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Celtic Voyage: the Hebrides & the Irish Sea

On these cruises that go to England, Scotland and Ireland, explore charming port towns. Experience the romance of gardens and lush landscapes, colorful houses made of timber and slate, and rich cultural and historic heritage.

The Celtic Voyage: The Hebrides & the Irish Sea offers unique departures from a collection of Ponant sailings operated in alliance with Smithsonian Journeys. Uniquely visit Holyhead, Wales, with its seabirds and historic landmarks; and Kinsale, Ireland, offering colorful houses, art galleries and theaters as well as a 17th century fort. This itinerary is tailored for English-speaking travelers who want to engage with the world. The Ponant voyages in alliance with Smithsonian Journeys uniquely include transfers to and from the ship on embarkation and disembarkation days, talks and discussions aboard ship by world-class experts from Smithsonian Journeys, and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call that encourages guests to embrace the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the local environment and culture.

These cruises that go to England, Ireland and Scotland are aboard 184-guest Le Dumont D’Urville. Enjoy refined and attentive service, a plethora of onboard activities and unrivaled elegance. Appreciate understated sophistication, an international feel and top-notch guides aboard this ship. Identical ships Le Dumont D’Urville features 100% private balconies or terraces, innovative equipment, elegantly designed guest accommodations, welcoming lounge areas that open to the outside and the Blue Eye underwater lounge–a multi-sensory space in the ship’s hull featuring hydrophones, expansive underwater views and other amenities that create the feeling of being underwater beside the marine life that the ship is sailing past. A variety of onboard activities engage guests while underway.

Read on for details about these cruises that go to England, Scotland and Ireland, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s small ship cruises in Northern Europe and Northern European tours.