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Le Commandant Charcot
Overview

The first hybrid electric polar exploration vessel powered by liquefied natural gas, Le Commandant Charcot, the latest addition to the PONANT fleet, allows explorations never before carried out in the poles.

With Le Commandant Charcot , PONANT is imagining the journey of tomorrow . The latest addition to the fleet will take you in the footsteps of the great polar explorers, in a refined setting with luxury services never before offered in the extreme areas of the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

The indoor swimming pool, the winter garden, the panoramic restaurant, the Blue Lagoon outdoor restaurant, the Grand Salon, the Observatory Lounge, the lobby… Each common area has been designed to convey discreet French luxury while seeking to inspire 'wonder. The common thread of these achievements: bringing in light and offering an opening onto extraordinary polar landscapes.

This first hybrid electric polar exploration vessel powered by LNG has been designed with the greatest care in terms of safety and respect for the environment.

Activities and Entertainment

Pool & Sun Deck

The spacious, comfortable outdoor areas of our ships offer superb ocean panoramas. A heated seawater pool and solarium are located on the uppermost deck of our sisterships (Le Boreal, L'Austral, Le Soleal and Le Lyrial) and on the deck 3 of our PONANT EXPLORERS.


Shop

On board all our ships, our shop is open during sailing. It features a selection of gifts and souvenirs: clothing, jewelry, beauty treatments, postcards and accessories.


Theatre

The Theatre* is the most unique meeting space on board. It's the largest space on the ship and regularly accommodates all the passengers. It plays host to shows and entertainment as well as conferences from our experts, naturalist guides and guests of honours. The Theatre makes every cruise unique and enriching thanks to its constant and very accessible events.


Leisure Areas

A choice of books and board games is available on board our fleet. The library on Deck 6 on Le Boreal, L'Austral, Le Soleal and Le Lyrial is also equipped with computers with Wi-Fi. On Deck 5, you will find an image and photo corner, as well as our Kids Club offering various games and a Wii console. All staterooms and suites on our ships are equipped with direct access to video on demand.


Lounges and Bars

The various different lounges allow passengers to meet up and share quality time together. The main lounge is the ideal place to relax with a drink and enjoy the various activities that have been organised such as dancing classes or theme evenings.The cosy piano bar is a panorama lounge with breathtaking views of the horizon.The outside bar is a great space for relaxing and is handy for accessing the swimming pool* and its solarium.


Onboard events

There are performers on board all of our ships. Recruited for their talent in Paris and Rome, they star in multiple shows at the Theatre, after dinner. Throughout your voyage, they host the various entertainment events in the Grand Salon, with the support of our on-board musicians.

During Tea Time or before dinner, our musical duosconsisting of a singer and an accompanying musician play classical repertoires for you. In the evening, they play in concert at the Theatere or invite you to show off your dance moves. Dance evenings are thus co-led by performance dancers who know just how to keep you in step, under the direction of the Cruise Director.

There's plenty of themed entertainment to enjoy in the evenings. Both a soirée blanche (dress-in-white party) and an officers' evening are held on all long cruises. Other types of parties or evening events may also be on the programme, such as karaoke parties, a Casino parties or games evenings.

Films are regularly shown at the Theatre on giant screens. National Geographic features, documentaries related to our expedition route and feature films contribute to the cultural enrichment that is part of our cruise philosophy.


Excursion Reception and Office

On board the sisterships (Le Boreal, L'Austral, Le Soléal and Le Lyrial) and PONANT EXPLORERS, the reception desk and the excursion desk are arranged side by side to facilitate all your requests. 

Reception: our receptionists can accommodate you 24 hours a day on all our ships (from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Le Ponant) to answer all your needs, such as room service, etc.

The excursion office: the excursion team is available at all times to tell you about the onshore programmes, organise group or private excursions and to manage transfers at the start or end of the cruise. 

On Le Ponant, the receptionist will answer all your questions about excursions.


The Blue Eye

Every ship** in the PONANT EXPLORERS series features the Blue Eye. Located in the hull, below the waterline, this unique multi-sensory lounge that is unique to Ponant cruises plunges you into the heart of underwater life. Sight, hearing, and sensations... With digital screens, hydrophones and Body Listening sofas, you can experience the complete and unprecedented spectacle offered by the seabed. 

Fitness and Beauty

The Spa

All our ships feature an onboard spa. Equipped with massage cabins and a Turkish bath (Sisterships) or a sauna (Explorers), the spa offers a wide choice of top-of-the-range treatments provided in association with SOTHYS™ or CLARINS (Le Bellot and Le Jacques-Cartier only), leading French spa and wellness centre brands.

Discover a range of facial treatments, aromatic baths, exfoliation and body massage treatments designed to provide moments of complete relaxation. You can also supplement your beauty ritual with additional services such as hair-removal, makeovers, manicures and pedicures.

The Hairdressing Salon

Provided in partnership with KÉRASTASE® and L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL®, the hairdressing salon offers a complete range of top quality treatments designed to strengthen, nourish and reinvigorate hair's shine and brilliance. Our stylists are available to serve all your styling, highlighting, colouring, cutting and tailored hair advice needs.

The Gym

The gyms on our ships are equipped with the very latest Technogym© equipment and machines. Treadmills, exercise bikes, Kinesis Wall© strength training machines and many other types of equipment are all provided in a laid-back relaxing environment. The wide floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the sea add undeniable charm to the exercise sessions.

Each day also begins with organised morning workout sessions, either out in the open air or in the theatre. These are supplemented by water aerobics in the pool, or in the sea off the beach for PONANT passengers, when the situation allows it.

Restaurant

Gastronomic Restaurant

A la carte meals are served at the table in the gastro restaurant. At lunch, a selection of dishes inspired by contemporary French brasseries will be offered. At dinner, it is time to sample the grand traditions of French fine dining, with menus to go with one of the best wines from our cellar, as recommended by our sommelier.

Grill Restaurant

The atmosphere is more casual at the grill restaurant with its set buffet menu. From breakfast to dinner, there is a range of healthy, gourmet, hearty and sophisticated buffet options to satisfy all tastes.


Ship Facts
  • Delivery: 2021
  • Passengers: 270
  • Length: 150 m
  • Beam: 28 m
  • Draught: 10m
  • Speed: 15 knots
  • Crew: 190
Categories
Duplex Suite
Category Code(s)
Description

Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

  • Private balcony with jacuzzi
  • Shower & Balneo bathtub
  • Butler service
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand
  • IPodTM docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi.
Prestige Stateroom, Deck 6
Category Code(s)
Description

Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

  • Private balcony
  • Shower
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand
  • IPodTM docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi.
Prestige Stateroom, Deck 7
Category Code(s)
Description

Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

  • Private balcony
  • Shower
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand
  • IPodTM docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi.
Prestige Stateroom, Deck 8
Category Code(s)
Description

Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

  • Private balcony
  • Shower
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand
  • IPodTM docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi.
Prestige Suite, Deck 7
Category Code(s)
Description

Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand
  • IPodTM docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi.
Prestige Suite, Deck 8
Category Code(s)
Description

Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

  • Private balcony
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand
  • IPodTM docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi.
Privilege Stateroom, Deck 6
Category Code(s)
Description

Capacity: up to 3 passengers per cabin

  • Private balcony
  • Shower
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand
  • IPodTM docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi.
  • Privilege Stateroom, Deck 7
    Category Code(s)
    Description

    Capacity: up to 3 passengers per cabin

    • Private balcony
  • Shower
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand
  • IPodTM docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi.
  • Privilege Stateroom, Deck 8
    Category Code(s)
    Description

    Capacity: up to 3 passengers per cabin

    • Private balcony
  • Shower
  • Individually-controlled airconditioning
  • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available
  • Minibar - 24hr room service
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Video on demand
  • IPodTM docks
  • Safe
  • French bath products
  • Dressing table with hairdryer
  • Direct line telephone
  • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
  • Internet access Wifi.
  • Owner's Suite
    Category Code(s)
    Description

    Capacity: up to 2 passengers per cabin

    • Private balcony with jacuzzi
    • Shower & Balneo bathtub
    • Butler service
    • Individually-controlled airconditioning
    • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available
    • Minibar - 24hr room service
    • Flat screen satellite TV
    • Video on demand
    • IPodTM docks
    • Safe
    • French bath products
    • Dressing table with hairdryer
    • Direct line telephone
    • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
    • Internet access Wifi.
    Privilege Suite, Deck 6
    Category Code(s)
    Description

    Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

    • Private balcony
    • Shower & Balneo bathtub
    • Butler service
    • Individually-controlled airconditioning
    • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available
    • Minibar - 24hr room service
    • Flat screen satellite TV
    • Video on demand
    • IPodTM docks
    • Safe
    • French bath products
    • Dressing table with hairdryer
    • Direct line telephone
    • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
    • Internet access Wifi.
    Privilege Suite, Deck 8
    Category Code(s)
    Description

    Capacity: up to 4 passengers per cabin

    • Private balcony
    • Shower & Balneo bathtub
    • Butler service
    • Individually-controlled airconditioning
    • Stateroom layout: king-size bed or twin beds - communicating staterooms available
    • Minibar - 24hr room service
    • Flat screen satellite TV
    • Video on demand
    • IPodTM docks
    • Safe
    • French bath products
    • Dressing table with hairdryer
    • Direct line telephone
    • 110V American (two flat pins)/220V European (round sockets with two round pins)
    • Internet access Wifi.

    Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.

    Decks
    Stateroom Legend
    • Stateroom Legend
    • DU Duplex Suite
    • PR6 Prestige Stateroom, Deck 6
    • PR7 Prestige Stateroom, Deck 7
    • PR8 Prestige Stateroom, Deck 8
    • PS7 Prestige Suite, Deck 7
    • PS8 Prestige Suite, Deck 8
    • PV6 Privilege Stateroom, Deck 6
    • PV7 Privilege Stateroom, Deck 7
    • PV8 Privilege Stateroom, Deck 8
    • SA Owner's Suite
    • VS6 Privilege Suite, Deck 6
    • VS8 Privilege Suite, Deck 8
    Stateroom Symbol Legend
    • Stateroom Symbol Legend
    • Prestige Suite, Privilege Stateroom, or Grand Privilege Suite
    Please select the deck plan you will like to see below

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    General

    A unique travel experience.

    For more than 25 years, PONANT cruises have been offering remarkable experiences to our guests. Sailing aboard one of our ships means enjoying rare encounters with nature in the heart of virgin territories. It means discovering other cultures and traditions, sharing memories with tribes from the other side of the world. It means enjoying the magic of the PONANT Moment.

    Innovative itineraries

    From 5-star Culture and Leisure cruises to Expeditions, PONANT creates unique itineraries that will meet any traveler's desire for new horizons. Our ships explore every continent, from cultural experience in Northern Europe or a journey of discovery in South America, to an idyllic cruise in the Caribbean or a refined adventure among the Antarctic ice floes.

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