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Unexplored Antarctica between Two Continents

Ushuaia - Lyttelton

Dates:
07/01/2024
to  05/02/2024

30
days
28
nights on board
Starting from*
£36,640
25% Ponant Bonus

Overnight in Santiago + flight Santiago/Ushuaia + transfers


Through PONANT’s alliance with The Explorers Club, this voyage will feature Cassandra Brooks, assistant professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who works at the intersection of marine science, environmental policy, and public outreach to achieve conservation solutions. Cassandra is joined by fellow colleague and The Explorers Club Science Grantee Ulyana Horodyskyj Peña who will be on the ship to share their research and discoveries. Ulyana is a geologist, glaciologist, climate change expert with extensive experience in science communication. 

With the presence of Ian Dawson and Sue Flood, British photo ambassadors.

Charcot, Bellingshausen, Dean, Fisher, Ross, Amundsen… Aboard Le Commandant Charcot, the names of these legendary explorers resonate at every moment. Thanks to its unique capacity to sail into the very heart of the ice, Le Commandant Charcot invites you, with respect and humility, to set off in the footsteps of these great Antarctic figures during an all-new and unrivalled half-circumnavigation that will sail from the far south of the American continent to New Zealand. This journey to the boundaries of the known world will take you on a long adventure, where time stands still, where the horizon stretches into infinity to reveal dreamlike landscapes and abundant wildlife.

Antarctic exploration cannot be separated from the pioneers who travelled in these territories at the edges of the Earth. They left their names everywhere. Inaccessible and elusive are certainly the adjectives that best describe these lands that are among our planet’s most little-known and remote. Like a real explorer, you will cross the legendary southern seas of Bellingshausen and Amundsen, approach Marie Byrd Land, one of the last Terra nullius of our planet, and attempt to reach the Charcot and Peter I Islands, enveloped in their blankets of ice. Very significant in the history of South Pole explorationRoss Sea is also the world’s largest marine protected area, the kingdom of prodigious wildlife. As a privileged witness, keep a watchful eye and take the time to observe the Antarctic petrels, whales, orcas, seals and penguins that are to be found here.

The power of the polar world will conquer you, leaving you with unforgettable memories of the impressive Drygalski glacier scattered with blue, the endless and constant Ross Ice Shelf, the majestic Witkins and Getz ice shelves, and the ice floe taking over the Amundsen Sea. Here and there, you will notice clues to the past presence of Shackleton and Scott who have forever marked this continent of extremes with their historic exploits. At the foot of Mount Erebus, the highest volcano in Antarctica, their memory becomes tangible: the former base camp has remained intact.

Get insight into your destination with this video: Le Commandant Charcot in the Ross Sea.

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 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. 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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Through PONANT’s alliance with The Explorers Club, this voyage will feature Cassandra Brooks, assistant professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who works at the intersection of marine science,...


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Partner - Cassandra Brooks

Our guest of honour

Partner - Cassandra Brooks

Cassandra Brooks

“Antarctica belongs to us all. We are all connected to it. More than ever, it needs our attention and respect. I want to bring it alive for you in the same way I do for policymakers and diplomats”

Cassandra Brooks

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Partner - The Explorers Club

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Partner - The Explorers Club

The Explorers Club

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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(215 ft²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(215 ft²)

From £37,340
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(215 ft²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(301 ft²)

From £39,110
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(301 ft²)

From £40,870
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(301 ft²)

From £42,280
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(430 ft²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(430 ft²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(452 ft²)

From £57,810
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(516 ft²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite Deck 6
 

(1011 ft²)

From £84,290
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(1237 ft²)

Fully booked



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Complete your trip

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For more peace of mind, PONANT organizes your trip before or after the cruise. This package is included in the price of your cruise.


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For more peace of mind, PONANT selects stays and flights then takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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