Ocean Nova

ABOUT THE SHIP

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The Ocean Nova was built in Denmark in 1992 and fully refurbished in 2006. She was designed to navigate the ice-choked waters of Greenland and as such, is ideal for use in both polar regions, to get to places other ships aren’t able to. She has a fantastic glass-enclosed observation lounge and dedicated single cabins for solo travelers who prefer their own space.

  • Expedition staff & crew: 38
  • Passengers: 68
  • Length: 73.0 m
  • Ice Class: Ice 1B, E0 (Hull Ice 1A)
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots
  • Glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room
  • Gym, library and bars

WHY WE LIKE HER

  • SPEED

    This is another of our favourite ships in terms of speed. Zodiac operations happen quick, wait times to get off the ship are minimal, and that means you get more time out on shore or on zodiac cruises and less time waiting around.

  • SPACIOUS

    Big ship feel on a small ship – while the Ocean Nova isn’t a big ship, she’s big enough to feel spacious and allow you to get “lost in the crowd” while at the same time, get to know enough people during your expedition to feel a sense of camaraderie.

  • SHALLOW DRAFT

    She has a slightly shallower draft than many other ships at 3.7 meters which means she can navigate places that other ships sometimes can’t

PHOTOS OF THE SHIP

RATES & DATES

Per Person USD Rates
2018
QuadTripleUpper/LowerUpper DeckBridge Deck
Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari
June 4th - June 12th, 2018 (9 days)
Kayak, Snowshoe
$5,395
Full
$5,595
Full
$7,495
Full
$8,495$7,995
Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic
June 12th - June 22nd, 2018 (11 days)
Kayak, Snowshoe
$6,495
Full
$6,695
Full
$9,295
$10,595$9,895
Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic
June 22nd - July 2nd, 2018 (11 days)
Kayak
$6,495
Full
$6,695
Full
$9,295
Full
$10,595$10,595
Spitsbergen Circumnavigation: Big Island, Big Adventure
July 2nd - July 14th, 2018 (13 days)
Kayak
$7,495$7,695
Full
$10,695
$12,095$11,295
Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights
Sept 1st- Sept 10th, 2018 (10 days)
Kayak
$6,395$6,895$8,495
Full
$9,395$8,895
Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights
Sept 8th - Sept 17th, 2018 (10 days)
Kayak
$6,395
$6,895

$8,495$9,395$8,895
Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights
Sept 15th - Sept 24th, 2018 (10 days)
Kayak
$6,395$6,895
$8,495$9,395$8,895
Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights
Sept 22nd - Oct 1st, 2018 (10 days)
Kayak
$6,395$6,895
Full
$8,495$9,395$8,895

INSIDER ADVICE

We’re a different kind of agency. We work on the ships, with the teams, and are currently active in the polar regions. Our insider advice is truly that - straight from the field - and it's updated in real time if things change.

ANTARCTICA

Everything you need to know about traveling to Antarctica. Including what time of the season is best for what you’re most keen to see.

ARCTIC

Everything you need to know about traveling to the Arctic. Which is a bit like our proverbial backyard/second home (because we’ve lived there).

WHAT TO BRING

Everything you need to know about what to bring on your trip. Including unusual stuff like why you might want goggles in Antarctica, or extra batteries in Svalbard.