Go further aboard Le Commandant Charcot

Discover an experience unique in the world: equipped with the latest technology available to minimise its environmental impact, the World’s Only Luxury Icebreaker offers a unique experience, combining luxury, exploration, eco-friendly navigation.

Le Commandant Charcot makes unprecedented explorations possible, right in the heart of the polar regions.

Le Commandant Charcot is the world’s first passenger polar exploration cruise ship with a Polar Class 2 icebreaking rating. Its reinforced hull guarantees its safety in these extreme environments.


A journey of discoveries and wonder

A ship of scientific opportunity, Le Commandant Charcot is equipped with its own laboratories and hosts scientific researchers in disciplines such as glaciology, oceanography, marine biology, climatology and the social sciences.

Their expertise provides invaluable insight in understanding and protecting the polar regions, expertise that is shared onboard through presentations and citizen science seminars.


Polar exploration, absolute comfort

Experience the intensity of a polar exploration voyage in an exceptionally serene onboard environment. The ship features a winter garden, a panoramic restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, a spa, a sauna, and more. Each detail on board has been designed to offer you an unparalleled travel experience.

In the high Arctic, or in the most remote Antarctic seas, you will find the refined facilities and superior level of service that have forged PONANT’s signature over the last thirty years. Whatever your desires, our professional and attentive staff are at your disposal to make your cruise an exceptional experience.

Le Commandant Charcot

Join us aboard the world's first luxury polar exploration vessel. Le Commandant Charcot combines hybrid propulsion with liquefied natural gas (LNG) and electric generators.
Le Commandant Charcot has been designed to minimise the environmental impact of travel in the furthest latitudes.

Further into the Arctic Adventure

Discover the landscapes of the Arctic, whose primeval beauty evokes intense emotion. Observe exceptional wildlife in its natural habitat.

Experience Antarctica differently

Discover Antarctica, the ultimate sanctuary for wildlife and a fascinating world of force and beauty that will reveal itself in all of its splendour.

A gentle and respectful exploration

Glide on the clear waters or between the ice floes and get as close as possible to the immaculate nature of the poles.

An enriching scientific adventure

Discover a scientific adventure in the polar regions and contribute to improving the knowledge of biodiversity, marine mammals or glaciology.

Exceptional suites and staterooms

On board, there are 123 suites and staterooms, ranging in size from 20 to 115 m², and providing a warm, modern design that looks out onto the outside world. Each has a private balcony or terrace.

Soothing Moments

After a relaxing bath in the lagoon heated (by an energy recuperation system), settle down comfortably by the brazier and enjoy the delights of the polar landscapes while savouring one of the refined dishes from the bar's à la carte menu.

Relaxing times

After a moment of relaxation at the spa or the sauna, enjoy the beneficial effects of ice in the Snow Room. This unique space offers a real sensory journey.

Culinary discoveries

In the kitchen, the iconic Signature dishes of Alain Ducasse complete a menu specially designed by the Michelin-starred chef for Le Commandant Charcot. Fine gastronomy, a bistro-style menu and finger food can be enjoyed in the various restaurants and bars of the ship.

Le Commandant Charcot

Le Commandant Charcot

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