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Max Passengers: 270
Ship Type: Ice Breaker Ship

Le Commandant Charcot will test the limits of Arctic and Antarctic navigation to write a new chapter of your collective knowledge. This polar exploration ship is designed with sustainable development at its core which contributes to a safe environment. This ship has its own ice routing software so you can visit places that others do not go. Le Commandant Charcot will be able to navigate forwards through compact ice and reverse through extreme ice conditions.

Le Commandant Charcot makes sure to provide comfort and satisfaction for its passengers while cruising. There are 135 cabins and suites with balconies, including 68 suites with patios and a private balconies. The ship also has a panoramic restaurant, grill restaurant, spa & wellness and Zodiac dinghies for passenger to spend spare time to relax. 

Technical Specifications:

Length: 150 m
Width: 28 m
Draught: 10 m
Ice Class: PC 2
Propulsion: LNG & Hybrid Electric
Classification: Bureau Veritas
Flag: French
Crew members: 187
 
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Itineraries

$12,340
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At the Genesis of the French Polar Expeditions

Reykjavík - Reykjavík - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Venture into remote locations
  • Discover Greenland's east coast
  • Admire the exceptional midnight sun
  • Meet native Inuit people
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Betweenimmense glaciers, winding fjords carrying gigantic icebergs, polar caps, and thick patches of the ice floe, discover a nature enhanced by the special luminosity of the midnight sun. In this season, the sun’s rays lie level with the horizon diffusing a magical palette of blue, magenta, …
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Emperor penguins in Antarctica
$30,300
Savings
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The Emperor Penguins of Bellingshausen Sea

20 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Encounter emperor penguin colonies
  • Approach remote islands
  • View unique Antarctic wildlife
  • Experience a vast, icy landscape
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
BeyondPeter I IslandandCharcot Island, this exceptional cruise aboard Le Commandant-Charcot will take youinto the heart of the Bellingshausen Sea. Named in honor of the Russian admiral and explorer who discovered Antarctica in 1820, this sea in theSouthern Ocean, covered by ice floes most of the …
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Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay
$16,770
Savings
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Expedition to Charcot & Peter I Islands

Ushuaia to Ushuaia - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Discover Charcot Island
  • Experience a unique landscape
  • Approach Peter I Island
  • View Antarctic wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Landing onPeter I Islandis like landing on themoon! In fact, fewer people have visited this smallvolcanic islandlocated inthe Bellingshausen Sea, 450 km from theAntarctic coastlines, than have set foot on lunar soil. Discovered in February 1821,Peter I Islandcould only beapproached for the first …
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Incredible sunrise over the Weddell Sea
$31,550
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The Ross Sea

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 26 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Sail close to the South Pole
  • Explore the Ross Sea
  • View lovely landscapes
  • Discover spectacular wildlife
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Partially occupied by the Ross Ice Shelf, the largest ice platform in Antarctica, this immense bay located several hundred kilometers 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 …
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King penguins on South Georgia
$18,990
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The Weddell Sea & the South Sandwich Islands

19 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Sail along the Scotia Arc
  • View volcanic mountains
  • Discover table top icebergs
  • Explore the wildlife of Antarctica
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the way from Patagonia to the Antarctic peninsula. The volcanic archipelago at the junction of the Andes cordillera and the Antarctandes will be revealed to you in all its riches and splendor. All the wildlife of the Far South can be found there: king and gentoo penguins, elephant seals, …
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Houses of Greenland
$18,950
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Discovering the Northeast Greenland National Park

Reykjavík Roundtrip - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Discover the largest national park
  • View fjords and jagged mountains
  • See beautiful glaciers and icebergs
  • Explore the arctic wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail from Reykjavik and reach the region of Ittoqqortoormiit, home to a small community of Greenlanders: this will be the occasion to find out about the life of the last hunters in the polar regions. Then head for the Northeast Greenland National Park, the largest national park in the world and a …
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Antarctica!
$18,400
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Total Eclipse in the Weddell Sea

2021 - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Experience a total solar eclipse
  • Discover the Larsen Ice Shelf
  • Explore the eastern Weddell Sea
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set course for theWeddell Seaice pack, located in the only area in the world where the solar eclipse will be 100% visible. You will land on the immaculate and sparkling ice pack and enjoy, from the thick ice layer, a unique and privileged setting for a magnificent observation of atotal solar …
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Hiking in Spitsbergen
$14,410
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Exploring Nordaustlandet

9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Hiking opportunity
  • Immersion in the sea ice
  • See Landscapes
  • Enjoy fine-tuning activities
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
TheFar Northand the expanse of the Arctic polar world and its sea ice stretching all the way to the North Pole are yours to admire during anall-new 9-day exploratory cruise. Discover theseremote territories from the North of SpitsbergentoNordaustlandet,a region inaccessible to traditional cruise …
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Dates

2021
EmbarksDays 
Jun 2413Discovering the Northeast Greenland National Park
Oct 3120The Emperor Penguins of Bellingshausen Sea
Nov 2916Total Eclipse in the Weddell Sea
Dec 1316Expedition to Charcot & Peter I Islands
2022
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0716Expedition to Charcot & Peter I Islands
Feb 0116Expedition to Charcot & Peter I Islands
Feb 1526The Ross Sea
Apr 0419The Weddell Sea & the South Sandwich Islands
Apr 3011At the Genesis of the French Polar Expeditions
Jun 159Exploring Nordaustlandet

Cabins

Le Commandant Charcot cabin
Prestige Suite 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
Le Commandant Charcot cabin
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
Le Commandant Charcot cabin
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
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
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
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
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
Le Commandant Charcot cabin
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
Le Commandant Charcot cabin
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
Le Commandant Charcot cabin
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
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
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

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