Our People
  • Amy Waters snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • William Dalrymple Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

  • Liz Bonnin Heroes and Heroines

    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Le Commandant Charcot

Le Commandant Charcot

  • Expeditionary Ship

Explore what's below deck

Prestige Stateroom

Le Commandant Charcot

65.5 metres squared space with a glazed private balcony.

Deluxe Suite

Le Commandant Charcot

92 metres squared space with a glazed private balcony.

Prestige Suite

Le Commandant Charcot

131 metres squared space with a glazed private balcony. Accommodates up to 4 people.

Grand Prestige Suite

Le Commandant Charcot

138 metres squared space with a glazed private balcony.

Privilege Suite

Le Commandant Charcot

157 metres squared space with a glazed private balcony. Accommodates up to 4 people.

Duplex Suite

Le Commandant Charcot

Split-level suite combining to make 308 metres squared space with a private terrace. Accommodates up to 4 people.

Owner's Suite

Le Commandant Charcot

Split-level suite combining to make 377 metres squared space with a private terrace. Accommodates up to 6 people.

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For further information about any of these tours please call 01285 880 980

Tailor-made Journeys

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer. This in-depth knowledge allows us to help you objectively narrow down the options based on your brief, to exactly the right holiday, boat and cabin for you.

Tailor made cruise title Duration Description
Ultimate Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands 21 Days An extraordinary option for expedition cruising, this in-depth exploration of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica.  View cruise itinerary
Sail the Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands 12 Days In this introduction to Antarctica, explore the Peninsula that is one of the Earth’s last pristine wilderness regions and count yourself as one of those who has crossed the renowned Drake Passage – whether you experience the “Drake Lake” or the “Drake Shake” only time will tell. View cruise itinerary
Voyage to the North Pole 14 Days Travel on-board a state of the art nuclear-powered icebreaker to the top of the world on this North Pole voyage, joining the exclusive club of humans who have arrived at this iconic and little-visited destination. View cruise itinerary

Alternative boats

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer.

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?


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F L E X I B I L I T Y P R O M I S E B O O K W I T H C O N F I D E N C E

Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

We use the Lloyd Register scale to signify the ice rating of our vessels but you can see how that scale aligns with other scales in the chart below.

Mame / Country of Register

Ice thickness (cm)

10 15 30 50

Ice thickness (cm)

lowest   highest
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super