Le Commandant-Charcot


Why our $100,000 caviar cruise to Antarctica is worth it

Sydney doctors Anthony and Karen Leung are on board their sixth Ponant cruise – this time, a $100,000, 27-day extravaganza from Christchurch, New Zealand to Ushuaia, Argentina…via the White Continent of Antarctica. The intrepid pair […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Feb 16 2023

To the ends of the earth onboard an Antarctic cruise on the luxurious Le Commandant Charcot

“Ice permitting, we’re going to do something no other passenger ship can do,” says Etienne Garcia, the captain of Le Commandant Charcot. This is a ship like no other, built to sail all the way […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 7 2022

Bonus $2500 flight credit* with your Antarctica Expedition with Ponant before March 20

It’s time to make your dreams of polar explorations a reality and tick legendary Antarctica off your bucket list: book with Ponant by 20 March 2022 and receive a bonus $2500 flight credit.* For a […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Feb 24 2022

VIDEO: Ponant launches the world’s first hybrid-electric exploration ship

Named after the legendary French polar explorer and scientist, Jean-Baptiste Charcot, French line has launched the world’s first PC2 luxury hybrid-electric polar exploration ship, Le Commandant-Charcot in Le Havre, France last week. The revolutionary adventure […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Oct 8 2021

‘My 24 hours on the ice at the North Pole’ – the ultimate adventure with Ponant

Alastair Newtown, the Director of National Geographic Partnership at PONANT, has been to a few places.   He’s been an expedition leader, taken private jet tours and created itineraries for a large superyacht. But nothing prepared […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Sep 23 2021

PONANT announces Antarctica 2022-23 season including two new itineraries to catch Aussie eyes

PONANT, a world leader in luxury expeditions, has revealed its newest selection of voyages for the Antarctic season in 2023 These voyages aboard Le Commandant Charcot take you to some of the most ecologically unique […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Sep 22 2021

Eight Ponant ships are sailing again

Luxury French line, Ponant has restarted operations with eight ships sailing in France, Iceland and Tahiti for local cruisers as travel restrictions ease. “By Thursday this week, we will have eight ships resuming cruising in […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jul 23 2020