M/V Plancius

Introduction

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.

Ship Features

  • Cabins with private ensuite bathrooms and ocean views
  • Observation lounge
  • Bar
  • 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.

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Cabins

Cabin Options

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

Twin Superior: two single lower berths or one queen sized bed and private bathroom, on decks 4, 5 and 6

Single travellers
Quad, triple or twin share cabins are available (on a same gender basis)

Deck Plan

plancius deck plan

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