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Polar immersion in Svalbard

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Dates:
28/6/2022
to  8/7/2022

11
days
10
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$30,000
15% Ponant Bonus

FLIGHT PARIS/LONGYEARBYEN + TRANSFERS + FLIGHT LONGYEARBYEN/PARIS


The Far North and the expanse of the Arctic polar world and its sea ice stretching all the way to the North Pole are yours to admire during an all-new 11-day exploratory cruise. With Ponant, discover these remote territories from Svalbard to Nordaustlandet, a region inaccessible to traditional cruise ships at this time of year.

Aboard Le Commandant Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration ship, you will cross the magnificent landscapes of Kongsfjorden, then the Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park.

You will then sail east to try to reach the shores of the Nordaust-Svalbard Nature Reserve. This total immersion in the polar desert in search of the sea ice offers the promise of an unforgettable adventure. You will admire Europe’s largest ice cap and the impressive fjords that punctuate this icy landscape. You are entering the kingdom of the polar bear and will perhaps be lucky enough to spot a mother teaching her cub the secrets of hunting and survival.  

Your exploration amidst these remote lands continues to the east. Le Commandant Charcot will attempt to reach the easternmost island of the Svalbard archipelago, Kvitoya – the white island –, as its name indicates, entirely covered by the ice cap and overrun by walruses.

The navigation in the Hinlopen Strait guarantees an exceptional panorama. Its basalt islets and its majestic glaciers hide a rich marine ecosystem: seabird colonies, walruses, polar bears and Arctic foxes come to feed here.

Your adventure in the Arctic world continues with the discovery of the Søraust-Svalbard Nature Reserve. The second-largest protected area in Norway, it is still entirely covered with ice but, in reality, this arid appearance hides rich fauna. Identified as an Important Bird Area, it is also home to cetaceans, Svalbard reindeer and Arctic foxes.

The exploration of these distant territories will give you a unique feeling of having arrived at the end of the world aboard Le Commandant Charcot, capable of reaching extreme sites, usually inaccessible at this time of the year. An unforgettable odyssey, during which your ship will reach 80 degrees north latitude.

 

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.


Your itinerary

An all-new cruise discovering the riches of Svalbard, isolated and preserved territory. Outings and shore visits in zodiac inflatables or hovercraft with a reinforced team of naturalist guides. Hiking...


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1 888 400 1082
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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(20 m2)

From AU$30,000
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(20 m2)

From AU$30,520
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(20 m2)

From AU$31,050
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(28 m2)

From AU$31,860
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(28 m2)

From AU$33,190
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(28 m2)

From AU$34,260
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(40 m2)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(40 m2)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(42 m2)

From AU$46,030
15% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(48 m2)

From AU$48,700
15% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite
 

(94 m2)

From AU$66,070
15% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(115 m2)

From AU$91,200



Complete your trip

Complete your trip

Included in your cruise
To make sure things run smoothly, PONANT has included certain elements before and after your cruise as part of the price.


Included in your cruise

Shore Excursions, Overlands & Pre/Post Programmes
To complete your voyage, PONANT can organise a range of shore excursions, pre & post cruise activities and packages, plus transfers.


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