• Ocean Nova

  • Ocean Nova

  • Ocean Nova

  • Ocean Nova

  • Ocean Nova

  • Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova: A modern & comfortable expedition vessel

Days: 8 & 10 | From: $13,595/per person

Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable expedition vessel. Built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, and fully refurbished in 2006. The Ocean Nova has since benefited from annual upgrades and improvements. The 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

Yacht Specifications

Staff & Crew: 46
Guests: 67
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)

From: $13,595/per person

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)

From: $18,495/per person

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



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Days: 8 & 10 | From: $13,595/per person

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. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.

Included: All meals onboard, guides & activities

Not included: International airfare, domestic airfare, gratuities

Hiking & Snowshoeing (not available on the express air-cruise)
Sea Kayaking (not available on the express air-cruise)

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