Why we like the Plancius

  • Following the ship’s rebuild she combines the authenticity of an expedition ship on the outside with the comfort and amenities of a well-appointed 3* hotel on the inside
  • The ship's diesel-electric propulsion system greatly reduces noise and vibration, making the journey more comfortable, particularly at night
  • A wide choice of different cabin types, including Triples & Quads, all are modern with en-suite bathrooms and flat screen TVs with streamed movies
  • Twin gangways on the starboard side allows two zodiacs to be loaded at once which ensures minimal waiting time during embarkation and disembarkation
  • Stunning panorama views through the large windows of the observation lounge mean you won’t miss out on wildlife sightings while keeping warm onboard
  • Offers a wide range of adventure activities, particularly on the active Basecamp voyages, including being one of the few ships to offer diving

Watch our video tour of the M/V Plancius

What our customers think

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Voyages aboard Plancius

Cabin Categories


*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

All cabins aboard the Plancius have a private bathroom, flat-screen TV and writing desk.


  • 5 cabins on Deck 6, 4 on Deck 5, 1 on Deck 4
  • All Superior cabins have double beds
  • Two windows and lounge area with sofa and mini-fridge
  • All Superior cabins have a sofa bed and are capable of accommodating 3 people
  • Superior cabins 601 & 602 have the added benefit of windows with dual aspect
  • Superior cabin 606 is the largest cabin on the ship
  • Superior cabin 502's double bed is pushed against one wall

Twin Deluxe

  • Both cabins are at the stern corners of Deck 4 and are slightly larger versions of the Twin Window cabin
  • Windows facing to the rear and side
  • Twin beds
Twin Deluxe

Twin Window

  • All 26 cabins are on Deck 4
  • Twin beds with windows
  • Cabin #410: outside the window of this cabin, part of an outer staircase blocks approx 60% of the view 

Twin Porthole

  • All 9 cabins are on Deck 3
  • Twin beds with porthole
  • Cabins #302/ #304 & #306 look out onto the zodiac boarding area and people can walk in front of these cabins
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Triple / Quadruple Porthole

  • All cabins are to the stern of Deck 2
  • Bunk-beds and porthole
  • Both triples and quads are exactly the same size
  • All Quad & Triple berths have their own individual privacy curtain

Deck Plan


Onboard Communications & Facilities

If you wish to stay in touch, even in Antarctica, you can choose from the options below:

  • Full Internet access*: EUR15/20mb, EUR30/50mb, EUR60/100mb
  • Telephone card: EUR15/20 minutes
  • Ship-based email: EUR15 for a 7-10 day trip; EUR20 for a 10-12 day trip; EUR25 for a 18 day trip; EUR50 for a 30 day trip; 

Please note that this is only for light data traffic and that the above prices are only approximate. You can check your personal emails using the onboard computers to connect to Internet, there is no WiFi. Email communication is text only.

Other facilities include:

  • Plugs: European 220V two-round-pinned sockets
  • Towels, toiletries and hair dryers
  • Laundry service (additional cost)

Customer Tips

Swoop Customer - Declan, UK

We were right to keep the Twin Deluxe room – best room on the ship!

Declan, UK Customer

Swoop Customer - Patricia, Canada

I overdressed! I should have been more mindful of the temperatures.

Patricia, Canada Customer

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