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Ocean Nova


The M/V Ocean Nova is a modern, comfortable vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, and her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited to expedition travel in Antarctica. The M/V Ocean Nova has the capacity for 78 passengers accommodated in 38 comfortable outside cabins, all with exterior views and private en-suite facilities. In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, on board facilities include a spacious dining room, a bar, a library, a polar boutique, an exercise room and an infirmary with doctor. The ship carries Zodiacs that are well suited for shore transfers and cruising. 

Why we like it:

"Modern, small and comfortable. Fewer passengers means that you get to know everyone on board by name, making great friendships with fellow passengers and the crew - you’ll be sad to say goodbye to Antarctica and your new mates! The cabins are huge, and a smaller ship means you’ll have shorter ship-to-shore excursions – which is a bonus on cooler days! Head out onto the bridge and hang with the captain, he’s been with the ship a long time, and knows it capabilities inside out - you’re in very safe hands!"   

Sarah Baxter - Relationship Manager



Length: 73 metres

Breadth: 11 metres

Draught: 3.7 metres

Speed: 12 knots

CRUISE SPEED: 12 knots

Passengers: 68

Zodiac & RIBs: N/A

Electrical Outlets: N/A

Classification: 1B, EO

Ice Class: Hull Ice 1A

Bow Thrust: N/A

Ship Region:Antarctica

4 fully enclosed lifeboats,a clinic with on-board licensed doctor.