The M/V Plancius is a traditional ex-research vessel, with proven experience in icy waters.
Maximum passengers: 116
The M/V Plancius was originally built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy. The ship was completely refitted as a 116-passenger vessel in 2009 and now takes advantage of its impressive power and strength to glide through the icy landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
The Plancius offers guests a classic small ship expedition experience, providing simple but comfortable accommodation, a restaurant/lecture room, spacious observation lounge (with bar and panoramic windows) and large open deck spaces. Two gangways guarantee a swift Zodiac embarkation process and, thanks to a diesel-electric propulsion system, she is one of the quietest vessels to venture into the Polar regions.
- Cabins with private ensuite bathrooms and ocean views
- Observation lounge
- Dual purpose restaurant/lecture room
- Two gangways for efficient Zodiac embarkation
- Loan of rubber boots during voyage
- Optional activities such as kayaking, camping, mountaineering and diving available on selected departures
- Registered Ice Class 1D
Why choose the M/V Plancius?
This quiet, sturdy workhorse of the polar fleet offers the classic small ship expedition experience on a former research vessel.
Quad: two upper single berths and two lower single berths (bunk beds) with porthole and private bathroom, on deck 3
Triple: one upper single berth and two lower single berths (bunk beds) with porthole and private bathroom, on deck 3
Twin Porthole: two lower single berths or one queen sized bed with porthole and private bathroom, on deck 3
Twin Window: two lower single berths or one queen sized bed with window and private bathroom, on deck 4
Twin Deluxe: two single lower berths or one queen sized bed with window and private bathroom, on deck 4
Superior: one double bed and one sofa bed and private bathroom, on decks 4, 5 and 6
Quad, triple or twin share cabins are available (on a same gender basis)
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