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Inaugural cruise - In the wake of Captain Jean-Baptiste Charcot
31 May - 14 Jun
14 Nights
7 Ports

Inaugural cruise - In the wake of Captain Jean-Baptiste Charcot

31 May - 14 June 2021
From £13,520 pp


14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


7 Ports

31 May

Setting sail from Le Havre

Le Havre was more or less flattened during World War II, which makes the city's UNESCO World Heritage status all the more remarkable. Rebuilt by the Belgian architect Auguste Perret, Le Havre is now characterised by a striking modernist style; don't miss the towering, concrete Église St-Joseph.

1 June

France: Saint-Malo

2-5 June

At sea

6-7 June

Iceland: Álftanes

Greenland: Blosseville Coast

9-10 June

Greenland: Ittoqqortoormiit

Ittoqqortoormiit, Scoresby Sound, Greenland

11 June

Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Jan Mayen

12-13 June

At sea

14 June

Arriving in Reykjavik

Capital of Iceland and gateway to this extraordinary volcanic island, modern Reykjavik is home to an impressive collection of interesting attractions and places of historic significance. Visit the impressive Hallgrímskirkja church, relax in a thermal pool, potter around the old harbour, and with 24 hour daylight in the summer months, you can play golf at midnight, or choose the perfect place to view the midnight sun such as the lighthouse at Grotta or on the waterfront by Sólfar - the Sun Voyager sculpture. If you're like us, you will find travelling out of Reykjavik by land or sea to be unforgettable.

Don't miss

Take a boat tour from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour to see the numerous whales of Faxaflói Bay: harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales.

The Ship

Your home from home

Ponant - Le Commandant Charcot
Ponant - Le Commandant Charcot - Prestige Stateroom
Ponant - Le Commandant Charcot - Outdoor pool

The world's first electric hybrid polar expedition ship, Le Commandant Charcot promises to be the most exciting addition yet to the Ponant fleet.

What we love

Jean-Baptiste Charcot was a true polar pioneer, and Ponant's icebreaker will explore the parts of the Arctic and Antarctica that other expedition vessels can't reach. On board you can expect Ponant's customary French flair, and the ship is also designed to have a minimal effect on the environment, with technological innovations such as hybrid propulsion and an advanced waste water treatment system.

Capacity 270 Guests
Crew 187 Staff
Style This will be the world's most luxurious icebreaker, blending contemporary decor with a refined French flair.
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All soft drinks
  • Tea, coffee and pastries
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Excursions by zodiac
  • Complimentary WiFi
More about Le Commandant Charcot

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
101 Hotel, Reykjavik

Extend your stay in Reykjavik

Enjoy Icelandic design chic at the super cool 101 Hotel, with a perfect central location.

Aerial view of Reykjavik in winter

Private tours from Reykjavik

A helicopter tour is a must do here; the unforgettable spectacular day-tours will give you a completely different perspective.

Get your free Arctic guide

Our expedition cruising guide to the Arctic will tell you everything you need to know, including when to visit, what to see and how to get there.


Inaugural cruise - In the wake of Captain Jean-Baptiste Charcot

31 May - 14 June 2021
From £13,520 pp


14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


7 Ports


Le Commandant Charcot of Ponant

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
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Matthew Lonsdale

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 45 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

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