Plancius

  • Passengers: 114 in 53 cabins
  • Staff & crew: 45
  • Length: 89 meters (293 feet)
  • Breadth: 14,5 meters (47 feet)
  • Draft: 5 meters (16 feet)
  • Ice class: 1D (Plancius has a Lloyds class notation 100A1 
  • Passenger ship, Ice Class 1D at a draught of 5 meters.)
  • Displacement: 3434 tonnes
  • Propulsion: 3x Diesel-Electric
  • Speed: 10 - 12 knots maximum 
  • Ideal for: Exploring remote locations, Maneuvering through pack ice, Bird watching, Polar Diving, Basecamp Activities 

History

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 114-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 in London and flies the Dutch flag.

 

Perfect for any expedition

M/v "Plancius" accommodates 114 passengers in 53 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower in 4 quadruple porthole cabins, 2 triple porthole cabins, 9 twin porthole cabins, 26 twin cabins with window and 2 twin deluxe cabins, all (ca. 15 square meters) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square meters). All cabins offer lower berths (one queen-size bed in the superior cabins and two songle beds in the twin cabins), except for the 4 quadruple cabins (for 4 persons in 2x upper and lower beds), and 2 triple cabins (1 bunk bed plus 1 lower bed).

 

Comfort and character

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 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 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.

 

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Christine and John Donnelly

Dear Zelfa, 

First of all, we also wish you a very happy New Year and we want to thank you so much for organising our trip to Antarctica. 

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Nurul H.

Hi Zelfa, 

Guess my heart is still in Antartica! I've been to so many places in this world but there's nothing like Antartica.

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Jessica & Marc Galens

Hi Zelfa,

Yes it was nice to meet you as well. Thank you for your hospitality and for all your help in booking our adventure. We really had a fantastic time and hope we get the chance to go back one day. 

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E-mail: antartida@antartida.com.br

Phone Brasil: + 55.51. 3334.5479

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