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The Northwest Passage

Reykjavík - Nome, Alaska

Dates:
12/8/2024
to  5/9/2024

25
days
24
nights on board
Starting from*
€41,400
per person
25% Ponant Bonus

FLIGHT NOME/SEATTLE + TRANSFER


Through PONANT’s alliance with The Explorers Club, this voyage will feature English-Speaker David Borish, a social scientist and documentary filmmaker who is pushing the boundaries of the use of audiovisual methods to explore and understand the relationships between humans and animals in the Arctic and Subarctic. We are also joined by The Explorers Club French-Speaker Ghislain Bardout who has advanced expertise in deep polar diving expeditions, on behalf of his organization, Under The Pole’s mission, focused on scientific discovery and raising awareness.

We also welcome a team of two Explorers Club Science Grantees, Dr. Ari Koeppel, Research Associate at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center and Dr. Christopher S. Edwards, Associate Professor of Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University.  For their research project on this voyage, they’ll carry out a suite of measurements to track and help determine the thawing of ice and permafrost to enhance our understanding of land surface processes via remote sensing on Mars and Earth. Expect their findings to offer captivating narratives and valuable insights.

With the presence of Ian Dawson and Sue Flood, British Photo Ambassadors.

Explore the expanse of the Arctic world during extraordinary polar odyssey from Iceland to Alaska, via the mythical Northwest Passage. The greatest explorers long coveted travelling from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean via the Far North route before Roald Amundsen accomplished the feat during his expedition from 1903 to 1906. Although this crossing is now legendary, PONANT invites you to go even further, aboard Le Commandant Charcot, by sailing along a virtually unexplored maritime route.

Like a perfect prelude to your discovery of the polar world, the latest addition to the PONANT fleet will first take you on a magnificent ascent up the west coast of Greenland to the majestic Disko Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it will reveal itself to you between its mythical glacier and the graceful dance of monumental icebergs.

Next, you will enter the Northwest Passage via Lancaster Sound then through the ice of McClure Strait. Following in the wake of one of the most mythical sagas in polar exploration, the ship will progress through to Banks Island, and gradually immerse you in a constantly changing world of ice. The infinity of the ice floe will unveil itself, moving, treating the eyes to beauties sculpted by nature and enhanced by the changing light. Aboard Le Commandant Charcot, a luxurious setting designed to navigate in extreme zones, you will continue into the Beaufort Sea and explore landscapes that are inaccessible to traditional ships. The ice covering reshapes the relief and reveals an incredible sensorial experience for the modern-day explorers.

Your immersion in the northern world will also lead you to encounter the Inuit people for special moments of sharing based on their traditions. In the heart of the ice or at the confluence of the currents, there where all is pristine and wild, nature reigns supreme and an encounter with a polar bear is always a wonderful experience.

Beyond the Arctic Circle, your senses will further be ignited as the sight of the glistening ice floesblue-tinged glaciersrugged mountain chains and rolling tundra captivates you. Long fantasised about before being discovered at the beginning of the 20th century, the Northwest Passage promises you a trip that is synonymous with going back to basics.

Find out more about the world of Le Commandant Charcot here!

We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. Our navigation, mainly in the fjords, will be determined by the type of ice we come across; as the fast ice must be preserved, we will take this factor into account from day to day in our itineraries. The sailing programme, outings, activities and observation of fauna cannot be guaranteed and are subject to weather and ice conditions. The experiences are unique and vary from day to day and for each departure. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while respecting safety instructions and regulations imposed by the AECO.


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Through PONANT’s alliance with The Explorers Club, this voyage will feature English-Speaker David Borish, a social scientist and documentary filmmaker who is pushing the boundaries of the use of audiovisual...


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Partner - David Borish

Our guest of honour

Partner - David Borish

David Borish

"I am thrilled to join PONANT guests on the Northwest Passage expedition, as it presents a unique opportunity to witness an enormous range of the Arctic's stunning landscapes, communities, and wildlife. I hope to enhance the journey by providing insights about the cultural and conservation contexts of the region and will aim to foster enriching discussions and experiences for travelers."

David Borish

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Partner - The Explorers Club

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Partner - The Explorers Club

The Explorers Club

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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(20 m²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(20 m²)

From €42,180 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(20 m²)

From €42,960 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(28 m²)

From €44,130 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(28 m²)

From €46,080 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(28 m²)

From €47,640 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(40 m²)

From €60,870 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(40 m²)

From €62,810 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(42 m²)

From €64,760 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(48 m²)

From €68,650 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite Deck 6
 

(94 m²)

From €93,950 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(115 m²)

Fully booked



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