Plancius, Antarctica

  • Rating 8.4 out of 10 8.4 Very good
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  • from $ 648 / day
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“penguins in their natural habitat”

debra R, Flag of United States United States


  • Refurbished ex-navy vessel
  • Dive next to amazing ice floes
  • Daily dives with expert guides

Join the M/V Plancius for a trip of a lifetime aboard an Antarctica cruise. Originally an oceanographic research vessel built in 1976 for the Royal Dutch Navy, she was completely refurbished in 2009 to accommodate 108 passengers for Polar adventure cruises. The 'Ice Class' MV Plancius has 53 en-suite cabins on board, all with lower berths, except the 2 triple and 4 quadruple cabins with bunk beds. There are 5 decks, and social areas include the large observation lounge and bar on Deck 5, the restaurant and lecture room on Deck 3, and large open deck spaces with the possibility to fully walk-around Deck 4 and enjoy the scenery and wildlife views. M/V Plancius is also fitted with a diesel-electric propulsion system to reduce the noise and vibration of the vessel.

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Included: VAT, Port Fees, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Diving Package (430-800 EUR per trip), Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet.

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Plancius Reviews

  • Rating 8.4 out of 10
  • 8.4 Very good
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  • Rating 8.0 out of 10
  • 8.0 Very good
  • debra R
  • Flag of United States United States


penguins in their natural habitat

Recommended for
penguins, freedom to venture aboard ship, unlimited coffee/hot coco
  • Rating 8.8 out of 10
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Zheng X
  • Flag of China China

Good trip

Everything are good, but this is non-diving cruise, so there will be less young people there.

Recommended for
Atmosphere, entertainment, communication
  • Rating 8.4 out of 10
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Magdalena M
  • Flag of Netherlands Netherlands

Alles was geweldig!!!!!!!!!!!

Lemaire channel met barbecue, kayakking tussen de ijsschotsen en de vele schattige pinguins

Recommended for
De natuur was adembenemend, de crew en catering was uitmuntend en de sfeer was relaxed en gezellig

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