Rate : Prestige Stateroom Deck 6 from $23,020

Exceptional 16-Day Expedition Cruise

Limited Cabins on Offer

Expedition to Charcot & Peter I Islands on Le Commandant-Charcot


Cruise ID 38463
Book By 18Nov21
Embarkation Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembarkation Ushuaia, Argentina
Multiple Departures Multiple departures 18Nov21-01Feb22
Duration 14 nights
Arrival Dates Multiple arrivals from 02Dec21 to 15Feb22
Region Antarctica, South America
Cruise Line Ponant
Cruise Ship Le Commandant-Charcot
Cruise Type Ocean
Cruise Package Type Fly-Cruise
Ports of Call Ushuaia, Detaille Island, The Gullet, Pourquoi-Pas Island, Marguerite Bay, Exploration of Charcot Island, Exploration of Peter I Island, Ushuaia

Landing on Peter I Island is like landing on the moon!

In fact, fewer people have visited this small volcanic island located in the Bellingshausen Sea, 450 km from the Antarctic coastlines, than have set foot on lunar soil.

Discovered in February 1821, Peter I Island could only be approached for the first time in 1929, as the ice front made approach and disembarkation difficult. Its summit still remains untouched to this day.

This unusual itinerary will also provide an opportunity to approach Charcot Island, thus named by Captain Charcot in memory of his father during its discovery in 1910.

You are privileged guests in these remote lands where you are at the mercy of weather, ice, tidal and current conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the IAATO.


Highlights
  • Be among the few people on earth who have approached two islands beyond the Antarctic Polar Circle.
  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables.
  • Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist-guides.
  • Hiking opportunity.
  • Wildlife: humpback whales, gentoo penguins, Weddell seals.
  • Many included activities: Hovercraft, hot air balloon, snowmobiles.
  • Drinks are complimentary and unlimited.
  • Choose from a selection of fine wines, champagnes, spirits, mineral waters and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • You maybe eligible to earn Qantas frequent flyer points with this purchase.
Important Terms
  • Prices are based on best available cruise fare per person, inclusive of all discounts.
  • All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply.
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.

Cabin Name
Price per person twin share from
Owner's Suite
Wait List
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
$23,020
Book
Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
$23,430
Book
Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
$23,830
Book
Privilege Stateroom Deck 6
$28,040
Book
Privilege Stateroom Deck 7
$29,050
Book
Privilege Stateroom Deck 8
$30,040
Book
Prestige Suite Deck 7
$38,080
Book
Prestige Suite Deck 8
$39,090
Book
Privilege Suite Deck 8
$41,090
Book
Privilege Suite Deck 6
$41,090
Book
Suite Duplex
$57,140
Book

* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable). All prices quoted are for the cruise departing on 01Feb22. Prices for alternative departure dates may vary.

 

Included In Your Cruise

Overnight in Santiago + flight Santiago/Ushuaia + transfers + flight Ushuaia/Santiago

For your serenity, PONANT has organized the following included programme for you, which starts the day prior to embarkation.

 

The day before embarkation – Santiago

Transfer from airport to PONANT selected hotel.

In order to organize your transfer, please inform our travel specialists 60 days before departure:

– your flight number as well as your arrival time and day

OR

– your chosen pick-up location if not at the airport, within a 50-kilometer range of Santiago city centre

Meet and greet at the hotel by Ponant’s local representative. Check-in from late morning.

Lunch on your own and time at leisure in the afternoon.

Dinner.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

Embarkation Day – Santiago/Ushuaia

A light morning breakfast will be served before leaving for the airport for your Santiago/Ushuaia flight.

Transfer to the airport.

Flight Santiago/Ushuaia selected by PONANT in economy class.

Seats in business class may be available, please speak to our travel specialists.

Approximate flight duration: 3 hours

Meet and greet at Ushuaia airport (English-speaking assistance).

Transfer to Le Commandant-Charcot.

Embarkation.

– Cruise on board your ship

 

Disembarkation Day – Ushuaia/Santiago

Disembarkation.

Meet and greet at the port (English-speaking assistance).

Transfer to the airport in time for check-in of the flight Ushuaia/Santiago selected by PONANT in economy class.

Approximate flight duration: 3 hours

Seats in business class may be available, please speak to our travel specialists.

It is highly recommended to have an international inbound flight the day after PONANT selected flight.

 

Your programme includes:

  • Transfer from airport upon flight arrival or from your chosen pick-up location within a 50-kilometer range from Santiago city centre.
  • 1-night accommodation in a 5* hotel the night before embarkation.

Your hotel will be confirmed few weeks before your cruise.

  • Early check-in available from late morning.
  • Hospitality desk at the hotel in Santiago.
  • Return flight Santiago/Ushuaia/Santiago selected by PONANT, in economy class.

Seats in business class may be available, please speak to our travel specialists.

  • Meals as mentioned in the programme and beverage package.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the programme.

Your programme does not include:

  • Tips for the local guide.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Other meals and services not mentioned in the programme.

 

Please note:

  • The local currency is the Chilean Peso. You will be able to make most of your purchases in USD (in small denominations) or by credit card, accepted in most hotels, shopping centres and boutiques. You will also be able to retrieve Pesos from the ATM’s.
  • Summer season in Santiago: temperatures may be very hot, but often between 68 °F (20 °C) and 95 °F (35 °C).
  • Summer season in Ushuaia: temperatures vary between 41 °F (5 °C) and 65 °F (15 °C)
  • We recommend you wear warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

If case PONANT has not received your full flight details, services start at the hotel in time for check-in.

Programme is subject to change.

To know your PONANT flight schedule, please contact your travel agent; it is also indicated on your electronic ticket included in your travel documents.

*Rates are subject to availability and changes without notice. Rate are based on the lowest available and may differ at time of booking. Other travel dates may be available at an additional cost.
For more information and other conditions please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking.



Day 1: Ushuaia
Wed 2 Feb 2022 | Depart 6:00 PM

Day 2: Crossing the Drake Passage
Thu 3 Feb 2022

Day 3: Crossing the Drake Passage
Fri 4 Feb 2022

Day 4: Crossing the Antarctic Circle
Sat 5 Feb 2022

Day 4: Detaille Island
Sat 5 Feb 2022

Day 5: The Gullet
Sun 6 Feb 2022

Day 5: Pourquoi-Pas Island
Sun 6 Feb 2022

Day 6: Marguerite Bay
Mon 7 Feb 2022

Day 7: Exploration of Charcot Island
Tue 8 Feb 2022

Day 8: Exploration of Charcot Island
Wed 9 Feb 2022

Day 9: Exploration of Peter I Island
Thu 10 Feb 2022

Day 10: Exploration of Peter I Island
Fri 11 Feb 2022

Day 11: At sea aboard Le Commandant-Charcot
Sat 12 Feb 2022

Day 12: The Gullet
Sun 13 Feb 2022

Day 13: Crossing the Drake Passage
Mon 14 Feb 2022

Day 14: Crossing the Drake Passage
Tue 15 Feb 2022

Day 15: Ushuaia
Wed 16 Feb 2022 | Arrive 8:00 AM





Prestige Stateroom Deck 6, 7 & 8

 Area: 20 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

 

  • 5 m² private balcony
  • Shower
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand

  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi



Privilege Stateroom Deck 6, 7 & 8

 Area: 28 m²
Capacity: up to 3 passengers per cabin

 

  • 5 m² private balcony
  • Shower
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand

  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi



Prestige Suite Deck 7 & 8

 Area: 40 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

 

  • 10 m² private balcony
  • 2 Showers
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand

  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi



Privilege Suite 6

 Area: 48 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

 

  • 12.5 m² private balcony
  • Shower & Balneo bathtub
  • Butler service
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV

  • Video on demand
  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi



Privilege Suite 8

 Area: 48 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

 

  • 12.5 m² private balcony
  • Shower & Balneo bathtub
  • Butler service
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV

  • Video on demand
  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi



Suite Duplex

 Area: 48 m²
Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

 

  • 26 m² private balcony with jacuzzi
  • Shower & Balneo bathtub
  • Butler service
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV

  • Video on demand
  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi



Owner’s Suite

 Area: 114 m²
Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

 

  • 186 m² private balcony with jacuzzi
  • Shower & Balneo bathtub
  • Butler service
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds – communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar – 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV

  • Video on demand
  • IPod™ docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wi-Fi


Le Commandant-Charcot

Be the first aboard Le Commandant-Charcot, the world’s luxury polar exploration vessel, and enjoy a unique sailing experience in the Arctic or Antarctic!

With its hybrid propulsion combining liquefied natural gas (LNG) and electric generators, Le Commandant-Charcot has been designed to minimise the environmental impact of travel to the furthest latitudes.

The decoration of the ship, imagined by two internationally renowned design and architecture firms – the studio of Jean-Philippe Nuel and Wilmotte & Associés – is designed to be in harmony with the environment. The approach is contemporary with the desire to create a warm and elegant setting; stone, wood and leather recall the natural environment in which the ship is sailing.

Equipped with just 135 staterooms including 31 suites with balconies and outside views, Le Commandant-Charcot welcomes you in an intimate and refined atmosphere. Outstanding gastronomy in the two restaurants, relaxation in the indoor pool surrounded by its winter garden, relaxation in the well-being area with sauna and Snow Room… Like on a private yacht, each guest is unique.

 

Public Ares

Le Commandant-Charcot has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger.

A 177 m² Reception Area Includes:

  • A reception/concierge desk,
  • An expeditions desk,
  • The ship’s administrative services,
  • The sales office, manned by our Hospitality & Travel Manager officer,
  • A boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories,
  • The image & photo desk.

 

The Different Lounges

  • A 302 m² main lounge including a 28 m² cigar lounge, a tea corner and a bar, with live music on selected evenings,
  • A 400 m² panoramic bar and lounge,
  • An open-air Bar.

 

The Recreation Spaces

  • Fitness & Beauty Corner:
    • Fitness room: Elliptic, running machines, bicycles…
    • Beauty Corner: Hairdresser, Massage rooms, Sauna, Snow Room, Nail Shop.
  • Pool area: Indoor Pool and winter garden – Outdoor Pool
  • Theatre: Capacity: 270-276 – Main show room for conferences and live entertainment on selected evenings – State-of-the-art audio and video technology.
  • Leisure area: Public areas – Library – Medical centre.
  • 16 Zodiac®.

Le Commandant-Charcot


Ponant

Ponant is a French cruise ship operator. It was founded in April 1988 by Philippe Videau, Jean-Emmanuel Sauvé, and other officers of the French Merchant Navy and launched the first French cruise ship.