legacy of the Greeks, Romans, Venetians, and more on an 8-day cruise along Croatia’s island-studded Dalmatian Coast to the Ionian Sea.   

Starting at: $4,720 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The coastal town of Hvar  Iconic harbor of Dubrovnik  Traditional street in Dubrovnik  Fort and Old City of Dubrovnik

Cruising the Dalmatian Coast and the Ionian Sea

From Venice to Athens Aboard the 184-guest Le Jacques Cartier

8 days from $4,720

A new cruise offering from Smithsonian Journeys and PONANT 

Set sail from Venice’s fabled waterways to explore the legacy of the Greeks, Romans, Venetians, and more on an 8-day cruise along Croatia’s island-studded Dalmatian Coast to the Ionian Sea.   

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.