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Overall rating based on 1,097 votes
Overall rating based on 1,097 votes

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by Henk De Munck

Prachtige reis ! Onze verwachtingen werden overtroffen ! De expeditie-crew heeft zich echt professioneel ingezet om de ganse poolbevolking voor onze ogen en camera's te brengen. Daarenboven zorgden ijsberen voor nodige medewerking. Schip en bemanning waren even professioneel en bijzonder vriendelijk. We hadden misschien wat meer open weer en zon gewenst, maar de lage mist op de bergen gaf dan weer een extra dramatisch effect op dit pure landschap. Ik had misschien graag met de zodiac wat dichter bij één van de gletsjers willen komen. Maar ik vergeet nooit de "vijf minuten" totale rust en stilte op de lange fjordwandeling op initiatief van Arjen. Onvergetelijk !!

Een fantastische ervaring aan de rand van het ontoegankelijke pakijs.Een wereld alleen gemaakt voor magische dieren die zich hebben aangepast aan de meest barre levensomstandigheden.Laat de mensheid dit zo houden Met de Planchius tot daar varen en 25 ijsberen kunnen spotten,is te danken aan de bekwaamheid van de kapitein en zijn hele bemanning. Hier waren professionele mensen aan het werk. Het eten was fijn,de bediening voortreffelijk.De Fillipijnse meisjes waren heel vriendelijk. Ik heb van de eerste tot de laatste minuut genoten van de reis. Een absolute aanrader voor mensen die van zeereizen houden. Bedankt, crew !

by Mike Collard

An immense trip; stunning and a lifetime objective achieved; all the staff were quite superb and friendly. I thought the food was a times not so good; too much cheesy, saucy stuff and not nearly enough vegetables. One of the hand cleaners dispensers was not full so I am sure some did not bother; there was a bug going through the group sadly............................ But this did not detract from an amazing trip; thanks to all

by Kathleen Van Der Aue

Our trip on the Plancius was great fun. The cabin was adequate and the food was good. Most of the staff were gracious and helpful. I particularly enjoyed Bill's Art of the Sea presentations. One thing disappointed me, the lack of an emphasis on birds. You have a bird expert on board but he gave no lecture, not even a daily bird checklist gathering. I noted a lot of curiosity about the birds as I mixed with the other guests and I think this would be well received. In the future I suggest you include one lecture on the birds we can be expected to see and a daily checklist (usually in the lounge before dinner from my previous experience on similar trips). Thank you for the opportunity to visit this unique environment.

by Ilka Merten-Warnke

Eine unvergeßliche Reise vom 9 -16.Juni 2016 Eisbärenspecial auf der Ms Plancius. Der Expeditionsleiter und seine Guides,sowohl die gesamte Crew haben uns eine unvergeßliche Woche bereitet. Dankeschön an Oceanwide Expeditions

by Carmen Vladar

Diese Reise war einfach wunderschön! Das Wetter war herrlich, wir haben sehr viele Eisbären, Vögel, Rentiere, Walrosse, sogar einen Blau- und einen Finwal gesichtet. Absolut toll war das Wissenschaftler-Team an Bord, das für alle Fragen zur Verfügung stand. Es gab tolle Zodiacfahrten zur Tierbeobachtung, gute Vorträge der Wissenschaftler und zwei sehr schöne Wanderungen. Ausgezeichnet war auch die Küche an Bord, aber wie sollte es mit einem österreichischen Küchenchef anders sein?! :-) Ich kann jedem diese schöne, abwechslungsreiche Reise nur empfehlen! Die Eindrücke sind imposant, wenn man Ruhe, Eis und (etwas) Kälte mag!

Mijn expeditie van 9 tot en met 16 juni 2016 was grandioos, fantastisch, adembenemend, spectaculair en magisch. De Plancius is een prima schip met alle benodigde faciliteiten en uitstekend, veeltalig, personeel. De staff doet er alles aan om het de passagiers zo aangenaam mogelijk maken te maken tijdens de expeditie. De landingen/vaartochten met de zodiacs zijn avontuurlijk, het varen door het ijs is adembenemend mooi, het zien van ijsberen/walrussen/robben/walvissen/tientallen soorten vogels is indrukwekkend. Dit is echt een uitzonderlijke trip waarover ik geen enkele klacht heb. De lezingen aan boord zijn ook interessant en geven een extra dimensie aan jouw aanwezigheid in dit prachtige, nog behoorlijk ongerepte, gebied.

Fantastic week in the Arctic with the great crew and Captain of the Plancius. Another vessel, the MV Expedition, was in Svalbard the same time as us and they saw zero bears! We saw 25 and I think that can be put down to the hard work of the expedition leader and his team and the Captain of the Plancius. The Captain is always considers safety but at the same time does everything he can to ensure the customers have a great trip. This was our second time on the Plancius (Antarctic 2014) with the same captain and some of the same crew. Excellent service and attention to detail.

A dream nurtured for 13 years finally came true and I visited Antarctica. The crew of the Plancius ensured that out expedition surpassed all expectations - from the briefings, information, help and totally commitment to ensure that we walked away smiling. Being a vegetarian, I was a little anxious however I was pleasantly surprised to see that so were many passengers as well as Sonja - one of the expedition team. We also had vegan passengers. All were catered for. The food was excellent: for all 10 days and no two meals were ever the same. Variety and flavours were amazing. The zodiac landings were always handled professionally and assistance provided at every stage for those who needed it. I was impressed with their patience in dealing with passengers of varying needs. We saw Antarctica and its wildlife and some of its history. The parties near the end of the expedition were fab and it was good to see the expedition team having fun and interacting with the passengers. My first cruise/expedition and I am sold on the experience. Loved every moment. Thank you to all the team and oh I loved the log.

by Nicole Versteeg

What a great trip! Warm people, fantastic ship, beautiful animals, great weather, wonderful nature, very friendly crew/staff .... This was a very special experience. Plenty of time to do whatever you want, take marvellous pictures, well experienced staff and vegan menus on demand. I loved the zodiac trips, landings, guides and there was a wedding as well! I enjoyed it very much from beginning to end and if the opportunity arises I will definitely join the MV Plancius again! Thanks to all!

by Valmar Kurol

A fantastic place to be on a clear day. One of the highlights of the Ross Sea trip, if the weather allows.

by Henning Junger

Great Experience, unforgettble expeditions, Excellent Crew, very good meals, Plan to upload photos and review later Thanks to outstanding crew: marine, hotel, expeditions... Greetings Evelyn and Henning Junger Austria

by Ian Buckley

I agree with Daniel, same cabin! All about the trip was fantastic, including my travel-mates. Yes the crew/staff/guides/Doctor were first class, but the real bonus was the way people mixed and joined in. All in all, SUPERB. PS a big shout for my two restaurant buddies!!!

So excellent,had so many activists,u will enjoy them so much.but the weather that time someday not so good and the food normal compair to my friends' ships,but the prize is good.

很棒的旅程,包含了很多运动项目,但是我们去的时候天气不好有几天,但是还是很棒。船上食物没有其他船的好,但价钱体验性在那就算了。如果你是喜欢体验性而不是舒适性的游客推荐这个行程!

Excellent trip. Excellent crew and organization. Great lectures and great food. Thank you !!

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