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Exploring the Northeast Greenland National Park

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 Cruise Length
15 Days
 Cruise Starts
Reykjavik
 Cruise Finishes
Reykjavik
15 Day Exploring the Northeast Greenland National Park Itinerary (Ponant)
Countries Explored: Iceland Greenland
Cruise Line:
Ponant
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Passengers
270
Crew
190
Launched
2020
Cruise Code
REKREK14.1

Overview

Welcome to the world's largest national park, in the heart of the splendid north-east coast of Greenland! Aboard LeCommandant Charcot, you will experience the joys of pure discovery. Let yourself be guided and surprised by the opportunities for navigation and exploration that these wild and unknown ice-covered shores provide. The ship will enable you to explore one of the most difficult regions to access in the Far North, at the end of spring. As summer begins, the snow and the ice still envelop the landscapes of these northern lands.

On your journey, you will discover the extreme climate...read more of the Ittoqqortoormiit region. This territory shelters the northernmost community of Greenland, among which are the pole's last hunters. You will then set sail towards Northeast Greenland National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a dreamlike world where coloured alpine landscapes mingle with immense glaciers and astonishing icebergs revealing their immerged presence and blue-tinged volumes beneath the surface of the dark waters.

At the start of summer, the solid and powerful sea ice dictates how visitors can venture out to it. It is the perfect time to observe the exceptional Arctic wildlife that inhabits the region. The polar bear is king here. You might witness, roaming this white desert, a solitary male in search of the ideal hunting or fishing spot, or a mother teaching her cub the secrets of survival. Before returning to the Icelandic coastlines, Le Commandant Charcot will attempt to reach, with respect to the environment, the north of the national park and the remote shores of Ile-de-France. Discovered in 1905 by the Duke of Orléans, Ile-de-France is characterised by the thick ice pack that covers it, which comes from the North Pole as a result of the Transpolar Drift. This is a voyage in search of meaning, at the boundaries of the known world.

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 factor 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

 
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1 Reykjavík
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22:00
2 At Sea Aboard Le Commandant Charcot
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3 At Sea Aboard Le Commandant Charcot
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4 Exploration Of Ittoqqortoormii
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5 Exploration Of Ittoqqortoormii
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6 Exploration Of Ittoqqortoormii
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7 Dodmansbugten
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8 Danmarkshavn
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9 Exploration Of Northeast Greenland National Park
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10 Exploration Of Northeast Greenland National Park
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11 Île-de-france
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12 Myggbukta
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13 At Sea Aboard Le Commandant Charcot
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14 At Sea Aboard Le Commandant Charcot
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15 Reykjavík
07:00
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Note: Ship ports may not be located in the starting & ending cities listed. Transfers to and/or from the ship port may be required.

Life Onboard Le Commandant-Charcot

Le Commandant Charcot
Le Commandant Charcot

Le Commandant Charcot offers guests small ship luxury expeditions with unique hybrid powered clean technology. Read more

Ocean Facing Staterooms and Suites
Ocean Facing Staterooms and Suites

Choose your home away from home from 135 elegantly appointed outward facing staterooms and suites. Read more

Ponant Wellness and Fitness
Ponant Wellness and Fitness

From the indoor heated pool to the Snow Room and Fitness Centre, relax and rejuvenate as you cruise. Read more

The Lounge Life
The Lounge Life

Combining space for events and cosy corners you will enjoy the social ambience in the luxury lounge. Read more

Built for Polar Expeditions
Built for Polar Expeditions

Built for the environment, you will leave no trace when you break the ice on a polar expedition. Read more

Renowned French Service
Renowned French Service

The French crew will welcome you aboard and ensure your comfort and wellbeing is paramount throughout your voyage. Read more

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Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by Ponant.

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