Eclipsed at world’s end

Here’s the good news:  Nothing is forever, including the coronavirus. With that and vaccines in mind, Ponant announces a new itinerary to witness the total solar eclipse on Dec. 4, 2021 from the Weddell Sea – the only area in the world where the solar eclipse will be 100 percent visible. Departing on Nov. 30, 2021, the 15-day itinerary aboard Le Commandant-Charcot, Ponant’s newest ship and the first luxury hybrid electric polar-class vessel, will offer a most unusual experience.

Departing from the world’s southernmost city of Ushuaia, Le Commandant-Charcot will sail through the Drake Passage, considered a badge of honor on an Antarctic voyage, before arriving at the Weddell Sea ice pack on Dec. 4. Guests will disembark  to witness this natural phenomenon as the moon passes between Earth and the sun. In a region where the sun never quite sets, it will be enveloped in complete darkness for a few minutes.

Rates start at $17,790 per person based on double occupancy, including round-trip flights to and from Santiago and Ushuaia. A 30% Ponant bonus offer is also available on bookings now. The full itinerary is linked here.

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