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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
11 Jun 2021 North Spitsbergen,InSearch of Polar Bear& Pack Ice 7 days
18 Jun 2021 North Spitsbergen – Summer Solstice 7 days
2 Jul 2021 Around Spitsbergen, In realm of Polar Bear & Ice 9 days
20 Jul 2021 Around Spitsbergen, In realm of Polar Bear & Ice 9 days
29 Jul 2021 Around Spitsbergen, In realm of Polar Bear & Ice 9 days
15 Aug 2021 Kvitoya, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice 9 days
16 Aug 2021 Kvitoya, In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice 9 days
24 Aug 2021 North Spitsbergen - 82 Degrees North 7 days
25 Aug 2021 Spitsbergen - Northeast Greenland 13 days
7 Sep 2021 Scoresby Sund, Aurora Borealis 8 days
23 Nov 2021 Falkland Islands – South Georgia – Solar Eclipse 19 days

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