Built in Denmark in 1992, the Ocean Nova delivers clean, crisp Scandinavian styling and has a reputation as an excellent ship for expeditions to Antarctica. Originally built to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, Ocean Nova’s ice-strengthened hull has enabled the ship to park in the ice of the Weddell Sea! With a glass-enclosed observation lounge, a presentation room on the top deck, and all ensuite cabins, this expedition vessel is a comfortable option for discovering the polar regions. With a maximum of just 83 guests, the Ocean Nova offers a more intimate, small group, expedition experience with all the benefits that affords.

What's included

  • Expert expedition team
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • All onboard meals
  • Access to the bridge
  • Access to the lounge, bar and library

Ship Specs

  • Staff & Crew: 38
  • Passengers: 83
  • Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 90
  • Length: 73.0 m
  • Breadth: 11.0 m
  • Draft: 3.7 m
  • Propulsion: Diesel engines –
  • 2000- horsepower
  • Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water
  • Registered: Bahamas


  • All cabins have exterior views.
  • One dining room with unreserved seating.
  • Lounge and bar, open in the afternoon until late evening.
  • Library with a collection of polar-themed books.
  • Ship-to-shore communications via satellite.
  • Clinic with licensed doctor.