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PASSAGE TO ANTARCTICA 2023 - Bonus Free stay offer

21 Night Cruise and Stay


  • Cruise Line: Ponant
  • Ship: Le Commandant Charcot
  • Package Departs: 11 March 2023
  • Package Duration: 21 Nights
  • Offer Type: Cruise and Stay
  • Embark Ship: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Disembark Ship: Montevideo, Uruguay
Package Duration: 21 nights Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 11 March 2023 - at Santiago airport
Cruise Starts: 12 March 2023 - from Ushuaia
Cruise Ends: 29 March 2023 - into Montevideo
Package Ends: 1 April 2023 - at Montevideo airport

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Holiday Highlights:
- Discover an itinerary along the Scotia Arc, between the Atlantic and Southern Oceans.
- Outings and shore visits in a zodiac with a team of naturalist-guides.
- Lectures and information sessions hosted by naturalist-guides.
- Landscapes: volcanic mountains on the South Sandwich Islands, table top icebergs in the Weddell, glaciers, ice floes.
- Wildlife: king penguins, Adelie penguins, fur seals, elephant seals, whales, sea birds.
- Many activities: kayaking, hiking or snowshoeing, polar plunge without suit, polar swim with drysuit, participative science.
- Spend 3 complimentary hotel nights in Montevideo with breakfast
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HUGE EARLYBIRD SAVINGS.

Twin PR6 Prestige Balcony was $48,560 - current earlybird price: $33,490*pp
Twin PR7 Prestige Balcony was $49,450 - current earlybird price: $34,110*pp
Twin PR8 Prestige Balcony was $50,350 - current earlybird price: $34,740*pp
Twin PV6 Deluxe Suite was $51,690 - current earlybird price: $35,680*pp
Single PR6 Prestige Balcony was $93,230 - current earlybird price: $42,880*

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PASSAGE TO ANTARCTICA Cruise & Stay package prices include:
- One way transfer from Santiago airport to hotel
- 1 nights accommodation in a 5-star Santiago hotel with light breakfast
- One way transfer from Santiago hotel to airport
- One way flight from Santiago to Ushuaia inc tax
- One way transfer from Ushuaia airport to port
- 17 night luxury expedition Antarctic cruise aboard the NEW Le Commandant Charcot from Ushuaia to Montevideo
- 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
- FREE!* One way transfer from Montevideo port to hotel
- FREE!* 3 nights accommodation in Montevideo with breakfast
- FREE!* One way transfer from Montevideo hotel to airport
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 (11Mar22) - based on current Ponant bonus discount of 30% 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 only included if guests are arriving/departing by air at specific airports on exact package dates. Offer ends 30Apr22 or until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Free hotel stays included in package by Cruise Traveller and are subject to cancellation fees which vary from the cruise line`s. Hotels are at the discretion of our agency, guests may choose to upgrade for a surcharge if desired.
Special Validity Dates
Special is valid from 11 March 2022 to 27 April 2022 or until sold out/withdrawn.
Pre-cruise Itinerary
Date Activity
11 Mar 2023 Make your own way to Santiago by 11 March 2023
11 Mar 2023 Transfer from Airport to hotel, Santiago
11 Mar 2023 Check in Santiago hotel for overnight stay
12 Mar 2023 Transfer to airport, Fly Santiago to Ushuaia, Transfer to port
Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Arrive Depart
12 Mar 2023 Ushuaia, Argentina 6:00 PM
13 Mar 2023 Drake Passage
14 Mar 2023 Drake Passage
15 Mar 2023 South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
16 Mar 2023 Antarctic Peninsula
17 Mar 2023 Weddell Sea Antarctica
18 Mar 2023 Weddell Sea Antarctica
19 Mar 2023 Thule Island, South Sandwich Islands
19 Mar 2023 Cook Island, South Sandwich Islands
20 Mar 2023 Saunders Island, Falklands
21 Mar 2023 Zavodovski Island, South Sandwich Islands
22 Mar 2023 At Sea    
23 Mar 2023 South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
24 Mar 2023 South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
25 Mar 2023 At Sea    
26 Mar 2023 At Sea    
27 Mar 2023 At Sea    
28 Mar 2023 At Sea    
29 Mar 2023 Montevideo, Uruguay 7:00 AM
Post-cruise Itinerary
Date Activity
29 Mar 2023 Transfer to hotel, Montevideo at leisure
30 Mar 2023 Montevideo at leisure
31 Mar 2023 Montevideo at leisure
1 Apr 2023 Transfer to airport Montevideo. Holiday ends.
For your serenity, PONANT has organised the following included programme for you, which starts the day prior to embarkation.
The day before embarkation - Santiago
Transfer from airport to PONANT selected hotel.
In order to organise your transfer, please inform your travel agent, 60 days before departure, your flight number as well as your arrival time and day
Meet and greet at the hotel by our local representative. Check-in from late morning.
Lunch on your own and time at leisure in the afternoon.
Dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.
Embarkation Day - Santiago/Ushuaia
A light morning breakfast will be served before leaving for the airport for your Santiago/Ushuaia flight.Transfer to the airport.
Flight Santiago/Ushuaia selected by PONANT in economy class.Seats in business class may be available, please contact your travel agent.Approximate flight duration: 3 hours
Meet and greet at Ushuaia airport (English-speaking assistance).Transfer to Le Commandant-Charcot.Embarkation.
- Cruise on board your ship -
Your programme includes:
Transfer from airport upon flight arrival.1-night accommodation in a 5* hotel the night before embarkation.Your hotel will be confirmed few weeks before your cruise.Early check-in available from late morning.Hospitality desk at the hotel in Santiago. Flight Santiago/Ushuaia selected by PONANT, in economy class.Seats in business class may be available, please contact your travel agent.Meals as mentioned in the programme and beverage package.Transfers as mentioned in the programme.Your programme does not include:
Tips for the local guide.Personal expenses.Other meals and services not mentioned in the programme.Please note:
The local currency is the Chilean Peso. You will be able to make most of your purchases in USD (in small denominations) or by credit card, accepted in most hotels, shopping centres and boutiques. You will also be able to retrieve Pesos from the ATM-s.Summer season in Santiago: temperatures may be very hot, but often between 68 °F (20 °C) and 95 °F (35 °C).Summer season in Ushuaia: temperatures vary between 41 °F (5 °C) and 65 °F (15 °C)We recommend you wear warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes.If case PONANT has not received your full flight details, services start at the hotel in time for check-in.Programme is subject to change.To know your PONANT flight schedule, please contact your travel agent; it is also indicated on your electronic ticket included in your travel documents.

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 $33,490*

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