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 benefitted 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.
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.
CABINS & AMENITIES
- 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.
|Staff & Crew:||46|
|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)|