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Le Commandant Charcot

Arctic Cruise - At the genesis of the French polar expeditions

Le Commandant-Charcot's inaugural cruise departs in May 2021. She is the world's first luxury polar exploration vessel, and enjoys a unique sailing experience in the Arctic or Antarctic! With its hybrid propulsion combining liquefied natural gas (LNG) and electric generators, Le Commandant-Charcot has been designed to minimise the environmental impact of travel to the furthest latitudes. The vessel has been elegantly designed using subtle tones and its decor of stone, wood and leather recall the natural environment in which the ship is sailing. She accommodates guests in 135 luxurious staterooms and suites. Expect outstanding gastronomy in the two restaurants and wonderful relaxation areas including two lounges and bars. Guests may also indulge in the amenities on the sundeck including an indoor swimming pool surrounded by a winter garden, sauna and snow room. A Spa, beauty and fitness room and outdoor pool.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Reykjavík.

Day 1: Reykjavik

Board Le Commandant Charcot in Reykjavik. You will have time to explore your cabin and new surroundings. Later you will join fellow guests for the captains first dinner, drinks and evening entertainment.

Day 2: At Sea

Spend the day at sea as the ship sails towards Ammassalik.

Days 3-5: Ammassalik

Spend the next few days sailing around the Ammassalik region on the east coast of Greenland and discover an authentic and majestic region. Here you will find alpine mountains, deep fjords, snowed capped peaks and drifting icebergs.

Days 6-9: Blosseville coast

Discover this isolated and unexplored part of eastern Greenland. Surrounded by ice, icebergs and pieces of pack ice, Blosseville Coast is one of these wild and hard-to-reach places that very few people are lucky enough to explore.

Day 10: At Sea

Spend the day at sea relaxing on board and making the most of the ship's luxurious amenities as Le Commandant Charcot sails back to Reykjavik.

Day 11: Reykjavik

Your expedition voyages ends back in Reykjavik where you will disembark the ship.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Reykjavík.

Includes

  • 10 Nights' accommodation on board Le Commandant Charcot
  • Full Board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day
  • Mineral water, coffee and wine served with lunch and dinner
  • Afternoon tea daily
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening gatherings and organised entertainment
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
  • English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)
  • Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Port Taxes
  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with the naturalists
  • PONANT polar water-resistant parka is offered on board for all departures with the logo “Free Parka” (no children sizes, in case of consecutive cruises, only one complimentary parka)

Excludes

  • International transportation
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Port Taxes
  • Optional excursions
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure
  • Visas (where required)
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
 

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