PASSAGE TO ANTARCTICA 2023 – Bonus Free stay offer – 11 Mar 2023 – Cruise Traveller

PASSAGE TO ANTARCTICA 2023 – Bonus Free stay offer

Cruise Line
Le Commandant Charcot
Package Departs
11 Mar 2023
Package Duration
21 Nights
Embark Ship
Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembark Ship
Montevideo, Uruguay
PR6 - Balcony PR7 - Balcony PR8 - Balcony PV6 - Suite
AU $35,660
per person
AU $36,330
per person
AU $37,000
per person
AU $38,010
per person

Package Duration: 21 nights Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 11 March 2023 – at Santiago airport
Cruise Starts: 12 March 2023 – from Ushuaia
Cruise Ends: 29 March 2023 – into Montevideo
Package Ends: 1 April 2023 – at Montevideo airport


Holiday Highlights:
– Discover an itinerary along the Scotia Arc, between the Atlantic and Southern Oceans.
– Outings and shore visits in a zodiac with a team of naturalist-guides.
– Lectures and information sessions hosted by naturalist-guides.
– Landscapes: volcanic mountains on the South Sandwich Islands, table top icebergs in the Weddell, glaciers, ice floes.
– Wildlife: king penguins, Adelie penguins, fur seals, elephant seals, whales, sea birds.
– Many activities: kayaking, hiking or snowshoeing, polar plunge without suit, polar swim with drysuit, participative science.
– Spend 3 complimentary hotel nights in Montevideo with breakfast


Twin PR6 Prestige Balcony was $48,560 – current earlybird price: $35,660*pp
Twin PR7 Prestige Balcony was $49,450 – current earlybird price: $36,330*pp
Twin PR8 Prestige Balcony was $50,350 – current earlybird price: $37,000*pp
Twin PV6 Deluxe Suite was $51,690 – current earlybird price: $38,010*pp
Single PR6 Prestige Balcony was $93,230 – current earlybird price: $68,530*


PASSAGE TO ANTARCTICA Cruise & Stay package prices include:
– One way transfer from Santiago airport to hotel
– 1 nights accommodation in a 5-star Santiago hotel with light breakfast
– One way transfer from Santiago hotel to airport
– One way flight from Santiago to Ushuaia inc tax
– One way transfer from Ushuaia airport to port
– 17 night luxury expedition Antarctic cruise aboard the NEW Le Commandant Charcot from Ushuaia to Montevideo
– All meals while on board the ship (from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation)
– Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
– Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands…list available upon request)
– Evening entertainment and events
– Room service 24h (special selection)
– Highly qualified bilingual French/English expedition team
– Zodiac excursions
– Park entry fees into protected areas (where applicable)
– Free expedition parka
– Free boots rental
– Port taxes
– FREE!* One way transfer from Montevideo port to hotel
– FREE!* 3 nights accommodation in Montevideo with breakfast
– FREE!* One way transfer from Montevideo hotel to airport

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (28Apr22) - based on current Ponant bonus discount of 30% which can and does change without prior notice. Some cabins may have obstructed views. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Transfers only included if guests are arriving/departing by air at specific airports on exact package dates. Offer ends 30Jun22 or until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Free hotel stays included in package by Cruise Traveller and are subject to cancellation fees which vary from the cruise line`s. Hotels are at the discretion of our agency, guests may choose to upgrade for a surcharge if desired.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 28 Apr 2022 to 30 Jun 2022 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

11 Mar 2023 Make your own way to Santiago by 11 March 2023
11 Mar 2023 Transfer from Airport to hotel, Santiago
11 Mar 2023 Check in Santiago hotel for overnight stay
12 Mar 2023 Transfer to airport, Fly Santiago to Ushuaia, Transfer to port

Cruise Itinerary

12 Mar 2023
Ushuaia, Argentina
6:00 PM
13 Mar 2023
Drake Passage
14 Mar 2023
Drake Passage
15 Mar 2023
South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
16 Mar 2023
Antarctic Peninsula
17 Mar 2023
Weddell Sea Antarctica
18 Mar 2023
Weddell Sea Antarctica
19 Mar 2023
Thule Island, South Sandwich Islands
19 Mar 2023
Cook Island, South Sandwich Islands
20 Mar 2023
Saunders Island, Falklands
21 Mar 2023
Zavodovski Island, South Sandwich Islands
22 Mar 2023 At sea    
23 Mar 2023
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
24 Mar 2023
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
25 Mar 2023 At sea    
26 Mar 2023 At sea    
27 Mar 2023 At sea    
28 Mar 2023 At sea    
29 Mar 2023
Montevideo, Uruguay
7:00 AM

Post-cruise Itinerary

29 Mar 2023 Transfer to hotel, Montevideo at leisure
30 Mar 2023 Montevideo at leisure
31 Mar 2023 Montevideo at leisure
01 Apr 2023 Transfer to airport Montevideo. Holiday ends.

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then scroll down and select Continue to provide your contact details and preference. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.

Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
Deluxe Suite Deck 6

For your serenity, PONANT has organised the following included programme for you, which starts the day prior to embarkation.
The day before embarkation – Santiago
Transfer from airport to PONANT selected hotel.
In order to organise your transfer, please inform your travel agent, 60 days before departure, your flight number as well as your arrival time and day
Meet and greet at the hotel by our local representative. Check-in from late morning.
Lunch on your own and time at leisure in the afternoon.
Overnight at the hotel.
Embarkation Day – Santiago/Ushuaia
A light morning breakfast will be served before leaving for the airport for your Santiago/Ushuaia flight.Transfer to the airport.
Flight Santiago/Ushuaia selected by PONANT in economy class.Seats in business class may be available, please contact your travel agent.Approximate flight duration: 3 hours
Meet and greet at Ushuaia airport (English-speaking assistance).Transfer to Le Commandant-Charcot.Embarkation.
– Cruise on board your ship –
Your programme includes:
Transfer from airport upon flight arrival.1-night accommodation in a 5* hotel the night before embarkation.Your hotel will be confirmed few weeks before your cruise.Early check-in available from late morning.Hospitality desk at the hotel in Santiago. Flight Santiago/Ushuaia selected by PONANT, in economy class.Seats in business class may be available, please contact your travel agent.Meals as mentioned in the programme and beverage package.Transfers as mentioned in the programme.Your programme does not include:
Tips for the local guide.Personal expenses.Other meals and services not mentioned in the programme.Please note:
The local currency is the Chilean Peso. You will be able to make most of your purchases in USD (in small denominations) or by credit card, accepted in most hotels, shopping centres and boutiques. You will also be able to retrieve Pesos from the ATM-s.Summer season in Santiago: temperatures may be very hot, but often between 68 °F (20 °C) and 95 °F (35 °C).Summer season in Ushuaia: temperatures vary between 41 °F (5 °C) and 65 °F (15 °C)We recommend you wear warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes.If case PONANT has not received your full flight details, services start at the hotel in time for check-in.Programme is subject to change.To know your PONANT flight schedule, please contact your travel agent; it is also indicated on your electronic ticket included in your travel documents.

Be the first aboard Le Commandant-Charcot, the world’s luxury polar exploration vessel, and enjoy a unique sailing experience in the Arctic or Antarctic!

With its hybrid propulsion combining liquefied natural gas (LNG) and electric generators, Le Commandant-Charcot has been designed to minimise the environmental impact of travel to the furthest latitudes.

The decoration of the ship, imagined by two internationally renowned design and architecture firms – the studio of Jean-Philippe Nuel and Wilmotte & Associés – is designed to be in harmony with the environment. The approach is contemporary with the desire to create a warm and elegant setting; stone, wood and leather recall the natural environment in which the ship is sailing.

Equipped with just 135 staterooms including 31 suites with balconies and outside views, Le Commandant-Charcot welcomes you in an intimate and refined atmosphere. Outstanding gastronomy in the two restaurants, relaxation in the indoor pool surrounded by its winter garden, relaxation in the well-being area with sauna and Snow Room… Like on a private yacht, each of our guests is unique.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 150 metres
  • Tonnage: 30,000 Gross Tonnes
  • Maiden Voyage: 2021
  • Refurbished: May 20201
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 270
  • Officer Nationality: French

Ship Amenities

  • Individual Climate Control
  • Minibar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Flat screen satellite television
  • Video on demand
  • IPod™ docks
  • In Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Direct Line Telephone
  • Internet access Wifi

Ship Facilities

  • Boutique
  • Image and Photo Desk
  • Reception / Concierge Desk
  • Main Lounge
  • Cigar Lounge
  • Bar
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Hair Salon
  • Massage Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Snow Room
  • Nail Shop
  • Indoor Pool and Winter Garden
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Theatre and Conference Room
  • Library
  • Medical Centre
  • Gastronomic Restaurant
  • Grill Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Panoramic Bar


Our mission is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships.

To offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate environment – a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared – and unforgettable moments of relaxation on board elegant yachts of character.

To combine sophistication and conviviality, with priority given to authentic experiences, emotions and the ongoing quest for excellence.

Yacht cruises: more than a cruise, a privilege…

Attentive, professional, discreet and elegant, the fully bilingual service on board will meet your every desire. Our unique atmosphere is filled with a signature sentiment: a warm welcome from an experienced crew who are passionate about what they do, in the tradition of private yachting.

In the dining areas, our gourmet cuisine is worthy of top fine dining restaurants: exquisite wines are available, and menus are created with expertise by our skilled chefs with a French-inspired menu enhanced by specialties from our various ports of call.

Pleasure, enrichment, discovery: relax – we take care of everything…

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* Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.

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