Why we like the Charcot

  • This ship is equipped with hybrid engines using liquefied natural gas, minimising the carbon footprint of your trip
  • A strong focus on the expedition with a full programme of landings on each trip
  • A great example of the expedition approach is the trip to the Geographical North Pole; this ship is a serious ice breaker
  • One of the few ships to sail the full length of the Northwest Passage from Greenland to Nome
  • Offers adventure and relaxation in equal measure, with an indoor pool, sauna, spa, and choice of restaurants and bars

Trips aboard the Charcot

North Pole in Luxury

Reach the top of the world in serious comfort onboard a state-of-the-art luxury, hybrid-powered icebreaker. Travel north through icebound waters and join the exclusive list of intrepid explorers who have visited the geographical North…

  • 16 Days
  • $37,160
Full Transit of the Northwest Passage

Enter the Northwest Passage through Hudson Bay onboard a luxury, hybrid-powered icebreaker. Explore by helicopter and zodiac as you travel the full length of this fabled route all the way to Nome, Alaska. Spot bears on the ice floe, narwhal…

  • 25 Days
  • $38,382

Cabin Categories

All cabins feature a king-sized bed or twin beds in a stateroom layout with private balcony; interconnecting staterooms are available. All cabins feature an included minibar, 24 hour room service, flat screen TV, safe, dressing table with hairdryer, Dyptique toiletries, Nespresso coffee maker, Bose bluetooth speaker and access to complimentary WiFi (subject to connection availability).

Owner's Suite

  • 1,237ft² / 115m²
  • 2,002ft² / 186m² vast private balcony - exclusive jacuzzi, seating area and a unique fixed Swarovski Optik ST VISTA telescope 
  • Located on Deck 8 aft
  • Up to 2 passengers per cabin
  • Impressive entertaining space with 6 seater dining table and lounge areas, enjoying stunning views across the stern of the ship
  • Butler service
  • Shower and Balneo bathtub
  • One-hour spa facial or body treatment for one guest in the wellbeing space
  • Loan of Samsung tablet & 2 pairs of Swarovski binoculars

Duplex Suite

  • 1,011ft² / 94m²
  • 280ft² / 26m² private balcony with own jacuzzi
  • Up to 4 passengers per cabin
  • Vast entertaining space with dining and lounge areas and separate WC
  • Loan of Samsung tablet & 2 pairs of Swarvoski binoculars
  • Butler service
  • Shower and Balneo bathtub
Le Commandant Charcot, Arctic Vessel - duplex cabin

Privilege Suite

  • Deck 8
  • 516ft² / 48m²
  • 134ft² / 12.5m² private balcony
  • Separate lounge with sofa bed
  • Separate dressing room
  • Up to 4 passengers per cabin
  • Shower and Balneo bathtub
  • Butler service
  • Loan of Samsung tablet & 2 pairs of Swarvoski binoculars
Le Commandant Charcot, Arctic Vessel - privilege suite

A suite

Grand Prestige Suite

  • Deck 6
  • 452ft² / 42m²
  • 54ft² / 5m² private balcony
  • Up to 2 passengers per cabin
  • Butler service
  • Integrated lounge area with sofa
  • Shower and Balneo bathtub
  • Separate dressing room
  • Loan of Samsung tablet & 2 pairs of Swarvoski binoculars
Grand Prestige Suite onboard Commandant Charcot, Arctic vessel, Antarctica

Prestige Suite

  • Decks 7 and 8
  • 430ft² / 40m²
  • 107ft² / 10m² private balcony
  • Separate lounge area with sofa
  • 2 bathrooms with showers
  • Up to 4 passengers per cabin
Le Commandant Charcot, Arctic Vessel - junior suite

Deluxe Suite

  • Decks 6,7 and 8
  • Up to 2 passengers per cabin
  • 301ft² / 28m²
  • 54ft² / 5m² private balcony
  • Integrated lounge area
  • Shower

Prestige Stateroom

  • Decks 6,7 and 8
  • 215ft² / 20m²
  • Up to 2 passengers per cabin
  • 54ft² / 5m² private balcony
  • Shower
Le Commandant Charcot, Arctic Vessel - prestige twin cabin
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Alex says

There have been many new ships in recent years but none come close to the luxury of Charcot and as a hybrid powered icebreaker it's in a class of its own.

Alex Mudd Head of Swoop Antarctica

Communal Areas

Le Commandant Charcot has many common areas that are designed and equipped to provide the very best experience. In the reception area you'll find a photo desk and a boutique selling clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories. The main lounge hosts a tea corner, a cigar lounge and a bar, whereby you'll be treated to live music on selected evenings. For soaking up the late evening sun, you'll get to choose between the open-air bar or the large bar and lounge offering startling panoramic views.

In terms of recreation, there is a library, an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, a fitness room, massage rooms, snow room, sauna, nail shop and hairdresser. You can also look forward to conferences and presentations in the theatre, fitted with state-of-the-art technology.

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