Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Le Commandant Charcot Bellingshausen Sea Voyages

Beyond Peter I Island and Charcot Island, this exceptional voyage heads into the heart of the Bellingshausen Sea. Named in honor of the Russian admiral and explorer who discovered Antarctica in 1820, this sea in the Southern Ocean, covered by ice floe most of the time, is hard to reach and practically unexplored.

Cross the Drake Passage and glimpse the last continent on the horizon. Follow in the footsteps of explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot, from Salpêtrière Bay to Marguerite Bay, a mountainous and magnificent land that Charcot named after his wife. Perhaps see Pourquoi-Pas Island, which Charcot named after his eponymous ship. Go on to explore the Lemaire Channel, Petermann Island and the Bellingshausen Sea, where conditions become increasingly extreme. Ice takes over the horizon, the ice floe stretches out and icebergs drift around the ship. Finally, be among the privileged few to approach Charcot Island.

Cruise round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, with bookend flights between Santiago, Chile and Ushuaia. Sail aboard the sophisticated and sustainability-minded Le Commandant Charcot. This spacious 245-guest hybrid electric ship carries a maximum of 200 guests in Antarctica, with French-inspired luxury and a focus on food, wellness, onboard engagement and active programming. Participate in citizen science with Le Commandant Charcot’s onboard research laboratory, and enjoy included activities such as kayaking and hiking. This modern, innovative ship with five-star service makes her a top pick within our luxury Antarctica cruises.

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