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In the ice of the Arctic, from Greenland to Svalbard

Reykjavík - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Dates:
25/06/2024
to  11/07/2024

17
days
16
nights on board
Starting from*
28.890 €
per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Transfer + Flight Longyearbyen/Paris


Through PONANT’s alliance with The Explorers Club, this voyage will feature Vickie Siegel who works at the intersection of autonomous robotics, polar research, planetary science, and cave exploration. This voyage will also feature French-speaking Explorer Club member, Mike Magidson, director of more than twenty documentaries and short films. 

We also welcome Explorers Club Science Grantee, Dr. Adrian McCallum, Head of Engineering at University of the Sunshine Coast. For his research project, he will gather sea ice and oceanographic data from seldom-explored regions, crucial for refining satellite observations and climate models. Expect his findings to offer captivating narratives and valuable insights.

With the presence of Nick Rains, Australian photo ambassador.

To sail to the lands beyond the Arctic Circle is to push the boundaries of exploration in the wake of those who made discovering the polar regions their life’s mission. With humility, you will set a course for the north-east of Greenland, inaccessible to traditional ships in early summer, before cruising to Svalbard and its untouched landscapes. Aboard Le Commandant Charcot, a marvel of technology, you will be amazed by the opportunities for guided exploration in these remote parts. You will progress through one of the hardest to reach areas in the Far North.

On your journey, the Ammassalik, Blosseville and Ittoqqortoormiit regions reveal mythical places associated with the history of the discovery of the Arctic – places where the names Paul-Emile Victor, Jules de Blosseville and Jean-Baptiste Charcot still resound.

To the north-east of Greenland, you will sail through the drifting ice floes of the North Pole and continue your exploration in the heart of immaculate scenery. The sea ice reveals itself in all its forms. Marvel at the subtle light changes on the ice.

Your route then leads eastward, towards Svalbard. As you progress through this polar landscape, Nordaustlandet (North East Land) will display Europe’s largest ice cap and some of its most majestic fjords. You will cross the frozen expanses of the Hinlopen Strait, where the contours of the glaciers shape the horizon, and you will get up close to monumental basalt cliffs. In the Søraust-Svalbard Nature Reserve, classed as an Important Bird Area, the ice-cloaked arid spaces are also home to cetaceans and Svalbard reindeer.

Whether from the exterior decks of your ship, during an outing in an inflatable dinghy or a kayak, or during a hike near blue-tinged icebergs, you will have multiples opportunities to get to know this wild and stunning world a little better.

In extreme conditions, at the end of spring when ice dots the barren landscapes, these remote parts reveal themselves to travellers. Despite the harsh climate and environment, the wildlife thrives here, offering the humble and patient observer the most wonderful of rewards.

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, mainly in the fjords, 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 programme, outings, activities and observation of fauna cannot be guaranteed and are subject to weather and ice conditions. The 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 respecting safety instructions and regulations imposed by the AECO.


Ref : RL115 - CC250624


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Through PONANT’s alliance with The Explorers Club, this voyage will feature Vickie Siegel who works at the intersection of autonomous robotics, polar research, planetary science, and cave exploration. This...


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Partner - Vickie Siegel

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Partner - Vickie Siegel

Vickie Siegel

"For me, this voyage with PONANT is a chance to introduce people to Greenland—a place of profound importance to me personally and as an explorer. The opportunity to share with you the stories and insight I’ve gathered there as we all experience the Arctic together on Le Commandant Charcot will be one of the highlights of my year."

Vickie Siegel

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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(20 m²)

From 28.890 € per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(20 m²)

From 29.440 € per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(20 m²)

From 29.990 € per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(28 m²)

From 30.820 € per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(28 m²)

From 32.190 € per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(28 m²)

From 33.290 € per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(40 m²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(40 m²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(42 m²)

From 45.390 € per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(48 m²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite Deck 6
 

(94 m²)

From 66.030 € per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(115 m²)

From 97.500 € per person



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