Plancius

History:

Plancius was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy. The vessel was completely rebuilt as a 116-passenger vessel in 2009 and complies with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea). She is classed by Lloyd’s Register in London and flies the Dutch flag.

Technical description:
Lenght: 89 meters (293 feet)
Width: 14,5 meters (47 feet)
Maximum speed: 10-12 knots
Main engines: 3x Diesel-Electric
Passengers: 116 in 53 cabins
Crew members and staff: 45
Ice classification: 1D
Flag: Netherlands
Lecture room, bar, library, restaurant, hospital, wide
open decks
Plancius in Spitsbergen
Cabin details:
• Superior (Deck 6, 5x): 1 double bed Private shower & toilet
• Superior (Deck 5, 4x): 1 double bed Private shower & toilet
• Superior (Deck 4, 1x): 1 double bed Private shower & toilet
• Twin Deluxe (Deck 4, 2x): 2 lower berths Private shower & toilet
• Twin Window (Deck 4, 26x): 2 lower berths, private shower & toilet
• Twin Porthole (Deck 3, 9x): 2 lower berths, private shower & toilet
• Twin Porthole (Deck 2, 2x): 1 upper & 2 lower berths Private shower & toilet
• Quadruple Porthole (Deck 2, 4x): 2 upper & lower berths Private shower & toilet
Plancius deck plan
Our opinion on this vessel:
Plancius is the ideal medium size ship for people who don’t want to travel on a 200 passengers vessel. The vessel offers a spacious observation lounge (with bar) on deck 5 with large windows, offering full panorama view. Plancius has large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on deck 3), giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. It’s a very confortable ship!
Selection of travels on board Plancius