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In the footsteps of Shackleton and the Endurance

Ushuaia - Montevideo

Dates:
11/03/2023
to  29/03/2023

19
days
17
nights on board
Starting from*
23.700 €
20% Ponant Bonus

Overnight in Santiago + flight Santiago/Ushuaia + transfers


In the wake of the legendary Endurance Odyssey led by the famous Sir Ernest Shackleton, embark on a polar exploration to the Weddell Sea, between the archipelagos composing the Scotia Arc. In the comfort of Le Commandant Charcot, an exceptional ship designed to sail through ice-covered waters, set off on a timeless journey to the heart of wild and pristine nature; a territory of the seals, whales and king penguins.

After crossing the often-rough waters of the Drake Passage, you will sail on to the remote waters of the Weddell Sea. The ice floe that stretches to the horizon and the tabular icebergs – among the largest ever observed – drift around you. They come from the calving of this famous ice shelf, real walls of ice along the eastern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula that extend the ice sheet into the sea. It is right near here that Endurance sank, only to be found in 2022, almost a century after this mythical expedition. History takes shape before your very eyes.

Set a course northward through the frozen Southern Ocean, to reach the shores of the Antarctic Peninsula. There, with ice and shades of white all around you, an intense feeling of serenity and freedom will envelope you. Icebergs, glaciers, mountains and frozen sea compose a landscape with an unparalleled power of attraction. The South Shetland Islands soon reveal themselves. There, you will explore from the sea another place made famous by Shackleton’s expedition: Elephant Island. After getting shipwrecked in the middle of the arid desert of the White Continent, it is here that the crew arrived from the Weddell Sea to await help.

Next you will sail to the South Orkney archipelago, islands with an alpine relief where impressive glaciers overlook a pristine, almost inaccessible landscape. A rare privilege few will experience.

Your ship will take to the seas once again to follow the extraordinary adventure of Shackleton, who set out in a rowing boat in an attempt to save his crew stranded on Elephant Island. On the horizon, the mountainous relief of South Georgia slowly comes into view. This is where the legendary explorer miraculously ran aground, in the middle of the black-sand beaches dominated by snow-covered mountains. The emotion is palpable as the feat becomes imaginable. You will almost feel like you’ve travelled back in time to (re)discover both this fabulous saga and life at this little-known time in history.

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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An exceptional cruise in the wake of the legendary expedition of the Endurance, from the Weddell Sea to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, and on to the fabulous South Georgia. Outings...


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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(20 m2)

From 23.700 €
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(20 m2)

From 24.150 €
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(20 m2)

From 24.600 €
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(28 m2)

From 25.270 €
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(28 m2)

From 26.390 €
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(28 m2)

From 27.290 €
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(40 m2)

From 34.900 €
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(40 m2)

From 36.020 €
20% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(42 m2)

From 37.140 €
20% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(48 m2)

From 39.380 €
20% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite
 

(94 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(115 m2)

Fully booked



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