Le Commandant Charcot

Ponant Expedition Ship

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Le Commandant Charcot

Size:
Medium - 270 Guests
Stars:
5* Luxury
Expeditions:
Medium Rating
Optional Extras:
Some Available

Ponant, the world leader of luxury expeditions has been sailing the seas for more than 30 years and is currently the only cruise line to sail under the French flag. embark on a unique concept of sea travel on board modern, luxury small-ships from just 16 to 135 staterooms and suites only 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 many voyages featuring UNESCO-listed sites and excursions. On polar expeditions our fleet of Zodiac make landing ashore in remote seldom visted destinations, safe and enjoyable, enabling guests to get up close to nature and wildlife.

Innovative design, sleek shape and profile, refined interior decoration, friendly, intimate atmosphere: French designers and decorators have managed to give this ship a unique style and veritable signature of its own. Combinations of fine materials, colours and tones harmoniously livened up with touches of bright colour, elegant lines, discreet and subtle refinement… everything has been designed to create a unique atmosphere onboard, a veritable personality: the chic style and naturally relaxing ambiance of a veritable private yacht.
Faithful to its desire to always maintain a certain kind of lifestyle onboard, PONANT once again places the emphasis on elegance and intimacy by keeping the number of cabins limited.

Our aim is to offer you a bespoke cruise, so we work hard every day to offer you first class, intuitive service. Our staff is 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.

Departures

Departure Return Duration Itinerary AUD Price Range *
Departure: 31 Oct 2021
Return: 19 Nov 2021
Duration: 20 days - 19 nights
Itinerary:

The Emperor Penguins of Bellingshausen Sea

AUD Price Range: $42,590 - $107,920*
Departure: 18 Nov 2021
Return: 3 Dec 2021
Duration: 16 days - 15 nights
Itinerary:

Expedition to Charcot & Peter I Islands

AUD Price Range: $23,020 - $57,140*
Departure: 2 Dec 2021
Return: 14 Dec 2021
Duration: 13 days - 12 nights
Itinerary:

The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf

AUD Price Range: $19,520 - $47,800*
Departure: 13 Dec 2021
Return: 28 Dec 2021
Duration: 16 days - 15 nights
Itinerary:

Expedition to Charcot & Peter I Islands

AUD Price Range: $23,020 - $57,140*
Departure: 27 Dec 2021
Return: 8 Jan 2022
Duration: 13 days - 12 nights
Itinerary:

The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf

AUD Price Range: $21,190 - $52,280*
Departure: 7 Jan 2022
Return: 22 Jan 2022
Duration: 16 days - 15 nights
Itinerary:

Expedition to Charcot & Peter I Islands – with National Geographic

AUD Price Range: $26,040 - $104,830*
Departure: 21 Jan 2022
Return: 2 Feb 2022
Duration: 13 nights- 12 days
Itinerary:

The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf – with National Geographic

AUD Price Range: $22,020 - $87,330*
Departure: 1 Feb 2022
Return: 16 Feb 2022
Duration: 16 days - 15 nights
Itinerary:

Expedition to Charcot & Peter I Islands

AUD Price Range: $23,430 - $57,140*
Departure: 13 Mar 2022
Return: 25 Mar 2022
Duration: 13 days - 12 nights
Itinerary:

The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf

AUD Price Range: $19,520 - $76,290*
Departure: 24 Mar 2022
Return: 5 Apr 2022
Duration: 13 days - 12 nights
Itinerary:

The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf

AUD Price Range: $19,520 - $76,290*
Departure: 4 Apr 2022
Return: 22 Apr 2022
Duration: 19 days - 18 nights
Itinerary:

The Weddell Sea & the South Sandwich Islands

AUD Price Range: SOLD OUT*
* All prices listed are per person in AUD based on a Twin cabin share. Contact us for Triple or Quad cabin shares for lower pricing.

Deck Plans

Cabins

  • Prestige & Privilege Stateroom

    Deck 6, 7 & 8 - 20-28m2
  • Prestige & Privilege Suite

    Deck 6, 7 & 8 - 40-48m2
  • Duplex Suite

    Deck 6 - 120m2
  • Owners Suite

    Owners Suite
  • Owners Suite

    Owners Suite

Inclusions

Included

  • 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. 

Cruise Itineraries

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