Currently there’s only one vessel that can reach the North Pole, the Le Commandant Charcot.
On your cruise to the North Pole, watch (and feel, as the ship forces it way over and through sea ice) in amazement from high above the frozen surface of the Arctic Ocean surface, as the vessel powers the vessel through Arctic sea ice up to three meters thick. This is a one–of-a-kind trip with the single-minded goal of reaching 90 degrees North.
There will be opportunities to view wildlife, including the polar bear.
As with the nature of expedition, the focus is to have incredible wildlife experiences along with immersing yourself in the magnificent environments that surround you. All of the itineraries are merely a guide as weather and nature may dictate your journey as you take advantage of your unique surrounds.
“Unique” and “one-of-a-kind” are words often used in the cruise industry, but rarely do the voyages or the ships they’re associated with live up to these superlatives.
Here’s one that does: a North Pole expedition aboard Le Commandant Charcot, an icebreaker that takes you to a spot inaccessible to all other commercial passenger vessels.
The Le Commandant Charcot provides an opportunity for intrepid, adventurous travelers for whom geographic boundaries simply don’t exist. We’re the first to admit that there are many excellent expedition ships in the market, taking their guests to remote spots all over the globe. But only one vessel can deliver you to 90º North, the geographic top of the world. On your cruise to the North Pole, watch in amazement from high above the surface as your vessel crushes Arctic sea ice as thick as three meters.
Meet your fellow adventurers in Longyearbyen.
Le Commandant Charcot is a unique ship. She was built in Sovik Norway in 2018 and is the very first luxury hybrid electric polar exploration ship powered by liquified natural gas, is the epitome of a more responsible and sustainable sailing. Safe and low impact polar navigation is her area of expertise, taking advantage of the latest innovations and even developing new, market-leading technologies and solutions to make Le Commandant Charcot one of the most advanced polar vessels at sea today.
Equipped with 123 suites and staterooms with private balcony or terrace, Le Commandant Charcot provides a rare and exceptional ambiance for every passenger welcomed onboard and reinforce the feeling and sense of sailing on a private yacht. At the rear of decks 6 and 7 are four stunning 94 m² (1,011 ft²) split-level suites equipped with private terraces and jacuzzis.