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MV Plancius

An ice-strengthened vessel ideal for polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica with an educational and exploratory travel programme, spending as much time ashore as possible.

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MV Plancius

MV 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. The vessel was completely rebuilt as an expedition cruise ship in 2009 and complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). MV Plancius is classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and flies the Dutch flag. MV Plancius accommodates 108 passengers in 52 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower.

The vessel offers a restaurant/lecture room and a spacious observation lounge (with bar) with large windows, offering full panorama view. MV Plancius has large open deck spaces, giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. The ship is a comfortable expedition style vessel. The voyages on board MV Plancius, both in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, are primarily defined by an exploratory educational travel programme, spending as much time ashore as possible. This vessel is perfectly equiped to meet these demands. MV Plancius is ice-strengthened and was specially built for oceanographic voyages.

Accommodation

  • Superior Cabin

    The cabin provides you with:

    - 2 windows (2 cabins have 3 windows)
    - 1 double bed
    - 1 sofa bed
    - Private shower & toilet
    - Desk & chair
    - Flatscreen TV
    - Telephone and Internet connection
    - Refrigerator
    - Coffee & tea maker
    - Hairdryer and ample storage space.

  • Twin Deluxe

    The cabin provides you with:

    - 2 windows
    - 2 lower berths
    - Private shower & toilet
    - Desk & chair
    - Flatscreen TV
    - Telephone and internet connection
    - Hairdryer
    - Ample storage space

    These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.

  • Twin Window

    The cabin provides you with:

    - 1 window
    - 2 lower berths
    - Private shower & toilet
    - Desk & chair
    - Flatscreen TV
    - Telephone and internet connection
    - Hairdryer
    - Ample storage space

  • Twin Porthole

    The cabin provides you with:

    - 1 porthole
    - 2 lower berths
    - Private shower & toilet
    - Desk & chair
    - Flatscreen TV
    - Telephone and internet connection
    - Hair dryer
    - Ample storage space

  • Triple Porthole

    Same as the Quadruple Porthole, but with 3 berths.

    The cabin provides you with:
    - 1 porthole
    - 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths
    - Private shower & toilet
    - Desk & chair
    - Flatscreen TV
    - Telephone and internet connection
    - Hairdryer
    - Ample storage space

    This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.

  • Quadruple Porthole

    Same at the Triple Porthole, but with 4 berths.

    The cabin provides you with:

    - 1 porthole
    - 2 upper & lower berths
    - Private shower & toilet
    - Desk & chair
    - Flatscreen TV
    - Telephone and internet connection
    - Hairdryer
    - Ample storage space

    This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.

Ship Specifications


  • Passengers: 108 in 52 cabins

  • Staff & crew: 45

  • Length: 89 meters (293 feet)

  • Breadth: 14,5 meters (47 feet)

  • Draft: 5 meters (16 feet)

  • Ice class: 1D (Plancius has a Lloyds class notation 100A1 Passenger ship, Ice Class 1D at a draught of 5 meters.)

  • Displacement: 3434 tonnes

  • Propulsion: 3x Diesel-Electric

  • Speed: 10 - 12 knots maximum


 


 

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Dates & Rates

  • Plancius North Svalbard

    Dates
    • 26th May - 6th Jun 2024
    • Embark: Flushing
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    2,750 EUR

    Repositioning cruise from Flushing via Scotland and Jan Mayen to Svalbard

  • Plancius North Svalbard

    Dates
    • 6th Jun - 13th Jun 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    3,700 EUR
  • Plancius North Svalbard

    Dates
    • 13th Jun - 20th Jun 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    3,700 EUR
  • Plancius North Svalbard

    Dates
    • 20th Jun - 27th Jun 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    3,700 EUR
  • Plancius North Svalbard

    Dates
    • 27th Jun - 4th Jul 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    3,700 EUR
  • Plancius Exploring Svalbard in Depth

    Dates
    • 4th Jul - 13th Jul 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    4,900 EUR
  • Plancius Exploring Svalbard in Depth

    Dates
    • 13th Jul - 22nd Jul 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    4,900 EUR
  • Plancius Exploring Svalbard in Depth

    Dates
    • 22nd Jul - 31st Jul 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    4,900 EUR
  • Plancius Exploring Svalbard in Depth

    Dates
    • 31st Jul - 9th Aug 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    4,900 EUR
  • Plancius Exploring Svalbard in Depth

    Dates
    • 9th Aug - 18th Aug 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    4,900 EUR
  • Plancius Greenland & Svalbard

    Dates
    • 18th Aug - 31st Aug 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Akureyri
    Prices per person from
    6,450 EUR
  • Plancius Scoresby Sund

    Dates
    • 31st Aug - 8th Sep 2024
    • Embark: Akureyri
    • Disembark: Akureyri
    Prices per person from
    4,250 EUR

    Free photography workshop

  • Plancius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 18th Oct - 7th Nov 2024
    • Embark: Puerto Madryn
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    12,350 EUR
  • Plancius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 6th Dec - 25th Dec 2024
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    12,550 EUR
  • Plancius Antarctica Activity Cruise

    Dates
    • 25th Dec - 6th Jan 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    9,150 EUR
  • Plancius Antarctica Activity Cruise

    Dates
    • 6th Jan - 16th Jan 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    8,000 EUR
  • Plancius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 16th Jan - 3rd Feb 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    14,600 EUR
  • Plancius Antarctica Activity Cruise

    Dates
    • 3rd Feb - 13th Feb 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    8,000 EUR
  • Plancius Antarctica Activity Cruise

    Dates
    • 13th Feb - 25th Feb 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    9,150 EUR
  • Plancius Antarctica Activity Cruise

    Dates
    • 25th Feb - 9th Mar 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    9,150 EUR
  • Plancius Antarctic Peninsula Cruise

    Dates
    • 9th Mar - 23rd Mar 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    9,700 EUR

    Exploring the Weddell Sea & Elephant Island and across the Antarctic Circle

  • Plancius Across the Antarctic Circle

    Dates
    • 23rd Mar - 3rd Apr 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    7,150 EUR
  • Plancius Antarctica Diving & Snorkeling

    Dates
    • 23rd Mar - 3rd Apr 2025
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    7,150 EUR

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