About the Ocean Nova

The Ocean Nova was built in 1992, Denmark to navigate the ice-choked seas around Greenland. Now used for Antarctic cruises, her ice-strengthened hull and small size makes her the perfect ship for people looking to explore the less-seen shores and bays along the Antarctic Peninsula.

The Ocean nova had an upgrade in 2000 and then a complete refurbishment in 2006. The cabins aboard the vessel are now very comfortable and the public facilities include a spacious dining room, bar, polar library, gym, panoramic lounge and infirmary.

The ship is classically used in conjunction with the ‘Antarctica Express Cruise‘ in which people fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island before embarking the Ocean Nova. This is a great option for people who are short on time or struggle with sea sickness and wish to avoid the Drake Passage.

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Ship Specifications and Activites

Specifications

  • Ship Type: Expedition Ship
  • Crew : 38
  • Passengers: 68
  • Cabins : 37
  • Length : 239.5
  • Speed : 12
  • Beam : 36
  • Draft : 12
  • Voltage : 220V

Activites

Kayaking Option: $895 per person, included on most itineraries – basic experience required.

Shore-Based Walking: Included in price

Hiking and Snowshoeing Option: Available on most itineraries – $195 per person.

On Board Facilites

Public Area Facilites

Ocean Nova is a very well-equipped expedition ship and offers many facilities often not found on other expedition ships.

The ships public facilities include a spacious Dining Room, Glass-enclosed Observation Lounge, Presentation lecture Room, Bar, large Lounge, polar Library, small Gym and Clinic with licensed Doctor.

The Ocean Nova also has a small fleet of zodiacs for numerous shore excursions. You’ll never miss a good photo opportunity or wildlife watching moment!

Cabin Facilites

Like the public areas, the cabins are modern, spacious and comfortable.

All cabins on board the Ocean Nova come with private en suite facilities, desk, wardrobe and chair. All cabins are outward facing and come with windows. You can read more about each cabin below the deck plan.

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Public Area Photos

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Deck Plan and Cabin Information

 

Upper Deck – Cabin comes with two lower berths/one upper berth, private en suite facilities, desk, chair, two wardrobes.

Bridge and Upper Decks – Cabin comes with two lower berths, private en suite facilities, desk, chair, one wardrobe.

Upper Deck – Cabin comes with one lower berth, private en suite facilities, desk, chair, one wardrobe.

Prices and Itineraries

Below is a table detailing the Ocean Nova’s trips and prices for the 2017/18 season. All prices are per person and in US dollars. Please note that all prices are estimates only. Antarctica Guide do not sell tours, we simply provide impartial advice. If you would like an exact quote with our recommended specialist then please click here.

Per Person USD – Rates 2017-2018 Triple Cabin Twin Cabin Single Cabin
Antarctica Express Cruise – Dec 02 – Dec 09, 2017 (8 days)

$10,990(Full) $11,890(Full) $15,995(Full)
Antarctica Express Cruise – Dec 07 – Dec 14, 2017 (8 days)

$10,990 $11,890 $15,995
Antarctica Express Cruise – Dec 12 – Dec 19, 2017 (8 days)

$10,990 $11,890 $15,995
Antarctica Express Cruise – Dec 17 – Dec 24, 2017 (8 days)

$10,990(Full) $11,890(Full) $15,995(Full)
Antarctica Express Cruise – Dec 22 – Dec 29, 2017 (8 days)

$12,490 $14,490 $20,790
Antarctica Express Cruise – Dec 27 – Jan 03, 2018 (8 days)

$12,490 $14,490 $20,790
Antarctica Express Cruise with circle crossing – Jan 01 – Jan 10, 2018 (10 days)

$14,490 $16,790 $23,990
Antarctica Express Cruise – Jan 17 – Jan 24, 2018 (8 days)

$11,790(Full) $13,490(Full) $18,790(Full)
Antarctica Express Cruise – Jan 22 – Jan 29, 2018 (8 days)

$11,790 $13,490 $18,790
Antarctica Express Cruise – Jan 27 – Feb 03, 2018 (8 days)

$11,790(Full) $13,490(Full) $18,790
Antarctica Express Cruise – Feb 08 – Feb 15, 2018 (8 days)

$11,790 $13,490 $18,790
Antarctica Express Cruise – Feb 13 – Feb 20, 2018 (8 days)

$11,790(Full) $13,490 $18,790
Antarctica Express Cruise with circle crossing – Feb 18 – Feb 27, 2018 (10 days)

$14,490 $16,790 $23,990

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