10 Nights At the Genesis of the French Polar Expeditions

10 Nights At the Genesis of the French Polar Expeditions

$13,160.00Price

We invite you to experience the exceptional by discovering the east coast of Greenland in Spring, during a brand-new 11 day cruise. In this season, where a thick layer of ice protects access to the shores and the day stretches into infinity, you will have a unique opportunity to venture into an extremely remote part of the world, source of fascination to generations of explorers.

 

Aboard the Commandant-Charcot, the first hybrid electric polar exploration ship, you will brave the elements to reach the region of Ammassalik. Between immense glaciers, winding fjords carrying gigantic icebergs, polar caps and thick patches of ice floe, you will discover a nature enhanced by the special luminosity of the midnight sun. In this season, the sun’s rays lie level with the horizon diffusing a magical palette of blue, magenta, purple and pink.

 

Then you will continue sailing ever further north until you reach the coast of Blosseville. This wild region of jagged peaks was identified in 1833 by Commander Blosseville during a voyage that caused his disappearance and that of his crew: an enigmatic wreck that would lead to one of the biggest French exploration missions two years later.

 

Relive this period in the history of sailing during this unique cruise which will take you to the heart of this hostile but sublime realm of ice.

Departure Date
Cabin Type
  • Day 1 Reykjavík

    Embarkation 6/14/2021 from 16h00 to 17h00
    Departure 6/14/2021 at 18h00

     

    Iceland’s capital stretches along the edge of a vast bay in the west of the country. Perlan, the “Pearl of Reykjavík”, a museum located on ’Oskjuhlið hill, offers a panoramic view of the lush, green landscapes. A little further, one can easily spot the signpost showing the way to the evangelical Hallgrímskirkja church, and to the historical centre where one can stroll along the Skólavördustígur and the Laugavegur, two lively streets with charming small shops. For some relaxation just outside of the city, visitors have the opportunity to visit the Reykjanes peninsula and its famous thermal lagoons of the Blue Lagoon.

     

    Day 2 At Sea

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

     

    Day 3-5 Ammassalik Region

    Still almost unknown just a century ago, the east coast of Greenland remains the most authentic and majestic region. Here, the alpine mountains merge intimately with the sea, while the fjords are adorned with high snow-capped peaks and drifting icebergs. Follow in the wake of Captain Jean-Baptiste Charcot’s famous ship, the Pourquoi Pas?, which set off with its crew to discover Ammassalik, a small island of primitive and wild beauty where the Inuit people chose to live. The name of this island is a reference to the capelin, a small flamboyant silver coloured fish, whose presence in the thousands announces to inhabitants the return of spring. A surprising discovery in a spectacular setting.

     

    Day 6-9 Blosseville Coast

    Aboard your ship, follow in the footsteps of Jules Poret de Blosseville, a French explorer and sailor. In 1833, aboard La Lilloise, he set off to discover this isolated and unexplored part of eastern Greenland and gave French names to various sites on the coast. The adventure probably has an unfortunate outcome, since the crew was never found. This uninhabited territory, which now bears his name, lies to the south of Scoresby Sund. Surrounded by ice, icebergs and pieces of pack ice, Blosseville Coast is one of these wild and hard-to-reach places that very few people are lucky enough to explore.

     

    Day 10 At Sea

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

     

    Day 11 Reykjavík

    Arrival 6/24/2021 early morning
    Disembarkation 6/24/2021 at 07h00

     

    Iceland’s capital stretches along the edge of a vast bay in the west of the country. Perlan, the “Pearl of Reykjavík”, a museum located on ’Oskjuhlið hill, offers a panoramic view of the lush, green landscapes. A little further, one can easily spot the signpost showing the way to the evangelical Hallgrímskirkja church, and to the historical centre where one can stroll along the Skólavördustígur and the Laugavegur, two lively streets with charming small shops. For some relaxation just outside of the city, visitors have the opportunity to visit the Reykjanes peninsula and its famous thermal lagoons of the Blue Lagoon.

  • Prices quoted are per person and in US dollars, based on twin share. 

     

    Cabin availability and prices may change often so please contact us for up-to-date details and information on specific cabin availability and prices.

     

     

    Le Commandant-Charcot


     

    Start

    End

    Nights

    Departure / Arrival

    Prestige Stateroom 6

    Prestige Stateroom 7

    Prestige Stateroom 8

    Privilege Stateroom 6

    Privilege Stateroom 7

    Privilege Stateroom 8

    06-14-21

    06-24-21

    10

    Reykjavik (ISL)

    NA

    $13,420

    $13,670

    $16,360

    $17,020

    $17,650

     

    Start

    End

    Nights

    Departure / Arrival

    Prestige Suite 7

    Prestige Suite 8

    Privilege Suite 6

    Privilege Suite 8

    Suite Duplex

    Owner’s Suite

    06-14-21

    06-24-21

    10

    Reykjavik (ISL)

    $22,780

    $23,420

    $24,710

    $24,710

    $34,970

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