m/v Plancius

The ice-strengthened vessel Plancius and was specially built for oceanographic voyages and is an excellent vessel for polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica. She 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.

Specifications

  • Passengers: 108
  • Staff & crew: 47
  • Cabins: 52 cabins
  • Breadth: 14,5 meters (47 feet)
  • Draft: 5 meters (16 feet)
  • Length: 89 meters (293 feet)
  • Ice class: 1D (Plancius has a Lloyds class notation 100A1 Passenger ship, Ice Class 1D at a draught of 5 meters)
  • Speed: 10.5 knots average cruising speed

Amenities

  • Restaurant/lecture room (deck 3) and a spacious observation lounge (with bar, deck 5) with large windows offer full panorama view
  • Large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on deck 4), giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife
  • Equipped with 10 Mark V inflatable zodiacs, including 40 HP 4-stroke outboard engines
  • 2 gangways on starboard side, that guarantees a swift zodiac operation

Deck Plan

Cabins

Quadruple Portholes

1 porthole, 2 upper & lower berths
Small sofa, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair
Private shower & toilet, Hair dryer
Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
Cabinet & Wardrobe

This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin

Triple Porthole

1 portholes, 1 upper & 2 lower berths
Small sofa, Flatscreen TV, Desk & chair
Private shower & toilet, Hair dryer
Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
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 Deluxe

1 portholes, 2 single beds
Small sofa, Flatscreen TV
Private shower & toilet, Hair dryer
Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
Desk & chair, Ample storage space

Twin Window

1 window, 2 lower berths
Flatscreen TV
Private shower & toilet, Hair dryer
Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
Desk & chair, Ample storage space

Twin Deluxe

2 windows, 2 lower berths
Desk & chair
Private shower & toilet, Hair dryer
Flatscreen TV
These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin porthole/window cabins
Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
Cabinet & Wardrobe

Superior

2 windows, double bed, 1 sofa bed
Desk & chair, Coffee & tea maker
Private shower & toilet, Bathrobe, Hair dryer
Flatscreen TV & Refrigerator
Telephone and WiFi (supplemented)
Ample storage space

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Inclusions

  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes.
  • Transfers and baggage handling between the airport, hotels and ship only for those passengers on the group flights to and from Longyearbyen.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
  • AECO fees (if applicable) and governmental taxes.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.

*Please contact us for more details about specific inclusions of each voyage.

Exclusions

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
  • Pre- and post- land arrangements.
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended).
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

*Please contact us for more details about specific exclusions of each voyage.

Voyages by this vessel

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Antarctica Basecamp

Start : 8 Mar, 2023  End : 20 Mar, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
13 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $8,850
Triple Porthole
  $10,850
Twin Porthole
  $10,850
Twin Window
  $11,400
Twin Deluxe
  $12,100
Superior
  $12,800

Antarctica & Crossing the Circle

Start : 20 Mar, 2023  End : 2 Apr, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
14 Days
Quadruple
  $7,550
Triple
  $9,250
Twin Porthole
  $9,250
Twin Window
  $9,700
Twin Deluxe
  $10,250
Superior
  $10,900

North Spitsbergen

Start : 1 Jun, 2023  End : 8 Jun, 2023
Departure : Longyearbyen   Arrival : Longyearbyen
8 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $4,000
Triple Porthole
  $5,600
Twin Porthole
  $5,600
Twin Window
  $6,050
Twin Deluxe
  $6,400
Superior
  $7,300

North Spitsbergen

Start : 8 Jun, 2023  End : 15 Jun, 2023
Departure : Longyearbyen   Arrival : Longyearbyen
8 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $4,000
Triple Porthole
  $5,600
Twin Porthole
  $5,600
Twin Window
  $6,050
Twin Deluxe
  $6,400
Superior
  $7,300

North Spitsbergen

Start : 15 Jun, 2023  End : 22 Jun, 2023
Departure : Longyearbyen   Arrival : Longyearbyen
8 Days
From $6,050
$5,600
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Quadruple Porthole
  $4,000
Triple Porthole
  $5,600
Twin Porthole
  $5,600
Twin Window
$6,050 $5,600
Twin Deluxe
  $6,400
Superior
  $7,300

North Spitsbergen

Start : 22 Jun, 2023  End : 29 Jun, 2023
Departure : Longyearbyen   Arrival : Longyearbyen
8 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $4,000
Triple Porthole
  $5,600
Twin Porthole
  $5,600
Twin Window
  $6,050
Twin Deluxe
  $6,400
Superior
  $7,300

North Spitsbergen

Start : 29 Jun, 2023  End : 6 Jul, 2023
Departure : Longyearbyen   Arrival : Longyearbyen
8 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $4,000
Triple Porthole
  $5,600
Twin Porthole
  $5,600
Twin Window
  $6,050
Twin Deluxe
  $6,400
Superior
  $7,300

Around Spitsbergen

Start : 6 Jul, 2023  End : 15 Jul, 2023
Departure : Longyearbyen   Arrival : Longyearbyen
10 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $5,400
Triple Porthole
  $7,700
Twin Porthole
  $7,700
Twin Window
  $8,300
Twin Deluxe
  $9,000
Superior
  $10,000

Around Spitsbergen

Start : 15 Jul, 2023  End : 24 Jul, 2023
Departure : Longyearbyen   Arrival : Longyearbyen
10 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $5,400
Triple Porthole
  $7,700
Twin Porthole
  $7,700
Twin Window
  $8,300
Twin Deluxe
  $9,000
Superior
  $10,000

Around Spitsbergen

Start : 24 Jul, 2023  End : 2 Aug, 2023
Departure : Longyearbyen   Arrival : Longyearbyen
10 Days
From $8,300
$7,900
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Quadruple Porthole
  $5,400
Triple Porthole
  $7,700
Twin Porthole
  $7,700
Twin Window
$8,300 $7,900
Twin Deluxe
$9,000 $8,550
Superior
$10,000 $9,500

Around Spitsbergen

Start : 11 Aug, 2023  End : 20 Aug, 2023
Departure : Longyearbyen   Arrival : Longyearbyen
10 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $5,400
Triple Porthole
  $7,700
Twin Porthole
  $7,700
Twin Window
  $8,300
Twin Deluxe
  $9,000
Superior
  $10,000

Spitsbergen Northeast Greenland

Start : 20 Aug, 2023  End : 2 Sep, 2022
Departure : Longyearbyen   Arrival : Akureyri
353 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $7,000
Triple Porthole
  $9,800
Twin Porthole
  $9,800
Twin Window
  $10,800
Twin Deluxe
  $11,400
Superior
  $12,700

Antarctica & South Georgia

Start : 9 Nov, 2023  End : 23 Nov, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
15 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $10,500
Triple Porthole
  $12,800
Twin Porthole
  $12,800
Twin Window
  $13,400
Twin Deluxe
  $14,300
Superior
  $15,300

Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

Start : 23 Nov, 2023  End : 11 Dec, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
19 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $13,550
Triple Porthole
  $16,500
Twin Porthole
  $16,500
Twin Window
  $17,250
Twin Deluxe
  $18,350
Superior
  $19,650

Antarctica Basecamp

Start : 11 Dec, 2023  End : 23 Dec, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
13 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $9,100
Triple Porthole
  $11,200
Twin Porthole
  $11,200
Twin Window
  $11,750
Twin Deluxe
  $12,450
Superior
  $13,250

Antarctica Basecamp

Start : 23 Dec, 2023  End : 4 Jan, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
13 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $9,900
Triple Porthole
  $12,150
Twin Porthole
  $12,150
Twin Window
  $12,650
Twin Deluxe
  $13,400
Superior
  $14,300

Antarctica Basecamp

Start : 4 Jan, 2024  End : 16 Jan, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
13 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $9,900
Triple Porthole
  $12,150
Twin Porthole
  $12,150
Twin Window
  $12,650
Twin Deluxe
  $13,400
Superior
  $14,300

Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

Start : 16 Jan, 2024  End : 3 Feb, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
19 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $15,750
Triple Porthole
  $19,000
Twin Porthole
  $19,000
Twin Window
  $19,900
Twin Deluxe
  $21,100
Superior
  $22,700

Antarctica Discovery

Start : 3 Feb, 2024  End : 13 Feb, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $8,650
Triple Porthole
  $10,700
Twin Porthole
  $10,700
Twin Window
  $11,150
Twin Deluxe
  $11,800
Superior
  $12,650

Antarctica Basecamp

Start : 13 Feb, 2024  End : 25 Feb, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
13 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $9,900
Triple Porthole
  $12,150
Twin Porthole
  $12,150
Twin Window
  $12,650
Twin Deluxe
  $13,400
Superior
  $14,300

Antarctica & Crossing the Circle

Start : 25 Feb, 2024  End : 7 Mar, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
12 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $8,650
Triple Porthole
  $10,700
Twin Porthole
  $10,700
Twin Window
  $11,150
Twin Deluxe
  $11,800
Superior
  $12,650

Weddell Sea Elephant Island & Polar Circle

Start : 7 Mar, 2024  End : 21 Mar, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
15 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $10,500
Triple Porthole
  $12,800
Twin Porthole
  $12,800
Twin Window
  $13,400
Twin Deluxe
  $14,300
Superior
  $15,300

Antarctica & Crossing the Circle

Start : 21 Mar, 2024  End : 1 Apr, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
12 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $7,700
Triple Porthole
  $9,450
Twin Porthole
  $9,450
Twin Window
  $10,000
Twin Deluxe
  $10,600
Superior
  $11,200

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