Le Commandant Charcot Review

4.5 / 5.0
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90.0 North Once in a lifetime

Review for the Arctic Cruise on Le Commandant Charcot
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2023

The only ship of this capability and what an opportunity so we had to take advantage of it. The following describes the actual experience we had.

Flight from Paris

We were offered the opportunity to pay to upgrade to business class and accepted it, the flight was supposed to leave at 10 a.m. but we did not leave the terminal, on a bus, to the plane until after 10:05. We had to carry luggage up the stairs and when we boarded were told it was open seating, despite having received a seat assignment on our boarding pass. This was fine as our boarding passes had us in row 22 and we were able to sit in row 8. The plane was very nice, service from the crew was mostly very good. The food was meh, but drinks were plentiful. Despite leaving late we arrived about 20 minutes earlier than the scheduled flight time and quickly boarded a bus to take us to the tender. The local people took care of retrieving our checked baggage. It was cold and windy when we got off the bus after a roughly 7-minute trip and there was no tender waiting. We stood around for over 10 minutes until one of the expedition team came and called the bridge to send over a tender with another 5 minute wait. This was a major fail on the part of Ponant, the tender should have been waiting for the bus.

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Reykjavik

have been here before, the cruise ended here so had no choice but stayed 2 days. Great restaurants, easy to walk around, although very expensive.

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