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M/V Plancius

Location

ex Ushuaia (Antarctic cruises, Antarctica)

Description

Quick facts - Level: First class | Passengers: 114 | Duration: 9-20 nights | Length: 293 feet | Cruising speed: 10.5 knots | Operator: Oceanwide Expeditions

Plancius was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy. She was bought by Oceanwide Expeditions in 2006 and has been re-built as a comfortable ice-strengthened passenger ship with a restaurant/lecture room, a spacious observation lounge with panoramic views, large open deck spaces, a library, small gym, sauna and an infirmary.

Capacity

114 passengers

Activities

International expedition staff lead shore excursions and give daily lectures on board. Wellington boots and snow shoes are provided, and an expedition jacket can be pre-ordered at an additional cost. Sea kayaking, diving and camping are all available as optional activities on some cruises, at an additional cost. Hiking is also offered as an optional extra activity, free of charge.

Accommodation

53 cabins, spread across 4 decks, all with private bathrooms and either a porthole or a window.

When to go

Mid November to mid March.

Client comments and reviews

Open QuoteAntarctica was fabulous and Plancius, the expedition leaders and the activities were generally excellent. Our biggest challenge was knowing what kit and clothes to take but in the end we got it right!Close Quote - ME (February 2012)

Most itineraries either follow or are close variants of our standard Antarctica itineraries (www.lastfrontiers.com/antarctica/itineraries).

Cruises start and end in Ushuaia (Argentina) unless indicated otherwise.

For exact details of specific cruise departures please just contact us.

During all Basecamp Plancius voyages, complimentary optional activities include kayaking, camping, mountaineering snowshoe/hiking and photo workshops.

Twin Cabin with Window

26 cabins (12.5 square metres) with two lower berths and a window.

Quadruple Cabin

4 cabins (12.5 square metres) on the lower deck (Deck 2) with two lower berths and two upper berths (bunks), and a porthole.

Superior

There are 10 spacious Superior Cabins (21 square metres); 9 are on the upper decks (Deck 5 and Deck 6) and 1 is on Deck 4. All cabins have a queen bed plus a single sofa bed, and a window.

Triple Cabin

2 cabins on the lower deck (Deck 2) with one bunk bed (upper and lower berth) and one single lower berth, and a porthole.

Twin Cabin with Porthole

9 cabins (12.5 square metres) with two lower berths and a porthole.

Prices per person. Where entries are not shown for all cabin/room types we have chosen an entry level example, so please just ask us for other types. See below for more price notes.
From To Nights Room type Price
Plancius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp)
11 Dec 2023 23 Dec 2023 12 Twin Cabin with Window 10,100
Quadruple Cabin 7,850
Superior 11,400
Triple Cabin 9,650
Twin Cabin with Porthole 9,650
23 Dec 2023 4 Jan 2024 12 Twin Cabin with Porthole 10,450
4 Jan 2024 16 Jan 2024 12 Twin Cabin with Porthole 10,450
Plancius: Ultimate Antarctica (Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula)
16 Jan 2024 3 Feb 2024 18 Twin Cabin with Porthole 16,350
Plancius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula)
3 Feb 2024 13 Feb 2024 10 Twin Cabin with Window 9,600
Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage
Quadruple Cabin 7,450
Superior 10,900
Triple Cabin 9,200
Twin Cabin with Porthole 9,200
Plancius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp)
13 Feb 2024 25 Feb 2024 12 Twin Cabin with Porthole 10,450
Plancius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula)
25 Feb 2024 7 Mar 2024 11 Twin Cabin with Porthole 9,200
Crossing the Polar Circle
21 Mar 2024 1 Apr 2024 11 Twin Cabin with Porthole 8,150
Whale watching
Plancius: Ultimate Antarctica (Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula)
18 Oct 2024 7 Nov 2024 20 Twin Cabin with Porthole 15,100
Begins in Puerto Madryn
6 Dec 2024 25 Dec 2024 19 Twin Cabin with Porthole 15,250
Plancius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp)
25 Dec 2024 6 Jan 2025 12 Twin Cabin with Porthole 11,250
Plancius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula)
6 Jan 2025 16 Jan 2025 10 Twin Cabin with Porthole 9,850
Discovery and Learning
Plancius: Ultimate Antarctica (Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula)
16 Jan 2025 3 Feb 2025 18 Twin Cabin with Porthole 18,400
Plancius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula)
3 Feb 2025 13 Feb 2025 10 Twin Cabin with Porthole 9,850
Discovery and Learning
Plancius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp)
13 Feb 2025 25 Feb 2025 12 Twin Cabin with Porthole 11,250
25 Feb 2025 9 Mar 2025 12 Twin Cabin with Porthole 11,250
Plancius: Classic Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula)
23 Mar 2025 3 Apr 2025 11 Twin Cabin with Porthole 8,750
Whale watching

All prices quoted for the Plancius are in Euros (€).

Single travellers can choose between "single occupancy" at a supplement of 70% of the twin or superior cabin rate, or "sharing basis" in a twin, triple or quadruple cabin at no additional cost.

Children under 16 may (on certain voyages) receive a 40% discount in superior, triple (sharing with 2 parents) and quadruple (sharing with 3 adults) cabins.

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