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Le Commandant Charcot, 14 Night Total eclipse in the Weddell Sea ex Ushuaia, Argentina Return

14 Night Cruise Only


Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Arrive Depart
30 Nov 2021 Ushuaia, Argentina 6:00 PM
1 Dec 2021 Drake Passage
2 Dec 2021 Drake Passage
3 Dec 2021 The Ice Floes
4 Dec 2021 Eclipse
5 Dec 2021 Antarctic Peninsula
6 Dec 2021 Weddell Sea Antarctica
7 Dec 2021 Larsen Ice Shelf, Antarctica
8 Dec 2021 Larsen Ice Shelf, Antarctica
9 Dec 2021 Weddell Sea Antarctica
10 Dec 2021 Antarctic Peninsula
11 Dec 2021 South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
12 Dec 2021 Drake Passage
13 Dec 2021 Drake Passage
14 Dec 2021 Ushuaia, Argentina 6:00 AM
PONANT invites you to board Le Commandant Charcot, for a 15-day exploration cruise that is as original as it is spectacular, in order to observe a total eclipse of the Sun from the Weddell Sea ice pack. This cruise in the heart of the great White Continent will also be an opportunity to discover the eastern part of the Weddell Sea, unexplored and totally unknown to this day, as well as the imposing Larsen ice shelves.

From Ushuaia, your ship will first set course for the Weddell Sea ice 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 a total solar eclipse. In this region close to the polar circle where the sun never quite sets, the full night will surround you to fully experience a few magical and suspended moments.

The Weddell Sea could be described as extreme and captivating, mostly frozen by a thick and compressed ice floe. It is a challenge and a privilege to sail on it, with its promise of exceptional landscapes and original encounters. As you advance across this immense polar expanse, you will enter an infinite ice desert, a world of silence where there is nothing but calm and serenity.

You will reach the northern part of the Antarctic Peninsula, a landmark in the history of polar exploration. To the north-west of the Weddell Sea, stretching along the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, stands the imposing ice barrier formed by the Larsen platforms. An extension of the ice sheet onto the sea, this white giant is equally disturbing and fascinating, if only due to its colossal dimensions and the impressive table top icebergs - amongst the largest ever seen - that it generates.

This voyage will be an opportunity to come as close as possible to the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula, a real refuge for wildlife. So, you may have the privilege of observing some of the Weddell seals, crabeater seals and leopard seals, Adelie penguins, papuan and chinstrap penguins, humpback whales, sea birds.

We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. Our navigation will be determined by the type of ice we come across; as the coastal ice must be preserved, we will take this factor into account from day to day in our itineraries. The sailing schedule and any landings, activities and wildlife encounters are subject to weather and ice conditions. These experiences are unique and vary with each departure. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while respecting safety instructions and regulations imposed by the IAATO.

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 of our guests is unique.


Ship Profile & Stats
  • Maiden voyage: 2021
  • Tonnage: 30,000 Gross Tonnes
  • Length: 150 metres
  • Passenger capacity (dbl): 270
  • Officer nationality: French
Ship Amenities
  • Individual Climate Control
  • Minibar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Flat screen satellite television
  • Video on demand
  • IPod™ docks
  • In Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Direct Line Telephone
  • Internet access Wifi
Ship Facilities
  • Boutique
  • Image and Photo Desk
  • Reception / Concierge Desk
  • Main Lounge
  • Cigar Lounge
  • Bar
  • Panoramic Bar
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Hair Salon
  • Massage Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Snow Room
  • Nail Shop
  • Indoor Pool and Winter Garden
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Theatre and Conference Room
  • Library
  • Medical Centre
  • Gastronomic Restaurant
  • Grill Restaurant
  • Spa
EXPERIENCE CRUISING ANOTHER WAY, DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF YACHT CRUISES.

Our mission is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships.

To offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate environment - a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared - and unforgettable moments of relaxation on board elegant yachts of character.

To combine sophistication and conviviality, with priority given to authentic experiences, emotions and the ongoing quest for excellence.

Yacht cruises: more than a cruise, a privilege...

Attentive, professional, discreet and elegant, the fully bilingual service on board will meet your every desire. Our unique atmosphere is filled with a signature sentiment: a warm welcome from an experienced crew who are passionate about what they do, in the tradition of private yachting.

In the dining areas, our gourmet cuisine is worthy of top fine dining restaurants: exquisite wines are available, and menus are created with expertise by our skilled chefs with a French-inspired menu enhanced by specialties from our various ports of call.

Pleasure, enrichment, discovery: relax - we take care of everything...

Deck 5

Deck 6

Deck 7

Deck 8

Deck 9

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 Wifi.

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 Wifi.

Privilege Suite Deck 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 Wifi.

Privilege Suite Deck 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 Wifi.

Prestige Suite Deck 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 Wifi.

Prestige Suite Deck 7
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 Wifi.

Privilege Stateroom Deck 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 Wifi.

Privilege Stateroom Deck 7
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 Wifi.

Privilege Stateroom Deck 6
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 Wifi.

Prestige Stateroom Deck 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 Wifi.

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
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 Wifi.

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
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 Wifi.
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