Smithsonian Channel Calls All Aboard with MIGHTY CRUISE SHIPS and MIGHTY TRAINS

Embark on a journey across the globe on some of the world's most luxurious cruises and remarkable trains, exploring breathtaking landscapes on land and sea while experiencing the unique ways passengers can travel the world. Voyage on some of the most extraordinary vessels and locomotives and meet the engineers and crews behind these incredible machines as they travel to locales near and far; with first-class amenities, it's no wonder these trains and cruise ships are so distinguished. MIGHTY CRUISE SHIPS and MIGHTY TRAINS premiere on Sunday, September 3 at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT, respectively, on Smithsonian Channel.

Set sail on a series of first-class cruises with all-new episodes of MIGHTY CRUISE SHIPS and travel to remote islands, exotic cities, untamed coasts and historic wonders. These ships go anywhere adventure calls, whisking passengers off to high-end, far-off destinations in Indonesia, French Polynesia, Cape Horn, Russia and beyond. Delivering breathtaking experiences, however, often means overcoming substantial obstacles, and crews work to ensure smooth sailing through DANGEROUS WATERS and extreme weather aboard temperamental vessels on an enormous scale.

Climb aboard MIGHTY TRAINS and get an exclusive look at some of the world's most iconic and extravagant locomotives. From vintage and luxury to high-speed and revolutionary, these mighty trains travel great distances, navigating honeymooners through Canada's diverse terrain, commuters across Japan's earthquake-prone tectonic plates and everyone in between. MIGHTY TRAINS joins some of the most expansive train lines and their crews as they work to transport passengers comfortably, punctually and in style.

MIGHTY CRUISE SHIPS is produced by Karen McCairley and Richard Martyn of Bell Media/Exploration Production Inc. Joy Galane and David Royle serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.

MIGHTY TRAINS is produced by Kathryn Oughtred and Kip Spidell of Bell Media/Exploration Production Inc. Joy Galane and David Royle serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.

Smithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where CURIOSITY lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network's offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America's Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Titanic's Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: the Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: the Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth™, through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content.

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