Lighting the Path to a Better Tomorrow
From our inception, Monograms has cast a light on the world’s most fascinating places and people – inviting wayfarers and wanderers like you to bask in their glory, intrigue and wonder. Along the way, we’ve helped travellers uncover ancient traditions while meeting the locals dedicated to preserving them; to meander historic hallways while giving back to the societies that safeguard them; and to put down the guidebooks and pick up a greater understanding of the world and its people.
Immersed in enlightening experiences, we naturally gain a deeper appreciation – one that leads to greater compassion, consideration and curiosity as we ask ourselves, what else can we do to protect our planet, preserve our sacred places and help humankind?
Enter the Monograms® Lighthouse Project – an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe’s greater good. Monograms, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways, Cosmos, and Globus, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:
Yellowstone National Park
The Worlds First National Park
On 1 March, 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park for all to enjoy the unique hydrothermal and geologic features. Within Yellowstone's 2.2 million acres, visitors have unparalleled opportunities to observe wildlife in an intact ecosystem, explore geothermal areas that contain about half the world’s active geysers, and view geologic wonders like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.
Not only is Yellowstone National Park a picture-perfect destination; it’s wondrously complex, containing half of the world’s active geysers and one of the largest, nearly intact temperate-zone ecosystems on Earth. At 28,000-square miles, it is an invaluable natural reserve and reservoir of preservation for a variety of terrestrial, aquatic and microbial life.
Keeping the world in its best light.
While nothing is more exciting than tracing the paths of historic legends, nothing is more rewarding than doing so with the most minimal footprint. We make every effort to conserve and preserve in each destination. To protect waterways and wildlife and shine a light on organisations that do the same.
Now, our efforts include carbon offsetting for all Avalon Waterways’ guests with help from Trees4Travel. Through this partnership, Avalon is donating trees to be planted on behalf of our cruisers to offset carbon emissions. You also have the opportunity to quickly, easily and impactfully offset your flights and holidays through Trees4Travel.
The planet-focused initiatives we support include:
*visited on trip
Additionally, we shine a light on the following organisations through a combination of holiday visits and donations:
Helping the communities of the world shine.
It’s not just the splendid landscapes and landmarks that make travel so rewarding – it’s the unique people we meet along the way and the cultures they hold dear. We are dedicated to protecting, respecting and supporting the extraordinary communities of the world as well as improving the individual lives within them. The measure of the Lighthouse Project’s success? – The megawatt smiles we see along the way.
The people-focused organisations we support include:
Reflecting on the past; Brightening the future.
The parks, palaces, museums and monuments we enjoy today are the result of previous generations passionately committed to preservation. By way of the Lighthouse Project, we aim to pay it forward – staying light years ahead of preservation – so that future generations can enjoy the same glorious places to relax, renew and reflect.
|While every one of our destinations is precious to us, here are some of the sights and attractions we have supported – many of which we also visit on trip:
*visited on trip
Additionally, Monograms team members take pride in being active participants in the travel community, spearheading and participating in dozens of volunteer programs and events.