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M/V Plancius started life as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy. After a change of owner, the ship underwent a complete refit and refurbishment to be converted into a comfortable ice-strengthened vessel, that now cruises the polar regions. 

Accommodating up to 108 passengers, M/V Plancius has 50 cabins, all with private bathrooms. The cabins come in a range of configirations, with quadruple, triple and twin/double cabins available. Quadruple cabins include two bunk beds, triple cabins feature 1 bunk bed plus 1 single bed. 

The ship has a large restaurant/lecture room and a spacious observation lounge with bar and huge panoramic windows. There are large open deck spaces, including full walk-around possibilities on one deck, providing excellent opportunities for wildlife spotting and to feast on the spectacular scenery.

The 10 Zodiacs and 2 gangways ensure a swift Zodiac operation, so no time is wasted getting you ashore to explore the stunning beauty and amazing wildlife of the Antarctic and the Arctic regions. 


Length: 89 m / 293 feet

Breadth: 14.5 m / 47 feet

Draught: 5 metres

Speed: 12 knots

CRUISE SPEED: 10 knots

Passengers: 116

Electrical Outlets: 240 volts

Classification: Ice Strengthened

Ice Class: 1D

Ship Region:Antarctica Cruise Ships

Designed to Ice Class 1D specification for service in sea ice. MV Plancius complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety of Life At Sea). Strengthened bow and stern designed for icy conditions.


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