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Polar Odyssey between North East Greenland & Spitsbergen - Expedition Cruise

12 Night Fly Cruise


  • Cruise Line: Ponant
  • Ship: Le Commandant Charcot
  • Package Departs: 3 June 2022
  • Package Duration: 12 Nights
  • Offer Type: Fly Cruise
  • Embark Ship: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Disembark Ship: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Cruise Duration: 12 nights
Cruise Starts: 3 June 2022 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Cruise Ends: 15 June 2022 - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Includes transfer: 15 June 2022 - Longyearbyen port to airport
Includes flight: 15 June 2022 - Longyearbyen to Paris

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Highlights:
- An all-new cruise between the territories of Greenland and the island of Spitsbergen, to discover the history of the great explorers and Norwegian trappers, in landscapes that are as majestic as they are unexplored.
- Outings and shore visits in a zodiac dinghy or hovercraft with an reinforced team of naturalist-guides.
- Hiking opportunity.
- An encounter with the Inuit people to share their springtime traditions while the ice is still ubiquitous.
- Scoresby Sound, the world`s largest fjord system, and land of exploration for Captain Charcot; there is still a stela in remembrance of him, as well as his old dwelling.
- The Northeast Greenland National Park, the largest national park in the world, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, at the magical moment when nature awakens.
- Sail in Spitsbergen`s fjords and towards the ice floe.
- Landscapes: mountains striped with multi-coloured strata, fjords, jagged mountains, ice floes, glaciers, icebergs, wild tundra, sheer cliffs, polar ice cap.
- Wildlife: polar bears, narwhals, seals, musk oxen, Arctic foxes and hares, walruses, orcas, Svalbard reindeer, sea birds.

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12 Night Cruise Package Includes:
- 12 night luxury expedition Antarctic cruise aboard the NEW Le Commandant Charcot from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen
- All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
- Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
- Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
- Evening entertainment and events
- Room service 24h (special selection)
- Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team
- Zodiac excursions
- Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)
- Free expedition parka
- Free boots rental
- Port taxes
- One way transfer from port to airport
- One way economy class flight from Longyearbyen to Paris


Special Conditions
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (16Mar22) - based on current Ponant bonus discount of 20% which can and does change without prior notice. Some cabins may have obstructed views. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Transfers mentioned are only included if guests are arriving/departing by air at specific airports on exact package dates. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Any hotels, transfers and airline carriers listed are at the discretion of Ponant. Any flight included in the programme is according to your booking class, on an European airline. Programme and flight schedule are subject to change without prior notice.
Special Validity Dates
Special is valid from 16 March 2022 to 27 May 2022 or until sold out/withdrawn.
Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Arrive Depart
3 Jun 2022 Reykjavik, Iceland 7:30 PM
4 Jun 2022 At Sea    
5 Jun 2022 Scoresby Sund, Greenland
6 Jun 2022 Scoresby Sund, Greenland
7 Jun 2022 Scoresby Sund, Greenland
8 Jun 2022 Greenland National Park, Greenland
8 Jun 2022 King Oscar Fjord, Greenland
9 Jun 2022 Kaiser Franz Joseph Fjord, Greenland
10 Jun 2022 Greenland National Park, Greenland
11 Jun 2022 Greenland National Park, Greenland
12 Jun 2022 At Sea    
13 Jun 2022 Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park
14 Jun 2022 Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen
15 Jun 2022 Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen 6:00 AM
Post-cruise Itinerary
Date Activity
15 Jun 2022 Transfer from port to airport, Fly Longyearbyen to Paris
For your serenity, PONANT selects a flight and organises the transfer between the port and the airport. This package is included in your cruise fare.


Disembarkation Day - Longyearbyen/Paris

Disembarkation
Meet and greet at the port by our local English-speaking representative.
Transfer to the airport in time for check-in of flight Longyearbyen/Paris selected by PONANT.
Flight Longyearbyen/Paris selected by PONANT.
Approximate flight duration: 4 h 30

We highly recommend you stay one night in Paris after this flight.

This programme includes:

Flight Longyearbyen/Paris selected by PONANT according to your booking class.Transfer mentioned in the programme.English-speaking assistance.This programme does not include:

Personal expenses.Any other service not mentioned in the programme.Please note:

Flight is included in the programme according to your booking class, on an European airline.Business class might be available. For more informations, please contact your travel agent. Due to limited local transportation resources, waiting might be generated.For passengers in transit in Paris, we recommend staying one night in Paris before and after these flights.Programme and flight schedule are subject to change without prior notice.

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.

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.

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.

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.
From

AU $28,760*

per person
*All prices are per person twin share unless stated as solo, triple or quad share.
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