Waterproof Cruises

MV Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable vessel. Her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica

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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 67 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins, twin and triple cabin as well as dedicated single cabins. All cabins feature a picture window, a writing desk with chair, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, and a private bathroom with shower. Recently, all beds received new mattresses, and upgrades have been made to the telephone system and to the ship’s intranet Wi-Fi equipment. Four cabins were upgraded to offer double beds.

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.

Accommodation

  • Double Cabin

    Double cabins featuring bathroom, window, desk and chair, and one double bed.

  • Twin Cabin

    Twin cabins are available for parties of 2 and for solo travellers looking to share. Twin cabins are located on the bridge deck (slightly better views) and upper deck. All twin cabins have a private bathroom, window, desk and chair, and two lower twin beds.

  • Triple Cabin

    The triple cabins are located on the upper deck and are a good option for those willing to share with 2 others, or for people travelling in a group. Triple cabins feature a private bathroom, window, desk and chair, two lower twin beds, and one upper bed.

  • Single Cabin

    Located on the upper deck, the Ocean Nova's single cabins are available for solo travellers who would prefer not to share with another passenger. The single cabin has a private bathroom, desk and chair, single lower bed and a decent sized window.

Ship Specifications


  • Expedition Staff & Crew: 38

  • Passengers: 72

  • 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 & Rates

  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 12th Dec - 19th Dec 2022
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    11,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 17th Dec - 24th Dec 2022
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    11,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 22nd Dec - 29th Dec 2022
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 27th Dec - 3rd Jan 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 1st Jan - 10th Jan 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    15,495 USD

    Crossing the Antarctic Polar Circle

  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 14th Jan - 19th Jan 2023
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    4,995 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 17th Jan - 24th Jan 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 22nd Jan - 29th Jan 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 27th Jan - 3rd Feb 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 1st Feb - 8th Feb 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 6th Feb - 13th Feb 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 11th Feb - 18th Feb 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 16th Feb - 25th Feb 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    15,495 USD

    Crossing the Antarctic Polar Circle

  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 29th Nov - 4th Dec 2023
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    4,995 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 2nd Dec - 9th Dec 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    11,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 7th Dec - 14th Dec 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    11,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 12th Dec - 19th Dec 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    11,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 17th Dec - 24th Dec 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    11,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 22nd Dec - 29th Dec 2023
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 27th Dec - 3rd Jan 2024
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,495 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 1st Jan - 10th Jan 2024
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    15,995 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 14th Jan - 19th Jan 2024
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    4,995 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 17th Jan - 24th Jan 2024
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,595 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 22nd Jan - 29th Jan 2024
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,595 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 27th Jan - 3rd Feb 2024
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,595 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 1st Feb - 8th Feb 2024
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,595 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 6th Feb - 13th Feb 2024
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,595 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 11th Feb - 18th Feb 2024
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    13,595 USD
  • Ocean Nova Antarctica air cruises

    Dates
    • 16th Feb - 25th Feb 2024
    • Embark: Punta Arenas
    • Disembark: Punta Arenas
    Prices per person from
    15,995 USD

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