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Le Commandant Charcot, 15 Night Disko Bay: Meeting the Inuit & Discovering the Unknown ex Reykjavik, Iceland to Nuuk, Greenland

15 Night Cruise sailing from Reykjavik, Iceland onboard Le Commandant Charcot

Friday, 21st March 2025
Le Commandant Charcot
Pricing is From and Per Person
Cabin Twin Triple Quad Single

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It is spring in Greenland. The snow is everywhere and covers a landscape whose apparent monotony reveals unexpected reliefs. For the very first time for a ship, Le Commandant Charcot will humbly progress towards Baffin Bay and ice-covered villages, inaccessible to traditional ships during this early period. During a 16-day journey of exploration, you will sail to the magnificent icy Disko Bay, home to the largest icebergs in the northern hemisphere. From unforgettable experiences to warm encounters, in the cosy atmosphere of an exceptional ship, take the time to enjoy moments of intense emotion and unsuspected discoveries.

Shaped for polar exploration, Le Commandant Charcot will make its way amongst fragments of drifting and broken-up ice floe, before approaching Inuit villages encircled by ice. During this spring season, following the long winter night, sailing the western Greenlandic coast holds the promise of moments of wonder, of fantastic surprises, provided by the uncertainty, which, always, gives the orders here. As we are taught by Inuit wisdom, only the present moment matters. As you progress towards Baffin Bay, the ice will unveil its countless nuances and give you a new vision of this place at the end of the world. In Disko Bay, the show becomes dreamlike, the icebergs that floated during the summer are now stuck in the frozen sea and make up cathedrals of ice that will leave you speechless.

During this immersion in the Greenlandic spring, you will discover the local communities of the west whose villages are still encircled by the bordering ice floe. The harshness of winter gradually makes way for the spring and the activities that go with it. Thanks to its special connection with the inhabitants of this fascinating island, PONANT offers you an unforgettable experience. For two days, in Ilulissat and Qeqertarsuaq, you will enjoy a total immersion. Following the pace of the Inuit community, you will experience moments of sharing based around their spring traditions. Polar hikes, ice fishing and dog sledding will punctuate your days but the real treasure lies elsewhere. The Inuits’ way of life and philosophy will imbue you with age-old wisdom.

Find out more about the world of Le Commandant Charcot here!

We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. Our navigation, mainly in the fjords, will be determined by the type of ice we come across; as the fast ice must be preserved, we will take this into account from day to day in our itineraries. The sailing programme, outings, activities and observation of fauna cannot be guaranteed and are subject to weather and ice conditions. The experiences are unique and vary from day to day and for each departure. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while respecting safety instructions and regulations imposed by the AECO. 

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
21/03/25 Reykjavik, Iceland 6:00 PM
22/03/25 At sea - -
23/03/25 Puisortoq Glacier, Greenland
24/03/25 Prince Christian Sound, Greenland
24/03/25 Augpilatok, Greenland
25/03/25 Nanortalik, Greenland
26/03/25 Narsaq, Greenland
27/03/25 Baffin Island, Canada
28/03/25 Baffin Island, Canada
29/03/25 Baffin Island, Canada
30/03/25 Disko Island and Bay, Greenland
31/03/25 Disko Island and Bay, Greenland
01/04/25 Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland
02/04/25 Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland
03/04/25 Baffin Island, Canada
04/04/25 At sea - -
05/04/25 Nuuk, Greenland 7:00 AM
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.

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