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.

11 Aug 2018
Arctic North Atlantic
9 Nights
Plancius, Around Spitsbergen ex Longyearbyen Return

20 Aug 2018
Arctic North Atlantic
9 Nights
Plancius, Around Spitsbergen - Kvitoya ex Longyearbyen Return

05 Sep 2018
Arctic North Atlantic
13 Nights
Plancius, Spitsbergen Northeast Greenland ex Longyearbyen to Akureyri

18 Sep 2018
Arctic North Atlantic
7 Nights
Plancius, Scoresby Sund Aurora Borealis ex Akureyri Return

03 Nov 2018
Antarctica
20 Nights
Plancius, Falkland Is South Georgia & Antarctica ex Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia

23 Nov 2018
Antarctica
10 Nights
Plancius, Antarctic Peninsula with South Shetland Islands ex Ushuaia Roundtrip

03 Dec 2018
Antarctica
19 Nights
Plancius, Falkland Is South Georgia Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

22 Dec 2018
Antarctica
19 Nights
Plancius, Falkland Is South Georgia Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

09 Jan 2019
Antarctica
19 Nights
Plancius, Falkland Is South Georgia Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

28 Jan 2019
Antarctica
10 Nights
Plancius, Antarctic Peninsula Cruise ex Ushuaia Roundtrip

07 Feb 2019
Antarctica
10 Nights
Plancius, Antarctic Peninsula Cruise ex Ushuaia Roundtrip

17 Feb 2019
Antarctica
11 Nights
Plancius, Antarctic Peninsula (Basecamp Plancius) 2019 ex Ushuaia Return

28 Feb 2019
Antarctica
11 Nights
Plancius, Polar Circle Antarctic Peninsula 2019 ex Ushuaia Return

11 Mar 2019
Antarctica
11 Nights
Plancius, Weddell Sea Antarctic Discoverer ex Ushuaia Return

22 Mar 2019
Antarctica
9 Nights
Plancius, Antarctic Peninsula Whale Watching 2019 ex Ushuaia Roundtrip

31 Mar 2019
Antarctica
15 Nights
Plancius, South Georgia Special ex Ushuaia to Montevideo

  • 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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