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Encounter with the Last Guardians of the North Pole

Nuuk - Nuuk

Dates:
05/04/2025
to  17/04/2025

13
days
12
nights on board
Starting from*
18.470 €
per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Flight Paris/Nuuk + Transfers + Flight Nuuk/Paris


With featured guests Nicolas Dubreuil, French adventurer and polar specialist and Sue Flood, British Photo Ambassador.

Spring is in full swing in western Greenland! Time seems to stand still in these high latitudes. The ice floe goes through all states: from ice desert to drifting patches, sometimes it slowly breaks up, creating channels of open water used by narwhals and belugas during their migration. The last guardians of the pole of this distant region, harnessed to their dog sleds, criss-cross the icy expanse against a backdrop of snow-covered summits of jagged mountains and monumental icebergs stuck in the ice floe.

Once again, Le Commandant Charcot opens the way to new horizons and invites you to experience a timeless odyssey. During this 13-day PONANT exclusive, explore the frozen shores of the western Greenlandic coast and live like one of the last hunters in this region, which is one of the wildest and most remote of the planet. The special moments spent with the community of Kullorsuaq, the hardest-to-access village in the region, will teach you about Inuit wisdom: powerful nature reigns supreme and encourages humility, as suggested by the Greenlandic word imaqa. Here, life thrives on the present moment and the notion of time and space is redefined.

As you sail along the frozen shores of western Greenland, there will be wonder everywhere!  In Disko Bay, the show becomes dreamlike, the majestic icebergs float like cathedrals of ice slowly drifting on dark waters. Carried by the breath of this pristine nature, you will sail through this desert of ice to arrive in the village of Kullorsuaq, accessible in this season only with Le Commandant Charcot. At the entrance to the mythical Melville Bay, enjoy four unforgettable days. A rare moment in this typical Greenlandic village, where you will fall under the charm of its inhabitants’ generosity, sharing and hospitality. Listen to the tales and legends of these last guardians of the pole. Share and discuss the knowledge of these outstanding ice hunters and help them make items that are vital for their day-to-day life, like the sled, kayak and harpoons. Enjoy various dog sled rides – the only means of transport allowed during this season - a polar plunge, snorkelling with wetsuits in the middle of the ice, or a session of ice fishing on the ice floe.

You will then set sail south. In the heart of the ice floe, you will explore the icy vastness of Baffin Bay. You are privileged to arrive on this white desert where you will be able to discover this place like no other during a polar trek or a ski trip. Perhaps you will be luck enough to glimpse the silhouette of the legendary polar bear, the lord of the manor, roaming this environment in search of the perfect spot for hunting or fishing. Here, the Arctic unveils its poetic soul, a place where the grandeur of nature combines with the heritage of the exploration and wisdom of the indigenous peoples.

We are privileged guests in these extreme lands, where we are at the mercy of the weather and the ice conditions. Our commitment to respecting this environment imposes certain rules of conduct upon us. Our navigation, mainly in the fjords, will be determined by the type of ice we come across; as the coastal ice must be preserved, we will take this factor into account from day to day in our itineraries. The sailing program, shore visits, activities and observation of fauna cannot be guaranteed and are subject to weather and ice conditions. These experiences are unique and vary from day to day and for each departure. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with applicable safety rules and AECO regulations.


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With featured guests  Nicolas Dubreuil, French explorer and specialist in the polar regions, and founder of the polar consultancy and expert company SEDNA, which also helped to design this unique itinerary,...


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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(20 m²)

From 18.470 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(20 m²)

From 18.780 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(20 m²)

From 19.100 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(28 m²)

From 19.560 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(28 m²)

From 20.340 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(28 m²)

From 20.960 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(40 m²)

From 26.250 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(40 m²)

From 27.020 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(42 m²)

From 27.800 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(48 m²)

From 29.350 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite Deck 6
 

(94 m²)

From 39.450 € per person
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(115 m²)

From 64.920 € per person



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