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Plancius

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Modern vessel with a nautical feel with an emphasis on a variety of Antarctic experiences on different departures throughout the season..

This nautical-feel ship is staffed by an enthusiastic team of mostly European guides with scientific qualifications who have the ability to make your explorations fun as well as informative. The vessel accommodates up to 108 guests cared for by a crew and expeditionary staff of just under 50. She's a good option for multinational, independent-minded guests seeking an expedition-style experience

The atmosphere is very informal and friendly, with plenty of opportunities for guests of maybe a dozen different nationalities to mingle during meals or in the large observation deck/presentation room  which doubles as a bar and area for socialising. When you arrive at a destination, there are a couple of landings per day subject to local conditions, with maximum possible time spent on shore visits supplemented by informative and entertaining presentations, videos and slide shows.

In addition to the classic routes, Plancius may offer departures allowing for whale-watching or the tracking of migratory birds at the end of the season. In addition, on one or two departures she will drop anchor at a select few destinations in Antarctica, where she will offer a range of optional adventure activities and sports: camping, kayaking, scuba diving, hiking, mountaineering or snowshoeing: on these Basecamp Plancius departures all except diving are included in the cost.

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What our clients say

  • Highlights: “Setting foot on Antarctica and seeing the wildlife in its natural habitat.  The first part had always been an ambition of mine”

    SM, Dennie
    Jan 2010
  • Most Memorable Experience: “The Awesome Beauty of a Sunny Antarctica!”

    AW, Nottingham
    Dec 2012
  • Every bit was memorable from the rough sea crossings to the wonderful remoteness of the destination and the absolutely fantastic wildlife.

    HD, London
    Feb 2015
  • Antarctica “Best holiday we have ever had.”

    MR, West Malling
    Dec 2012
  • This was a trip of a lifetime. The scale of the natural beauty of Antarctica is overwhelming.  The icebergs, penguins ,mountains and sunshine which reflected it all in the clear water was breathtaking.  I feel privileged to have been able to experience it thank you.

    AW, Stanmore
    Jan 2013
  • The whole experience of sailing across Antarctica was amazing, but being able to visit Scott's at Cape Evans was probably the pinnacle of the trip.

    JW, Bedford
    Jan 2020
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