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Transarctic, the Quest for the Two North Poles

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Nome, Alaska

Dates:
05/09/2025
to  25/09/2025

Other available dates

21
days
20
nights on board
Starting from*
£38,570
25% Ponant Bonus
What's Included

FLIGHT PARIS/LONGYEARBYEN + TRANSFERS + FLIGHT NOME/SEATLLE


With featured guest Cindy Miller Hopkins, American Photo Ambassador.

In 1926, when Umberto Nobile crossed the Arctic via the North Pole, aboard the Norge airship that he designed himself, he became the first man in the world to undertake this crossing. It was an exploit that many would subsequently attempt to repeat. For, behind the idea of exploring our planet’s last latitudes, there lies the prospect of raising our spirit, of matching our thirst for the unknown with our deep desire to gain a greater understanding of the world in which we live.

Le Commandant Charcot, a ship of scientific opportunity, follows in the tradition of Nobile, a pioneer and a tireless architect of polar discovery, in order to discover some of the Arctic’s secrets during a dedicated research mission at the highest point of the north.

The ship, the latest addition to the company’s fleet, shaped for polar exploration, is preparing to sail, a never travelled, transpolar maritime route, that is inaccessible to traditional ships. From the legendary Bering Strait, a link between the East and the West, to the ice-covered land of Svalbard, Le Commandant Charcot will carve out a path through the ice floes, exploring the ice of the Beaufort Sea, and use open water leads to attempt to reach the elusive Magnetic and Geographic North Poles.

Like a pioneer, you will cross these ice-covered landscapes of the Arctic by sea. During your exploration, you will discover the research projects that are part of the scientific mission taking place on board. This is a unique opportunity to clarify your knowledge alongside a multi-disciplinary team of around twenty researchers on board, to understand their investigations and closely follow their work. Also accompanied by our expert naturalists, you will discover unique ecosystems while sharpening your perception of the polar world and comprehending the stakes of their transformation. Use this journey to grant yourself an initiatory immersion: the rare occasion to take part in an adventure that is making a contribution to scientific research.

Taking an all-new route means pledging to enter an unexplored world with respect, taking the time to observe and understand, as a conscious witness, the unfolding show. With your senses awakened, with the ice floe as your travel companion, you will move through an ever-changing environment, its hypnotic panoramas of raw beauty sculpted by sea winds and plays on light. In the heart of the drifting ice, you will savour the constantly renewed poetry of the elements.

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 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.


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Your itinerary - Transarctic, the Quest for the Two North Poles

Be among the first people in the world to undertake a transarctic crossing and set off in search of the Geographic North Pole, following in the wake of the pioneers of polar exploration, like Umberto...


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Partner - Cindy Miller Hopkins

Our guest of honour

Partner - Cindy Miller Hopkins

Cindy Miller Hopkins

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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(215 ft²)

From £38,570
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(215 ft²)

From £39,270
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(215 ft²)

From £39,970
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(301 ft²)

From £41,030
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(301 ft²)

From £42,790
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(301 ft²)

From £44,190
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(430 ft²)

From £56,150
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(430 ft²)

From £57,910
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(452 ft²)

From £59,670
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(516 ft²)

From £63,190
25% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite Deck 6
 

(1011 ft²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(1237 ft²)

Fully booked



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