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The Plancius Bar and observation Plancius lounge area. Bar and observation room Modern and comfortable lounge Dining room Plancius' Library
Lemaire channel reflection
$7,950
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Antarctic Peninsula

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Cruise between icebergs & fjords
  • Observe penguins, albatross & more
  • Enjoy trips ashore each day
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 through the Antarctic waters and amongst icebergs. …
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Ski the Arctic.
$7,950
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Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Encounter humpback & minke whales
  • Hike near shore & up hilltops
  • View Adelie & gentoo penguins
  • Kayak between icebergs
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Photography, Scuba Diving, Trekking & Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Easy Active
Expedition and exploration are the focus 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 modules” are offered which go …
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A group of travellers sail around a penguin colony off the shores of Antarctica
$5,550
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Antarctic Peninsula - Whale Watching Voyage

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Observe humpback and minke whales
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Scuba Diving, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica on this special 10-day cruise. In addition, this departure is specially timed to maximize the whale watching opportunity. Voyage polar waters in search of massive and elusive whales. …
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Giant whale jaw in the arctic
$4,900
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Around Spitsbergen

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Visit an important research center
  • Discover former whaling settlements
  • Board Zodiacs for shore excursions
  • Encounter a vast array of wildlife
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 polar exploration,discover the remote shores, …
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A single home in the desolate arctic.
$4,900
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Around Spitsbergen with Kvitøya

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Visit Ny-Alesund
  • See reindeer, walrus, and whales
  • Climb Soraberget to view the icecap
  • Explore rarely-visited Kvitøya
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 the shores of Spitsbergen on this unique …
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Local market located on the Cape Verde Islands.
$1,050
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Atlantic Odyssey

7 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Observe the sooty tern colony
  • Witness avian spring migration
  • Cross the equator line
  • Stroll around the city of Praia
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 this epic Atlantic Ocean expedition cruise.
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Town on the Cape Verde Islands.
$1,050
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Atlantic Odyssey, Ascension to Praia

7 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Witness avian northbound migration
  • Visit remote islands as you cruise
  • Observe Cidade Velha´s fortress
  • Explore Praia´s history
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Voyage through the Atlantic Ocean on your way to Praia, Sao Tiago Island, on this inspiring 7-day cruise. Embark the MV Plancius and witness the northbound spring migration of northern birds like artic terns and long-tailed skuas who join you in crossing the Equator ("the line").
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A settlement on the island of Saint Helena.
$11,550
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Atlantic Odyssey, including Antarctic Peninsula

37 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • View four species of albatrosses
  • Enjoy alpine peaks and icebergs
  • See whales, penguins, and seabirds
  • Meet the king penguins on eggs
  • Visit Shackleton's grave site
  • View Napoleon's Longwood House
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 Cunha, St. Helena, and Ascension Island. …
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Penguins gather by the ocean.
$11,000
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Atlantic Odyssey, including Antarctic Peninsula

33 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Meet gentoo penguins & brown skuas
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • View humpback, minke and fin whales
  • Visit Shackleton's grave site
  • View Napoleon´s Longwood House
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Begin your 33-day polar voyage experience in Ushuaia and visit the most remote islands in the world. Cross the Drake Passage and head towards the Antarctic Peninsula. Explore the South Shetland Islands, South Georgia, South Orkney Islands, Tristan da Cunha, and St. Helena. Sail through the scenic …
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Leaving Ushuaia behind
$7,250
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Atlantic Odyssey: Ushuaia to Ascension Island

28 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • View four species of albatrosses
  • Meet king penguins & elephant seals
  • Enjoy amazing scenery and wildlife
  • Explore St. Helena island
  • Visit several remote islands
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 these islands, many of them not found anywhere …
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Birds of Ascension Island
$6,700
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Atlantic Odyssey: Ushuaia to Ascension Island

24 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Cross the Antarctic Convergence
  • Visit colonies of penguins & seals
  • Zodiac cruise in Quest Bay
  • Observe millions of seabirds
  • Explore St. Helena Island
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the MV Plancius for a unique opportunity to visit several of the most remote islands in the world on this 24-day polar voyage. Sail trough South Georgia, Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha, and St. Helena while you meet beautiful and often rare species like albatrosses, petrels, penguins and …
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Hiking through the Falkland Islands.
$14,250
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

19 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Hike along Carcass Island's shore
  • See multitudes of southern seabirds
  • Visit Shackleton's grave site
  • Enjoy wonderful glacier views
  • Zodiac cruise among giant icebergs
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Light Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Visit all the sub-Antarctic highlights on this 19-day voyage aboard the M/V Plancius, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper penguins. This voyage also includes four days on beautiful South Georgia. Be prepared for ten …
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The sun sets over polar mountains
$13,100
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

20 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Meet six species of penguin
  • Visit sites of past explorers
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Bird watch across the Drake Passage
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Scuba Diving, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 20-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Plancius showcases the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and the sub-Antarctic islands. Enjoy excursions on the Falkland Islands and South Georgia before heading across the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. The wildlife watching during this …
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Macaroni penguin close up
$12,150
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

21 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Observe southern right whales
  • Discover the Falkland´s culture
  • Bird watch a multitude of seabirds
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 21-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Plancius showcases the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and the sub-Antarctic islands. Enjoy excursions on the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and South Orkney Islands before heading to the Antarctic Peninsula. The wildlife watching during this …
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A mother bear and her two cubs
$3,900
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Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • View & photograph polar bears
  • Navigate through deep fjords
  • Search for Arctic wildlife
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Scuba Diving, Trekking & Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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, and into remote regions. There are ample …
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Albatross in the arctic.
$7,950
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Polar Circle - Antarctic Peninsula

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Cross the Drake Passage
  • Meet Antarctica´s wildlife
  • Navigate through icebergs & fjords
  • Sail across the Polar Circle
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 12-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Plancius offers a unique possibility to visit the south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circle. Enjoy two days sailing across the Drake Passage and observe four species of albatrosses, and spot your first icebergs on your way to Deception Island. Sail …
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An arctic fox searches the rocks of the Arctic
$3,900
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Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Explore Scoresby Sund
  • View cathedral-like icebergs
  • Zodiac cruise to get close up views
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
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 Greenland near Kap Brewster.
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Hiking the snowy hillsides of Greenland.
$5,950
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Spitsbergen to Northeast Greenland, Aurora Borealis 2017

14 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • View the Northern Lights
  • Visit Ittoqqortoormiit settlement
  • Watch whale and seabird migration
  • Observe cathedral-like icebergs
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 14-day voyage starts in Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen), sailing along the Northeast coast of Greenland and ending in Akureyri (Iceland). Approaching Greenland attempt to sail through the sea ice into Foster Bugt, making your first landing at Myggebugten. Beyond the old hunters’ hut (in the …
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2016
EmbarksDays 
Dec 1712Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
Dec 2812Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
2017
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0811Antarctic Peninsula
Jan 1819Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Feb 0511Antarctic Peninsula
Feb 1520Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Mar 0612Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
Mar 1710Antarctic Peninsula - Whale Watching Voyage
Mar 1737Atlantic Odyssey, including Antarctic Peninsula
Mar 2628Atlantic Odyssey: Ushuaia to Ascension Island
Apr 227Atlantic Odyssey
Jun 088Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen
Jun 158Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen
Jun 228Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen
Jun 298Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen
Jul 2410Around Spitsbergen
Aug 1110Around Spitsbergen
Aug 2010Around Spitsbergen with Kvitøya
Aug 2914Spitsbergen to Northeast Greenland, Aurora Borealis 2017
Sep 118Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis
Sep 188Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis
Nov 0921Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Nov 2920Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Dec 1812Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
Dec 2912Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
2018
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0911Antarctic Peninsula
Jan 1920Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Feb 0711Antarctic Peninsula
Feb 1720Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Mar 0812Polar Circle - Antarctic Peninsula
Mar 1933Atlantic Odyssey, including Antarctic Peninsula
Mar 1910Antarctic Peninsula - Whale Watching Voyage
Mar 1937Atlantic Odyssey, including Antarctic Peninsula
Mar 2824Atlantic Odyssey: Ushuaia to Ascension Island
Mar 2828Atlantic Odyssey: Ushuaia to Ascension Island
Apr 247Atlantic Odyssey, Ascension to Praia
Passengers: 112
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

This ice-strengthened vessel has been cruising the oceans of the world since 1976, but was renovated in 2004 and completely refitted in 2009. Originally built for oceanic research for the Dutch Royal Navy, it now serves as a 112-passenger expedition ship in the 

The main focus of cruises aboard the Plancius is educational exploration, with the goal of having as much time ashore as possible. While not among the most luxurious boats that cruise the polar waters, guests do enjoy comfortable accommodations and great food in the company of an international crew and friendly guides. 

Several social and dining areas and various classes of cabins offer a great, warm place to recharge your energy after a fun day of Antarctic exploration out on the ice.
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
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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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