1800 121 187 Connect with our cruise experts
Le Commandant Charcot
First launched
2021
First launched
Passengers
245
Passengers
Ports Visited
21
Ports visited
Cruises from $630 per day
$630
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of Le Commandant Charcot
31,757
Gross Tonnage

Le Commandant Charcot Cruises

Le Commandant-Charcot, the very first hybrid-electric polar exploration ship that is powered by liquefied natural gas. The latest addition to the Ponant fleet, the Le Commandant Charcot has now made it possible to operate polar expedition cruises of a kind never before undertaken.

The ships are designed to venture into Polar regions and remote ports that allow passage to small ships, with a shallow 4.6m draught. The ship’s cuisine will be emphatically French, offering menus in partnership with Ducasse Conseil, a company from famed chef Alain Ducasse.

View our covid travel advice for up to date travel safety information.

Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 2021
Number of decks: 9
Tonnage: 31757
Cabins: 123
Passengers: 245
Number of crew: 235
Image of Le Commandant Charcot

Current Promotions

  • Ponant Yacht Club Offer

    Ponant Yacht Club Offer

    The Ponant Yacht Club Offer is available on all cruises at all times.

    • Choice of cabin number (subject to availability)
    • All meals in both restaurants, with a focus on French cuisine
    • A wide selection of beverages are included, with a surcharge for some premium alcoholic beverages
    • Complimentary WIFI access 24 hours a day
    • Early booking bonus - save up to 30%
    • Pay a 10% deposit with finals due 90 days prior to sailing.

    Terms & Conditions apply.

    View Campaign

Le Commandant Charcot Cruise Calendar

Showing Next 5 Departures - View All
The Geographic North Pole Cruise
08 Jul
2022
15
nights
15 nights<

The Geographic North Pole Cruise

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Commandant Charcot
Departure Date: Friday, July 8, 2022
Duration: 15 nights
Departs: Longyearbyen
Returns: Longyearbyen
The Geographic North Pole Cruise
23 Jul
2022
15
nights
15 nights<

The Geographic North Pole Cruise

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Commandant Charcot
Departure Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Duration: 15 nights
Departs: Longyearbyen
Returns: Longyearbyen
The Geographic North Pole Cruise
07 Aug
2022
15
nights
15 nights<

The Geographic North Pole Cruise

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Commandant Charcot
Departure Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
Duration: 15 nights
Departs: Longyearbyen
Returns: Longyearbyen
The Geographic North Pole Cruise
22 Aug
2022
15
nights
15 nights<

The Geographic North Pole Cruise

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Commandant Charcot
Departure Date: Monday, August 22, 2022
Duration: 15 nights
Departs: Longyearbyen
Returns: Reykjavik
The Northwest Passage Cruise
07 Sep
2022
24
nights
24 nights<

The Northwest Passage Cruise

Cruise Line: Ponant Cruises
Ship: Le Commandant Charcot
Departure Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Duration: 24 nights
Departs: Reykjavik
Returns: Nome

Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining on the Le Commandant Charcot

    As an essential component of French culture, gastronomy naturally has a place of honour onboard this deep polar exploration vessel. Onboard there are two restaurants. At the Gastronomic Restaurant on deck 5, you will find a gourmet restaurant that can accommodate all of our passengers in a single service. Elegance and refinement will be at the heart of your breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Read more

    You will be able to enjoy French and international cuisine at the Fine wine cellar & Blue Lagoon Restaurant. In a more relaxed atmosphere, this restaurant located at deck 9 will welcome you for your breakfasts, buffet lunches and themed dinners.

  • Bars

    Bar on the Le Commandant Charcot

    Teas, coffees and pastries are always on hand, and all drinks are complimentary (top wines and spirits are extra).The stylish lounges and bars are pleasant centres to relax on a sea day. There’s a unique Blue Eye underwater lounge, with three underwater cameras that project screen images, as well as two underwater portholes that let you view directly what’s there beneath the water line, as you recline and view life underwater, listen also to the subaquatic sounds pickup up by aquaphone.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment on the Le Commandant Charcot

    The theatre on board Le Commandant Charcot holds a capacity of 270 guests and features cutting edge audio and lighting technology. Featuring a LED stage background wall which enables projection of ultra-high resolution media.

  • Activities

    Activities on the Le Commandant Charcot

    On expedition cruises your on-shore activities will be exceptional, the ship provides all necessary adventure equipment, and advise you on personal health and dress requirements in preparation for the cruise.

  • Health & Fitness

    Fitness on the Le Commandant Charcot

    Enjoy some relaxation with 3 massage and beauty cubicles available to you on board as well as a hair salon, nail salon and 2 lounges with a sea view to wait or relax on after a session. Sauna, snow room, gym and a heated indoor swimming pool are some of the many facilities available on board Le Commandant Charcot.

  • Kids

    All ships have a special area for children onboard known as the Le Kids Club. Books, television, board games and consoles (PS4 or Wii™) are all provided to keep younger guests entertained.

  • Inclusions

    • Afternoon tea service
    • All main meals on-board
    • Butler service (Suites)
    • Captain's welcome champagne
    • Coffee, tea & pastries 24 hrs
    • Cruise Director & bilingual staff
    • Gourmet dining with fine wines
    • In-cabin breakfast at no charge
    • Internet access & Wi-Fi (common areas, cabins)
    • Ironing/laundry service (pay)
    • Lectures by guest experts
    • Main lounge – live music
    • Onboard newsletter
    • Open bar & cabin minibar (from May 2015)
    • Open seating for dining
    • Satellite phone in cabin
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Single sitting, open-seated dining
    • Under 13 sharing cabin with parents travel free (pay port dues)
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
    • Water sports equipment & marina platform

Covid Safety

The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Ponant Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations. Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases.

For further information, visit the below links:

Destination & Ports

Visited Ports

Cabins

On board the Le Commandant Charcot there are 135 suites and staterooms that range in size, all of them provide a warm and understated setting that look out onto the outside world. Each stateroom has a private balcony or terrace, and the Le Commandant Charcot is fully in keeping with the Ponant philosophy: to provide a rare and exceptional ambiance for every passenger welcomed onboard and reinforce the feeling and sense of sailing on a private yacht. At the rear of decks 6 and 7 are four stunning split-level suites that are equipped with private terraces and jacuzzis.

The Suite de l’Armateur (Shipowner's Suite) on deck 8 features wide sliding glass doors offering stunning panoramic views and opening out onto a private terrace.)

Read More
  • Prestige Stateroom

    Prestige Stateroom on the Le Commandant Charcot Prestige Stateroom on the Le Commandant Charcot

    Cabin Types

    PV8, PV7, PV6, PR8, PR7, PR6

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Area: 28 msup2;, Capacity: up to 3 passengers per cabin. Features - 5 msup2; 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, IPodtrade; 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 Wifi.

  • Deluxe Suite

    Deluxe Suite on the Le Commandant Charcot

    Cabin Types

    PS8, PS7

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Area: 40 msup2;, Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin.Features - 10 msup2; private balcony, 2 Showers, Individually-controlled air conditioning, Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available, Minibar - 24hr room service, Flat screen satellite TV, Video on demand, IPodtrade;, 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 Wifi.

  • Privilege Suite

    Privilege Suite on the Le Commandant Charcot Privilege Suite on the Le Commandant Charcot

    Cabin Types

    VS8, VS6

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Area: 48 msup2;, Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin. Features - 12.5 msup2; private balcony, Shower, Individually-controlled air conditioning, Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available, Minibar - 24hr room service, Flat screen satellite TV, Video on demand, IPodtrade; 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 Wifi.

  • Owners Suite

    Owners Suite on the Le Commandant Charcot Owners Suite on the Le Commandant Charcot

    Cabin Types

    DU

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Area: 48 m2, Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin. Feature - 26 msup2; private balcony with jacuzzi, Shower amp; Balneo bathtub, Butler service, Individually-controlled air conditioning, Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available, Minibar - 24hr room service, Flat screen satellite TV, Video on demand, IPodtrade; 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 Wifi.

Deck Plans for Le Commandant Charcot

Legend

Le Commandant Charcot Next 5 Departures

Date Title Departs Prices From
08 Jul 2022 The Geographic North Pole Cruise Longyearbyen $55960
23 Jul 2022 The Geographic North Pole Cruise Longyearbyen $50630
07 Aug 2022 The Geographic North Pole Cruise Longyearbyen $51254
22 Aug 2022 The Geographic North Pole Cruise Longyearbyen $56860
07 Sep 2022 The Northwest Passage Cruise Reykjavik $55390
10 Oct 2022 Seattle $12600
30 Oct 2022 The Emperor Penguins Of Bellingshausen Sea Cruise Punta Arenas $32113
13 Nov 2022 The Emperor Penguins Of Bellingshausen Sea Cruise Ushuaia $34054
27 Nov 2022 The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf Cruise Ushuaia $22490
08 Dec 2022 The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf Cruise Ushuaia $23970
02 Jan 2023 Expedition To Charcot & Peter I Islands Cruise Ushuaia $34150
16 Jan 2023 Unexplored Antarctica Between Two Continents Cruise Ushuaia $66760
14 Feb 2023 From Dumont D'Urville To Mawson: Retracing Heroic Age Expeditions Cruise Dunedin $60280
12 Mar 2023 The Weddell Sea & The South Sandwich Islands Cruise Ushuaia $35660
01 May 2023 Ocean Voyage: Brest - Reykjav&Iacute;K Brest $3760
05 May 2023 Encounters With The Inuit And Spring Traditions Reykjavik $22700
15 May 2023 Encounters With The Inuit And Spring Traditions Reykjavik $22700
25 May 2023 Exploring The Northeast Greenland National Park Reykjavik $31780
08 Jun 2023 Exploring The Northeast Greenland National Park Reykjavik $30200
22 Jun 2023 The Icy Archipelagos Of The High Arctic Reykjavik $40850
10 Jul 2023 The Geographic North Pole Longyearbyen $51790
27 Jul 2023 The Geographic North Pole Longyearbyen $48770
11 Aug 2023 The Geographic North Pole Longyearbyen $47330
26 Aug 2023 The Geographic North Pole Longyearbyen $48910
11 Sep 2023 The Northwest Passage Reykjavik $56910
03 Nov 2023 The Emperor Penguins Of Weddell Sea Punta Arenas $32340
17 Nov 2023 The Emperor Penguins Of Weddell Sea Ushuaia $28820
29 Nov 2023 In The Wake Of Jean-Baptiste Charcot Ushuaia $28920
13 Dec 2023 In The Wake Of Jean-Baptiste Charcot Ushuaia $28920
27 Dec 2023 The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf Ushuaia $26070
08 Jan 2024 Unexplored Antarctica Between Two Continents Ushuaia $62140
06 Feb 2024 From Dumont D'urville To Mawson: Retracing Heroic Age Expeditions Christchurch $56810

Get expert advice from the same dedicated consultant at every stage.

Save with exclusive offers and deals on the best cruise lines.

100% family owned and operated and based in Australia for 20 years.

Subscribe