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Ocean Nova is an extremely comfortable and well-equipped Antarctic expedition vessel, that was originally built to navigate around Greenland, and is one of the leading vessels classified to operate in ice-filled waters.

Ocean Nova features an excellent glass-enclosed forward observation lounge on the top deck, where lectures by the expedition staff will be given and documentaries and films shown. At the rear of the vessel is a very well-stocked library / reading room and a separate small gym, with basic fitness equipment.

Cabins are outside facing, can be twins and quads, and each with fixed windows, a compact bathroom and all similarly furnished with a desk, chair and simple wardrobe.

The vessel has a spacious open seated dining room serving excellent buffet-style breakfast and lunch, and a choice of meals at a table service dinner.

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Key info

  • Length: 73m (239.5 feet) metres
  • Passengers: 68 in 37 cabins
  • Crew and staff: 38

wildlife trips

Ocean Nova offers the following cabin classes:

Triple with private facilities

  • Location: Exterior
  • Beds: 1 upper, 2 lower berths
  • External view: Window (not to be opened)
  • En suite facilities: Shower, Toilet, Wash basin

Twin with private facilities

  • Location: Exterior
  • Beds: 2 lower berths
  • External view: Window (not to be opened)
  • En suite facilities: Shower, Toilet, Wash basin

Single with private facilities

  • Location: Exterior
  • Beds: 1 lower berth
  • External view: Window (not to be opened)
  • En suite facilities: Shower, Toilet, Wash basin

Wildlife trips

This cruise vessel is featured in the following itineraries:

Classic Antarctic Fly-Sail

This trip takes the easiest way to Antarctica and flies from Punta Arenas in southern Chile, to save time and enjoy an aerial view of the Drake Passage. This active adventure involves daily landings by Zodiac inflatable, and with ever-changing ice and weather conditions, each voyage is unique.

  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration exc. flights: 7-11 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £9,335 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

South Georgia

Embark on a superb voyage to South Georgia, the remotest and wildest of the UK's Overseas Territories. After exploring the abundant wildlife of the Falkland Islands, it is a two day journey to South Georgia, where you will find snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and a huge numbers of seabirds and marine mammals.

  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration exc. flights: 15-20 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £9,580 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour