The 89m long MV Plancius is an exceptional piece of engineering, built to operate in the harshest climatic conditions, but has developed over the years to have a softer, friendlier side.
The ship accommodates up to 116 passengers, plus crew, in twin, triple, and quadruple cabins. The superior cabins have a double bed, a sofa bed, and a private bathroom with shower. Shared areas include large open decks from which to enjoy the scenery and watch the wildlife, a library, and a large dining and lecture room. Guests are often invited to join the crew on the bridge to share in observing the extraordinary views.
In the Antarctic, the MV Plancius sails a classic route from Ushuaia through the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. There are prime opportunities for whale watching - humpback and minke whale thrive here and you may well spot them in the wake of your trip - and to visit the former British research station at Port Lockroy. Guests meet gentoo penguin at Jougla Point, and the itinerary includes kayaking through frigid inlets and camping on the ice.