A Californian cruise with the famous Christie’s auction house
The world leader in luxury expeditions, PONANT is offering a brand new cruise to discover California, in partnership with the famous Christie’s auction house.
A second exclusive collaboration
After the success of their first collaboration in the Adriatic in 2017, PONANT and Christie’s are joining forces once again in order to create an exceptional cruise experience along the west coast of North America.
In collaboration with the famous Christie’s auction house, PONANT has devised a brand-new programme placed under the sign of the arts. From a private visit to the Christie’s auction house, an unmissable cultural destination in Beverly Hills, to a private cocktail reception organised at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the SFMOMA, passengers will alternate between privileged artistic moments and the natural marvels of the US west coast.
Exceptional guest speakers
The reputation of Christies is closely related to the passion and talent of the men and women of the company, some of whom will be present aboard. Stephen Lash – Chairman Emeritus, Amer-icas – François de Poortere – Head of Old Master Paintings, New York – Jennifer Wright – Vice President and Client Relationship Director, New York – and Scott Torrence – Vice President and Senior Wine Specialist, Los Angeles – will give a number of cultural and artistic lectures during the cruise.
Close-Up on An Exceptional Itinerary
California by Sea: Discovering Art along the Golden Coast with CHRISTIE’S
A brand new 7 night cruise along the west coast of North America discovering legendary cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Leaving from Vancouver, a splendid natural port surrounded by forest, your ship will chart a course towards the elegant Canadian city of Victoria, capital of British Columbia, home to a blend of British, European and Asian traditions. The itinerary will continue along the Califor-nian coast, calling at San Francisco: a spectacular view of Golden Gate Bridge, a visit to the Lands End park and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Then guests will discover Los Angeles, city of ex-cess, cinema and all superlatives.
From Vancouver to San Diego
Aboard Le Soléal, from 2 to 9 October 2018 (8 days/7 nights)
From $4 290 twin share in a Prestige Stateroom, private balcony, Deck 4
An internationally recognised name, synonymous with art, excellence, prestige, and expertise. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, the Christie’s action house has continually offered excep-tional sales. With more than 350 auctions per year in 80 different areas (photography, jewel-lery, paintings, wines) it the leading reference in the auction world. The company also offers its expertise during private sales it organises for its clients. Present in 32 countries, the company has international reach.
Established in 1988 by Jean Emmanuel Sauvée and a dozen officers from the French Merchant Navy, PONANT is the world leader in luxury expeditions and the only French-owned cruise line. Today, PO-NANT is leading the way with a new style of luxury cruising through a unique conception of sea travel which combines exceptional itineraries and luxury hotel services, aboard luxurious smaller-scale ships. www.ponant.com