Le Commandant Charcot Special

Exclusive Antarctic Adventure Offer! Experience the ultimate in luxury aboard Ponant's Le Commandant Charcot with Eclipse Travel! Book any of our select Antarctic cruises by August 10, 2024, and receive an incredible Booking Credit ranging from AUD 1,540 to AUD 12,290 per person. This is your chance to explore the breathtaking, icy wilderness of Antarctica in unparalleled comfort and style, while saving significantly on the expedition of a lifetime. Don’t miss this exclusive, limited-time offer. Secure your dream Antarctic adventure today and embark on an unforgettable journey with Eclipse Travel!

Ponant Cruises, a French luxury cruise line founded in 1988, specializes in small-ship expeditions that offer a unique blend of elegance, French-inspired cuisine, and immersive travel experiences.

 

Le Commandant Charcot, launched in 2021, is Ponant’s pioneering hybrid electric polar exploration vessel. It combines liquefied natural gas (LNG) and electric power for reduced environmental impact, boasts Polar Class 2 icebreaking capabilities, and offers luxury accommodations for up to 245 guests. The ship facilitates scientific research with onboard laboratories and eco-friendly technologies. It provides immersive enrichment programs led by polar experts and offers expedition cruises to remote Arctic and Antarctic regions, emphasizing sustainability and advanced exploration.

 

Known for its high level of service and commitment to sustainability, Ponant provides guests with gourmet dining, elegant accommodations, and a comfortable, intimate atmosphere. The cruise line offers educational and cultural programs, including expert lectures and art exhibitions, enhancing the onboard experience. Ponant’s dedication to environmental responsibility includes using cleaner fuels and supporting conservation efforts, making it a popular choice for travelers seeking both luxury and meaningful, eco-conscious adventures.

Technical Specificity

Length: 492 ft
Beam: 92 ft
Draft: 33 ft
Cruising speed: 15 knots
Ice class Polar: Class PC2
Classification: Bureau Veritas
Flag: French

Guest decks: 5
Guest capacity: 245
Zodiacs: 16
Gross tonnage: 31 757 UMS
Electric propulsion motors: 34 MW
Installed power: 42 MW
Construction: Sovik, Norway

 

Book by August 10, 2024, and receive an incredible Booking Credit ranging from AUD 1,540 to AUD 12,290 per person. Ask us for details!


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