Le Commadant Charcot is a beautiful ship: conceived by a star designer, it is pure luxury both inside and outside.
Moreover, it is uniquely capable. Powered by the latest hybrid technology, it achieves the highest icebreaking class except for the Russian nuclear-powered behemoths.
In short, it is the ultimate icebreaker for luxury expedition cruises. Unfortunately, its potential has been wasted, at least at the maiden voyage we experienced. This voyage was advertised as “The Emperor Penguins of Bellinghausen Sea”.