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Feb 01, 2024 - 
Feb 20, 2024
All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper pinguins. You’ll have the chance to meet at least six different penguin species. You’ll explore the transition fro...
Feb 02, 2024 - 
Feb 21, 2024
All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper pinguins. You’ll have the chance to meet at least six different penguin species. You’ll explore the transition fro...
Feb 03, 2024 - 
Feb 13, 2024
This Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands cruise delivers you into a landscape of dark rugged rock, pure white snow, and a fantastic variety of wildlife. Come say hello to whales, seals, and thousands of penguins....
Feb 13, 2024 - 
Feb 25, 2024
“Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. We offer “activity modules” which go beyond our normal shore program. The vessel will stay for two or three days at specific locations to serve our active passenge...
Feb 20, 2024 - 
Mar 13, 2024
All (sub-)Antarctic highlights in one voyage, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper pinguins. You’ll have the chance to meet at least six different penguin species. You’ll explore the transition fro...
Feb 25, 2024 - 
Mar 07, 2024
This voyage will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circle. This cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance to hike, kayak, and dive in the iceberg-heavy w...
Mar 04, 2024 - 
Mar 16, 2024
“Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. We offer “activity modules” which go beyond our normal shore program. The vessel will stay for two or three days at specific locations to serve our active passenge...
Mar 07, 2024 - 
Mar 21, 2024
This expansive expedition takes you into the Antarctic Circle, combining the rich animal life of the Weddell Sea with the surreal shores and islands of the Antarctic Peninsula. Such key landing sites as the legendary Elephant Island and Crystal Sound make this voyage truly exceptional....
Mar 13, 2024 - 
Mar 28, 2024
This voyage explores a number of historically significant Antarctic areas, such as the very rarely visited Bellingshausen Sea, Marguerite Bay, and Alexander Island. We focus on places discovered by Adrien De Gerlache on his Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897 – 1899) and Jean-Bapti...
Mar 16, 2024 - 
Mar 29, 2024
This Polar Circle and Antarctic Peninsula cruise will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circe. This expedition cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance ...
Mar 21, 2024 - 
Apr 01, 2024
This voyage will take you further south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circle. This cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance to  dive in the iceberg-heavy waters....
Mar 28, 2024 - 
Apr 20, 2024
The Atlantic Odyssey cruise visits some of the remotest islands in the world, crossing the migratory paths of Arctic Terns, Long-tailed Skuas, other birds, and a variety of whales as they make their annual expeditions north for the breeding season....

Ocean Nova

Overview

This ship was built in 1992 in Denmark, where it was honed for navigating Greenland’s icy seas. It has undergone incredible renovations in the past two decades to transform her into her current form: comfortable, luxurious, and ready to handle all conditions!

  • Ice Class Rating: Rated at 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
  • Crew and Staff: 46
  • Passengers: 67 max
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water
  • Propulsion: Diesel engines, 2,000 horsepower

Amenities

Observation Lounge

Enjoy the panoramic lounge with its 200 degree views is a popular place for wildlife viewing while keeping warm. 

Bar

Relax and unwind at the bar located on the top deck next to the observation lounge and deck.

Zodiac Deck

On the top deck find the zodiac deck which houses the ship’s fleet of 7 zodiac boats! These watercraft are perfect for nimbly navigating the icy waters around the continent.

Library

Interested in some Antarctic reading material? Find it in the library, located on the bridge deck near the gym.

Gym

Don’t miss a workout on your cruise (unless you want to), with Ocean Nova’s gym located on the bridge deck.

Dining Room

The dining room is located centrally on the upper deck. Enjoy incredibly delicious meals, accompanied by hand-selected Chilean wine!

Features

  • Combines clean, comfortable Scandinavian styling, with a true expeditionary spirit
  • Ocean Nova’s large expeditionary staff of 12 means the highest passenger to staff ratio of any Antarctic ship
  • One of the few small ships with dedicated Single cabins, as well as Twins and Triple cabins, all with a picture window and en-suite bathroom
  • It has a strengthened hull that is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. 
 

Deck Plan

Ocean Nova Deck Plan

Cabin Options

Single Cabin

Single cabins come standard with a single bed, a picture window, a writing desk with chair, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, and a private bathroom with shower.

  • All 5 cabins are on the Upper Deck
  • Single bed
  • The best single cabins are 303 & 305, as they have 2 windows, instead of just one, and a better room configuration. 

Twin Window

All twins have the same floor space. However, they have beds further apart of each other on the Bridge Deck (Deck 4). The twins on the Upper Deck (Deck 3) are potentially better for couples. All cabins come with a picture window, a writing desk with chair, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, and a private bathroom with shower.

  • 12 cabins are on the Upper Deck and 16 on the Bridge Deck
  • 2 lower beds
  • Cabins #413 and #414 have obstructed views.
     
     

Triple

Triples come standard with three single beds. 1 bunk-bed and two standard floor-level singles. All cabins come standard with a picture window, a writing desk with chair, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, and a private bathroom with shower.

  • The 4 cabins are at the stern of the Upper Deck
  • 1 bunk-bed and 1 lower berth
  • The largest triple is #317, which also has a pole in the middle

Upcoming Departures

No scheduled departures

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