Le Commandant-Charcot

Be the first aboard Le Commandant-Charcot, the world’s luxury polar exploration vessel, and enjoy a unique sailing experience in the Arctic or Antarctic!

With its hybrid propulsion combining liquefied natural gas (LNG) and electric generators, Le Commandant-Charcot has been designed to minimise the environmental impact of travel to the furthest latitudes.

The decoration of the ship, imagined by two internationally renowned design and architecture firms – the studio of Jean-Philippe Nuel and Wilmotte & Associés – is designed to be in harmony with the environment. The approach is contemporary with the desire to create a warm and elegant setting; stone, wood and leather recall the natural environment in which the ship is sailing.

Equipped with just 135 staterooms including 31 suites with balconies and outside views, Le Commandant-Charcot welcomes you in an intimate and refined atmosphere. Outstanding gastronomy in the two restaurants, relaxation in the indoor pool surrounded by its winter garden, relaxation in the well-being area with sauna and Snow Room… Like on a private yacht, each guest is unique.


Public Ares

Le Commandant-Charcot has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger.

A 177 m² Reception Area Includes:

  • A reception/concierge desk,
  • An expeditions desk,
  • The ship’s administrative services,
  • The sales office, manned by our Hospitality & Travel Manager officer,
  • A boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories,
  • The image & photo desk.


The Different Lounges

  • A 302 m² main lounge including a 28 m² cigar lounge, a tea corner and a bar, with live music on selected evenings,
  • A 400 m² panoramic bar and lounge,
  • An open-air Bar.


The Recreation Spaces

  • Fitness & Beauty Corner:
    • Fitness room: Elliptic, running machines, bicycles…
    • Beauty Corner: Hairdresser, Massage rooms, Sauna, Snow Room, Nail Shop.
  • Pool area: Indoor Pool and winter garden – Outdoor Pool
  • Theatre: Capacity: 270-276 – Main show room for conferences and live entertainment on selected evenings – State-of-the-art audio and video technology.
  • Leisure area: Public areas – Library – Medical centre.
  • 16 Zodiac®.