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Encounters with the Inuit and spring traditions

Reykjavík - Reykjavík

Dates:
15/5/2023
to  25/5/2023

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11
days
10
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$22,700
25% Ponant Bonus

Le Commandant Charcot offers new possibilities: at the end of the long winter night, a thick layer of ice protects access to East coast shores of Greenland and the day finally stretches into infinity.  

 

In this region, inaccessible to traditional ships at this time of year, fine discoveries are to be made aboard this ship designed for polar exploration: set off to explore this wild land protected by the ice floe and share special moments with its inhabitants, the Greenlandic Inuit. The history of the French polar expeditions also takes on its full meaning and inflates this exceptional voyage. Set off in the footsteps of the illustrious Jules de Blosseville, Jean-Baptiste Charcot or Paul-Émile Victor to discover a wild land. 

In the Ammassalik region, the light of the midnight sun dresses the huge glaciers, winding fjords, gigantic icebergs and plates of sea ice. Here, the rays that skim the horizon offer a magical palette of blue, magenta, purple and pink.  

The Inuit, whose lives follow the rhythm of the changing seasons and the ice, devote themselves to their spring traditions, which include hunting on dog sleds. You will share moments of life with them on the ice floe, which, like a village square, is an important centre for exchange. In this magnificent setting, time seems to stretch on as a spell has been cast.  

Further north lies Blosseville Coast, discovered by the eponymous lieutenant in 1833 during a journey that led to his disappearance. This resulted, two years later, in the setting up of one of the largest French exploration missions.  

On the East coast of Greenland, connections are established and interwoven, there are no minor or major events: all that matters is the sharing and the intensity of this time spent in the heart of the ice. 

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 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. 


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Meet the Inuit people, at the end of the winter, and share unique moments related to their spring traditions, on the ice floe and in broad daylight, including dog sledding, an activity designed with our...


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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(20 m2)

From AU$22,700
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(20 m2)

From AU$23,140
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(20 m2)

From AU$23,600
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Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(28 m2)

From AU$24,270
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Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(28 m2)

From AU$25,400
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(28 m2)

From AU$26,310
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(40 m2)

From AU$33,980
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Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(40 m2)

From AU$35,100
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(42 m2)

From AU$36,230
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(48 m2)

From AU$38,490
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Duplex Suite
 

(94 m2)

From AU$53,150
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Owner's Suite
 

(115 m2)

From AU$84,160



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