Ocean Nova

Staff and Crew: 46

Guests: 72

Length: 73 meters / 240 feet

Breadth: 11 meters / 36 feet

Draft: 3.7 meters / 11 feet

Propulsion: Diesel engines, 2,000 horsepower

Ice Class: 1B (Hull Ice 1A)

Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water

Registration: Nassau, Bahamas

Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 110 (in addition to 4 life rafts, capacity of 100)

Ocean Nova is a great ship for Antarctica expeditions. It is a sturdy and nimble expedition vessel that was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. It has a strengthened hull that is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. The ship was fully refurbished in 2006 and since then has benefitted from annual upgrades and improvements.

For our air-cruises, Ocean Nova has a capacity for 67 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins. The ship offers three categories of accommodation: dedicated Single Cabins, Twin Cabins, and Triple Cabins. All cabins are outfitted with the essential amenities you’ll need to feel comfortable throughout your voyage.

In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, Ocean Nova also has a spacious dining room, a bar, a library, a small gym, and an infirmary. The ship has a fleet of 7 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

♦ Cabins & Amenities
  • Individual bathroom facilities with shower
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes
  • Individual temperature controls
  • Plugs: European 220V two-round-pinned sockets
♦ Onboard Facilities
  • Chef-prepared meals (all meals and daily snack included)
  • One dining room with unreserved seating
  • Selection of premium Chilean wines served with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary self-service coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, and water offered 24/7
  • Observation Lounge and Bar
  • Library filled with Antarctic-themed books
  • Gym
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry service
  • Clinic with licensed doctor
  • Ship-to-shore satellite communications with email and wireless Internet access

Fuel Surcharge: it may be applied for all bookings if there is a substantial increase in fuel costs.


Image gallery

At Sea
Observation Lounge
Outside Deck
Penguin Colony
Polar Plunge

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