Le Champlain

Fitted with innovative equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with windows, and lounge areas opening onto the outside, 'Le Champlain' provides a unique cruising experience thanks to its design and small size.

Fitted with innovative equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with windows, and lounge areas opening onto the outside, 'Le Champlain' provides a unique cruising experience thanks to its design and small size. The vessel is uniquely fitted with a movable marina platform, enabling passengers to swim and engage in other activities directly from the ship, as well as a world exclusive multi-sensory underwater lounge, called Blue Eye. Located within the hull beneath the water line, it allows passengers to see, hear and feel the underwater world.  This exclusive concept, a veritable technological achievement, has been designed in collaboration with the architect Jacques Rougerie.

'Le Champlain' features a guest capacity limited to just 150 on A&K voyages, and the leadership of our unrivalled Expedition Team. With the signature luxuries of an A&K expedition cruise, each stylish stateroom and suite has a private balcony. Meanwhile, a panoramic lounge with abundant ocean vistas, a main lounge for live music, and a theatre for enriching lectures and special events. Added amenities include an outdoor heated pool, multiple observation areas, and a salon and spa with a hammam and well-equipped fitness centre. When it comes time to dine, experience lavish French fare, coupled with unlimited house drinks.

Ensuring no detail is overlooked, enjoy complimentary connectivity throughout your cruise and our exclusive Traveller’s Valet laundry service.

Le Champlain Details

  • Overall length: 131 metres
  • Beam: 18 metres
  • Average speed: 15 knots
  • Passenger decks: 6
  • Passenger capacity: 184, but limited to 150 exclusively on A&K charters
  • Crew and A&K staff: 122 (personnel-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.3)
  • Gross tonnage: 9,900 GRT
  • Standards: USPHS – U.S. Coast Guard’s Rules Comfort Class 1 – “Clean” Ship Certification (meets or exceeds all  IMO, EPA, IAATO and AECO operating standards)
  • Technology: Advanced dynamic positioning system and highly efficient stabilisers
  • Flag: French
  • Language: English on all A&K charters

Le Champlain amenities

  • Private balcony with every guest stateroom and suite
  • Complimentary butler service with every category of suite (an exclusive on A&K charters only including welcome Champagne, nightly canapes, packing/unpacking on request and more)
  • Stateroom and suite amenities include a hair dryer, large wardrobe and ample storage, safe, alarm clock, and Hermès bath products Stateroom and suite electricity: 220v outlets — Europe 2-prong style (plus two 110/220 U.S. outlets)
  • Sun Deck and multiple outer deck observation areas
  • Outside heated pool
  • Library with selection of books and games
  • Two restaurants: Main and outdoor Grill
  • Open bar with beer, wine, liquor, cocktails, soft drinks, coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wines and spirits) Two lounges with bars: Main with live music and Panoramic with Terrace
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary in-cabin breakfast (on request)
  • Three passenger elevators
  • Fitness Centre with Kinesis® wall
  • Full-service salon with spa, sauna and steam room
  • Theatre with comfortable seating for all guests
  • Boutique shop
  • 24-hour medical facilities with certified doctor
  • A&K’s complimentary Traveller’s Valet laundry service up to eight items (additional laundry available) Complimentary wireless Internet on A&K charters only (due to remote destinations, access and speed vary)


Featured Le Champlain Journeys

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Cruising the Baltic Sea: Copenhagen to St. Petersburg (2021)

​Set out on a sweeping Baltic cruise and experience the traditions of Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden, Estonia, Finland and Russia.

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