The MV Plancius was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy. The cruise ship takes the adventurous on expedition cruises to the Antarctic.
It is important to realize that while comfortable, MV Plancius is not a luxury vessel and it is used for exploratory educational expeditions
What is the passenger capacity?
How many cabins are there?
Where does the MV Plancius visit?
Sails in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans
What are fellow passengers like?
Age range typically from 30-80, with majority 45-65 year olds who want to explore remote regions
Life on Board the MV Plancius
What type of meals do you offer?
Breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner served from traditional menu
What are the dress codes on board MV Plancius?
Comfortable, casual clothing for all inside activities; good footwear and layers are recommended
How should I tip on board staff?
Suggested $8-$10 per passenger per day; Tip as a blanket donation at the end of your trip
What entertainment is on board the MV Plancius?
Observation lounge, restaurant/lecture room, library
What is your smoking policy?
Smoking is banned except for designated outdoor areas
What safety features do you have on board MV Plancius?
Equipped to comply with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea)
What if I get sick on board MV Plancius?
Cruises aboard the Placius are not recommended for passengers in poor health; as excursions visit remote areas without access to sophisticated medical facilities
Is there licensed medical staff on board MV Plancius?
Will I get seasick or motion sickness?
Some rough waters are to be expected when sailing on MV Plancius
What facilities are available for disabled and handicapped passengers?