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Le Commandant Charcot

The first hybrid electric luxury icebreaker

Meet Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first luxury icebreaker, taking guests to the most southern and northern latitudes of the planet in unrivalled comfort. Aboard Le Commandant Charcot, guests will experience brand new itineraries in regions usually inaccessible to other expedition ships because of the ice conditions. This includes voyages to the geographic north pole, the eastern coast of Greenland, the Northwest Passage, the Ross Sea, Weddell Sea and the Charcot and Peter I Islands.

Accomodating 270 guests in 135 luxury staterooms, including 31 balcony suites, the icebreaker Le Commandant Charcot offers an intimate yet refined atmosphere. You will find outstanding gastronomy in the two on board restaurants and great opportunities to unwind in the indoor pool, winter garden or the wellness area with sauna and ‘Snow Room’. For outdoor exploration there are 16 zodiacs to bring all guests ashore, as well as kayaks and equipment for snowmobile rides, fishing and hicking activities on land.

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Highlights of icebreaker
Le Commandant Charcot

  • Only luxury Icebreaker in the world
  • Unique polar itineraries
  • Unparalleled onboard experience
  • Gastronomic dining
  • Hybrid electric powered

Powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and hybrid propulsion, Le Commandant Charcot has been designed to minimise the environmental impact, which marks it for sustainable and responsible tourism. The ship is designed by two internationally renowned design and architecture firms to be in harmony with the environment. The approach is contemporary with the desire to create a warm and elegant setting; stone, wood and leather recall the natural environment in which the ship is sailing.

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Accommodation

All cabins on board Le Commandant Charcot have a private balcony, 24hr room service, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, a dressing table, hairdryer, luxury bath products, Wi-Fi and Bose Bluetooth speaker. The Conciergerie Team, available at all times, will work with you to plan and organise your voyage, offering you high-end services throughout your expedition aboard Le Commandant Charcot.

Owner's Suite

The ultra luxurious 115 m² Owner’s Suite is dedicated to refinement. Located on deck 8, it boasts large bay wi...

Owner's Suite

The ultra luxurious 115 m² Owner’s Suite is dedicated to refinement. Located on deck 8, it boasts large bay windows opening onto a private 180 m² terrace. Wrapping around the entire aft of the ship, the large terrace offers incredible 180° scenic views, creating a great feeling of connection with the outdoors.

The Owner’s Suite on board Le Commandant Charcot comes with:

  • Private transfers & Priority boarding
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Butler service
  • Fresh snacks and fruit daily
  • Living and dining room
  • Mini-bar with crystal glassware
  • Bedroom with kingsize or twin beds
  • Walk-in closet
  • Spacious bathroom with shower and whirlpool bath
  • 180m² private terrace with jacuzzi
  • Samsung tablet with Wi-Fi
  • Two pairs of Swarovski 10 x 30 binoculars and a Swarovski Optik spotting scope
  • One hour wellness treatment per person

Duplex Suite

At the rear of decks 6 and 7, there are four astonishing duplex suites, measuring 94 m2. You’ll find a large li...

Duplex Suite

At the rear of decks 6 and 7, there are four astonishing duplex suites, measuring 94 m2. You’ll find a large living space with direct acces to a private terrace with jacuzzi. Stairs lead up to a spacious bedroom with luxury bathroom.

The Duplex Suite on board Le Commandant Charcot comes with:

  • Private transfers & Priority boarding
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Butler service
  • Fresh snacks and fruit daily
  • Living and dining room
  • Mini-bar with crystal glassware
  • Bedroom with kingsize or twin beds
  • Walk-in closet
  • Spacious bathroom with shower and whirlpool bath
  • 26 m² private terrace with jacuzzi
  • Samsung tablet with Wi-Fi
  • Two pairs of Swarovski 10 x 30 binoculars

Privilege Suite

The spacious Privilege Suites on board Le Commandant Charcot offer direct access onto your private (12.5 m²) balcony...

Privilege Suite

The spacious Privilege Suites on board Le Commandant Charcot offer direct access onto your private (12.5 m²) balcony from both the bedroom and the adjacent living room area. Other highlights of the Privilege Suites:

  • Priority boarding
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Butler service
  • Fresh snacks and fruit daily
  • Separate living room
  • Bedroom with kingsize or twin beds
  • Walk-in closet
  • Spacious bathroom with shower and whirlpool bath
  • 12 m² private balcony
  • Samsung tablet with Wi-Fi
  • Two pairs of Swarovski 10 x 30 binoculars

Grand Prestige Suite

The Grand Prestige Suites on board Le Commandant Charcot are centrally located on deck 6. The Suites have a bedroom w...

Grand Prestige Suite

The Grand Prestige Suites on board Le Commandant Charcot are centrally located on deck 6. The Suites have a bedroom with seating area offering access to the balcony, and a luxury bathroom with walk-in closet. Other highlights include:

  • Priority boarding
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Butler service
  • Fresh snacks and fruit daily
  • Seating area with sofa bed
  • Kingsize bed or twin beds
  • Walk-in closet
  • Spacious bathroom with shower and whirlpool bath
  • 5 m² private balcony
  • Samsung tablet with Wi-Fi
  • Two pairs of Swarovski 10 x 30 binoculars

Prestige Suite

The Prestige Suites, located on decks 7 and 8, consist of 2 connecting prestige cabins. One half of your suite will b...

Prestige Suite

The Prestige Suites, located on decks 7 and 8, consist of 2 connecting prestige cabins. One half of your suite will be serving as a bedroom, the other as a living room.

  • Living room
  • Bedroom with kingsize bed or twin beds
  • Two bathrooms with shower
  • Two separate toilets
  • Two panoramic sliding windows
  • 10 m² balcony

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suites can be found throughout decks 7 and 8. They feature a kingsize bed or twin beds, a lounge area with sof...

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suites can be found throughout decks 7 and 8. They feature a kingsize bed or twin beds, a lounge area with sofa and two armchairs, a bathroom with shower, a separate toilet and sliding glass doors giving access to the 5 m² balcony.

Prestige Cabin

The comfortable Prestige Cabins can be found on decks 6, 7 and 8. The rooms have a kingsize bed or twin beds, a small...

Prestige Cabin

The comfortable Prestige Cabins can be found on decks 6, 7 and 8. The rooms have a kingsize bed or twin beds, a small seating area, a bathroom with shower, a separate toilet, and sliding glass doors offering access to the 5 m² balcony.

Facilities

Outdoor pool deck

Deck 9 has an outdoor lagoon heated from 27 to 37° C thanks to energy recovery from the ships engines. You’ll ...

Outdoor pool deck

Deck 9 has an outdoor lagoon heated from 27 to 37° C thanks to energy recovery from the ships engines. You’ll find plenty of seating centered around a fire place in order for you to view the polar landscapes in comfort.

Enjoy a varied and refined range of sweet and savoury foods throughout the day at the outdoor Blue Lagoon bar.

Wellness Area

On board Le Commandant Charcot, wellness is taking to a new level. The spaces, designed by architect Jean-Michel Will...

Wellness Area

On board Le Commandant Charcot, wellness is taking to a new level. The spaces, designed by architect Jean-Michel Willmote, combine design and comfort, and are associated with expertise and sustainable brands.

You will find a gym, hair salon, massage cabins and a sauna, all with large picture windows to offer breathtaking views of the polar immensity.

Indoor pool

Besides a wellness area, Le Commandant Charcot also features a heated indoor swimming pool with counter-current swimm...

Indoor pool

Besides a wellness area, Le Commandant Charcot also features a heated indoor swimming pool with counter-current swimming system and a superb skylight.

A relaxation area with large windows opening onto the outdoors and a Detox bar with comfortable sofas and armchairs await you after your swim.

Restaurants

An important part of the experience on board Le Commandant Charcot is gastronomy. Chef Alain Ducasse and his teams of...

Restaurants

An important part of the experience on board Le Commandant Charcot is gastronomy. Chef Alain Ducasse and his teams offer contemporary French cuisine of the highest standard.

At the rear of deck 5, gourment restaurant Nuna can accommodate all passengers in a single service. This is the main restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, always served à la carte.

Alternatively, you can opt for Restaurant Sila on Deck 9. It has a more relaxed atmosphere, and offers breakfasts, buffet lunches and themed dinners.

Observation Lounge

Located on deck 9, the forward facing Observation Lounge & Bar offer exceptional views of the polar scenery. The ...

Observation Lounge

Located on deck 9, the forward facing Observation Lounge & Bar offer exceptional views of the polar scenery. The area features a library, reading corner and live entertainment on certain evenings.

The lounge has direct access to the outdoor deck where 2 Swarovski Optik telescopes are at your disposal.

Dates & rates

North Pole Icebreaker Expedition

Visit the Geographic North Pole
Dates and duration
22 Jul - 06 Aug 2025 15 days
Le Commandant Charcot 270 passengers

From € 37670 per person
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