Le Commandant Charcot

Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s only luxury icebreaker powered by liquefied natural gas, has now made it possible to operate polar expedition cruises of a kind never before undertaken. The ship 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.

It is the world’s first passenger ship to be fitted with a Polar Class 2 (PC2) hull. This gives it the ability to sail between the sheets of drifting sea ice and reach the most remote and isolated regions, when conditions allow. Protecting the polar ecosystems and the coastal sea ice – a vital habitat for marine wildlife – is our priority. Expertise, innovation, humility before nature, cooperation with local peoples and ensuring a minimal impact on the environment are the fundamental concepts behind responsible exploration.

Ship Features

  • Common Areas: Theater with cutting edge audio & lighting, the Main Lounge with a tea room and bar with live music on certain evenings, wrap around Promenade on deck 5, The Observation Lounge on deck 9 with a bar & library and Boutique. 
  • Cabins: Equipped with 123 suites and staterooms with private balcony or terrace, the philosophy is to provide a rare and exceptional ambiance for every passenger welcomed onboard and reinforce the feeling and sense of sailing on a private yacht. 
  • Meals: Fine dining takes on an impressive new look on board Le Commandant Charcot. Chef Alain Ducasse and his team offer contemporary French cuisine of the highest standard. These artists align culinary know-how and cutting-edge kitchen technology to bring dishes worthy of the world’s top restaurants to the sea. Nuna, the gastronomic restaurant is at the rear of deck 5 and can seat all the ship’s passengers at a single sitting. The Sila Restuarant offers a more relaxed atmosphere on deck 9. At the open-air bar, you can enjoy a varied and refined range of international sweet and savoury dishes throughout the day (11am-6pm), as well as a permanent menu.
  • Wellness: Sauna, gym with sea views, indoor heated pool, spa with 3 massage & beauty cubicles, hair salon, detox bar and dedicated coach and group or private lessons (according to availability) of fitness, yoga, pilates, meditation and aquagym. 

Ship Specifications

  • MAX # of guests: 245 in the Arctic and 199 in Antarctica
  • Expedition team: 23 
  • Ice Class: PC2
  • Cruising Speed: 15 knots
  • Year Launched: 2021
  • Length: 492 feet

Ship Gallery

Trips and Rates

Please note, rates are Per Person in USD

Unexplored Antarctica Between Two Continents

Jan 16 - Feb 15, 2026 (31 days)
Paddling
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
$52,810
Full
Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
$53,810
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
$54,810
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 6
$56,300
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 7
$58,800
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 8
$60,790
 
Prestige Suite Deck 7
$77,740
 
Prestige Suite Deck 8
$80,230
 
Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
$82,720
 
Privilege Suite Deck 8
$87,700
 
Duplex Suite Deck 6
$120,110
Full
Owners Suite
$188,640
Full

In the Wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot

Jan 2 - Jan 17, 2026 (16 days)
Paddling
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
$27,290
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
$27,760
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
$28,240
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 6
$28,960
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 7
$30,150
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 8
$31,100
 
Prestige Suite Deck 7
$39,200
 
Prestige Suite Deck 8
$40,390
 
Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
$41,590
 
Privilege Suite Deck 8
$43,970
 
Duplex Suite Deck 6
$59,470
 
Owners Suite
$92,230
Full

In the Wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot

Dec 5 - Dec 20, 2025 (16 days)
Paddling
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
$27,290
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
$27,760
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
$28,240
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 6
$28,960
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 7
$30,150
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 8
$31,100
 
Prestige Suite Deck 7
$39,200
 
Prestige Suite Deck 8
$40,390
 
Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
$41,590
 
Privilege Suite Deck 8
$43,970
 
Duplex Suite Deck 6
$59,470
 
Owners Suite
$92,230
 

The Emperor Penguins of the Weddell Sea

Nov 23 - Dec 6, 2025 (14 days)
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
$29,300
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
$29,820
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
$30,330
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 6
$31,090
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 7
$32,360
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 8
$33,380
 
Prestige Suite Deck 7
$42,040
 
Prestige Suite Deck 8
$43,300
Full
Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
$44,580
 
Privilege Suite Deck 8
$47,130
 
Duplex Suite Deck 6
$63,680
 
Owners Suite
$92,820
Full

The Emperor Penguins of the Weddell Sea

Nov 11 - Nov 24, 2025 (14 days)
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
$30,850
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
$31,400
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
$31,950
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 6
$32,750
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 7
$34,110
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 8
$35,190
 
Prestige Suite Deck 7
$44,390
 
Prestige Suite Deck 8
$45,730
 
Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
$47,090
 
Privilege Suite Deck 8
$49,800
 
Duplex Suite Deck 6
$67,380
 
Owners Suite
$92,820
 

The Emperor Penguins of the Weddell Sea

Oct 30 - Nov 12, 2025 (14 days)
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
$29,300
Full
Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
$29,820
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
$30,330
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 6
$31,090
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 7
$32,360
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 8
$33,380
 
Prestige Suite Deck 7
$42,040
 
Prestige Suite Deck 8
$43,300
 
Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
$44,580
Full
Privilege Suite Deck 8
$47,130
 
Duplex Suite Deck 6
$63,680
 
Owners Suite
$92,820
 

The Geographic North Pole

Aug 21 - Sep 5, 2025 (16 days)
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
$42,800
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
$43,570
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
$44,340
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 6
$45,500
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 7
$47,430
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 8
$48,970
 
Prestige Suite Deck 7
$62,090
 
Prestige Suite Deck 8
$64,020
 
Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
$65,950
 
Privilege Suite Deck 8
$69,800
 
Duplex Suite Deck 6
$94,890
 
Owners Suite
$158,280
 

The Geographic North Pole

Aug 6 - Aug 21, 2025 (16 days)
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
$48,220
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
$49,100
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
$49,980
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 6
$51,310
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 7
$53,510
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 8
$55,280
 
Prestige Suite Deck 7
$70,270
 
Prestige Suite Deck 8
$72,470
 
Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
$74,680
 
Privilege Suite Deck 8
$79,090
 
Duplex Suite Deck 6
$107,750
 
Owners Suite
$158,280
Full

The Geographic North Pole

Jul 22 - Aug 6, 2025 (16 days)
Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
$48,220
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
$49,100
 
Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
$49,980
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 6
$51,310
Full
Deluxe Suite Deck 7
$53,510
 
Deluxe Suite Deck 8
$55,280
 
Prestige Suite Deck 7
$70,270
Full
Prestige Suite Deck 8
$72,470
 
Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
$74,680
 
Privilege Suite Deck 8
$79,090
 
Duplex Suite Deck 6
$107,750
 
Owners Suite
$158,280
 

Availability & prices are subject to change at anytime. Please contact us for the real time availability & prices.

Cabin Descriptions

Owners Suite

The breathtaking owners suite is at the aft of deck 8 and can accommodate up to 6 guests. Features a bedroom with king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm), a living room with armchairs, two sofa beds, steam fireplace, and second TV, a desk and bookcase, a Samsung tablet connected to Wifi, a dining room with a 6-seater table, two panoramic sliding bay windows, a minibar with RIEDEL crystal glasses, a bathroom with shower and Balneo bathtub and a private 2002 sq. ft. (186 m²) terrace with deckchairs, hot tub, two sofas, dining table and a Swarovski Optik ST VISTA telescope. Includes priority boarding, champagne and fruit basket upon arrival, butler service, an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and fruit basket every day, a one-hour spa treatments per person (for 2 people) in the well-being space chosen from the facial and body treatments on offer and two pairs of Swarvoski CL Companion 10 x 30 binoculars. 1237 sq. ft. (115 m²)

Duplex Suite

There are four two-level Duplex Suite at the aft of deck 6 & 7 accommodating up to 4 guests. Features a bedroom with king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV, a bathroom with shower and balneo bathtub, a lounge with armchairs, sofa bed, steam fireplace and TV, a dining room with a 6-seater table, five panoramic windows and a glazed panoramic swing door, a minibar with RIEDEL crystal glasses, a Samsung tablet connected to Wi-Fi, and a private 280 sq. ft. (26 m²) terrace with sofa and armchairs and a jacuzzi. Includes priority boarding, champagne and fruit basket upon arrival, butler service, an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day and two pairs of Swarvoski CL Companion 10 x 30 binoculars. 

1001 sq. ft. (93 m²)

Privilege Suite

There are seven Privilege Suites on Deck 8 accommodating up to 4 guests. Features a bedroom with king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm) and TV, a bathroom with shower and balneo bathtub, a lounge with sofa bed, armchair, and a sliding courtesy door, two panoramic sliding doors and rectangular porthole, a Samsung tablet connected to Wi-Fi and a 135 sq. ft.  (12.5 m²) glazed private balcony. Includes priority boarding, champagne and fruit basket upon arrival, butler service, an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day and two pairs of Swarvoski CL Companion 10 x 30 binoculars. 

516 sq. ft. (48 m²)

Grand Prestige Suite

There are two Grand Prestige Suites on Deck 6 accommodating up to 2 guests. Features a king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm), a bathroom with shower and balneo bathtub, a lounge area with chaise longue and second TV, a Samsung tablet connected to Wi-Fi, a panoramic sliding bay window and a 54 sq. ft. (5 m²) glazed private balcony. Includes priority boarding, champagne and fruit basket upon arrival, butler service, an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day and two pairs of Swarvoski CL Companion 10 x 30 binoculars. 

452 sq. ft. (42 m²)

Prestige Suite

Located on decks 7 & 8 and can accomodate up to 4 guests. Features a king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm), two bathrooms with shower, a lounge with sofa, armchair, TV and sliding courtesy door, two panoramic sliding bay windows and a 108 sq. ft. (10 m²) glazed private balcony. 

430 sq. ft. (40 m²)

Deluxe Suite

Located on decks 6, 7 & 8 and can accommodate up to 2 guests. Features a king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm), a bathroom with shower, a lounge area with chaise longue and two armchairs, a panoramic sliding bay window and a 54 sq. ft. (5 m²) glazed private balcony. Accommodates up to 2 guests. 

301 sq. ft. (28 m²)

Prestige Stateroom

Located on decks 6, 7 & 8 and can accommodate up to 2 guests. Features a king-size bed (180 x 200 cm) or two single beds (90 x 200 cm), a bathroom with shower, a panoramic sliding bay window and a 54 sq. ft. (5 m²) glazed private balcony. 

215 sq. ft. (20 m²)

Deck Plan