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Cruises visiting Expedition to Charcot Island (Antarctica)


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When he discovered this island surrounded by sea ice in 1910 from aboard the Pourquoi Pas ? as he mapped Alexander Island, Jean-Baptiste Charcot had not be able to get less than 40 miles away from it. Situated in a zone that experiences frequent low-pressure systems and regular cloud cover, the island remains in many ways an enigma. It is entirely covered in ice and sheer cliffs, with the exception of the rocky outcrops extending over a dozen kilometres in the far north-west. The ice in the narrowest part of Wilkins Sound has been cracking in recent times, thus officially detaching this island from its neighbour, Alexander Island, lying 50 km away. Very few people have landed on this largely untouched island, whose waters attract numerous seabirds, such as petrels, Antarctic terns and skuas.

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Ushuaia - Ushuaia
LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT
Night in Santiago + flight Santiago/Ushuaia + transfers + flight Ushuaia/Santiago
14 nights on board
Dates:
5/12/2025 to the 20/12/2025
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Ushuaia - Ushuaia
LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT
Night in Santiago + flight Santiago/Ushuaia + transfers + flight Ushuaia/Santiago
14 nights on board
Dates:
19/12/2025 to the 3/1/2026
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Ushuaia - Ushuaia
LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT
Overnight in Santiago + flight Santiago/Ushuaia + transfers + flight Ushuaia/Santiago
14 nights on board
Dates:
2/1/2026 to the 17/1/2026
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