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Overnight camping during Antarctic tour
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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, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, 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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Gentoo penguin sighting in Antarctica
$7,250
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Antarctic Peninsula - The Antarctic Pioneering voyage

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • See fur seals and elephant seals
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Observe penguins, albatross & more
  • Enjoy trips ashore each day
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join MV Plancius on this 11-day sailing expedition that sails roundtrip from Ushuaia. Sail across the infamous Drake Passage to reach the Antarctic Peninsula. Experience close encounters with Weddell seals, gentoo penguins, crabeater seals and other mammals.Enjoy trips ashore each day to explore …
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A group of travellers sail around a penguin colony off the shores of Antarctica
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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:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, 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
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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.
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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
Board the expedition ship MV Plancius and explore the shores of Spitsbergen on this unique Arctic cruise. This 10-day voyage around Spitsbergen gives you a great chance to see whales, foxes, reindeer, seals, and polar bears. The expedition makes a landing on the island of Kvitøya, a site of …
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Icebergs in the Drake Passage during Antarctic cruise
$7,150
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Atlantic Odyssey, Excluding Antarctic Peninsula

25 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Enjoy bird watching
  • See penguins and seals
  • Discover Jamestown
  • Visit to Longwood House
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your voyage begins where the world drops off: Ushuaia, Argentina, reputed to be the southernmost city on the planet, located on the far southern tip of South America. catch a taste of life from the perspective of the polar explorers who first braved the regions of the Drake Passage: cool salt …
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Penguins gather by the ocean.
$11,800
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Atlantic Odyssey, including Antarctic Peninsula

34 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, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your 34-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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Lemaire channel reflection
$7,950
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Classic Antarctica: Including Deception Island

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, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, 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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Hiking through the Falkland Islands.
$12,750
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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:
Small Ship Cruise, 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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A group of penguins in the Falkland Islands
$15,560
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Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula - Solar Eclipse Voyage

20 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Disocver Port Stanley
  • Visit Carcass Island,
  • Experience the Solar Eclipse
  • Watch out for King penguins
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Don’t miss the chance to see one of Earth’s most wondrous cosmic events in one of Earth’s most fantastic places! This spectacular 20-day voyage visiting the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, will turn an already-awe-inspiring Antarctica voyage …
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A polar landscape
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North Spitsbergen - 82 Degrees North

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Watch seals and walrus on ice floes
  • Walk through Spitsbergen's tundra
  • Explore the spectacular Raudfjord
  • Observe walruses and harbor seals
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spitsbergen, the land of the Polar Bear, is an Arctic archipelago about 650 kilometers (400 miles) north of Norway and only a 1000 kilometers (600 miles) south of the North Pole. It is by far the largest wilderness area of Europe and offers some of the finest scenery and wildlife experiences in the …
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Glimpse the King of the Arctic
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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, Hiking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, 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 Svalbard and cruise through fjords to spectacular glaciers, through ice-pack, and into remote regions. There are ample …
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A polar landscape
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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, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, 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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Arctic northern lights on a small ship cruise
$4,100
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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:
Small Ship Cruise, 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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St Andrew, South Georgia
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South Georgia - 5 days' exclusive quality program on South Georgia

16 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Observe molting seals and penguins
  • Spot humpback and minke whales
  • Follow Shackleton's route
  • Visit an abandoned whaling station
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the exhilarating wildlife, unspoiled scenery and rich history of South Georgia on this 16-day cruise expedition aboard the Placius, an ice-strengthened vessel ideal for polar expeditions in the Antarctic. Seet foot in one of the most amaizing places in the world and become a member of a …
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Hiking the snowy hillsides of Greenland.
$6,550
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Spitsbergen to Northeast Greenland, Aurora Borealis

14 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • View the Northern Lights
  • Visit Ittoqqortoormiit settlement
  • Watch whale and seabird migration
  • Observe cathedral-like icebergs
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, 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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Beaches of Cape Verde Islands
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St. Helena to Cape Verde islands

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
  • Explore Ascension
  • Hike to the top of Ascension
  • Stroll the Praia streets
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the submarine mountain range running some 16,000 kilometers (10,000 miles) from the Arctic Ocean. Explore Ascension, this dry volcanic island is a major home for the sooty tern. Hike to the richly vegetated top of Ascension, and a visit the shore to watch the …
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2019
EmbarksDays 
Mar 3116South Georgia - 5 days' exclusive quality program on South Georgia
May 278Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen
Jun 038Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen
Jun 108Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen
Jun 178Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen
Jul 0310Around Spitsbergen
Aug 1710Around Spitsbergen with Kvitøya
Aug 268North Spitsbergen - 82 Degrees North
Sep 0214Spitsbergen to Northeast Greenland, Aurora Borealis
Nov 2011Antarctic Peninsula - The Antarctic Pioneering voyage
Nov 3019Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Dec 1812Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
Dec 2912Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
2020
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0911Classic Antarctica: Including Deception Island
Jan 1919Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Feb 0611Antarctic Peninsula - The Antarctic Pioneering voyage
Feb 1612Polar Circle - Antarctic Peninsula
Feb 2712Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
Mar 0912Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
Mar 2010Antarctic Peninsula - Whale Watching Voyage
Mar 2034Atlantic Odyssey, including Antarctic Peninsula
Mar 2925Atlantic Odyssey, Excluding Antarctic Peninsula
Apr 2210St. Helena to Cape Verde islands
Jun 178Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen
Jun 248Polar Bear Special - North Spitsbergen
Jul 0110Around Spitsbergen
Jul 1910Around Spitsbergen
Aug 1510Around Spitsbergen with Kvitøya
Aug 248North Spitsbergen - 82 Degrees North
Aug 3114Spitsbergen to Northeast Greenland, Aurora Borealis
Sep 138Scoresby Sund - Aurora Borealis
2021
EmbarksDays 
Nov 2320Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula - Solar Eclipse Voyage
Max 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 berth - double bed. (ca. 21 m2)
Plancius deck plan
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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
Justin Chappelle
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Complimentary Antarctic Activities - For a limited time receive a free kayaking and camping excursion. Spaces are limited, this offer will be available for only a short time and strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by – make your reservation for this exciting and exploratory cruise today, and take full advantage of a free additional activities! Select departures only. Contact us for availability.
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