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Houses of Greenland

Encounter with the Last Guardians of the North Pole

Roundtrip Nuuk - Example 13 Day Cruise aboard Le Commandant Charcot
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Join a 13-day Encounter with the Last Guardians of the North Pole Cruise roundtrip Nuuk aboard Le Commandant Charcot with featured guests Nicolas Dubreuil, French adventurer and polar specialist, and Sue Flood, British Photo Ambassador. Experience the timeless beauty and unique culture of western Greenland as spring transforms the icy landscape. Witness the ice floe transition, narwhals and belugas, and dog sleds against jagged mountains and icebergs. Experience Inuit culture, traditional activities, and hospitality in the remote village of Kullorsuaq. Witness the icebergs and landscapes of Disko Bay. At Baffin Bay, engage in polar treks, ski trips, and spot polar bears in the icy expanse. Disembark in Nuuk.
Houses of Greenland
Highlights
  • Experience western Greenland's narwhals, belugas, and dog sleds
  • Immerse in Inuit culture in the remote village of Kullorsuaq
  • Explore the stunning icebergs and landscapes of Disko Bay
  • Engage in polar treks, ski trips, and spot polar bears in Baffin Bay
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Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Flight from Paris | Nuuk | Embark

Fly from Paris and arrive at Nuuk. When Erik the Red, an exiled Norse chief, arrived on the coast of Nuuk, he discovered a fertile land with numerous fjords. He settled there with his fellow Norsemen, who remained the main inhabitants for about 500 years until their population declined, giving way to the Inuit. Nuuk is located at the mouth of one of the world's largest fjord networks, where the waters never freeze. The town gradually extends towards the Davis Strait and features a historic center rich in national heritage. The bright red, blue, green, and yellow houses provide a lively contrast to the somber Greenland waters, lifting the locals' spirits during winter.

In the afternoon, embark on the Le Commandant Charcot for your 13-day cruise.

Day 2-4: At Sea

Enjoy extraordinary experiences aboard Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first luxury polar exploration vessel and the only PC2-class polar cruise ship capable of navigating deep into icy seas and oceans inaccessible to ordinary ships. Equipped with expert-selected oceanographic and scientific gear, the ship offers lectures and discussions with specialists to enhance your knowledge about the poles. Contribute to scientific research with PONANT and uncover the mysteries of these captivating destinations together.

Day 5-8: Kullorsuaq

Well beyond the Arctic Circle, in the majestic landscapes of Greenland’s Northwest, you will find the village of Kullorsuaq, the last bastion of Greenland’s traditional hunters. Here is where you will find Greenland’s true character… Vast mineral expanses, sumptuous mountains, impressive glaciers and, above all, the local population which still lives off fishing and seal or bear hunting. Hospitality and respect for nature are essential elements in the daily lives of these men, who live an austere life. When we drop anchor in this remote part of the world, set off to discover these friendly people who are also talented craftsmen, deftly sewing the furs and skins of marine mammals. This will be a unique and authentic experience.

Day 9-12: Baffin Bay Exploration

In the icy waters of Baffin Bay, you will sail into the heart of the scattered sea floe. You will be captivated by icebergs in dreamlike shapes as your ship takes you into the ice of the Far North. Everything comes in shades of white here and, if you watch closely, you may get a glimpse of the lord of this kingdom, the polar bear. This fascinating animal finds its food in the heart of the ice, so this is where you have more chances of spotting it. The polar light gives a shine to the ice floe that you sail along as you explore Baffin Bay, leaving you with memories of unforgettable moments.

Day 13: Nuuk | Disembark | Flight to Paris

  • 1 Breakfast
When Erik Le Rouge, the exiled Norse chief, landed on the coast of Nuuk, he found a fertile and welcoming land dotted with fjords. He settled there with a group of his former countrymen, and the Norse remained the principal inhabitants until, over a period of 500 years, their population declined and gave way to the Inuit. Nuuk is situated at the mouth of one of the largest networks of fjords in the world, where the waters never freeze. The town spreads gently out towards the Davis Strait and enjoys an historic center that is particularly rich in national heritage. The vivid reds, blues, greens and yellows of the houses are a lively contrast to the somber waters of Greenland and serve to lift the spirits of the locals during the Winter months.

Disembark at Nuuk after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Paris.
 

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Le Commandant Charcot

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Book by August 5, 2024 with code “COMBO50” and get 50% off your second cruise on select Arctic adventures aboard Le Commandant Charcot. Offer valid on new reservations only, subject to availability, and applies to cabins of the same category. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.
Applicable to select 2025 departures. 

Per person starting at
$23,690 2-3 travelers
Rates are dynamic and fluctuate based on capacity. Contact us for a specific quote.
Le Commandant Charcot cabin
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
20m² and a 5m² private balcony, king-sized bed or two twin beds, private bathroom with shower, dressing table with hairdryer, flat-screen tv, wifi, minibar and safe
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
20m² and a 5m² private balcony, king-sized bed or two twin beds, private bathroom with shower, dressing table with hairdryer, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar and safe
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
20m² and a 5m² private balcony, king-sized bed or two twin beds, private bathroom with shower, dressing table with hairdryer, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar and safe
Deluxe suite
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Deluxe Suite Deck 6
28m² and a 5m² private balcony, king-sized bed or two twin beds, private bathroom with shower, dressing table with hairdryer, flat-screen tv, wifi, minibar, and safe
Deluxe suite
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Deluxe Suite Deck 7
28m² and a 5m² private balcony, king-sized bed or two twin beds, private bathroom with shower, dressing table with hairdryer, flat-screen tv, wifi, minibar and safe.
Deluxe suite
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Deluxe Suite Deck 8
28m² and a 5m² private balcony, king-sized bed or two twin beds, private bathroom with shower, dressing table with hairdryer, flat-screen tv, wifi, minibar and safe.
Le Commandant Charcot cabin
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Prestige Suite Deck 7
40m² and a 10m² private balcony, king-sized bed or two twin beds, private bathroom with two showers, dressing table with hairdryer, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar and safe
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Prestige Suite Deck 8
40m² and a 10m² private balcony, king-sized bed or two twin beds, private bathroom with two showers, dressing table with hairdryer, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar and safe
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Grand Prestige Suite
42m² and a 12.5m² private balcony, king-sized bed or two twin beds, private bathroom with shower and Balneo bathtub, dressing table with hairdryer, butler service, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar and safe
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Privilege Suite
48m² and a 12.5m² private balcony, king-sized bed or two twin beds, private bathroom with shower and Balneo bathtub, dressing table with hairdryer, butler service, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar and safe
suite duplex
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Suite Duplex
48m² and a 26m² private balcony with jacuzzi, king-sized bed or two twin beds, private bathroom with shower and Balneo bathtub, dressing table with hairdryer, butler service, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar and safe
owners suite
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Owner's Suite
114m² and a 186m² private balcony with jacuzzi, king-sized bed or two twin beds, private bathroom with shower and Balneo bathtub, dressing table with hairdryer, butler service, flat screen tv, wifi, minibar and safe

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.
Included
  • 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 12 Dinners
  • 12 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Ponant Activities: A variety of excursions and activities will be offered during your cruise, weather dependent, and can be reserved on board
  • Port Fees
  • Unlimited Wifi
  • Onboard Entertainment 
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Gratuities to Onboard Crew
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • 24h Room Service (special selection)
  • English-Speaking Lecturer 
  • Highly experienced and bilingual (French-English) expedition staff
  • Park Entry Fees into Protected Areas
  • 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. 
  • Flight Nuuk/Paris selected by PONANT in economy class
  • Transfer to the airport in time for check-in of flight Nuuk/Paris selected by PONANT
  • Flight Paris/Nuuk selected by PONANT in economy class
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Visa Fees
  • Optional Excursions - Ponant allows you to pre-book your excursions approximately six to two months prior to the cruise* departure. Please note that this is subject to change. Please contact us for more details.
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
  • Luggage Handling 
  • Laundry Services, Hair Salon, and à La Carte Spa Treatments
  • Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions 
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned in inclusions
  • CDP recommends that every Traveler has full and adequate travel insurance covering the risks of cancellation, assistance being required, repatriation, damages to and loss of baggage, and medical expenses

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