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Le Jacques Cartier


Featuring cutting edge technology and an elegant design, Le Jacques Cartier is one of the most sleek vessels to travel the Polar regions. Flying under the French flag, the Cartier is a unique expedition vessel which demonstrates a core focus on elegance and innovation to combine a luxurious cruising experience which attempts in all ways to minimise its damage upon the environments in which it operates. Carrying just 92 staterooms and suites, and holding only 180 passengers, this vessel provides and elegant and intimate adventure with a focus on an authentic, luxurious cruising experience. 

Each of the vessels 92 cabins feature elegant French design, containing spacious rooms with large windows and balconies that offer a contemporary and beautiful atmosphere. The vessel also boasts incredible social areas, with a panoramic infinity pool and fully equipped sundeck for access to swimming and water sports. The vessels unique panoramic restaurant is almost outshone by the incredible blue eye lounge, an underwater bar and lounge area that brings the guest into harmony with the underwater world. 

Le Jacques Cartier is a truly unique vessel that balances the highest degree of elegance with cutting edge technology to provide an intrinsic focus on luxury yet sustainable and clean travel. 



Length: 430ft / 131m

Breadth: 59ft / 18m

Draught: 15ft / 5m

Gross Tonnage: 9,900

CRUISE SPEED: 12.5 knots

Passengers: 180

Zodiac & RIBs: 10

Ice Class: 1C

Ship Region:Antarctica


The health and safety of our guests, employees and the communities we visit are our highest priority. We have implemented the following measures to secure the highest degree of safety on board. Our policies and procedures may be subject to change due to as we monitor the evolving scientific and medical advice.

Prior to Embarkation: Every guest will be subject to an 'Anti-Covid' access protocol. All guests will be required to fill a health questionnaire prior to departure. Temperature measurement will be conducted before boarding and all personal belongings such as luggage will undergo disenfection.

Onboard Protection: For guests wearing a mask will be required outside of staterooms, except during meals or apertifs. For the crew masks will  be mandatory at all times and when in contact with guests. There will also be automated temperature checking at each passage through strategic locations (gateways, restaurant entrances etc)

Sanitary Management of Air Circulation: All staterooms have 100% fresh air (no air recirculation). Ventilated air in common areas will be conducted at least 5 times per hour.

Social Distancing: Limited capacity will be employed in all public spaces. The shop will be limited to guests only. 8 guests maximum per zodiac.

The medical team will be composed of at least one doctor and one nurse on each cruise. These staff will keep up dot date with the latest medical and scientific advice and will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 5 staterooms will be left free at all times in the event isolation is needed.

Should anyone developm Covid-19 related symptoms on baord then they will receive immediate treatment by the medical team as well as isolation in the dedicated isolation staterooms. Coordination and exchange f information will then occur with local shore-side health services and, if the case is confirmed, preparation of care and evacuation to a local facility will be undertaken. Immediate search and isolation of close contacts with diagnostic sampling will be conducted. Complete disinfection of potentially infected areas according to specific protocol will be undertaken.

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