The ice-strengthened vessel Plancius was originally built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy, and was completely rebuilt as a 108-passenger vessel in 2009. She has large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on Deck 4), offering excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. There is a restaurant/lecture room on Deck 3 and a spacious observation lounge (with bar) on Deck 5 with large windows, offering a full panoramic view. The 53 cabins are comfortable and nicely decorated, but keep in mind this is not a luxury vessel, and the prime goal is to spend as much time ashore as possible. The Plancius is equipped with 10 Mark V Zodiacs and complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). She flies the Dutch flag, and is an excellent vessel for polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctica.

Our Trips using this Lodging

Deck Plan

Plancius deckplan