Ocean Nova, Antarctica21

Ocean Nova is a sturdy and nimble expedition vessel. This ship was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. It has a strengthened hull that is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica. The ship was fully refurbished in 2006 and since then has benefitted from annual upgrades and improvements.

For our air-cruises, Ocean Nova has capacity for 67 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins. The ship offers three categories of accommodation: dedicated Single Cabins, Twin Cabins, 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.

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 7 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.


Triple Cabin

Averaging 150 ft2 (or 14 m2) with bathroom, window, desk and chair, 2 lower twin beds and 1 upper bed

Twin Cabin

Averaging 106 ft2 (or 10 m2) with bathroom, window, desk and chair, and 2 lower twin beds

Single Cabin

Averaging 87 ft2 (or 8 m2) with bathroom, window, desk and chair, single lower bed


  • 38 outside cabins with exterior views and en-suite facilities
  • 220 voltage plugs
  • Facilities en suite
  • Chef-prepared meals (all meals and daily snack included)
  • Spacious dining room with unreserved seating
  • Polar Library with a large collection of polar books and DVDs
  • Glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room
  • Bar staffed by a professional bartender
  • 24 hour beverage service
  • Polar Boutique
  • Clinic, with onboard licensed doctor
  • Exercise Room
  • Zodiac Cruising (included)
  • Optional kayaking on select voyages (additional charge)
  • Hiking & snowshoeing (Special Interest Activity, included)

Library aboard Ocean Nova

Observation lounge onboard Ocean Nova

DISCLAIMER: Rates are per person and subject to change.