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History of Plancius

M/v “Plancius” was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and was named “Hr. Ms. Tydeman”. The ship sailed for the Dutch Navy until June 2004 and was eventually purchased by Oceanwide Expeditions. The vessel was completely rebuilt as a 116-passenger vessel in 2009 and complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). M/v “Plancius” is classed by Lloyd’s Register and flies the Dutch flag.

 

Perfect for any expedition

M/v “Plancius” accommodates 116 passengers in 53 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower in 4 quadruple porthole cabins, 2 triple porthole cabins, 9 twin porthole cabins, 26 twin cabins with window and 2 twin deluxe cabins, all (ca. 12,5 square meters) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square meters). All cabins offer lower berths (one queen-size bed in the superior cabins and two single beds in the twin cabins), except for the 4 quadruple cabins (for 4 persons in 2x upper and lower beds), and 2 triple cabins (1 bunk bed plus 1 lower bed).

 

Plancius: a vessel with comfort and character

The vessel offers a restaurant/lecture room on deck 3 and a spacious observation lounge (with bar) on deck 5 with large windows, offering full panorama view. M/v “Plancius” has large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on deck 4), giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. She is furthermore equipped with 10 Mark V zodiacs, including 40 HP 4-stroke outboard engines and 2 gangways on the starboard side, guaranteeing a swift zodiac operation. M/v “Plancius” is comfortable and nicely decorated, but is not a luxury vessel. Our voyages in the Arctic and Antarctic regions are primarily defined by an exploratory educational travel programme, spending as much time ashore as possible. Plancius fully meets our demands to achieve this. The vessel is equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system which reduces the noise and vibration of the vessel considerably. The 3 diesel engines generate 1.230 horse-power each, giving the vessel a speed of 10 - 12 knots. The vessel is ice-strengthened and was specially built for oceanographic voyages. M/v “Plancius” is manned by an international crew of 37 (18 nautical crew and 19 hotel crew), 8 expedition staff (1 expedition leader, 1 assistant expedition leader and 6 guides/lecturers),and 1 doctor.

 

 

 

Specifications

Passengers: 116 in 53 cabins

Staff & crew: 47

Length: 89 meters (293 feet)

Breadth: 14,5 meters (47 feet)

Draft: 5 meters (16 feet)

Ice class: 1D (Plancius has a Lloyds class notation 100A1 Passenger ship, Ice Class 1D at a draught of 5 meters)

Displacement: 3211 tonnes

Propulsion: 3x Diesel-Electric

Speed: 10 - 12 knots maximum

 

DECK PLAN:

 

CABINS:

Quadruple Porthole

The cabin provides you with: 1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, T=telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.

 

Triple Porthole

Same as the Quad Porthole, but with 3 berths. The cabin provides you with: 1 porthole, 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.

 

Twin porthole

The cabin provides you with: 1 porthole, 2 lower berths, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.

 

Twin window

The cabin provides you with: 1 window, 2 lower berths, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space.

 

Twin Deluxe

The cabin provides you with: 2 windows, 2 lower berths, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, telephone and Internet connection, a hair dryer and ample storage space. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin cabins window / porthole cabins.

 

Superior

The cabin provides you with: 2-3 windows, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, private shower & toilet, desk & chair, flatscreen TV, telephone and Internet connection, a refrigerator, a hair dryer and ample storage space. There is one Superior cabin on deck 4, four on deck 5 and five on deck 6.

 

 

TRIPS ON THE PLANCIUS

 

Malvinas, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

Starts in Puerto Madryn, Argentina

November 3, 2018 to November 23, 2018

Duration: 21 days

Prices from: 12,150 USD per person

 

Antarctic Peninsula

November 23, 2018 to December 3, 2018

Duration: 11 days

Prices from: 7,200 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking and Camping

 

 

Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

December 3, 2018 to December 22, 2018

Duration: 20 days

Prices from: 13,100 USD per person

 

 

Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

December 22, 2018 to January 9, 2019

Duration: 19 days

Prices from: 13,100 USD per person

 

Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

January 9, 2019 to January 28, 2019

Duration: 20 days

Prices from: 14,950 USD per person

 

Antarctic Peninsula

January 28, 2019 to February 7, 2019

Duration: 11 days

Prices from: 7,950 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking and Camping

 

 

Antarctic Peninsula

February 7, 2019 to February 17, 2019

Duration: 11 days

Prices from: 7,950 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking and Camping

 

 

BASECAMP Antarctic Peninsula

February 17, 2019 to February 28, 2019

Duration: 12 days

Prices from: 7,950 USD per person

 

 

Polar Circle

February 28, 2019 to March 11, 2019

Duration: 12 days

Prices from: 7,950 USD per person

Adventure options: Kayaking and Diving

 

 

Weddell Sea

March 11, 2019 to March 22, 2019

Duration:12 days

Prices from: 7,950 USD per person

Adventure option: Diving

 

 

Antarctic Peninsula

March 22, 2019 to March 31, 2019

Duration:10 days

Prices from: 5,750 USD per person

Adventure options: Diving

 

 

References of Adventure Options:

 

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica: 465 USD per person

Camping in Antarctica: 180 USD per person

Polar Diving in Antarctica: from 530USD per person

Mountaineering in Antarctica: FREE

 

During the “Basecamp” departures, all offered activities (including camping, kayaking, snowshoe/hiking, mountaineering, photo workshop) as well as our standard included shore excursions and zodiac cruises) are free of charge.