LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT
AN EFFORTLESS ARRIVAL TO THE MOST REMOTE AREAS
The world’s only luxury icebreaker, Ponant’s Le Commandant Charcot is capable of cutting through thick ice floes and thus the first of its kind to carry passengers to the Geographic North Pole (at 90 degrees north latitude). Le Commandant Charcot is also the world’s first Hybrid-Electric LNG-powered expedition vessel. With maximum guest numbers of 245, this small ship can access even the most remote areas with ease.
Polar regions once considered inaccessible are now open to explore in complete luxury thanks to Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first luxury polar exploration vessel. State-of-the art navigation, icebreaking and propulsion capabilities make it unique in the world of luxury expedition cruising.
IMMERSIVE ARCTIC EXPERIENCES
Le Commandant Charcot features an expedition team, kayaks and 16 zodiac vessels. Weather permitting, we can take part in a range of activities including ice fishing, snowshoe trekking and kayaking. For the very brave, take an exhilarating polar plunge when you reach the final frontier.
ONBOARD EXPEDITION TEAM
On board are up to 23 expedition experts to share their passion for the North Pole. They will be on hand to give lectures about our destinations, lead expeditions and conduct research in the hitherto inaccessible remote locations Le Commandant Charcot can visit.
With menus curated by celebrated French chef Alain Ducasse, Le Commandant Charcot’s food and wine selection is world class. The three restaurant choices on board all share the same dedication to French hospitality. The buffet restaurant, Sila has two intimate dining rooms, Inneq bar offers casual dining on the terrace whilst the jewel in the crown is Nuna offering fine French Cuisine and an exemplary wine list.
Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first Hybrid-Electric LNG-powered expedition vessel, is the epitome of a more responsible and sustainable sailing. The vessel also has hi-tech stabilisers eschewing the need for heavy anchors that damage the seafloor and also feature new hulls designed to glide through water with less drag, improving fuel economy.
CHOOSE YOUR SUITE
Relax in pure luxury on our polar adventure. Our Prestige Staterooms feature king-size beds, Dyptique Paris bath products and 24-hour room service. Take in the extraordinary passing scenery from the comfort of your suite as the floor-to-ceiling sliding door opens out to a glazed private balcony.