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Why travel aboard this boat?

  • Completely re-build & refurbished for the 2009 season
  • Comfortable expeditionary-style vessel
  • Spacious observation deck with bar on deck 5 offering panoramic views
  • Choice of different cabins types from shared quad to superior, all featuring outside view and private bathroom
  • All cabins offer lower berths only, except for the Triples
  • Spacious public areas with two starboard gangways for swift zodiac logistics
  • Cruising speed of 10-12 knots

Technical specifications:

  • 114 passengers (max)
  • Staff & Crew of approx. 43
  • 89m long x 14.5m wide
  • Diesel-electric propulsion engine reducing noise and vibration
  • Built in 1976 for the Dutch navy as an oceanographic research vessel
  • Ice strengthened

Built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy, Plancius sailed for the Dutch Navy until June 2004 before being purchased and fully rebuilt as a comfortable, but not luxury 110-passenger expeditionary vessel. She offers a choice of cabins, Quad, Triple, Twin and Superior, all with en suite bathrooms.

For further detailed information and help with your specific cabin choices, please contact Alex or Sue on 0843 636 8128, who have first hand knowledge of the majority of the ships we offer.

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