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Emblematic Antarctica on Le Commandant Charcot

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If there is one place on the globe that fires the imagination of travellers and arouses in them an instant thirst for adventure, it is the immaculate and faraway lands of the White Continent. Inhabited by a surprising endemic fauna, the Antarctic will welcome you during an 11-day expedition cruise.

At the border between the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean, you will enter Drake Passage. At the roaring fifties and the screaming sixties, the wind blows and the waves beat against the stem of the ship. In the sky, cape petrels lead you toward their realm until you reach the first of the continent’s lands.

Ice is there in all its forms. The mountainous landscapes open up to give way to huge calving glacierstabular icebergs drift in the middle of the Southern Ocean, and the sea ice shimmers in the distance. On board, the naturalists reveal to you the secrets of this unique ecosystem. As you near the shores, the first penguins appear. GentooAdéliechinstrap, these surprising birds, emblematic of the Antarctic, share their beaches with leopardcrabeater and Weddell seals. During an outing on land or at sea, in a Zodiac dinghy or a kayak, you will move through a stunning decor bathed in polar light.

We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the IAATO. 

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PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries that touch all corners of the globe. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery—all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of extreme landscapes.

Why cruise with PONANT?

Nov 17, 2023 through
Nov 13, 2023 7:00 PM
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Day Port Arrive Depart
1 Ushuaia 6:00 PM
2 Crossing The Drake Passage
3 Crossing The Drake Passage
4 North Antarctic Peninsula
5 The Weddell Sea Exploration
6 The Weddell Sea Exploration
7 The Weddell Sea Exploration
8 The Weddell Sea Exploration
9 The Weddell Sea Exploration
10 The Weddell Sea Exploration
11 Crossing The Drake Passage
12 Crossing The Drake Passage
13 Ushuaia 8:00 AM
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.