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  • Ocean Nova

  • Ocean Nova

  • Ocean Nova

  • Ocean Nova

  • Ocean Nova

  • Ocean Nova

  • Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova: A modern & comfortable expedition vessel

Days: 6, 8 & 10 | From: $4,695/per person

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 benefited 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.

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Vessel Information


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.

Single cabins: 87 square feet (8 square meters), one lower single bed.

Twin cabins: 106 square feet (10 square meters), two lower beds.

Triple cabins: 150 square feet (14 square meters), two lower beds and one upper bed.

Vessel Specifications

Staff & Crew: 46
Guests: 72
Length: 240 feet (73 meters)
Breadth: 36 feet (11 meters)
Draft: 12 feet (3.7 meters)
Propulsion: Diesel engines 2,000 horsepower
Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
Cruising speed: 12 knots in open water
Lifeboats: 2 fully enclosed capacity of 110 (in addition to 4 life rafts, capacity 100)

Itineraries & Pricing

Classic Antarctica Air Cruise (8 days)

Day 1
Punta Arenas, Chile

Day 2
Fly Punta Arenas to Antarctica / Embarkation

Days 3 – 6
Antarctica Peninsula

Day 7
Fly Antarctica to Punta Arenas

Day 8
Punta Arenas

Polar-Circle Air Cruise (10 days)

Day 1
Punta Arenas, Chile

Day 2
Fly Punta Arenas to Antarctica / Embarkation

Days 3 – 8
Antarctica Peninsula & Polar Circle

Day 9
Fly Antarctica to Punta Arenas

Day 10
Punta Arenas


Antarctica Express Air Cruise (6 days)

Day 1
Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 2
Cape Horn & Drake Passage

Day 3
Drake Passage

Day 4
Drake Passage & Antarctica

Day 5
Fly Antarctica to Punta Arenas

Day 6
Punta Arenas


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Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.


Pricing varies based on departure date, trip length, and cabin type. Listed pricing is per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and subject to change. Promotions are not valid on air-cruises. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.

Included: All meals onboard, guides & activities

Not included: International airfare, domestic airfare, gratuities

2019-2020 Season

DatesItineraryDaysTriple CabinTwin CabinSingle Cabin
Nov 29 – Dec 4, 2019Antarctica Express6$4,695$5,695$6,995
Dec 2 – 9, 2019Classic Antarctica8$11,395$12,995$17,395
Dec 7 – 14, 2019Classic Antarctica8$11,395$12,995$17,395
Dec 12 – 19, 2019Classic Antarctica8$11,395$12,995$17,395
Dec 17 – 24, 2019Classic Antarctica8$11,395$12,995$17,395
Dec 22 – 29, 2019Classic Antarctica8$12,995$14,995$21,495
Dec 27, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020Classic Antarctica8$12,995$14,995$21,495
Jan 1 – 10, 2020Polar Circle10$15,495$17,995$24,995
Jan 14 – 19, 2020Antarctica Express6$4,695$5,695$6,995
Jan 17 – 24, 2020Classic Antarctica8$12,995$14,995$21,495
Jan 22 – 29, 2020Classic Antarctica8$12,995$14,995$21,495
Jan 27 – Feb 3, 2020Classic Antarctica8$12,995$14,995$21,495
Feb 1 – 8, 2020Classic Antarctica8$12,995$14,995$21,495
Feb 6 -13, 2020Classic Antarctica8$12,995$14,995$21,495
Feb 11 – 18, 2020Classic Antarctica8$12,995$14,995$21,495
Feb 16 – 25, 2020Polar Circle10$15,495$17,995$24,995

Hiking & Snowshoeing: $85 per person (not available on the express air-cruise)
Sea Kayaking: $895 per person (not available on the express air-cruise)

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