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The Geographic North Pole & Scoresby Sound

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Reykjavík

Dates:
26/7/2024
to  11/8/2024

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17
days
16
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$65,090
per person
15% Ponant Bonus

Flight Paris/Longyearbyen + Transfer


In partnership with Le Cercle Polaire, as part of the Women at the Poles operation with featured guest Laurent Mayet, president and founder of the Cercle Polaire think tank and renowned female adventurers, including Switzerland's Daisy Gilardini and France's Emmanuelle Périé-Bardout.

With featured guest Sue Flood, British Photo Ambassador.

Push the boundaries of navigation and set sail for 90 degrees North! During this exceptional polar exploration, you will go in search of the mythical Geographic North Pole. Head slowly up through the desert landscapes of the constantly changing ice floe. Your odyssey will continue as you travel down along Greenland, amidst the ice of the Transpolar Drift. Between majestic fjords and encounters with the Inuit culture, the region of Ittoqqortoormiit is rich in rare treasures holding inestimable value.

Aboard Le Commandant Charcot, the only cruise ship able to rise to this challenge, you will make your way towards the North Pole, which is inaccessible to traditional ships. A slow and humble journey awaits you in the heart of a silent world frozen by the extreme cold. You will sail among different states and forms of ice and will be able to admire, from the reassuring cocoon of the ship, the endless show of the light as it reflects on the opalescent landscapes. Following in the wake of Frederick Cook, Robert Edwin Peary or Roald Amundsen, who were among the many to fight to achieve this elusive goal, you will be part of the few chosen ones to dare the adventure, 700 km (435 miles) from any land. And in their footsteps, you will attempt to reach the Holy Grail of all polar explorers: the North Pole!

Sailing back down from the Pole, your odyssey will follow the ice floes along Greenland. You will reach the region of Ittoqqortoormiit, on the East coast. The eponymous village is located at the entrance to Scoresby Sound, the world’s largest network of fjords. You will discover the village customs during privileged exchanges mixed with joyful and authentic moments. Inuit hospitality is no myth, it is given in the warmth of a look or an exchanged smile.

During the last part of your cruise, Le Commandant Charcot will take you along the Blosseville Coast, named after the French captain who saw it for the first time in 1833. Here, the ice sheet meets the sea. 

Amidst these extreme and isolated panoramas, the polar adventure reserves unsuspected emotions for the humble and patient explorer, one who is conscious of their privilege.

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 coastal 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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In partnership with Le Cercle Polaire, as part of the Women at the Poles operation with featured guest Laurent Mayet, president and founder of the Cercle Polaire think tank and renowned female adventurers,...


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Partner - Laurent Mayet

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Partner - Laurent Mayet

Laurent Mayet

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Partner - Le Cercle Polaire

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Choose your stateroom

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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(20 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(20 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(20 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(28 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(28 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(28 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(40 m²)

From AU$96,530 per person
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(40 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(42 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(48 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite Deck 6
 

(94 m²)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(115 m²)

Fully booked



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