Discover the east coast of Greenland on an 11-day spring voyage. During this season a thick layer of ice protects access to the shores, and the days feel everlasting. Venture into an extremely remote part of the world, source of fascination to generations of explorers, with Ponant aboard the brand-new Commandant Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration ship.
Between immense glaciers, winding fjords carrying gigantic icebergs, polar caps and thick patches of ice flow, you will discover a nature enhanced by the special luminosity of the midnight sun. In this season, the sun's rays lie level with the horizon diffusing a magical palette of blue, magenta, purple and pink.
Sail further north from Nansen Harbour to the coast of Blosseville, a wild region of jagged peaks identified by Commander Blosseville in 1833, during a voyage which led to his disappearance and that of his crew. Relive this period in the history of sailing during a unique cruise which will take you to the heart of this hostile but sublime realm of ice.
Following in the footsteps of the great explorers on Greenland's east coast, you will be immersed in the heart of this hostile yet peaceful icy realm
Ammassalik: experience an exceptional encounter with the Inuit village of Tasiilaq, located on this small island discovered in 1882
D'Aunay Bay: Jean-Baptiste Charcot's first stop on his expedition to map this coast
The never-explored Bosseville Coast and its thick layer of ice come straight from the North Pole
A rich fauna: polar bears, seals, Arctic foxes and hares, sea birds
Day 1: Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 2: At Sea
Days 3 - 5: Ammassalik Region (Greenland)
Days 6 - 9: Exploration of Blosseville Coast
Day 10: At Sea
Day 11: Disembarkation in Reykjavik
Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city. Embarkation is in the late afternoon for an early evening departure. Take some time to explore the city, visit the historical centre or perhaps enjoy the famous thermal pools at the Blue Lagoon.
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or perhaps be tempted by the swimming pool. Enjoy lectures by your onboard experts, or take in the scenery on deck.
Still almost unknown just a century ago, the east coast of Greenland remains the most authentic and majestic region. Follow in the footsteps of Captain Jean-Baptiste Charcot's famous ship, the Porquoi Pas?, which set off with its crew to discover Ammassalik, a small island of primitive and wild beauty where the Inuit people chose to live. The name of this island is a reference to the capelin, a small silver fish, whose presence in the thousands announces the arrival of spring. A surprising discovery in a spectacular setting.
This uninhabited territory, which bears the name of the French explorer and sailor who discovered this region, lies to the south of Scoresby Sund. Surrounded by ice, icebegs and pieces of pack ice, Blosseville Coast is one of these wild and hard-to-reach places that very few people are lucky enough to explore.
Make the most of the many services and activities on board today. Perhaps you'll visit the upper deck to admire the spectacle of waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species
Arrive in Reykjavik in the early morning and disembark for your return flight home
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