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Transarctic, the Quest for the Two North Poles

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen - Nome, Alaska

Dates:
5/9/2025
to  25/9/2025

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21
days
20
nights on board
Starting from*
€43,820
per person
25% Ponant Bonus

FLIGHT PARIS/LONGYEARBYEN + TRANSFERS + FLIGHT NOME/SEATLLE


In partnership with The Explorers Club, our ship will host esteemed members of The Explorers Club, renowned for their trailblazing expeditions to the farthest reaches of the globe. Equipped with specialized laboratories onboard, Science Grantees will provide invaluable firsthand knowledge, delving into their ongoing research. Meanwhile, our esteemed Speakers will captivate audiences with engaging lectures and thrilling narratives drawn from their own daring explorations. Join us as we venture to the world's most remote corners, where discovery and adventure await at every turn.

With featured guests Laurence de La Ferrière, renowned French adventurer and Cindy Miller Hopkins, American Photo Ambassador.

In 1926, when Umberto Nobile crossed the Arctic via the North Pole, aboard the Norge airship that he designed himself, he became the first man in the world to undertake this crossing. It was an exploit that many would subsequently attempt to repeat. For, behind the idea of exploring our planet’s last latitudes, there lies the prospect of raising our spirit, of matching our thirst for the unknown with our deep desire to gain a greater understanding of the world in which we live.

Le Commandant Charcot, a ship of scientific opportunity, follows in the tradition of Nobile, a pioneer and a tireless architect of polar discovery, in order to discover some of the Arctic’s secrets during a dedicated research mission at the highest point of the north.

The ship, the latest addition to the company’s fleet, shaped for polar exploration, is preparing to sail, a never travelled, transpolar maritime route, that is inaccessible to traditional ships. From the legendary Bering Strait, a link between the East and the West, to the ice-covered land of Svalbard, Le Commandant Charcot will carve out a path through the ice floes, exploring the ice of the Beaufort Sea, and use open water leads to attempt to reach the elusive Magnetic and Geographic North Poles.

Like a pioneer, you will cross these ice-covered landscapes of the Arctic by sea. During your exploration, you will discover the research projects that are part of the scientific mission taking place on board. This is a unique opportunity to clarify your knowledge alongside a multi-disciplinary team of around twenty researchers on board, to understand their investigations and closely follow their work. Also accompanied by our expert naturalists, you will discover unique ecosystems while sharpening your perception of the polar world and comprehending the stakes of their transformation. Use this journey to grant yourself an initiatory immersion: the rare occasion to take part in an adventure that is making a contribution to scientific research.

Taking an all-new route means pledging to enter an unexplored world with respect, taking the time to observe and understand, as a conscious witness, the unfolding show. With your senses awakened, with the ice floe as your travel companion, you will move through an ever-changing environment, its hypnotic panoramas of raw beauty sculpted by sea winds and plays on light. In the heart of the drifting ice, you will savour the constantly renewed poetry of the elements.

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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Partner - Laurence de la Ferriere

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Choose your stateroom

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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(20 m²)

From €43,820 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(20 m²)

From €44,620 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(20 m²)

From €45,420 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(28 m²)

From €46,620 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(28 m²)

From €48,620 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(28 m²)

From €50,210 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(40 m²)

From €63,800 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(40 m²)

From €65,800 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(42 m²)

From €67,800 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(48 m²)

From €71,800 per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite Deck 6
 

(94 m²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(115 m²)

Fully booked



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