Ocean Nova

M/V Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable expedition vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. She was fully refurbished in 2006 and has since benefitted from annual upgrades and improvements. Her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica.

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 seven Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

All guests aboard Ocean Nova are accommodated in comfortable outside cabins, with three cabin categories: dedicated single, twin and triple cabins. All cabins feature a picture window, a writing desk with chair, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, and a private bathroom with shower.

Ocean Nova cruises include: 

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise - 8 days/7 nightsFlying from Punta Arenas over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, the Classic Antarctica Air-Cruises take you to Frei Station where you embark on your Antarctic cruise. Return to Punta Arenas by air. Fifteen departures are offered during the 2017-18 season, eleven aboard Ocean Nova and four aboard Hebridean Sky.

Polar Circle Air-Cruise - 10 days/9 nightsFlying over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, the Polar Circle Air-Cruises take you to one of the most spectacular and remotest places on earth - Antarctica. Sail to the far south, and be one of the few adventurous travellers to cross the Antarctic Circle. Return by air to Punta Arenas, Chile. Three departures are offered during the 2017-18 season aboard Ocean Nova.

Antarctica Express - 6 days/5 nightsLeaving from Ushuaia, the 2017-18 Antarctica Express Air-Cruises take you through the Beagle Channel and to legendary Cape Horn. From there you cross the mythical waters of the Drake Passage and spend a day in one of the most spectacular places on earth - Antarctica. Four departures are offered during the 2017-18 season, two aboard Ocean Nova and two aboard Hebridean Sky.

Antarctic Express Air-Cruise

from $5695

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Antarctic Express Air-Cruise

On this 6-day trip you will cross the mythical waters of the Drake Passage to King George Island in the South Shetlands. Explore Antarctica before your return flight to Punta Arenas, Chile.

6 Days and 5 Nights


Included

  • 4 nights cabin accommodations
  • All meals aboard ship
  • Guided excursions per itinerary
  • Flight Frei Station - Punta Arenas
  • 1 night hotel Punta Arenas

Not Included

  • Meals in Punta Arenas
Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

from $12395

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Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

The program includes flying to and from Antarctica by air and cruising by ship along the Antarctic Peninsula.

8 Days and 7 Nights


Included

  • 2 nights Punta Arenas hotel, breakfast included (dinner on Day 1)
  • 5-night Antarctic cruise
  • All meals and guided excursions during cruise
  • Round-trip air Punta Arenas - Frei Station (King George Island)

 


Not Included

  • Meals in Punta Arenas on Day 7
Polar Circle Air-Cruise - Ocean Nova

from $17495

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Polar Circle Air-Cruise - Ocean Nova

The Polar Circle program includes flights between Punta Arenas and King George Island and a 7-night cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula with a visit to the South Shetland Islands.

10 Days and 9 Nights


Included

  • 2 nights Punta Arenas hotel, breakfast included (dinner on Day 1)
  • 7-night Antarctic cruise
  • All meals and guided excursions during cruise
  • Round-trip air Punta Arenas - Frei Station (King George Island)

Not Included

  • Dinner in Punta Arenas on Day 9

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

Passengers: 72, maximum

Expedition Staff & Crew: 46

Lifeboats: 2 fully-enclosed, capacity - 110 and 4 life rafts, capacity - 100

Length: 73.0 m

Breadth: 11.0 m

Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)

Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water

Single cabins - One lower single bed - 87 ft2 / 8 mt2

Twin cabins - Two lower beds - 106 ft2 / 10 mt2

Triple cabins - Two lower beds and one upper bed - 150 ft2 / 14 mt2

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