Currently there’s only one vessel that can reach the North Pole, the state-of-the-art Le Commandant Charcot.
On your cruise to the North Pole, watch (and feel, as the ship forces it way over and through sea ice) in amazement from high above the frozen surface of the Arctic Ocean, powers the vessel through Arctic sea ice up to three metres thick. This is a one-of-a-kind trip with the single-minded goal of reaching 90 degrees North.
There will be opportunities to view wildlife, including the king of the North, the polar bear.
There is currently only one option for getting by ship to the North Pole – the Le Commandant Charcot. Full details of this ship, North Pole itineraries and dates and prices can be found on our dedicated Arctic site.
Hailing as the world’s first hybrid luxury polar exploration vessel, the Le Commandant Charcot combines the top tier of luxury with sustainable development at the heart of the design. Equipped with 135 luxury staterooms featuring elegant and warm stone, wood and leather detailing’s to reflect the natural environment that the ship will be sailing in, the Le Commandant Charcot is setting a new level for opulence in the polar regions. Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to relax and unwind on-board with an abundance of social areas to choose from ranging from two pools (indoor and outdoor), a beauty corner, theater, three different lounges, multiple reception areas and different restaurants to choose from.
“Unique” and “one-of-a-kind” are words often used in the cruise industry, but rarely do the voyages or the ships they’re associated with live up to these superlatives.
Here’s one that does: a North Pole expedition aboard 50 Years of Victory, a nuclear-powered icebreaker that takes you to a spot inaccessible to all other commercial passenger vessels.
The 50 Years of Victory provides an opportunity for intrepid, adventurous travelers for whom geographic boundaries simply don’t exist. We’re the first to admit that there are many excellent expedition ships in the market, taking their guests to remote spots all over the globe. But only one vessel can deliver you to 90º North, the geographic top of the world. On your cruise to the North Pole, watch in amazement from high above the surface as your vessel’s twin nuclear reactors generate 75,000 horsepower, powering the vessel to crush Arctic sea ice as thick as three meters.
Meet your fellow adventurers in Helsinki, and relax before a charter flight takes you to Murmansk, the Russian headquarters for their Arctic icebreaking fleet. The 50 Years of Victory is a working ship; when it’s not offering North Pole expeditions it is busy clearing ice for scientific exploration and transport in hard-to-reach areas of the Arctic and Northeast Passage.