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Exclusive NEW 2021 expedition on board
Le Commandant-Charcot

Exclusive NEW 2021 expedition on board
Le Commandant-Charcot

PONANT are excited to introduce one of their most incredible journeys yet, a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to the farthest reaches of Antarctica’s Weddell Sea on board Le Commandant-Charcot to observe the total solar eclipse on 4 December 2021.

From your unrivalled vantage point beyond the polar circle in the Weddell Sea’s pack ice, witness a total solar eclipse. It’s a truly magnificent once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon. This remote part of Antarctica is the only area in the world where the solar eclipse will be 100 per cent visible.

The Expedition will also be an opportunity to explore the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula – a refuge for wildlife such as Weddell seals, crabeater seals, leopard seals, Adélie penguins, Papuan and chinstrap penguins, humpback whales and plenty of sea birds.

Guests will sail on board Le Commandant-Charcot, PONANT’s world-first hybrid luxury polar exploration vessel powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). With just 135 cabins, including 68 suites with private balconies, the vessel will be the first PC2-class luxury polar cruise ship capable of sailing to further latitudes.

Life on board will feature outstanding gastronomy, a science lab, a snow room, moments of relaxation in the indoor pool or the heated outdoor ‘Blue Lagoon’ offering stunning views of the polar landscape. Unique polar activities will include dog sled and hot air balloon excursions, as well as polar diving.

Total eclipse in the Weddell Sea

Departs 30 November 2021 and runs for 15 days/14 nights from $23,530 per person*

Book early to take advantage of the 30%** PONANT Bonus. Plus, receive $800*** off your first PONANT cruise.

Seal on Spert Island
Seal on Spert Island © Leslie Levadoux

Terms and conditions: *Advertised price is based on the Ponant Bonus fare per person. In Australian Dollars, based on a double occupancy, including port taxes, yield managed. Correct at time of writing – 19 November 2020. Prices are subject to availability and can be changed at any time. Terms and Conditions apply, refer to for more information. **Ponant Bonus discount subject to change based on availability. ***Welcome Offer is in AUD, per stateroom based on double occupancy, A$400 savings per stateroom for single occupancy. Offer valid for guests travelling with PONANT for the first time. Offer is not redeemable for cash, not retroactive, and not combinable with any other offers, except the Ponant Bonus and Single Traveller Offers. Valid for new bookings only and can change or be withdrawn at any time. Visit for more details. Photograph: © Studio PONANT Leslie Levadoux. ABN: 35 166 676 517.

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