Ocean Nova: Ship Details and Overview

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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​Ocean Nova Ship Overview

Specifications

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

Cabin Options

Triple Cabin 

​Twin Cabin

​Single Cabin

On-Board Facilities

Public Area Facilities

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 Facilities

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.

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Ship Photos

Activities Offered

Activity

Offered

Details

Camping

$180 per person on average – camping info

Kayaking

$465 per person on average

Skiing

Adventure itineraries only

Photography Workshop

Selected itineraries only

Shore-based walking

Included in price

Hiking and snowshoeing

Included in price

Polar Plunge and Zodiac Trip

Included in price

Helicopter Ride

Price varies

Scuba-diving

Price varies

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