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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Quick Itinerary

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

Secure your space today by calling one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 196 1000

Departures and Prices

Le Commandant Charcot
14th June 2021 - 24th June 2021

Prices from £9,510 pp

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Enquire About At the Genesis of the French Polar Expeditions

When Do You Want To Go?

Enquire About At the Genesis of the French Polar Expeditions
About Us
  • We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition cruises, ships & operators.

  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.

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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Polar Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Polar Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Polar Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are amongst the best you'll find, plus look out for Polar Routes exclusive offers!
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.