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Le Commandant Charcot

Le Commandant-Charcot, the very first hybrid-electric polar exploration ship powered by liquefied natural gas, and the latest addition to the PONANT fleet, has now made it possible to operate polar expedition cruises of a kind never before undertaken.

    • 31757

    • Tonnage
    • 215

    • Crew
    • 245

    • Pax Capacity
    • Sovik, Norway

    • Registration Country

Sailings

Sail Date Cruise Line Ship Destination Departs Length Price You Save Discounts
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticLongyearbyenLongyearbyen15 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen$42,330
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticLongyearbyenLongyearbyen15 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen$38,330
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticLongyearbyenLongyearbyen15 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen$38,798
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticLongyearbyenReykjavik15 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen | Reykjavík $43,000
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
 

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Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAlaskaReykjavikNome24 NightsNome, Alaska | Reykjavík $42,100
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotCruise to NowhereSeattlePunta Arenas20 NightsPunta Arenas | Seattle$9,950
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
 
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaPunta ArenasUshuaia14 NightsPunta Arenas | Ushuaia$24,326
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia14 NightsUshuaia$25,792
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia11 NightsSouth Shetland Islands | Ushuaia$17,070
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
 
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia11 NightsSouth Shetland Islands | Ushuaia$18,190
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia14 NightsUshuaia$25,780
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
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Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaUshuaiaDunedin28 NightsDunedin | Macquarie Island | Ushuaia$50,620
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
 
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaDunedinUshuaia26 NightsDunedin | Macquarie Island | Ushuaia$45,640
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaUshuaiaMontevideo17 NightsMontevideo | South Shetland Islands | Ushuaia$27,040
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotCruise to NowhereBrestReykjavik4 NightsBrest | Reykjavík $2,940
Up To $300 Onboard Credit
 
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticReykjavikReykjavik10 NightsReykjavík $17,260
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticReykjavikReykjavik10 NightsReykjavík $17,260
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
 
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticReykjavikReykjavik14 NightsReykjavík $24,150
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
 
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticReykjavikReykjavik14 NightsReykjavík $22,970
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
 
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticReykjavikLongyearbyen18 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen | Reykjavík | Scoresby Sound$31,060
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticLongyearbyenLongyearbyen17 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen$39,230
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticLongyearbyenLongyearbyen15 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen$36,930
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticLongyearbyenLongyearbyen15 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen$35,850
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
 
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticLongyearbyenReykjavik15 NightsLongyearbyen, Spitsbergen | Reykjavík $37,040
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
 
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotArcticReykjavikNome24 NightsNome, Alaska | Reykjavík $43,240
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
 
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaPunta ArenasUshuaia14 NightsPunta Arenas | Ushuaia$24,570
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
 
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia12 NightsUshuaia$21,840
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia14 NightsUshuaia$22,010
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia14 NightsUshuaia$22,010
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaUshuaiaUshuaia12 NightsSouth Shetland Islands | Ushuaia$19,780
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
 
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAustralia/New ZealandUshuaiaLyttleton28 NightsLyttelton | Macquarie Island | Ushuaia$47,430
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
Balcony!
Itinerary Map/Ship ImagePonantLe Commandant CharcotAntarcticaLyttletonUshuaia26 NightsLyttelton | Macquarie Island | Ushuaia$43,050
Up To $1000 Onboard Credit
 

Ship Information


  • Tonnage: 31,757 tons
  • Length: 492.00 feet
  • Avg Speed: 15.00
  • Passenger Capacity: 245
  • Normal Crew Size: 215
  • Registration Country: Sovik, Norway
  • Cabin Features

    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone
    • Television
  • Special Requests

    • Special Dietary Meals
    • Wheelchair Accessible Cabins
  • Fitness Facilities

    • Fitness Center
  • Services

    • Beauty Salon
    • Hottub
    • Internet Access
    • Library
    • Movie Theatre
    • Shops
    • Spa

Dining

Gastronomic Restaurant
Restaurant Sila
Open-air bar

Age Restrictions

Must have one person in cabin over 18 to travel.

Tipping

Tips are usual practice on cruise ships and are left to your discretion. We suggest an amount of 10 to 12 euros per day/per passenger that will be distributed among the Crew. You will find an envelope for this purpose in your cabin at the end of the cruise. You may deposit this envelope in the receptacle provided at the Reception Desk.

Cabins

Balcony

Balcony

Category Code(s): PR6,PR7,PR8

  • Private balcony for all cabins
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating staterooms available, children welcome
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Satellite TV channels (availability dependent on navigation); selection of videos on demand
  • Bose™ Bluetooth speaker
  • Safe
  • Selection of Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products.
  • Dressing table, bath robes, Hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi : Satellite reception (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)

Suite

Suite

Category Code(s): DU

  • Private balcony for all suites
  • Terrace for the Duplex suites and the Owner's suite
  • Butler service and priority boarding
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating staterooms available, children welcome
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Satellite TV channels (availability dependent on navigation); selection of videos on demand
  • Bose™ Bluetooth speaker
  • Safe
  • Selection of Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products.
  • Dressing table, bath robes, Hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi : Satellite reception (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
Suite

Category Code(s): Owner's Suite

  • Private balcony for all suites
  • Terrace for the Duplex suites and the Owner's suite
  • Butler service and priority boarding
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating staterooms available, children welcome
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Satellite TV channels (availability dependent on navigation); selection of videos on demand
  • Bose™ Bluetooth speaker
  • Safe
  • Selection of Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products.
  • Dressing table, bath robes, Hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi : Satellite reception (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
Suite

Category Code(s): VS6

  • Private balcony for all suites
  • Butler service and priority boarding
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating staterooms available, children welcome
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Satellite TV channels (availability dependent on navigation); selection of videos on demand
  • Bose™ Bluetooth speaker
  • Safe
  • Selection of Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products.
  • Dressing table, bath robes, Hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi : Satellite reception (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
Suite

Category Code(s): VS8

  • Private balcony for all suites
  • Butler service and priority boarding
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating staterooms available, children welcome
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Satellite TV channels (availability dependent on navigation); selection of videos on demand
  • Bose™ Bluetooth speaker
  • Safe
  • Selection of Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products.
  • Dressing table, bath robes, Hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi : Satellite reception (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
Suite

Category Code(s): PS7,PS8

  • Private balcony for all suites
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating staterooms available, children welcome
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Satellite TV channels (availability dependent on navigation); selection of videos on demand
  • Bose™ Bluetooth speaker
  • Safe
  • Selection of Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products.
  • Dressing table, bath robes, Hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi : Satellite reception (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)
Suite

Category Code(s): PV6,PV7,PV8

  • Private balcony for all suites
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed, or twin beds, communicating staterooms available, children welcome
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Satellite TV channels (availability dependent on navigation); selection of videos on demand
  • Bose™ Bluetooth speaker
  • Safe
  • Selection of Dyptique Paris top-of-the-line bath products.
  • Dressing table, bath robes, Hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi : Satellite reception (availability dependent on navigation and latitude)

Life on Board

Dining

Gastronomic Restaurant (Nuna)

Gastronomic Restaurant (Nuna)

Le Nuna, is the first-ever shipboard restaurant by celebrated French chef Alain Ducasse. It's here that you'll have the pleasure of enjoying breakfast, lunch, à la carte dinners and a selection of special signature dishes

Open-air bar (Inneq)

Open-air bar (Inneq)

At the open-air bar, you can enjoy a varied and refined range of international sweet and savoury dishes throughout the day (11am-6pm), as well as a permanent menu.

Sila

Sila

In a more relaxed atmosphere, this restaurant is located on deck 9 and welcomes you for your breakfasts, buffet lunches and themed dinners.

Spa and Beauty

Salon

Salon

The salon offers a complete range of top quality treatments designed to strengthen, nourish and reinvigorate hair's shine and brilliance. Our stylists are available to serve all your styling, highlighting, colouring, cutting and tailored hair advice needs.

Spa

Spa

The spa offer a wide choice of top-of-the-range treatments provided in association with BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE.

Onboard Activities

Tea Room and Bar

Tea Room and Bar

A tea room and bar with a programme of live music on certain evenings.

The Observation Lounge

The Observation Lounge

The Observation Lounge includes a library, reading area, live entertainment on certain evenings.

The theatre

The theatre

Settle comfortably into your seat and enjoy a range of different shows, concerts and performances organised by the professional dancers and musicians onboard.

Sports and Fitness

The Gym

The Gym

Equipped with the very latest equipment and machines. Treadmills, exercise bikes, strength training machines and many other types of equipment are all provided in a laid-back relaxing environment.

Shopping

Boutique (Illu)

Boutique (Illu)

The Illu boutique is a space of wonder, an authentic extension of your journey and the ship, dedicated to the polar world. 95% of the souvenir range is made in France.

Pools

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

An outdoor heated lagoon with a temperature that ranges from 27 to 37° C using recycled energy from the ship.

Heated Pool

Heated Pool

A heated indoor pool with a superb skylight thanks to its large glass roof.

Health and Safety Protocols

PONANT is collaborating with the IHU (Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire) Mediterranee Infection of Marseilles, one of the World's leading centers in the field of infectious diseases, as well as with the Battalion of Marine Firemen of Marseilles. PONANT is also the only expedition line to apply to Bureau Veritas Safeguard status, a label which certifies the efficacy of the health protocols. The updated guidelines developed by PONANT is based on health standards that exceed international regulations.

In addition to strict cleaning procedures advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), implementation of social distancing requirements and enhanced employee training, PONANT’s new measures include: 

Pre-Boarding

  • Prior to boarding, all guests and crew members will have to present a signed doctor’s *medical form, complete a health questionnaire and undergo a health check and screening by the ship’s medical staff.
  • All luggage will pass through a disinfecting zone by sanitizing mist or UV lamps.
  • Surgical and cloth masks, disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer bottles will be provided to passengers.

On-board experience

  • 100 percent fresh air in staterooms, through non-recirculating air conditioning systems. Ventilated air will be renewed in the common areas at least five times per hour. 
  • Restaurant layouts have been redesigned and will only offer contactless a la carte dining options.
  • Public spaces, such as the fitness room and theater will be capped at 50 percent occupancy.
  • Hourly disinfecting of high-touch points, such as door handles and handrails, with EcoLab peroxide, which eliminates 100% of germs and bacteria
  • Crew members are required to wear a mask or protective visor when in contact with guests. Guests will be asked to wear a mask in hallway corridors and will be recommended in public spaces. 
  • Thanks to large investments over several years, PONANT has some of the most complete and renowned onboard medical centers in the world of cruising. Each vessel is equipped with advanced hospital equipment, including mobile laboratory terminals that enable testing on site for infectious or tropical diseases. Advanced diagnostic equipment such as ultrasound, radiology and blood biological analysis is available fleet-wide, one doctor and one nurse are present on every sailing.
  • All ships will have five vacant staterooms should guests need to isolate.  

Shore excursions

  • Zodiacs will be thoroughly disinfected after each stopover.
  • Re-boarding after shore excursions will only be permitted after temperature check and disinfection procedures (individuals and personal belongings).

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