Le Commandant Charcot
Ponant's first hybrid electric polar exploration vessel powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG)

Available to book April 2019

For more information contact a Ponant Specialist on 

1300 857 437 | email: travel@traveltheworld.com.au 

or contact your local travel agent

For any questions call us on 1300 857 437


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Registering Your Interest

Bookings open April 2019.

Luxury and comfort at the poles: a unique concept

As the only French cruise company, Ponant radiates a French savoir-faire as we navigate around the world. This “French touch” will now be taken all the way to the poles. Like other Ponant ships, Le Commandant Charcot has been designed to offer passengers a welcoming, sophisticated ambience. Even at the extreme temperatures of the poles, a cruise on our polar exploration ship promises intimate comfort, discrete service, outstanding gastronomy and luxury amenities including a spa and a wellness area. With just 135 cabins, including 68 suites with private terraces, this ship remains true to the Ponant philosophy of providing every guest with a relaxed ambience where they feel like they are travelling on a private yacht.

With Le Commandant Charcot in its fleet, Ponant will be the world’s only luxury cruise company to offer trips on seas and oceans which only icebreaker ships can navigate.

Thanks to preliminary exploration, environmental impact studies and protocols developed by the company, Le Commandant Charcot itineraries are carefully chosen to be totally safe for and respectful of the environment.

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Le Commandant Charcot's exclusive itineraries 

April to September 2021

October 2021 to March 2022

Download Brochure

For more information on Le Commandant Charcot, the regions she will visit, and subsequent itineraries, please download the brochure below.

  • There is a pre-registration deposit of AU$400pp per itinerary*.
  • Should you not wish to proceed with the booking, this pre-registration deposit is FULLY REFUNDABLE.
  • You will need to nominate an itinerary that they are interested in pre-registering for.  Once a pre-registration has been submitted, our Ponant Specialists will be in contact to collect the applicable pre-registration deposit.
  • You are welcome to pre-register for multiple itineraries, but each itinerary will incur a separate pre-registration deposit.
  • Full names must be provided to complete pre-registration.

*Terms and conditions apply.  The payment of the pre-booking deposit ensures the order of booking priority for a trip. It cannot guarantee a specific stateroom, only the date of the pre-booking in order to establish an order of priority. The staterooms are limited by type and by trip. When a category of stateroom on a given trip is no longer available, customers who were unable to receive their stateroom of choice will be offered a superior stateroom, depending on availability and order of booking priority. The rates shown in the included brochure are for information only and are based on a Deck 6 Prestige stateroom. They are subject to change and are not binding. The estimated rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy and include only the price of the cruise and taxes. The detail of the route and the final price will be announced one week prior to the ticket release date. Only these final rates will have contractual value. The indicated trips are not final and are subject to change when tickets are released. The pre-booking deposit is entirely separate from the cruise. Bookings open in April 2019. This pre-registration fee is FULLY REFUNDABLE if you choose not to proceed with the booking.

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