MV Plancius

Oceanwide Expeditions
The Plancius
Monica Salmang
Bar and observation
Oceanwide Expeditions
Plancius lounge area.
Monica Salmang
Bar and observation room
Monica Salmang
Modern and comfortable lounge
Monica Salmang
Dining room
Heiner Kubny-Oceanwide Expeditions
Dining aboard the Plancius.
A group of travellers sail around a penguin colony off the shores of Antarctica
Antarctic Peninsula
The great actors of Antarctica are the penguins and in total seven species could appear before your very own eyes on this special 10-day Antarctic cruise. In addition, this departure is specially timed to maximize the whale watching opportunity. Voyage …
  • 10 Days
  • $5,550 - $8,600 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Relaxed
Lemaire channel reflection
Antarctic Peninsula
Begin your 11-day Antarctic adventure in Ushuaia, Argentina where you board the MV Plancius. Cross the infamous Drake Passage and head towards the Antarctic Peninsula. Search for wildlife such as albatross, penguins, whales, and seals while sailing …
  • 11 Days
  • $7,950 - $11,850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Adventure Options, Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises, Camping, Kayaking
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Level:
Relaxed
Stunning views from your zodiac cruise
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
Take part on this unique 11-day Antarctic expedition cruise, where the ship becomes a base camp throughout your voyage. “Base camp” by definition is a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. "Activity …
  • 11 Days
  • $7,200 - $10,750 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Adventure Options, Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Expedition Cruises, Camping
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Port of Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Neumayer Channel
Level:
Easy Active
Ski the Arctic.
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
Expedition is the passion of these voyages aboard the MV Plancius. The ship becomes a base camp for these polar voyages. “Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. "Activity …
  • 12 Days
  • $7,950 - $11,850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Trekking & Hiking, Scuba Diving, Photography, Adventure Options, Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Camping
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Port of Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Waddington Bay Antarctica, Wiencke Island
Level:
Easy Active
Giant whale jaw in the arctic
Around Spitsbergen
Embark on a 10-day arctic voyage around Spitsbergen, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, walrus, reindeer, various bird species, and surprisingly beautiful flora. Aboard the MV Plancius, an ice-strengthened vessel that is ideal for …
  • 10 Days
  • $4,900 - $8,850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Svalbard, Canada, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, …
Level:
Relaxed
A single home in the desolate arctic.
Around Spitsbergen with Kvitøya
Embark on this 10-day voyage around Spitsbergen including Kvitøya, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, walrus, reindeer, various bird species, and surprisingly beautiful flora. Aboard the expedition ship, the MV Plancius, explore …
  • 10 Days
  • $4,900 - $8,850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Svalbard, Canada, Longyearbyen, Phippsoya, …
Level:
Relaxed
Local market located on the Cape Verde Islands.
Atlantic Odyssey
Observe changes in nature. During the days at sea the chances of meeting whales are high. Witness the northbound spring migration of northern birds like Arctic terns and long-tailed skuas who join you in crossing the Equator (“the Line”) on …
  • 6 Days
  • $1,050 - $1,650 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
Africa, Ascension Island, Praia
Level:
Relaxed
A settlement on the island of Saint Helena.
Atlantic Odyssey, including Antarctic Peninsula
The Atlantic Odyssey offers a unique possibility to visit several of the most remote islands in the world. Besides the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, South Georgia, and the South Orkney Islands, the Atlantic Odyssey visits Tristan da …
  • 37 Days
  • $11,550 - $17,150 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
Antarctica, Africa, South America, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ascension Island, St. Helena Island, Tristan da Cunha, …
Level:
Relaxed
Leaving Ushuaia behind
Atlantic Odyssey: Ushuaia to Ascension Island
The Atlantic Odyssey offers a unique possibility to visit several of the most remote islands in the world. Besides South Georgia, the Atlantic Odyssey visits Tristan da Cunha, St. Helena and Ascension Island. Beautiful and often rare species live on …
  • 28 Days
  • $7,250 - $10,400 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, Africa, South America, South Georgia, Argentina, Patagonia, Ascension Island, St. Helena Island, Tristan da Cunha, Port of Ushuaia, …
Level:
Relaxed
Hiking through the Falkland Islands.
Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Experience all the best of the sub-Antarctic highlights in one polar voyage on this 19-day Antarctic expedition. Meet at least six penguin species, visit Port Lockroy, and pay your respects at Shackleton's grave when embarking on this expedition …
  • 19 Days
  • $12,400 - $20,800 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Port of Ushuaia, South Orkney Islands, Stanley, …
Level:
Relaxed
The sun sets over polar mountains
Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Experience all the best of the sub-Antarctic highlights in one polar voyage on this 20-day Antarctic expedition. Meet at least six penguin species, visit Port Lockroy, and pay your respects at Shackleton's grave when embarking on this expedition …
  • 20 Days
  • $14,250 - $20,800 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Port of Ushuaia, South Orkney Islands, Stanley, …
Level:
Relaxed
50% OFF
A mother bear and her two cubs
Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen
Spend 8 days along the northern coast of Spitsbergen searching for the King of the North - the polar bear. Board the MV Plancius and navigate north along the western coast of Greenland and cruise through fjords to spectacular glaciers, through ice-pack, …
  • 8 Days
  • $3,900 - $6,850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Scuba Diving, Trekking & Hiking, Expedition Cruises, Adventure Options, Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching
Places:
Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Svalbard, Canada, Longyearbyen, Andoya, …
Level:
Relaxed
An arctic fox searches the rocks of the Arctic
Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis
Voyage to East Greenland, Scoresby Sund, where you may observe the Aurora Borealis on this 8-day cruise. Cross the Arctic Circle and continue north, perhaps seeing whales. In the evening spot your first icebergs as the ship approaches the east coast of …
  • 8 Days
  • $3,900 - $6,850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Canada, Reykjavik, Akureyri, Danmarkso, …
Level:
Relaxed
Hiking through the arctic tundra.
Spitsbergen to Northeast Greenland
Embark on a 12-night Arctic voyage starting in Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen), sailing along the Northeast coast of Greenland, and ending in Akureyri (Iceland). Aboard the expedition vessel, the Plancius, explore the amazing colors of Greenland, hike the …
  • 13 Days
  • $6,000 - $10,900 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruises
Places:
Arctic, North America, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Svalbard, Canada, Longyearbyen, Scoresbysund, …
Level:
Relaxed
M/V “Plancius” started her life in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and was named “Hr. Ms. Tydeman”. In June 2004, the vessel was taken out of active service for rebuilding.

The vessel was completely rebuilt in 2009 as a 112-passenger polar expedition ship, complying with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea), is classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and will fly the Dutch flag.

The vessel is comfortable and nicely decorated, but is not a luxurious vessel. Our cruises in the Arctic and Antarctic regions are primarily defined by an exploratory educational travel program, spending as much time ashore as possible. This vessel fully meets our demands to achieve this.

M/V “Plancius” can accommodate 112 passengers in 54 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower in 4 Quadruple private cabins , 40 twin private cabins (ca. 15 square meters) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square meters).

The vessel is manned by 30 international crew members (inc. 10 stewardesses/cabin cleaners), 6 hotel staff (4 chefs, 1 purser and 1 steward-barman), 6 expedition staff (1 expedition leader and 5 guides-lecturers) and 1 doctor.
Plancius' Quadruple Cabin.
Quadruple Porthole
4 cabins with private facilities, 2 bunk beds. (ca. 15 m2)
The quadruple porthole cabin
Triple Porthole
2 cabins with private facilities, 1 bunk bed and 1 lower berth. (ca. 15 m2)
Plancius' Twin Porthole Cabin.
Twin with Porthole
9 twin private cabins with porthole. Two Lower berths. (ca. 15 m2)
Plancius' Twin Window Cabin.
Twin with Window
26 twin private cabins with window. Two Lower berths (ca. 15 m2)
Plancius' Twin Deluxe Cabin.
Twin Deluxe
2 twin private deluxe cabins. Lower berths - two single beds.(ca. 15 m2)
Plancius' Superior Cabin.
Superior
10 twin superior cabins. Lower berths (either two single beds or one queen-size bed (ca. 21 m2)
Plancius deck plan
These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.