A cruise offering from Smithsonian Journeys and PONANT

Follow the Iberian coast from Lisbon along the southern shores of Spain, exploring captivating cities and World Heritage-listed architecture in Seville, Granada, Palma de Mallorca, and Valencia. 

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 The Alhambra of Granada  The Plaza de Espana, Seville  A courtyard in the Alcazar, or Royal Palace, in Seville  Gaudi's Parque Guell  The evocative garden area of the Generalife at the Alhambra, Granada  Intricate architectural design at the Alhambra, Granada  Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca  Port of Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands  Belem Tower, Lisbon

Cruising Southern Spain and Portugal

From Lisbon to Barcelona

8 days from $4,490

A cruise offering from Smithsonian Journeys and PONANT

Follow the Iberian coast from Lisbon along the southern shores of Spain, exploring captivating cities and World Heritage-listed architecture in Seville, Granada, Palma de Mallorca, and Valencia. 

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Oct 8 - 15, 2022 Departure
Linda Ehrlich

Linda Ehrlich

Dr. Ehrlich has introduced Spanish and Catalan films at the Guggenheim Museum (N.Y.), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), University of Miami, the Cleveland Cinematheque, and the Cinematheque Ontario (Toronto).  She writes and lectures on art history as well.

She been an invited speaker at the symposium on Catalan Cinema held at the Stanford Humanities Center. In Spain she has spoken at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), the University of Girona, and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid). 

Her book on a noted Spanish director--The Cinema of Víctor Erice: An Open Window--appeared in the Scarecrow Press Filmmakers series. Her taped commentary on The Spirit of the Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena, dir. Víctor Erice, 1973) appears on the Criterion DVD. In addition, she has edited the memoirs of sculptor/filmmaker Juan Luis Buñuel, eldest son of Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel. She is fascinated by cultural ties between Portugal and Japan (her other specialty).

Dr. Ehrlich has been a Visiting Faculty member of Duke University, Associate Professor Emerita at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio), and Visiting Faculty on two Semester-at-Sea voyages. 

You can learn more about Dr. Ehrlich at http://braidednarrative.com/bio

Oct 8 - 15, 2022 Departure
Franklin Knight

Franklin Knight

Franklin W. Knight is Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor Emeritus of history and currently is a member of the Johns Hopkins Academy of Scholars. He has academic degrees from the University of the West Indies- London (B.A. Hons. 1964) and from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (M.A. 1965; Ph.D. 1969).  He joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University in 1973. For more than 50 years he has conducted academic research dealing with the Spanish and Portuguese imperial worlds in various archives throughout Spain and Portugal.  

In addition to numerous publications on Iberian, Latin American and Caribbean history, Knight served as an academic consultant to the well- received PBS documentary television series, Columbus and the Age of Discovery (1992), and The Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War of 1898 (1999).  He was elected president of the Latin American Studies Association (1998-2000) and elected president of the Historical Society  (USA), (2004-2006). He has lectured in several universities throughout Spain and in Madeira and served on doctoral dissertation defense committees in universities in Valencia, Sevilla and Huelva.