Good Value Expedition Ship, for just 116 Passegners

The MV Plancius was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy before being completely rebuilt as a polar explorer in 2009. The ship accommodates just 116 passengers and has a focus on maximising the time spent off the ship, exploring the polar regions. There is a fleet of 10 Mark V zodiacs and 2 boarding gangways to ensure a swift zodiac operation and the expedition team will ensure you make the most out of your time on this magical landscape. In addition, the ship has large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on deck 4) giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife of the polar regions.

Inside the Plancius there is a restaurant on deck 3 serving an ever changing menu each day and on deck 5 you will find a spacious observation lounge with large windows, so you can enjoy the amazing views as you perhaps sip a refreshing drink from the bar. Décor on board is smart but the Plancius is not a luxury vessel. There are 6 types of accommodation including quadruple, triple and twin cabins. Each cabin has a private bathroom, desk, chair and storage. All the cabins have been refurbished to offer a fresher décor.

Features Include;

6 categories of accommodation, private bathrooms with hot water, bar / lounge, restaurant, lecture theatre, clinic, fleet of zodiacs, experienced expedition staff

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MV Plancius Facilities and Amenities

  • 116 passengers in 53 cabins
  • Restaurant / lecture room
  • Spacious observation lounge (with bar)
  • Large windows, offering full panorama views
  • Large open deck spaces giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife.
  • All cabins have private facilities
  • Majority of cabins have ocean views
  • Ship-to-shore communication via satellite
  • Licensed doctor

MV Plancius Technical Specifications

  • Passengers: 116
  • Staff & Crew: 45
  • Length: 89m
  • Breadth: 14,5m
  • Draft: 5m
  • Engines: 3x Diesel-Electric
  • Cruising Speed: 10-12 knots
  • Ice Class: 1D
  • 10 Zodiacs

Quadruple with porthole

Quad cabins contain two separate lower and two separate upper beds, small desk, flat screen TV and storage with private en-suite facilities containing a shower. They are located on deck 2 and have a porthole.

Triple with porthole

Triple cabins contain two separate lower and one upper bed, small desk, flat screen TV and storage with private en-suite facilities containing a shower. They are located on deck 2 and have a porthole.

Twin with Porthole

Twin cabins contain two separate lower beds, small desk, flat screen TV and storage with private en-suite facilities containing a shower. They are located on deck 3, and have a portholes.

Twin with Window

Twin cabins contain two separate lower beds, small desk, flat screen TV and storage with private en-suite facilities containing a shower. They are located on deck 4, and have a picture windows.

Deluxe Twin with Window

Deluxe twin cabins contain two separate lower beds, small desk, flat screen TV and storage with private en-suite facilities containing a shower. They are located on deck 4, and have 2 picture windows.

Superior

Superior cabins contain one double lower bed and one single sofa-bed, small desk, flat screen TV, coffee maker and storage with private en-suite facilities containing a shower. They are located on deck 5, and have at 2 picture windows.


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