Congratulations on booking your expedition to Arctic!
Information for passengers travelling on board Le Boreal, L’Austral, Le Bellot & Le Commandant Charcot.
We are thrilled you will be travelling on this incredible adventure to the Arctic. Here you will find additional details that we require from you and information to help you plan for your trip. At any time if you wish to discuss the details or your expedition cruise or additional travel arrangements including flights, insurance, pre and post tour travel arrangements please contact your booking agent.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Arctic voyages embark and disembark in a number of different cities. Please refer to your Confirmed Itinerary or contact your booking agent for information regarding the best arrival and departure flights to book in conjunction with your cruise. Please be aware that we will not be held responsible for the late arrival of the ship from your voyage.
Please note that your cruise booking may be subject to fuel surcharges should world oil prices increase significantly prior to the time of your departure. Cruise operators do attempt to factor this price into your tour cost. However, unexpected rises in the cost of marine fuel can result in a fuel surcharge that will depend on the cost of oil per barrel and the individual ship operator. By booking a tour with us, you agree that this may be the case with your booking. You will be advised of any surcharge once we have been notified of the surcharges from the cruise operator if this situation arises.
International Flights to meet your cruise
International flights to join your Arctic cruise will be available for booking approximately 11 months prior to the tour departure date. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options available for your travel arrangements.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and policy details must be provided prior to your final documentation being issued. We strongly recommend you obtain a policy for the level of cover at the time of booking you are comfortable with ensuring it meets our minimum guidelines. For more information on Travel Insurance please refer to the Arctic Travellers Guide below or contact your booking agent.
International Maritime Regulations require that all passenger information is collected and a manifest is kept for each expedition. To fulfill these obligations, certain information is required from you. We will send you forms as they become available for your voyage, please fill these out in a timely manner and send them back to us NO LATER THAN 100 days prior to departure (or as the form states). Some forms can be submitted directly online.
Some examples of the forms you may need to fill out are: 'Passenger Details Form', 'Medical Form', 'Parka Size Form', and 'Optional Activity Form'. You will receive the required forms for your expedition from your booking agent.
The ship provides boots for loan on your polar adventure and Expedition Jacket to keep. All sizing is done on the ship.
In the evening, you are advised to dress in smart casual outfits, especially during dinners in our restaurants where shorts and t-shirts are not permitted.
Shirt or blouse
Skirt or trousers
During our cruises, two gala evenings are organised on board. Thus, we advise you to bring one or two elegant outfits.
Long evening gown (non-mandatory)
Tie recommended, bow tie(optional)
RESOURCES AND CRUISE EXTENSIONS
We have some additional resources to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to Arctic, as well as some excellent itinerary ideas to explore South America pre or post your cruise.