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Unexplored East Antarctica & French Southern Lands

Hobart, Tasmania - Cape Town

Dates:
17/2/2026
to  17/3/2026

29
days
28
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$68,730
per person
20% Ponant Bonus

The theatre of mythical expeditions and a refuge for fascinating wildlife that is among the wildest on the planet, East Antarctica is still home to unexplored regions. Enjoy many moments of intense emotions on this 29-day half-circumnavigation of Antarctica, connecting Tasmania to the south of Africa, from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, aboard Le Commandant Charcot, an enveloping cocoon shaped for the highest polar latitudes.

In these preserved lands, the icebergs drift majestically in sparkling waters, while the glaciers slowly flow, revealing the millennia-old secrets they have long kept. An ultimate quest and the promise of unforgettable and novel encounters in the footsteps of the greatest explorers, like Jules Dumont d’Urville, Erich von Drygalski or Douglas Mawson, the Australian legend of polar expedition who wintered at Cape Denison. Throughout your journey, our team of passionate experts will go over all the details of these historic exploits with you while sharing their knowledge of the wildlife and landscapes.

From Hobart, the departure point of many an emblematic polar expedition, set off on a unique polar odyssey, at the boundaries of the world, to admire all this singular territory’s natural treasures. During this unforgettable exploration, paced by the ice conditions between coastal ice floe, drifting icebergs and the largest polar icecap in the world - the Inlandsis in East Antarctica -, you will journey into this isolated region and make your way past the Australian research stations, Casey and Davis. Fascinating, bewitching, dizzying... there is no shortage of superlatives to describe Antarctica! In the icy depths of the Southern Ocean, mountains of ice rise like eternal sentinels, and Adelie penguins watch over the ice floe while humpback whales and orcas seem to guide the spirits towards unexplored horizons.

As you sail on to explore the eastern side of the White Continent, the ice floe and the ice disappear to make way for open-water navigation. Le Commandant Charcot will leave the Southern Ocean behind and you will perhaps have the chance to reach the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, in the wake of the great explorers who came from Europe in search of Terra Australis Incognita, such as Julien Crozet, Marc Marion Dufresne, Yves de Kerguelen or James Cook. During this all-new cruise in Antarctica, your senses will sharpen and you will be magnetised by the spectacle of the sparkling ice floe, the majestic tabular icebergs, the monumental ice shelves and the spectacular polar icecap. A unique moment, suspended in time, where the beauty of the White Continent is revealed in its full splendour.

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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The all-new half-circumnavigation of the eastern part of the Antarctic, an unforgettable trip into the heart of the ice and the protected zones of the White Continent, between the Pacific, Southern and Indian...


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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(20 m²)

From AU$68,730 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(20 m²)

From AU$70,100 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(20 m²)

From AU$71,470 per person
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Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(28 m²)

From AU$73,510 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(28 m²)

From AU$76,950 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(28 m²)

From AU$79,680 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(40 m²)

From AU$102,950 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(40 m²)

From AU$106,370 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(42 m²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(48 m²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite Deck 6
 

(94 m²)

From AU$161,150 per person
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