SIZE: 108 GUESTS
BUILT: 1979, rebuilt 2009
The Plancius accommodates up to 108 passengers in 53 passenger cabins all with private ammenitiies. Built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy she sailed for the Navy until 2004 when she was used as an expedition vessel. Completely rebuilt in 2009 and later upgrades in 2019, the complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations. Offering a restaurant/lecture room on deck 3, a spacious observation lounge with large windows and a bar on deck 5 and a library on deck 5there is no shortage of places to relax. There are large open deck spaces on the Plancius, especially on Deck 4 with full walk-around possibilities for optimal wildlife spotting and enjoying the scenery. The Plancius carries 10 Mark V zodiacs, with 40 HP 4-stroke outboard engines and 2 gangways on the starboard side, guaranteeing a swift zodiac operation. Whilst the Plancius is comfortable and well equipped, she is in no way a luxury vessel. The focus is in spending as much time on shore as possible with an exploratory educational travel programme with 8 highly knowledgeable expedition staff.
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The Plancius Quadruple Porthole can fit a maximum of 4 people and are equipped with one porthole. There are 2 upper and lower berths. There is a private bathroom with a hairdryer, shower and a toilet. There is a desk and chair along with ample storage for your convenience. For your entertainment, there is a Fltascreen TV, telephone and WiFi (supplemented).
This cabin is suitable for families travelling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
The triple porthole on board the Plancius can fit a maximum of three people, with one upper berth and two lower berths and one porthole. There is a private bathroom with a hairdryer, shower and toilet. There is a desk with a chair, a flatscreen TV, telephone and WiFi (supplemented). There is ample storage space, with this cabin suitable for families travelling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin.
The Twin Porthole rooms on board the Plancius accommodate a maximum of 2 people in each room in two lower berths with a single porthole. There is a private bathroom with a hairdryer, shower and toilet along with a desk and chair. Ample storage space along with a Flatscreen TV, telephone and WiFi (supplemented) ensure comfort for both guests.
The twin deluxe on board the Plancius accommodates a maximum of 2 people with two windows and two lower berths. There is a private bathroom equipped with a hair dryer, private shower and toilet. There is a desk and chair along with a flatscreen TV, telephone and WiFi (supplemented). Ample storage space ensures the stow away of your belongings. These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin porthole/window cabins.
The Superior Cabins on board the Plancius are the most spacious of all of the cabins. They feature a double bed with 2 windows and can accommodate up to 2 people. There is a sofa bed along with a desk and chart, flatscreen TV, telephone & WiFi (supplemented), a refrigerator, coffee and tea maker along with ample storage space. There is a private bathroom with a hairdryer, shower and toilet.
Spacious Observation Lounge with large, panoramic windows
Large Open Deck Spaces
10 Mark V inflatable zodiacs, including 40 HP 4-stroke outboard engines
2 gangways on starboard side, that guarantees a swift zodiac operation
Voyage aboard the Plancius 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
Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia
Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation)
All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
AECO fees and governmental taxes
Comprehensive pre-departure material
Built: 1979 – rebuilt in 2009
Registered: The Netherlands
Staff & Crew: 47
Operator: Oceanwide Expeditions
Length: 89 metres
Breadth: 14.5 metres
Draft: 5 metres
Ice Class: 1D (Plancius has a Lloyds class notation 100A1 Passenger ship, Ice Class 1D at a draught of 5 metres)
Displacement: 3211 tonnes
Propulsion: 3x Diesel-Electric
Speed: 10.5 knots average cruising speed