Plancius

Twin Tracks Expeditions

Plancius

Expedition Cruise Vessel

About the Ship

Built in 1976 as an oceanographic deep sea research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy, the M/V Plancius went through a 2 year refurbishment in 2008 which resulted in much more comfortable passenger areas and a significant improvement to amenities making it one of the most well-appointed expedition cruise vessels visiting Antarctica today.

  • 116 passengers
  • En suite toilet and shower in all cabins
  • A full complement of Mark V zodiacs
  • 2 gangways on starboard side
  • Diesel-electric propulsion system reducing noise and vibrations from engine
  • Average speed 10-12 knots
  • Ice-strengthened
  • Total crew of 45 (17 crew, 19 hotel staff, 8 expedition staff and one doctor)

Why We Like Her

  • ACTIVITIES

    She offers a wide range of adventure activities, especially on the active Basecamp voyages which include camping, kayaking, mountaineering and hiking for free. They’re also one of the few ships that offer polar diving.

  • COMFORT

    She’s comfortable (though not luxury), with en suite bathrooms, a writing desk, ample storage space and a flat screen TV with streaming movies in every cabin.

  • VIEWS

    She has full walk-around possibilities on Deck 3, and an Observation Lounge and Library on Deck 5 with large windows offering a panoramic view for those who love to view wildlife or enjoy the surreal view as we sail past icebergs the size of office buildings here.

  • SPEED

    Swift zodiac operations using two gangways means minimal wait time to get off the ship and out onto landings or adventure activities...an ideal vessel for active expedition cruising in the polar regions.

Photos of the Ship

Antarctic Rates and Dates

Per Person USD Rates
2021-2022
Quadruple PrivateTwin PortholeTwin WindowTwin DeluxeSuperior
Falkland Islands – South Georgia – SOLAR ECLIPSE – Antarctic Peninsula
Nov 23 - Dec 12, 2021 (20 days)
$16,400
Limited
$19,800
Full
$20,600
1 Berth
$22,100
Full
$23,700
Full
Antarctic Peninsula with S. Shetlands
Dec 12 - Dec 22, 2021 (11 days)
Camp, Kayak, Snowshoe
$7,300
Full
$8,950
Limited
$9,400$9,950
Full
$10,700
Basecamp Plancius - Antarctica 13-day
Dec 22 - Jan 03, 2022 (13 days)
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$9,100
Full
$11,200
Full
$11,650$12,300
Full
$13,100
Basecamp Plancius - Antarctica 13-day
Jan 03 - Jan 15, 2022 (13 days)
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$9,100
1 Berth
$11,200
Full
$11,650$12,300
Full
$13,100
Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica - 20 Days
Jan 15 - Feb 03, 2022 (20 days)
$15,500$18,700
Full
$19,500$20,800$22,400
Antarctic Peninsula with S. Shetlands
Feb 03 - Feb 13, 2022 (11 days)
Camp, Kayak
$8,050$9,950
Full
$10,400$11,000$11,900
Antarctica and the Polar Circle
Feb 13 - Feb 24, 2022 (12 days)
Camp, Kayak
$8,050$9,950$10,400$11,000$11,900
Basecamp Plancius - Antarctica 13-day
Feb 24 - Mar 08, 2022 (13 days)
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$8,500
Limited
$10,450$10,950$11,600$12,300
Basecamp Plancius - Antarctica 13-day
Mar 08 - Mar 20, 2022 (13 days)
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$8,500
Full
$10,450$10,950$11,600$12,300
Antarctica Peninsula with S. Shetlands - 12 Day
Mar 20 - Mar 31, 2022 (12 days)
$7,250$8,900$9,200$9,800$10,450

Insider Advice

We’re a different kind of agency. We work on the ships, with the teams, and are currently active in the polar regions. Our insider advice is truly that – straight from the field – and it’s updated in real time if things change.