The Geographic North Pole aboard Brand New Hybrid-Electric Polar Ship

The Geographic North Pole aboard Brand New Hybrid-Electric Polar Ship

From AUD $46,220


Push the limits of sailing with this exceptional new 16-day expedition cruise to the Geographic North Pole.

To reach this mythical point covered by ice floe all year round, 700 km away from any emerged land, you will board Le Commandant-Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration vessel.

Setting sail from Spitzbergen, you will enjoy an unforgettable maritime experience at the heart of sumptuous landscapes that are constantly evolving according to changes in the ice and the light. This itinerary, which lends itself perfectly to the observation of the wildlife, particularly rich at this time of the year, will take you as far as the pack ice. Then you will slowly progress to the heart of this silent world, frozen by the extreme cold, in the direction of the Grail of all polar explorers: the North Pole!

Beware though, as the ice floe is constantly drifting, driven together by currents and winds, you too must keep moving if you want to remain on our planet’s most northernmost point…

Please note: your voyage rates include Flight Paris/Longyearbyen + Transfer

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The Geographic North Pole aboard Brand New Hybrid-Electric Polar Ship
Vessel Type: Polar Luxury Expedition Passenger Capacity: 135 cabins Built: 2018/2019 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 of our guests is unique. PUBLIC AREAS 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, Our 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®.


Longyearbyen is the capital of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, located on Svalbard’s main island, and is the northernmost territorial capital on the planet. With winter temperatures dropping to below 40°C, the landscapes of this mining town are simply breathtaking. The glaciers, the mountains stretching as far as the eye can see and the untouched nature, make you feel like you’re in completely unexplored territory.
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.
Day 3 - Days 3 - 7 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: birds, seals and polar bears.
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 the Commandant-Charcot.
The north-east of Greenland is renowned for being home to one of the oldest and thickest layers of ice on the planet. Aboard your ship, you will have the unique opportunity of sailing to the heart of this icy wilderness, many thousands of years old, and will notably travel along the coast of the North-East Greenland National Park, recognised as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. From your ship you will also discover Scoresby Sund, the largest fjord in the world. In this pure and preserved world, you will see abundant wildlife in a landscape of tundra and ice, a real delight for the eyes and for photographers.
Day 6 - Days 14 - 15 AT SEA
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.
Day 7 - Day 16 REYKJAVÍK
Iceland’s capital stretches along the edge of a vast bay in the west of the country. Perlan, the “Pearl of Reykjavík”, a museum located on ’Oskjuhlið hill, offers a panoramic view of the lush, green landscapes. A little further, one can easily spot the signpost showing the way to the evangelical Hallgrímskirkja church, and to the historical centre where one can stroll along the Skólavördustígur and the Laugavegur, two lively streets with charming small shops. For some relaxation just outside of the city, visitors have the opportunity to visit the Reykjanes peninsula and its famous thermal lagoons of the Blue Lagoon.
Day 8 - Please Note:
We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. The itinerary, 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 AECO.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
24-07-202108-08-2021AUD $46,220PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 6
24-07-202108-08-2021AUD $47,130PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 7
24-07-202108-08-2021AUD $143,230OWNER'S SUITE
24-07-202108-08-2021AUD $48,060PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 8
24-07-202108-08-2021AUD $57,750PRIVILEGE STATEROOM DECK 6
24-07-202108-08-2021AUD $60,070PRIVILEGE STATEROOM DECK 7
24-07-202108-08-2021AUD $62,380PRIVILEGE STATEROOM DECK 8
24-07-202108-08-2021AUD $80,860PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 7
24-07-202108-08-2021AUD $83,180PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 8
24-07-202108-08-2021AUD $87,790PRIVILEGE SUITE
24-07-202108-08-2021AUD $124,750SUITE DUPLEX
08-08-202123-08-2021AUD $46,220PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 6
08-08-202123-08-2021AUD $47,130PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 7
08-08-202123-08-2021AUD $48,060PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 8
08-08-202123-08-2021AUD $57,750PRIVILEGE STATEROOM DECK 6
08-08-202123-08-2021AUD $60,070PRIVILEGE STATEROOM DECK 7
08-08-202123-08-2021AUD $62,380PRIVILEGE STATEROOM DECK 8
08-08-202123-08-2021AUD $80,860PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 7
08-08-202123-08-2021AUD $83,180PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 8
08-08-202123-08-2021AUD $87,790PRIVILEGE SUITE
08-08-202123-08-2021AUD $124,750SUITE DUPLEX
08-08-202123-08-2021AUD $143,230OWNER'S SUITE
23-08-202107-09-2021AUD $46,220PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 6
23-08-202107-09-2021AUD $47,130PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 7
23-08-202107-09-2021AUD $48,060PRESTIGE STATEROOM DECK 8
23-08-202107-09-2021AUD $57,750PRIVILEGE STATEROOM DECK 6
23-08-202107-09-2021AUD $60,070PRIVILEGE STATEROOM DECK 7
23-08-202107-09-2021AUD $62,380PRIVILEGE STATEROOM DECK 8
23-08-202107-09-2021AUD $80,860PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 7
23-08-202107-09-2021AUD $83,180PRESTIGE SUITE DECK 8
23-08-202107-09-2021AUD $87,790PRIVILEGE SUITE
23-08-202107-09-2021AUD $124,750SUITE DUPLEX
23-08-202107-09-2021AUD $143,230OWNER'S SUITE


    • Be among the few people in the world who have reached the Geographic North Pole!
    • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with the naturalists.
    • Hiking opportunity.
    • Landscapes: ice floes, icebergs, polar ice cap… In Spitsbergen, jagged mountains, steep-sided valleys, sheer cliffs, huge glaciers.
    • Wildlife: polar bears, Arctic foxes, Svalbard reindeer, Arctic terns, walruses, seals, whales.