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Rate : Prestige Stateroom Deck 7 from $44,160

Discover One of the Most Extreme and Conserved Universes in the Antarctic

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The Ross Sea on Ponant Le Commandant-Charcot


Cruise ID 38466
Book By 14Feb22
Embarkation Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembarkation Ushuaia, Argentina
Departure Dates 15Feb22
Duration 25 nights
Arrival Dates 12Mar22
Region Antarctica
Cruise Line Ponant
Cruise Ship Le Commandant-Charcot
Cruise Type Ocean
Cruise Package Type Cruise Only
Ports of Call Ushuaia, Exploration of Charcot Island, Exploration of Peter I Island, Bellingshausen Sea, Thurston Glacier, Ruppert Coast, Cape Colbeck, The Ross Sea, The Ross Ice Shelf, Burke Island, Ushuaia

Sailing the Ross Sea means discovering one of the most extreme and conserved universes in the Antarctic.

Partially occupied by the Ross Ice Shelfthe largest ice platform in Antarctica, this immense bay located several hundred kilometres from the South Pole, is considered as “the last ocean”, the last intact marine ecosystem and the largest marine sanctuary since 2016.

Here, the cold is more intense, the wind more powerful, the ice more impressive, and the scenery more spectacular…

In the heart of this polar Garden of Eden, where the ice shelf turns into icebergs, you will encounter prodigious fauna, as well as surrealist landscapes, with infinite shades of blue and stunning reliefs. Antarctic petrels, Minke whales, orcas and seals are at home here, as are very large colonies of Adelie and emperor penguins.

We are privileged guests in these remote lands where we are at the mercy of weather, ice, tidal and current conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the IAATO.


Highlights
  • Sail as close as possible to the South Pole, in the heart of the Ross Sea, one the world’s last marine sanctuaries.
  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables.
  • Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist-guides.
  • Landscapes: icebergs, glaciers, ice floes, ice shelves.
  • Wildlife: Adelie penguins, emperor penguins, Ross seals, crabeater seals, leopard seals, Minke whales, sea birds.
  • Many included activities: Hovercraft, hot air balloon, snowmobiles.
  • Drinks are complimentary and unlimited.
  • Choose from a selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, mineral waters and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • You maybe eligible to earn Qantas frequent flyer points with this purchase.
Important Terms
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
Wait List
Owner's Suite
Wait List
Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
$44,160
Book
Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
$44,960
Book
Privilege Stateroom Deck 6
$53,440
Book
Privilege Stateroom Deck 7
$55,450
Book
Privilege Stateroom Deck 8
$57,470
Book
Prestige Suite Deck 7
$73,600
Book
Prestige Suite Deck 8
$75,610
Book
Privilege Suite Deck 8
$79,640
Book
Privilege Suite Deck 6
$79,640
Book
Suite Duplex
$111,900
Book

 

Included In Your Cruise
Overnight in Santiago + flight Santiago/Ushuaia + transfers + flight Ushuaia/Santiago

For your serenity, PONANT has organized the following included programme for you, which starts the day prior to embarkation.

 

The day before embarkation – Santiago

Transfer from airport to PONANT selected hotel.

In order to organize your transfer, please inform our travel specialists 60 days before departure:

– your flight number as well as your arrival time and day

OR

– your chosen pick-up location if not at the airport, within a 50-kilometer range of Santiago city centre

Meet and greet at the hotel by our local representative. Check-in from late morning.

Lunch on your own and time at leisure in the afternoon.

Dinner.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

Embarkation Day – Santiago/Ushuaia

A light morning breakfast will be served before leaving for the airport for your Santiago/Ushuaia flight.

Transfer to the airport.

Flight Santiago/Ushuaia selected by PONANT in economy class.

Seats in business class may be available, please speak to our travel specialists.

Approximate flight duration: 3 hours

Meet and greet at Ushuaia airport (English-speaking assistance).

Transfer to Le Commandant-Charcot.

Embarkation.

– Cruise on board your ship

 

Disembarkation Day – Ushuaia/Santiago

Disembarkation.

Meet and greet at the port (English-speaking assistance).

Transfer to the airport in time for check-in of the flight Ushuaia/Santiago selected by PONANT in economy class.

Approximate flight duration: 3 hours

Seats in business class may be available, please speak to our travel specialists.

It is highly recommended to have an international inbound flight the day after PONANT selected flight.

 

Your programme includes:

  • Transfer from airport upon flight arrival or from your chosen pick-up location within a 50-kilometer range from Santiago city centre.
  • 1-night accommodation in a 5* hotel the night before embarkation.

Your hotel will be confirmed few weeks before your cruise.

  • Early check-in available from late morning.
  • Hospitality desk at the hotel in Santiago.
  • Return flight Santiago/Ushuaia/Santiago selected by PONANT, in economy class.

Seats in business class may be available, please contact your travel agent.

  • Meals as mentioned in the programme and beverage package.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the programme.

Your programme does not include:

  • Tips for the local guide.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Other meals and services not mentioned in the programme.

 

Please note:

  • The local currency is the Chilean Peso. You will be able to make most of your purchases in USD (in small denominations) or by credit card, accepted in most hotels, shopping centres and boutiques. You will also be able to retrieve Pesos from the ATM’s.
  • Summer season in Santiago: temperatures may be very hot, but often between 68 °F (20 °C) and 95 °F (35 °C).
  • Summer season in Ushuaia: temperatures vary between 41 °F (5 °C) and 65 °F (15 °C)
  • We recommend you wear warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

If case PONANT has not received your full flight details, services start at the hotel in time for check-in.

Programme is subject to change.

To know your PONANT flight schedule, please speak to our travel specialists.; it is also indicated on your electronic ticket included in your travel documents.

*Rates are subject to availability and changes without notice. Rate are based on the lowest available and may differ at time of booking. Other travel dates may be available at an additional cost.
For more information and other conditions please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking.



16 FEBRUARY 2022 USHUAIA

Embarkation 16/2/2022 from 16h00 to 17h00
Departure 16/2/2022 at 18h00

Capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia is considered the gateway to the White Continent and the South Pole. Nicknamed “El fin del mundo” by the Argentinian people, this city at the end of the world nestles in the shelter of mountains surrounded by fertile plains that the wildlife seem to have chosen as the ultimate sanctuary. With its exceptional site, where the Andes plunge straight into the sea, Ushuaia is one of the most fascinating places on earth, its very name evocative of journeys to the unlikely and the inaccessible…

17 FEBRUARY 2022 – 18 FEBRUARY 2022 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

Arrival 17/2/2022
Departure 18/2/2022

Use your days spent in the Drake Passage to familiarise yourself with your ship and deepen your knowledge of the Antarctic. The Expedition Leader will first present the IAATO rules of conduct that must be observed during landings in the region and will explain everything you need to know about the Zodiac® outings. Lectures about the history and wildlife of the Antarctic will be an opportunity for you to learn more about this magical region, where every cruise is a unique experience. From the ship’s bridge, you will experience exceptional sailing moments before joining the naturalist-guides on your ship’s exterior decks to look out for albatrosses, cape petrels, and other seabirds flying over the Drake Passage.

 

19 FEBRUARY 2022 CROSSING THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE

Arrival 19/2/2022
Departure 19/2/2022

Weather permitting, we’ll cross the mythic line of the Antarctic Polar Circle, located along 66°33’ south of the Equator. This iconic area demarcates the point from which it is possible to view the midnight sun during the December solstice. Within this circle, the sun remains above the horizon for 24 consecutive hours at least once a year. Crossing this line, an experience known to few people, is sure to be an unforgettable highlight of your cruise through the polar regions.

20 FEBRUARY 2022 EXPEDITION TO CHARCOT ISLAND

Arrival 20/2/2022
Departure 20/2/2022

When he discovered this island surrounded by sea ice in 1910 from aboard the Pourquoi Pas ? as he mapped Alexander Island, Jean-Baptiste Charcot had not be able to get less than 40 miles away from it. Situated in a zone that experiences frequent low-pressure systems and regular cloud cover, the island remains in many ways an enigma. It is entirely covered in ice and sheer cliffs, with the exception of the rocky outcrops extending over a dozen kilometres in the far north-west. The ice in the narrowest part of Wilkins Sound has been cracking in recent times, thus officially detaching this island from its neighbour, Alexander Island, lying 50 km away. Very few people have landed on this largely untouched island, whose waters attract numerous seabirds, such as petrels, Antarctic terns and skuas.

21 FEBRUARY 2022 EXPEDITION TO PETER I ISLAND

Arrival 21/2/2022
Departure 21/2/2022

You will then head for the legendary Peter I Island. Located 450 km away from the Atlantic coast, it was discovered in 1821 by the Russian explorer Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, who named it in honour of the Russian tsar Peter the Great. In 1909, Captain Charcot sighted it for the first time from aboard the Pourquoi Pas ?, but was unable to land there: “In the parting mists, one or two miles away, an enormous black mass shrouded in clouds appears suddenly before us: it is Peter I Island.” Surrounded by pack ice and with about 95% of its surface covered by ice, this volcanic island, whose highest peak reaches 1,640 metres, is protected by ice cliffs some 40 metres tall, making any approach difficult.

22 FEBRUARY 2022 – 23 FEBRUARY 2022 BELLINGSHAUSEN SEA

Arrival 22/2/2022
Departure 23/2/2022

Stretching from the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula to the Amundsen Sea, the Bellingshausen Sea was named after the Russian admiral and explorer who has been attributed the first confirmed sighting of mainland Antarctica, in 1820. Its waters surround, among others, two of the largest islands in the Antarctic: Alexander Island and Thurston Island. You will sail amid ice floe, blocks of sea ice and majestic icebergs. The coastal areas along the Bellingshausen Sea are home to large colonies of emperor penguins. Depending on the season, you may get the chance to observe some of these creatures in the open sea.

24 FEBRUARY 2022 AT SEA ABOARD LE COMMANDANT-CHARCOT

Arrival 24/2/2022
Departure 24/2/2022

Spend exceptional moments sailing aboard Le Commandant-Charcot, the world’s first luxury polar exploration vessel and the first PC2-class polar cruise ship capable of sailing into the very heart of the ice, on seas and oceans which the frozen conditions render inaccessible to ordinary ships. Le Commandant-Charcot is fitted with oceanographic and scientific equipment selected by a committee of experts. Take advantage of the on-board lectures and opportunities for discussion with these specialists to learn more about the poles. Participate in furthering scientific research with PONANT and let us discover together what these fascinating destinations have yet to reveal to us.

 

25 FEBRUARY 2022 SIPLE ISLAND

Arrival 25/2/2022
Departure 25/2/2022

This island is dominated by Mount Siple, a dormant, potentially active shield volcano rising to an altitude of 3,000 metres. Entirely covered in a thick layer of ice, the gentle slopes of this cone are said to have been climbed, but no proof has yet been found of this feat. For now, it is thus considered Antarctica’s highest unclimbed peak. At the foot of this icy giant, you could have the good fortune of being welcomed by a colony of Adelie penguins and of admiring the magnificent Thurston Glacier.

26 FEBRUARY 2022 AT SEA ABOARD LE COMMANDANT-CHARCOT

Arrival 26/2/2022
Departure 26/2/2022

Spend exceptional moments sailing aboard Le Commandant-Charcot, the world’s first luxury polar exploration vessel and the first PC2-class polar cruise ship capable of sailing into the very heart of the ice, on seas and oceans which the frozen conditions render inaccessible to ordinary ships. Le Commandant-Charcot is fitted with oceanographic and scientific equipment selected by a committee of experts. Take advantage of the on-board lectures and opportunities for discussion with these specialists to learn more about the poles. Participate in furthering scientific research with PONANT and let us discover together what these fascinating destinations have yet to reveal to us.

27 FEBRUARY 2022 RUPPERT COAST

Arrival 27/2/2022
Departure 27/2/2022

This quasi-unexplored coast along Marie Byrd Land is one of the only territories in the world to have never been claimed by any country, making it a terra nullius. It was the American colonel Jacob Ruppert who made the first aerial reconnaissance flight along this coast, during the second Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1933-1935). A Soviet research station was established there in 1980, before being officially abandoned in 1990.

 

28 FEBRUARY 2022 CAPE COLBECK

Arrival 28/2/2022
Departure 28/2/2022

This ice-covered cape, which forms the northwestern extremity of Marie Byrd Land, was discovered in January 1902 by the British National Antarctic Expedition. It was named in honour of Captain William Colbeck, one of the first explorers to have overwintered in Antarctica, during the Southern Cross expedition of 1899. This majestic cape delimits the western portion of the vast bay that contains the Ross Sea, the world’s largest marine protected area.

 

1 MARCH 2022 THE ROSS SEA

Arrival 1/3/2022
Departure 1/3/2022

“The last ocean” is what scientists from all around the world call this deep bay that runs along the edge of Antarctica between Marie Byrd Land and Victoria Land. Since 2016, the world’s largest marine protected area has been keeping this last marine ecosystem intact. The theatre of the most impressive expeditions, it was discovered by James Clark Ross between 1839 and 1843. It was then that he discovered the enormous ice barrier formed by a gigantic ice shelf extending out to the open sea and from which titanic icebergs are calved. One third of the world’s Adelie penguin population lives in the area where this barrier breaks into icebergs. The currents maintain polynyas there, vast areas of persistent open water surrounded by sea ice. These give the penguins access to food. You may also get the chance to spot Ross seals, one of the rarest protected species in the Antarctic.

2 MARCH 2022 THE ROSS ICE SHELF

Arrival 2/3/2022
Departure 2/3/2022

The southern half of the Ross Sea is dominated by the largest ice shelf in the world, with a surface area equivalent to that of France. You will be awestruck by the majesty of this ice barrier which, far from being smooth and uniform, is ridged with caves, deep caverns, ledges, bays and promontories in infinite shades of blue carved out of it by the elements. Its vertiginous walls can reach up to 100 metres above sea level and some of them are several hundred metres deep. According to Sir Ernest Shackleton, some of the cavities could have contained Le Nimrod, his ship during the expedition he led to the South Pole between 1907 and 1909.

3 MARCH 2022 AT SEA ABOARD LE COMMANDANT-CHARCOT

Arrival 3/3/2022
Departure 3/3/2022

Spend exceptional moments sailing aboard Le Commandant-Charcot, the world’s first luxury polar exploration vessel and the first PC2-class polar cruise ship capable of sailing into the very heart of the ice, on seas and oceans which the frozen conditions render inaccessible to ordinary ships. Le Commandant-Charcot is fitted with oceanographic and scientific equipment selected by a committee of experts. Take advantage of the on-board lectures and opportunities for discussion with these specialists to learn more about the poles. Participate in furthering scientific research with PONANT and let us discover together what these fascinating destinations have yet to reveal to us.

4 MARCH 2022 RUPPERT COAST

Arrival 4/3/2022
Departure 4/3/2022

This quasi-unexplored coast along Marie Byrd Land is one of the only territories in the world to have never been claimed by any country, making it a terra nullius. It was the American colonel Jacob Ruppert who made the first aerial reconnaissance flight along this coast, during the second Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1933-1935). A Soviet research station was established there in 1980, before being officially abandoned in 1990.

5 MARCH 2022 AT SEA ABOARD LE COMMANDANT-CHARCOT

Arrival 5/3/2022
Departure 5/3/2022

Spend exceptional moments sailing aboard Le Commandant-Charcot, the world’s first luxury polar exploration vessel and the first PC2-class polar cruise ship capable of sailing into the very heart of the ice, on seas and oceans which the frozen conditions render inaccessible to ordinary ships. Le Commandant-Charcot is fitted with oceanographic and scientific equipment selected by a committee of experts. Take advantage of the on-board lectures and opportunities for discussion with these specialists to learn more about the poles. Participate in furthering scientific research with PONANT and let us discover together what these fascinating destinations have yet to reveal to us.

 

6 MARCH 2022 BURKE ISLAND

Arrival 6/3/2022
Departure 6/3/2022

7 MARCH 2022 – 8 MARCH 2022 EXPEDITION TO PETER I ISLAND

Arrival 7/3/2022
Departure 8/3/2022

You will then head for the legendary Peter I Island. Located 450 km away from the Atlantic coast, it was discovered in 1821 by the Russian explorer Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, who named it in honour of the Russian tsar Peter the Great. In 1909, Captain Charcot sighted it for the first time from aboard the Pourquoi Pas ?, but was unable to land there: “In the parting mists, one or two miles away, an enormous black mass shrouded in clouds appears suddenly before us: it is Peter I Island.” Surrounded by pack ice and with about 95% of its surface covered by ice, this volcanic island, whose highest peak reaches 1,640 metres, is protected by ice cliffs some 40 metres tall, making any approach difficult.

9 MARCH 2022 AT SEA ABOARD LE COMMANDANT-CHARCOT

Arrival 9/3/2022
Departure 9/3/2022

Spend exceptional moments sailing aboard Le Commandant-Charcot, the world’s first luxury polar exploration vessel and the first PC2-class polar cruise ship capable of sailing into the very heart of the ice, on seas and oceans which the frozen conditions render inaccessible to ordinary ships. Le Commandant-Charcot is fitted with oceanographic and scientific equipment selected by a committee of experts. Take advantage of the on-board lectures and opportunities for discussion with these specialists to learn more about the poles. Participate in furthering scientific research with PONANT and let us discover together what these fascinating destinations have yet to reveal to us.

10 MARCH 2022 – 11 MARCH 2022 CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

Arrival 10/3/2022
Departure 11/3/2022

If there is one place, one sea, one waterway dreaded by tourists, researchers and hardened seafarers alike, it is undoubtedly Drake Passage. Situated at the latitude of the infamous Furious Fifties winds, between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands, it is the shortest route to connect Antarctica to South America. Seasoned navigators will tell you that you must earn your visit to the White Continent! As the Antarctic convergence zone where cold currents rising up from the South Pole meet warmer equatorial water masses, Drake Passage harbours a very diverse marine fauna. Don’t forget to look to the sky to catch a glimpse of elegant albatross and Cape petrels, playfully floating about in the wind around your ship.

12 MARCH 2022 USHUAIA

Arrival 12/3/2022 early morning
Disembarkation 12/3/2022 at 07h00

Capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, Ushuaia is considered the gateway to the White Continent and the South Pole. Nicknamed “El fin del mundo” by the Argentinian people, this city at the end of the world nestles in the shelter of mountains surrounded by fertile plains that the wildlife seem to have chosen as the ultimate sanctuary. With its exceptional site, where the Andes plunge straight into the sea, Ushuaia is one of the most fascinating places on earth, its very name evocative of journeys to the unlikely and the inaccessible.





Prestige Stateroom Deck 6, 7 & 8

 Area: 20 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

 

  • 5 m² private balcony
  • Shower
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand

  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi



Privilege Stateroom Deck 6, 7 & 8

 Area: 28 m²
Capacity: up to 3 passengers per cabin

 

  • 5 m² private balcony
  • Shower
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand

  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi



Prestige Suite Deck 7 & 8

 Area: 40 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

 

  • 10 m² private balcony
  • 2 Showers
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand

  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi



Privilege Suite 6

 Area: 48 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

 

  • 12.5 m² private balcony
  • Shower & Balneo bathtub
  • Butler service
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV

  • Video on demand
  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi



Privilege Suite 8

 Area: 48 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

 

  • 12.5 m² private balcony
  • Shower & Balneo bathtub
  • Butler service
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV

  • Video on demand
  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi



Suite Duplex

 Area: 48 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

 

  • 26 m² private balcony with jacuzzi
  • Shower & Balneo bathtub
  • Butler service
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV

  • Video on demand
  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi



Owner’s Suite

 Area: 114 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

 

  • 186 m² private balcony with jacuzzi
  • Shower & Balneo bathtub
  • Butler service
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV

  • Video on demand
  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi


Le Commandant-Charcot

Be the first aboard Le Commandant-Charcot, the world’s luxury polar exploration vessel, and enjoy 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 decoration of the ship, imagined by two internationally renowned design and architecture firms – the studio of Jean-Philippe Nuel and Wilmotte & Associés – is designed to be in harmony with the environment. The approach is contemporary with the desire to create a warm and elegant setting; stone, wood and leather recall the natural environment in which the ship is sailing.

Equipped with just 135 staterooms including 31 suites with balconies and outside views, Le Commandant-Charcot welcomes you in an intimate and refined atmosphere. Outstanding gastronomy in the two restaurants, relaxation in the indoor pool surrounded by its winter garden, relaxation in the well-being area with sauna and Snow Room… Like on a private yacht, each guest is unique.

 

Public Ares

Le Commandant-Charcot has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger.

A 177 m² Reception Area Includes:

  • A reception/concierge desk,
  • An expeditions desk,
  • The ship’s administrative services,
  • The sales office, manned by our Hospitality & Travel Manager officer,
  • A boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories,
  • The image & photo desk.

 

The Different Lounges

  • A 302 m² main lounge including a 28 m² cigar lounge, a tea corner and a bar, with live music on selected evenings,
  • A 400 m² panoramic bar and lounge,
  • An open-air Bar.

 

The Recreation Spaces

  • Fitness & Beauty Corner:
    • Fitness room: Elliptic, running machines, bicycles…
    • Beauty Corner: Hairdresser, Massage rooms, Sauna, Snow Room, Nail Shop.
  • Pool area: Indoor Pool and winter garden – Outdoor Pool
  • Theatre: Capacity: 270-276 – Main show room for conferences and live entertainment on selected evenings – State-of-the-art audio and video technology.
  • Leisure area: Public areas – Library – Medical centre.
  • 16 Zodiac®.

Le Commandant-Charcot


Ponant

Ponant is a French cruise ship operator. It was founded in April 1988 by Philippe Videau, Jean-Emmanuel Sauvé, and other officers of the French Merchant Navy and launched the first French cruise ship.



 
Call a Luxury Cruise Specialist on 1300 308081 and Quote #38466
Call a Luxury Cruise Specialist on 1300 308081 and Quote #38466