Ship
Plancius
Specialty Cruise Ship

Length:

89m

Maiden Voyage:

1976

Refurbished:

2008

Passenger Capacity (dbl):

110

Crew Nationality:

International

Officer Nationality:

International

Dining Staff Nationality:

International

Ship Registration:

Holland


Originally built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy M/v "Plancius" has been completely rebuilt as a 110-passenger vessel and complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). M/v "Plancius" is classed by Lloyd's Register in London and flies the Dutch flag.

M/v "Plancius" can accommodate 110 passengers in 53 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower in 4 triple private cabins, 39 twin private cabins (ca. 15 square meters) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square meters).

All cabins offer lower berths (either two single beds or one queen-size bed), except for the 4 triple cabins (bunk beds and 1 lower bed).

The vessel offers a restaurant/lecture room on deck 3 and a spacious observation lounge (with bar) on deck 5 with large windows, offering full panorama view. M/v "Plancius" has large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on deck 3), giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. She is furthermore equipped with 10 Mark V zodiacs, including 40 HP 4-stroke outboard engines and 2 gangways on starboard side, guaranteeing a swift zodiac operation.

M/v "Plancius" is comfortable and nicely decorated, but is not a luxurious vessel. Our voyages in the Arctic and Antarctic regions are and will still be primarily defined by an exploratory educational travel programme, spending as much time ashore as possible. This vessel will fully meet our demands to achieve this.

The vessel is equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system which reduces the noise and vibration of the engines considerably. The 3 diesel engines generate 1.230 horse-power each, giving the vessel a speed of 10 - 12 knots. The vessel is ice-strengthened and was specially built for oceanographic voyages.

M/v "Plancius" is manned by 17 nautical crew, 19 hotel staff (6 chefs, 1 hotel manager, 1 steward-barman and 11 stewards / cabin cleaners), 8 expedition staff (1 expedition leader and 7 guides-lecturers) and 1 doctor.

19 Mar 2021
Antarctica
12 Nights
Plancius, Antarctica Polar Circle Whale Watching ex Ushuaia Return

23 Nov 2021
Antarctica
19 Nights
Plancius, Falkland Is South Georgia Solar Eclipse ex Ushuaia Return

12 Dec 2021
Antarctica
10 Nights
Plancius, Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

22 Dec 2021
Antarctica
12 Nights
Plancius, Antarctica Basecamp ex Ushuaia Return

03 Jan 2022
Antarctica
12 Nights
Plancius, Antarctica Basecamp ex Ushuaia Return

15 Jan 2022
Antarctica
19 Nights
Plancius, Falkland Islands Sth Georgia Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

03 Feb 2022
Antarctica
10 Nights
Plancius, Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

13 Feb 2022
Antarctica
11 Nights
Plancius, Antarctica Polar Circle ex Ushuaia Return

24 Feb 2022
Antarctica
12 Nights
Plancius, Antarctica Basecamp ex Ushuaia Return

08 Mar 2022
Antarctica
12 Nights
Plancius, Antarctica Basecamp ex Ushuaia Return

20 Mar 2022
Antarctica
11 Nights
Plancius, Antarctica Whale Watching ex Ushuaia Return

  • Superior Twin Cabins

    There are 10 superior twin cabins of approximately 21 square meters. These contain either twin lower beds or a queen size bed and have private facilities with toilet and shower.

  • Twin Deluxe Cabin

    Twin Deluxe cabins which feature either twin lower beds or a Queen bed. Private facilities including toilet and shower. Cabins are approximately 15 square meters.

  • Twin Window Cabin

    Twin Window cabins which feature either twin lower beds or a Queen bed. Private facilities including toilet and shower.

  • Twin Porthole Cabins

    Twin Porthole cabins which feature either twin lower beds or a Queen bed. Private facilities including toilet and shower.

  • Quad Cabin

    Contains four bunk beds plus private facilities with toilet and shower.

  • 10 mark V Zodiacs
  • Library
  • Medical Centre and Doctor
  • Observation Lounge and Bar
  • Restaurant and Lecture Room
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