Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Smithsonian Institution launch The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys

Regent Seven Seas Cruises and the Smithsonian Institution are pleased to announce a new enrichment program, The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys. This new guest lecture series will feature a wide range of charismatic experts, from noted art historians to prominent authors and geopolitical experts, leading spirited discussions both aboard the ships and ashore.  Starting in July, The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys will be available on a majority of sailings, with more than 80 voyages scheduled …

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Shipmates: Foot cast doesn’t stop cruise for Smithsonian tour leader

A 12-day cruise on the Grande Caribe from New Orleans to Nashville was a dream trip. And Toni Thomas was so ready to start on the wonderful journey. But a few weeks before her departure date, Toni felt a twinge of pain in the side of her right foot. Thinking it would go away, Toni ignored the discomfort. “Then it got worse and starting hurt more and more. I knew I had to go the doctor,” she …

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Smithsonian Journeys announces 14 small ship Med cruises for 2012

“Opus Mediterraneo” (Aug. 14-24), a special music cruise from Venice to Barcelona, featuring renowned performers from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, is among the 14 luxury small-ship cruises that Smithsonian Journeys will offer in the Mediterranean and Black Sea in 2012. Each cruise is uniquely themed and accompanied by top experts who provide insights into the history, culture and artistic treasures visited en route. Additionally, famed musicians accompany several of the cruises, performing in historic …

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The Smithsonian Institute: Educating, Even At Sea

Most of us are familiar with the Smithsonian Institute; it is, after all, the world’s largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Located in Washington, D.C., most of the Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are free to the public and open almost every day of the year. My personal favorite is the National Air and Space Museum (which features exhibits such as the 1903 Wright …

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Smithsonian Journeys announces future Med itineraries

Smithsonian Journeys, known for their luxury cruises aboard small ships, announces six new cruises to the Mediterranean for 2011. Each of these theme cruises feature on-board experts and small ships such as the all-suite Corinthian II, which accommodates just 114 passengers. Planned for the discerning traveler, these cruises provide the ultimate in a luxury experience but with an informal ambiance. Specialized itineraries, including music cruises with world-renowned musicians and a family cruise with special children’s activities are …

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