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16D15N The Geographic North Pole on Le Commandant Charcot

16D15N The Geographic North Pole on Le Commandant Charcot

Per Passenger
From: $32811 From: €31242 From: £26819 From: RM142656 From: CAD42511 From: SGD45507 From: AUD47362 From: HKD258493
Longyearbyen
Ponant
Luxury cruise aboard to experience a truly exceptional sea voyage with a difference. Discover expeditions to the majestic landscapes of the Artic and the Antarctic. Great choice for couples, solo travelers and those who love small-ship cruising. Ponant Cruises offers exceptional bilingual service, world-class dining and elegantly-appointed accommodation and public areas in terms of the onboard experience. Choose a cruise on an Explorer Class vessel, you will benefit from several expedition-style features. Relaxing in the Blue Eye Lounge, an underwater multi-sensory environment that boasts comfortable seating and privileged views of life beneath the waves. Ponant’s expedition ships also carry a fleet of Zodiacs deployed frequently throughout each itinerary for sightseeing excursions and trips ashore.
Cities to Visit: Longyearbyen - Geographic North Pole
Language: English

Tour Deal

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 20%
~ First Time Cruiser Discount EUR 250 per person



Travel Period: from August 11, 2023 till August 26, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Be among the few people in the world to go in search of the Geographic North Pole!
~ Outings and shore visits in a zodiac dinghy or hovercraft* with an reinforced team of naturalist-guides.
~ The discovery of the features of the ice floes.
~ Landscapes: ice floes. In Spitsbergen, jagged mountains, steep-sided valleys, sheer cliffs.
~ Wildlife: polar bears, Northern fulmar, ivory gull, seals, whales.
~ Many activities: kayaking, hiking or snowshoeing, ice fishing, polar plunge without suit, polar swim with drysuit, participative science. Discover all the activities in the “PONANT Activities” tab.
What To Expect
Heading for 90 degrees North! The North Pole has been a source of inspiration, fascination and attraction since the dawn of time. This impossible and mythical ‘elsewhere’ begs to be admired.

What if Le Commandant Charcot achieved this absolute pinnacle adventure, by enabling you, perhaps, to tread on this virtually unattainable point?

Following in the footsteps of the explorers who once tried to approach these elusive parts, where the infinite ice floes unfold and 700 kilometres (435 miles) from any land, you are part of the chosen few to attempt the odyssey.

From Spitsbergen, you will sail the northern waters, at the edges of the Earth, where the landscapes change constantly depending on the ice and the plays of light.

Nature reigns supreme here, sheltering abundant wildlife: polar bears, seals or even whales will be your hosts. Your discovery of this silent world, frozen by the cold, will continue as you attempt to reach the Grail of all polar explorers: the North Pole!

Swept by the winds and the currents, the ice floe is constantly drifting and the master of your ship will have to manoeuvre carefully and with great humility in an attempt to reach the northernmost point of our planet.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE PARIS, FRANCE (FLIGHT) - LONGYEARBYEN, SPITSBERGEN (EMBARKATION)

    Fly from Paris to Longyearbyen. Upon arrival meet & greet at the airport by our local English-speaking representative. Transfer to the pier for embarkation. Your cruise ship is ready for boarding. Embarkation from 16h00 to 17h00. Departure at 18h00.

    NOTES: We highly recommend you arrive in Paris the day before this flight.

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: AT SEA ALONG SPITSBERGEN

    The largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, its name meaning “pointed mountains” in German, Spitsbergen is the last piece of land before the Arctic ice floe. Aboard your ship, you will sail along the extremely spectacular coastline of this icy land. Between millennial glaciers and rugged mountains, you will discover a jagged coastline, hollowed-out by fjords. A unique setting, the refuge of a particularly rich avifauna, offering you the possibility of taking fabulous photographs from the deck of your ship.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Enjoy the absolutely unique experience of sailing to the heart of the ice floe, this vast expanse of virgin, immaculate ice. The landscapes are constantly changing, shifting from a smooth, flat wilderness to a chaos of ice, then to channels of open water. Your ship will sail along these naturally open channels and through the areas where the frozen layer is thinnest, offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Second day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Third day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Fourth day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Fifth day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: GEOGRAPHIC NORTH POLE

    Defined by a 90° North latitude, the Geographic North Pole lies on the Earth’s rotational axis, at the intersection of all meridians. Plunged into darkness for six months of the year, then lit by the sun for the following six months, this mythical site, permanently covered in ice and remote from any land, has fascinated generations of explorers. So far, only a very few people have ever reached it: an exploit which is now accessible to you aboard Le Commandant Charcot.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • North Pole Ponant

      North Pole at 90° North.

  • Day 9: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Enjoy the absolutely unique experience of sailing to the heart of the ice floe, this vast expanse of virgin, immaculate ice. The landscapes are constantly changing, shifting from a smooth, flat wilderness to a chaos of ice, then to channels of open water. Your ship will sail along these naturally open channels and through the areas where the frozen layer is thinnest, offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Second day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Third day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Reaching North Pole

  • Day 12: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Fourth day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Fifth day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14: AT SEA ALONG SPITSBERGEN

    The largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, its name meaning “pointed mountains” in German, Spitsbergen is the last piece of land before the Arctic ice floe. Aboard your ship, you will sail along the extremely spectacular coastline of this icy land. Between millennial glaciers and rugged mountains, you will discover a jagged coastline, hollowed-out by fjords. A unique setting, the refuge of a particularly rich avifauna, offering you the possibility of taking fabulous photographs from the deck of your ship.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15: AT SEA ALONG SPITSBERGEN

    Second day sail along the extremely spectacular coastline of this icy land.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16: DEPART LONGYEARBYEN, SPITSBERGEN (DISEMBARKATION) - PARIS, FRANCE (FLIGHT)

    Disembarkation after breakfast. Meet and greet at the pier. Transfer to airport in time for flight back to Paris. Service end in Paris airport.

    NOTES: We highly recommend you stay one night in Paris after this flight

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 15 nights shipboard on Ponant Cruise
~ Return air ticket Paris/Longyearbyen v.v
~ All meals & drinks onboard (excluding premium brands)
~ Safety & port charges
~ 24 hour room service (special selection)
~ Butler service (special selection)
~ Free unlimited WIFI onboard
~ Evening entertainment and events

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Airport transfer
~ Travel Insurance & Visa
~ Gratuities
~ Personal expenses.
~ Any other service not mentioned in the programme.

Where to Visits

Information

~ PONANT Bonus Discount up to 20%
~ First Time Cruiser Discount EUR 250 per person



Travel Period: from August 11, 2023 till August 26, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Be among the few people in the world to go in search of the Geographic North Pole!
~ Outings and shore visits in a zodiac dinghy or hovercraft* with an reinforced team of naturalist-guides.
~ The discovery of the features of the ice floes.
~ Landscapes: ice floes. In Spitsbergen, jagged mountains, steep-sided valleys, sheer cliffs.
~ Wildlife: polar bears, Northern fulmar, ivory gull, seals, whales.
~ Many activities: kayaking, hiking or snowshoeing, ice fishing, polar plunge without suit, polar swim with drysuit, participative science. Discover all the activities in the “PONANT Activities” tab.
What To Expect
Heading for 90 degrees North! The North Pole has been a source of inspiration, fascination and attraction since the dawn of time. This impossible and mythical ‘elsewhere’ begs to be admired.

What if Le Commandant Charcot achieved this absolute pinnacle adventure, by enabling you, perhaps, to tread on this virtually unattainable point?

Following in the footsteps of the explorers who once tried to approach these elusive parts, where the infinite ice floes unfold and 700 kilometres (435 miles) from any land, you are part of the chosen few to attempt the odyssey.

From Spitsbergen, you will sail the northern waters, at the edges of the Earth, where the landscapes change constantly depending on the ice and the plays of light.

Nature reigns supreme here, sheltering abundant wildlife: polar bears, seals or even whales will be your hosts. Your discovery of this silent world, frozen by the cold, will continue as you attempt to reach the Grail of all polar explorers: the North Pole!

Swept by the winds and the currents, the ice floe is constantly drifting and the master of your ship will have to manoeuvre carefully and with great humility in an attempt to reach the northernmost point of our planet.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE PARIS, FRANCE (FLIGHT) - LONGYEARBYEN, SPITSBERGEN (EMBARKATION)

    Fly from Paris to Longyearbyen. Upon arrival meet & greet at the airport by our local English-speaking representative. Transfer to the pier for embarkation. Your cruise ship is ready for boarding. Embarkation from 16h00 to 17h00. Departure at 18h00.

    NOTES: We highly recommend you arrive in Paris the day before this flight.

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: AT SEA ALONG SPITSBERGEN

    The largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, its name meaning “pointed mountains” in German, Spitsbergen is the last piece of land before the Arctic ice floe. Aboard your ship, you will sail along the extremely spectacular coastline of this icy land. Between millennial glaciers and rugged mountains, you will discover a jagged coastline, hollowed-out by fjords. A unique setting, the refuge of a particularly rich avifauna, offering you the possibility of taking fabulous photographs from the deck of your ship.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Enjoy the absolutely unique experience of sailing to the heart of the ice floe, this vast expanse of virgin, immaculate ice. The landscapes are constantly changing, shifting from a smooth, flat wilderness to a chaos of ice, then to channels of open water. Your ship will sail along these naturally open channels and through the areas where the frozen layer is thinnest, offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Second day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Third day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Fourth day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Fifth day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: GEOGRAPHIC NORTH POLE

    Defined by a 90° North latitude, the Geographic North Pole lies on the Earth’s rotational axis, at the intersection of all meridians. Plunged into darkness for six months of the year, then lit by the sun for the following six months, this mythical site, permanently covered in ice and remote from any land, has fascinated generations of explorers. So far, only a very few people have ever reached it: an exploit which is now accessible to you aboard Le Commandant Charcot.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • North Pole Ponant

      North Pole at 90° North.

  • Day 9: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Enjoy the absolutely unique experience of sailing to the heart of the ice floe, this vast expanse of virgin, immaculate ice. The landscapes are constantly changing, shifting from a smooth, flat wilderness to a chaos of ice, then to channels of open water. Your ship will sail along these naturally open channels and through the areas where the frozen layer is thinnest, offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Second day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Third day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Reaching North Pole

  • Day 12: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Fourth day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13: SAILING ICE FLOES

    Fifth day sailing to the heart of the ice floe. Offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14: AT SEA ALONG SPITSBERGEN

    The largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, its name meaning “pointed mountains” in German, Spitsbergen is the last piece of land before the Arctic ice floe. Aboard your ship, you will sail along the extremely spectacular coastline of this icy land. Between millennial glaciers and rugged mountains, you will discover a jagged coastline, hollowed-out by fjords. A unique setting, the refuge of a particularly rich avifauna, offering you the possibility of taking fabulous photographs from the deck of your ship.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15: AT SEA ALONG SPITSBERGEN

    Second day sail along the extremely spectacular coastline of this icy land.

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16: DEPART LONGYEARBYEN, SPITSBERGEN (DISEMBARKATION) - PARIS, FRANCE (FLIGHT)

    Disembarkation after breakfast. Meet and greet at the pier. Transfer to airport in time for flight back to Paris. Service end in Paris airport.

    NOTES: We highly recommend you stay one night in Paris after this flight

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 15 nights shipboard on Ponant Cruise
~ Return air ticket Paris/Longyearbyen v.v
~ All meals & drinks onboard (excluding premium brands)
~ Safety & port charges
~ 24 hour room service (special selection)
~ Butler service (special selection)
~ Free unlimited WIFI onboard
~ Evening entertainment and events

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Airport transfer
~ Travel Insurance & Visa
~ Gratuities
~ Personal expenses.
~ Any other service not mentioned in the programme.

Per Passenger
From: $32811 From: €31242 From: £26819 From: RM142656 From: CAD42511 From: SGD45507 From: AUD47362 From: HKD258493
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Cancellation Policy

~ Postpone or cancel free of charge up to 10 days after the booking is confirmed
~ From 10 days after the booking is confirmed to 365 days prior to departure: EUR 150 plus RM100 refund admin fees per guest per cruise for the cruise service only
~ From 364 to 211 days prior to departure: 10% of total price
~ From 210 - 91 days prior to departure: 25% of total price
~ Cancellation within 90 days prior to departure: 100% of total price


Payment Terms

~ Deposit payment of 25% must be received within 10 days after the booking is confirmed.
~ Balance payment must be made 90 days prior to departure
~ Booking made within 90 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking