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Congratulations on booking your expedition to Arctic!


Information for passengers travelling on board Le Boreal, L’Austral, Le Soleal, Le Lyrial, Le Jaques Cartier, Le Commandant Charcot, Le Champlain, Le Bellot.

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.


Fuel Surcharges

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 tour departure date. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options available for your travel arrangements.


Travel Insurance

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 we create a manifest for each expedition. To fulfil our obligation certain information is required. Please complete and return the form below NO MORE THAN 100 days prior to departure.

Click on each document to download them: MEDICAL FORM.






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.
For ladies:
 Simple dress
 Skirt or trousers
 Shirt or blouse
 Polo shirt
For men:
 Trousers
 Sport Jacket
 Shirt
 Polo shirt
During our cruises, two gala evenings are organised on board. Thus, we advise you to bring one or two
elegant outfits.
For ladies:
 Cocktail dress
 Long evening gown (non-mandatory)
For men:
 Trousers
 Jacket (not mandatory)
 Collared shirt
 Tie recommended, bow tie (optional)



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.








Optional Activity

Paddle through the majesty of the icebergs with your guide and live the experience of seeing varied birds and whales in their natural habitat. 

Optional Activity

Head off the beaten track to walk atop fresh snow and visit places that are inaccessible by foot with our showshoeing excursions available on this voyage.

About the

L’Austral is a sleek mega-yacht that blends luxury with well-being. It offers an elegant ambiance and refined personalized service combined with gastronomic cuisine.

About the
Le Boreal

Built in 2010, Le Boreal combining high comfort with adventure​ ​they take the best aspects from both traditional cruising and small ship adventures ​          

About the
Le Lyrial

Le Lyrial, a new exceptional yacht. refinement, subtlety, elegance and simplicity effortlessly run through each of the ship's 122 staterooms and suites, and every living and relaxation area.  

About the
Le Soleal

Designed to reflect the French art of living, Ponant's small cruise ship Le Soléal boasts an intimate atmosphere inspired by the luxury yachting world.

Travellers Guide
The Arctic

Check out our Arctic Travellers Guide to help you prepare for your Arctic adventure. Includes information about joining cities, what to pack and more.

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