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Example 14-18 Day Cruise aboard Le Commandant Charcot
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Join a cruise to the North Pole, allowing travelers to visit the northernmost point on the planet. This adventure will leave guests feeling on top of the world. Departing from Longyearbyen, quickly move through the sea ice and continue directly to the pole. The main objective will be to reach the pole and explore this dense, compact ice field. However, upon return, you will be sure to take time to observe the wildlife and meet at under 85°N to enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of Spitsbergen Island.

Day-by-Day Summary

Days 1-18 : Exploring the North Pole

Highlights

  • Visit the northernmost point on the planet, the North Pole
  • Observe Arctic wildlife on the island of Spitsbergen
  • Explore the dense ice field of the Northern Polar region

Ship

Le Commandant Charcot

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

View of an iceberg at dawn An Arctic fox scouts the terrain A towering iceberg Whale sighting in Polar waters! Polar bear balances on the ice in the Arctic

Day 1-18 Exploring the North Pole

  • Ship
  • 18 Breakfasts, 18 Lunches, 18 Dinners
Embark in Longyearbyen and begin moving north through the sea ice directly to the pole. The main objective will be to reach the pole and explore this dense, compact ice field. However, you will be sure to have time to observe the Arctic wildlife and breathtaking landscapes of Spitsbergen Island upon your return from the North pole.

*This cruise departs between July and August 2021. Specific itinerary details are still being developed. This itinerary will be between 14-18 days in total. Pre-booking is available.

Le Commandant Charcot

Per person starting at
$22,800
Le Commandant Charcot cabin
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Privilege Suite Deck 6
20 sqm. excluding balcony, a double bed or two single beds, dressing table, private bathroom, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar
Le Commandant Charcot cabin
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
20 sqm. excluding balcony, a double bed or two single beds, dressing table, private bathroom, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
20 sqm. excluding balcony, a double bed or two single beds, dressing table, private bathroom, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar
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Privilege Stateroom Deck 6
28 sqm. excluding balcony, a double bed or two single beds, dressing table, private bathroom, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar
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Privilege Stateroom Deck 7
28 sqm. excluding balcony, a double bed or two single beds, dressing table, private bathroom, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar
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Privilege Stateroom Deck 8
28 sqm. excluding balcony, a double bed or two single beds, dressing table, private bathroom, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar
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Prestige Suite Deck 7
80 sqm. excluding balcony, a double bed or two single beds, dressing table, private bathroom, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar
Le Commandant Charcot cabin
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Prestige Suite Deck 8
80 sqm. excluding balcony, a double bed or two single beds, dressing table, private bathroom, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar
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Suite Duplex
48 sqm. excluding balcony, a double bed or two single beds, dressing table, private bathroom, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar, terrace jacuzzi, indoor jacuzzi, terrace

Notes

Please note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and are subject to change without notice.

*Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.
*This fare starts from $22,800 per person
*This cruise sails between July-August 2021

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • All meals while on board the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except for premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h Room service (special selection)
  • English speaking lecturer 
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Complimentary boot rental on select cruises
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).​​​
  • Gratuities to the onboard crew, local guides, and drivers
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Pre or post-cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon, and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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