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M/V Plancius Antarctica Cruise Ship

​M/v “Plancius” was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and was named “Hr. Ms. Tydeman”. The ship sailed for the Dutch Navy until June 2004 and was eventually purchased by Oceanwide Expeditions. The vessel was completely rebuilt as a pssenger vessel in 2009 and complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). M/v “Plancius” is classed by Lloyd’s Register and flies the Dutch flag.

M/v “Plancius” accommodates 108 passengers with private toilet and shower in 4 quadruple porthole cabins, 9 twin porthole cabins, 25 twin cabins with window and 2 twin deluxe cabins, all (ca. 12,5 square meters) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square meters). All cabins offer lower berths (one queen-size bed in the superior cabins and two single beds in the twin cabins), except for the 4 quadruple cabins (for 4 persons in 2x upper and lower beds).
Please be aware that a small number of cabins may have a partially obstructed view due to the design requirements of the ship. The best view is always on the outer deck or the bridge.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 4), 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 the starboard side, guaranteeing a swift zodiac operation. M/v “Plancius” is comfortable and nicely decorated, but is not a luxury vessel. Our voyages in the Arctic and Antarctic regions are primarily defined by an exploratory educational travel programme, spending as much time ashore as possible.

Plancius fully meets our demands to achieve this. The vessel is equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system which reduces the noise and vibration of the vessel 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 an international crew of 37 (18 nautical crew and 19 hotel crew), 8 expedition staff (1 expedition leader, 1 assistant expedition leader and 6 guides/lecturers), and 1 doctor.

M/V PLANCIUS DECK PLANS

BELOW YOU CAN SEE THE PLAN FOR EACH DECK
Decks 5 & 6
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Deck 4
Plancius deck 4
Deck 3
Plancius deck 3
Deck Key
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M/V PLANCIUS CABINS

VIEW THE CABINS AVAILABLE ON THIS SHIP BELOW
Quadruple Porthole
● 1 porthole
● 2 upper & lower berths
● Private shower & toilet
● Desk & chair
● Flatscreen TV
● Telephone & WiFi (supplemented)
● Hair dryer
● Ample storage space
● Safe deposit box
Plancius Quadruple Porthole
Twin Porthole
● 1 porthole
● 2 lower berths
● Private shower & toilet
● Desk & chair
● Flatscreen TV
● Telephone & WiFi (supplemented)
● Hair dryer
● Safe deposit box
● Ample storage space
Plancius Twin Porthole
Twin Window
● 1 window
● 2 lower berths
● Private shower & toilet
● Desk & chair
● Flatscreen TV
● Telephone & WiFi (supplemented)
● Hair dryer
● Safe deposit box
● Ample storage space
Plancius Twin Window
Twin Deluxe
● 2 windows
● 2 lower berths
● Private shower & toilet
● Desk & chair
● Flatscreen TV
● Telephone & WiFi (supplemented)
● Hair dryer
● Ample storage space
● Safe deposit box
Plancius Twin Deluxe
Superior
● 2 windows
● 1 double bed
● 1 sofa bed
● Private shower & toilet
● Desk & chair
● Flatscreen TV
● Telephone & WiFi (supplemented)
● Refrigerator
● Coffee & tea maker
● Hair dryer
● Safe deposit box
● Ample storage space
Plancius Superior

M/V PLANCIUS DEPARTURES

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Classic Antarctica Including Deception Island
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HDS27-24
Classic Antarctica Including Deception Island
10 Nights
22 Jan - 1 Feb 2024
M/V Hondius
170 Passengers
HDS27-24
Classic Antarctica Including Deception Island
10 Nights
22 Jan - 1 Feb 2024
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170 Passengers
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Our Selected Antarctica Expedition Cruise Ships

Below you will find the range of ships we offer for our Antartica Cruises. Picking the right ship for your Antarctic experience is one of the most important steps in choosing the right trip for you so it is well worth taking the time to get to know the various options. Size of ship and level of comfort required are generally the questions you need to be asking yourself.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.

Small Ships

LESS THAN 80 PASSENGERS
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Expedition Ship | X Passengers

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Mid-Sized Boats

80 TO 150 PASSENGERS
M/V PLANCIUS
Expedition Ship | X Passengers

★★★

The ice-strengthened vessel Plancius is an ideal vessel for polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctic and offers mid-range comfort.
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M/V ORTELIUS
Expedition Ship | X Passengers

★★★

A classic old expedition vessel for the romantics adventurers who don’t mind more basic, but still clean and comfortable, facilities.
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Large Ships

150 OR MORE PASSENGERS
M/V HONDIUS
Expedition Ship | 170 Passengers

★★★

A new vessel built in 2019 and equipped to a comfortable standard yet retaining the expedition feel most look for in an Antarctic Cruise.
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