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MV Plancius Arctic & Antarctic Cruise Ship

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Max Passengers: 112
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship
Operated by: Oceanwide Expeditions

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 polar regions.

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.
Plug/ Voltage type Onboard: 2 pin Continental Flag

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MV Plancius MV Plancius MV Plancius Dining room Prepping for ice diving


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Quadruple Porthole
Quadruple Porthole
4 cabins with private facilities, 2 bunk beds. (ca. 15 m2)
Quadruple Porthole
Triple Porthole
4 cabins with private facilities, 2 bunk beds. (ca. 15 m2)
Twin porthole cabin
Twin with Porthole
9 twin private cabins with porthole. Two Lower berths. (ca. 15 m2)
Twin with window
Twin with Window
26 twin private cabins with window. Two Lower berths (ca. 15 m2)
Twin Deluxe
Twin Deluxe
2 twin private deluxe cabins. Lower berths - two single beds.(ca. 15 m2)
10 twin superior cabins. Lower berth - double bed. (ca. 21 m2)


Plancius deck plan


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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen
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