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M/V Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova

The M/V Ocean Nova is a modern and 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 for expedition travel in Antarctica. The M/V Ocean Nova has capacity for 68 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins, all with private facilities, including dedicated single, twin and triple cabins. In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, a spacious dining room, a bar and library, she also has an infirmary and an exercise room. The ship has Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.


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Ocean Nova

This ship delivers clean, crisp Scandinavian styling and a reputation as an excellent ship in the Antarctic. Built to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, Ocean Nova’s ice-strengthened hull has enabled the ship to park in the ice of the Weddell Sea!


  • 37 outside cabins, all featuring private facilities.
  • Spacious dining room with unreserved seating: buffet-style breakfast with table service; table-service lunch and dinner with main course choices from a changing daily menu; cakes served in mid-afternoon.
  • Glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room.
  • Library with collection of polar-themed books.
  • Ship-to-shore communications via satellite.
  • Clinic with licensed doctor.
  • Exercise room.
  • Dedicated single cabins.
  • Please note: there is no passenger elevator between decks.

Triple 2 lower / 1 upper berth, private facilities
Twin Lower Lower 2 lower berths, private facilities
Dedicated Single 1 lower berth, private facilities

Staff & Crew: 38
Guests: 68
Length: 73.0 m
Breadth: 11.0 m
Draft: 3.7 m
Propulsion: Diesel engines – 2,000-horsepower
Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water
Registered: Bahamas


Taken on the last Antarctica trip aboard the Ocean Nova

Antarctic Air & Water: Classic
Antarctic Air & Water: Experience
Antarctic Air & Water: Express

Antarctic Adventure: Actively Exploring the Peninsula
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition
Antarctic Quest via the Falklands (Malvinas) and South Georgia

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