The Louvre will offer luxury cruises in the Adriatic Sea and Persian Gulf.
The Ponant cruise ship Le Lyrial in Venice. Photo by VWPICS/Nano Calvo/Universal Images Group via Getty Images.
The Louvre has announced its latest unexpected partnership. Earlier this year it partnered with Airbnb to let a visitor spend the night under the museum’s pyramid, and now the museum, which is consistently the mostvisited in the world, is partnering with the luxury cruise company Ponant to organize two cruises slated for 2020.
The second trip, “Treasures of the Persian Gulf,” will be a nine-day outting beginning in Muscat, Oman, making stops that include Abu Dhabi—where passengers will be able to visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi—and ending in Dubai. Both cruises will have curators and directors from the museum onboard who will offer talks throughout. Rooms and suites start at $4,410 and go all the way up to $21,900.