MV Plancius

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Cruise line
Oceanwide Expeditions (Small Cruise Lines)

Current cruise:
27 nights / 28 days, one-way from Ushuaia to Ascension Island
26 Mar, 2017 - 23 Apr, 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
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, UK   
11 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Tristan da Cunha Island, UK   
12 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Tristan da Cunha Island, UK   
13 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
17 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
18 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
19 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
20 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
22 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
23 Apr      Arriving in Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
22 April 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Ascension Island to Praia
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23 Apr      Departing from Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
24 Apr - 28 Apr     At Sea   
29 Apr      Arriving in Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde