The North Pole`s Heart & Soul – STAY FREE exclusive offer – 23 Aug 2023 – Cruise Traveller

The North Pole`s Heart & Soul – STAY FREE exclusive offer

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Commandant Charcot
Package Departs
23 Aug 2023
Package Duration
19 Nights
Embark Ship
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Disembark Ship
Reykjavik, Iceland
PR6 - Balcony PR7 - Balcony PR8 - Balcony PV6 - Suite
AU $46,230
per person
AU $47,140
per person
AU $48,050
per person
AU $49,420
per person

Package Duration: 19 nights Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 23 August 2023 – at Paris airport
Cruise Starts: 26 August 2023 – from Longyearbyen
Cruise Ends: 10 September 2023 – into Reykjavik
Package Ends: 11 September 2023 – at Reykjavik airport

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Holiday Highlights:
– Spend 3 complimentary hotel nights in romantic Paris, right in the heart of the Latin Quartier
– Take a day out in the Loire Valley to explore and taste the delights of the region
– Travel on Ponant`s tough but luxurious new build – Le Commandant Charcot – the first hybrid-electric polar exploration ship powered by LNG, designed with the greatest attention to detail in terms of safety and respect for the environment.
– Be among the few people in the world to go in search of the Geographic North Pole!
– Outings and shore visits in a zodiac with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
– Landscapes: ice floes. In Spitsbergen, jagged mountains, steep-sided valleys, sheer cliffs.
– Wildlife: search for polar bears, Northern fulmar, ivory gull, seals and whales
– Relax after your cruise with a free nights accommodation in Iceland`s Reykjavik.

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HUGE EARLYBIRD SAVINGS.

Twin PR6 Prestige Balcony was $65,180 – current earlybird price: $46,230*pp
Twin PR7 Prestige Balcony was $66,380 – current earlybird price: $47,140*pp
Twin PR8 Prestige Balcony was $67,610 – current earlybird price: $48,050*pp
Twin PV6 Deluxe Suite was $69,425 – current earlybird price: $49,420*pp
Single PR6 Prestige Balcony was $126,450 – current earlybird price: $68,530*

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THE NORTH POLE`S HEART & SOUL Cruise & Stay package prices include:
– FREE!* One way transfer from Paris airport to hotel
– FREE!* 3 nights accommodation in a centrally located hotel, Paris with breakfast
– FREE!* One way transfer from Paris hotel to airport
– One way charter flight from Paris to Longyearbyen inc tax
– One way transfer from Longyearbyen airport to port
– 15 night luxury expedition Arctic cruise aboard the NEW Le Commandant Charcot from Longyearbyen to Reykjavik
– 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 Reykjavik port to hotel
– FREE!* 1 nights accommodation in Reykjavik with breakfast
– FREE!* One way transfer from Reykjavik hotel to airport

YOUR SHIP – the NEW Le Commandant Charcot

With Le Commandant-Charcot, PONANT has imagined and envisaged the cruise voyage of tomorrow. The latest addition to the fleet will take you following in the footsteps of the great polar explorers in refined surroundings complete with the kind of luxury services never before offered in the farthest reaches of the southern and northern hemispheres. The indoor swimming pool, the conservatory, the panoramic restaurant, the Blue Lagoon outdoor restaurant, the Main Lounge, the Observation Lounge, the lobby. Each of the common areas has been designed to both convey French-style discreet luxury and arouse wonder and amazement. The common thread running through all their designs is the desire to allow the light to penetrate and open everything up the extraordinary polar landscapes and scenery. This very first hybrid-electric polar exploration ship powered by LNG has been designed with the greatest attention to detail in terms of safety and respect for the environment.

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

DateActivityArriveDepart
23 Aug 2023 Make your own way to Paris airport by 23 August 2023
23 Aug 2023 Transfer to Paris hotel, Check in for a three night stay
24 Aug 2023 Full day tour to the Loire Valley with Castles visit and wine tasting
25 Aug 2023 Paris at leisure
26 Aug 2023 Transfer to airport, Charter flight from Paris to Longyearbyen
26 Aug 2023 Arrive Longyearbyen, Transfer to port, embark Le Commandant Charcot

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
26 Aug 2023
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
6:00 PM
27 Aug 2023 At sea    
28 Aug 2023
The Ice Floes
29 Aug 2023
The Ice Floes
30 Aug 2023
The Ice Floes
31 Aug 2023
The Ice Floes
01 Sep 2023
The Ice Floes
02 Sep 2023
Geographic North Pole
03 Sep 2023
The Ice Floes
04 Sep 2023
The Ice Floes
05 Sep 2023 At sea    
06 Sep 2023 At sea    
07 Sep 2023 At sea    
08 Sep 2023 At sea    
09 Sep 2023 At sea    
10 Sep 2023
Reykjavik, Iceland
6:00 AM

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
10 Sep 2023 Transfer to hotel in Reykjavik for overnight stay
11 Sep 2023 Transfer to airport. Holiday ends. Make own way from 11Sep23

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 selects a flight and organises the transfer between the airport and the port. This package is included in your cruise fare.

Embarkation day – Paris/Longyearbyen

Flight Paris/Longyearbyen selected by PONANT.
Approximate flight duration: 4 h 30.

We highly recommend you arrive in Paris the day before this flight.
We suggest you to be at the check-in counter 2 hours before departure.

Meet & greet at the airport by our local English-speaking representative.
Transfer to the pier for embarkation.

– Cruise aboard your cruise ship –

This programme includes:

Flight Paris/Longyearbyen selected by PONANT in economy class.Transfer mentioned in the programme.English-speaking assistance.This programme does not include:

Personal expenses.Any other service not mentioned in the programme.Please note:

Flight included in the programme is as of today, operated in economy class, on a European airline.Due to limited local transportation resources, waiting might be generated.For passengers in transit in Paris, we recommend staying one night in Paris before this flight.Programme and flight schedule are subject to change without prior notice.

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

EXPERIENCE CRUISING ANOTHER WAY, DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF YACHT CRUISES.

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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