Offering an exclusive combination of flying and sailing, an Antarctica cruise aboard the M/V Ocean Nova makes it possible for adventurers to explore one of the most remote and inhospitable places on earth, with a four, six and eight-night air-cruise itinerary.
After a short flight from Punta Arenas in Chile, over Cape Horn and the renowned waters of the Drake Passage, set sail from the South Shetland Islands to the Antarctic Peninsula for the adventure of a lifetime in The White Continent.
The first vessel to offer this unique fly-cruise to Antarctica, providing the perfect combination of relaxation and exploration, it will appeal to adventure-seekers seeking a unique and unforgettable experience in the enchanting Antarctic wilderness.
The M/V Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable expedition ship with an ice-strengthened hull and is ideal for expedition travel in the Antarctic. Facilities include a spacious dining room, a bar, a library and an infirmary, as well as Zodiac boats for disembarking and wildlife watching. The restaurant’s menu features an array of varied cuisine accompanied by a delightful selection of superb Chilean Wines.
The ship accommodates up to 68 passengers in 35 well-equipped and comfortable triple, twin and single cabins, which are outside facing offering awe-inspiring views of the remarkable landscape.
Visit fascinating islands rich in wildlife and natural beauty, go on short treks or on boat explorations. Sea kayaking excursions are available to those who have previous kayaking experience and you can also go snowshoeing. Back on board, relax and enjoy the magnificent views in the panoramic observation lounge and bar area.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Antarctica into a greater Latin America holiday. Take a look at Classic Antarctica Cruise as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Ocean Nova Information
- Location & Getting There
The Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable expedition ship ideal for adventurers to explore one of the most remote and inhospitable places on earth. After a short flight from Punta Arenas in Chile, over Cape Horn and the renowned waters of the Drake Passage, set sail from the South Shetland Islands to the Antarctic Peninsula.
The ship accommodates up to 68 passengers in 38 well-equipped and comfortable triple, twin and single cabins. The triple cabins have upper and lower berths, twin cabins have two lower berths, while the single cabins have one lower berth. There is a desk with a chair and ample storage space for clothes and equipment in each cabin, along with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding polar landscape.
- Glass enclosed observation lounge
- Dining: 1 dining room, 1 bar
Guests can go wildlife watching in the Zodiac boats, visit fascinating islands rich in natural beauty, go on short treks or on boat explorations. Sea kayaking excursions are also available for those with previous kayaking experience, as well as snowshoeing. Back on board, guests are able to relax and enjoy the magnificent views in the panoramic observation lounge and bar area.
Only children over the age of 8 are welcome.