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MV Ocean Nova

Traveling with this small expedition ship offers an entirely different experience and perspective than you can get on a larger and more conventional cruise ship. We welcome you on board.

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Ocean Nova

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


  • Twin Private Cabins

    With 27 cabins available, twin cabins are by far the most sought after, either by parties of 2 or by solo travellers looking to share. Twin cabins are located on the Bridge deck (so have slightly better views) and Upper deck and measure 2.97 metres by 3.3 metres. Like all the cabins on board, they are equipped with an ensuite, a desk and chair for writing up the day's events, a plug socket for recharging that no doubt overworked camera battery and a heater.

    Prices from
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 5,695
  • Triple Cabin

    With 4 cabins available on the Upper deck, the triple cabins are a good option for those willing to share with 2 others in order to keep their costs down, or for people travelling in a group. The triple cabin offers ample space and contains two lower beds, with one bunk style bed above. The triple cabin measures 4.5 metres by 4.12 metres.

    Prices from
    Triple Cabin
    USD 4,695
  • Dedicated Single Cabin

    Located on the Upper Deck, the Ocean Nova's 4 single en suite cabins are available for solo travellers who would prefer not to share with another passenger, but this does of course have implications on the cost. The single cabin includes a single bed, small desk and chair, as well as a decent sized window with good views. Each cabin measures 4.35 metres by 2.12 metres and has a spacious feel.

    Prices from
    Single Cabin
    USD 6,995

Ship Specifications

  • Expedition Staff & Crew: 38

  • Passengers: 68

  • Lifeboats: 2, fully enlcosed, capacity of 90

  • 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

Airplane Information

Airplane BAE 146-200

For the flight cruises with the Ocean Nova we use a BAE 146-200 to fly from Punta Arenas to King George Island and back. The aircraft BAE-146 was manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace (which later became part of BAE Systems). It is a high-wing aircraft with very short runaway requirements, which make it particularly suited for this kind of destinations. It is operated by Aerovias DAP, which has more than 20 years of experience flying in Patagonia and Antarctica.

Luggage allowance

The maximum weight allowed on the flights to and from Antarctica is 20 kg per passenger, including hand luggage. Exceeding luggage will be kept in custody and will be returned to passengers upon their return from Antarctica at Punta Arenas airport.

  • Model: BAE 146-200

  • Engines: 4 turbofans Honeywell ALF 502R-5

  • Lenght: 28,55 m

  • Wingspan: 26,34 m

  • Cruise Speed: 750 km/h (465 mph)

  • Service ceiling: 9,500 m (31,200 ft)

  • Capacity: 70 passengers



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Dates and Rates

  • Ocean Nova Fly & Cruise to Antarctica

    • 22nd Jan - 29th Jan 2020
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices from
    Single Cabin
    USD 21,495
    Twin Private Cabin
    USD 14,995
    Triple Cabin
    USD 12,995

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