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Antarctica - Expedition Vessel M/V Plancius
M/V Plancius was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and was named "Hr. Ms. Tydeman". The ship sailed for the Dutch Navy until June 2004. It was completely renovated for it's maiden Antarctic voyage in January, 2010.

 

Antarctic Expedition Ship Plancius - Antarctic cruise

M/V Plancius can accommodate 110 passengers in 53 passenger cabins with private toilet and shower in 4 triple cabins, 39 twin cabins (ca. 15 square meters) and 10 twin superior cabins (ca. 21 square meters). All cabins offer lower berths (either two single beds or one queen-size bed), except for the 4 triple cabins (bunk beds and 1 lower bed).

Lounge - Antarctic Expedition Cruise Ship Plancius
Lounge
Dining room - Antarctic Expedition Cruise Ship Plancius
Dining

The vessel offers a restaurant/lecture room on deck 3 and a spacious observation lounge (with bar) on deck 5 with large windows, offering full panorama view. M/v “Plancius” has large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on deck 3), giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. She is furthermore equipped with 10 Mark V zodiacs, including 40 HP 4-stroke outboard engines and 2 gangways on starboard side, guaranteeing a swift zodiac operation.

M/v “Plancius” will be comfortable and nicely decorated, but is not a luxurious vessel. Our voyages are and will still be primarily defined by an exploratory educational travel program, spending as much time ashore as possible. This vessel will fully meet our demands to achieve this.

The vessel is equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system which reduces the noise and vibration of the engines considerably. The 3 diesel engines generate 1.230 horse-power each, giving the vessel a speed of 10 - 12 knots. The vessel is ice-strengthened and was specially built for oceanographic voyages.

M/v “Plancius” is manned by 17 nautical crew, 19 hotel staff (6 chefs, 1 hotel manager, 1 steward-barman and 11 stewards / cabin cleaners), 8 expedition staff (1 expedition leader and 7 guides-lecturers) and 1 doctor.

Deck Plan


Deck plan - Antarctic Expedition Cruise Ship Plancius

 

Specifications

Length: 89 meters (293 feet)
Breadth: 14.5 meters (47 feet)
Draft: 5 meters (16 feet)
Ice Class: 1D
Displacement: 3175 tonnes
Engines: 3x Diesel-Electric
Speed: 10-12 knots
Passengers: 110

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