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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.

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. 

Features

  • Passengers: 116

  • Staff & crew: 47

  • Length: 89 meters

  • Breadth: 14.5 meters

  • Draft: 5 meters

  • Ice Class: 1D

  • Engine: 3x Diesel-Electric

  • Gross Tonnage: 3211 tonnes

  • Speed: 10.5 knots cruising speed

Accomodation Details

Superior

  • 2 windows

  • 1 double bed

  • 1 sofa bed

  • Private shower & toilet

  • Desk & chair

  • Flatscreen TV

  • Telephone and Internet connection

  • Refrigerator

  • Coffee & tea maker

  • Hair dryer

  • Ample storage space

  • Around 21 sq meter (226 sq foot)

Twin Deluxe

  • 2 windows

  • 2 lower berths

  • Private shower & toilet

  • Desk & chair

  • Flatscreen TV

  • Telephone and Internet connection

  • Hair dryer

  • Ample storage space

  • These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin porthole/window cabins

  • Around 13.5 sq meter (145 sq foot)

Twin Window

  • 1 window

  • 2 lower berths

  • Private shower & toilet

  • Desk & chair

  • Flatscreen TV

  • Telephone and Internet connection

  • Hair dryer

  • Ample storage space

  • Around 12.5 sq meter (134.5 sq foot)

Twin Porthole

  • 1 porthole

  • 2 lower berths

  • Private shower & toilet

  • Desk & chair

  • Flatscreen TV

  • Telephone and Internet connection

  • Hair dryer

  • Ample storage space

  • Around 12 sq meter (129 sq foot)

Triple

  • 1 porthole

  • 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths

  • Private shower & toilet

  • Desk & chair

  • Flatscreen TV

  • Telephone and Internet connection

  • Hair dryer

  • Ample storage space

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

  • Around 12 sq meter (129 sq foot)

Quadruple

  • 1 porthole

  • 2 upper & lower berths

  • Private shower & toilet

  • Desk & chair

  • Flatscreen TV

  • Telephone and Internet connection

  • Hair dryer

  • Ample storage space

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

  • Around 12 sq meter (129 sq foot)

Deck Plan

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