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The Plancius boat

Plancius

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Quadruple Porthole cabin (Quadruple Porthole cabin)

Plancius, Quadruple Porthole Cabin, Greenland, Antarctica, Spitsbergen

Quadruple Porthole cabins are located on Deck 2. They have one porthole and two upper and lower berths.

Triple Porthole cabin (Triple Porthole cabin)

Plancius Triple Porthole Cabin, Greenland, Antarctica, Spitsbergen

Triple Porthole cabins are located on Deck 2. They have one porthole and one upper and two lower berths.

Twin Porthole cabin (Twin Porthole cabin)

Plancius, Twin Porthole, Greenland, Antarctica, Spitsbergen

Twin Porthole cabins are located on Deck 3. They have one porthole and two lower berths.

Twin Window cabin (Twin Window cabin)

Plancius, Twin Window Cabin, Greenland, Antarctica, Spitsbergen

Twin Window cabins are located on Deck 5. They have one window and two lower berths.

Twin Deluxe cabin (Twin Deluxe cabin)

Plancius Twin Deluxe Cabin, Greenland, Antarctica, Spitsbergen

Twin Deluxe cabins are located on Deck 4 in the corners so more roomy then the standard twins. They have two windows and two lower berths.

Superior cabin (Superior cabin)

Plancius, Superior Cabin, Greenland, Antarctica, Spitsbergen

Superior cabins are located on Decks 4, 5 and 6. They have a minimum of two windows, one double bed, one single (sofa) bed, a flatscreen TV, refrigerator, coffee and tea maker.

Alternative boats

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer.

Alternative boats

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer.

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Both telephone and e-mail responses were excellent and all of Sue's expert advice was very much appreciated. She was prompt, supportive and engaging throughout and our expedition to Antarctica was spectacular.

Destination: Antarctica
Travel Expert: Sue

From the Northern Lights to meeting Innuits, Sue put together a trip that exceeded all our expectations. She was the most knowledgeable of anyone we spoke to about Greenland, and we could tell she knew things that only come from personal travels.

Destination: Greenland
Travel Expert: Sue

What can I say – Sue knew everything there was to know about Spitsbergen. The number of options can be overwhelming, but from my first conversation with Sue I knew we would be pointed in the right direction.

Destination: Spitsbergen
Travel Expert: Sue

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Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

We use the Llyod Register scale to signify the ice rating of our vessels but you can see how that scale aligns with other scales in the chart below.

Mame / Country of Register

Ice thickness (cm)

10 15 30 50

Ice thickness (cm)

lowest   highest
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super