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MV Plancius

Oceanwide Expeditions Inc Offers Itinerary of Cruises
Former Names:  None

MV Plancius started life in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy. Now bought buy Oceanwide Expeditions and available for Polar expeditions in October 2009, the vessel has been completely rebuilt as a 112-passenger vessel.  Plancius passengers tend to be Adventurous 45-65 and singles and International. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 28.9 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.4 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 28.9 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.4 passengers.
Size Small
Rating
Built 2009
Refit
Tonnage 3175
Passengers (Min/Max) 110/110
Crew 45
Officers Dutch
CABINS
Total  53
All cabins are outside, mostly with two bunk beds and a compact bathroom. Some cabins have shared bathroom facilities. Superior cabins are larger and have a double bed and a single sofa-bed, sitting area, coffee and tea facilities and refrigerator. 
Balcony  0
Ocean View  53
Inside  0
Single  0
Cabin Details Cabins Deckplans
FITNESS & LEISURE
Pools Out/In  0/0
MV Plancius has large open deck spaces (with full walk-around possibilities on deck 3), giving excellent opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife.
Jacuzzis  0
Fitness Centre  No
Sauna  No
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Good
RESTAURANTS
There is one plain but comfortable dining room with free seating and serving plenty of good quality solid food. Breakfast is buffet while lunch and dinner are served with a choice of main course. Main Dining Rooms  2
Sittings  1
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  0
 ENTERTAINMENT
The vessel offers a restaurant/lecture room on deck 3 and a spacious observation lounge (with bar and library) on deck 5 with large windows, offering full panorama view.  Show Lounges 1
Cinema No
Library Yes
Casino No
DRESS CODE
Dress is informal. Comfortable, casual clothing for all inside activities, and good footwear.
TIPPING
Gratuities are divided amongst the entire crew/hotel staff. The guideline is US$8 - US$10 per passenger per day.
 DISABLED
Wheelchair cabins 0
Wheelchair access is unsuitable. There are no facilities for disabled passengers on this ship.  Hoists are not provided and passengers will need to bring their own.
Lifts 0
 CHILDREN
The rating for children is Unsuitable. There are no children's facilities. 

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