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In the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot

Ushuaia - Ushuaia

Dates:
05/12/2025
to  20/12/2025

Other available dates

16
days
14
nights on board
Starting from*
21.210 €
per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Night in Santiago + flight Santiago/Ushuaia + transfers + flight Ushuaia/Santiago


In partnership with The Explorers Club, our ship will host esteemed members of The Explorers Club, renowned for their trailblazing expeditions to the farthest reaches of the globe. Equipped with specialized laboratories onboard, Science Grantees will provide invaluable firsthand knowledge, delving into their ongoing research. Meanwhile, our esteemed Speakers will captivate audiences with engaging lectures and thrilling narratives drawn from their own daring explorations. Join us as we venture to the world's most remote corners, where discovery and adventure await at every turn.

With featured guest Santiago Ramirez Said, colombian photo ambassador.

Your journey aboard Le Commandant Charcot will begin with your first look at this strikingly elegant ship, capable of navigating our planet’s most extreme environments. You are about to begin an adventure that will lead you to the edges of the Earth, on the continent that no people have ever inhabited, the Antarctic. But while these lands belong to no one, they have been the theatre of the greatest expeditions and have proven the heroism exemplified by certain men. From the Antarctic Peninsula to the Bellingshausen Sea and its unknown islets, Le Commandant Charcot will humbly take you on a 15-day exploration of the Far South, in the wake of the legendary man to whom it owes its name.

After crossing the mythical Drake Passage, beaten by the winds and home to soaring cape petrels, you will glimpse the last continent on the horizon. Jean-Baptiste Charcot led his first journey to the Antarctic over a century ago, but his exploits still resonate and his traces are tangible here. His first expedition with the ship Le Français built his legend and made a mark on Salpêtrière Bay. A little further south lies Marguerite Bay, which he explored during his second expedition. He named this mountainous and magnificent land after his wife and Pourquoi-Pas Island after his eponymous ship. At the exit of the Lemaire Channel, Petermann Island still holds memories of the wintering of this exceptional expedition.

As you sail on exploring the Bellingshausen Sea, the conditions become increasingly extreme. Ice takes over your horizon, the ice floe stretches out, and icebergs drift around you. The approach to Charcot Island guarantees intense emotions and gives you the unique feeling of being among the privileged few able to contemplate it.

Throughout your journey, our team of passionate experts will go over all the details of these historic exploits with you while sharing their in-depth knowledge of the wildlife and landscapes. You will have the chance to observe Adelie, Gentoo and chinstrap penguins and perhaps even some young emperor penguins on the edge of the ice floe. Leopard, crabeater and Weddell seals, humpback and Mink whales, and orcas also live in these southern waters that you will sail through like those men of legend did before you.

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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In partnership with The Explorers Club, our ship will host esteemed members of The Explorers Club, renowned for their trailblazing expeditions to the farthest reaches of the globe. Equipped with specialized...


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Partner - Santiago Ramirez Said

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Partner - Santiago Ramirez Said

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Partner - The Explorers Club

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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(20 m²)

From 21.210 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(20 m²)

From 21.580 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(20 m²)

From 21.950 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(28 m²)

From 22.510 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(28 m²)

From 23.440 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(28 m²)

From 24.180 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(40 m²)

From 30.480 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(40 m²)

From 31.400 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(42 m²)

From 32.330 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(48 m²)

From 34.190 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite Deck 6
 

(94 m²)

From 46.240 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(115 m²)

From 76.620 € per person



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