Built in Denmark in 1992, the Ocean Nova delivers clean, crisp Scandinavian styling and has a reputation as an excellent ship for expeditions to the Arctic. Originally built to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland, Ocean Nova’s ice-strengthened hull has enabled the ship to ply the Arctic waters with ease for 25 years. Ocean Nova is a certified Carbon Neutral vessel and offers a comfortable option for discovering the polar regions. With a maximum of just 78 guests, the Ocean Nova is a more intimate, small group, expedition experience with all the benefits that affords.

Ship Specs

  • Staff and crew 40
  • Guests 78
  • Length 73 metres
  • Breadth 11 metres
  • Propulsion Diesel Enging, 2000 horsepower
  • Ice Class 1B (hull 1A)
  • Cruising speed 11 knots in open water
  • Registered Nassau, Bahamas
  • Lifeboats 4 fully enclosed

Ship Amenities

  • Bar staffed by a professional bar tender (drinks added to ship board account)
  • 24 hour tea and coffee available
  • Presentation lounge
  • Polar library
  • Clinic with licensed Doctor
  • Wifi in certain public areas (data usage charges apply)
  • Optional webmail account for email (charges apply)
  • Ship to Shore telephone communications (charges apply)
  • Polar boutique selling essentials, souvenirs and clothing
  • On board laundry service (charges apply)
  • Gym with a selection of fitness equipment
  • Movies on demand via your laptop or tablet or hire a ship’s tablet
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Ocean Nova does not have an elevator
  • Ship’s safe for storing valuables

Cabin Amenities

  • All cabins have ensuite facilities
  • All cabins have external views
  • Cabins serviced daily
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower gel and shampoo provided
  • Climate control
  • Electrical current 220 volts.  Plugs are standard European two round pin plugs

Adventure Options

  • Kayaking (all departures)*
  • Snowshoeing (select departures)

*These adventure options need to be booked and paid in advance.  Numbers are limited

Other Inclusions on the Ocean Nova

  • Expedition Parka to keep
  • Expedition boots on loan
  • Downloadable Photographic journal documenting your voyage
  • Presentations by the Expedition team and onboard experts
  • All meals and snacks on board
  • All shore landings and zodiac cruising according to the daily programme
  • All luggage handling on board the ship
  • All port charges and taxes
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum of US$100,000 per person

Deck Plan