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M/V Plancius

M/V Plancius has been in service under various guises since the mid-1970s. Originally a research vessel, she has been in operation for Oceanwide Expeditions since 2004 and underwent a complete rebuild in 2009. She offers accommodation for 116 guests and has 47 crew members including 6 expedition staff and a doctor.

Life onboard M/V Plancius

M/V Plancius offers a comfortable onboard experience that is perfectly suited to the expedition-style sailings she offers. The public areas onboard are comprised of a spacious observation lounge and bar, and a restaurant that doubles as a lecture room during the day for briefings and talks.

There are 53 cabins aboard M/V Plancius which range from Quadruple Porthole cabins to the larger Superior cabins. All of the accommodation options on M/V Plancius have ocean views - either by porthole or a large window - and the cabins include a private bathroom/toilet, a writing desk and storage space.

As is the case with many expedition ships, the entertainment options onboard M/V Plancius are minimal. Instead, guests are encouraged to spend as much time exploring ashore as possible with the ship serving as a base for rest at the end of each day.

M/V Plancius Itineraries

The voyages offered by Oceanwide Expeditions aboard M/V Plancius include both Arctic and Antarctic itineraries. The Arctic sailings focus primarily on the Svalbard region and include a very popular 'Polar Bear Special' in the mid-summer months.

The Anarctic itineraries are 'Basecamp' voyages, which means the ship is posistioned in a place nearby to where many activities can be enjoyed over a period of 4-8 days. These itineraries include overnight camp stays, extended hikes and kayaking.

M/V Plancius also operates on of Oceanwide Expeditions' most famous itineraries, a 37-day voyage that takes in the Antarctic Peninsula alongside several of the lesser known mid-Atlantic Islands. Departing from Ushuaia, the Atlantic Odyssey really is an incredible itinerary - and you even have the opportunity post-disembarkation to fly back to the UK on a scheduled RAF flight bound for Oxfordshire.

If you would like more information regarding M/V Plancius please call our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please select your preferred voyage from the collection below and make an online enquiry.

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M/V Plancius Cruises

Date Name Duration
26 Aug 2019 North Spitsbergen - 82 Degrees North 7 days
2 Sep 2019 Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland 13 days
1 Nov 2019 Falkland Islands 9 days
20 Nov 2019 Antarctic Peninsula 10 days
6 Feb 2020 Antarctic Peninsula 10 days
16 Feb 2020 Antarctica - Polar Circle 11 days
20 Mar 2020 Atlantic Odyssey 33 days
20 Mar 2020 Antarctica - Whale Watching 9 days
29 Mar 2020 Atlantic Odyssey 24 days
22 Apr 2020 St. Helena to Cape Verde islands 10 days
25 Feb 2021 Antarctica to Basecamp 11 days

More information

If you would like more information on the M/V Plancius or would like to discuss a cruise, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.