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In the IWA Blog

Eating One’s Way to the South Pole – Who Better to Go Than Anthony Bourdain?
- International Wildlife Adventures - Your Path to Nature Travel Tweet The other night I was watching “Parts Unknown” with Anthony Bourdain about Antarctica. (You can catch it in reruns…
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Cruise Log
- International Wildlife Adventures - Your Path to Nature Travel Tweet IWA directors Randy and Susie Green joined IWA’s Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica cruise and filed this trip log.…
Polar Bears Face a Tough Winter as Temperatures Spike in the Arctic
- International Wildlife Adventures - Your Path to Nature Travel Tweet A friend posted a disturbing picture on Facebook the other day, shot by a resident of Churchill, Manitoba on…
California Wildfires Help Southern Plants Shift Northward
- International Wildlife Adventures - Your Path to Nature Travel Tweet Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.eurekalert.org See on Scoop.it – Wildlife Fire has always been an important part of forest…

M/V Plancius

Plancius in the ice

M/V Plancius, formerly an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy was  completely rebuilt in 2009 as as a 114-passenger ice-strengthened polar expedition vessel. She flies the Dutch flag, and is staffed by an English speaking (and often bilingual) nautical crew, hotel staff, and expedition leaders as well as an on-board doctor.  

Plancius features 53 passenger cabins, each with private toilet and shower. All cabin classes have either a porthole or a window, and have various bed configurations to accommodate passengers comfortably.

The vessel has a restaurant and lecture room and a spacious observation lounge with large windows and a bar.  M/V Plancius has large open deck spaces, including a full walk around deck.  She is equipped with 10 Mark V Zodiacs and 2 gangways on the starboard side, guaranteeing swift Zodiac embarkation for excursions.

Plancius superior cabin

Superior Cabin

Plancius buffet dining

Buffet Dining

Quad cabin

Quad Cabin

Plancius observation lounge

Observation Lounge


 plancius deckplan polar cruise ship


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