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Unexplored Antarctica between Two Continents

Ushuaia - Lyttelton

Dates:
1/15/2023
to  2/13/2023

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30
days
28
nights on board
Starting from*
$48,080
25% Ponant Bonus

Overnight in Santiago + flight Santiago/Ushuaia + transfers


Charcot, Bellingshausen, Dean, Fisher, Ross, Amundsen… Aboard Le Commandant Charcot, the names of these legendary explorers resonate at every moment. Thanks to its unique capacity to sail into the very heart of the ice, Le Commandant Charcot invites you, with respect and humility, to set off in the footsteps of these great Antarctic figures during an all-new and unrivalled half-circumnavigation that will sail from the far south of the American continent to New Zealand.

Antarctic exploration cannot be separated from the pioneers who travelled in these territories at the edges of the Earth. They left their names everywhere. Inaccessible and elusive are certainly the adjectives that best describe these lands that are among our planet’s most little-known and remote. Like a real explorer, you will cross the legendary southern seas of Bellingshausen and Amundsen, approach Marie Byrd Land, one of the last Terra nullius of our planet, and attempt to reach the Charcot and Peter I Islands, enveloped in their blankets of ice. Very significant in the history of South Pole exploration, Ross Sea is also the world’s largest marine protected area, the kingdom of prodigious wildlife. As a privileged witness, keep a watchful eye and observe the Antarctic petrels, whales, orcas, seals and penguins that are to be found here.

The power of the polar world will conquer you, leaving you with unforgettable memories of the impressive Drygalski glacier scattered with blue, the endless and constant Ross Ice Shelf, the majestic Witkins and Getz ice shelves, and the ice floe taking over the Amundsen Sea. Here and there, you will notice clues to the past presence of Shackleton and Scott who have forever marked this continent of extremes with their historic exploits. At the foot of Mount Erebus, the highest volcano in Antarctica, their memory becomes tangible: the former base camp has remained intact.

Get insight into your destination with this video: Le Commandant Charcot in the Ross Sea.

Find out more about the world of Le Commandant Charcot here!

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 fast 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.


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The all-new half-circumnavigation of the Antarctic, an unforgettable trip into the heart of the ice and a continent full of extremes. The exploratory approach to some of the most little-known islands in the...


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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(215 ft2)

From $48,080
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(215 ft2)

From $48,990
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(215 ft2)

From $49,900
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(301 ft2)

From $51,260
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(301 ft2)

From $53,530
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(301 ft2)

From $55,340
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(430 ft2)

From $70,790
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(430 ft2)

From $73,060
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(452 ft2)

From $75,320
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(516 ft2)

From $79,870
25% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite
 

(1011 ft2)

From $109,380
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(1237 ft2)

Fully booked



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For more peace of mind, PONANT selects stays and flights then takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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