M/V Plancius

The vessel is ice-strengthened and was specially built for oceanographic voyages.

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M/V Plancius

The vessel is ice-strengthened and was specially built for oceanographic voyages.

The M/V Plancius is an ice-strengthened expedition cruise ship built specifically for the harsh Arctic and Antarctic conditions. At 89m, the M/V Plancius is one of the larger expedition ships on the list of vessels we offer and it is newly refurbished, so you can look forward to excellent decor and luxurious amenities, such as a lounge, bar, & library. 

M/V "Plancius" accommodates 114 passengers in 53 passenger cabins with private toilets and showers in 4 quadruple porthole cabins, 2 triple porthole cabins, 9 twin porthole cabins, 26 twin cabins with window and 2 twin deluxe cabins, all (ca. 15 square metres) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square metres). Keep track of our polar cruise deals page if you're interested in early-bird and last-minute discounts on any of the M/V Plancius' cruises. And please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

M/V "Plancius" accommodates 114 passengers in 53 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower in 4 quadruple porthole cabins, 2 triple porthole cabins, 9 twin porthole cabins, 26 twin cabins with window and 2 twin deluxe cabins, all (ca. 15 square metres) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square metres).

Cabin details

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 the starboard side, guaranteeing a swift zodiac operation.

M/v "Plancius" is comfortable and nicely decorated, but is not a luxury vessel. Her voyages in the Arctic and Antarctic regions are primarily defined by an exploratory educational travel programme, spending as much time ashore as possible.

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.

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Cabins

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), and 2 triple cabins (1 bunk bed plus 1 lower bed).

North Spitsbergen M/V Plancius

Search for polar bears on this 7 night cruise on board the ice-strengthened M/V Plancius exploring the northwestern Arctic wilderness of Spitsbergen

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NOW 3895.00
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M/V Plancius Antarctic Adventure

A 9 or 10 night voyage aboard the ice strengthened expedition ship Plancius to the magnificent, wildlife-rich Antarctic Peninsula

WAS5950.00
NOW 5450.00
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Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica - Plancius

A 19 day expedition cruise onboard the MV Plancius exploring the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands

FROM 12050.00
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Antarctic Pioneering Voyage: M/V Plancius

An exciting 11 day voyage of exploration to attempt Antarctica landings that have rarely if ever been offered by any cruise operator

FROM 7950.00
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Early Booking Offer 2020

Around Spitsbergen M/V Plancius

A 9 night voyage around Svalbard, on board the comfortable M/V Plancius, searching for polar bears, walrus, reindeer, Arctic birdlife and flora

FROM 4900.00
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Early Booking Offer 2020

Spitsbergen & Northeast Greenland: MV Plancius

A 13 day voyage on the M/V Plancius from Svalbard to Iceland via remote East Greenland with good chances to see Aurora Borealis

FROM 6550.00
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Antarctic Basecamp M/V Plancius

An Antarctic expedition cruise onboard M/V Plancius with a greater variety of included activities such as climbing, kayaking, hiking and diving

FROM 7950.00
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Polar Circle & Peninsula - M/V Plancius

An 11 night expedition aboard M/V Plancius to the southern reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula aiming to cross the Antarctic Circle

FROM 7950.00
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Atlantic Odyssey - M/V Plancius

An epic expedition cruise onboard M/V Plancius to some of the rarest islands in the world such as Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha and St Helena

FROM 7150.00
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Scoresby Sund, Aurora borealis: Plancius

An 8 day voyage on the M/V Plancius from Iceland to the huge fjords of Eastern Greenland in searh of the Aurora Borealis. Optional polar diving

FROM 4100.00
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Falklands, South Georgia Antarctica: Plancius

A 20 day expedition cruise ex Puerto Madryn to the the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica on the ice-class expedition ship M/V Plancius

FROM 11850.00
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