The Emperor Penguins of Weddell Sea
31 Oct - 12 Nov
12 Nights
3 Ports
Ponant

The Emperor Penguins of Weddell Sea

31 October - 12 November 2025
From £21,710 pp

Duration

12 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

3 Ports

31 October

Setting sail from Ushuaia

Ushuaia is sometimes described as 'the city at the end of the world', though its rugged beauty is far from apocalyptic. Perched on the ragged southern edge of Argentina, where the snow-capped Andes fall away into the churning sea, the city has a frontier town feel to it, and serves as the base for expeditions into the icy waters of Antarctica. There are also plenty of outdoor pursuits on offer here, including hiking, skiing and fishing, and the Tierra del Fuego National Park is home to spectacular scenery and wildlife including penguins, guanacos, sea lions and condors.

Don't miss

What can we say? You can’t miss anything in the town, it’s so small!

1-2 November

At sea

3 November

Antarctica: Antarctic Peninsula

4-11 November

At sea

12 November

Arriving in Ushuaia

Our tip

You can finish off your cold weather shopping here, they have all the best stuff.

The Ship

Your home from home

Ponant - Le Commandant Charcot in Greenland
Ponant - Le Commandant Charcot - Helipad
Ponant - Le Commandant Charcot - Infinity pool

The world's first electric hybrid polar expedition ship, Le Commandant Charcot may 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 explores 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 245 Guests
Crew 187 Staff
Style This may be the world's most luxurious icebreaker, blending contemporary decor with a refined French flair.
Inclusions
  • 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
Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa, Ushuaia

Where to stay in Ushuaia

Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa is your best option, if you have time to stay.

Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tours from Ushuaia

What you choose to do on tour will need to supplement whatever cruise you are taking. So if you are heading to Antarctica, whilst here you will want to go to the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Get your free Antarctica guide

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

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The Emperor Penguins of Weddell Sea

31 October - 12 November 2025
From £21,710 pp

Duration

12 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

3 Ports

Ship

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.

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, then why not visit us at our comfortable offices on London's Russell Square - we'd be delighted to see you.

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