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Set sail with Ponant on a brand-new itinerary, specifically designed for their brand-new polar exploration vessel, Le Commandant Charcot. This 13-day exploration cruise will offer you the unique opportunity to discover the northeast coast of Greenland, one of the most difficult regions to access in the Far North, in spring, when the ice and snow are still in abundance.

Setting sail from Reykjavik, you will first reach the region of Ittoqqortoormiit, home to a small community of Greenlanders, where you will find out about the life of these last hunters in the polar regions.

Then, your ship will head for the Northeast Greenland National Park, the largest national park in the world and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: with no trace of human life, just beautiful alpine landscapes as far as the eye can see and powerful glaciers.

Travelling in the Arctic regions in spring is the perfect time to observe the exceptional wildlife that it shelters. The polar bear is king here. You will perhaps admire, roaming this white desert, a solitary male in search of the ideal hunting or fishing spot, or a mother teaching her cub the secrets of survival.

You will attempt to reach the north of the national park, and Ile de France, discovered by the Duke of Orleans in 1905. This particularly remote region is protected by thick pack ice, brought directly from the North Pole by the transpolar current. You will then disembark in Reykjavik.

Highlights

  • A cruise in collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert onboard.
  • Discover the largest national park in the world, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, at the magical moment when nature wakes up.
  • Enjoy Zodiac outings and hiking opportunities
  • Meet the Inuit people who call this region home
  • Spot unique Arctic wildlife: polar bears, narwhals, seals, musk oxen, Arctic foxes and hares, orcas, sea birds.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Reykjavik, Iceland
Days 2 & 3: At Sea
Days 4 & 5: Ittoqqortoormiit
Day 6: Dodmansbugten
Day 7: Danmarkshavn
Day 8: Northeast Greenland National Park
Day 9: Ile-de-France
Day 10: Myggbukta
Days 11 & 12: At sea
Day 13: Reykjavik

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Departures and Prices

Le Commandant Charcot
10th May 2022 - 22nd May 2022

Prices from £14,799 pp

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Le Commandant Charcot
22nd May 2022 - 3rd June 2022

Prices from £14,699 pp

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ABOUT US
  • We'll compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • 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.

  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), 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!
  • All our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.