Le Commandant Charcot

Ponant Expedition Ship
p.p. in a Shared Cabin, Excludes Flights
Size Medium (200 Guests)
Stars 5* Luxury
Zodiacs & Embarkation 24 Boats | 4 Points
Expeditions Rating Good
Activities Photography, Citizen Science, Polar Plunge, Kayaking, Helicopter, Hiking, Snowshoes

The 5*polar explorer Le Commandant Charcot with Ponant has imagined and envisaged the cruise voyage of tomorrow. This very first hybrid-electric polar exploration ship powered by LNG has been designed with the greatest attention to detail in terms of safety and respect for the environment. The latest addition to the fleet in 2021, will take you following in the footsteps of the great polar explorers in refined surroundings complete with luxury services in the farthest reaches of the southern and northern hemispheres.

This luxury ship includes an indoor swimming pool, the conservatory, the panoramic restaurant, the Blue Lagoon outdoor restaurant, the Main Lounge, the Observation Lounge, the lobby. Each of the common areas has been designed to both convey French-style discreet luxury and arouse wonder and amazement. The common thread running through all their designs is the desire to allow the light to penetrate and open everything up the extraordinary polar landscapes and scenery.

Embark on a unique concept of sea travel on board this modern luxury small-ship, offering exceptional itineraries combining authentic and enriching experiences, cultural encounters, and stops in remote places not accessible by larger ships. Accompanied by experienced guides, lecturers or an Expedition team, time ashore is maximized with a fleet of Zodiacs make landing ashore in remote seldom visited destinations, safe and enjoyable, enabling guests to get up close to nature and wildlife. With staff  that are attentive and experienced, they will ensure you are comfortable and respond to all your requests, whether while in your stateroom, lounges or in our various dining areas.

Unsure if the Le Commandant Charcot ship is right for you? Review our Antarctica destination page for full details on seasonality, routes, ship selection, pricing, expedition inclusions and how North South Voyages can help make your Antarctica dream become reality.


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    Deck plans



    • Transfer from airport to PONANT selected hotel in Santiago
    • 1-night accommodation in a 5* hotel In Santiago the night before embarkation
    • Internal flights from Santiago to ship embarkment destination selected by PONANT, in economy class, dependent on itinerary
    • Dinner in Santiago
    • Airport transfer from Santiago to Airport
    • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated
    • Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist-guides, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection
    • Expedition programmes include activities such as Zodiac® outings and landings all accompanied by your expedition team of naturalist guides
    • PONANT included activities: (depending on availability) Hot air ballooning, snowmobiles, kayaking, hiking and a hovercraft
    • Facilities on board include: Wellness Centre, indoor and outdoor pool, conservatory and theater
    • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea
    • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme
    • A PONANT polar water-resistant parka is offered on board for all departures with an expedition programme
    • Boot rental will be offered onboard on Expedition cruises

    Not Included

    • International airfares
    • Personal expenses
    • Other meals and services not mentioned in the programme.
    • Ponant activities- polar diving is an optional extra
    • Mandatory waterproof and windproof over-trousers
    • Passport and visa expenses and any Government arrival and departure taxes
    • Staff gratuities
    • Personal insurance (which is strongly recommended)

    *Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates. 

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