MV Plancius

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Oceanwide Expeditions (Small Cruise Lines)

Current cruise:
9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Antarctic Peninsula
08 Jan, 2017 - 18 Jan, 2017

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MV Plancius Review and Specifications

Specifications of MV Plancius

Flag state Netherlands
Builder IHC Merwede Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
Year built 1976
Owner Oceanwide Expeditions
Speed 12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA) 89 m / 292 ft
Beam (width) 14 m / 46 ft
Gross Tonnage 3434 gt
Passengers 106 - 116
Crew 47
Passengers-to-space ratio 29
Decks 5
Cabins 53
Decks with cabins 5
Last Refurbishment 2011
Former names HNLMS Tydeman

Review of MV Plancius

MV Plancius cruise ship was formerly named "HNLMS Tydeman". This is an ice-strengthened Arctic and Antarctica expedition ship. The vessel was converted from an oceanographic research vessel that served the Royal Netherlands Navy between November 10, 1976, and June 3, 2004. Like all the other fleetmates, Plancius is equipped with rigid-hulled zodiacs (inflatable boats) used for landings (ship-to-shore passenger transportation) in remote areas.MV Plancius cruise ship

During its Royal Navy service, approx 30% of the vessel's operational time was used by various non-military research organizations (universities and institutes). At the time, the smaller ships HNLMS Blommendal and HNLMS Buyskes, along with HNLMS Tydeman formed the so-called "white fleet" of the Navy's Hydrographic Service. From 2003, this fleet was replaced by HNLMS Snellius and from 2004 - by HNLMS Luymes.

Plancius as Tydeman was named after the hydrographer of Siboga Expedition (Dutch East Indies) Gustaaf Frederik Tydeman (1899–1900) and was the 2nd ship to bear this name. Tydeman was designed for worldwide deep sea research, but in her last years of navy service the tasks were limited to hydrographic surveying in the Europe's Baltic Sea and North Sea. When decomissioned, HNLMS Tydeman was sold to the Nigerian Navy, but they didn't pay.

In January 2007, the Vlissingen (Holland)-based company Oceanwide Expeditions acquired the vessel for EUR 900,000. In 2008, the ship was refurbished at Reimerswaal shipyard in Hansweert. On November 14, 2009 Tydeman was renamed to "MV Plancius" - honoring the Dutch cartographer Petrus Plancius (1552–1622).

MV Plancius can accommodate up to 116 passengers in 53 staterooms. The crew of 45 includes 19 hotel staff (1 steward-barman, 1 hotel manager, 6 chefs, 11 stewards / cabin cleaners), 17 nautical crew, 7 expedition staff (6 guides-lecturers, 1 expedition leader) and 1 doctor.

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MV Plancius Itineraries 2017

The below listed MV Plancius cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
08 January 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Antarctic Peninsula
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09 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
10 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
11 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
12 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
13 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
14 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
15 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
16 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
17 Jan        Drake Passage, Antarctica
18 Jan        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
18 January 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula
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19 Jan        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
20 Jan        At Sea
21 Jan        Carcass Island, Falkland Islands
22 Jan        Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
23 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
24 Jan        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
25 Jan        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Elsehul Bay)
26 Jan        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
27 Jan        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Grytviken)
28 Jan        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
29 Jan        At Sea
30 Jan        South Orkney Islands, Antarctica
31 Jan        At Sea
01 Feb        Weddell Sea
01 Feb        Brown Bluff, Antarctica
02 Feb        South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
03 Feb        Deception Island, Antarctica
04 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
05 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
06 Feb        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
05 February 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Antarctic Peninsula
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06 Feb        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
07 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
08 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
09 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
10 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
11 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
12 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
13 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
14 Feb        Drake Passage, Antarctica
15 Feb        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
15 February 19 nights / 20 days, round-trip Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula
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16 Feb        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
17 Feb        At Sea
18 Feb        Carcass Island, Falkland Islands
19 Feb        Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
20 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
21 Feb        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
22 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Elsehul Bay)
23 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
24 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Grytviken)
25 Feb        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
26 Feb        At Sea
27 Feb        South Orkney Islands, Antarctica
28 Feb        At Sea
01 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
02 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
03 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
04 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
05 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
06 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
07 Mar        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
06 March 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius
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07 Mar        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
08 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
09 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
10 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
11 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
12 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
13 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
14 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
15 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
16 Mar - 17 Mar        At Sea
18 Mar        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
17 March 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Antarctic Peninsula with South Shetland Islands
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18 Mar        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
19 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
20 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
21 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
22 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
23 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
24 Mar        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
25 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
26 Mar        Drake Passage, Antarctica
27 Mar        Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina
26 March 27 nights / 28 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Ascension Island
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27 Mar        Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina
28 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        At Sea
01 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
02 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
03 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica
04 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
05 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
06 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
07 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
08 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
09 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Gough Island, UK
10 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Tristan da Cunha Island, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas
11 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Tristan da Cunha Island, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas
12 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Tristan da Cunha Island, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas
13 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        At Sea
17 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Saint Helena Island, Jamestown
18 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Saint Helena Island, Jamestown
19 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Saint Helena Island, Jamestown
20 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        At Sea
22 Apr 01:00 - 01:00        Ascension Island, Georgetown
23 Apr        Arriving in Ascension Island, Georgetown
22 April 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Ascension Island to Praia
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23 Apr        Departing from Ascension Island, Georgetown
24 Apr - 28 Apr        At Sea
29 Apr        Arriving in Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde