MV Plancius

Oceanwide Expeditions
The Plancius
Oceanwide Expeditions
Plancius lounge area.
Heiner Kubny-Oceanwide Expeditions
Dining area aboard the Plancius.
Heiner Kubny-Oceanwide Expeditions
Dining aboard the Plancius.
Heiner Kubny-Oceanwide Expeditions
Dining area aboard the Plancius.
Monica Salmang
Modern and comfortable lounge
Monica Salmang
Bar and observation
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
  • $5500 - $10150 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Lemaire channel reflection
Antarctic Peninsula
The great star-actors of Antarctica are the penguins and in total seven species could appear before your very own eyes on this special 11-day Antarctic cruise. This classic Antarctic route cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula is a popular way to maximize …
  • 11 days
  • $6900 - $11500 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Stunning views from your zodiac cruise
Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
Expedition is the passion of this unique Antarctic voyage. The ship becomes a base camp for these polar expeditions voyages. “Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. "Activity modules” are …
  • 11 days
  • $6900 - $10150 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Multisport, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruising, Camping
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Neumayer Channel
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 modules” are offered …
  • 12 days
  • $7800 - $11300 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruising, Camping
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Waddington Bay Antarctica, Wiencke Island
Surfacing Humback Whales
Antarctic Peninsula with South Shetlands
The Antarctic Peninsula is part of the Antarctic Continent and is the southern continuation of the mountain chain that runs from North America through South America into the Scotia Sea. Here it continues as a mainly sub-marine ridge, the Scotia Ridge, …
  • 11 days
  • $7900 - $11500 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage
Giant whale jaw in the arctic
Around Spitsbergen
An 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 expedition vessel, the Plancius, explore the remote shores of Spitsbergen on …
  • 10 days
  • $4900 - $8850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Andoya, Phippsoya, Laagoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Freemansundet, …
A single home in the desolate arctic.
Around Spitsbergen with Kvitøya
Embark on this 10 night voyage around Spitsbergen including Kvitøya, where you have chances to see the King of the Arctic, Walruss, Reindeer, various bird species and surprisingly beautiful flora. Aboard the expedition ship, the MV Plancius, explore the …
  • 11 days
  • $5500 - $9200 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Light Hiking, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Phippsoya, Laagoya, Raudfjord
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 this epic …
  • 6 days
  • $950 - $1550 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Africa, Ascension Island, Praia
A settlement on the island of Saint Helena.
Atlantic Odyssey: Ushuaia to Ascension Island
The Atlantic Odyssey offers a unique possibility to visit several of the remotest 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, …
  • 32 days
  • $8450 - $11650 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Antarctica, Africa, South America, South Georgia, Argentina, Patagonia, Ascension Island, St. Helena Island, Tristan da Cunha, Ushuaia, …
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, pay your respects at Shackleton's grave, and embark on this voyage voted #1 to …
  • 19 days
  • $12100 - $20300 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Falkland Islands, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, South Orkney Islands, Stanley, Drake Passage, Scotica Sea, …
Penguins in the arctic.
In Search of the Emperor Penguin - Weddell Sea & Antarctica with Falkland Islands
This Antarctic voyage to the Falkland Islands, Weddell Sea and sub-Antarctic South Shetland Islands offers the chance to observe all eight Antarctic and sub-Antarctic species; Emperor Penguin, King Penguin, Adelie Penguin, Macaroni Penguin, Chinstrap …
  • 14 days
  • $8100 - $11850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Antarctica, South America, Weddell Sea, Argentina, Patagonia, Ushuaia, Carcass Island, Saunders Island, Drake Passage, Puerto Madryn, …
Hiking through the arctic tundra.
Northeast Greenland
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 Greenland …
  • 13 days
  • $6000 - $10900 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Longyearbyen, Scoresbysund, Reykjavik, Raudfjord, Myggebugten, Blomster Bugt, …
A mother bear and her two cubs
Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen
Sailing along the pack-ice of North Spitsbergen, will give you the best opportunities to spot the King of the Arctic while on this Arctic expedition cruise aboard the small ship, Plancius.
  • 8 days
  • $3850 - $6850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Expedition Cruising, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Phippsoya, Laagoya, Raudfjord, Nordaustlandet, Kvitøya, Prins Karls Forland, …
Snowshoeing remote polar destinations
Spitsbergen - Basecamp Plancius
Basecamp Plancius - where all adventure activities are free of charge. The ship becomes your 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 …
  • 10 days
  • $4900 - $8850 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Camping, Expedition Cruising, Kayaking, Multisport, Light Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Andoya, Phippsoya, Hinlopen Strait (Hinlopenstretet), Ytre Norskøya Island, Raudfjord, …
Glaciers and beautiful arctic tundra.
Spitsbergen and Bear Island
Explore the fascinating Arctic on this 5-day introductory cruise. Sail the fjords of Hornsund and the ports of Kvalrossbukta and Tromso. Keep your binoculars trained on the horizon to view whales and look skyward to witness the magnificent Northern …
  • 5 days
  • $1150 - $2100 USD
Ship:
MV Plancius
Passions:
Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching, Expedition Cruising
Places:
Arctic, Europe, Norway, Longyearbyen, Tromso, Kvalrossbukta

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 (either two single beds or one queen-size bed(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