M/V Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable expedition 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 68 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins. The ship offers three categories of accommodation: dedicated Single cabins, Twin cabins, and Triple cabins. Single cabins have one lower single bed. Twin cabins have two lower beds. Triple cabins have two lower beds and one upper bed. All cabins feature a picture window, a writing desk with chair, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, and a private bathroom.
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.

  • EXPEDITION STAFF & CREW:

  • 38

  • PASSENGERS:

  • 68

  • LIFEBOATS:

  • 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 90

  • LENGTH:

  • 73.0 m

  • BREADTH:

  • 11.0 m

  • DRAFT:

  • 3.7 m

  • PROPULSION:

  • engines – 2,000-horsepower

  • ICE CLASS:

  • 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)

  • CRUISING SPEED:

  • 12 knots in open water