Plancius

Oceanwide Expeditions

Oceanwide Expeditions

Plancius

Originally built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy M/v "Plancius" has been completely rebuilt as a 110-passenger vessel and complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). M/v "Plancius" is classed by Lloyd's Register in London and flies the Dutch flag.

M/v "Plancius" can accommodate 110 passengers in 53 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower in 4 triple private cabins, 39 twin private cabins (ca. 15 square meters) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square meters).

All cabins offer lower berths (either two single beds or one queen-size bed), except for the 4 triple cabins (bunk beds and 1 lower bed).

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 3), 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 starboard side, guaranteeing a swift zodiac operation.

M/v "Plancius" is comfortable and nicely decorated, but is not a luxurious vessel. Our voyages in the Arctic and Antarctic regions are and will still be primarily defined by an exploratory educational travel programme, spending as much time ashore as possible. This vessel will fully meet our demands to achieve this.

The vessel is equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system which reduces the noise and vibration of the engines 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 17 nautical crew, 19 hotel staff (6 chefs, 1 hotel manager, 1 steward-barman and 11 stewards / cabin cleaners), 8 expedition staff (1 expedition leader and 7 guides-lecturers) and 1 doctor.

Ship Data

Rating
Specialty
Cruise Line
Oceanwide Expeditions

Ship Profile & Stats

Length
89m
Tonnage
700t
Maiden Voyage
1976
Refurbished
2008
Passenger Capacity
110
Crew Nationality
International
Officer Nationality
International
Dining Staff Nat.
International
Ship Registration
Holland

Ship Facilities

  • 10 mark V Zodiacs
  • Library
  • Medical Centre and Doctor
  • Observation Lounge and Bar
  • Restaurant and Lecture Room

Plancius, Around Spitsbergen ex Longyearbyen Return

Departs 19 July 2020 from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Around Spitsbergen - Kvitoya ex Longyearbyen Return

Departs 15 August 2020 from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, North Spitsbergen 82 Degrees North ex Longyearbyen Return

Departs 24 August 2020 from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Spitsbergen Northeast Greenland ex Longyearbyen to Akureyri

Departs 31 August 2020 from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Scoresby Sund Aurora Borealis ex Akureyri Return

Departs 13 September 2020 from Akureyri, Iceland on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Falkland Is South Georgia & Antarctica ex Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia

Departs 1 November 2020 from Puerto Madryn, Argentina on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Antarctica Basecamp ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 21 November 2020 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Falkland Islands Sth Georgia Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 2 December 2020 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Falkland Islands Sth Georgia Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 20 December 2020 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 7 January 2021 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Falkland Islands Sth Georgia Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 17 January 2021 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 4 February 2021 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Antarctica Polar Circle ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 14 February 2021 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Antarctica Basecamp ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 25 February 2021 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Antarctica Basecamp ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 8 March 2021 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Antarctica Whale Watching ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 19 March 2021 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Plancius, Falkland Is South Georgia Solar Eclipse ex Ushuaia Return

Departs 23 November 2021 from Ushuaia, Argentina on Oceanwide Expeditions onboard Plancius.
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Level Name
2 J Deck
3 H Deck
4 G Deck
5 F Deck
6 E Deck

Superior Twin Cabins

There are 10 superior twin cabins of approximately 21 square meters. These contain either twin lower beds or a queen size bed and have private facilities with toilet and shower.

Twin Deluxe Cabin

Twin Deluxe cabins which feature either twin lower beds or a Queen bed. Private facilities including toilet and shower. Cabins are approximately 15 square meters.

Twin Window Cabin

Twin Window cabins which feature either twin lower beds or a Queen bed. Private facilities including toilet and shower.

Twin Porthole Cabins

Twin Porthole cabins which feature either twin lower beds or a Queen bed. Private facilities including toilet and shower.

Quad Cabin

Contains four bunk beds plus private facilities with toilet and shower.

  • 10 mark V Zodiacs
  • Library
  • Medical Centre and Doctor
  • Observation Lounge and Bar
  • Restaurant and Lecture Room